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Jan 16, 2018 | Activities, Events

Want to make this Valentine’s Day extra special? This year ditch the supermarket chocolates and whisk your loved one away on an exciting adventure to the idyllic coastal town of Salcombe. We have plenty of Valentine’s Day ideas in South Devon that will earn you some brownie points and guarantee a good time is had by all.

Our luxury holiday homes provide the perfect base to explore Salcombe. Beautifully designed and conveniently located, they offer spectacular views and comfortable surroundings. Your concierge will be on hand throughout your stay and will be there to greet you when you arrive with a glass of champagne, the perfect way to begin your romantic Valentine’s break!

What’s more, TWIG of Salcombe can even create a beautiful surprise Valentine’s bouquet to be left in your holiday home for Valentine’s Day, so you don’t even need to worry about trying to find a last minute gift.




Need some more inspiration? Here are some of our favourite Valentine’s Day ideas for things to do in South Devon.

1. Go on a Romantic Coastal Walk

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There is an abundance of visually stunning, romantics walks to enjoy in Salcombe. Salcombe to Hope Cove route is a breathtaking way to spend a sunny afternoon. Our private chefs will be on hand to prepare a luxury picnic for you so you can enjoy the view while dining al fresco.

The East Prawle walk to Lannacombe takes you past secluded sandy coves, jagged cliffs and spectacular views of the water and unspoiled landscapes. For couples who enjoy rural landscapes, immaculate gardens, and water views, the Totnes to Dartington Hall is a great choice and it’s also close to a charming market town. Loddiswell Woods is also a lovely place to walk any time of the year.

Our dramatic coast is filled with peaceful, secluded beaches, the perfect places to relax and enjoy each other. If you’d like some help planning out your excursions, we’re happy to help from secluded coves with picturesque views, to cosy local beachside cafes.

2. Dine Out in a Cosy Local Restaurant

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Dining out is a key component of any romantic break and you’ll be thrilled with the eatery choices offered in Salcombe. Popular dining choices include Dick and Wills (seafood inspired dishes), a popular waterfront restaurant offering panoramic views of the Salcombe estuary. Another area favourite is the Galley Restaurant that serves local favourites that include perfectly cooked fillet steak and scrumptious desserts that include their famous white chocolate pannacotta. Take a look at our favourite Salcombe restaurants for some more inspiration.

3. Pamper Yourself

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Why not really treat your loved one with a visit from one of our spa treatment specialists? They are on hand to provide a wide range of restorative and relaxing treatments – from acupuncture to massage – all from the comfort of your private villa. The team uses a range of gorgeous organic products and essential oils which are suitable for all skin types and ages.

4. Indulge in some Retail Therapy

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Shopping in Salcombe is a unique experience. Forget big chains and department stores, you’ll find everything you need in the independent shops of Fore Street. There are several lovely clothing shops in Salcombe including Amelia’s Attic boutique (with gifts for her) and Joules, Seasalt and the Crew Clothing shop for him. If it’s delis and art galleries you’re after, head to Island Street where you’ll find a lovely collection of local produce.

5.  Clear the Cobwebs on a Windswept Walk

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I know what you’re thinking, February 14th doesn’t necessarily sound like the ideal date for a day at the beach. But once all of the buckets and spades, windbreakers and brightly coloured towels are gone, Salcombe beaches transform into something different, but no less beautiful. Wrap up warm and take your loved one on a stroll down the secluded sands, enjoying the beauty of the rolling waves and dramatic coastlines. Then head back to the cosy luxury of your holiday home where our private chefs will be on hand to prepare a gourmet Valentine’s dinner for you.

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