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The Wood

Salcombe, Devon (Ref. 980317)

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  • Sleeps 15

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Gillian

    “The Wood is a very special place, from the moment we entered we felt at home.”

    Our stay was to celebrate my 80th birthday and Diamond anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for a better setting.

    Our stay was to celebrate my 80th birthday and Diamond anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for a better setting. I note that in previous reviews someone had suggested a second dishwasher was needed, now there are two!. Kitchen incredibly well equipped. We so enjoyed the welcome pack of freshly baked scones with local jam .and cream which was a delightful touch. The one suggestion we might make is to have a lock on the shower room next to the ground floor bedroom! Gillian

    - Gillian, June 2022

The property

High on a hill above South Sands beach in Salcombe is this big impressive detached house.

Standing in its own garden and in prime position in one of the UK's most stunning towns, this is exceptional accommodation for families or groups of friends.

From the parking area off a private lane, head down the steps into the smart hall, off which you will find a splendid big kitchen, extremely well equipped and with a big dining area which opens to a large enclosed deck where you can sit with evening drinks and take in the amazing views of the estuary.

Double doors open to the sitting room, also with those views and an open fire to gather round and watch TV or listen to the Sonos music system.

On this level you have a handy twin bedroom (zip-link), or take the stairs up to five further bedrooms, all with fantastic views over the sea.

The master double is especially beautiful.

On the top floor, the children will love sharing the big en suite room with lots of beds, where they can sleep and play table top football as well.

Outside the garden is as spectacular as the interior, with 1½ steep acres of space where you can wander, sit, sunbathe, play table tennis or head down the steps and through the garden to the lovely beach.

You may not want to venture further than this lovely house and garden and the beach below, but if the mood takes you, wander into fascinating Salcombe town with its boutique shops, great restaurants and pubs.

Maybe hire a boat to explore the waterways, play tennis or go swimming in the seasonal outdoor pool.

The pedestrian ferry is fun to catch to East Portlemouth with more great beaches.

For a little exercise, it's no hardship to take to the South West Coast Path with wonderful coastal views and the occasional bench to take a breather, or perhaps head to nearby National Trust gardens for some green-fingered inspiration.

The Wood is a unique and very special haven for enjoying one of the loveliest spots you could imagine.

Salcombe: one of the most beautifully sited small towns in Britain, at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary, a yacht haven with creeks, sandy bays.

Waterside pubs, nice shops.

Boats to hire, fishing, superb National Trust cliff walks/gardens; museum, tennis, outdoor swimming pool (in summer); pedestrian ferry to East Portlemouth (lovely beaches, The Venus Café and Takeaway).

Thurlestone and Bigbury (golf), 6 and 8 miles.


  • Four levels
  • 1 x second floor children's bedroom with 4 singles, and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Five first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double and steps down to en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin (zip-link), with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size with en-suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin (zip-link) , 1 x single with use of family bathroom, 1 x lower ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area and doors to deck
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Utility room
  • Ground floor hall
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Aga with induction hob,Miele combination microwave oven, fridge, fridge-freezer, wine cooler, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Apple TV with Sky, Sonos music system, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • One well behaved dog accepted
  • Note: Charcoal BBQ available
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults, small children should be supervised
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location


Kingsbridge 7 miles; Dartmouth 21 miles; Plymouth 24 miles; Paignton 26 miles.

Salcombe is a popular destination for walkers and families looking for a holiday by the sea and was once a major port. There are two pretty beaches within a short distance, North Sands and South Sands and further on is the National Trust property Overbeck’s where you can wander through the subtropical gardens. Why not have a more adventurous day and try out the watersports available on the estuary including surfing, kayaking or a more leisurely boat trip? Whilst staying in Salcombe you must take advantage of the locally sourced seafood which is served in many of the restaurants, pubs, cafés and delicatessens. The southern tip of Devon provides some spectacular scenery and picturesque vistas with a number of sandy beaches, lovely villages with thatched cottages and some fantastic opportunities for walking, including the South West Coast path.

Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults, small children should be supervised

Note: No stag/hen parties or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter