The Wood

Located in Salcombe, Devon

Fabulous detached family house above South Sands beach in Salcombe. Big garden. Footpath to beach. Open fire. Sensational views. Smart and elegant.

  • Sleeps: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The Wood is a huge detached house on the hill above South Sands beach in the Devon coastal town of Salcombe. The house sleeps 15 people in seven bedrooms: a family room with en suite on the top floor, two en suite doubles, a twin and a single on the first floor with bathroom, a twin on the lower ground floor with a shower room. On the entrance level is a hall and on the lower ground level is a kitchen with dining area and doors to a deck and a sitting room with open fire. Outside is over an acre of steep garden with pond, seating area and steps down to a footpath to the beach. The Wood is a fabulous house for a very special break in Devon.

Property Details

High on a hill above South Sands beach in Salcombe is this big impressive detached house. Standing in its own garden and in prime position in one of the UK's most stunning towns, this is exceptional accommodation for families or groups of friends. From the parking area off a private lane, head down the steps into the smart hall, off which you will find a splendid big kitchen, extremely well equipped and with a big dining area which opens to a large enclosed deck where you can sit with evening drinks and take in the amazing views of the estuary. Double doors open to the sitting room, also with those views and an open fire to gather round and watch TV or listen to the Sonos music system. On this level you have a handy twin bedroom (zip-link), or take the stairs up to five further bedrooms, all with fantastic views over the sea. The master double is especially beautiful. On the top floor, the children will love sharing the big en suite room with lots of beds, where they can sleep and play table top football as well. Outside the garden is as spectacular as the interior, with 1½ steep acres of space where you can wander, sit, sunbathe, play table tennis or head down the steps through the garden to the lovely beach below. You may not want to venture further than this lovely house and garden and the beach below, but if the mood takes you, wander into fascinating Salcombe town with its boutique shops, great restaurants and pubs. Maybe hire a boat to explore the waterways, play tennis or go swimming in the seasonal outdoor pool. The pedestrian ferry is fun to catch to East Portlemouth with more great beaches. For a little exercise, it's no hardship to take to the South West Coast Path with wonderful coastal views and the occasional bench to take a breather, or perhaps head to nearby National Trust gardens for some green-fingered inspiration. The Wood is a unique and very special haven for enjoying one of the loveliest spots you could imagine.


  • Central heating with open fire
  • Aga with induction hob, Miele combination microwave oven, fridge, fridge-freezer, wine cooler, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Apple TV with Sky, Sonos music system, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • One well behaved dog accepted
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults, small children should be supervised Note: No stag/hen parties or similar


Close to coast
Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Near River/Estuary
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


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. From your Salcombe holiday cottage 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.

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