If you’ve seen our #WakeUpToSouthDevon video, you’ll have caught a few fleeting glimpses of some of the things we love about waking up in our beautiful part of the country. Here’s a little information about these wonderful places, properties and pastimes.
Places to stay
Let’s start with some of the homes featured in #WakeUpToSouthDevon.
Master bedroom, Drake House, Hope Cove
A sumptuous setting for breakfast, Drake House is a detached, five-bedroom holiday home in Hope Cove. The combination of space, style and stunning views made it an obvious choice for our video.
The terrace at Woodwell, Salcombe
Woodwell, a beautifully realised four-bedroom holiday home in Salcombe, represents the ultimate in luxury. From the stunning first-floor living space and outdoor terrace (pictured above), you can enjoy breathtaking views of the beaches of East Portlemouth and an especially scenic stretch of the Kingsbridge Estuary.
The sun room at the Old Milking Shed, near Bantham
The Old Milking Shed is a tastefully converted barn, located just a short walk away from Bantham Beach, famed for its unforgettable views of Burgh Island, excellent surfing waves and fantastic local walks. The sun room, adjacent to the south-facing garden, is the perfect place to sit with your morning coffee.
Places to have breakfast
Waking up in South Devon isn’t all about stylish bedrooms and stunning scenery – there’s also the not-so-small matter of all the delicious, locally-sourced food on your doorstep.
The Bake House
Delicious aromas waft along Salcombe’s Fore Street throughout the summer, with the Bake House and other local artisans cooking up fresh treats every day.
We visited the Bake House to get some especially mouthwatering footage.
With stores in Kingsbridge and Salcombe, the Bake House is a favourite of many residents and visitors.
Café Alf Resco
Café Alf Resco is Dartmouth’s breakfast specialist. You’ll also find their staff out and about at various South Devon events. We popped over to ‘Alf’s’ on Lower Street to catch them in action.
Stokeley Café at Stokeley Farm Shop, near Torcross
Another popular spot to stop off for breakfast, Stokeley Farm Shop near Torcross is Start Bay’s place to go for scrumptious cream teas, cooked breakfasts and much more.
From its humble South Devon roots, Riverford Organic Farmers has sprouted to become a renowned nationwide supplier of delicious, healthy produce. Why not have a Riverford box waiting for you when you arrive at your holiday home?
The Gastrobus at Bantham Beach
The Gastrobus offers al fresco dining right by Bantham’s famous surfing beach, which sits on one of the most beautiful stretches of the South Devon coastline.
Places to visit and things to do
Whether you look forward to filling your holidays with adventure or simply long to sit back and relax, there’s everything you need to satisfy both cravings in South Devon.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fast-growing watersport you can enjoy at many South Devon beaches, from Blackpool Sands to Bigbury-On-Sea. The paddleboarding scene in the video was filmed at South Milton Sands, and the paddleboard itself was hired from Tricoean Surf.
Beach yoga at South Sands
The video also features beach yoga at beautiful South Sands, an unspoilt cove on the edge of Salcombe. Emma Jaulin Yoga (which also offers SUP yoga) runs regular sessions in the Salcombe area and is also open for specially booked private/group classes.
Walking the dogs at North Sands
A morning walk to North Sands is a great way to start the day. When the tide’s out, there’s plenty of space for your four-legged friend to run around, giving you time to look up and take in the view.
The iconic lighthouse at Start Point is well worth a visit, but it’s the natural scenery around this landmark that will really take your breath away. Visit for a leisurely stroll or a challenging jog – and whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!
The Sharpham Estate is home to Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy, where the fruity wines and creamy cheeses are giving long-established French producers a run for their money. Few who visit the vineyard for a tasting tour can bring themselves to leave without a crate of Sharpham’s flagship Dart Valley Reserve. Delicious!
Dart Marina Spa
On the bank of the River Dart, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Dartmouth, this prestigious development is one of South Devon’s most indulgent attractions. You can enjoy free guest membership of the spa with many of our luxury self-catering apartments at Dart Marina.
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