Devon LivingIssue #05
Exploring Inn Salcombe
We take a visit to Salcombe’s Fortescue Inn, the perfect base from which to explore the area.
The town of Salcombe hugs the hillside that surrounds it with houses crowding towards the estuary in a bid to get as close to the water’s edge as possible. Salcombe is the most southerly of Devon’s towns and consequently, has a warm, almost Mediterranean climate, creating an environment in which palm trees and even lemons and oranges can grow.
“The rooms at the Fortescue are an attraction unto themselves, beautifully finished with wood detailing.”
Situated at the southern end of the Salcombe Estuary, the Fortescue Inn is ideally located to explore everything that the historic fishing village has to offer and is only minutes from the South West Coast Path. A couple have said of their stay: “This is our second time here – we’re walking the South West Coast Path and this little gem of a B&B is right on the path. Really convenient and such a lovely place to stay.” There are also two tranquil beaches nearby, and a ferry runs regularly to East Portlemouth on the other side of the estuary. If you want to explore quieter parts of the coastline then join the South West Coast Path and wander down from the path to secret beaches and hidden coves.
The rooms at the Fortescue are an attraction unto themselves, beautifully finished with wood detailing. The wooden floors give a rustic feel to your stay and the high ceilings create a sense of space. There are six rooms to choose from, each containing either a high spec waterfall shower or a luxurious bathtub, perfect to sink into after a day of exploring. Whether you get a tranquil garden view, or a view of the picturesque streets, the fact the rooms are on the top floor affords you privacy with all the amenities of the pub close to hand. One family has said: “We stayed in two rooms which were beautifully presented, with lovely showers and amazing baths which our children refused to get out of… this is a great place to stay in the heart of Salcombe and we look forward to returning again!” Making a stay at the Fortescue is well worth your while. Don’t take our word for it though, visit the inn and see for yourselves!
"The rooms at the Fortescue are an attraction unto themselves, beautifully finished with wood detailing."