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Luxury Holiday Lodge With Stunning, Uninterrupted Views to the Sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

'Deck 2 Sea' Salcombe Retreat - Holiday Lodge in Soar, Nr Salcombe, South Devon, England - Rural Location, Short walk to the Beach, Extensive Decking, BBQ, Newly Updated in 2014

This contemporary 2 double bedroom luxury holiday lodge is located in a rural setting within the peaceful hamlet of Soar, just a short walk down to the dog friendly (all year round) beach at Soar Mill Cove. There are stunning coastal and country walks from the front door of the lodge and easy access to the South Devon Coast Path and surrounding beaches and towns of the South Hams area of South Devon. The beautiful estuary town of Salcombe is just a 10 minute drive away, with its boutiques, pubs and restaurants. Alternatively it is possible to walk to Salcombe from the lodge - a stunning coastal walk with coffee stops on the way and highly recommended if you are feeling energetic. Hope Cove, South Milton, Bantham and Bigbury are easily accessible by car. The historic naval town of Dartmouth is within easy access. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at a small extra charge. 2 kayaks available for hire.

For more photo's have a look at our Facebook page


More Details

Lindsay Russell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2017

About Lindsay Russell

We are a professional couple from Oxford and have been visiting South Devon and the South Hams for over 20 years. In 2010 we decided to rent a lodge in Salcombe Retreat for a weeks holiday, fell in love with the place and ended up buying our own lodge. In 2014 the opportunity came up to buy another lodge - number 32, which we named Deck 2 Sea (the clue's in the title) and so we are now the proud owners of 2 lodges, one we enjoy with family and friends the other we are delighted to share with guests from up and down the UK. Our first year renting out Deck 2 Sea in 2014 went extremely well and having completely redecorated the lodge we were delighted with such fantastic feedback from guests. Looking forward to welcoming new and returning guests in 2015.

Lindsay Russell purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Lindsay Russell chose South Hams

The location of Deck 2 Sea is second to none! The views from the deck are hard to beat and the sunsets often quite spectacular. Having easy access from the front door to the beach at Soar Mill Cove and coastal walks on the South West coast path, you can't beat the location. If you desire some retail therapy, a visit to a spa, a gorgeous cream tea or a good pint in a local pub are all just a short drive away. As dog owners (we have a Welsh Springer Spaniel) you simply can't beat the surrounding area for tumbling out of bed in the morning and striding across fields to the cliffs or down the lane to the beach. We have some fantastic memories of sunny days spent on the beach with a bottle of wine and BBQ!

What makes this chalet unique

Our lodge offers spectacular, uninterrupted views of the sea and surrounding countryside. The decking area is very large and fully enclosed with a gate and a perfect place to enjoy a BBQ! We own two kayaks and are very happy to make these available to visiting guests for a small charge, perfect for a bimble on the estuary or on the waves. We've even caught mackerel for our tea in the past! There are only a small number of lodges at Salcombe Retreat that have uninterrupted sea views but Deck 2 Sea has one of the best views from the large deck. We welcome up to 2 dogs and there is nothing better than watching your 4 legged friend sniff the air on a summers evening as you watch the sunset with a glass of something chilled!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our time at Deck 2 Sea has been lovely, we couldn't have wished for a more peaceful break. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and one day we hope to return.
Dec 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Soar Mill Cove beach
Car: necessary


10/15 minute walk to the beach and rock-pools at Soar Mill Cove, which is dog friendly all year round. Other beaches around the South Hams are all within a short drive, including North Sands, South Sands, Bantham, Bigbury, Hope Cove, Slapton, Blackpool Sands.


There are good transport links, with Exeter Airport about an hour away, Intercity train links from London Paddington to Totnes (about 30 mins away by car). The A38 Devon Express way which links Plymouth and Exeter to the M5 is approximately 30 mins away via country lanes.


Malborough, the closest village with a supermarket, is 1.5 miles by car or a 1 mile cross country walk. Salcombe is 4 miles away and has a range of boutique shops, pubs and restaurants. Kingsbridge is 5 miles away and has an excellent range of local shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

Further Details:

This beautiful part of South Devon is perfect for activities on land and on the water. There are regular sailing activities from Salcombe during peak season - Mackeral fishing is a favourite. Visitors can hire kayaks or learn to surf on the beach at Bantham. The lodge is located in an area where there is an abundance of wildlife. Guests keen on wildlife will regularly see buzzards, kestrels, peregrine falcons, buntings, yellow hammers, skylarks, the rare but locally common cirl bunting, red deer and hares - often from the lodge itself. Occasionally you might also see gannets along the coast.

Although Salcombe Retreat does have free wifi please remember that this is a rural area and therefore the wifi is generally only suitable for accessing emails and the internet and the signal can be temperamental.

2 kayaks are available for rent at a small additional charge for guests staying in the lodge. Life jackets and all necessary equipment provided. Guests wishing to rent the kayaks will need to have a roof rack in order to transport the kayaks. Please enquire about availability at the time of booking.

Cycles can also be hired locally.

For more information and photos do visit our Facebook page



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Kingsbridge in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking inside or around the lodge.
  • Please do not allow dogs on the beds and where possible bring throws for the sofa.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - en-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, wc, vanity unit Bathroom 2 - en-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower, wc, vanity unit
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4, 2 double bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, tv, fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2 with double bed, walk in storage area and en-suite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: There is a large children's area on the site with swings, slide and plenty of open space for games, kite flying etc! There is a separate, fenced dog exercise area. Please note: Dogs must be kept on a lead on the site. No smoking is allowed in or immediately around the lodge. Outside: Double doors from the living room open onto a very large deck with outside table and chairs. The deck, probably the largest on the site, has stunning, uninterrupted views across open National Trust Land to the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included. The lodge is cleaned and towels/bedding changed on a weekly basis and prior to the arrival of new guests. Other: There are patio doors opening from the living area onto a large decking area with stunning, uninterrupted views across National Trust land to the sea. The deck is equipped with outside furniture and gas BBQ.


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Luxury Holiday Lodge With Stunning, Uninterrupted Views to the Sea
average rating of 4.962963 based on 32 reviews

Delightful holiday lodge in tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped and comfortable chalet in a quiet, well maintained complex. Lovely enclosed decked area with BBQ and furniture. Great weather helped us make the most of both. The dogs loved pottering in and out of the sun too. Being enclosed meant we had peace of mind to enable this freedom.

Accommodation has a great functional layout. Clean and well maintained.

The site is tidy and well kept. The large grassed public space and dog exercise area were very close to hand.

The walk down to the beach takes approximately 25 minutes, with an old dog!(not the hubby) Hilly walk in places. No facilities at this beach but Soar Mill Cove Hotel makes a good half way stop for those requiring a drink en route.

Visited Hope Cove, Bantham Beach, Salcombe and South Milton Sands. Ate at many of the dog friendly pubs in these places. Wasn't disappointed with anywhere.

Lindsay, the owner has been great throughout the enquiry stage, booking and beyond. Despite being on holiday herself she has remained in close contact.

I would definite recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jenny for taking the time and trouble to post a review. So very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to visit so many of the recommended beaches and pubs, dogs in tow too! Lindsay & Adrian
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Fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful lodge laid out perfectly with a large living area and doors opening onto the balcony with beautiful views of the sea. The location is perfect we hardly used the car as most of the walks we did were straight from the lodge.

Places of interest for us were Salcombe with stunning views and lots of dog friendly places to eat. Hope cove, Bantham beach and Slapton sands is definitely worth a visit just a short drive from the lodge.

The lodge itself was well maintained and very welcoming. Lindsay was very helpful in providing us with lots of information about the area and interesting things to do, she also made the booking very easy. I would definitely recommend the lodge to friends and hope to visit again sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another great review - thank you so much. So pleased that you've had a good week at Deck 2 Sea and enjoyed leaving the car parked up for much of the week. You definitely found some of the best spots to visit and I'm delighted that the local information was useful for you. We look forward to welcoming you back again in future. Lindsay & Adrian
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Amazing Lodge in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

I have just spent the Christmas week at the lodge with my family.

The lodge was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed - a home from home😊

Lindsay and Adrian made it extra special with some Christmas lights and decorations🎄. The prosecco and chocolates were a nice surprise for us too.

A highy recommended place to stay and perfect rural location for having that peace and quiet but close enough to Salcombe (a favourite of mine) and other lovely areas of South Devon.

Lindsay was a great communicator and was at hand for any questions we had prior to our arrival.

We were extremely lucky with the weather and watched some beautiful sunsets.

I would highly recommend Deck 2 Sea at Salcombe Retreat, it is a lovely place for any age.

Thank you Lindsay, Adrian and Barnaby for allowing us to share your lovely lodge 😊

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely delighted that you had such a wonderful Christmas at Deck 2 Sea and thank you for taking the time to write the review. The weather looks to have been just perfect over the past few days which was an added bonus. Thank you so much for booking with us and we hope to welcome you back to Salcombe Retreat again one day.
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Superb lodge in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing holiday at Deck2sea. Our family have really enjoyed our stay the lodge, the views are incredible and it is fully equipped with everything required. The location is perfect for exploring the local areas which are absolutely stunning. Leaflets in the lodge give info for the local shops, restaurants & beaches. Can not recommend enough ☀️⛵️ great communications with the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Deck 2 Sea and thank you for taking the time to write a review. So pleased that you found all the maps and leaflets useful and that they helped you to make the most of this fabulous area of South Devon. Best wishes. Lindsay
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Great place great week

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet secure location, lovely little park for the boys to play and space for the dog to run. The lodge was modern beautifully furnished with everything you need. Salcombe retreats are perfectly situated close to all the beaches and to Salcombe which is beautiful and idyllic. Great walks and so much to do. Must also say Lindsay was so helpful and made everything really easy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a super review. Delighted that the whole family, including your 4 legged friend, enjoyed the lodge and the surrounding location so much. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Best wishes. Lindsay
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Amazing holiday destination!

  • 5 of 5

If you crave stunning sea views from your very own private deck then this amazing holiday destination is the one you're looking for. This luxury five star lodge is a wonderful combination of New England chic and Devon Coastal styling; cream leather sofas and recliners with foot stools and plush fur throws, warm oak flooring and large patio windows which let the light flood into the large

open plan living space. A very well appointed kitchen area, with dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer and lovely oak dinning table seating four/six very comfortably.

The two generous double bedrooms each have their own stylish en suites; one

with a full sized bath, the other with a power shower. There are very spacious

fitted wardrobes to one bedroom whilst the other comes complete with it's very own dressing room! With all my shoes, bags and holiday clothes, I was in seventh heaven, no shortage of storage space here girls!

Very comfortable beds, lovely fresh bed linen and plenty of soft towels helped to increase our sense of feeling relaxed and at home from the moment we arrived and we were so impressed by the the owners thoughtful attention to detail.

There were maps, recommendations for walks, places to visit and places to eat and drink. We so enjoyed the fact that the South West Coastal Path was right on our doorstep and the information supplied by Lindsay and Adrian meant that we could plan our trips out and about, seeing places we had never visited before, although we thought we knew this area well.

We would thoroughly recommend this lovely property to family and friends; it really does deliver everything you could possible want by way of luxury accommodation and it's position is just stunning; huge blue Devon skies, the sparkling sea, bird song and peace and quiet in your own little piece of heaven.

Thank you so very much Lindsay and Adrian for giving us such a wonderful holiday experience, we shall certainly be booking with you again!

B, David and Harry (the dog) woof, woof, yes I loved it too!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello B, David and handsome Harry. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We were so delighted that you had such a super time at Deck 2 Sea. It's so important to us that we provide a relaxing, restful environment where our guests can make the most of the stunning location and feel like it is a home from home., We look forward to welcoming you all back again one day! Best wishes Lindsay, Adrian & Barnaby.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 18
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Booking by telephone or email. Money to be paid in full within 4 weeks of the stay. If more than 4 weeks a 25% deposit is required with the full balance to be paid 4 weeks before. Payments to be made by bank transfer. Refundable security deposit of £100 required with final balance.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred change over day although there is flexibility outside of peak season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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