Waterhead Cottage

Located in East Portlemouth
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


This delightful four bedroom period cottage, is situated  in a unique and totally secluded position right on the water's edge at the end of a tidal estuary in East Portlemouth, close to Salcombe in south Devon.   Ideal for nature lovers and those in search of peace and quiet; a more heavenly spot would be hard to find.

Waterhead Cottage is a much loved, comfortable family home with all the characteristics of a traditional cottage and all rooms have glorious views of the estuary and surrounding countryside.  The cottage has a good sized garden with a sunny patio beside the creek.  This is a perfect spot for those who love messing about on the water and when the tide is out, you can walk across the estuary and over the fields to the local pub at South Pool, about one mile away. However, remember the rising tide for the return trek! 


Stable front door to L shaped hall. Fabulous, very spacious, light and airy triple aspect kitchen/diner with small sitting area with wood-burning stove and sofa. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and fitted with high quality units, large oil fired 4 door Aga, ceramic hob, electric oven,  dishwasher and larder fridge. Dining area with refectory style table and 6 chairs (garden chairs can be used for additional persons), French windows lead from the dining/sitting area to the patio and garden. Main dual aspect sitting room with exposed ceiling beams, open fire, comfortable sofa, 2 armchairs, window seat, French window to rear patio and TV (no reception) for playing video's and DVD's only. Utility area off the hall with washing machine, tumble dryer, combi microwave and freezer. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment plus further shower over the bath (similar to a power shower), basin, WC and large heated towel rail. Stairs from the sitting room to small landing off which there are four bedrooms and a bathroom. Triple aspect master bedroom with 2 x 3ft zip-linked beds making a 6ft double bed. Dual aspect twin bedroom with 2 x 3ft beds. Bunk bedroom with full size 3ft bunk beds. Dual aspect family room with 2 x 3ft beds and a set of 3ft bunk beds. Bathroom with bath with shower attachment and further shower over the bath, basin and WC. The staircase and all downstairs rooms have stripped timber flooring with the occasional rug. All upstairs rooms are fully carpeted.


Patio terrace beside the estuary with table and chairs. Further patio at the side of the cottage. Natural garden laid mainly to lawn with shrubs. *Steep access path.


Parking in small lay-by in lane approx. 75 yards from top of the footpath that leads to cottage. Unloading bay at top of footpath.


  • Included: Bed linen (not towels, although these can be hired; call for details). Please note that bed linen is provided, but the beds will not be made up. WiFi, heating, electricity and oil for the Aga. 
  • Logs provided with honesty box, £5 per basket. 
  • Telephone: Incoming and local calls only. Mobile reception mixed, Orange good.
  • Local Facilities: Tidal estuary outside with sandy beach 1 mile, shop 1 mile, pub half a mile. Kingsbridge 7.5 miles, East Portlemouth with passenger ferry to Salcombe 1 mile.

Please Note: *With a steep, mainly grass and gravel 75 yard long footpath down to the cottage, Waterhead may not be suitable for the elderly or those with a walking disability.


Near a Pub
Near River/Estuary
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

East Portlemouth

East Portlemouth is a small pretty village set on a hill giving outstanding views to Kingsbridge and Dartmoor. Set in an area of outstanding beauty, it has one of the quieter sandy beaches of the area and is fantastic for families..even dogs are welcome all year round here. East Portlemouth has a number of small beaches. Fishermans Cove, Small Cove and Mill Bay. All have won Safe Bathing status and this is great for families of young children as you know the water is clean, shallow and safe for paddling. At low tide, you will find lots of shallow rock pools and you can pick up the Ferry to Salcombe from Fishermans beach. Well worth exploring is the trail form Ease Portlemouth to Prawle Point. Here you find a watch station, manned by volunteers and you can take in the magnificent views out to sea. This area is very popular with birdwatchers as many migratory species gather here. If you walk on to East Prawle then you can pick up refreshments at the village cafe or at the Pigs nose.

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