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  • Roof terrace
    Roof terrace
  • Crossways Image 2
    Crossways Image 2
  • Twin bedroom with views of the water
    Twin bedroom with views of the water
  • Double bedroom with views of the water
    Double bedroom with views of the water
  • Crossways Image 5
    Crossways Image 5
  • Attic bedroom with views of the water
    Attic bedroom with views of the water
  • Double or twin bedroom
    Double or twin bedroom
  • Crossways Image 8
    Crossways Image 8
  • Kitchen diner
    Kitchen diner
  • View From Top Bedroom
    View From Top Bedroom

Crossways

Devon, United Kingdom

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The Owner / Manager

Jane Brown

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:16 minutes
  • Availability Updated:11 days 6 hours

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BFB's Overview

This lovely family house is a real find thanks to its quiet residential location just a short five minute stroll downhill (longer on the way up!) to the centre of picturesque Salcombe with its pretty cobbled streets, shops and bistros, whilst the nearest beach is just 20 minutes away on foot. Along with it convienent location, amongst its best assets are the views over the town, countryside and scenic Batson Creek from the bedrooms and large decked terrace (very safely enclosed) - best enjoyed whilst cooking up a storm on the BBQ or simply relaxing with glass of wine at the end of a long sunny day!

From the minute you arrive at Crossways its clear to see that its owned by a family with lots of experinece with young children. From the location, selected for convienence being a pushchair stroll from town and with allocated parking outside, to the long list of equipment including safety gear like stairgates and plug covers and useful items like bath mats, puree makers, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer (full list below) and indulgent touches like free membership of the nearby health club. Its clear the Brown Family know what its takes to make a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with babies/toddlers in tow.

The house itself has been recently refurbished and has a lovely, bright, open-plan downstairs area, awash with light from its many picture windows and a well-equipped, stylish contemporary kitchen diner with archway through to the spacious lounge equipped with TV, DVD player ane music centre. Upstairs, the first floor has a double bedroom, a twin/double (zip'n'link) and a twin, plus a family bathroom (with bath and shower), whilst the attic room on the floor above has a double with Vi Spring mattress and ensuite shower room. Outside there is a small gravelled garden with bench to the front, plus a lovely decked terrace to the rear, accessed via sliding doors from the kitchen. Either has enough space for a small padding pool or scooting about on a small ride-on. The terrace comes equipped with good quality outdoor table and chairs, plus a large BBQ.

Location Information

Salcombe is often regarded as 'England's St. Tropez' due to the glamorous yachts it attracts. With yachts come great bistros and boutiques and Dick & Wills, overlooking the water comes highly recommended. For child-friendly meals, Island Street Cafe Bar(closed in winter) is great fun and doesn't feel like a compromise for the adults either. Great days out include tours with lunch at nearby Sharpham Vineyard and Riverford Organics – both have well-respected cafe-bistros on-site. For the more energetic watersports such as surfing, windsurfing and water-skiing are available locally, as are boats trip and private boat and skipper hire. Family fun can be found in spades at nearby Pennywell Farm Park, Paignton Zoo or Blackpool Sands Beach, which was recently voted best family beach in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller thanks to its toddler sandpit, paddling pool, easy parking, clean toilets and great cafe serving organic kiddies meals. For a special evening out, try dressing up for an evening of Art Deco glamour with a dinner dance at the famous Burgh Island Hotel.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Rates

23 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : £870 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : £1666 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : £946 /week2 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : £1875 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : £2830 /week23 Feb - 30 Mar 2017 : €1004.241 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : €1923.064 /week21 Apr - 25 May 2017 : €1091.968 /week2 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : €2164.313 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : €3266.669 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

After the birth of their first son - owners Jane Brown and Tim Wells quickly learnt that travelling with a little one can be hard work with having to remember the travel cot, the high chair, the toys, the bath things etc. They looked to create a family friendly holiday home in their favourite seaside town of Salcombe. They fell in love with the beauty and pace of life in Salcombe.

If you are looking for a family friendly holiday let then Crossways is the place for you.
Tim and Jane now have 4 children and have owned holiday lets since 2001, and so have plenty of experience in holidaying with young children and looking after guests!



Fun in the sea!

What do they love about it?

The space for the little one to roll around and explore

Being able to park right outside - no stress of trying to find a car parking space

The large patio to enjoy the view of Salcombe and the water while cooking on the BBQ

The nearest sandy beach only being a 20 minute walk away or a five minute walk and a short ferry ride.

Lots of lovely cafes and restaurants serving everything from cakes and buns to fabulous 3 course meals within walking distance

Salcombe is a lovely safe town where older children are given a freedom to wander and enjoy some independence in a way you do not get in large cities.

We also enjoy the fact that without Sky we actually spend some time away from the screens and the children have even been known to read and play board games!


What do the kids love about it?

Our 4 kids love going to Salcombe. They enjoy building sandcastles on the beach which is a short walk away and then getting the sea tractor and ferry home again. They are always keen to have a cocktail and a pizza at at Captain Flints which is just a short walk down the hill. If you do want to get in the car then Woodlands near Dartmouth is a real crowd pleaser with a huge soft play area. They love visiting the wonderful traditional sweet shop and the toy shop.

Fast Facts

sleeps 8+infants in 4 bedrooms

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter airport is just over an hours drive.

Coast Within Walking Distance

The beach at Salcombe is within 20 minutes walk-down hill... longer on the way back!

Babysitting

www.salcombegenie.com work in this area and can supply experineced, CRB checked, babysitters/day time childcare.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The long list of gear provided includes: Changing mat, toilet training seat, potty, 2xhigh chairs, 2xtravel Cots, 'Kiddyguard' stair gates at the top of both flights of stairs, bath mat, electric socket covers, children plates, bowls, cups and cutlery, plus a puree Maker

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Plenty of toys, books, games and children's dvds are provided

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meal delivery, catered dinner parties or 'posh picnics' can be arranged locally via www.littlegemscatering.co.uk, based in Salcombe.

Reviews

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  • We stayed over Christmas and had a wonderful time. In a perfect location, just a short walk to the town, with amazing views. The children were well catered for with a great range of toys and baby accessories. They were even left christmas presents by the owner which was a lovely touch.Review dated 04/01/2012

  • We had a wonderful weeks family holiday in the lovely village of Salcombe in early March. Crossways is very well located, is spacious and the views are out of this world. We were just sorry that it wasn't hotter as we would have loved to have made use of the barbeque on the patio deck. The house is very comfortably furnished and has everything that you might need including toys for our children and DVD's. The beaches in the area are lovely and we found plenty to keep us and the children entertained. We would certainly recommend Crossways to our friends.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We stayed at Crossways, Salcombe in July having seen it on your website. The house is well appointed and equipped for a family or families to share. It was very child friendly (we didn't take any additional toys or DVDs with us) and the kitchen had been made safe using child locks - much to the annoyance of the inquisitive 3 year old. The provision of the towels and bed linen was a huge plus for us, as was the option of being able to pay for an end of stay clean. Storage in the bathrooms and (we felt) a lack of drawers and room space in the bedrooms is worth mentioning but the reception rooms are large and that is where we spent most of our time. The house is well positioned on a hill just above Salcombe. This was perfect as it meant that we could not hear any noise at pub closing and it allowed a pleasant walk via a children's park down to the town centre each day. Take a buggy or a back pack if your small ones are unlikely to ma ...Review dated 03/11/2009
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We stayed over Christmas and had a wonderful time. In a perfect location, just a short walk to the town, with amazing views. The children were well catered for with a great range of toys and baby accessories. They were even left christmas presents by the owner which was a lovely touch.

We had a wonderful weeks family holiday in the lovely village of Salcombe in early March. Crossways is very well located, is spacious and the views are out of this world. We were just sorry that it wasn't hotter as we would have loved to have made use of the barbeque on the patio deck. The house is very comfortably furnished and has everything that you might need including toys for our children and DVD's. The beaches in the area are lovely and we found plenty to keep us and the children entertained. We would certainly recommend Crossways to our friends.

We stayed at Crossways, Salcombe in July having seen it on your website. The house is well appointed and equipped for a family or families to share. It was very child friendly (we didn't take any additional toys or DVDs with us) and the kitchen had been made safe using child locks - much to the annoyance of the inquisitive 3 year old. The provision of the towels and bed linen was a huge plus for us, as was the option of being able to pay for an end of stay clean. Storage in the bathrooms and (we felt) a lack of drawers and room space in the bedrooms is worth mentioning but the reception rooms are large and that is where we spent most of our time. The house is well positioned on a hill just above Salcombe. This was perfect as it meant that we could not hear any noise at pub closing and it allowed a pleasant walk via a children's park down to the town centre each day. Take a buggy or a back pack if your small ones are unlikely to manage the walk back up as it is hard enough on adult legs without having to carry the children as well!

Parent Rated*

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*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 2 guests.



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