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Feb 15, 2022 | Property Focus

In this blog, we reveal what makes a luxury holiday in Devon. From great food, a variety of things to do, and amazing places to stay, a lot goes into the perfect holiday in Devon. 

Great food

One of the most luxurious things about going on holiday is indulging in good quality, local food. Devon’s coastline is home to numerous fishing villages and harbours where you can buy fresh fish that was caught just hours before you take it home. 

In Salcombe, South Devon’s gem, there is a range of great restaurants to choose from. Located right on the harbourside, the Crab Shed serves 100% hand-picked local crab meat and other fresh seafood and shellfish with an extensive wine list. When delicious food and beautiful surroundings and settings are combined, a truly luxurious experience is had. 

There are also many opportunities to buy and cook your own food when holidaying in Devon. By investing in local, quality produce, you are able to indulge in a similar level of luxury as eating out. In a great self-catered holiday home, there should be amenities that make cooking a really enjoyable experience, with enough space to entertain and talk to others while you are doing it. 

It is a real pleasure to cook in Salcombe Finest’s holiday homes as not only do they boast beautiful interior design and modern appliances that work with you, but the majority come with open-plan kitchen/dining spaces. This is a really important element to any holiday home as it ensures that family and friends are brought together, something that is often a luxury when people have busy lives!

If you wish to be catered for on your holiday to Salcombe, we also offer a Luxe service. This is where we organise amazing chefs to cook for you in your holiday home. With zero hassle, no washing up and local produce used, this is the perfect option if you are looking for an even more luxurious experience whilst away. As you spend more time exploring the local area, you are guaranteed good quality food waiting for you when you get home. 

Dining table

Things to do

Having a range of things to do on holiday is part of what makes the experience so exciting. It is a true luxury to be able to explore the surrounding area where you are staying and discover endless gems. Devon is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK. A county that boasts rolling countryside and spectacular coastline, there is so much to do and see. Charming South Devon market towns that you can visit include Brixham, Salcombe, and Dartmouth. These towns are all rich in history and are home to some great cafes and restaurants. 

One of the greatest luxuries about a holiday in Devon is how slow and relaxed it can be. With numerous walking routes past dramatic cliffs and across wild moors, the country has plenty to offer in terms of excursions to take your mind off the stresses of everyday life. Head to Dartmoor National Park if you want to really escape the hustle and bustle of town or city life and experience the great outdoors in all its glory. 

The vast and beautiful Devonshire coastline offers many opportunities for holidaymakers to get on the water. You could try your hand at various water sports, such as paddle boarding and sailing, when you visit. With our own fleet of boats available, on your Salcombe Finest holiday, we can organise a charter to explore nearby sandy beaches and secluded spots. As well as this, water toys are available upon request. At the majority of our properties, the water is easily accessible, with some even featuring a private jetty. 

Salcombe beach

Places to stay: Luxury holiday homes in Devon 

What makes a holiday extra special is having somewhere great to stay. From prime locations to sea views and gorgeous interiors, there is a lot that goes into making sure your holiday home is perfect. For a truly luxury holiday in Devon, comfort should be a priority. Ensuring that all possible amenities that guests may need are at their fingertips, whether that is spa facilities or water toys, is vital to achieving this. 

Added extras can make the difference between a great holiday and a luxurious one. At Salcombe Finest, our holiday lettings all benefit from high standards of service. Before you arrive, you have the choice to personalise your holiday by working with your own concierge to create an itinerary that suits you and your group. Our self-catering apartments and luxury holiday homes in Devon offer you the luxury of freedom, but if you’d want a private chef for the week, a champagne cruise in the evening, or even a helicopter as part of your Salcombe experience, just ask. 

Here at Salcombe Finest, the experience for our guests begins the moment they contact us right through to the day they depart. Depending on personal preference and specific requirements, we can help match you to the perfect property. 

bedroom with sea view

If you are looking for somewhere to stay to have a luxury holiday in Devon this year, let us know.  

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