Located in Salcombe, Devon
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
A character fisherman’s cottage with recently installed fitted kitchen, shower room and windows within yards of the town centre, shops and quays. The property has good views of the estuary from the upper floor, off-site reserved parking and a pretty patio to the rear.
- If you’re looking for a comfortable, characterful place to stay that is convenient to all Salcombe’s finest qualities then Retreat Cottage awaits your arrival
- Entrance hall, Shower Room: shower cubicle, basin, WC
- Kitchen/Dining Room: electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
- Sitting Room: double sofa bed, TV, DVD, radio/CD, double doors to rear patio area
- Stairs to Bedroom 1: double bed
- Bedroom 2: small twin beds (2’6")
- Outside: patio area with outdoor furniture and drying area
- Parking: Reserved parking available for one car (at Shadycombe Court)
- Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided
- Electric heating and hot water
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
I have stayed at Retreat Cottage for several years. The updates over the last 3 years eg.kitchen, bathroom, soft furnishings, are greatly appreciated. It is always very homely and comfortable and so well situated for the town.
The only issue was dirty cups on the wooden mug holder, but that is due to the previous guests not washing them up properly. Apart from that the place is charming, very central with excellent amenities. Regardless of the season, rain or shine I would happily recommend and return to the Retreat Cottage.
Lying within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Salcombe is a hugely popular resort town close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary. There are plenty of sandy beaches nearby including the pet-friendly Salcombe North Sands which is just a short walk from Salcombe town center. The Winking Prawn has a fantastic outside seating area and renowned food and is within yards of the beach. Travel to South Sands Beach from Salcombe's Whitestrand Quay on the South Sands Ferry and find large areas of golden sand perfect for making sand castles and rock pools to explore as well as Bo’s Beach Café which also sells beach accessories. East Portlemouth Beach is another that can be reached by ferry and is a series of coves with golden sands and clear blue water more reminiscent of beaches in the Indian Ocean making a swim almost irresistible. If you are looking for a walk with a difference wait for low tide and make your way up to Mill Bay along the coast for another great beach experience.
Lots of activities in Salcombe, both on and off the water. With the calm estuary there is a great choice of water based activities including sea kayaks, paddle boarding, a surf school, sailing both yacht and dinghy, estuary cruises both leisurely and adrenalin filled, schools for yachting and power boats and even donut rides and coasteering. Off the water relax at the Salcombe Distillery at the tasting bar or create your own gin at the gin school. Try your hands at the Salcombe Shooting School or travel up to Pennywell Farm and see all the animals and cuddle a miniature pig! Soft play can be found at Kidz and Co for those rainy days. The Brownston Gallery is one of Devon's finest art galleries showing contemporary pieces from both established and emerging artists. The walking here is excellent with a 3 mile walk along the South West Coast Path to Bolt Head being among the most popular with stunning coastal views.
Places to visit while staying in Salcombe include the Salcombe Maritime Museum, a collection of models, paintings, photographs and artefacts which tell the story of Salcombe’s links with ships and the sea. Carved into the cliff 80m above the sea, Overbeck’s Gardens and Museum provides breath-taking views over Salcombe Estuary with a diverse collection of plants and an interesting history. Finally, you are in a stunning part of the country whether you are attracted by the coastline or the countryside the Salcombe area delivers on all fronts.