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Location: Salcombe

Smugglers is a fabulously colourful and stylish cottage just perfect for friends and family.

Undeniably impressive and full of character, this holiday home is set in the tranquillity of Batson, but close to all the action on and off the water.

Smugglers Overview

From the undeniably impressive and colourful interior design, to its position in idyllic Batson, Smugglers is a true original in our diverse portfolio of luxury holiday homes in Salcombe.

The Grade II listed mid-terrace cottage is situated at the head of the Batson Creek which forms part of the Salcombe estuary. It is stacked full of incredible features and has the most wonderful character. From reclaimed rudders and up-cycled ropes, to exposed beams and twinkly lights, this is a joyful Salcombe holiday home.

The sunny terrace in front of the cottage captures the sun for most of the day and is the perfect place for a cup of tea in the morning or an evening gin and tonic. The stable doors at the front of the cottage lead into the small but well-equipped kitchen and dining area. You can fit nine around the table, but elbows need to be politely tucked in! Look out for the lobster fairy lights around the sideboard…

Up a couple of steps you’ll find a good sized sitting room with wood burner. There are plenty of colourful features and gorgeous lamps to give a great feel to this room. Board games are stored in the cupboards for evening entertainment (or for a rainy day; we have to admit these happen from time to time!)

Upstairs to the first floor landing (which which is wallpapered with real charts) there are three bedrooms; two super kings and one twin. Each bedroom has beautiful tones, fabrics, light fittings and eclectic trinkets. There are two bathrooms for the house, one being a shower room with hanging mackerel light fittings, and the second a bath with overhead shower.

Going up into the loft area there is the perfect zone for children. A snug area complete with sofa, television and twinkly lights gives youngsters an escape from the adults and their own space to have fun. Up a few steps from the snug there are three single beds.

Up the road from the cottage is a separate garden to enjoy plus a table and chairs for outdoor dining. There is also an outbuilding where the washing machine and tumble dryer can be found.

Please note: the outside garden areas are unsuitable for unsupervised young children as there is a small stream at the bottom of the garden.

One well-behaved dog allowed at the discretion of the owners at an additional charge.

No smoking allowed inside.



Ground Floor

  • Sunny terrace outside
  • Entrance into kitchen and dining area
  • Steps up to large sitting room with wood burner and plenty of family games

First Floor

  • Bedroom (Kingsize)
  • Bedroom (Kingsize)
  • Bedroom (Twin)
  • Bathroom (bath, shower over bath, sink, WC)
  • Bathroom (shower, sink, WC)

Second Floor

  • Children’s bedroom (3 x singles)
  • Children’s snug area with television and sofa


  • Separate private garden with outdoor dining area and charcoal barbecue
  • Outbuilding with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Sunny terrace at the front of the property



  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Nespresso machine (takes the large vertuo pods)
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, Netflix and BBC iPlayer
  • Tumble dryer and washing machine in separate outbuilding


  • Outdoor dining area and charcoal BBQ in separate private garden
  • Woodburner in sitting room


  • Off road parking for 1 car plus 1 designated parking bay

Finer Details




  • 2 x King
  • 1 x Twin
  • 3 built-in singles (suitable for children or small adult)

Changeover Day


Arrival and Departure

Arrival from 4:00pm, departure by 10am

Coffee Machine

Nespresso machine (takes larger Virtuo capsules)

Wifi Speed

Upload Speed: 0.53 Mb/s
Download Speed: 12.43 Mb/s
Last checked on 02/02/2023

Bed Linen

High quality bed linen supplied and changed weekly


The White Company toiletries provided


Each guest has one hand towel and one bath sheet

Dog Friendly

Yes one dog allowed charged at £45 per booking

Mobile Reception

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EV Charging Locations

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Additional Information

  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Woodburner in sitting room
  • Freeview TV - Netflix and BBC iPlayer
  • Hair dryer available
  • There's parking for two cars . One fairly tight space in front of the garage and an allocated space next to the village green.
  • Small patio area at the front of the cottage ( gated ) and garden with seating and dining at the back of the garage. Please note that there is a stream which isn't fenced off so unsuitable for toddlers. There also isn't access to the garden beyond the stream.

If you’d like to check any specific information that isn't mentioned in our descriptions, please call us and speak to one of our Holiday Consultants or see our FAQ's page.

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Smugglers offers you...

Stunning interior

The finest interior design with fabulous colours

Woofers very welcome

Smugglers welcomes your four-legged friends

Close to the action

A quiet location but a 10 min stroll into town

Walkers paradise

Close to the stunning walk around Snapes Point

We absolutely loved our stay at the Smugglers - best quality holiday rental I have ever been to! Thank you!
Ms Hayes
November 2023
My husband and I agreed that Smugglers is, by a long margin, the best and highest quality holiday rental we have ever been to. The owners have created the most incredibly charming and comfortable home from home.
Ms Hayes
October 2023
We had the most wonderful time at smugglers our 3rd time there. Everything was just as brilliant, we absolutely love it, even though weather wasn’t brilliant!. We would give it definitely 5 star rating and more, it’s a lovely position and the cottage is so gorgeous. Finest Stays are a good team, felt always on hand if any problems.
Ms Potts
August 2023
We’ve stayed there so often now I’ve honestly run out of words to describe how perfect Smugglers is. To have all the fun of Salcombe a ten minute walk along the creek, combined with the peace and quiet of Lower Batson is about as good as it gets. The garden is such an oasis as well on a hot day and the little stream the perfect place to cool your toes/paws.
Mr Mullins
June 2023
We love Smugglers; what a beautiful cottage. It has everything we love about a place and is in such a beautiful position, so peaceful yet so close to the bustling Salcombe. Perfect in every way.
Mrs Riches
September 2022
Smugglers is gorgeous we love the location and its decor. Really comfortable.
Mrs Bradford
August 2022
Smugglers is stunning. Please pass on our thanks to the owners - their home doesn't lack for anything and the location is just idyllic.
Mr Mullins
July 2022

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