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Salcombe in the beautiful South Hams area of Devon
Salcombe in the beautiful South Hams area of Devon

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Salcombe

Maybe it’s the good weather or possibly its the soothing flow of so much water, but Salcombe is one of the most relaxing places you can enjoy a self-catering Devon holiday. The beautiful estuary town boasts excellent amenities that include an enormous variety of cottages to rent. Whether you are a party of two or twenty, Salcombe offers everything from restaurants and shops to sailing, beaches and sightseeing. Salcombe has an exciting calendar of events, many of which focus on the water, which makes it a fun and welcoming place to visit at any time of the year. Below are a few of the reasons why Salcombe is a favourite holiday destination for so many people. Read more

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50.236807, -3.837032

Sitting in one of Devon's most enviable positions, Seven Ocean Reach is just perfect for couples (one or two!) and is a stylish architect designed holiday home with magnificent sea views on the South Coast of Devon. Nestling within the popular South Hams area, this stylish holiday home is close to Hope Cove, Bolberry Down and Salcombe, and within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park. Wonderful coastal walks, beautiful beaches and an on-site bar and restaurant for meals out/take-aways - all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday by the sea.

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £1400
Short breaks from £175 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.241098, -3.858614

Daisy Cottage at Bolberry Farm Cottages is ideally located on the South Devon coastline in the peaceful hamlet of Bolberry, just a mile from Hope Cove, half a mile from Bolberry Down (NT) and within easy reach of Malborough, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. A perfect self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of the South Hams.

Weekly guide price:
£535 to £1665
Short breaks from £140 per night

7  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.236807, -3.837032

Enjoy some of the best views in South Devon from this stunning first-floor apartment on Bolberry Down. Guests staying at Ten Ocean View enjoy fantastic ocean views and direct access to the South West Coast Path which leads to nearby Hope Cove and South Milton Sands. The one-bedroom holiday home is ideal for couples or individuals and is pet-friendly. It is one of only three stunning holiday apartments in this exclusive development, which also includes a popular bar and restaurant. Salcombe, Dartmouth and Plymouth are all in within reach for days out, as is Dartmoor National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£325 to £990
Short breaks from £76 per night

2  |   1  |   3+  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.236807, -3.837032

Treat yourself to a fantastic holiday at Nine Ocean Reach. The gorgeous ground floor apartment enjoys spectacular ocean views and a location close to Hope Cove and the South West Coast Path. It offers a superb standard of accommodation for couples or individuals and is also pet friendly. Salcombe and Totnes are all close by, and you can see Burgh Island from the window. Plymouth and Dartmouth are within reach for a day out, and there are miles of fantastic footpaths within easy reach, including the South West Coast Path. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability, and the holiday apartment is available all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£325 to £990
Short breaks from £76 per night

2  |   1  |   3+  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.241098, -3.858614

Clover Cottage is designed for relaxing family holidays. The charming mid-terrace property is only a mile from Hope Cove and close to both a friendly pub and the South West Coast Path. It is part of the gorgeous South Hams area of South Devon, within reach of Dartmoor National Park and places like Malborough, Salcombe and Totnes. The cottage sleeps up to five guests in three bedrooms and is dog-friendly. It's available to book on its own or together with one or two of the other holiday homes at Bolberry Farm Cottages, so is also perfect if you're planning a holiday with friends or your extended family.

Weekly guide price:
£310 to £995
Short breaks from £63 per night

4+1  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.241098, -3.858614

Buttercup Cottage nestles prettily between the country and the sea, a mile from Hope Cove and the friendly Hope and Anchor Pub. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to four people and is child and pet friendly, perfect for families but also comfortable for couples or friends. South Milton Sands, Bantham Beach and South Sands in Salcombe are only a few miles away, as are Malborough, Totnes and Dartmouth. Walking, cycling and surfing are all popular ways of having fun, and with Dartmoor National Park within easy reach, there is no end to the opportunities for exploration and adventure.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1250
Short breaks from £57 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.224178, -3.831922

Space, luxury and incredible views await lucky visitors to West Soar, which combines the convenience of a hotel with the privacy of self-catering. This 5-star holiday home boasts incredible ocean views and is only a short walk away from the sandy shore of Soar Mill Cove, within easy reach of Salcombe and Dartmouth. The house is next to the Soar Mill Cove Hotel and guests have free use of the hotel's leisure facilities, including a tennis court and indoor swimming pool. They also enjoy discounted rates at the hotel's spa and highly rated restaurant and the option of room service. There is space for up to ten people in five bedrooms, and the potential to accommodate up to twenty two when booked together with the hotel's Ocean View Villas. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1575 to £4475

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

50.224498, -3.782611

The Bolthead offers a high standard of self-catering for friends, families and couples and affords a spectacular position with panoramic views over the Salcombe Estuary and South Sands Beach on the doorstep. Perfect for those who want a holiday relaxing by the sea, this ground floor apartment sits on the outskirts of Salcombe in the popular South Hams area of Devon and is within easy reach of fantastic restaurants, shops and South West Coastal Path.

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £1800

5+2  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.263853, -3.856501

Fantastic family-friendly holiday home 500 metres from South Milton Sands Beach and within walking distance of a nature reserve, golf course and pub. Primrose Cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with the potential to accommodate two extra children on bunk beds. It has glorious views over the valley to the sea and lovely walks and bike rides from the door. Salcombe, Dartmouth, Exeter, Plymouth and the Dartmoor National Park are all within easy reach for fun days. The cottage is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £2400
Short breaks from £250 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.273187, -3.678918

A true 'hidden gem' of a cottage full of original charm sitting on the stunning coastline of South Devon, in the popular South Hams area equidistant from Salcombe and Dartmouth. The beach is within walking distance and the area has a wealth of attractions and wonderful coastal walks.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1200

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.244274, -3.812206

A quintessential thatched 'chocolate box' holiday cottage in the delightful South Devon village of Malborough, between Salcombe and Hope Cove. Just two miles from stunning beaches and walking distance to the village pubs. A great base for enjoying everything the South Hams has to offer.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1895
Short breaks from £130 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.273034, -3.860334

High Corner is a fantastic coastal holiday cottage in the picturesque South Devon village of Thurlestone with glorious sandy beach, pub, spa and golf course a short stroll away. The many beaches of the beautiful South Hams are on the doorstep making this a very desirable seaside retreat at any time of year.

Weekly guide price:
£780 to £1430

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.255582, -3.668589

A cosy, 4 Star holiday cottage with log burner ideally placed between Salcombe and Dartmouth in an AONB in South Devon. Just a mile from Beesands village with beach and excellent gastro pub and with easy access onto the South West Coastal Path, The Trap House is a popular choice for families and couples looking for a holiday by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £1075

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

Holidays in Salcombe

Life by the Water - Salcombe is an estuary town, built around the area where streams from Kingsbridge, Frogmore, Baston, Bowcombe and Sherford meet and flow into the English Channel. Sailing is not merely a popular leisure activity - it is woven through many aspects of the town and is a vital thread in its fabric. In addition to sailing boats, it is not uncommon to see motorboats, stand-up paddle-boards, kayaks, ferries and surfboards all making good use of the estuary and coastal waters.

Part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as well as being a Marine Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Marine Nature Reserve, Salcombe has much to offer nature lovers. A wealth of flora and fauna flourish in the uniquely beautiful environment, making it ideal for those who love being outdoors, whether on land or in the water. Salcombe’s two beaches are called North Sands and South Sands, with other nearby beaches including those at East Portlemouth, Hope Cove, Thurlestone and Soar Mill Cove.

The magnificent South West Coast Path winds its way past Salcombe to offer an excellent way to explore by foot, complete with breathtaking views. The Salcombe to Bolt Head walk is especially lovely, as are the routes heading to Snape’s Point, Bolt Head and Gara Rock. Cycling is another excellent way to get around, and there are a variety of routes around the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary.

Food and Shopping - Salcombe has a fantastic array of places to eat and drink, as well as delis and shops selling delicious local produce for self-catering visitors to cook back at their cottage. The region is so highly regarded for the quality of its food that a brand new Salcombe Food and Drink Trail is underway, ready to be rolled out in 2020. In the meantime, visitors can stop by the Salcombe Distilling Company where there is a shop selling their unique blend of gin, and a bar where you can enjoy refreshing cocktails with a view.

Salcombe Attractions - There is plenty of fun to be had away from the water. Attractions in Salcombe and South Devon include the Salcombe Maritime Museum, Coleton Fishacre, Buckfast Abbey and the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary and Butterfly Farm. Trago Mills combines a shopping centre with a leisure park to provide something that keeps everyone happy, while Pennywell Farm is always a favourite with children.

The South Hams region has several lovely towns apart from Salcombe, including Dartmouth and Totnes. Take a ride on the South Devon Railway, go pony trekking through Dartmoor National Park, or shop and sightsee in Plymouth and Torbay.

The scope for fun is only limited by your imagination when you have a holiday in Salcombe. Having easy access to peaceful beaches and calm waters is incredibly relaxing, while the abundance of so much delicious food and drink will satisfy even the heartiest appetite. Salcombe is perfect for everyone, no matter what your age or interest. Come and see for yourself why it’s one of the most beautiful spots in Devon.