Salcombe and Hope Cove Holiday Cottages
Salcombe Holiday Cottages
Set within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty and surrounded by a stunning coastline, a holiday cottage stay in Salcombe means you are never far away from a beautiful beach or a fabulous view.
The bustling town has a maze of narrow streets densely packed with fishermen’s cottages and an array of cafes, restaurants boutique shops and high street brands, making it a truly fascinating place to explore as you never know what you might discover around each corner.
What is there to do in and around Salcombe
Being situated at the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary makes it popular for anyone who loves being on the water, from paddleboarding to kayaking or just plain sailing. Salcombe Paddleboarding Company offers board hire but if you fancy a bit more adventure, book an estuary tour to explore the many river creek and view the local wildlife up close. If you fancy trying your hands at sailing, then there are a choice of schools in Salcombe where you can learn the ropes.
Take the passenger ferry across the river and you will find East Portlemouth, with it’s pretty coves and fine sands. Relax and soak up the sun by taking a short walk through the woods from Mill Bay to Sunny Cove beach and enjoy the fabulous views across the estuary.
If you need to stretch your legs pick up the South West Coast Path here and walk around the picturesque headline to Gara Rock, where you can find another out of the way beach at the bottom of the path. Enjoy some of the best views from the Gara Rock Café over lunch or a cup of tea. A path across the fields and a wooded valley take you back to East Portlemouth and the return ferry.
Perched high on the cliffs overlooking Salcombe is Overbecks, owned by inventor Otto Overbecks and now run by the National Trust. It takes about half an hour to walk here from the centre of town and once there you can enjoy strolling around the sub-tropical gardens, which include a variety of banana trees.
Further west you can find more glorious walks and beaches including the small seaside village of Hope Cove. It has a choice of two beaches, both of which are manned by lifeguards during the summer making it perfect for visiting families.
Where are the best places to eat and drink?
You are certainly spoilt for choice in Salcombe as it truly caters for every taste whether you are looking to eat in or take a gourmet meal back to your Salcombe Holiday Home or to enjoy on the beach.The Salcombe Delicatessen is the ideal place to pick up a delicious picnic or easy supper, choose from local crab sandwiches to cheeses and cold meats. If you are bringing your dog on holiday they will not feel left out here, as they offer a range of exclusive treats for your furry friends to enjoy.
One of the best locations to eat is the Winking Prawn just outside the main town situated on North Sands. During May and September sit and enjoy their sizzling prawns or local steak on their BBQ with a glass of white wine watching the world sail by.
The town has a number of pubs serving up local ales and ciders including the Victoria Arms, whose drinks menu includes a choice of Gins and a Prosecco menu.
As you would expect the restaurants in Salcombe serve up some of the finest Devon seafood and produce in the area. Perched right by the water the Crab Shed is a new and vibrant restaurant right on the quay in the heart of the town. If you really want to push the boat out you can book a personal chef to come to your Salcombe Holiday home and cook!