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Harbour Watch

  • Property Ref: HARBWA
  • Salcombe
  • Devon
  • TQ8 8PU


  • Celebration House
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to Shops
  • Cot and Highchair
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Freeview
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Group Holidays
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pet Friendly
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Wet Room
  • WiFi

About this Property

Hidden among the trees, perched on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary and just a short ferry ride from Devon's most famous town, Harbour Watch is one of the region's ultimate holiday destinations. Having featured among The Sunday Times Top 50 Holiday Homes and also on ITV's 'Holiday Home Sweet Home', this thoughtfully designed, family home is the perfect combination of luxury, style and comfort. From its elevated position, the property's impressive front decking offers exquisite, panoramic estuary views towards the rolling Devon hills and across the shimmering water to iconic Salcombe, all the while retaining the kind of privacy you would expect from such a prestigious abode.

Secret garden paths lead through the undergrowth and down steps to the property's private beach, a serene slither of golden sand that slowly reveals itself as the tide retreats. Here, crystal clear sea waters lap at the shore and offer the perfect escape from the summer heat as well as an ideal place to launch kayaks or tenders for the property's off-shore mooring.

Inside, the large, glass-fronted open-plan living space takes full advantage of the views and offers plenty of room for planning days ahead and recounting those just past. The TV room opposite is a perfect refuge whilst the 6-bed bunk room completes the downstairs and is the ideal hideaway for mischievous children. Upstairs, three double bedrooms offer plenty of space and comfort with the master enjoying the full estuary panorama. From a practical perspective there's an impressive 5 washrooms, comprising three en-suites, one large downstairs wet room and a family bathroom, while the decking hosts two gas barbecues and ample seating for al fresco dining come breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Beautiful sandy beaches are just a stroll through the village away, where the Venus Café serves up great coffee and passenger ferries dodge sailing boats and Princess yachts as they make the short trip back and forth between East Portlemouth and Salcombe. On the other side of the estuary is the hustle and bustle of one of the UK's most popular sailing towns. Boutique home and fashion shops now line the once sleepy high-street and there's no shortage of places to eat and drink, though we wouldn't be surprised if you soon found yourself ready to return to the peace and serenity of Harbour Watch, just over the water.


Hallway with feature gas log fire shared with lounge. Large open plan living room comprising lounge area with leather corner sofa and seating with folding glazed doors that open fully onto the luxury yacht-style deck area. Dining area with table and chairs to seat 8. The modern kitchen has exposed beams with roof skylights and is equipped with every imaginable convenience including ceramic hob, eye level grill and oven, dishwasher, microwave and an American style fridge and freezer with wine cooler as well as an island unit breakfast bar with stools. Separate lounge/TV room with two sofas and lounger, large flat screen TV, DVD and Freeview. At the rear a large wet room with shower, WC and hand basin and adjacent utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Door into the children's bunk room (sleeps 6) with two 3ft beds (can be joined to make double), a separate 3ft single, a suspended 3ft bed over the twin and two further bunk beds arranged in maritime style in their own recess, as well as a good sized walk in wardrobe. The master double bedroom is on the first floor with 6' bed and unparalleled views of the estuary, en-suite bathroom with bath and hand held shower, hand basin and WC. Second double bedroom with two 3ft beds pushed together to form a double (can be a twin room) and classic views over the garden and beach. Rear double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and hand held shower, hand basin and WC. Family shower room, with walk in shower, hand basin and WC.


Large decked area, directly over the beach, with seating for 6 and and also dining table with seating for 8. One  gas and one charcoal barbecue. Lawn to one side with drive, parking and patio to the other side with outside shower and paths winding down through wooded areas to the beach. 

Parking: Parking for 4 medium sized cars.


  • Included: Bed linen and towels, WiFi, travel cot, high chair, stairgate, electricty and central heating (oil).
  • Security Deposit: £300.
  • Pets: One well behaved dog welcome strictly not in bedrooms or upstairs. Additional security deposit for dog. £150.00
  • Telephone: With honesty box. Mobile reception good.
  • Local Facilities: Private beach below property with many more beaches accessible by boat and on foot.
  • Shops: Supermarket  and local shops in Kingsbridge (10 miles) and Salcombe.
  • Pubs/restaurants: Several good pubs and restaurants accessible over the water in Salcombe. On the East Portlemouth side in South Pool accessible by boat at high tide and  by car (5 mins) and in nearby East Prawle (10 mins by car).
  • Boats: Fixed mooring for boats up to  22'. (Boats can be launched at Salcombe or less than a mile from the house.)
  • Amenities: Several local companies specialising in sailing, diving, boat hire and windsurfing in Salcombe. Passenger ferry runs regularly from East Portlemouth to Salcombe all through the year and a large passenger ferry connects Salcombe and Kingsbridge, depending on tides.


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