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Comfortable cottage within 10 mins walk of Salcombe with views over Estuary

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable south facing cottage for 6-8 people in a superb position

Rathgar has been owned by the same family since 1948. We think it a very special place. Certainly it has given us many happy times and we sincerely hope it will do the same for you.

Approached by car along a level drive, Rathgar has accommodation for 6 to 8 people in 3 double bedrooms , one also has 2 bunks, with 2 bathrooms and 3 W.C.s. There is parking for 3+ cars (a real boon in Batson)

The third large double bedroom has an ensuite shower room and is 10 meters from the main house providing an Ideal Granny 'annex. This room has a lovely shower room , an airing cupboard and a clothes dryer. French windows lead out of the bedroom onto a secluded terrace.

The ground floor of the main house has a sitting room with open fireplace, comfortable seating and Smart TV with DVD player. From there patio doors lead to the decking overlooking the valley and creek which has a table and chairs for 'al fresco' meals. The kitchen and dining room has a bespoke kitchen, well stocked equipment including an electric cooker, a microwave, fridge, washing machine and large larder as well as a large extending table seating at least 8 people. There is a wood burning stove which creates plenty of warmth for the house in colder weather. A small sunporch beside the front door with views over the valley is an ideal quiet spot. The third large double bedroom has an ensuite shower room and is 10 meters from the main house. providing an ideal "Granny" annex. This room was refurbished in 2017 and has a lovely shower room , an airing cupboard over the hot water cylinder and a tumble dryer.

A large flat area of garden and lawn surrounds the house and a steep set of steps leads down to the orchard garden and path to the bottom garden gate. Below that lies Batson Green at the head of the creek. From there it is a flat walk of about three quarters of a mile along the creek side into Salcombe. Rathgar is accessed from the parking area either by steps or a gravel slope. Although the house and garden are reasonably flat there is a step into the house and other steps also meaning it is not suitable for people unable to manage them.

We ask tenants to bring their own sheets, duvet covers and towels. but we can give you details of someone who will provide them for you and make up the beds at an extra cost. The main bed in the cottage is a 5 ft one and the others are standard doubles. The bunk beds are standard singles. Each bed has a duvet and pillows provided. We do allow pets (within reason) but insist that you ask us first.

Please email or telephone for any further information.

More Details

Anne Andrews
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salcombe in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Car: recommended


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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