Salcombe Retreat

South Devon

Property ID SVEOT777

7 night price

Property Description

Salcombe Retreat is a warmly-inviting, contemporary home set in the woods, offering sleek architectural finesse and light-filled accommodation blending modern comfort with home-like appeal, on the edge of well-heeled Salcombe.

This compelling home is every inch the polished sea-side home, providing a slick and fresh space for a large family or group of up to twenty to spread out and adjust the pace within an environment hallmarked by chic interiors, designer flair and quality of raw materials and fittings.

Guests will simply exhale and relax as they enter this woodland world of flawless comfort, open-plan living and understated luxury. Executed with group living in mind, guests can enjoy both privacy and abundant potential for vivacious, sociable living.

The open-plan spaces have an ease about them, providing unpretentious yet ever-so tasteful ambience; low hanging designer lighting pops of zingy colour such as lime greens and aqua, hints at the nautical setting and fresh, Scandinavian style. Salcombe Retreat provides the ideal space for a family to reconnect within a bright, airy and luminescent environment, away from the bustle of the crowds and the strains of modern living.

The magnificent dining table is a natural timber beauty, seating twenty – nestled against the floor to ceiling glass which offers a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living. Guests can enjoy long and leisurely meals; late and indulgent breakfasts or mouth-watering barbecue dinners under the stars and aside from the mysterious woodlands.

Finished with charisma and panache, this home has playful touches, and will appeal to all ages; the pièce de resistance is the building-length huge terrace style balcony, offering a sumptuous room for dining, relaxing, enjoying a good book in peace, strolling across to the table tennis table or slipping into the bubbling hot tub whilst breathing in the night air!

Salcombe Retreat was formerly a writer’s nook, and thus provides an ideal retreat for artists, writers and creatives; there are glimpses of the sparkling ocean and the Salcombe sands through the whispering trees; this is truly a magical escape – like a very refined treehouse!

At the end of the day, guests can curl up, cosily on the sofas, with the lambswool throws in front of the log burning open fire, and in the morning the canopy of trees will rustle with the sound of birdsong; Salcombe Retreat is a home which imbibes its natural surroundings.

Modern finishes compliment the gorgeous soft fabrics and use of wonderful natural materials; exposed brick and timber are recurrent, whilst a confident design eye has selected a range of retro and contemporary furniture. The kitchen is a stylish open-plan affair, with a long breakfast bar, accents of teal and charcoal in a matte finish; a blend of industrial steely greys and soft oak with uplifting splashes of aqua to create a bright and airy space.

Blending effortlessly, the living space is low-key, offering hanging pods, comfortable sofas, edgy lighting and great entertainment potential for “downtime” or movie nights.

Salcombe Retreat accommodates twenty guests, across the main house and annexe. The bedrooms offer both simplicity and luxury: a fresh, airy, nautical air permeates these bright, spacious bedrooms, finished with crisp cotton linen. Guests are guaranteed a wonderful nights sleep, against the restful backdrop of soft taupes, whites and dreamy palette with the rustle of the leaves outside.

Over two acres of land at this home comprise mysterious paths and verdant trees, terraced gardens with beautiful gable and herringbone stonework, offering ample space to roam, explore, play or have sumptuous picnics.

Salcombe Retreat offers the final word in discreet luxury; simplicity blends with innate glamour and every little extra touch has been thought of within an ambience which is effortlessly low-key, vibrant and uplifting within flawless architectural design and light-filled interiors.

*Please note the house is not suitable for hen or stag parties.

Ground Floor
– Entrance from parking area into house
– Kitchen with open plan dining and relaxation area
– Bi-fold windows open out onto terrace with outdoor dining area (for 6)
– Living room with comfy sofas, fireplace and television
– Hallway with log burner and chaise longue
– Huge living space with dining area for 20+ people, open fire, sofas, television, hanging pods and table tennis table
– Full room length bi-fold windows to terrace with outdoor seating and hot tub
– Middle terrace area with fireplace and seating
– 2 x bedrooms (kingsize beds) with Jack and Jill bathroom (shower, bath, sink, WC)
– Large shower room (shower, sink, WC, hanging rails)
– WC

First Floor
– Master bedroom (kingsize) with en suite bathroom (bath, shower, sink, WC)
– Bedroom (2 x single and 1 x bunk bed)
– Bedroom (kingsize)
– Bedroom (1 x bunk bed)
– Family shower room (shower, sink, WC)

– Double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower

– Upstairs bedroom with kingsize bed
– Living area with sofa which can be turned into a double bed
– Shower room (shower, sink, WC)

Exterior Grounds
– Steep garden
– Full-length terrace with outdoor dining table and furniture, hot tub

Additional Facilities
– Wi-Fi
– Foldable table tennis
– TV
– Books
– DVDs
– Parking for 4 cars

**The owner strongly advises that a maximum of 14 guests stay for weekly bookings in July – August so that they can enjoy the best possible time. Groups of up to 20 are better suited to weekend stays.**

Salcombe Retreat is on the South Devon coast, just outside the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe. Salcombe sits on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary making it one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. Located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Salcombe is known for its spectacular coastal views and rolling surrounding countryside, as well as being a centre for sailing. Salcombe is a great base for a holiday spent on the water or at the water’s edge.

With its estuary location, Salcombe is a water sports haven – whether it be sailing, kayaking, surfing or paddle boarding – the crystal blue waters are inviting. The local beaches are fabulous, with golden sand and turquoise.

This delightful town draws a glittering crowd, and offers so much, from charming artisan shops to surf lessons in the sun, and coastal pathway walks or tours of the local gin distillery.

Dining out is a sumptuous affair, among our picks, would be the Victoria Inn, an award-winning gastro pub with large beer garden which is very popular in the summer. Down by the fish quay, the Crab Shed is a must for seafood.

For the “beachy” vibe, try The Winking Prawn, or the homemade crab tagliatelle with garlic, chilli and lemon at The Crabshell Inn. For smart Mediterranean chic, the Salcombe Harbour Hotel is an excellent choice.

Taking a boat tour is a wonderful treat, to be able to drop in on hidden coves or hop a secluded beach. Or stay on dry land, to walk to North Sands in just seven minutes for safe swimming and views of the Salcombe Estuary, Sunny Cove and Wolf Rock.

A stroll down Salcombe’s Fore Street will reveal a hotbed of cosy bookshops, quaint coffee parlours and beachwear boutiques, whilst further afield visitors will chance upon art galleries, boat-building yards and ‘live’ food stalls.

For surf lessons with video analysis, head to Discovery Surf, or try stand-up paddle-boarding with Waterborn. Take the steep and scenic walk from Salcombe to Bolt Head. Or follow the East Portlemouth and Gara Rock Trail along the South West Coast Path above the harbour, passing the romantic ruins of Fort Charles.

This part of Devon offers sublime natural beauty, alongside some of the prettiest and most sought after seaside towns, brimming with water sports potential and fine dining experiences, there really is something for everyone.

Ideal for Babies & Toddlers –  Ideal for Kids –  Ideal for Teens –  Ideal for Xmas/NY

With over two acres of woodland and large lawns to explore, Salcombe Retreat offers an adventure for children of all ages.

The entertainment possibilities in this home are endless; whether it be a table tennis tournament, a movie on the HD television or roaming the wilderness outside, this home has it covered. Parents can relax in the knowledge that this is a space and open plan home; cots and high chairs can be provided. There is a selection of toys, books and DVDs.

The south coast of Devon has so much to offer for all ages; from Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Woodlands Leisure Park or rock pooling at South Sands beaches. Kids can hunt for glow-worms or try monofin swimming at North Sands, meet seals and dolphins on a sea kayak trip, or lions and wolves at Dartmouth Zoo.

Try a little monofin swimming or hunting luminescent glow-worms. Or head to wide and sandy Thurlestone Sands for sunbathing or spotting rare birds in the nature reserve. From here, it’s a short hop to the iconic South Devon Coastal Path.

Head to Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach for fine water activities including surfing, windsurfing and canoeing. Or, for sandcastles and swimming, try Blackpool Sands, a long crescent with aquamarine seas backed by emerald-green wooded cliffs. For further splashing, Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Pool has all the bases covered.

Children of all ages will love the novelty of this chic, “treehouse” home. With its relaxed atmosphere and woodland location, smaller members of the group will be well-set for an unforgettable holiday.


  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)


  • Animal farm
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys


At Sun Villa Escapes we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply contact the Sun Villa Escapes Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

– General housekeeping at £20 at per hour
– Linen exchange £18 per single and £24 per double/king including all towels
– Private chef/cook/catering
– Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
– Local day-trips or tours
– Airport pick-up/drop-off
– Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Sun Villa Escapes Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards.

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 3rd 2020 – Sep 4th 2020 £5,775
Sep 4th 2020 – Sep 11th 2020 £5,192
Sep 11th 2020 – Oct 16th 2020 £3,792 £4,002 £4,212 £4,375 £4,375
Oct 16th 2020 – Oct 23rd 2020 £4,375 £5,178 £5,981 £6,242
Oct 23rd 2020 – Nov 6th 2020 £4,375 £5,065 £5,361 £5,361
Nov 6th 2020 – Dec 11th 2020 £3,792 £4,002 £4,212 £4,375 £4,375
Dec 11th 2020 – Dec 21st 2020 £3,792 £4,002 £4,212 £4,422 £4,959
Dec 21st 2020 – Dec 28th 2020 £8,109
Dec 28th 2020 – Jan 8th 2021 £8,109
Jan 8th 2021 – Feb 12th 2021 £3,792 £4,002 £4,212 £4,375 £4,375
Feb 12th 2021 – Feb 19th 2021 £3,792 £4,002 £4,212 £4,375 £4,375
Feb 19th 2021 – Mar 26th 2021 £3,209 £3,419 £3,629 £3,839 £4,084
Mar 26th 2021 – Apr 2nd 2021 £3,792 £4,317 £4,842 £5,309 £5,309
Apr 2nd 2021 – Apr 9th 2021 £4,375 £4,993 £5,610 £6,242
Apr 9th 2021 – Apr 30th 2021 £4,375 £4,585 £4,795 £5,005 £6,242
Apr 30th 2021 – May 7th 2021 £4,025 £4,550 £5,075 £5,192 £5,192
May 7th 2021 – May 28th 2021 £4,025 £4,550 £5,075 £5,192 £5,192
May 28th 2021 – Jun 4th 2021 £8,109
Jun 4th 2021 – Jun 18th 2021 £4,025 £4,550 £5,075 £5,192 £5,192
Jun 18th 2021 – Jul 2nd 2021 £4,375 £4,585 £4,795 £5,005 £5,775
Jul 2nd 2021 – Aug 27th 2021 £8,109
Aug 27th 2021 – Sep 3rd 2021 £5,775
Sep 3rd 2021 – Oct 15th 2021 £4,025 £4,550 £5,075 £5,192 £5,192
Oct 15th 2021 – Oct 22nd 2021 £4,375 £5,065 £5,361 £5,361
Oct 22nd 2021 – Nov 5th 2021 £4,375 £5,178 £5,981 £6,242
Nov 5th 2021 – Dec 10th 2021 £3,792 £4,002 £4,212 £4,375 £4,375
Dec 10th 2021 – Dec 17th 2021 £3,792 £4,002 £4,212 £4,422 £4,959
Dec 17th 2021 – Dec 20th 2021 £8,109
Dec 20th 2021 – Dec 27th 2021 £8,109
Dec 27th 2021 – Mar 7th 2022 £8,109

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote please enquire


**The owner strongly advises that a maximum of 14 guests stay for weekly bookings in July – August so that they can enjoy the best possible time. Groups of up to 20 are better suited to weekend stays.**

Salcombe Retreat is situated in a beautiful, peaceful valley and the garden is not overlooked giving everyone a wonderful sense of privacy and isolation. However, actually, our neighbours are close, and very much within earshot. In particular, our closest neighbour’s house is close to (although out of sight of) the hot tub.
We do, therefore, have the following house rules:
-Please stop using the balconies, including the hot-tub, at 10.30pm;
-Please don’t play any outside music;
-Please don’t play any music audible beyond the bounds of the property.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1500 Credit card authorisation required, it is refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 4pm on Sunday 10am on other days
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Changeover day Friday
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the property
Minimum stay 2 nights
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Internet access? Wifi connection included
Other Ts and Cs Hot tub cannot be used past 10.30 pm
Other 2 Not suitable for hen or stag parties
Other 3 No outside music on the balconies
  • Features
    BBQ – Wifi – Hot Tub – Fireplace – Walking and Hiking Paths – Table Tennis – Tourist Towns & Villages – Outstanding Landscapes – Ideal for Babies & Toddlers