Winter Wonderland: 5 Beautiful Salcombe Cottages for Your Winter Break

December 16th, 2015 | By Vicky Rogers

For a wonderful winter getaway, Coast & Country Cottages offer a fantastic choice of self catering holiday properties. Here are just a few suggestions of winter breaks in South Devon.

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Higher Collaton Cottage, near Salcombe
Higher Collaton Cottage is a ‘fairy-tale’ cosy thatched cottage sleeping 6 people, nestled in the heart of the South Devon countryside. The property has exposed ceiling beams and a fabulous roaring open fire – perfect for spending relaxing winter evenings curled up with a hot chocolate and good book! This VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded 16th Century cottage is full of character, and is situated within a picturesque hamlet just 10 minutes from the popular sailing town of Salcombe.

25 Dart Marina, Dartmouth  
This VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded luxury waterside town house has an ideally positioned terrace, perfect for enjoying wonderful views of the River Dart on a crisp winter morning. Don’t fancy cooking? Take a stroll along the river into Dartmouth for a delicious meal in one of the award-winning restaurants, before heading back to enjoy relaxing in the superb luxury Dart Marina Health Spa with indoor pool. Spend an afternoon browsing the lovely boutique shops and art galleries in Salcombe for Christmas presents, or head to the nearby Blackpool Sands and discover the dramatic scenery of the Start Bay coastline.  The property sleeps up to four people.

Pebbles, Noss Mayo
Looking for a romantic bolthole near Salcombe for your winter break?  Stylish Grade II listed barn conversion, Pebbles, near the picturesque village of Noss Mayo is a beautiful VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded retreat sleeping two. Situated in the tranquil South Devon countryside and finished to an exceptional standard, the property has a stylish ‘seaside’ theme throughout. Enjoy the lovely rural views, wrap up for an exhilarating walk on the nearby South West Coast Path, or brave the cold for a game of tennis on the all-weather court.

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Higher Hill Barn, Sherford
If you are looking for a larger property for a winter break with friends or family near Salcombe, then the Higher Hill Barn might be for you. This stunning new VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded barn conversion sleeps up to 10 people. Boasts beautiful open plan living area, featuring a wonderful wood burner and exposed original ceiling beams, the property provides the perfect base for a bigger group this winter. Head to nearby Torcross for a walk on the beach, followed by a Devonshire cream tea in the tea room.

5 Prospect House, Hallsands
If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat near Salcombe for your winter break, to enjoy a quiet family getaway together, then look no further. This stylish apartment by the sea is VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded and sleeps 4.  Enjoy a warming dinner whilst admiring breathtaking ocean views across to Dartmouth from the spacious living area, and blow away those December cobwebs with a rejuvenating walk on the nearby coast path.  Perched high on a cliff top above the ruins of the tiny fishing village of Hallsands, with the South West Coast Path and an unspoilt beach ‘on the doorstep,’ this is the ideal location for a quiet break for couples or a family.

For more information about the fabulous range of holiday properties available for a winter getaway, read Winter breaks in Devon in and around Salcombe and Dartmouth.