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Make a holiday cottage in Hallsands your home away from home

The Devon village of Hallsands has spectacular sea views, is close to the old market town of Kingsbridge, and is just a short walk from pretty Beesands. In 1917, the original fishing village could no longer withstand severe storms due to earlier dredging, and it soon fell into the sea. Today, a safe platform is used to view this old ‘ghost’ town, but it's not – needless to say – where holidaymakers will be staying during their break! Rentals are located in the new village, which although has been built higher up, retains the character of the old remains. Just a few of the reasons this location is in such high demand are its beaches, cycling route, nearby island and quirky Hallsands holiday cottages.

Holiday cottages at Hallsands are a mix of the modern and historical. All are refurbished and decorated to the highest standard, particularly the Victorian houses which boast amenities and finishes to satisfy even the most discerning visitor. Weekly prices generally range from £284 to £600, but if guests really want to splash out, a large, top-end cottage may cost in excess of £1200. Amenities like Wi-Fi, Blue-ray players, iPod docks, gardens, BBQ areas and pet friendliness are featured in select properties. Sleeping as little as two or as many as eight, they also offer good value when compared to holiday homes in Salcombe, for example.

Things to do

-Scenic attractions: The walk across Bigbury-on-Sea Beach is a unique experience. When the tide is in, a one-of-a-kind tractor on stilts transports visitors to Burgh Island. The high point of the island is easily reached on foot and offers spectacular views of the Devon coastline. The island is home to the renowned Art Deco architecture of the Burgh Hotel. The island has been the backdrop for a number of novels by Agatha Christie.

-Beaches: Hallsands and the nearby Beesands (where Keith Richards and Mick Jagger made their very first public appearance at the still existing Cricket Inn) are beautiful shingle beaches. HomeAway also lists holiday accommodation in Beesands for those wishing to be right at the sea. Other nearby beaches to Hallsands holiday cottages include sandy Bantham Beach which is connected to Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and is popular with families, surfers and kayakers.

-Museums: The Overbeck’s Garden and Museum at Salcombe carries the name of its founder, Otto Overbeck. It appeals to both adults and children as it includes maritime displays, children’s toys and natural history offering an intriguing day out. The upper garden is exotic and has a pathway to Bolt Head with splendid views of the estuary. The garden is managed by the National Trust.

-Outdoor activities: The best way to stay close to the landscape of colourful rural roads, bridleways and verdant country lanes is the cycling route at Kingsbridge. Some effort is necessary as the terrain is varied, but the 12-mile route is generally circular and peaceful. There may be muddy patches in wet weather but going back to the comfort of a holiday home in Hallsands will make the cycle tour more bearable!

Weather in Hallsands

October and November experience breezy to gale force winds while April is the wettest month. July and August are the hottest months (13?C - 20?C). Generally, the climate is mild so Hallsands is a popular destination all year round.

Travel to Hallsands

The rural location of Hallsands holiday cottages means driving is the best option, although there is the Coleridge Community Bus that runs on Fridays. The best route is to head for Plymouth and then follow local roads. The nearest train stations are at Ivybridge and Totnes.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #1533457
    10
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Bungalow #6822868
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        • 5 BR
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        House #447671
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          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #6826083
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            Cottage #6816470
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              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1968399
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                • 2 BA
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                Cottage #1968398
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                  • 3 BR
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                  Cottage #1967777
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (45 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Barn #1633178
                    45
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (18 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Mobile Home #6714319
                      18
                      Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (34 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #1070032
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 2 BR
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                          • Sleeps 4
                          Mobile Home #1900482
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                            Very Good! 4/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
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                            Bungalow #1841596
                            10
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (25 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Barn #6511932
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (30 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #8173914
                                30
                                Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (31 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Cottage #6476682
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
                                    18
                                    Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (20 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #1652378
                                      20
                                      Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                        7
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (23 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Cottage #8133093
                                          23
                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (20 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8082877
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                                            Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1983472
                                              7
                                              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #8250505
                                                1
                                                Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1944803
                                                  30
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (29 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #6897
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                                                    Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6063187
                                                      10
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Bungalow #1796023
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #8155426
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (38 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Apartment #8066582
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                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #6113406
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                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Bungalow #8152651
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  House #6873101
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #820088
                                                                    30
                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #6541485
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8165048
                                                                        23
                                                                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cabin #1952869
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                                                                          Viewed 93 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Cottage #8067740
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                              Apartment #8075876
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                House #6724958
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  House #1568411
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                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #1839961
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Cottage #6975004
                                                                                      9
                                                                                      Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Apartment #8131471
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1886662
                                                                                          12
                                                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #6467494
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                                                                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cabin #8113273
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (31 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #8124431
                                                                                                  31
                                                                                                  Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Cottage #6775423
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Cottage #8081756
                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Quayside is a great family holiday home, 4 bedrooms to sleep 8 , master suite on top floor with cot and ensuite bathroom, can get very warm up there if weather is sunny, however we had big fan whinged helped. On second floor is lounge with panoramic views of the harbour which is really great. Also has open plan kitchen with everything you need for self catering. Also in this floor are 2 bedrooms one twin and one kingsize both have ensuite shower and we and fitted wardrobes and TV. On the ground floor is another kingsize bedroom and ensuite shower and wc. Also great utilility room with washer and separate dryer and sink for all laundry etc. Together with separate area with fridge and freezer which opens onto patio with seating area looking over the harbour and popular crabbing area outside gAte. Shopping area 1 minute away with an abundance of shops and restaurants and pubs , a truly hidden gem
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful modern clean apartment owner helpful to.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Description was of apartment was spot on. Location was superb with view of the boats on the river. It was spotlessly clean. Di the owner was very helpful with the information we requested. Lots of different restaurants in the area. Ferries to take you along the river. We will definitely go again to Avanti again without a doubt.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017