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.
- Chalet344 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove - Peaceful location, 10 minutes drive to Salcombe
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful and lovely place .
Will like to go back again was a short trip to south Devon.
So happy you enjoyed your stay.
Hope to see you again in the future
Love katie and family
We had a wonderful holiday, what a beautiful place to stay, pretty villages wonderful beeches.
The lodge was great, clean, well equiped (nice big fridge/freezer), had everything we needed and more.
The decked area was sunny all day ate breakfast out there and tea.
Nice and quiet at night.
Brilliant shop with lovely food and bits and bob (sweets/disposable BBQ etc.).
Was very well placed to visit pretty villages and coastal walks/beeches.
Lots of activities for our teenagers paddle boarding was fun especially watching me fall in!
A pleasant 13 min walk to Soar Mill Cove - lovely cove in gorgeous surroundings and a pleasent evening walk to.
We had a lovely time and would love to return soon.
Thanks for responding to my quiries before hand.
It was a really quiet location
We really enjoyed our stay. It was close to the Coastal path and we walked a few times to the Walkers Hut for tea & cake. The lodge was really clean and functional. It is quite isolated but great for walking. Also visited Hope Cove and Thurlestone beach.
10 out 10 amazing weekend
Lodge was brilliant . Area amazing
10 out 10 for the whole weekend
We had a great weekend, the location is lovely and quiet, ideal for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life !!!
The Lodge was very spacious and had everything you would need , like home from home.
Just a short walk away is Soar Cove a nice stroll to beach area and Salcombe area is just stunning , our favourite place was Overbeck .
So if you’re looking for a chilled weekend away and wanting to explore Devon , we would highly recommend staying here at the Soar Point Lodge
Absolutely lovely, really well equipped Lodge.
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.
Glad you enjoyed the stay John. Hope to hear from you in future. Katie & family xxx
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
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.
Changeover Day: A Saturday is preferred but also negotiable, please ask.