Pipers Cottage is a beautiful creekside property, perfectly positioned in a picture postcard setting on the west side of the Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary. It is only a 2 minute drive from the pretty waterside town of Kingsbridge with its many shops, pubs and restaurants and just a 5 minute drive from fashionable Salcombe with its fabulous golden beaches. For the slightly more adventurous both Salcombe/East Portlemouth and Kingsbridge can be accessed by boat or kayak from the front of the cottage!
In addition, the cottage is really well positioned in the South Hams to access, not only the beaches of Salcombe, but many more favourites such as Bantham, Bigbury, Thurlestone, South Milton all approximately a 10 minute drive from the cottage door.
Historic Dartmouth is just a short drive in the opposite direction along what must be one of the most spectacular coastal routes in the country, with many more fabulous beaches en route, including, Beesands, Slapton and the award winning Blackpool Sands.
However if you do not want to venture far from the cottage there are enough things to do around the property to keep adults and children happy for days: Relax on the loungers on the sun drenched terrace; Sit on the Jetty with a coffee or a glass of wine watching the kids play in the creek and if you're lucky spot the resident Kingfishers fishing as the tide slowly comes in bringing with it our friendly pair of swans. At low tide it is possible to walk a fair distance along the creek on the shingle bed (avoid the mud) and see the clam beds and a huge variety of birdlife feeding on small crabs and shellfish. As the sun gradually recedes from the Terrace at about 7.30 ish move to the top of the garden where you will find benches and a table and chairs with plenty of terraced garden for the kids to play. You can watch the sun set over the horizon at 9.30 or so in the height of summer. Afterwards move back to the front Terrace, light the pretty rustic pantile sconces and just chill! Finally, a rowing boat (4.4 meters) is available on request for a small fee; great for pottering around on the creek at high tide.