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Jun 21, 2022 | Property Focus

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 a holiday abroad. In this blog, we reveal some of South Devon’s best getaways. 

Uncover South Devon

Hidden away at the bottom of Great Britain is South Devon. Classed as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, South Devon is home to some of the best seaside towns, including Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Brixham, and Dartmouth. 

South Devon has plenty to offer holidaymakers. Whether you are looking for an active getaway full of water sports and walking or a relaxing retreat, there is something for everyone. Whatever your plans, Salcombe Finest has the luxury holiday homes to match. We have a range of stays to match your requirements. 

Romantic South Devon getaways

Visit picturesque Devon to make your romantic occasion even more spectacular. Devon is a fantastic place to spend a romantic break, with the dramatic countryside, a beautiful coastline, and a plethora of wonderful, quaint towns and villages to visit. Treat each other to a meal in the stunning harbourside town of Salcombe, or go for drinks overlooking the estuary at sunset.  

Whatever the occasion, South Devon has you covered. Honeymoons or mini-moons, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, or even a “just because,” Devon is the perfect place for a getaway. Salcombe Finest can help make your retreat even more memorable with our luxury holiday homes for couples. 

south devon romantic getaway

For your stay, you also have the option of adding our Luxe service. This includes a bespoke concierge service, chilled champagne on the day of arrival, luxury nibbles and soft drinks, and flowers. A daily maid service to refresh and clean your property is also available

Holiday homes for couples

A romantic getaway requires a comfortable and intimate holiday home to relax in. Touches such as a woodburning stove or fireplace, a bedroom with a view over the water, and a luxurious bath or bathroom, are key to making your couples retreat extra special. 

Horsepool Boathouse is a secluded, newly built home that sits right on the water’s edge in East Portlemouth. It is just a stone’s throw away from sandy beaches and peaceful coves that are waiting to be explored. For the more active and adventurous couples, there is a canoe that is available for use from your private slipway during your stay. To clean off, make use of the outside shower that runs warm water. 

The open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area has a wood burner, which makes the whole place really cosy when the evenings get cooler. To make the boathouse even more special, the master bedroom has estuary views and a bath in the same room. 

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romantic devon retreat

Family Getaways in South Devon

Who said that a getaway was only for couples? We all know how busy family life can be and that a well-deserved break is often needed. South Devon is the perfect escape and offers the chance to forget the stress of the early morning school run!

South Devon is the perfect place for families to holiday. The beaches are some of the best in the UK and offer hours of entertainment. Hire water toys if you are feeling brave. Most towns have places where you can take out canoes, paddle boards, or surfboards for the day or a certain amount of time. Many walking and cycling trails across South Devon follow the coastline and offer stunning views of the water and surrounding countryside. 

There are plenty of family events that take place in South Devon’s thriving seaside towns, especially in the summer months. From craft fairs to nature trails, and food festivals. These are suitable for both children and adults. 

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Family-friendly holiday homes

We understand how important it is to feel comfortable, safe and secure in your holiday home during your stay in South Devon. All of our holiday homes are equipped with everything you and your family may need, from accessible car parking spaces, to travel cots and highchairs. We also take pride in the central location of most of our properties. 7 Victoria Quay in Salcombe offers the perfect family accommodation for your getaway. 

Located right on the waterfront in central Salcombe, this old Fisherman’s cottage is perfect for those with children that need constant entertaining! Watch them crab from the sea wall before heading into town for ice cream or sweets from Cranch’s

The property itself is very toddler and baby-friendly. With a large utility room, bunk beds, and a comfortable living room, 7 Victoria Quay really is the ideal place for you and your family to holiday. 

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salcombe harbour

Reunite with your friends in South Devon

If you and your friends are looking to get away this year and reunite after being unable to do so for so long during the pandemic, look no further than South Devon. Relax on the beach with a cold drink or just catch up over a barbecue in the garden of your holiday home. 

Devon provides endless fun and adventure for groups of friends. Get competitive in the water with a variety of water sports and games. Hire surfboards or get lessons from a local expert. Surf lessons run regularly in Bigbury on Sea with the famous Discovery Surf School

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Large Devon holiday homes 

At Salcombe Finest we have a range of large holiday homes to suit you and your group of friends. Maberly House sleeps up to 12 guests, making it a great place to relax and get away altogether. With great entertaining spaces, you can eat around one table and enjoy each other’s company without having to worry about staying in separate accommodation throughout your holiday. 

An acre of gardens surrounds Maberly and there is both outdoor seating at the front of the house and an outdoor dining area out the back for you to enjoy. There are also three floors of accommodation, making the house feel spacious and comfortable. 

maberly house

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If you are looking for a holiday home to make your getaway in South Devon extra special, get in touch


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