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Salmon Leap

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Horrabridge, near Tavistock, Devon
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A romantic retreat away awaits you in this delightful cottage, situated next to the River Walkham, perfect for those quiet evening strolls.

A perfect little cottage for couples looking for a quiet village location with a shop and pub just a few minutes walk away. Salmon Leap is a cosy terraced cottage just a stone’s throw from the River Walkham, which is famous for its salmon fishing and medieval stone bridge, which is in the centre of the village of Horrabridge, on the western edge of Dartmoor National park. The lovely town of Tavistock is just 4 miles away and is the gateway to the open wild and rugged moorland. Perfect for holidays, throughout the year romantic breaks and winter weekends, the cottage is warm and cosy with a wood burner. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Steep stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: The garden is accessed across the lane and has a river at the bottom.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2017
    Charming cottage. Wifi was fantastic was able to use our tech gadgets. The pub up the road where we ate were warm and friendly, the food was the best pub food I have had. As a whole it was a lovely few days rest.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Cottage's owner was helpful and thoughtful and the cottage was cosy and neat. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Unfortunately we had a nightmare week at Salmon Leap, this place is not a place suitable for kids at all.

    Response from:

    Response behalf of the owner: I appreciate all customer feedback. I know the weather during your stay was not the best (lots of rain) and that your son was ill, I am afraid that there isn't anything that I could do about that. Salmon Leap is exactly as is described on the web site, sitting within the Dartmoor national park and is always well appointed and clean. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay, maybe a character cottage situated in a beautiful setting is not the type of holiday you were looking for. You have awarded a 3 out of 10 but have not said what was actually wrong with the cottage, I am hoping maybe the bad weather and illness of your son are the reasons for your comments and not anything at fault with the cottage. There is free WIFI in the cottage as well as a DVD player and board games provided, literally across the lane from the cottage is the village park which is very good, there is also a swimming pool with slides and a current machine at the nearest town of Tavistock. The city of Plymouth is close by with the usual facilities so again I am unsure what more you would require to make it suitable for your child.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    This was our second summer at Salmon Leap cottage, and we enjoyed our stay here as much as last year. What made us come back? - The cottage itself, which is both traditional and beautifully refurbished downstairs and up. The ground floor is open plan but cosy with well-fitted kitchen. Both bedrooms are very comfortable, with good airing. The cottage may be centuries old, but has excellent natural lighting, and at night is very quiet, with only the gush of the Weir to wake up to. While parking is on-street we had no problems parking right outside the cottage most evenings, although the village can get quite busy on summer weekends. The owners made us feel very welcome. - Perhaps unusually for a holiday cottage Salmon Leap is at the heart of a village. Horrabridge is both pretty and interesting (and developing!), with well-stocked local shop, bakery, and a large inn with garden terrace. If you fancy a lazy day ‘at home’, there is an excellent children’s park and picnic area by the Weir. - Horrabridge is a ten-minute drive from Tavistock and local supermarkets. - Access to the moor itself couldn’t be better. - Plymouth is a fifteen minute drive and the same over the Tamar into Cornwall. Salmon Leap is ideal for a couple or a couple with one child, and makes an excellent base for exploring Dartmoor and the West Country.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2017
    As we were visiting Devon for a particular purpose, not a holiday, we could only stay for a few days. Salmon Leap was ideal for where we needed to be, it was cosy, comfortable and clean. Yes, the stairs were very steep but we'd seen the warning about them before booking. The village was scenic with a pub, bakery, fish and chip shop and convenience store. Just a few minutes drive took us onto Dartmoor and we did manage a trip into Cornwall as we were close to the border. The only thing we could have done with was information about the refuse bins as they were different from ours at home but that was a minor detail. The cottage was completely suitable for our needs, our party consisted of 3 adults and a large dog.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2017
    We enjoyed our week in this cottage, lovely and clean, nice woodburning stove, stairs a little steep, but otherwise a nice cottage, nice and warm on arrival

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2016
    Comfortable, clean, cosy cottage in a great location for exploring Dartmoor.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2016
    Sadly Salmon Leap has a bad damp problem which tainted our stay, as you can smell the damp as soon as you enter the property. Straightaway this spoilt our stay in the cottage as I felt disappointed which wasn't a great start! Also, I noticed on reviews I looked at before we visited the cottage, that the garden was overgrown. This is still the case and would make sitting in there maybe enjoying a glass of wine very unenjoyable as the grass looked as though it hadn't been cut in a very long time!!! No care has been taken at all to make it look presentable which was a shame. The main bedroom was decorated very nicely and you could see that some money has been spent trying to make it look nice and comfortable. What a shame that if the damp problem isn't addressed that it will all deteriorate quite quickly. Unfortunately I would not recommend Salmon Leap to any of our friends.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: I am sorry you feel that you did not enjoy your stay at Salmon Leap and can only apologise, this is the first negative feedback I have received and I am understandably disappointed. However I feel that I must point out that the cottage is over 200 years old and has thick stone walls which will naturally sweat during the colder months. I leave the central heating on constantly during cold periods which normally will counteract any effects of this dampness. I was in the cottage the day before your visit and could not myself detect any damp smell, if there was a slight smell of damp I again apologise and reiterate that this is only to be expected from a property of this age. I normally cut the grass every 2 to 3 weeks dependent on the weather and time of year, as I recall it had rained the week before your visit and it was therefore not possible to cut the grass before you came. Having said this I believe the length of the grass did not exceed 4 inches which I take to not be an unreasonable length. The patio and picnic bench would be unaffected by the length of the grass and are clear and very usable. The local amenities in the village I believe to be very good indeed, we have a bakers which provide amazing fresh bread and cakes, the local shop has a wide selection and I cannot recommend the food at the local pub (London Inn) enough, we even have a Hair dressers and nail bar. Again I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay and I will take on board what you have said. I do take your feedback very seriously but hope I have answered to some extent your issues.

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7.5 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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