Salcombe Retreat

Salcombe

About Salcombe Retreat

The superb set of luxury lodges at Salcombe Retreat are located in glorious natural surroundings, with unbeatable countryside views stretching across to the nearby Devon coastline. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful coastal escape where you can sit back and relax, or seeking an active holiday of hiking, boating, or cycling within an unspoilt setting, Salcombe Retreat provides comfortable and convenient accommodation you’ll love.

Salcombe Retreat’s luxurious lodges have been designed and laid out specifically to make the most of their surroundings, with decking to sit out on and large windows that let in plenty of light and offer prime countryside views without losing that secluded private feeling that’s so important when you’re looking to relax. Pet-friendly lodges are available, too, and with an on-site dog exercising area and countless miles of walking trails, it’s the ideal opportunity to bring along the family pet.

Breathtaking Views

These lodges are set within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the unspoilt South Hams area, meaning you’ll find yourself surrounded by spectacular countryside with a supremely tranquil ambience.

Walking Trails

Salcombe Retreat offers easy access to the popular walking trail known as the South West Coast Path, a perfect opportunity to take in the views of the Cornish coastline for as far as your legs will carry you.

Children's Playground

With such a peaceful location, some days you may not even want to leave your lodge! The kids can still blow off steam in the on-site play area, which includes climbing equipment and football nets to keep them busy.

Near the Beach

Just a 15-minute stroll from Salcombe Retreat is the stunning Soar Mill Cove, a secluded sandy beach set against the imposing backdrop of the dramatic jagged rocks of Bolt Head – well worth a visit!

Near the Town

Despite the secluded location, the lodges are just a 10-minute drive from the bustling seaside town of Salcombe, with its working harbour and a number of superb local beaches, not to mention shops, bars, restaurants and galleries.

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Things to Try

Soar Mill Cove

Soar Mill Cove

A short walk from the accommodation, you'll find the attractive Soar Mill Cove, a peaceful little local beach that makes a lovely place to take a walk by the sea any time you feel like, with the rugged rocks of Bolt Head providing an atmospheric backdrop to the sandy setting. Dogs are permitted.

Salcombe Distilling Company

Salcombe Distilling Company

If you're a fan of gin, this is one not to miss. Whether you want to learn about how the spirit is made, get hands-on and try making some of your own with a Gin School experience, or just relax in the bar and enjoy a cocktail or two, a visit to the Salcombe Distilling Company is sure to satisfy.

Overbecks Museum and Garden

Overbecks Museum and Garden

Sitting on the cliffs above Salcombe, you'll find the former home of inventor Otto Overbeck. Explore a stunning subtropical garden, learn about the history of the house, see the music-playing Polyphon device and the curious 'Overbeck Rejuvenator', and refresh yourself in the tea room.

Salcombe Maritime Museum

Salcombe Maritime Museum

A great destination for anyone with an interest in seafaring history, or just looking for an interesting way to while away an hour or two, this local museum covers the maritime history of the area, including nearby shipwrecks, boat building, and Salcombe's involvement in the World Wars.

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For Food and Drink

Shops and restaurants in Salcombe

Being a coastal town, Salcombe is the place to go if you want to savour a fresh seafood meal. Pay a visit to waterside restaurant The Crab Shed, the welcoming Boatswains Brassiere, or the family friendly Captain Flint's. And if you're looking for a treat, don't miss Salcombe Ice Cream Dairy.

For Attractions

Salcombe beach

Besides Soar Mill Cove, there are plenty of other beautiful beaches in this glorious coastal region. Head to Hope Cove, where you'll find two family-friendly beaches, or take a trip to the National Trust's idyllic South Milton Sands. And Salcombe North Sands is the perfect place to walk the dog.

For Activities

A walking route near Salcombe

Salcombe Retreat is an ideal place from which to set out along the South West Coast Path, with spectacular sea views however far you choose to go. There are also plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, with a range of sailing schools and watersports organisers in the area.