The Port Salcombe

Things to Do

National Trust Properties in the area


This is the nearest property to The Port, and is situated at Sharpitor, the headland near the western side of the harbour, at its entrance. A wonderful sheltered garden, with many exotic plants, surrounds the house, which contains various collections and displays.

Shop and tea room.

Free tours by the head gardener on Wednesdays at 1.30pm. Very interesting.

Getting there

Either walk on the coastal road from Salcombe or catch the South Sands ferry from White Strand pontoon, (small blue boat with flags).


This was the holiday home of the well-known author, Agatha Christie. The house itself is gradually being restored to the state that it was in in Agatha Christie's time, so access is limited, but it is surrounded by a glorious garden. Car parking is very limited , so the best way to arrive is by water. From East Portlemouth drive to Dartmouth, leave your car in the Park and Ride at the top of the town, and take the bus down to the harbour, then a ferry to Greenway Quay.

Coleton Fishacre

This property has an Arts & Crafts – style house and a delightful garden, with many tender plants, descending to the coast. The house was built for Rupert D'Oyly Carte who staged the Gilbert & Sullivan operas.

It is 3 miles from Kingswear and reached by taking the Lower Ferry road, then turning off at the toll house, along a narrow lane.

More distant properties


This is a superb 18th century mansion, set in parkland and fine gardens, landscaped by Repton, which is the home of the Carew Pole family. It lies 6 miles W of Plymouth via the Torpoint car ferry.


Bradley is a delightful mediaeval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs.It isstill lived in by the donor family and is on the outskirts of Newton Abbot.

Compton Castle

This is a dramatic fortified manor house with a small formal garden. For the past 600 years it has been home to the Gilbert family. It is situated at Compton, 5 miles west of Torquay, 1½miles N of Marldon.


This is a Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture with extensive gardens.Cotehele Quay on the river Tamar has a restored sailing barge, industrial ruins and a Discovery centre.

It is on the west bank of the river Tamar and is 14 miles from Plymouth via the Saltash bridge.


Saltram is a magnificent Georgian house with opulent Robert Adam interiors,gardens, follies and landscaped parkland. It was home to the Parker family for nearly 300 years and its contents give a fascinating insight into their lives.

Getting there

Saltram is 3½ ml E of Plymouth city centre. From Kingsbridge take the A379 towards Plymouth. Having passed through Brixton and Plymstock and crossed the estuary of the river Plym turn right on the road for Plympton and follow the brown signs for Saltram.

The View from Overbecks

The Port, East Portlemouth, Nr Salcombe, South Devon TQ8 8PU Telephone: 07890 998842