Welcome to the seaside and an award-winning designer escape on the beautiful South Devon coast.
  • Sleeps: 7 (+2)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights (changeover Sun & Thu)

Seacombe is a unique, architect designed house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the South Devon coast. It is secluded and surrounded by National Trust coastal land.

Sleeping up to 7 people (with capacity for two extra if needed), Seacombe has won awards for its design and sustainability, including the Best Home Competition and two highly coveted RIBA awards. 

Built into a hillside, Seacombe is accessed across a timber bridge.  As you enter, the views of the coast and Deckler’s cliff can be seen from the huge south-facing windows.

There are three bedrooms on this level. The master bedroom includes a luxury ensuite, along with a custom-made king-size bed and its own balcony. The second ensuite double bedroom also enjoys sea views from its own balcony, and the third bedroom can include up to three single beds or a double, with a bathroom next door.

Panoramic views can be seen from a comfortable internal sitting area with access to the main balcony. From here, steps lead to the patio and a private stone-walled garden ideal for sunbathing, barbecuing and stargazing.

Downstairs, the living area features a large, cosy seating area with leather sofas and a TV with surround-sound. Sliding doors lead outside to the spacious patio and garden, a herb garden and a field that’s ideal for group games including croquet and badminton. 

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At a glance

  • An award-winning, architect designed house sleeping up to 9 people, secluded near East Portlemouth on the South Devon coast.
  • Easily accessed by car, with plenty of parking. The nearest train station is Totnes.
  • The house features a state of the art home cinema room with surround-sound and a whole-house music system.
  • Enjoy a wide range of sandy beaches and coastal walks, along with an array of local pubs and restaurants. Salcombe is accessible by passenger ferry and offers opportunities for watersports, fishing and scuba diving.


  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps 7 (+ 2 extra if required), master king bedroom with ensuite bath/shower room; double bedroom with ensuite shower room; twin/triple bedroom; family bath/shower room, TV in all bedrooms; bespoke kitchen, walk-in larder, fan oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, washer-dryer, fridge, freezer, filtered water; large lounge, 37″ TV surround sound; cinema with 106″ cinema screen, surround sound, high definition projector, DVD/Bluray collection, double mattress; 3 balconies, patio with seating area, barbeque; field for games; parking.

Local activities

Beaches, coastal walks, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, boating, kite boarding, coasteering, angling, sea fishing, farms, breweries, star gazing, wildlife spotting, birdwatching.

More information

The bespoke kitchen, crafted from oak and granite, is very well-equipped and includes a walk-in larder.

The house features oak floors with underfloor heating, an air purification system, filtered water and WiFi available throughout. The sound system allows music or radio (you can also connect your own ipod) to be played through speakers inside and in the garden.

The cinema room, accessed through an opening bookcase, features a 106″ screen with surround sound, dimmable lighting, sofas and an extensive DVD/Bluray collection.  A double mattress can accommodate two more guests comfortably here.

Seacombe is located just above Seacombe Sands, a lovely beach and the South Devon coastal path. The section of path between Salcombe and Start Point is one of the most spectacular, passing Prawle Point, the most southerly point in Britain before The Lizard. Unusual birds, butterflies and moths are frequent visitors, and on summer evenings glow worms are a fascinating sight.

Enjoy lunch at the nearby Gara Rock or East Prawle, or take the ferry across to Salcombe, where fishing, scuba diving, surfing or sailing activities can be arranged.

Things to note

No pets permitted due to being adjacent to National Trust land. Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am. No smoking permitted. Minimum stay of 3 nights should be taken Thu-Sun; or alternatively Sun-Thu (@ 70% of weekly rate).

Where you'll be staying

East Portlemouth, Devon

What the guests of Seacombe say

just wanted to say what a wonderful relaxing time we had staying at the
beautiful house. We knew it was going to be special but we were completely
bowled over when we arrived. It was so welcoming we were speechless for some
time after arriving! We had a very tough year and this was the start we needed.
We will definitely return again and just wanted to say thank you.”
J & S Stevens

never before found a rental house like this in Britain: floor-to-ceiling
windows surround the living quarters, and slide open to admit salty breezes and
birdsong. An elevated position ensures views of a changing seascape beyond the
walled garden. With a cinema room, three bedrooms and put-you-up space for two
downstairs, this is a great house for friends and family.”
S Shalam

just got back home after our stay at Seacombe and wanted to say how much we
loved your wonderful home. What a complete triumph it is – it feels completely
blessed and complements the astounding location perfectly, we loved reading
about the history of how your family all pitched in… well you must all be
completely thrilled with the results!! We feel very lucky to have been able to
enjoy it for a while too.”
M. Ansell

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