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Shellseekers, Salcombe Holiday Home



Updated: 10-Dec-2016
House in Salcombe, South Devon, England - Perfect Base From Which To Enjoy Salcombe And The Local Area

This is a perfect base from which to enjoy Salcombe and the local area. It has all the comforts of home. Arranged over three floors, there are plenty of welcoming details and features to make life easy and relaxed during your stay. Decorated with a blue and white seaside theme, you will feel you have arrived at the beach as soon as you walk through the door. The house is very comfortably furnished and has lovely views from most rooms, wonderful sunrises and sunsets over Dartmoor to enjoy. With central heating you will be warm even in the worst weather. The local convenience store and post office is just around the corner, you don’t need to plan ahead, just pop out to get things as you need them. The spacious house sleeps seven adults plus a child . However the comfortable and relaxed style make it suitable for a couple as well as larger groups.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the cottage with family and friends. We all loved the place. It is huge and can accommodate 8 people with its 3 double bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms. The location is very convenient, just about 5-10 min walk down to the harbour. There is a local grocery just around the corner. We had a very comfortable and cosy stay; the cottage was warm, the kitchen was fully equipped, the internet was working perfectly. The orangery was a pleasant place to sit in. Also, the owner was very polite to send us back a scarf that we left in the house. We would definitely love to stay again if we go to Salcombe.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely.I love to think that you have had a great time at Shellseekers.Hope you will return one day,and many thanks for taking the time to post your review.Jennie
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Fabulous stay !

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay. Fantastic house with everything you could want for. Great base for exploring Salcombe but also parking and a very handy supermarket.

Great views and the fabulous beds ! Hope to come again soon !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review.I am delighted that you loved the house ...that gives me great pleasure.
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A lovely house in a delightful location

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 friends and I had a wonderful weekend at Shellseekers celebrating my forthcoming wedding. The house is big enough to fit lots of people but has been decorated in such a nice way that it feels cosy and intimate. The view down to the sea is lovely and the garden is a real added bonus.

The house is perfectly located for a short walk to the shops and restaurants of Salcombe and is also a great base to explore the surrounding areas.

Thank you for a wonderful weekend, we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wroughton, Swindon

Comfy base for exploring the area

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely and loved home. Plenty of space to spread out, fully equipped with everything we needed. On a cold wet day the hot water bottles were so comforting - thank you! Ideal base for exploring Salcombe and the beautiful surrounding countryside. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review I am very glad you liked the house, and enjoyed your time in Salcombe.You would be very welcome to come back.
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A great base for a holiday in Salcombe

  • 4 of 5

My sons ( 19 and 21) and I stayed in this lovely house for a week. It was comfortable, well positioned and equipped with every thing we needed. We especially enjoyed that as well as plenty of bedrooms there are several rooms downstairs so we could relax and have our own space when we wanted, So many places these data are "knocked through" to make it spacious but this house had lots of different rooms each with a different feel , the cosy lounge the sunny conservatory, the outside deck and the the dining room . It suited us really well.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

An outdoor swimming pool, just five minutes away, is open to the public all summer.

Places to Visit:

Agatha Christies House Greenway is at Dartmouth about 40 minutes away.

Also managed by the National Trust, is Coleton Fish Acre with its stunning 30 acres of gardens.

Dartington Hall is home to 22 acres of grade 2* listed gardens.

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is the UK's biggest Aquarium.


Shellseekers is close to some lovely beaches, walk to North Sands in 10 minutes or take the ferry to South Sands or East Portlemouth Beaches. Or within 30 minutes drive: Blackpool Sands, Slapton Sands, Bantham Beach Hope Cove, Mothercombe on the Erme Estuary and Bee Sands.

Further Details:

Eating Out

Salcombe is lively in the evenings with plenty of bars and restuarants to suit all ages and budgets. The Winking Prawn at North Sands is popular with families and Island Street Cafe in Salcombe has live music in the high season. Or try Captain Flint's right in the centre of town - always popular with children.

The Galley has a great view from the dining room. Dick and Wills is a waterside brasserie, perfect for warm evenings.

There are several pubs serving food .The Ferry Inn is a good stop off point as you leave the ferry from East Portlemouth, and the Victoria Inn has a childrens play area in the garden.

On the water

The estuary is perfect for Sailing and Kayaking. See South Sands Sailing, Salcome Sailing days or the Island Cruising Club.

Boat hire and fishing trips can be organised from Whitestrand Boat hire or Phoenix Charters.

You can learn to drive a power boat with Salcombe Power Boat School or how to dive with Salcombe Scuba.

For Windsurfing and Kitesurfing try Thurlstone Beach.

Paddle Boarding is becoming very popular in several of the local beaches.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking we require 20% of the fee with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. This is non-refundable, cancellation insurance is recommended.

Two weeks before arrival, we require a security deposit of £300 to cover any damage. This will be returned to you within a week of your departure when all is left in good order.

Changeover Day:
The house is let through the main holiday season from Friday to Friday. Outside the school holidays we can be more flexible with the dates.

Notes on prices:
Discounts are available outside high season when availability allows.

Please contact Jennie for details:

Short Breaks (minimum 2 nights) from £200

Small Groups are very welcome, please ask for the small group rates.
During Your stay:

The house is usually available from 3:30pm on the day of your arrival.

Cleaning is not included. We can organise a cleaning service if required. Please ask for details when you book.

Please leave the house as you find it.

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Updated: 10-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom with separate shower En-suite bathroom into the eaves


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms each with queen size bed One smaller room with a day bed (will sleep two if needed) Master bedroom with adaptable sleeping: 6ft Kingsize or 2 x 3 ft single beds Adjacent room with cabin bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We extend the personal touch to bookings. Please contact us with the dates that you are interested in or call direct and we can make your booking and answer any questions you may have at the same time. Outside: Free on street parking on Raleigh Road plus one space may be available in the lane at the back of the house. There is parking at North Sands Beach but parking at South Sands is limited and is best reached by walking into town and taking the Ferry from Whitestrand Quay. Utility Room: Basic provisions such as sugar, flour coffee teas biscuits and cereals, plus milk and bread in the freezer. Please use everything but replace anything you finish. We find this works well, it saves having to bring everything and avoids waste. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are not included. We can organise for linen hire and the beds to be made up if required. Please ask for details when booking. Other: There are plenty of books, several hairdryers, a highchair, travel cot and even a sewing machine.

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