Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Salcombe

Amidst a turquoise ocean backed with luscious green fields and filled with the white sails of yachts scudding across the waters – it's no wonder Salcombe in the South Hams area of South Devon is such a sought-after destination by those who love a fantastic seaside landscape. Salcombe offers its visitors an attractive choice of self-catering waterside cottages and apartments, from family-friendly cottages to luxury penthouse apartments. Stunning sea views abound. Even in winter, sitting in a cosy holiday cottage or apartment watching a storm blow in across the estuary, hot chocolate or something more substantial in hand ensures that Salcombe is a choice destination for self-catering accommodation lovers all year round. It's undoubtedly a terrific choice for a romantic escape or winter break.

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Discover the coastal serenity of 16 Combehaven, a top-floor duplex apartment in Salcombe, South Devon. This holiday rental is ideally situated just a 5-minute walk from Salcombe's heart and offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a balcony with stunning estuary views. Featuring modern amenities, underground parking, and close proximity to sandy beaches, it promises to be the perfect South Devon retreat. Come and explore the charm of this Salcombe holiday rental and escape to the seaside, where comfort meets coastal allure.

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A single-storey holiday cottage overlooks a courtyard with a table laid for a meal
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5

Discover comfort at Firm Anchor, a pet-friendly South Devon coastal cottage in Salcombe. With spacious living across three floors, a well-equipped kitchen, and estuary views from the terrace and balcony, it's a super family-friendly retreat. The property accommodates up to 5 guests, boasts a child's relaxation area, and is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Explore the detailed description of this inviting seaside holiday haven for more information.

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An open air swimming pool with park benches on its terrace surrounded by a tall hedge.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

The Bowline enjoys an enviable location in the heart of Salcombe and treats guests to subtle elegance. The coastal cottage in Devon with a heated swimming pool offers an open-plan living space which catches the sunlight and ensures comfort and relaxation, plus lovely views of the surrounding area.

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An estuary view from a deck of a waterside holiday apartment in Salcombe.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Enjoy a taste of luxurious living at 'Quarterdeck,' a Salcombe holiday apartment with a pool. This 2-bedroom waterfront retreat boasts a large balcony with panoramic estuary views, perfect for al fresco dining. Enjoy exclusive amenities like a private mooring, communal gardens, and a heated outdoor pool. The open-plan living area, well-equipped kitchen, and stylish bedrooms make it an ideal getaway. Explore the charming surroundings, with pubs, restaurants, and sandy beaches just steps away. Discover the allure of South Devon living at 'Quarterdeck.

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A large house with a portico overlooks a lawn bordered by mature shrubs.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Explore Holset House, a large coastal property in South Devon offering the perfect setting for self-catering holidays in East Portlemouth. With breathtaking views of Dartmoor, this luxurious and well-equipped retreat features five bedrooms, a formal dining room, and expansive lawns for relaxation. Just over half a mile from sandy beaches and a short ferry ride to Salcombe, it's an ideal escape for families and friends. Discover comfort, grandeur, and convenience in this exceptional holiday home. View now for an unforgettable experience.

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A modern, 2-storey, half-timbered house overlooks a long garden and paved terrace lined by palm trees.
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5

Tredarloe is a comfortable 5-bedroom detached South Devon holiday home. This large holiday property in Salcombe has lovely rural views with estuary glimpses and spacious suntrap gardens, including a patio, raised decking area, balcony and large lawn.

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A double-fronted Hope Cove holiday cottage overlooks a large lawn.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Explore this spacious South Devon retreat at 4 Coastguards Cottage, a large holiday home in Hope Cove. Nestled in the village of Inner Hope, this family-friendly holiday let has four bedrooms, a welcoming sitting room, and outdoor spaces. Just 1/3 mile from Hope Cove, it offers easy access to two nearby beaches, making it an ideal base for seaside adventures. Discover the charm of this converted coastguard cottage, ensuring a memorable and comfortable stay for the whole family.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Apple Barn is a sophisticated modern coastal cottage sitting just moments from the Devon coast in East Portlemouth. The impressive pet-friendly cottage promises beautiful countryside views, contemporary comforts, and multiple relaxation areas both inside and outside. Savour the serenity.

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Exterior of a contemporary terraced seaside holiday cottage with floor-to-ceiling bedroom window.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Fastnet is a recently-built, spacious and lavish townhouse in Salcombe that is furnished to provide the best self-catering experience in Devon. It's just a short walk away from Salcombe's town centre and the beach. Fastnet is situated on the coast in the South Hams area of South Devon and can accommodate up to 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms.

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Not for nothing is Salcombe known as 'Devon's Sailing Capital'. Sailing is easily the main attraction, with superb conditions suiting yachts of all sizes, from windsurfers to ocean racers. Hire a dinghy for the day and sail your way around this delightfully unspoilt ria across to East Portlemouth or inland towards Kingsbridge. Salcombe is also popular for other activities, such as surfing, kayaking and fishing. Spend the day at the harbour or on the docks, or even out on the water waiting for a bite for your catch of the day. Join Discovery Surf School and learn to stand up on the water or improve your technique with a group as large as you choose. For a genteel day out on the water (where someone else does all the work), the Railway and Riverboat Company offers a choice of pleasure boat trips.

Away from the water, you can try your abilities on horseback and have riding lessons across the outstanding countryside surrounding Batson Creek. Then, spend a day following well-trodden trails, searching for wildlife and waterfalls and exploring the countryside on foot. You don't need a yacht to enjoy a holiday in Salcombe. There are some lovely sandy beaches in delightful coves for sand castle building, bathing and rock pooling, some of which can be reached by ferry. Soar Mill Cove, East Portlemouth Beach and North Sands Beach all offer relaxing days out on the shore.

Being so close to the water, the local food is mainly seafood and of the highest standard. Enjoy a range of locations and styles of food throughout the town, from warm, familiar pubs to fine dining with the best local food and hospitality the town offers.

Salcombe also has a large shopping scene consisting of a lovely mix of well-known brands and smaller independent shops and boutiques. Salcombe is a beautiful family destination and a gorgeous retreat with a wealth of activities and attractions (and holiday cottages, of course!).