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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.

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                                                                                                      Perfect for a Spring break - cozy cottage with a sunny, sheltered garden. We walked the SW coast path most days and enjoyed coming back to the comfort of Rose Cottage. Lots of places to eat out but the kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals. The welcome basket had some lovely treats in it - the farm's own eggs are a must, as is the pancetta. We loved just sitting in the garden watching the birds and checking on the lambs as we went out each day! Piers and Sue are very welcoming with a very light touch - you know they are around if you need them but they are not intrusive. It was a very relaxed holiday and we would certainly return.
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                                                                                                      April 17 Once again had a wonderful stay at Sharpers, my family love this house, which is not only cosy but extremely spacious and has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. We have been staying here once or twice a year since 2010. The views are stunning and the veranda is great for family gatherings. Once again we were lucky with the weather, sunshine all week! We discovered this wonderful part of the world first in 1967, when we stayed in the Coastguard cottages on the point. Since then we have stayed in several cottages in and around Prawle, year in year out, until we discovered Sharpers, which has become our favourite. This was the 50th anniversary of our 1st visit to Prawle with 41 of the family staying in several cottages in the village. We love the fact that the area has barely changed in all that time and all enjoy the walks along the coastal path and evenings in the Pigs Nose Inn. Looking forward to returning to Sharpers in Sept 17 and hopefully for many more years to come. Thanks Felicity for letting us share this lovely home.
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