CIDER PRESS COTTAGE – SALCOMBE
In amongst the rolling hills of Higher Batson, Salcombe, Cider Press Cottage is gorgeously located. This tranquil corner of the South Hams, with only a twenty-minute walk or 5-minute drive to Salcombe town centre, this picturesque country house offers many features for all generations of the family and dogs to enjoy. Cider Press Cottage boasts contemporary accommodation for up to 6 guests with spacious living areas, tasteful décor and an enclosed garden.
Cider Press Cottage welcomes you from the porch into the entrance hall. This modern cottage maintains its gorgeous original features like the exposed stone walls and is acclaimed by the wooden furnishing, especially in the spacious lounge. This living area boasts a large inglenook wood fired burner that compliments the country-style décor. The light and airy lounge features large windows, patio door access into the garden, quirky art, contemporary chairs and large sofas for everyone to find their comfort. The lounge also includes a writing table and wall-sized map, TV, WiFi Internet and a DVD player (need to check). Back into the hallway, a spacious cloakroom under the stairs can be found.
The open planned kitchen/diner with modern furnishings again compliments the exposed original stonewalls. The beautiful dining area is the perfect sun-trap, boasting a gorgeous view and plenty of natural light from the large window. The modern country-style kitchen is fully equipped with ample preparation surfaces, a built-in oven and microwave, hob, kettle, toaster and hidden dishwasher. The utility just off the kitchen host’s great space for wet clothing and access to the garden patio area.
The garden is across two levels. Out the house into the garden you are met with the large patio area inclusive of the umbrella covered al fresco dining table and chairs, sun loungers and wicker chairs. Leading onto the second level of the garden, you are met with a sloping lawn garden. A picnic bench located in the right corner is perfect for enjoying a tea party or watching the kids and dogs while they play. Although the garden is enclosed to all sides, it’s great for children but should they choose to venture a little further, the area surrounding the property is so tranquil, you can afford to relax while they explore the beautiful grounds.
Back inside, up the stairs and along the landing you are met with the shower room. This elegantly bright bathroom is shared by two of the bedrooms. It includes a corner-enclosed shower with waterfall and handheld showerheads, washbasin with built-in draw and toilet. Next-door is the twin room. The exposed stonewalled feature with the artwork and books create a feeling of cosy comforts, whether it is used as a couple’s room with the zip and link beds or as two singles. Next is the king size bedroom. This bedroom includes a modern wooden chest of draws, and a lovely view of the rear garden. Finally you arrive in the master bedroom. This spacious room is fantastically furnished with a king-sized bed, wardrobe space, chest of drawers and dressing table. The spacious en-suite boasts a bath and overhead shower, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail.
Parking facilitates up to 3 cars and extra space for a boat.
Things to do
Salcombe, A historic sailing town, with its picturesque and sheltered harbour. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the beautiful beaches and sapphire blue, crystal clear waters – An absolute jewel in South Devon’s crown. Captivating all year round, Salcombe really comes to life in the summer months and the buzz of this lively seaside community is absolutely irresistible.
Coastal towns don’t get much better than this. Traditional sailing boats speed past fabulous yachts. The waterfront shops are plentiful. Craftsmanship is alive and well in Salcombe and local artisans peddle their beautiful goods alongside more well-known designer brands. Add to this a mouthwatering array of some of the best restaurants and bistro’s in the county and you’ve got yourself the perfect destination.
Jump on the ferry between Salcombe and East Portlemouth and escape the crowds for the day. Or for the more energetic, pick up the coast path and take in the spectacular views. The National Trust’s Overbecks is nearby and well worth a visit. Take a look around its famous gardens with it’s rare and exotic plants.
Cider Press Cottage is also in an ideal location for exploring many lovely countryside walks in the area.
So, whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure holiday, a relaxing and chilled getaway or something in-between. Salcombe has something for everyone.
What makes Cider Press Cottage so special from the owner
We absolutely adored Cider Press Cottage from the first moment we saw it. It’s set in a lovely little hamlet, sheltered from the wind and brimming with wildlife. The cottage was converted from a cider press for the farm in the 1990s and recently underwent another total update. There is a resident owl and a family of deer that we sometimes see if up early enough in the morning!
We can arrive without going through the centre of Salcombe so avoiding the crowds. We can park right outside the front door – Safe to let the children straight out of the car.
Inside, this is no dark poky cottage – beautifully light and airy, we love the living room which everyone is surprised by as it is so large and spacious!
The master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom is also beautifully spacious.
Our favourite local walk from the cottage is to Snapes Point, where you have amazing views of the whole estuary and out to sea. We also love to walk into Salcombe, get the ferry across to Portlemouth and walk to Gara Rock for a cream tea.