Devon LivingIssue #05
Visiting South Devon
Make the most of your stay in Salcombe or Dartmouth with Toad Hall Cottages.
South Devon is famous for its dramatic coastline, safe harbours and long summer days making it a dream destination for sailing enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys messing about on the water. Toad Hall Cottages have over 400 properties throughout the region in picturesque harbour towns and beautiful waterside locations, making them the first port of call for sailing and water sports fans looking for a holiday home in the area.
“Whether you prefer a holiday cottage a stone’s throw from the action, or somewhere more peaceful, Toad Hall Cottages have a huge selection of properties to choose from in and around these pretty seaside towns.”
The beautiful towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are perfect locations for a UK holiday by the water, and are well known for their annual sailing regattas which bring competitors and spectators from far around to join in the carnival atmosphere.
Whether you prefer a holiday cottage a stone’s throw from the action, or somewhere more peaceful, Toad Hall Cottages have a huge selection of properties to choose from in and around these pretty seaside towns. Ranging from stylish seaside apartments to family friendly cottages and larger properties for groups of friends, Toad Hall has something for most requirements and budgets.
Stunning Salcombe has it all – beautiful views, rugged walks, a huge choice of beaches, world class water sports and an array of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants – making it one of south Devon’s most desirable holiday cottage destinations. In the summer months, traditional sailing boats race past the Princess Yachts moored in the harbour, and the ferries zigzag across the water, taking holidaymakers to and from the beautiful sandy beaches. The nautical vibe continues in the shops and al fresco seafood restaurants located on the waterfront, complementing the boatbuilding heritage that Salcombe is famous for. New to Toad Hall’s Salcombe portfolio of luxury properties are two striking properties, perfect for a luxury UK seaside holiday.
Glenleigh is an ultra-stylish town house situated in one of Salcombe’s most desirable roads just a short walk to the beautiful beaches, shops, bars and restaurants in town. The house has been decorated to an extremely high standard with a great, open-plan living/dining space and kitchen creating a striking setting for your holiday. Sleeping comfort is assured with goose down duvets and pillows and 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. The property has private parking and a pretty enclosed garden, which is safe for both children and dogs, and the home sleeps six, with prices from £623 for seven nights.
Alternatively, Pheasant Cottage is located on a quiet lane in the hamlet of Combe just outside Salcombe. The spacious, comfortable and well-equipped property is within a mile of North Sands, South Sands and the South West Coast Path. The property is perfect for a large family or group with great entertaining rooms, four bathrooms, parking for three cars and an extensive garden area. Sleeps seven, with prices from £849 for seven nights.
Heading east along the south Devon coastline finds you in Dartmouth at the mouth of the majestic River Dart. Steeped in maritime history and overlooked by the imposing Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth is a maze of pretty cobbled streets and alleyways filled with independent shops, cafes, galleries and seafood restaurants. Taking to the water is a must for every visitor, be it sailing, kayaking, or hopping on a ferry to nearby Totnes or Dittisham; any will allow you to enjoy this truly idyllic stretch of river.
42 Above Town is a delightful cottage with an enclosed private garden, situated in a quiet position yet still within walking distance of the centre of Dartmouth. Tastefully furnished, it offers comfortable reception rooms that overlook the garden and a double bedroom with bay window affording guests some lovely views of the estuary as they enjoy that early morning coffee. Sleeps four, with prices from £490 for seven nights.
Another great choice is 9 Mayflower Court – a contemporary second floor apartment right on the waterfront with wonderful views of Dartmouth harbour. Stylishly furnished throughout, this great property is ideally situated close to the centre of town and just a few steps from the river embankment for an evening stroll, and direct access to one of the various boat trips that depart from the water’s edge. Sleeps four, with prices from £368 for seven nights.
"Whether you prefer a holiday cottage a stone’s throw from the action, or somewhere more peaceful, Toad Hall Cottages have a huge selection of properties to choose from in and around these pretty seaside towns."