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Spacious Holiday Home with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday home in Salcombe, South Devon, England - Ideal For Friends And Families To Share The Holiday Experience

Situated close to the seaside Lanapoule makes an ideal base for couples or families to explore Devon’s wonderful South Hams

Lanapoule is a modern comfortable family house, which makes the most of the estuary glimpses and beautiful Devonshire countryside with views of Dartmoor in the distance. Lanapoule can accommodate a maximum of 8/9 Adults, which makes this ideal for families and friends to come together and relax.

The large, gently terraced lawned gardens, provide very pleasant level areas for children to play, outside entertaining or places simply to enjoy the open aspect. The foot of the garden steps down to a private Mediterranean patio BBQ area.

There is a wonderful 25m outdoor heated swimming pool within 100 metres. This is open to the public, yet can be hired for private use (see internet for details).

Salcombe is extremely popular as a sailing holiday destination, boasting a fabulous harbour and many facilities for boating enthusiasts. Indeed the annual sailing Regatta brings thousands to the town every year. Salcombe also has two beaches, North Sands and South Sands, both of which remain unspoilt and are perfect for sailing, surfing, swimming, sandcastle building, rock pooling or simply relaxing! Try crabbing on the quayside with a locally made ice cream, explore the National Trust gardens at Overbecks or for something more exhilarating, walk along the South West Coast Path and enjoy the breath-taking views out to sea. The town offers shops ranging from the butchers and bakery, to independent boutiques and designer clothing outlets.The main Fore Street also boasts many fabulous restaurants, offering fresh, locally caught seafood, including delicious South Devon crab. Visitors can soak up the exciting atmosphere in the Summer, or the calm, relaxed vibe in the town out of season. The surrounding villages and hamlets also provide plenty of quieter retreats, for those looking to experience true peace and tranquility in the South Devon countryside.

The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful. Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover. Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.

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John Wright
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About John Wright

My wife and I live in South Shropshire and have 2 sons, a pet dog called Lily and two cats.

Both of us are retired and have been enjoying holidays with family and close friends at our holiday home in Salcombe for many years. We have made many friends locally and quite simply have fallen in love with the area. We have spent much time walking the countryside, enjoying the nearby beaches and exploring the many historic market towns that the South Hams has to offer. Our holiday home is child friendly as we have a grandchild. We have over 30 years experience in holiday lettings.

John Wright purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviewed September 27, 2014 for a stay in September 2014 - "Wonderful views"

We stayed at Lanapoule for a week. This is exactly as the photos show, very clean and well looked after. It is well positioned for visiting South Hams. We played golf at Bigbury twice.

Reviewed May 1, 2014 for a stay in April 2014 - "Great holiday home with everything we needed"

We stayed at Lanapoule for 5 nights and it was everything we needed. Its only a short drive to the main centre of Salcombe and all the neighbouring beaches and activities. The open plan living and kitchen has commanding views of the beautiful Devon countryside and the recently renovated property was in great condition. We took our young family and had a great time. We would recommend this Lanapoule to anyone.

May 1, 2014 for a stay in April 2014 "Clean light airy close to town centre"

Close to town centre although if have children in pushchairs it's very steep to get back so catch the bus!

Lovely little outdoor pool less than 5 mins away and a play area

Woodland leisure park is def worth a visit as is the winking prawn close by.

Reviewed March 18, 2014 for a stay in March 2014 - "Lovely property with stunning views. Walking distance to beach."

We stayed at Lanapoule in March 2014 for 4 days and had a wonderful time. We were extremely lucky with the weather, given the time of year. North Sands is surprisingly close to the house so we could easily walk to and from the beach, which we really made the most of. The accommodation is a perfect base for exploring the beautiful area. The views from the living room in the property are absolutely stunning. One of my favourite parts of our stay was settling down in the comfy chair by the Juliet balcony for a while with a glass of wine, taking in the spectacular scenery. We loved the décor in the apartment. It had just been refurbished before our stay I believe. The subtle sailing details in the bedrooms were a nice touch and we liked the modern, tasteful decoration throughout the rest of the property. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay and will definitely be re-booking later this year.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salcombe in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (House) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom with large walk in shower.
    Shower room 1 (House) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom includes a bath, separate walk-in shower with oversized shower head, toilet and basin. A further walk-in shower room with oversized head, toilet and basin is provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 (House) - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Nautically themed bedroom with large wardrobe and sofa.
    Bedroom 4 (House) - 2 Single Bed , Single beds (2) with large wardrobe.
    Bedroom 3 (House) - 2 Single Bed , Single Bed (2) with built in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 (House) - 2 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Nautically themed double bedroom with sofa & stunning view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Lanapoule Sleeps 8/9 adults in 4 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: House - All bedrooms on the ground floor off the hallway are four bright and spacious bedrooms, two of these are double bedrooms, and two large twin bedrooms. There is also a twin bedroom with a built in wardrobe at 1st floor. Note: We can provide a travel cot, available on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: * Delightful Devonshire countryside views and estuary glimpses. * Short walking distance to nearby beaches and Salcombe town. * Gently terraced lawn gardens and charming Mediterranean patio BBQ area. * Off street parking spaces for 2 cars and roadside parking for 2 cars. * WiFi internet access. * Travel cot and high-chair available on request. * Central heating and instant hot water. * Bed linen and bath towels are included in nightly and weekly price. * Well behaved pets are welcome. Outside: There is a large, gently terraced and walled shared garden with an apple tree and mature varied planting. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, providing very pleasant level private areas for children to play, outside entertaining, or simply to enjoy the open aspect of the fine Devonshire countryside views. The foot of the garden steps leads to an enclosed rustic Mediterranean style garden patio area, which incorporates built in bench seating, ornamental pond and brick built charcoal barbecue. Furnished with garden table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels are included in nightly and weekly price. Tenants need to bring beach and tea towels. Strictly no smoking permitted.


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Spacious Holiday Home with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Great family property, good location, wonderful scenery

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week as an extended multi generational family.

Lots to do in the area - great walks on the coastal path, good food, lovely beaches.

Spacious accommodation - separate flat beneath work well.

Excellent communication and support from the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the area and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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comfortable house with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We found the house very well furnished and a pleasure to be. The situation is very convenient being a ten minute walk to the shops. Very useful having a parking space by the front door. Plenty of good places for Coffee and evening meals in Salcombe and surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice place.comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and very comfortable house.

All needs met.

Internet very slow.television reception sometimes poor.

Lovely views from the lounge windows and back bedrooms.

Beds very clean and comfortable.good selection of games to play.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped, clean and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us in our party, everyone enjoyed staying at the house and the beautiful views from the windows, we were so sorry to have to leave.

The house was very well equipped, clean and tidy. It was so good to have washing facilities.

The only down side was the walk back up from the harbour!!! We felt much fitter by the end of the holiday. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Lanapoule and would be very happy to welcome you back again.
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Lovely House With Excellent Views

  • 5 of 5

Four adults, four children and two dogs stayed in Lanapoule very comfortably. The house itself was very clean with all the facilities required and set in an excellent location. The Owner gave excellent communication and the welcome pack provided all the information required. I would definitely like to return to Lanapoule.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review of Lanapoule. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and would be very happy to welcome you back in the future.
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Lanapoule holiday home in Salcombe

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Lanapoule in August 2016 along with rest of family including young children. The house was well presented and ideal for our needs. Due to the layout we had excellent views across the countryside & estuary towards Salcombe. Lanapoule was just 20 minute walk into Salcombe but allow 30 minutes return due to step hill back. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed including access to a pleasant garden. The owner, John Wright, communicated well and made sure everything was clear in terms of the location of Lanapoule and places of interest around Salcombe. Really enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate you taking the time to review Lanapoule and are happy that everything in the property was to your satisfaction. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Car: recommended


North Sands beach is a favourite of ours, a fine sandy beach with the wonderful 'Winking Prawn' café and restaurant looking over - 15min walk away. Alternatively from Salcombe town is a regular 5min ferry ride across the Salcombe estuary to East Portlemouth beach. A short drive away there are other sandy beaches nearby at Hope Cove, Soar Cove, Bantham, Bigbury and Salcombe South Sands. Further afield there are two amazing beaches - Slapton Sands and Blackpool Sands.


A car is essential. We are less than an hour from Plymouth, about an hour from Exeter & Exeter Airport and 30mins by car from Totnes Train Station.


Salcombe town and its lovely shops, restaurants and beaches are approx. 15 minute walk away. Kingsbridge Town is approx. 5 mile drive with 2 large supermarkets, cinema, shops and restaurants. Dartmouth, Totnes are a 30min drive and Plymouth is approx 45min by car.

Further Details:

There is a Spar mini market convenience store less than a 2 minute walk away. Also there is an outdoor community swimming pool and tennis courts less nearby, than a 5 minute walk away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100
Damage Deposit £150

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, except for low season where this is more flexible.
Notes on prices:
* Weekly prices include supply of linen, bath towels and cleaning at the end of your stay.
* Nightly fees do not include a mandatory flat rate of £100 for cleaning and laundry costs.
* Three night minimum stay during low season, change-over day is flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.