Number 12, Island Street, Salcombe




What makes Number 12 so unusual and very special is the generous outside space it enjoys.

Breakfast Patio

Immediately outside the kitchen, accessed via patio doors, this nearly enclosed courtyard measures approximately 15’ square. It has a large wooden table and 6 chairs and benefits from the morning sunshine. It is a lovely spot to enjoy reading the paper while eating a freshly baked ‘pain aux chocolate’ from the bakery or delicatessen in town!

Separate loo and utility room

Housed in an extension in the garden, the outside loo and utility room are both accessed via the paved patio. The loo is closest to the house and is ideal for people with wet or sandy feet, so you don’t have to walk on the carpet.

The utility room has washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. There are additional storage shelves out here and plenty of hooks and a drying rail. Just the right place to keep the beach kit, sailing togs or walking gear out of the house.


There is a pedestrian gate at the end of the patio, before you reach the garden, so you can make the area close to the house more child safe. Do not leave children unattended in the garden, as there is no fence between the garden and the sea and it is a sheer drop down the harbour wall into the water.

15’ x 30’ grass lawn, with paved area at the end that is open directly onto the water. Garden bench. There is plenty of space for a game of Boule or you can just lay out on the ground, reading your book.

Metal steps lead down the harbour wall, for easy access to the sea.

The Water's Edge

This enviable outside space makes eating outside a joy not to be missed. At the end of the day, returning to the garden at Number Twelve is something to look forward to.

Unlike most of Salcombe, which faces East, our garden enjoys the afternoon and evening sun. Hopefully you’ll get an evening high tide at some point during your stay, when being in the garden is simply the best place in Salcombe to be. Peaceful, totally private, in full sunshine with the water inviting you to jump in, there is no place quite like it!

With the constant ebb and flow of the tide, life at Number Twelve soon slows down in time with the rhythm of nature. Hopefully you will slow down too, and enjoy a restful holiday.

“Whether it be messing about in boats, or wining and dining by the sea that brings you to Number 12, this is one of the only houses in Salcombe where you can dip your toes in the water sitting in your back garden.”

An old fisherman's cottage, Number 12 would have been the envy of most of the seamen in Salcombe with its direct access to Shadycombe Creek. Today, it remains one of the only properties in Salcombe with direct access to the sea.

Tide Tables

Salcombe Weather


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