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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      It was a perfect location for a family Christmas

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed over the Christmas period in 2016. Salcombe is lovely any time of the year and Friday Cottage is perfectly situated in the centre of town. The pictures do not do the property justice; the rooms are bright and tastefully decorated. The house was warm and the wood fire was an extra. The garden is perfect and I imagine in the summer there would be no need to leave....Shopping is on the doorstep, and Friday Cottage being just off the road brings a tranquility that was wonderful. Everything you would need is in the kitchen, there is plenty of hot water for showers and baths(we were 4 adults) and the beds are very comfortable. Linen is provided and the house is easy to keep clean. Highly recommended for a holiday or longer. We hope to profit again renting this house. To be recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Love this house! Myself and my partner and occasionally our children have stayed here on more than one occasion. The house is very roomy, warm, clean and so very comfortable. Having 2 bathrooms is a big plus for us and there isn't anything you need as the house is fully equipped. We always want to stay longer than we are able to. Jennie, the owner is very helpful and has so much knowledge of the area! We are looking forward to visiting Shellseekers a few more times throughout 2017!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic relaxing break away

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It's a lovely house situated on a hill with a steep walk down to the beach. It is very remote and quite difficult to get to if you don't have a 4x4 especially in winter!! The house itself was really well equipped and had everything you could possibly need. There was plenty of room for 4 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs and the rooms were beautifully clean and tidy and very warm and welcoming. We would love to come and stay again in the Spring or Summer and take full advantage of the gorgeous walks around the estuary and take the ferry across to Salcombe again. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016