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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
    (10 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #1533457
    10
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Bungalow #6822868
      3
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        • 5 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 9
        House #447671
        2
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6826083
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #6816470
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1968399
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1968398
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #1967777
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (51 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Barn #1633178
                    51
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (35 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #1070032
                      35
                      Viewed 168 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (25 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #8133093
                        25
                        Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (19 reviews)
                          View details for price
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Mobile Home #1900482
                          19
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (20 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
                            20
                            Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (32 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Cottage #6476682
                              32
                              Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #8250505
                                7
                                Viewed 169 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (23 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1652378
                                  23
                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (21 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Mobile Home #6714319
                                    21
                                    Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (27 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Barn #6511932
                                      27
                                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
                                        (12 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Bungalow #1841596
                                        12
                                        Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (31 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #8173914
                                          31
                                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (20 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8082877
                                            20
                                            Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (29 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #6897
                                              29
                                              Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                9
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #1983472
                                                  9
                                                  Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cabin #1952869
                                                    18
                                                    Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Cottage #8067740
                                                      19
                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #6063187
                                                        10
                                                        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (40 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Apartment #8066582
                                                          40
                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Good! 3.9/5
                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            Cottage #8081756
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Bungalow #8152651
                                                              6
                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (31 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1944803
                                                                31
                                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #8075876
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Bungalow #1796023
                                                                    13
                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (30 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #820088
                                                                      30
                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #6113406
                                                                        12
                                                                        Viewed 47 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 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (24 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8165048
                                                                            24
                                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #1886662
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #6975004
                                                                                12
                                                                                Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  House #6724958
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #6873101
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #6541485
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #8155426
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (51 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #1568411
                                                                                          51
                                                                                          Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #8131471
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                              10
                                                                                              Viewed 48 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 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #8040140
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                    House #1993483
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      House #1346119
                                                                                                      20
                                                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic property in a lovely, peaceful location. Beautifully appointed with all mod cons.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic property in a lovely, peaceful location. Beautifully appointed with all mod cons.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable and convenient, excellent hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Three of us in our seventies stayed here for 4 nights to sightsee and do some walking. Chris, our host, was very welcoming and provided an excellent welcome tray. The property suited us admirably and was very comfortable with every convenience. It would be equally suitable for our children and grandchildren. It is extremely well located for Challaborough beach. The only slight downside is the view over the caravan park from the upstairs, otherwise perfect.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017