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Luxury 3 bed lodge in Soar just outside Salcombe, South Devon. Refurbished 2018

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove - Peaceful location, 10 minutes drive to Salcombe

Luxury, modern well equipped lodge on a peaceful development in the hamlet of Soar just above Soar Mill Cove which offers a beautiful, quiet and unspoilt beach perfect for beachcombing and playing in rock pools. The lodge is in an area of 'outstanding natural beauty' in South Devon just outside of the quaint seaside village of Salcombe. Nearby there are amazing walks along the South West coastal path into Salcombe offering some of the UK's most stunning coastline. With access along the way to many other beaches and unspoilt coves. The area is well known for it's abundance of wildlife with lots of rare birds and the occasional red deer. Seals, dolphins and even Whales have all been known to make an appearance in Salcombe estuary. Kingsbridge is close by (15mins) offering some of the larger shopping markets; Tesco and Morrison’s. However there is a licensed coop with bakery, petrol & ATM within 2 miles of the lodge. One of the biggest selling points of this lodge is its proximity to Salcombe (within 3 miles). This outstanding fishing village offers something for all the family traditional sweet shops, boutique shops, outstanding restaurants, stunning cafes, sailing, fishing and water sports. If you fancy a tipple or two The Queen Vic (with a huge play area out the back for kids) is worth a trip, or The Ferry Inn where you can watch the boats go by. Be sure to try the local Gin from the Salcombe Gin Distillery with a splash of grapefruit.. From Salcombe you can walk to North Sands or take the foot passenger ferry across the estuary to South Sands (2 miles from Soar). Kingsbridge. Totnes, Dartmouth, Slapton Sands and Burgh Island are all a short drive away and the South Devon steam railway offering an amazing day out for the kids; stopping at an otter rescue park and butterfly farm (not to be missed!!) Overbecks National Trust House just above Splat Cove offers fantastic views over the estuary and beyond as well as a fantastic cafe with amazing lunch. This is an area of the UK that will have you returning year after year. free wi-fi.

Katie Richardson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Katie Richardson

Katie Richardson

Lives: Greater Manchester

Occupation; Marketing Manager

Katie Richardson purchased this chalet in 4

Why Katie Richardson chose Kingsbridge

My nana is the proprietor of the lodge as she is in her 90's I look after the bookings for her. Having discovered Salcombe in the 50's when she visited on holiday, Our whole family has come back again and again. Nana brought her children here (my father) and now nanas children bring theirs. After 4 generations she wanted to buy somewhere where we could all stay on our Salcombe holidays.

Soar is just far enough away from Salcombe to escape the crowds but still within easy reach to access the village and the surrounding beaches.

For those who like a good walk, the cliff walk into Salcombe offers exceptional views and some great pubs along the way.

What makes this chalet unique

This lodge benefits from a fantastic rural location, where the kids can run free and play on the playground. The veranda is perfect for soaking up the sun and we have a gas BBQ great for long summer days. Marlborough is a only a short drive to the co-op offering daily fresh bread, fish and meat. Its also licensed. Tesco in Knightsbridge also deliver to the site which is an added bonus if you've had a long drive and don't want to pack everything. The lodge really is a home from home for us though and as such we've facilitated it with all utensils you should need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Betty for a most enjoyable stay, the lodge really felt like a home from home. The kids loved running about in the fields while we relaxed on the balcony. We will be back
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Kingsbridge in Malborough

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin set on stand with mirror and WC. Separate cloakroom WC with wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , TV
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (Double, twin and bunk beds) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Cot and high chair available to hire. NO PETS. The property is strictly no smoking. Outside: Parking directly alongside the lodge for 1 vehicle, other vehicles can be parked in visitor spaces. Gas BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels (not beach towels) and a single hand towel in each bathroom are included. Property cleaned after each stay. Hair Dryer Heating Internet Iron & Board Tumble Dryer Washing Machine


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Luxury 3 bed lodge in Soar just outside Salcombe, South Devon. Refurbished 2018
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful and lovely place .

  • 4 of 5

Will like to go back again was a short trip to south Devon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future Love katie and family
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Absolutely lovely, really well equipped Lodge.

  • 5 of 5

Short walk to to a secluded Cove. Not far from the village that has pubs and a shop. Short drive to Salcombe and Kingsbridge. Loads of beaches with gourmet cafes on them. Perfect place to explore this beautiful part of Devon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet location and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed in this property for a great weeks stay. Having space for the children with the on site playground was great. The lodge with all its facilities meant not having to worry about washing clothes or dishes meaning days could be spent out and about exploring. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Love katie and family
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Peaceful - Clean - Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Just had 2 weeks of bliss in this cabin. It really is home from home and such a gorgeous area to stay in. Couldn't recommend highly enough. We'll definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back next year. Katie xx
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This lodge is lovely and clean, on a well looked after site.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time in this large lodge. It's a pleasant walk down to the cove and the surrounding area is great for walking

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian, Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed the lodge. Have a wonderful rest of the summer Katie x
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This property was a dream. If you want total seclusion grom the rigours of everyday living, come to the retreat at Soar Mill. No noise, no hustle and bustle of the modern life. Peace quiet, birdsong and beauty. Recharge your batteries at Katie Haworth's lodge.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your lovely comments, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Katie xx
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South West Coast Path
Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great spot for walkers on the South West coast path. Join the Bolt Head to Salcombe trail voted 2nd most popular attraction in Salcombe by trip advisor. Lots of beautiful cliff walks in the area.


15 minute walk Soar Mill Cove. Beautiful cove, not easy to access.

South Sands 2 minute drive. Stunning beach, great for kids, safe. Rocks for crabbing, good for swimming.

Hope Cove - No1 Trip Advisor less than 4 miles.


From Knitsbridge take the A381 road towards Salcombe. When you reach the village of Marlborough take the turning right into the centre of the village and pass the churchon your right hand side. At the next junction take the left hand fork and follow the signs for Soar. After 3/4 of a mile you will see the entrance for Salcombe Retreat on the right hand side.


Malborough 2 minute drive. Less than 2 miles.

Salcombe 10 minute drive Less than 4 miles.

Hope & Anchor Pub 9 miles

The Winking Prawn - 8 miles

Hope Cove - 8 miles

Further Details:

The ICC in Salcombe offer a variety of sailing opportunities and is RYA training centre. Great water sports facilities at South Sands where you can hire kayaks, hobie cats etc..

The Kingsbridge farmers market is on the 1st and 3rd Sat of the month and is well worth a visit for fresh fish.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
A Saturday is preferred but also negotiable, please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.