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Location: Kingsbridge

This Georgian beauty sits on the waterfront of the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary and is the height of sumptuous style and elegance.

Explore your beautiful surroundings and enjoy your time in the perfect house for multigenerational holidays or groups of friends looking for something spectacular.

Tacket Wood House Overview

Tacket Wood House is a truly iconic Georgian property that has sat elegantly on the waterfront of the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary for two centuries. This stunning home offers a true taste of luxury with a unique blend of Swallows and Amazons adventure plus a dash of sunset tranquillity.

It is also an easy 10 minute walk into central Kingsbridge along public footpaths, where there is a cinema, many independent shops and restaurants and markets and a 5 minute walk to Kingsbridge Leisure Centre with its 25 metre main pool and separate learner pool.

The house was originally built in 1823 for the manager of a long disused slate quarry behind Tacket Wood, and is instantly recognisable by a huge Macrocarpa tree near the waterfront that can be seen in photographs dating back to 1882. Having recently undergone an extensive rebuild and sympathetic extension which was completed in 2022, the house blends all mod-cons with sumptuous interior design and generous proportions in every room.

The large entrance hallway leads to a vast open plan kitchen equipped with Susie Watson china and furniture together with top of the range Miele appliances. It includes an electric AGA, induction hob and double ovens with combi microwave. The bright dining area under a stunning roof lantern lends itself to happy breakfasts right through to long and sociable evening meals.

The smart drawing room with log burner and glorious views over the estuary is a perfect place for socialising in the evening, or a place to quietly read a book in the daytime. The captivating creekside views burst through the beautiful sash windows with original Georgian shutters.

Across the stair hallway you will find the second sitting room where a large TV and open fireplace provides total relaxation in the evening. The desk in front of the window is a wonderful spot for work as long as you are able to ignore the stunning floor to ceiling views over the garden and across the water through another tall sash window with original shutters.

The ground floor is also home to a shower room, utility area and pretty twin bedroom with its own Gothic door outside; perfect for those who prefer to avoid walking up stairs.

The original Georgian staircase up to the second floor reveals jaw-dropping bedrooms adorned with sumptuous Susie Watson fabrics, curvaceous headboards and Vi-Spring mattresses throughout. On the easterly side of the house there is a master bedroom (with en suite shower room) that opens out onto a private balcony with panoramic views stretching from the gardens and ever-changing waterway beyond, to meadows and copses to the west. Also on this side of the house is a twin bedroom and wonderful family bathroom. Take this opportunity to truly relax and enjoy a warm bath as you gaze out the window, soaking up the sights of the action on the Kingsbridge estuary.

Across the landing is a second twin bedroom, plus a large super kingsize bedroom with double aspect views and en suite shower room. From here you can have a cup of tea in bed whilst watching the sheep meander in the field across the lane – or count them at night if you’re having trouble sleeping!

Outside, the children will make the most of the gorgeous garden for hide and seek or even a teddybears picnic or maybe crab fishing off the private quay at high tide, or simply walk down to the private shingle beach to paddle and explore the foreshore at low tide.

When you’re ready for action, you can be picked up from across the estuary for a paddle boarding lesson. Or if you’ve your own boat, there is a private running mooring for your RIB or launch, with tender mooring available on a sliding mooring alongside a solid ladder on the sea wall. Salcombe, South Pool and the beaches are an easy half-tide boat ride away, avoiding all the traffic and crowds. Or at high tide, simply enjoy jumping off the wall into the sea for a very refreshing experience.

This really is a truly wonderful home in a prime and unique waterfront location and picturesque setting. Book your stay in Tacket Wood House and prepare to be immersed in the beautiful land and seascapes of Kingsbridge.

Please Note:

At low tide the unfenced drop from the sea wall is 3m. Young children must be accompanied at all times.

Smoking not allowed inside.

Two well-behaved dogs who are at least 2 years old are allowed in the house subject to the owner’s discretion at an additional charge per dog. These must stay strictly downstairs and off furniture.

Please note that a gardener will be working on Friday mornings and may need to attend at other times by prior arrangement. We are assured that no noisy machinery will be used while guests are in residence.

The running mooring suitable for boats up to 6m in length. Harbour dues must be arranged via the Salcombe Harbour Authority as usual. The wide Kingsbridge launching ramp is only 200m away as the crow flies, and Wills Marine (for example) can help with trailer storage as necessary.


Ground Floor

  • Pretty lobby leading to a large entrance hallway with pegs for coats and bench
  • Spacious open plan kitchen and dining area leading out onto a wide terrace with outdoor dining and garden beyond
  • Drawing room with estuary views, comfortable seating and wood burner
  • Second sitting room with estuary views, wall mounted SmartTV, open fireplace and desk
  • Utility room (with washing machine, tumble dryer and hanging area) leading to a twin bedroom having its own outside access and estuary views.
  • Shower room (shower, sink, WC)
  • Cloakroom (sink, WC)

First Floor

  • Super kingsize double aspect bedroom and en suite shower room (shower, basin, WC). Doors leading out to private balcony with stunning estuary and hillside views
  • Super kingsize double aspect bedroom with en suite shower room (shower, basin, WC) and glorious views over the water and fields.
  • Twin bedroom (with zip and link beds) with distant estuary and town views.
  • Family shower room (shower, sink, WC)
  • Twin bedroom (with zip and link beds)with superb estuary views.
  • Family bathroom with unique water views (bath, sink, WC)


  • Large landscaped gardens with three lawned areas and incredible direct water frontage
  • Gated access from garden down to privately owned shingle beach
  • Sea wall with ladder and sliding mooring for tenders/visitors
  • Running mooring
  • Comfortable outdoor furniture
  • Romantic vine-filled greenhouse
  • Atmospheric courtyard with bird bath, fig tree and string lighting.



  • Fridge-freezer
  • Free WiFi throughout with full fibre broadband (FTTP)
  • AGA in the kitchen (electric so easily switched on and off)
  • Miele double oven (combination microwave and convection)
  • Miele induction hob
  • Miele drinks fridge with two separate compartments
  • Samsung fridge freezer with ice maker and chilled filtered water
  • Nespresso machine
  • Sonos sound system in kitchen
  • Underfloor heating throughout with separately controlled thermostats in every room
  • Miele washing machine and separate tumble dryer in utility room
  • Susie Watson China and Le Creuset non-stick saucepans
  • LG OLED SmartTV in sitting room
  • Hairdryers in each bedroom


  • Four spaces (two more possible with care)


  • Running mooring
  • Sea wall with ladder and sliding tender/visitor mooring
  • Shingle beach (private above Mean High Water)
  • Comfortable outdoor seating on sun terrace and in the garden
  • Charcoal barbecue on lookout area
  • Viewing platform by waterfront
  • Large private gardens with three separate lawned areas

Finer Details




  • 2 x Super King
  • 2 x Super King that can also be twin
  • 1 x Twin

Changeover Day

Friday for peak periods, flexibility at other times and for short breaks

Arrival and Departure

Arrival from 4:00pm, departure by 10am

Coffee Machine

Nespresso machine (takes Virtuo capsules)

Wifi Speed

Upload Speed: 26.73 Mb/s
Download Speed: 67.61 Mb/s
Last checked on 25/01/2023

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, two well-behaved dogs over 2 years accepted, charged at £45 per week per dog.

Mobile Reception

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EV Charging Locations

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Refundable Security Deposit


Additional Information

  • Garden with lawn and outside furniture leading down to the water (please note this is not fenced off for young children)
  • Access to foreshore
  • Hair dryer available
  • Running mooring for boat up to 6 metres (normal Harbour dues apply)
  • Further patio area with outside dining area
  • Gas BBQ
  • Separate utility room with ironing board and iron
  • Parking for two cars
  • This property cannot accommodate stair gates.
  • Travel Cot and High Chair both available.
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.

Rental Rates


Weekly price

Daily Prices From

31 May - 4 Jul 2024


£2,477.24 for 2 nights

6 Sep - 26 Sep 2024


£3,848.25 for 7 nights

27 Sep - 17 Oct 2024


£2,100 for 2 nights

18 Oct - 31 Oct 2024


£3,848.25 for 7 nights

1 Nov - 19 Dec 2024


£2,100 for 2 nights

Short breaks are also available

Make An Enquiry


Tacket Wood House offers you...

Let me entertain you

Great entertaining spaces to enjoy socialising with your friends and family

Glorious estuary views

Enjoy the ever changing vistas from around the house and garden

Woofers very welcome

Tacket Wood House welcomes four-legged friends

Stunning waterfront position

Sitting elegantly on the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary

Explore the glorious gardens

A beautiful sheltered garden with quiet corners to read or host a teddy bears picnic

Privacy and seclusion

Tucked along a private lane and nestled along the banks of the estuary

Meet The Owners

Breathtakingly beautiful home in an idyllic location. The house is absolutely stunning, with lavish and sumptuous interiors, and quality linens, towels and crockery. It's the most comfortable and well-thought out house, so much so that you will not want to leave.We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and a huge thank you to the owners for sharing it with us, our stay really couldn't have been better
Ms Gabb
December 2023
We had an amazing family gathering at Tacket Wood House. The newly renovated home is spectacular and provides a wonderful place to spend time with people you love. It really feels like the setting of a Nancy Meyers movie. Strongly recommend!
Mr Denning
December 2023
Our family have really enjoyed our week at Tacket Wood House. It's a truly beautiful home with and an outstanding location. The standard of cleaning, concierge service and fresh flowers were all very much appreciated.
Ms Neill
October 2023
We had a wonderful stay and plan to return … the property is beautifully designed and in an idyllic location …. and Finest Stays are an excellent company to book through! The concierge service were also awesome, and the housekeeper who we met as we were leaving was delightful.
Mrs Dunsmuir
October 2023
Many thanks for the excellent service provided, from the initial contact through to our stay at Tacket Wood House. It was a wonderful house,very well equipped and everything was as described. The location and the garden backing on to the estuary was amazing and a secure environment for the dogs. All the family had a great time with plenty to keep everyone happy and plenty of facilities within easy walking distance. I hope we can visit again sometime in the future! I would rate the service provided and the accommodation 5* plus. Once again many thanks for offering us such wonderful house
Mr Emery
August 2023
We have all had the most wonderful stay at Tacket Wood House for my husband's 70th birthday. We brought our grandchildren as well and they all loved crabbing from the house. Would love to return - everything was superb quality - congratulations to the owners.
Mrs Bennett
June 2023
What an amazing experience! Couldn’t recommend this place enough! Exactly as described and amazing communication with Finest Stays. Thank you again
Mr Barkhuizen
May 2023
We had a great stay here as a family of four. The house is beautiful and stylish and has been renovated to a high standard. It’s in a good location at the end of a private drive so quiet but close to Salcombe and other areas to explore. Lovely views of the estuary and the kids loved crabbing off the wall at the end of the garden. Finest Stays were friendly and responsive. Highly recommend a stay here, we didn’t want to leave!
Mrs Fossey
March 2023
Birthday weekend for my wonderful husband shared with our children, partners and grandchild. Wonderful house, home from home, all the rooms worked so well. Clean, cosy and perfect location.
Mrs Gregory
November 2022
Thank you for such a wonderful week at Tacket Wood House, it's such a beautiful house and I cannot wait to return!
Mrs Scott
September 2022
We had a wonderful stay thank you! The house was lovely and we are very much looking forward to coming back.
Mrs Murphy
August 2022
Fantastic location and property.
Mr Beard
July 2022

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