Dorset House Salcombe

Salcombe, Devon
+44 (0)7554 424156

Modern townhouse with spectacular sea views in Salcombe; walk to beaches, restaurants and along beautiful coastlines


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A central spot for this spacious, light-filled Sea Captain’s House in the centre of Salcombe. Enjoy estuary and sandy beach views from every angle on three terraces; find a sociable table and barbecue for fair-weather dining and sun loungers surrounded by lavender and greenery.

Pack up buckets, spades and fishing nets and jump on the Salcombe ferry over to sandy beaches in East Portlemouth or head to South Sands (half an hour walk) for paddle boarding. Walkers can join the South West Coast Path in town with spectacular paths in either direction – the route to Bolt Head is particularly inspiring.

Cook in the well-equipped large open plan kitchen (with more dreamy views); find a wine fridge (and a welcome bottle) and cocktail corner kitted out with glasses and shaker – everything you need for a lively dinner party.

Dorset House Salcombe - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Having your own private, off-street parking
  • Spending an afternoon at Overbeck's house and gardens - book ahead for afternoon tea
  • Enjoying sundowners on the terrace at sunset
Dorset House Salcombe - Gallery

You should know

  • Cupboards are swept bare so you need to bring everything
  • Toddlers need watching on open terraces


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £250
Weekly price
from £1750
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From £2504 beds4 bedrooms


What a truly wonderful property, the views are outstanding and the location is unbeatable! Freya is a superb host! Nothing is too much trouble and she has a genuine desire to ensure you have a great stay. Highly recommend both the house and Freya.

Leanne, Coventry

What a beautiful house in the best location. Visited for a week with friends, had everything we needed for entertaining as well as relaxing. Worked there too as the wifi was great. Can’t beat the view! Would definitely stay again.

J, London

Amazing stay in Salcombe, what a great house! Beautiful balcony, quiet and peaceful surroundings, great kitchen area, short walk to Salcombe (1 min). Would stay again. Thank you to Freya for all of her help!

Jenna, London

A five star holiday! Our stay in Dorset House, Salcombe was an experience we'll treasure forever. The house itself is stylish and modern whilst being comfortable and welcoming. The views down to the town and the glittering estuary beyond were incomparable. The kitchen was a joy to cook in, the bathrooms luxurious and the balconies were the perfect places to get together after glorious sunny days and watch the world go by with a glass of wine. Sawday's were a pleasure to deal with too.

Cathy, Nottingham

Freya was very kind, understanding and helpful and offered us a full refund when we had to cancel our booking due to the virus outbreak. We were very disappointed not to be going, but we shall definitely be booking this beautiful house at later date.

Jill, London

You'll be the envy of the town - what a location! It'll be hard to tear yourself away from the views but once you do - you're only a short walk/ferry ride away from some of the most beautiful, sandy beaches in the South West. Dorset House is spacious and stylish and really well equipped for a holiday with friends and family - I can't recommend it enough.

Catherine, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're so high up that you feel removed from the hustle and bustle but you’re only one street away from Salcombe town centre for cafes, shops (there's an excellent butcher and baker at the bottom of the road) and restaurants; try The Crab Shed for local fish or The Fortesque Inn for woodfired pizzas. A wide sandy beach and ice creams are less than a 10-minute drive in Bantham.

Local points of interest from Freya Thompson

  • Salcombe for restaurants, pubs, shops and atmosphere. From 15 minutes' walk away.
  • The south west coast path. Walk to Gara Rock and back from the East Portlemouth ferry.
  • Salcombe harbour for stunning sandy beaches, dinghy sailing, fishing, kayaking and diving.
  • Bantham. Fantastic surf beach, short drive away.
  • Dartmoor national park. Breathtaking scenery and excellent pubs.
  • NT properties: Overbeck’s, subtropical garden. Soar Mill Cove, dog friendly beach and a healthy walk. South Milton Sands, The Beach House restaurant. Dog friendly beach. Greenway. Agatha Christie’s holiday home on the banks of of the river dart.


Freya Thompson

It’s a family affair at Salcombe Farm – Felicity and Charles bought it years ago, running B&B and breeding Dartmoor ponies, and now Freya and Freddie have taken over, managing the self-catering barn and treehouse and planning future projects. Freya also manages Dorset House in town – she’s lived in Salcombe most of her life and has a wealth of knowledge about the area.