Salcombe Retreat

Tavistock, UK

Details Rates
Bedrooms: 7
Sleeps: 16
Full Baths: 3
1/2 Baths: 1
$802 - $1,411/night


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 color 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, cozily 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 fourteen guests, across the main house. 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 night’s 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.
Steep, woodland garden: beautiful but not suitable for small children without adult supervision.


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
- 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
- Large wet room with shower, perfect for washing off the sand for a day at the beach
- Full room length bi-fold windows to terrace with outdoor seating and hot tub
- Middle terrace area
- Bedroom with king-size bed with large picture window looking into the garden
- Bedroom with king-size bed and access to Jack and Jill bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and access to Jack and Jill bathroom

First Floor
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and one bunk bed
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Bedroom with bunk bed
- Family shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Steep garden
- Full-length terrace with outdoor dining table and furniture
- Hot tub with seating for 6

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


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 center 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, chili 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 cozy bookshops, quaint coffee parlors 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 Southwest Coast Path above the harbor, 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.

Terms & Conditions:

Arrival time
5.00 pm

Departure time
4.00 pm on Sunday

10.00 am on other days

Changeover day

Minimum stay
2 nights minimum stay

Other Ts and Cs
Hot tub cannot be used past 10.30 pm

Features & Amenities

Proximity & Views

  • Landmark View


  • Internet Access
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV


  • Central Heating
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Hot Tub
  • Grill
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • High Chair
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Dishwasher

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$802 - $1,411/night

Concierge Service Is Included With All Rentals


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