Sensational Salcombe

The Moult is Salcombe’s iconic pink house. One of the finest private houses on the British coast. Once owned by the Earl of Devon now you too can live the romantic dream at The Moult.

What People Say

What People Say

“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
"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 (Estee Lauder)
"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
"Your wonderful property took my breath away, from the minute we pulled up on the drive, to the walk in the garden and my dip in the pool. Glorious." - Linda Barker
"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)
“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 Solomon, Rose and Max, Suzi and Bess
"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

Designed to unwind

Victorian gothic grandeur has been transformed with an elegant twist into a glamorous seaside residence. Play the baby grand piano as you watch the changing light on the Salcombe estuary. Sit back on an oversized sofa and listen to the waves, or link into your own music on the state of the art Sonos audio system.

There are two sensational Bulthaup kitchens for you to create your own feasts, or relax and let an outside chef produce memorable meals for you to eat in the elegant dining room. Why not watch your favourite film in the home cinema after supper, or see how The Moult itself starred in an episode of Poirot?

Stretch out and swim in the glistening heated pool. It’s 22 metres’ long so you have plenty of time to marvel at the incredible views out to sea before changing direction and enjoying the wooded vistas above South Sands.

Whether it’s a chilled glass of wine as sun sets in the summer or a nightcap by a roaring log fire, The Moult enchants throughout the year. Play some ping pong in the games room or table football in the glasshouse or simply put your feet up and grab a board game from the toy cupboard, whatever takes your fancy.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy stunning views over the exotic gardens and Devon coastline from the heated 22 metre pool. There are plenty of sun beds for lounging on the terrace after your swim, or enjoy a peaceful snooze as the waves come and go.

The swimming pool is open and heated all year round.

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Gardens and Grounds

Explore the gardens with their palms, agaves and other exotics.

Walk through the grounds to two sandy beaches. You can sail, kayak, or paddle board from South Sands to North Sands Watch enjoying the view across to Fort Charles.

Take the sea tractor out to the Salcombe ferry, or walk straight out onto the South West Coast Path to work off a Devon cream tea.

There are plenty of buckets, spades and crabbing nets for younger guests to have fun messing around in the rock pools.

If you still have the energy why not enjoy a round of ping pong on the lawn or table football in the Victorian glasshouse?

And since you are back at The Moult enjoy a well-earned sundowner on the belvedere as the sailing boats slip by….

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Living Spaces

Relaxing is the order of the day at The Moult. Stretch out and take it easy.

There are plenty of books to distract you from the views and the Sonos system to hear your favourite music.

You have a choice of sitting rooms so there is space for everyone to find a quiet spot or put the world to rights. Or enjoy the 131 inch screen Dolby sound cinema room, with its velvet sofas, a perfect place to snuggle up and watch a classic film

At the top of the house hides a double volume games room with a punch bag, gym kit, table tennis and board games offering fun and games of a different kind. And just in case, another large TV screen if you can’t agree what to watch downstairs.

Cooking and Dining

The Moult is an exceptional home for entertaining for that special event.

Why not have drinks and canapés on the terrace first? 24 guests can then sit down to a birthday, wedding or anniversary celebration in the elegant dining room with stunning views out to sea.

By day enjoy a long lunch outdoors as the boats sail past. By night, you have the chance of watching the moon glistening over the enchanting estuary.

There are charming cafes and pubs or restaurants to enjoy if you want a change of scene. Take your pick.

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Bedrooms

Enjoy one of 12 sumptuous bedrooms and even more bathrooms.

The views here are big and so are the beds. The cotton count is high. The mattresses are hand made and built for comfort.

So after all that sea air you will drifting to sleep listening to the sound of the moon lit waves against the rocks.

Will you have a late start or be first into the pool? Who will be picking up warm croissants from the baker in the morning? Bliss.

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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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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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