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Shipwrights Cottage on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary

Bedrooms 2
Space 193 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and wonderful views of the beaches opposite

The location is in the heart of Salcombe town with its bustle of shops, restaurants, cafes and vibrant atmosphere. The beaches can be viewed opposite from the cottage windows. The Harbour is of great interest teaming with boats; sailing races can be seen from the cottage which is situated on the start line of the Yacht Club. Walking on the cliff tops and the coastal path is delightful, especially along estuaries such as Ernemouth at low tide. There are more lovely beaches, namely, Bigbury, Bantham, Milton beach, Soar Mill and Thurleston, to explore nearby. Dartmouth too is not far away to visit. Golf courses are excellent in the area. The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, with en-suite facilities, a lounge and a galley kitchen. The scene from the cottage windows changes every minute and is a delight to spend time just watching the world go by. There is no parking at the cottage but spaces can be found in the roads around or there is a car park about eight minutes away. A map is provided. There is a newly opened Spa at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel just along the road.

Anne Hereward
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Anne Hereward

My name is Anne. I am retired now and love to escape from the routine to take a break at Shipwrights Cottage. My grandchildren also enjoy the holiday with all the family. We go across the estuary to spend the day on Millbay beach and also to race in the Club Regatta. There is so much to do down in this area for relaxing and I cannot recommend it highly enough to everyone.

Anne Hereward purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Anne Hereward chose Salcombe

We used to have family holidays at Salcombe when we were young. It is such a beautiful area with the beaches, cliff walking, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, golf and exploring that we purchased a lovely, cosy cottage on the banks of the estuary thirteen years ago. The starting line for the racing is just below the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful views of the estuary. Situated opposite the beaches and wonderful cliff walks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everyone enjoys the visit to Salcombe.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Salcombe in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 193 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, hand basin, wc and also to bedroom 2 with shower, hand basin and wc on ground floor. Towels are not provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Hairdryer.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is no parking but the roads adjacent have free parking, especially Herbert Road and there are public car parks a short distance away. A map will be supplied. Outside: The cottage is situated on the bank of the estuary; there is no garden but a town area of grass for watching the world go by is just opposite. There is a little harbour just below as well. Cleaning / Linen: Linen is included but towels and tea towels are not provided. The property is cleaned after each changeover but the people staying are asked to leave the property tidy, please. The cleaners like to have access by 10 a.m. on the day you leave.


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Shipwrights Cottage on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews

Really lovely cottage tastefully furnished with great views

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, some problems with the house

  • 2 of 5

Shipwrights cottage is in a fab little spot with the most beautiful views of the estuary and a stones throw from the centre of town. However, due to its location, it can be a little noisy at night with cars driving past and people coming home late at night from the pub, plus if you've got young kids the downstairs bedroom it's not ideal as they have the front door in their bedroom. There was no wifi as Broadband was not working. An electrician was contacted by the owner and the problem was because the property needed to update their connection. However, although the owner was told the problem had been fixed, we never got wifi to work. The washing machine broke during a wash, again the owner said she would send someone in, but it was two days before we left and was not sorted. The bed linen downstairs had not been cleaned properly. There was a strong smell of damp in the downstairs bedroom too. The owner was usually accessible by phone and accommodating where possible, but sadly the above mentioned issues did let the property down.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am rather taken aback by Melanie's Review, which is misleading, particularly as she had had an advantageous deal. Re the telephone, our provider had dug up 25 meters of road outside Shipwrights for the superfast broadband and the connection to the cottage turned out to be faulty so another road closure and digging up the road was required, which took time to organise. This was promised on a daily basis which was explained but Melanie said that she could access broadband and did not matter. Re the washing machine, the Manager went instantly round to the cottage and did not change the fuse so an electrician was called and he carried out the repair as soon as possible. The cottage is not damp as it is very cosy and quickly heated if necessary. Melanie will know why there was an odour, which was mentioned to me by the cleaners. Sadly I learned of a white sheet having a mark and not being satisfactory, but it was not noticed by the laundry or the cleaners when making the changeover; however, there was plenty of spare linen, which Melanie was happy to use. Her washing up was left in the kitchen sink, which was dealt with by the cleaners but I am sorry that she felt she should give a poor Review as I had done my best with everything and sometimes problems occur. I thought Melanie was a very nice lady.
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Good position within town. Good accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully appointed. Views of the river. Near to shops & all amenities. Hotel nearby where at a price you can use their spa, however, I am told there is another swimming pool fairly close by. The owners are extremely helpful. I would not hesitate to book this delightful cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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In need of a deep clean to carpets and furniture!

  • 2 of 5

Salcombe itself is a beautiful place we were very fortunate with the weather, unfortunately we didnt Enjoy shipwrights cottage, the place is in need of a deep clean. The views on the other hand from the living room ar beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comments are appreciated. The guests had had an early start to their journey to Salcombe and insisted that they should move in before the cleaners had had a chance to complete the changeover. I had explained previously that lunchtime was the earliest possible.
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Wonderful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Salcome and Shipwright's Cottage was very comfortable for my family. Our favourite place was sitting by the open windows in the morning. Watching the women rowers, boats and goings on of the water and all the dogs playing along the beach opposite. Weather was wonderful and walks to North and South Sands having a good breakfast at the Winking Prawn as well as the boat ride back which is a must. Went Crabbing in Dartmouth. We ate lots of gorgeous honeycombe ice cream and the kids loved getting crepes in the evening and we must not forget the sweetshop!

Such a lovely week! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully situated in the heart of Salcombe

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage - warm, lots of hot water, good wi-fi. Comfortable bed. Fine for two adults.

Fantastic walks on the headlands above Hope Cove, Overbecks and Greenways (both) NT worth visiting. Totnes good for independent shops.

The Bake House a great local asset as is the Victoria Inn.

Unfortunately, the oven had not been cleaned prior to our arrival and despite reporting this no attempt was made to rectify this omission during our four day stay. We are also used to finding local maps or guide books for the use of guests.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always so keen and pleased for guests enjoy their stay at Shipwrights and I do appreciate helpful criticisms so that I can call in one of the team of experts for the job. My understanding of the oven not having been checked was that the guests were eating out (not to worry in other words) otherwise I would certainly have asked the cleaners to arrange an appointment to deal with any situations. There are however two ovens available, which will certainly be on their 'tick list' of jobs. Regarding maps and guide books, there is a very good Salcombe Tourist Information Office and the staff will supply any amount of information in addition to my bus time tables, What to Do in Devon, Restaurants etc, etc found in the chest in the sitting room and also my sheets which I send out to all my guests, together with maps for parking, etc. The Ramblers are very keen and welcome walkers to join them. Cathy actually had a very good deal because I did omitted to include the charge for bed linen and honoured my quotation when I realised!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Salcombe Estuary
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ferry Inn
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sailing courses at the Island Cruising Club - RYA Sailing Training Centre - Multi Activity Centre with power boat training.

Fishing on 'Anglo Dawn', an Angling Charter Vessel.

Hire a motor boat.

Scuba diving on the wrecks, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating, surfing.

Horse riding.

Painting courses in watercolours at Harbour House in Kingsbridge where there are also classes for yoga, tai chi, pilates.

South Devon Steam Railway at Dartmouth for enthusiasts.


The beaches are just across the estuary and a ferry will take you over from the Ferry Inn steps. Mill Bay is delightful for children especially with a stream running to the sea for making dams and having fun in the rock pools. Clambering over the rocks to Sunny Cove or walking along the cliff tops, the views are stunning with spectacular coastal paths for lunch at Gara Rock and beyond.


The nearest airport is Exeter which is an hour or so away. There are trains to Plymouth and Totnes with buses to and from Salcombe. Once in Salcombe a car is not necessarily required as there is so much to do within walking distance.


Dartmouth is 40 minutes drive away for the steam railway and boat trips up the river. Plymouth is about an hour away. Totnes is also a town of historic interest with an amazing tea shop, the Mad Hatter, and Newton Ferries is a 40 minute drive in the other direction. The Eden Project is a journey of fifty miles away but very interesting. Dartmoor offers many interesting activities.

Further Details:

The local shops are very good. You will find a family butcher, delicious baker, fishmongers, delicatessen shops, grocers, etc and the best sweetie shop you have ever seen, which the children love. There is a Lloyds bank and a Boots chemist. The clothing shops are interesting and varied for wetter days. There are numerous restaurants and pubs for eating out and serving locally caught fish or shell fish; Salcombe ice-cream is a must! The Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island, at Bigbury, is old and accessed at high tide by a tractor, or walk over the spit of sand for an adventure. Newton Ferries has The Ship Inn on the tidal river's edge. Kingsbridge has two of the usual supermarkets. Walking in the area is so varied with Dartmoor close at hand and the Ramblers welcome people to join them three times a week. There are National Trust houses, e.g. Sharpitor on the cliffs at the mouth of Salcombe estuary and another at Dartmouth.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £60

Booking Notes:
Do telephone 01483 571300, or email, Anne Hereward via the booking form, for further details. A deposit of £50 is required on booking, please, and payment is four weeks (six weeks in high season) before the date of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday for high season bookings but a short break can be accommodated out of season. The cleaners like to have access between 10 am and 3 pm on the day of departure, please, and you are welcome to move in earlier if they have finished.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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