South Devon Family Escapes

March 9th, 2015 | By Vicky Rogers

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South Devon is a great place for a family escape, offering fantastic opportunities to explore this stunning part of the Westcountry. The whole family can take to the water in South Devon, whether you are looking to try sailing, surfing or the increasingly popular Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Off the water, visit boutique designer shops, sample award winning local cuisine and explore unspoilt beaches – perfect for building sandcastles and rock pooling.

Whether you are looking for a cosy ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottage, a luxury waterside apartment or a beautiful countryside retreat, choose from over 430 self-catering properties from 2014 British Travel Award winners Coast & Country Cottages for your family escape. Visit or call 01548 843773 today.

Higher Cliftonville, Salcombe (sleeps 6)
Higher Cliftonville is just a short walk from the centre of the picturesque sailing town of Salcombe. The accommodation is divided over the top two floors of an attractive Victorian house and is ideally suited to families with older children looking for a central, convenient base from which to explore the town and its beaches. Prices from £495

1 Beacon Point Cottages, Thurlestone (sleeps 6)
Just a 10 minute drive away from Salcombe, 1 Beacon Point is a delightful three-storey cottage, boasting stunning cliff top sea views from the kitchen, lounge and master bedroom. The accommodation is perfectly suited for a family escape in beautiful surroundings and with easy access to the coastline. Prices from £597

3 Eddystone Row, Salcombe (sleeps 6)
Looking for something contemporary? 3 Eddystone Row is a delightful newly built terraced house, offering spacious holiday accommodation for families. The house was built in 2013 and features a garden and decked area ideal for alfresco dining. Located in a quiet, mainly residential area of Salcombe the property is within an easy five minute walk of the town’s picturesque waterfront, shops and restaurants. Prices from £592

Seaway House, near Dartmouth (sleeps 6)
Beach loving families will enjoy spacious Seaway House with its large private garden and lovely sea views, just a short walk from the pretty village of Strete and the beautiful South Devon coastline. This lovely detached house is close to picturesque Blue Flag awarded Blackpool Sands, which is perfect for a family day out. Prices from £485

Larches Cottage, Slapton (sleeps 6)
Larches Cottage is a delightful dog friendly stone cottage in an idyllic setting, deep in the heart of the South Devon countryside.  This pretty cottage boasts many traditional features and offers all holiday guests 25% off the use of the facilities at The Best Western Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa, including indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, and reduced green fees on the golf course. Prices from £319

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