At Salcombe Abode, we strongly believe that all holidays and short breaks should be truly memorable for all the right reasons. For us, your carefully selected holiday abode is just the start of your holiday experience with us.

Our Salcombe Abode team are committed to offering a personal, highly professional service from the moment you book one of our abodes until you the end of your stay with us.

Our aim is to help take away the stress of holiday planning, so you can simply look forward to your holiday time and then maximise your precious time while in Salcombe and the South Hams.


Our Salcombe Abode crew have extensive local knowledge and experience built up over the last 40 plus years, together with up-to-date knowledge of the latest upcoming local events.

Our team are delighted to share this local knowledge and insider tips with our holiday guests to ensure that you can experience the best that the local area has to offer.

You will find some of this knowledge will be shared in our blog posts, on our website and in our social media posts over time.

However, the simplest thing is to get in touch with us and one of our team will be delighted to share the relevant local knowledge and insider tips directly with you, so we can ensure it’s personalised to your needs.



Your luxurious abode, impeccably presented, is just the start of your holiday experience with Salcombe Abode.Luxurious welcome pack goodies, including Gin & Tonic and Fruit

To get your Luxury By the Coast experience off to a wonderful start, you will find some wonderful welcoming touches from us and your abode owners to enjoy on arrival.

Our “Luxury By the Coast” experience includes a fabulous welcome pack, filled with a bespoke selection of goodies from handpicked small UK businesses (locally based wherever possible) and with an environmental and sustainable focus. The exact contents of your welcome pack will vary depending on your abode and those in your holiday party. However, we are sure you will delight in its contents.



Salcombe Abode offers its discerning guests an inclusive concierge style service, working in partnership with local small businesses to offer a selection of experiences and add-ons to make your holiday experience truly memorable.

This service is available from the time you make your booking with us and is designed to assist you with planning your holiday experience, so you can maximise your holiday time and access the best that Salcombe and the South Hams has to offer.

Our Salcombe Abode team are passionate about our holiday guests creating wonderful holiday memories, so will be delighted to assist you in tailoring your holiday experience to suit your individual needs.

So whether it’s advice and assistance in planning a special meal for a birthday celebration, booking some spa treatments, organising surf lessons, right down to practical aspects, such as organising a baby sitter or additional housekeeping services, our Salcombe Abode team are ready and on hand to assist you. 

Here are just some of the ways that Salcombe Abode can assist in planning your Luxury By The Coast holiday experience: 



We are able to offer you great recommendations for dining in Salcombe and the South Hams and assist with making Incredible dining meal, which is very well presentedreservations as needed. 

Our recommendations are all based on our own personal experience and tailored to suit your individual requirements, whether you are looking for a family friendly venue, a cosy dog friendly pub serving wonderful local food or a highly acclaimed restaurant for that special occasion.

Alternatively, perhaps you are looking for a gourmet feast delivered direct to your abode front door or for you to collect, so you can kick back and enjoy at the end of a fun filled beach day in the comfort of your luxury abode. We can make some great suggestions from a wonderful selection of small, local businesses ranging from highly acclaimed restaurant style food to plentiful selections of tapas or simply great takeaway options.

if you are looking for a private dining experience in the comfort of your abode, we can suggest and help organise a talented local chef who would be delighted to create a tailor made menu for you and your guests, cooked and served at your luxury abode.



Salcombe and the South Hams is a mecca for water sports enthusiasts and offers a fantastic backdrop to try your hand at water sports, with its stunning coastal scenery and crystal clear waters.

Perhaps you or members of your holiday party are looking to enjoy some adrenaline fuelled water sports, such as surfing, coasteering, windsurfing or a high speed boat trip out of the Peaceful paddle boarding along the coastlineestuary.

Alternatively, maybe you and your holiday group enjoy water based activities that enable you to explore the coastline, small coves and the estuary at a more leisurely pace, such as kayaking or paddle boarding.

Or perhaps you are looking to enjoy some time learning to sail or fine tune your sailing skills or perhaps simply looking to hire a boat for a few hours or a day to explore around the estuary.

Our Salcombe Abode team can make great suggestions for all these wonderful water based activities, with locally based and highly experienced companies at our fingertips, whether it's for equipment hire, private lessons or group lessons, just let us your requirrements and we can take care of the arrangements for you, so you can maximise your time out on the water.



We recognise that some of our holiday guests prefer activities on dry land. Salcombe and the South Hams has some wonderful land based activities for our discStunning view of the Devon coasterning guests to enjoy.

Perhaps you enjoy exploring by foot, then our Salcombe Abode team can recommend some wonderful coastal and countryside walks of differing lengths and varying difficulties, with the added bonus of insider tips for the best spots to stop for refreshments!

Alternatively, perhaps you and your holiday party enjoy bike riding to explore the local area. Our team are on hand to assist with bike hire (including electric bikes if you'd like a bit of help with the hills) and can suggest some great places to explore by bike.

If you’re looking for other land based activities for your holiday party to enjoy, such as horse riding, tennis, golfing or perhaps an afternoon shooting, then our Salcombe Abode team would be delighted to share local recommendations with you and assist in making the necessary arrangements on your behalf. 



At Salcombe Abode, we appreciate that taking some time out of your holiday experience to enjoy some self-care is important for our guests, as this can often get overlooked in our busy day to day lives.Relaxing pool area

If you are looking to enjoy spa and fitness facilities throughout your stay, we can arrange for this in advance either for just you or your whole holiday group.

We can recommend fabulous local spas, hair stylists and beauty therapists and assist with booking relaxing spa treatments, hair and beauty appointments for during your stay, as required.

Alternatively for a true luxury pamper, we can help organise bespoke spa experiences at your luxury abode delivered by a wonderful team of local wonderful therapists.

If you are looking to continue your usual yoga practice, exercise regime or work with a personal trainer during your holiday, we can assist with making recommendations for local classes (including beach yoga in the summer months) or help organise one to one sessions.



We appreciate that your holiday time may coincide with a special occasion, such as birthday celebrations, anniversaries, milestone events, or Christmas and New Year.Amazingly customised "Gin" birthday cake

Our team are on hand to help with the planning of such special occasions as needed, so you can relax and be confident that your celebration will be one to remember for all the right reasons. 

If you are looking to organise that extra special something for that special occasion to make it truly memorable, then our team will be delighted to assist and work with reputable local companies to deliver. Perhaps it’s a day out on a luxury yacht for a milestone birthday, a family photo shoot by an international award winning local photographer to mark all being together, a cocktail making lesson with your own bar tenders at your abode or a private chef to cook up a storm for a private celebration at your luxury abode.

We can also help organise those extra special things to make the special occasion really sparkle, such as delicious locally made cakes for your special occasion, hand tied bouquets of fresh flowers, helium balloons either to be ready for your arrival or to be delivered part way through your holiday on the special occasion itself.

You can rest assured that the Salcombe Abode team will work with you, with complete discretion, to keep the planned celebrations a surprise!



Salcombe and the South Hams have a wonderful array of fabulous local food and drink for our holiday guests to sample and enjoy ranging from award winning gin, fabulous fresh seafood around and delicious cheeses. Locally produced drinks

Our team can assist with making recommendations for great local food and drink places to visit to enjoy a tour and tastings, such as Salcombe Gin School, the Shapham Vineyard or perhaps the South Devon Chilli Farm.

We can also recommend fantastic local cookery schools to fine tune your culinary talents or help organise a local chef to provide a bespoke cooking experience at your luxury abode.

We can arrange wonderful picnics, filled with an array of local produce, for our guests to enjoy on beach days or arrange for the delivery of amazing locally caught fresh fish and seafood delivered straight to your abode, so you can cook up a delightful fish supper.

Alternatively, if you would like to try your hand at catching your own fish for supper, we can arrange a fishing trip so you can try your hand!



Our Salcombe Abode team are on hand to assist with the practicalities of your holiday experience to save you the hassle. For example, if you are not arriving by car, we can assist with arranging taxis from Totnes railway station or car hire from Exeter airport, if required.

Perhaps you are keen to arrange an evening or two without your children while on holiday, if so we can recommend and help arrange local baby-sitters and nanny services to entertain and look after your children.

Alternatively, you may wish to have a mid-week clean or mid-week linen and towel change, and our team can help make the necessary arrangements with our housekeeping teams in advance of your holiday stay.

We are sure you will agree all of the above combines to offer our discerning guests a true “Luxury By the Coast” holiday experience. Be sure to check out our luxury abode collection and book your forthcoming holiday with Salcombe Abode.