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Sensational Salcombe

Once home to the Earl of Devon (and anonymous smugglers before him), The Moult is a heady mix of history and romance. The Moult exhausts comparisons, even superlatives. Described by one enchanted visitor to Salcombe as arguably the finest private house on the South Coast of England. The Moult in Salcombe has even created and launched its very own Moult Gin. With a batch of limited edition bottles ready and waiting, every set of guests visiting the house will be gifted a bottle (until they’re all gone, of course...) along with a jar of their own honey! Live the dream at Salcombe's iconic pink house.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Gone are the days when the only way to view a house was solely by way of poring over flat and sometimes confusing floor plans. With the emergence of 360-degree video we have an exciting new way of being introduced to the layout of a house.

With a few clicks you can be leisurely making your way through living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms – the whole house in all its beauty waiting for you to step on in for an effortless and insightful virtual tour.


Designed to unwind

Welcome to your seaside home. Relax. Your holiday has begun. Look around. Victorian gothic grandeur brought to life by cool, understated décor and art.

Play the baby grand piano in a sitting room looking out to spectacular views over the swimming pool, the exotic gardens and the estuary beyond. Or let the state-of-the-art Sonos audio system play the beat.

Feel free to unleash your inner Heston Blumenthal in your choice of Bulthaup kitchen; or play the arm chair movie critic in the home cinema in a house that is its own TV star.

Take the plunge in the glistening waters of the 22 metre heated outdoor pool. Let the water jets do their job, or soak up the sun lounging on the terrace. Fancy an Autumn or Winter break? When dark falls on the estuary, sip a nightcap by a roaring log fire.

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Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 22 metres long, heated and surrounded by stone flags. And, close by, a gas barbecue and huge Kadai Indian fire bowl promise outdoor gourmandise and, in the evening, an opportunity of watching a sight of rare enchantment: the moon glistening over the Salcombe estuary.

The swimming pool is open and heated all year round.

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Gardens and Grounds

Acres of serpentine Victorian garden terraces overflow with the fronds of palms, aloes, agaves and exotic flora collected from all over the world, offering fresh vistas, surprise sun traps and birdsong at every step.

Still feeling energetic? The Moult has indoor and outdoor table tennis tables. There’s croquet and table football. And if you want to sail, design sand castles or saunter across the sands, private steps take you down to the beach.

As you stroll down the shaded private path to South Sands Beach you’ll pass by the walled vegetable garden, which displays home growing at it’s finest, you can even have a seasonal box put together by the gardener.

The South West Coast path is on your door step. There’s an excellent supply of buckets and spades and crabbing nets for younger explorers who prefer messing around in sand and rock pools.

End the day saluting the passing craft from the Belvedere, or sipping a well earned sundowner. Tough work but it would be rude not to.

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Living Spaces

A house that calls out to you (and your guests) to stretch out and relax.

Stop looking out to sea. Inviting books lie around, waiting to be read.
12 luxurious bedrooms. Three separate sitting rooms, furnished for deep comfort (one doubling as a surround sound cinema).

Use the wrap-around wifi to use remote-controlled Sonos audio system in individual rooms and play your favourite film.

There’s also a double volume gym and games room (table tennis, gym kit, toys, board games, big screen TV and sound system). Just in case.

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Cooking and Dining

Rustle up a gourmet dinner – you have your choice of the two ultra-modern, hi-tech Bulthaup kitchens, each with its own spectacular view. If you fancy a salad, ask the gardener if he’ll pick you some hyper-fresh lettuce from the walled garden.

An elegant dining room seating 24 special guests spills onto a broad garden terrace tailored for celebrating that special birthday or anniversary.

Al fresco? You’re spoiled for choice: the main kitchen doors open onto the terrace above the sparkling pool. Picnic in the garden. Eat in the summer house. Or enjoy a grill-fest under the stars with the Indian kadai burner on the castellated Belvedere or the gas barbecue on the terrace. Accompanied by your gifted bottle of the Moult’s own Salcombe Gin

Totally don’t want to cook? Leave it to Claire’s Kitchen, Galley Girls, Seahorse Private Event Catering or Dartmouth Fine Food’s chef Serin Aubrey who’ll deliver chef-prepared meals to the door or prepare a banquet for you at The Moult. And you won’t even have to wash up.

Fancy dining out? You have your choice again: walk to the Winking Prawn, or South Sands Beachside Restaurant, or make your way to Salcombe for the Crab Shed, The Ferry Inn, The Jetty, Sailor V, or indulge in one of the feasting nights at the award winning Wild Artichokes.

Or travel to The Beachhouse at South Milton beach, The Millbrook Inn at South Pool, The Cricket Inn at Beesands or the renowned Seahorse in Dartmouth.

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Fall asleep to the moon glistening over the Salcombe estuary.
The Moult sleeps 24 very comfortably in twelve stylish bedrooms and even more bathrooms.

There are 11 luxurious bedrooms with ensuite or private bathrooms. One further bedroom has access to a shared family bathroom. The beds are big, the views bigger. Among the bedrooms are one twin and two bedrooms which can either be twins or super king-size beds. Each bedroom is unique, each bathroom special.

The cotton count is high. Every mattress is either handmade or bought at the Conran Shop. And bathroom towels come from Designer’s Guild and The White Company.

So, after a long day of adventure, you’ll nod off to the laid-back combination of cool breeze, softly lapping waves and hooting owls. You’ll wake gently to cooing doves (whom you can choose to ignore). And, in between, you should be sleeping like a baby.

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Christmas at The Moult

Spend Christmas at The Moult and make memories that will last a lifetime. Fairy lights adorn colourful boutique shops in Salcombe. Moonlight glistens over the water of the swimming pool and the dining room is ready and waiting to host your family festivities.

On Christmas morning, as the sun rises above the Salcombe estuary, wrap up warm and build up an appetite with a leisurely stroll along the South West costal path. After your festive feast, curl up in front of the log burning fire and gather the family in the cinema room for a Christmas classic.

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What People Say

What People Say

"Truly this is an ultimate party house and we have all had a ball. We've been lucky enough to stay in some fantastic houses around the world and The Moult is right up there with any of them. Everyone went home after a magical stay with lifetime memories, very special." - Mr & Mrs Webster
“That this house is special is obvious from the minute we roll up at the pink façade of the 18th-century manor. A pool that’s heated year-round that looks out over staggering views. Impressive bedrooms with a definite boutique hotel feel about them. It is without exception one of the most perfect country houses I ever beheld. My dream holiday home.” - Jane Knight, The Times Travel Editor
"Best holiday home in the UK by a mile, we still dream of our trip there last year" - Nicky
"Lovely House and surroundings we had a lovely time with friends and will always remember The Moult." - Patricia
"A celebration of 3 birthdays and a wedding anniversary for 19 adults and 5 children, a group of family and long lasting friends. And what a wonderful place to celebrate life, we ate, slept and laughed the whole weekend with the icing on the plate being Claire’s catering. We were blessed with fine weather so everyone had a swim in the pool and enjoyed a trip on the ferry. A fabulous time, thank you." - Sylvia and Raymond
"A Glorious weekend in Salcombe - perhaps the best part of the English coast - at The Moult, a stunning 18th-century house that was the first holiday home to be built here." - The Times
"The Moult was a most wonderful venue for a family party and week’s holiday for our family of 10 adults and 11 grandchildren. The setting is spectacular and the views from the house and the gardens are outstanding. The swimming pool is heated and was very popular with all age groups. The children loved the secret paths in the garden and the paths with their own gates down to South Sands beach. The house has been fitted out to a very high standard and is smart but very comfortable and there are books, toys, games and all sorts of equipment to keep everyone busy and feeling at home. The owners have thought of everything. We are all thinking of when we might return." - Rosemary
"All the details in the house have made our family weekend an exceptional experience. Thanks so much for our memories." - David and Jacquie
"We had an idyllic stay in The Moult. Absolutely stunning location and an exceptional, beautiful and relaxing house and gardens. We had an unforgettable 60th Birthday celebration and cannot thank you enough. We all hope to return again!!" - Susie, Gaby and friends
“What a breathtaking place… The traditional elegance coupled with unobtrusive modernity. What a triumph!” - Maria
“Great weekend, spent a very “Happy 40th Birthday’ here at The Moult, felt very spoilt. Loved the views, the bedrooms, the kitchen, the beach, we’ve all had a great weekend and it was hard to drag the children away. Hope to visit again one day.” - Grant, Sally, Isabella & Louis
“A great weekend, thank you!” - Amelie (aged 2)
"Thank you for allowing us to spend time in this lovely home. It was extraordinary. Lots of us were here to celebrate my 50th birthday and this place made it so memorable. There was space for loads of people and we were not on top of each other. The Moult is so beautifully appointed. Laura was so friendly and helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!" - Melvin
“We didn’t manage to pen a poem in the summer house like Tennyson, but we did marvel at the view and surroundings, as I’m sure he did. A magical place, a wonderful week. Thank you.” - Lucy, Adam, Noah and Solomo, Rose and Max, Suzi and Bess
"An amazing house to celebrate my 60th Birthday!! kate & toms have come up trumps again!" - Angela
Fantastic week celebrating Grandpa's 70th. The sun was shining and the pool is amazing! (& hot yay!) Many thanks, hope to return very soon." - A
"What can we say other than stunning!! Such a fabulous place, great place to explore. This was for a relaxing weekend with the management team, and relax we did!!! Thank you so much for letting out this amazing place in such a beautiful setting. Also would highly recommend Claire's Kitchens fabulous food and service" - Anita and Ginger
"Lovely House and surroundings we had a lovely time with friends and will always remember The Moult." - Patricia
"What a fantastic house to celebrate my wife’s 60th. A great time was enjoyed by all our family and friends. Words cannot describe this lovely house. I hope to be able to return again!!! Thank you" - John
"BEST home in the UK!!! We stayed here for a week in June and it was one of the best experiences we have had in UK holiday rentals. The house has been designed to perfection and the swimming pool is in the stratosphere of genius, you will most likely end up sleeping here as it is so special. The grounds are stunning and hands down the best view in the country, we felt like we were on the Italian Riviera. BOOK IT, promise you will have no regrets!" - Nicola
"Fabulous large, elegant, stylish and well equipped country house in a stunning location with spectacular coastal views." - Hugh
"The Moult is extraordinary! We had such a good time. It's the perfect size for a large party. Enough space for us to all be in one house, but not on top of each other. I just loved the place. The garden is amazing... I can go on and on... I'll definitely be back." - Melvin
"Wow, wow, wow! Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful home over the past few days. We have celebrated our joint 50th with some of our closest friends and family and have had a weekend beyond our wildest dreams. You have created a slice of paradise. Highlights included midnight swims, dancing on the patio, cocktails in the piano room and last, but not least, the firepit!" - Damien
“An amazing house held us all in comfort with fabulous views, gardens, pool. Everything has been thought of! Thank you so very much!" - Helen and Hugh
“What a wonderful home in every way. We feel so lucky to have visited The Moult. Sunshine every day, we thought we were in the Med! Memories that will last forever. Yoga in the Italian Garden early in the morning highly recommended. Just idyllic." - Mark and Fiona
"A fabulous weekend with friends in a stunning location! Thank you for opening up your home for so many to enjoy" - Debbie and Tony
"A stunning property in a fabulous location. The facilities and resources in and around the house catered for everything we wanted or even wished for. Brilliant housekeeper, very helpful and adaptable, thank you. We invited 20 friends to spend a long weekend at the house, they were all blown away by the location and high standard of everything the Moult offers. I strongly suspect we will back for another sample of the Moult in the very near future..." - Gary
"Superbly proportioned and maintained large house perfect for a very special occasion. In an idyllic location between two beaches looking over the bay. Heated swimming pool, beautiful gardens. Housekeeping could not be more helpful." - Richard
"We had the most amazing time at The Moult for Christmas 2022. We had a family reunion with people from Australia, the US and the UK. We have rented and stayed at homes all over the world and The Moult was by far the best place we have ever stayed. We have made the most amazing memories. Thank you." - The Coxons
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Salcombe’s rich tapestry

Take the regular ferry (reached by sea tractor) into town to buy those special treats. Designer shops. Salcombe’s own brand of dairy ice cream. Cranch's sweet shop. The Bakehouse for that breakfast croissant or chocolate brownie. A swim in the sea offers a bracing alternative to the heated pool. Kayak and paddle boarding lessons are offered by Sea Kayak Salcombe (beginners welcomed). Crabbing in the rock pools beneath The Moult or by the ruined castle on North Sands. And you can follow the flight of butterflies in the Overbecks subtropical National Trust gardens. And if you have been tempted by the episode of Hercule Poirot filmed at The Moult, make the journey to Agatha Christie's house in Dittisham, take the steamer onto Dartmouth or take in the Aquarium in Plymouth.

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