The Custom House, Union Street, Salcombe, TQ8

The Custom House

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number SAL150294
  • Agent Marchand Petit Salcombe
  • Agent Number 01548 844 473

Guide price £2,000,000

About this property

A Grade II listed historically and unique property in the heart of Salcombe with stunning estuary views over the main Salcombe anchorage, The Bag and towards East Portlemouth. No EPC required.

Once a thriving fishing village, Salcombe still retains much of its original charm and character. The property sits in the heart of the town, with its many restaurants, local pubs and boutique shops. More extensive shopping and amenities are available in nearby Kingsbridge.

The Salcombe Estuary has numerous sandy beaches, coves and sheltered anchorages, all of which make it an excellent base for dingy sailing, water sports, boating and long walks along the beautiful coastline. Salcombe is also a famous yachting centre and provides a perfect cruising base from which to explore France, The Channel Islands and the beautiful harbours and creeks of the West Country.

The A38 Devon Expressway is about 15 miles to the north, providing dual carriageway access to the M5 Motorway at Exeter. There are good intercity rail services from Totnes to London Paddington and a growing number of UK and international flights from Exeter airport. Britanny Ferries operate services to France, Spain and the Channel Islands from their terminal at Plymouth.

The Custom House is a true Salcombe landmark, sitting adjacent to the Lifeboat Station in the very heart of the town. Constructed in the mid 19th Century, the 3 storey property enjoys fabulous uninterrupted water views.Owned by the same family for 20 years and boasts a fine history as the former customs and excise house for the town, it has some lovely features such as the bespoke period staircase. It has been refurbished over recent years to a high standard throughout including a newly overhauled roof and new dormer windows.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall
Stairs rising to upper floors with bespoke handmade handrail. Cupboard. Flagstone floor.

Window. Wash hand basin. WC.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
The kitchen/breakfast room looks straight out to the estuary, with large windows letting in plenty of light. There are some lovely features including wooden shutters ont he windows and fireplace. A fitted dresser base and wall mounted units, a recessed area houses a 2 oven Aga together with plenty of food preparation areas. Flagstone floor.

Utility Room
Large utility area with sink and cupboards underneath. Window and door to rear yard.

Master Bedroom Suite
Window with shutters and wooden sill. Recess for fireplace. Door leading to the en-suite bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and WC.


First Floor Landing
Oriel window and cupboard.

Wet Room
Window. Wash hand basin. WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bedroom with sash window.

Bedroom 3
Double bedroom with sash window and door leading to balcony.

Sitting Room
A splendid room with stripped pine floor boards and a feature fireplace housing a large wood burner. Floor to ceiling glazed area with French windows leading out onto a wide balcony stretching the width of the room and overlooking the estuary. The views are spectacular and unparalleled.


Second Floor Landing
Cupboard. Separate WC. Bathroom with bath and wash hand basin. Window.

Bedroom 4
Window to side elevation.

Bedroom 5
A large double bedroom with feature window looking out over the estuary.

The property is currently let out for much of the year and would make an excellent investment, generating up to £4,000 per week during peak season. Many of the clients are repeat customers. From a rental perspective, the house is ideally set up for one or two families but is also the perfect retreat for smaller groups looking to enjoy the spectacular location at quieter times of the year.As this property is holiday let there may be books that will need to be honoured and we can put any interested party in touch with the letting agent concerned.

The ownership of the property extends to the edge of the quay where there is private parking for 2 vehicles or boat trailers, with access just off Union Street.

Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas fired Aga. BT wireless broadband.

Local Authority
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NE Tel: 01803 861234.

All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.

Strictly by appointment with the agents, Marchand Petit, Salcombe office Tel: 01548 844473.

From Kingsbridge take the A381 to Salcombe. As you come into town, turn left onto Onslow Road and follow the road round to the left, then right, and keep right going down the hill on Market Street, until you come to a crossroads with the Butchers in front of you on the left hand side. Turn left onto Fore Street and follow this lane onto Union Street. The Custom House is the last house on the left hand side, overlooking the harbour with a parking space just past the house on the left.

Kingsbridge 6 miles, A38 Devon Expressway 15 miles, Totnes 18 miles (Paddington about 3 hours)

Key Features

The Custom House, Union Street, Salcombe, TQ8
  • Spectacular estuary views
  • Stunning waterfront location
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Grade II listed historical property
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Living areas with wide balcony
  • Private off road parking
  • Courtyard



Floorplan 1

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24 Fore Street Salcombe Devon TQ8 8ET

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01548 844 473