Tubbs Delight is a cozy furnished 3 bed bungalow with incredible views in the heart of the stunning South Devon countryside. In the quiet village of Malborough, with 2 pubs, a shop and a post office only a few minutes walk away. Large decked patio with fantastic panoramic countryside view and a sunken 4 person Spa pool (spa available subject to conditions & additional charge). We are totally dog friendly. With plenty of walking from the door, and the nearest footpath takes you down to the coast at Hope Cove. South Devon AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has 232 miles of public footpaths. Tubbs Delight is a Walkers are welcome property with a drying area for wet muddy clothes and shoes, a washing machine and dryer, an outside tap for cleaning.
Bungalow in Malborough, Nr Salcombe, South Devon - Jacuzzi,Dogs Welcome,Quiet Village,Countryside views,WIFI
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Oct 2018
About Debbie Sharkey
Tubbs Delight has been looked after by the same family since it was built in the 1960's. It has always been a great family self catering holiday rental in Devon. The second generation now maintains the property and it has changed immensely from its humble beginnings. Tubbs Delight is constantly being refurbished and updated. I have tried to make the bungalow as comfortable as I can for you as it is important to me that you enjoy your holiday. Having lived there as a child I consider Tubbs Delight my baby and love relaxing down there. For me its a get way from the phone, WiFi and computer (although you don't have to) and its a chance to go walking in the countryside and rock pool investigating on the beach.
Debbie Sharkey purchased this Bungalow in 1960
Why Debbie Sharkey chose Malborough
"Far from the madding crowd" is exactly how I would describe Tubbs Delight. Even more so in the Winter when you can see snow on Dartmoor. My parents bought it as a family getaway. They loved the village, countryside and beaches. The village is self supporting with the co-op shop so you can just arrive and sit out looking at the view all day long.
What makes this Bungalow unique
It is the view from the rear of the property which is breathtaking and has not changed in decades. The decking from the lounge houses the 4 person jacuzzi (which is available at an additional cost and subject to conditions) and its amazing how many stars you can see at night. If you are an ardent walker (with or without a dog) you hardly need to use the car. Tubbs delight is a Walkers are welcome property with a drying area for wet muddy clothes and shoes, a washing machine and dryer, an outside tap for cleaning and a jacuzzi for relaxing those aching limbs. Tubbs Delight is a sustainable home with cavity wall insulation, heat recovery system, PV and Solar hot water. I am working towards a carbon zero holiday home.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great place, clean, tidy and spacious
Tubbs Delight is a great place to stay, the views from the rear are amazing and the hot tub is a definite plus. Its spacious and well laid out with room for families and pets. I’d recommend it to anyone looking a quite place to base themselves.
Note to owners, the crockery situation was a little on the sparse side but not much of an issue if you intend eating out most of the time
Overall an enjoyable experience.
Thank you for you lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the view and hot tub at Tubbs Delight.
I'm sorry to hear about the crockery, if you had contacted me I could have arranged the housekeeper to drop off spares, as I keep spares for accidents. Thanks
Within 5 minutes driving is the beaches of Hope Cove and Thurlestone sands. There is a public footpath to Soar Mill Cove and Hope Cove and walking to the beach would take approximately 45 mins.
Car is recommended although there is a local bus service.
Nearest airport Exeter 74 km
Nearest ferry port Plymouth 40 km
Nearest railway station Totnes km
Nearest beach Hope Cove 4 km
Nearest amenities Kingsbridge 5.8 km
A car is advised
Malborough has an amazing disappearing church, All Saints Church (or so it seems as a child driving from Kingsbridge). The village has picturesque Devon charm with many thatched cottages. There is a post office, 2 pubs and a small supermarket attached to the petrol garage. Only 3 miles from Salcombe with its designer clothing shops , sailing, diving and fishing. 4 miles from the market town of Kingsbridge with a swimming pool and cinema, and only 20 miles south of Dartmoor National Park.
Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away and there are plenty of popular attractions nearby including NT Overbecks House and Gardens, Dartmouth Steam railway and river boat, Woodlands Theme Park, National Marine Aquarium Plymouth and many more. There are a selection of lovely PUBS and restaurants in the village and at the nearby towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Booking are usually Saturday to Saturday. The jacuzzi is an additional £55 per week if required. A 25% deposit is due on booking. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to your holiday start date. For last minute bookings you must contact the seller immediately and pay by bank transfer. Payments may be made direct to the owners bank account or by cheque. A booking form will be sent to you with all relevant information. A " Housekeeping charge" of £100 per booking is required. This amount will be returned if the property is left clean and tidy. Changeover Day: Changeover Day is Saturday, although on off season breaks it is flexible. Please note the changeover period is arrival at 2.00pm and departure by 10.00am the following Saturday to allow time for cleaner/gardener. Notes on prices: Short breaks available on request.