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Enjoy picturesque Devon with Salcombe holiday cottages

Salcombe is a seaside town in South Hams, Devon. It lies on the South East coast of England and is part of the area known as the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the past, Salcombe was known as a fishing and shipbuilding port and although much of this has now ceased, the marina continues to be busy with moorings and trips as well as local commercial fishing vehicles. Salcombe shellfish is well known and highly commended whilst the warm welcome given by the local villages and businesses make Salcombe a must-do experience.

HomeAway has a number of holiday cottages in Salcombe available for visiting groups of all sizes, from larger groups of ten or more people to couples and small families. Traditional architecture meets sleek and modern design in Salcombe and therefore there is a diverse range of rental property on offer. Small thatched cottages disguise comfortable, well equipped living space whilst sleek modern buildings offer a luxurious stay. Many of the holiday apartments in Salcombe feature well equipped kitchens with laundry facilities, microwaves, dishwashers and wi-fi access whilst large baths, powerful showers and comfy beds are also in plentiful supply. Children and pets are welcomed in selected cottages and some luxury villas also have their own swimming pools.

Salcombe is the ideal destination for those seeking a boating holiday with a flair. However, throughout England there are hundreds of idyllic locations for families and couples alike. From holiday cottages in Christchurch there is a great deal to explore, from the famed Christchurch Priory to the busy marina, whilst holiday apartments in Camden Town are the ideal base from which to discover the iconic market, destination nightlife and Regents Park.

Things to do

Sailing: The port and marina at Salcombe has been operational for hundreds of years when the shipbuilding industry was at its peak. Nowadays there are just a few commercial fishing boats whilst the rest remain purely for pleasure. Boats of all sizes are available for hire manned or unmanned, whilst marina facilities are also open for visitors. Bookings are recommended, especially during the summer months.

Fishing: Whilst sea fishing is extremely popular, visitors can also fish in the Salcombe and Kingsbridge Estuary which is also located within easy reach of holiday cottages in Salcombe. There are a number of angling societies in the local area from where advice, licences and equipment (including recommended bait) can be purchased.

Beaches: Devon is home to some of the country’s best beaches and Salcombe is no exception. Whilst the South Sands Beach remains the most famed and popular, the North Sands Beach is just as delightful. The South Sands however is a Blue Flag awarded area with a commendation from the Marine Conservation Society for 5* water quality. There are numerous facilities including toilets and refreshments within easy reach and access for dogs in certain areas.

Walking: Devon was made for walking and within close proximity of Salcombe holiday apartments there are a number of options for walkers of all levels of experience and ability. Whilst coastal and beach walks tend to appeal to those seeking a simple stroll, Dartmoor offers a more bracing experience with hill walking and hiking routes also widely on offer.

Weather

Salcombe is often considered the ideal place to retire thanks to the many activities and the extremely pleasant year-round climate. During the winter, temperatures tend to stay between 4 and 8⁰C whilst in the summer they can rise to almost Mediterranean temperatures of over 19⁰C. Rain, as with anywhere in the UK, is common throughout the year but during the summer months the area experiences on average seven days of rain in a month.

Travel

Travel to Salcombe is relatively simple and straightforward by a variety of means. Therefore, whether a visitor is arriving by car or public transport, they are likely to find Salcombe to be very accessible. By car, leave the M5 at the junction with the A38 and follow this until reaching the A381. From here follow the road until it reaches the junction with the B3204 (Devon Road) and follow this into town. Alternatively, there is a train station at nearby Totnes from where a taxi or bus can be obtained.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (4 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    House #6873101
    4
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1983472
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 8
        House #1052442
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #6522710
          7
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            Excellent! 4.7/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #8108934
            3
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              Excellent! 4.5/5
              (11 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #1774677
              11
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                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 9
                House #8165370
                4
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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (13 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 10
                  House #1900345
                  13
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #8091429
                    2
                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6857948
                      2
                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • Studio
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Chalet #6944229
                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (3 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #8146964
                          3
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #1632303
                            2
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (6 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              House #8166199
                              6
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1930760
                                4
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (28 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Cottage #8172054
                                  28
                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (5 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Bungalow #1962207
                                    5
                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      House #8166798
                                      1
                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8118755
                                        1
                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #6993185
                                          1
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #874121
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #8170591
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                House #8122302
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                  Cottage #6817071
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #6975155
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                      House #8043965
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #6816778
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6816680
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            House #6969909
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Barn #6969603
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #6553483
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Villa #8138013
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #6817018
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Apartment #8252170
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        Cottage #6816984
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          House #8242697
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                            Cottage #6816838
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #6816826
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Cottage #6817217
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #6816825
                                                                                    • 8 BR
                                                                                    • 7 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 17
                                                                                    Cottage #6817003
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #6812980
                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 11
                                                                                        House #6085936
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (42 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Barn #1633178
                                                                                          42
                                                                                          Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (20 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #430959
                                                                                            20
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #1091246
                                                                                              12
                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                House #1993483
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Apartment #8164236
                                                                                                  17
                                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #8157385
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      House #8170285
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great Family Weekend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent time at Church House for my 40th, did not disappoint, had a great time
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      The views of Salcombe Estuary are mesmorizing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very memorable stay and would love to return. The apartment is perfect in size for our family of 5, with children aged 12, 10 and 7. Clean, tidy, well furnished and presented. The kitchen has all you need. We didn't spend much time in the apartment as there is so much to do. There is lovely playpark with zip wire etc only 5 mins walk away, and a co-op also within 5 mins walk, and all on a very quiet residential street. Salcombe high street is only 10 mins away, although there is a climb, with that you get the breathtaking views (through a massive window)! We had great fun finding all the cut throughs to North Sands beach as well as the sea fronts. We were leaving when the owners turned up to use the apartment themselves and they are very friendly and clearly want to ensure the apartment is the best it can be. Thank you
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017