- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Washing Machine
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Short breaks available
- Sea View
Seacombe is the epitome of unique. It is a secluded, contemporary, architect designed house set among National Trust farmland near Salcombe in Devon. Inside, the huge windows and glazed balconies give simply stunning sea views. Outside, through the large garden and you can walk down to the beach in just a few minutes. Sleeping up to 9 people it offers total seclusion, relaxation and state of the art entertainment.
Surrounded by National Trust farmland, Seacombe is approached down a private stone track. The site had been owned by the family for over 20 years before the existing wooden shack was replaced by the new building. Annie, a qualified architect, designed and supervised the project. Glyn managed the self-build, Jane, Will and Joe helped and Mark (Annie's partner) was the carpenter. The result has won awards and the plaudits of many who have stayed there. From the rear, the cedar-clad building is low-key as it is built into the hill with huge glass windows to the south. On entering, the views are immediately apparent from a seating area and balcony - the three bedrooms and bathrooms are on this level while the kitchen/dining, living room and cinema are downstairs. The large walled garden offers privacy and there is a field for croquet or other games. Winner of Best Home Competition 2008 (Telegraph/Home Building and Renovating Magazine) and 2 RIBA awards 2009. In Sally Shalam's 5 top places to stay in UK (Conde Nast)
If you want to get out and about during your stay there are many exciting things to do in Seacombe and the surrounding area. A beautiful beach, Seacombe Sands, is just a 10 minute walk down the hill. There are lots of other fabulous beaches in both directions along the coast. There are watersports in nearby Salcombe where you can SCUBA dive on wrecks, go to surfing or sailing school or rent a boat. There are ample opportunities for fishing around Seacombe. The local pubs have great atmosphere, lots of real ales, good food, and live music, live music, including the famous Pig’s Nose at East Prawle. Devon has an amazing range of wonderful foods, fresh fish, seafoods and meat from Devon breeds. The South Devon coast is buzzing with wildlife providing ample opportunities to get back to nature.
There are several ways to travel to Seacombe but being secluded it is easiest to travel by car. There are however convenient local taxis for getting around and a water taxi for reaching Salcombe outside ferry hours. Directions can be provided on booking. The nearest train station is Totnes where you can rent a car for the rest of the journey. The closest airports are Plymouth, Exeter and Newquay.
Exeter 45 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Totnes 20 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
Kingsbridge 10 miles
The house has underfloor heating from a ground source heat pump, which can be readily adjusted. Two of the three bedrooms have en-suite facilities and balconies. The third can be arranged with 2 or 3 single beds. It is possible to use the cinema room as a further double bedroom (+£45 per person) making a maximum of 9 guests. The custom-made kitchen by New British Designs is in oak with granite work surfaces. Upstairs the floors are oak, downstairs and in the bathrooms the floor is limestone which continues outside to the terrace. The house has excellent facilities including music systems, switchable to different areas, TVs with freeview in all bedrooms, wi-fi, impressive kitchen equipment and even a popcorn maker. The cinema has a state of the art projector and screen with a blu-ray dvd player. It is a true cinema experience.
The outside terrace has a large hardwood table and chairs for outdoor dining. Lafuma sunloungers and deckchairs are provided. There is a small kitchen garden with herbs and seasonally some salad available to guests. At night, the garden can be illuminated with embedded lights and there are external speakers for the music system. The garden has a large lawn and is well stocked with flowers and fruit trees and banks of wild flowers. There is a large parking area behind the house and over an acre of field for games. A croquet set is provided.
There are many incredible beaches in the surrounding area. Seacombe Sands is just a 10 minute walk down the hill. There are several others in each direction along the coastal path. The area is famous for dramatic coastal walks. The South Devon coastal path is minutes from the door. Walk for a pub lunch in East Prawle, or head West for East Portlemouth and the ferry to Salcombe.
Conditions of Rental
The rental period is Sunday 4.00 pm to Sunday 10.00 am. It is sometimes possible to rent Seacombe Thurs-Sun or Sun-Thurs for 70% of the appropriate rent. Pets are not permitted. 20% of rent due with booking - remainder 8 weeks before holiday.