East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8

East Portlemouth

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

6 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number SAL040004
  • Agent Marchand Petit Salcombe
  • Agent Number 01548 844 473

Guide price £2,750,000

About this property

A magnificent mid-19th Century residence in a uniquely beautiful position close to the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth with superbly landscaped gardens and fields including detached triple garage with annexe above all in about 13 acres.

Standing in its own extensive and beautifully landscaped grounds, the elegant Georgian house which sits up on a hill enjoys peace and tranquillity, even at the height of the season, and yet this prettiest of estauries can be accessed from just a 25 minutes walk. The Salcombe Estuary is renowned as one of the loveliest in the country and, with its offshoot creeks, offers miles of sheltered waters for messing about in small boats, and deep water moorings for larger yachts. There are some delightful sandy beaches towards the mouth of the harbour and the coast on either side is the most spectacularly rugged and unspoilt of th ewhole of South Devon's coastline. It is a short boat ride to the hear of Salcombe with its pubs, restaurants, designer clothes shops, quays and mooring pontoons. For a more comprehensive range of facilities, Kingsbridge lies at the head of the estuary ad has shops, leisure facilities, and a highly regarded secondary school. The small village of East Portlemouth, with its ancient church is a short walk. There is a passenger ferry operating throughout the year and linking the village to Salcombe; water taxis run by the Salcombe Harbour Office, are also available in the summer season.

Holset House is constructed of rendered stone walls beneath a slate roof and over recent years sympathetic restoration has been to a high standard. A wide panelled front door gives access to the entrance porch with doors opening into the main reception hall. The rooms are all well proportioned and there are wide sash windows allowing plenty of natural light to flood through the whole house. There are an abundance of original features including ceiling decorations and cornices, some original fireplaces, moulded panelled internal doors. The hub of the house is the splendid kitchen/breakfast room with a 3 oven Aga cooker with a matching 2 oven Aga module cooker. There are two formal reception rooms both elegant in design with feature fireplaces, and a formal dining room with large table and seating for 12. The ground floor accommodation also includes a large rear hallway with lantern roof ideal as a boot room, utility room, snug, study and shower room with WC and basin. A handsome staircase with ornate banister leads to the first floor light and airy landing where there is access to 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms, family bathroom and en-suite facilities. All bathrooms are modern in design with complementary fittings.

Outside there is a substantial modern outbuilding currently used as a triple garage with an annexe with potential for further accommodation.

The gardens are a delight with established shrubs and small trees surrounding the house with a wide expanse of lawn and sun terraces within a tranquil walled garden. Beyond the rear of the house are fields including stabling/paddocks extending in all about 13 acres.

Please note this property is holiday let and there may be bookings that will need to be honoured and we can put any interested party in touch with the letting agent concerned.

Key Features

East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8
  • Elegant and immaculately presented and substantial Georgian family residence
  • Finished to an exacting standard with architectural and period features
  • 2 Reception rooms with feature fireplaces
  • Beautifully proportioned rooms all immaculately presented
  • Plenty of natural light flooding through the whole property
  • 13 acres of grounds with landscaped garden, sun terraces and fields
  • Ample parking with Triple garage/boat store and Annexe above
  • Tranquil setting close to East Portlemouth sandy beaches and the Salcombe Estuary



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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