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Dartmouth Food Festival

Dartmouth Food Festival returns for its 18th year The finest foodie fest! It’s that time of year again. As we batten down the hatches and light the wood stoves for the onset of autumn, the Dartmouth Food Festival returns for … Read More

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A Dartmouth Holiday

There are plenty of great things to do in Dartmouth, Devon. If you are wanting to unwind by the water, explore the countryside and immerse yourself in rich English history, why not consider a holiday in Dartmouth?  Why Choose A … Read More

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Eating Out In Hope Cove

Hope Cove may be a charming traditional coastal village but it’s no one-horse town, especially when it comes to dining options. In fact, if you’re planning a self catering holiday you’re spoilt for choice, eating out in Hope Cove is … Read More

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Hope Cove Beaches

South Devon is renowned for its beautiful coastline and sandy beaches. Hope Cove is no exception. The drive down through sunken lanes can get busy during the peak summer months but it’s well worth a spot of reversing here and … Read More

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Watersports you must try in South Devon

If you want to explore the Devonshire coastline and see what makes it so beautiful, getting on the water is the best thing you can do. This blog reveals the top watersports you must try in the South Devon area.  … Read More

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Why you should visit Hope Cove in South Devon

You may have stayed in Salcombe and not left the town and we don’t blame you, after all, it is one of the most stunning seaside towns in the country! But if you fancy a change, looking for somewhere a … Read More

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South Devon Getaways

There’s a reason why Devon is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. With its golden beaches, delicious cuisine, and beautiful scenery, there is no need to step on a plane and have the stress of planning … Read More

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The Best National Trust in South Devon

Visiting South Devon would not be complete without a trip to a National Trust. The National Trust is a charity and membership organisation that works to conserve and celebrate the heritage of some of the most beautiful places in England, … Read More

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Has Come to South Devon

If you’re heading to South Devon in the next couple of weeks you can’t escape the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations! The pretty villages, market and seaside towns of the South Hams have a fun filled diary of events planned for … Read More

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Wedding Venues in Devon

Wedding venues in Devon Devon is the perfect place to host a wedding. With idyllic countryside stretching across the county, picturesque harbour towns, and views across the sea, when looking for the best wedding venues in Devon, there is something … Read More

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Sports Direct to Open in Salcombe

Sports Direct is set to come to Salcombe this year as Tinc has sadly closed their doors due to a shift to an online-only model. With a holiday home in Salcombe, it was a natural step for Mike Ashley to … Read More

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Top 5 Devon Coastal Walks

You would be really missing out if you decide to visit Devon and not walk its stunning coastline. In this blog, we explore what makes the Devonshire coast so appealing and how best to explore it, as well as revealing … Read More

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What Makes A Luxury Holiday In Devon

In this blog, we reveal what makes a luxury holiday in Devon. From great food, a variety of things to do, and amazing places to stay, a lot goes into the perfect holiday in Devon.  Great food One of the … Read More

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Tips for Creating the Perfect Holiday Home

Tips for Creating the Perfect Holiday Home

In this blog, Dupere Design share their tips for creating the perfect holiday home. Holiday homes are places to unwind, have fun and use as a base to explore the local area. Aesthetically your holiday home needs to strike the … Read MoreRead More

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The benefits of a Salcombe self-catering apartment

The benefits of a Salcombe self-catering apartment Self-catering is an increasingly popular choice for holiday makers. In this article, we discuss the benefits of hiring a self-contained property for your holiday in South Devon’s Salcombe.  Why choose self-catering? Choosing a … Read More

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Christmas and New Years Stays in Salcombe

Christmas and the New Year is the perfect time to get away and Salcombe provides the perfect escape. After last year’s lockdown festivities, this winter season is a chance to leave your home for somewhere new. South Devon is sure … Read More

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Best South Devon Christmas Markets Near Salcombe

For many, the opening of the Christmas markets is the first sign of the holiday approaching. Visiting the markets offers the perfect opportunity to fully embrace the festive season. With a variety of stalls offering food, drink and gifts, they … Read More

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Babysitters in Salcombe and South Devon

Salcombe is the perfect family holiday destination, with plenty to do for both parents and children. However, we understand how luxurious it can be to have free time away from your little ones. It can make an already great holiday … Read More

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Halloween in Salcombe

Salcombe is the perfect place to really get into the spirit of Halloween this October. The incredible surroundings that are so beautiful when drenched in honey sunlight in the summer take on an exciting mystique as the nights become longer … Read More

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Salcombe South Sands Ferry

The South Sands Ferry is simply magic and has been running for over 60 years. It’s an iconic boat brightly painted blue and yellow with red, blue and white bunting across the top. A trip aboard this ferry will make … Read More

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Salcombe Live Festival

After a very successful first year, the Salcombe Live Festival is back! This second annual weekend festival will be held in various venues across Salcombe on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2021. You will not want to … Read More

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Salcombe Voted Number One Seaside Destination

Salcombe named number one seaside destination for UK holidaymakers While the UK is still recovering from over a year of pandemics and lockdowns, more and more holidaymakers are beginning to appreciate the beauty of their own home country and are … Read More

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New Things to do in Salcombe for Summer 2021

What’s new in Salcombe?  Neatly tucked away in the Kingsbridge Estuary of South Devon, Salcombe is a stunning holiday location that is the perfect British getaway. Here in Salcombe, we boast our stunning scenery, sun-soaked beaches and, of course, the … Read More

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The best place for a weekend in Devon

After the past year, we’re all sick of zoom calls. The novelty wore off long ago and some proper recovery time is not only well needed but well deserved at this point. In this blog post, we’ll look into why … Read More

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Dog-friendly Salcombe: Dog-friendly beaches and more

Thinking about exploring Salcombe with your dog? We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly Salcombe spots that you will love to explore with your canine companion.  If you are a dog parent, you will most likely want to take your furry … Read More

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24-hour Slot Machines to Open in Salcombe

Plans are afoot for a new 24-hour gambling centre to open on Fore Street in Salcombe. Planning permission was granted on the proviso that gamers do not make excessive celebrations when hitting the jackpot. Just kidding…April Fools! Thankfully we can … Read More

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Why Salcombe is a Great Place to Holiday in May

Devonshire is known as one of Britain’s best holiday destinations for the summer months. With amazing weather, gorgeous beaches and great food, who can deny that Salcombe is a dream destination for all times of year, not just July and … Read More

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5 Interior Design Tips From Salcombe Holiday Cottages

Salcombe is a town full of character and the homes are bursting with personality for miles. If you’ve ever holidayed in one of our luxury Salcombe holiday cottages you’ll know that their interiors are designed to be the perfect place … Read More

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Salcombe Gin Cocktail Ideas

We think there’s no better way of enjoying your stay in Salcombe than with a cocktail of their famous gin. Here are some Salcombe gin cocktail ideas you can experiment with!  Visiting the Salcombe gin distillery and their bar is … Read More

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South Devon’s Lost Railway to be Revitalised!

South Devon has some of the most breathtaking railway routes in the whole of England. Transport around Devon has a breadth of history surrounding it, with many railways lost or abandoned over the years. Running alongside the River Dart, South Devons … Read More

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Salcombe Hotels vs Holiday Cottages: Holidays After Lockdown

Hotels vs holiday cottages; everyone has their preferences when they go on holiday, and the Brits love to get away for some sun. Salcombe is a destination to please all, with the option of beach-side hotels, luxury cottages to rent … Read More

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Top Tips for Crabbing in Salcombe

Famously, Salcombe has some of the best crabs in the UK (even the world in our opinion). Once you’ve tasted the buttery, flakiness of Salcombe crab you can’t forget it. Crabbing in Salcombe is not only fun but incredibly rewarding, … Read More

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The History of Salcombe Harbour

Sitting comfortably in South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Salcombe has many hidden secrets behind its breathtaking scenes. The harbour is the Pandora’s Box of Salcombe, with tonnes of history and wildlife for you to explore. Salcombe Harbour is … Read More

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What to do on a Rainy Day in Salcombe

A rainy day is almost inevitable even in a location such as Salcombe! Though we are the most southerly part of south Devon and we really do get the lion’s share of the good weather, we too see the rain. … Read More

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Activities for a winter holiday in Salcombe

After another month in lockdown, many are dreaming about going on a short winter holiday in the UK. Here are some of the things you can do to enjoy a relaxing winter holiday in the south of Devon, from wellness … Read More

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5 Special features you can find in a holiday cottage in Devon

Finding the perfect holiday cottage in Devon depends on your personal preferences and the type of experience you are looking for. Properties can be very diverse. Some of them are dog friendly, some have a home cinema, free-standing baths, hot … Read More

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Is the UK the safest place to go on holiday when lockdown lifts?

Have your summer holiday plans been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic? Are you looking for safe places to go on holiday when lockdown ends? Are you considering a September Holiday In The UK? It seems like everyone is suffering … Read More

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Winter inspiration from Salcombe holiday cottages

Looking for some winter inspiration? Here are some of the cosiest features that you can find in our holiday cottages in Salcombe. With the winter months almost here and the perspective of spending most of the time at home, it … Read More

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Salcombe Walks

3 Brilliant Circular Walks Near Salcombe

To say it’s attractive around the Salcombe area is an understatement. We need to pull out adjectives such as breathtaking, spectacular, dramatic and dazzling! Going for a walk is the ultimate way to see this wonderful part of South Devon … Read More

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Why Salcombe is the best out of season destination

With the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a downward trend in holidays abroad in favour of short, local trips. In this blog, we explore some of the reasons why Salcombe is the best option for a short stay this autumn. … Read More

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Electric Car Charging in Salcombe

Looking to visit Salcombe but not sure if you should bring along your electric car for fear of running out of charge? Find out where you can charge your electric car in Salcombe.  In the last few years, there has … Read More

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Crab Is Good For You

Top 5 Reasons Why Eating Crab is Good for You

It’s widely known that the Food Standards Agency recommends eating 2 portions of fish per week – and living in Salcombe, this isn’t too difficult. However, we often get asked the question ‘is crab good for you? and we’re here … Read More

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Thinking of Buying a Holiday Home in Salcombe? | Interview with Property Expert Harriet George

,The number of people choosing a ‘staycation’ in the UK rather than a holiday abroad has been increasing year on year. This, combined with the fact that the UK is a popular holiday destination for people from overseas, has contributed … Read More

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Dog-Friendly Pubs & Restaurants in Salcombe

If you want to take your dog out and about to discover Salcombe, it’s important to know where you can and can’t take them. Luckily, there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs in Salcombe as well as multiple bars, restaurants and … Read More

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Coffee in Salcombe: The 8 best Coffee Spots

With no Starbucks or Costa in sight, it’s all about the independent, locally run cafes in Salcombe. There is a definite coffee culture in the UK and Salcombe is no exception to the rule. With several cafes to choose from … Read More

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Discover Devon this Half Term: Beyond Salcombe

Discover Devon this Half Term with our guide to activities outside of Salcombe October half term is a great time to stay in beautiful Salcombe, Devon. You have all the beauty of the South Hams, warmer sea temperatures than in … Read More

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Salcombe’s Finest…Ferry

It would be hard to come to Salcombe even for a day and not take a trip over to the other side of the harbour on the iconic Salcombe ferry. The lure of the golden sandy beaches is just too … Read More

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Salcombe supermarkets and local food shops

Food shopping in Salcombe made easy with our guide to the town’s best supermarkets and local food shops. Want to know more about other shops in Salcombe? Read our handy blog Superb Shopping in Salcombe Salcombe Supermarkets For general food … Read More

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5 Reasons Why Salcombe is the Best Place to go on Holiday in the UK

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns, Salcombe is a permanent fixture on top 10 lists across a range of major travel publications. However, look past the rows of pastel-coloured houses and nautical-themed trinket shops and you’ll find that … Read More

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Tickle Your Tastebuds for Devon’s Oldest Sweetshop!

Cranch’s sweet shop has to be the ultimate. In this small shop which has been going since 1869, their walls are full to the ceiling with jars of sweets, boxes of penny sweets and chunks of fudge. This is total … Read More

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Salcombe restaurants and self catering – Where to eat

When you’re visiting somewhere with as great a food scene as Salcombe, it’s no wonder you’d be considering a self catering holiday cottage (You can browse our extensive, luxury listings online). Why tie yourself to one option when you have … Read More

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What to do in Salcombe on a rainy day

Even when it rains, Salcombe is a wonderful place to be. However, it does pay to know where to find entertainment when spending the day on the beach doesn’t appeal. So here are our favourite things to do in Salcombe … Read More

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Group holiday: 8 ways to make sure it is perfect

Are you planning a group holiday? Organising a holiday with a few friends or family can sometimes be challenging. That’s why we have compiled this list of things to do to make sure your group holiday is perfect. 1. Pick … Read More

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5 Unusual Activities in Salcombe for You to Try

It’s no secret that Salcombe is a dreamy destination. Beaches stretch for miles, seashell-coloured houses line the harbour, and you’ll find ‘Salcombe’s best crab sandwich’ around every corner. The coastal town is also a haven for sailing enthusiasts, with plenty … Read More

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Holiday letting: How to choose an agency to let out your home

If you’re thinking of letting out your holiday home, you might be wondering how best to go about it. Do you organise everything yourself, or get an agency to manage everything for you? There are a lot of benefits to … Read More

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10 Unique Places That are Under an Hour From Salcombe

Visit Salcombe and chances are you’ll never want to leave. Beautiful beaches, fine seafood and some of the most luxury holiday homes in South Devon make it a dream destination. In addition to this, there are plenty of unique South … Read More

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A Guide to Rockpooling in South Devon

Along with indulging in a local crab sandwich or exploring the South West Coast Path, rockpooling is one of Salcombe’s bucket list essentials. But where to go? What to take? Don’t worry, our guide to rockpooling in South Devon has … Read More

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Salcombe spa treatments, yoga and more to balance mind and body

With clean eating and wellness continuing to grow in popularity, it’s never been easier to be kind to your mind, body and stomach. Luckily, Salcombe spa treatments, yoga classes and nutritious local produce makes it a haven for health enthusiasts. … Read More

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Top 30 Things to do in Salcombe in Summer

Summer is swiftly approaching, which means we’ve made it to that time of year where we all deserve a break. Whether you’re breaking away with the family or a group of friends, we recommend you travel down south, specifically to … Read More

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Ultimate Large Holiday Homes in Devon

Devon is a county of contrasts. Soft sandy beaches and craggy cliff top walks, upmarket seafood restaurants and fish and chips on the beach. It’s this variation that makes it such a great destination for a group or family holiday. … Read More

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