Enjoy your stay at

The Moult

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Claire’s Kitchen
    For more traditional food and service, Claire serves delicious food which is often produced on her own farm a few miles up the road. Her Muscovy duck with red wine and sour cherry was recently enjoyed so much that the diners at The Moult applauded the chef at the end of the meal.
    www.claires-kitchen.co.uk | info@claires-kitchen.co.uk | 01548 560191
  • The Galley Girls
    Gemma and Polly are happy to cater and serve a dinner party or an evening of cocktails and canapés. Recently they produced a sumptuous beef Wellington served with potato dauphinoise and their lemon posset is tangy and wonderful. Equally they too are more than happy to drop off homemade dishes such as lasagne for guests to warm up themselves so that the entire stay isn’t cooking in the kitchen.
    www.thegalleygirls.co.uk | info@thegalleygirls.co.uk | 07749 636607 / 07966 455538
  • Dartmouth Fine Foods
    Here are sophisticated bespoke caterers who will design each event for you. Serin Aubrey will take over the kitchen and prepare mouthwatering feasts with highlights including Devon lamb and local line-caught sea bass. His tarte tatin should win awards! Over the summer, Serin also delivered chicken and vegetable tagines and a series of Moroccan side dishes for the guests to warm up themselves and guests in 2015 raved about the moussaka that Dartmouth Fine Foods dropped off for them.
    www.dartmouthfinefoods.co.uk | 01803 411216
  • Wild Artichokes
    This is a newer duo who ‘pop up’ at special local events and do private catering in great style. Jane and Sam are incredibly experienced having worked at The River Café and Riverford Organic Field Kitchen and their food has a strong southern Italian accent. Thank goodness the dining table is huge as when they recently prepared a dinner at The Moult the generous dishes kept coming. Their truffle arancini melt in the mouth as do the crab and chilli bruschetta. Their fish bourride with aioli, rouille and croutons, is certainly a dish which should stay in the memory for many years. Wild Artichokes’ desserts are sublime, there are no words to describe their amazing baked custard with blackcurrents and hot raspberry clafoutis!
    www.wildartichokes.co.uk | jane(/sam)@wildartichokes.co.uk | 07427 572592 / 07976 814530

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Pubs

  • The Victoria Inn
    Attractive pub with plenty of seating. Expect lots of ales from around the South West that change on a weekly basis. Also, be sure to try their own brew, ‘Salcombe’s Best’. There’s also a dedicated gin menu and extensive wine list so there’s something for everyone.
    Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BU (5 minute drive/ 25 minute walk)
    www.victoriainnsalcombe.co.uk | 01548842604
  • The Millbrook Inn
    Lovely gastropub by a stream. It serves excellent seafood and locally sourced delights. When on the menu their delicious bouillabaisse should be ordered at once! During high tide the pub can be reached by boat (with a 5-minute walk from the jetty). Otherwise it’s a car ride, but definitely worth the journey.
    South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2RW (30 minute drive)
    www.millbrookinnsouthpool.co.uk | 01548 531581
  • The Cricket Inn
    Beautiful pub right on the waters edge in the village of Beesands. Lots of real ales and some good wines to choose from, with an abundance of fresh seafood available on the menu. Possibly the tastiest and best priced lobster in the South Hams caught from the bay directly in front of the pub!
    Beesands, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2EN (35 minute drive)
    www.thecricketinn.com | 01548 580215
  • The Ferry Inn
    While the food here may be standard pub grub, the views of the estuary are superb. There’s a large seated terrace area where you can sit idly by and watch the boats bob in the water.
    Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8JE (5 minute drive/ 25 minute drive)
    www.theferryinnsalcombe.com | 01548844000
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Restaurants

  • South Sands Beachside Restaurant
    Enjoy some fabulous food in one of the South West’s most beautiful eating spots. Overlooking shimmering blue waters, South Sands restaurant serves gorgeous dishes like crab risotto with parma ham crisp, River Exe mussels and Holsome Park Farm sirloin steak. If you were just looking for a light snack, then you can also pop in for a lunch or afternoon tea. There’s also a cocktail bar that complements the stunning view perfectly. In fine weather they have a lovely terrace overlooking South Sands Bay.
    Bolt Head, Salcombe, TQ8 8LL (5 minute walk)
    www.southsands.com | 01548 845900
  • Island Street Bar & Grill
    Friendly, laid-back eatery with an amazing cocktail menu and delicious food. The balcony area is a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon.
    Unit 4, Hannaford’s Landing, Island Street, Salcombe TQ8 8FE (5 minute drive)
    www.islandstreet.co.uk | 01548844007
  • The Crab Shed
    The Crab Shed is a vibrant seafood restaurant near The Fish Quay in the heart of Salcombe, Devon. The restaurant is perched on the water’s edge close to its very own Crab Factory where they produce 100% hand-picked crab meat. The Crab Shed is supplied with the finest fish and shellfish in the area, directly from the factory and the boats that operate from The Fish Quay. This helps the chefs provide seafood at its very best.
    The Fish Quay, Gould Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8DU (8 minute drive)
    www.crabshed.com | 01548 844 280 | hello@crabshed.com
  • The Winking Prawn
    A fun-loving cafe/bar which loves serving seafood. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, cocktails or ice creams. As it’s situated right on North Sands beach, it’s the perfect place to re-stock the calories after a long day of swimming!
    North Sands, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8LD (5 minute walk)
    www.winkingprawn.co.uk | 01548842326
  • The Beachhouse
    A real favourite and very hard to get into as it is tiny. This beach shack has sensational views, great fresh food and the best ambiance in the area. Book ahead and possibly take over the whole restaurant for a special event.
    South Milton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3JY  (15 minute drive)
    www.beachhousedevon.com | 01548561144
  • Sailor V
    This centrally located cafe situated at the top of the steps by the East Portlemouth Ferry is famed for its smoothies and shakes and there are also great hotdogs, coffee, cake and more. Dogs are also welcome.
    36 Fore Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8JF (10 minute drive)
    www.cafesailorv.co.uk | 01548843555
  • The Jetty
    This hotel’s stylish restaurant, The Jetty, takes full advantage of its waterfront location, with award-winning Chef Alex Aitken creating enticing menu concepts. Serving local and seasonal dishes, with fish landed daily and a local larder of delicious seasonal produce on its doorstep, The Jetty offers an exceptional Salcombe dining experience.
    Salcombe, TQ8 8JH (10 minute drive)
    www.harbourhotels.co.uk | 01548 844 444
  • The Seahorse Seafood Restaurant
    Celebrity chef Mitch Tonks runs this fabulous restaurant, serving some of the best locally caught fish and shellfish in the UK. Mr Tonks is the number one man for fish, and his food is all about flavour. The restaurant is no stranger to accolades, having won an award from the Observer for the Top Restaurant in the UK and routinely being ranked in the Waitrose Good Food Guide. As this place is always popular, we strongly advise you book well in advance to reserve a table.
    Staverton, 5 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BH (40 minute drive)
    www.seahorserestaurant.co.uk | 01803 835147
  • Rockfish Seafood & Chips
    Rockfish is an upmarket fish and chips restaurant owned by Mitch Tonks, more relaxed and less expensive than The Seahorse. But it is a great place to take the family for quality classics in funky surroundings.
    8 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BH (40 minute drive)
    www.therockfish.co.uk | 01803832800

Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • Cranch’s Pantry
    80 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BY (5 minute drive/ 25 minute walk)
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Supermarkets

  • Tesco
    Cookworthy Rd, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1QN (15 minute drive)

Butchers

  • Lidstones
    70 Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PP (15 minute drive)
    01548 852313
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Wine Merchant

  • Bowers Wines and Spirits
    1 Fore Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8BY (5 minute drive/ 25 minute walk)
    www.southhams.com | 01548 842215
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Fishmongers

Bakery & Delicatessen

  • The Salcombe Delicatessen
    52 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8JE (5 minute drive/ 25 minute walk)
    www.salcombedeli.co.uk | 01548 842332
  • Mangetout Delicatessen and Café
    84 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1PP (15 minute drive)
    www.mangetoutdeli.com | 01548 852133

 

Things to Do

Outdoor

  • Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
    Blackawton, near Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DE
    www.dgcc.co.uk | 01803 712686
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On the Water

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Pampering

  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385

Top Things to Do for Children

Indoor

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Outdoor


 

Top Places to Visit

Salcombe Beaches

  • Bantham Beach
    Surfers know Bantham as the South Coast’s premier surfing beach, home to much wildlife with its rare sand dune habitat. Also well known is The Sloop Inn serving good pub food, including lots of local fresh fish right near the beach.
    Bantham, Kingsbridge TQ7 3AN
  • Hope Cove
    The pretty and secluded fishing village of Hope Cove with its fine sandy beaches and calm waters is perfect for families. Sheltered by Bolt Tail, the Cove’s sandy beaches with small waves are excellent for small children.
    Hope Cove, Kingsbridge TQ7 3HW
  • Thurlestone
    A pretty village with thatched old stone buildings and stunning views to the sea, dominated by Thurlestone Rock just off the coast and two big beaches including South Milton Sands.
    Thurlestone, Kingsbridge TQ7 3JY
  • Burgh Island
    Take a sea tractor across to Bigbury-on-Sea and the famous Burgh island
    Kingsbridge TQ7 4BG
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Dartmouth

  • Dartmouth is similar to Salcombe in its relaxed and affluent atmosphere. The town is fast becoming a very fashionable holiday destination, with lots of boutique shops and quality eateries having popped up in the last few years. However glamorous Dartmouth is becoming, though, the fishing industry still beats on here, and you can sit idly by watching the boats come in and deliver fresh fish to the restaurants lining the water’s edge. Culinary highlights include Seahorse (Tel: 01803 835147) and Rockfish (Tel: 01803 832800). To burn off your fish lunch, be sure to walk up to the gigantic Britannia Naval College, a stunning building which overlooks the town.
  • Dartmouth Castle
    Beautiful 15th century castle nestled in the cliffs around Dartmouth, complete with a huge gun tower and some labyrinthine passages. You can get to Dartmouth Castle via a small ferry which sets sail from the town quay.
    Castle Rd, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN
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Totnes

  • Totnes prides itself on being different. Since 2006, the town has made every effort to wean itself from a dependence of peak oil. As a result, it has its own local currency – the ‘Totnes Pound’ – and makes every attempt at creating a strong localised community. There are lots of lovely shops here, and almost all are independent; you will find antique books, bespoke furniture, fine art, handmade shoes and market goods. Eateries are excellent, too, with Riverford Field Kitchen (Tel: 01803 762074) coming up trumps.

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps 24
  • 12 bedrooms | 11 bathrooms
  • One wetroom and two ground floor WCs
  • Up to four extra singles available (two zip-and-link doubles)
  • It is possible to split The Moult into two units by shutting the connecting doors between the Wing and the rest of The Moult.
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Master 2 Super King En-suite
Two 2 King En-suite
Three 2 Double En-suite
Four 1 Single En-suite
Five 2 Super King Private bathroom
Six 2 Super King Private shower room
Seven 2 King En-suite
Eight 2 Zip-and-link Shared en-suite
Nine 2 Super King Shared en-suite
Ten 2 King Private bathroom
Eleven 2 Super King En-suite
Twelve 2 Zip-and-link Private bathroom
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Cooking and Dining

  • Two kitchen tables, each seating 14 comfortably
  • One dining table seating 24 comfortably
  • Fantastic chef available for a special meal or throughout the weekend (by arrangement)
  • Drop-off meals available
  • Table and chairs on terrace for al fresco dining
  • Lots of great local options for dining out, as well as excellent delis and local produce
  • Online supermarket deliveries
  • Gas BBQ (gas provided)
  • Coal BBQ (coal not provided)
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Children Welcome

  • Toys, books and DVDs
  • Trampoline and games such as table tennis and table football
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Inside

  • Cinema room with 131″ screen and full Dolby surround sound
  • Baby grand piano
  • Large TVs in main sitting room and games room
  • TVs in kitchens, wing sitting room and various bedrooms
  • Sonos sound system
  • Table tennis
  • Gym with bike, rowing machine, punch bag, bench and weights
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Outside

  • 22m heated swimming pool, open all year round.
  • Private steps to the beach just minutes away
  • Four acres of beautiful gardens to explore
  • Table tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Table football
  • Croquet
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House Restrictions

  • Not suitable for pets
  • Noise policy in place
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Extra housekeeping available on request
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • No smoking
  • Due to the location of the property, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Not suitable for hen or stag parties
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What’s Included

  • 6 hours of daily housekeeping is included on stays of 7 nights or more
  • 1 travel cot
  • 2 high chairs
  • Baby monitor
  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Wi-Fi
  • EV charging point

Swimming Pool Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the swimming pool. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the pool.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated.
  2. You must shower before entering the swimming pool to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the pool area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the swimming pool.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the pool area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the swimming pool area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Children must be supervised in and around the swimming pool and must not use it without an adult present.
  8. For outdoor pools, please keep noise levels to an acceptable level – please be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  9. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the pool with another person. We advise against using the pool alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  10. Please note you must not use the swimming pool if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  11. You must not use the swimming pool within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.

 

Noise Policy

  • The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:
  1. After 11pm please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not set up music systems outside the house.
  3. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  4. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  5. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.
  • The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.