- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
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 or along the coast path to the newly refurbished Gara Rock hotel, restaurant and spa. 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 is embedded in the hillside and from the main entrance an oak staircase leads you downstairs to a spacious living area. The finishes are luxurious - there are oak floors, ground source underfloor heating and wifi throughout. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, a custom made 5ft double bed, sea views and a private balcony. The second bedroom is also ensuite with a custom made double bed, and also has a private balcony. The third bedroom is a twin, with a third single bed if needed, or you can turn it into a double bed. There is a family bathroom next door to this room. Downstairs the kitchen is bespoke and beautifully crafted with solid oak and granite surfaces. There is a large table with chairs for dining. The kitchen is open plan and well equipped, and has sea views and doors to the patio. The living room (open plan with the kitchen diner) has a large seating area with leather sofas, a 37 inch TV with surround sound, and large sliding glass doors to the patio. There's a good selection of books, games and DVDs. In a room next door to the living room is a state of the art cinema room behind a secret door! Comfortable seating, dimmable lighting, and a 106 inch screen with surround sound.
There is a large patio area with BBQ, table and chairs for eating al fresco. The garden is large and sheltered - ideal for sunbathing when the weather is being kind. There is a herb garden and a cherry tree. There are a number of outdoor games including volleyball and badminton.
Short stays available at 70% of weekly rate for three nights from Thurs. to Sunday. Cost includes bedding, linen and bathroom towels but please bring your own beach towel. I'm afraid we can't accept pets due to grazing animals on adjacent National Trust land. 20% deposit required on booking with balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Refundable security deposit also payable.