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 to make your family holiday that extra special and memorable.
Why spend Christmas in Salcombe?
Salcombe is a wonderful place to visit at all times of the year, but at Christmas, the atmosphere is particularly special. With a Christmas tree appearing on the harbourside, and lights lining the streets, it certainly doesn’t lack the festive feel. There are lots of Christmas markets to visit in South Devon, the majority of which are only a short drive away from Salcombe.
Things to do in Salcombe
Salcombe in the winter is a marvellous treat to any and all that decide to come to visit our little picturesque pocket by the sea. You can also get some great ideas for activities in Salcombe town while you stay with us, such as our art and photography excursions, our delicious cream teas, and a wonderful selection of pubs.
Where to stay during Christmas in Salcombe
Brewery Cottage – sleeps 9 + 2, priced at £2625
Brewery Cottage is located just off Fore Street, in the very heart of Salcombe. It is close to all of the town’s amenities, from shops and cafes to the waterfront. The cottage has a large open-plan living area, three outdoor terraces, and a balcony, making it the ideal place for entertaining this festive season. To top it all off, Brewery Cottage has beautiful estuary views.
9, Poundstone Court – sleeps 6, priced at £2730
9 Poundstone Court is located within a private, gated development just a short walk from the high street and has panoramic views all over Salcombe that can be admired from the large balcony. With private parking and open-plan living space, this holiday home is perfect for families or groups of friends who want to spend some quality time together.
Quarry House – sleeps 8, priced at £3050
Quarry House is located just a stone’s throw away from Salcombe in the quiet village of West Charleton. It has stunning views over the South Devon countryside and estuary. This house provides a really luxurious stay, with contemporary interior design and beautifully landscaped gardens. In the gardens you will find a hot tub with breathtaking views of the water, making it the perfect place to truly unwind and relax.
Inside, Quarry House has an open-plan kitchen and dining area with large windows where you can entertain and eat while admiring the surrounding landscape.
Mandalay – sleeps 10 + 2, priced at £4150
Mandalay is a perfect rural retreat for families or friends. It is incredibly spacious and has the capacity to entertain and accommodate up to 12 people. With a glorious sea view over the North Sands valley and countryside surrounding the whole house, Mandalay would make the perfect location for those seeking a tranquil festive holiday. Located just on the outskirts of Salcombe, the property offers easy access to the town’s pubs and restaurants, as well as the beach – ideal for that Boxing Day walk.
New Year celebrations in South Devon
Seeing in the New Year in Salcombe is especially romantic. The fireworks displays look brilliant in the coastal town, as they are framed by the harbour and the estuary. There are many different ways to celebrate, from going to the pub to just staying in and enjoying a home-cooked meal in the luxury of your accommodation. If you are brave enough, Salcombe is the perfect place to have a New Year’s Day swim (or brief dip)! From South Sands to Mill Bay, there are plenty of beaches stretching around the estuary and further up the coastline.
New Year in Salcombe: Where to stay
Blackstone – sleeps 4 + 2, priced at £3,495
Blackstone is in a great position on the waterfront and even has private access to the slipway if you wish to do boating activities. With a stunning terrace overlooking the water and the surrounding beaches, the house is the perfect place to toast in the New Year while watching the fireworks go off around Salcombe.
The property has a stylish interior and a really luxurious feel throughout. The master super king even has an ensuite with a shower overlooking the water. If you are fancying a festive getaway, Blackstone will offer you just that and has a private parking space making it even easier to drive in and out of the town and explore the surrounding areas.
2, Albany House – sleeps 2, priced at £950
If you are looking for a romantic couple’s retreat this holiday season, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas for a short time 2, Albany House is perfect for you. There is private parking at this property and is just a short walk away from the centre of Salcombe. Dogs are also welcome, so you don’t even have to worry about finding a dogsitter.
With views over the harbour and the church, you definitely feel part of the action in this property. The whole house is really welcoming and snug, making it an even better option to blow away the Christmas cobwebs this New Year.
Upper Seaton – sleeps 5, priced at £2000
Within walking distance to the waterfront and shops and restaurants, Upper Seaton is the perfect location for you and your family to escape the busyness of the Christmas period. It also has private parking if you are looking to explore South Devon and the surrounding area. The large, spacious open-plan living and dining area makes catering at Christmas easy and ensures that the whole family can be brought together in one space (and means no children can hide away when it comes to the cleaning up!).
7, Victoria Quay – sleeps 6, priced at £2310
7, Victoria Quay is a classic fisherman’s cottage sitting right on the sea wall of the estuary. It is found in the very heart of Salcombe and you have the high street right on your doorstep. The cottage is particularly cosy in the winter with a comfy and welcoming living area located right as you walk in.
The property is also baby and toddler-friendly, so is perfect for a school holiday retreat. There are lots of activities for your little ones to do during your stay, including crabbing right next to the cottage on the harbourside. The convenience of this cottage is what makes it particularly appealing and it has plenty of availability throughout December and January if you are looking to escape this New Year.
If you are interested in staying at any of these properties this winter, or want to ask further questions about them, talk to us.