Best Places to Stay

Luxury self-catering specialists Coast and Country Cottages suggest 5 of the best places to stay in and around Salcombe for Crabfest 2018 … 

Whether you’re wishing to escape to Salcombe for the weekend as a couple, family or with the dog, we’ve put together a list of the best self-catering properties to make your holiday that bit more special during Crabfest. So, with the festival rapidly approaching (Sunday May 6th) get ready to get the crabbing lines out, indulge in fresh cuisine and learn how to cook from award-winning chefs.

Pet-friendly property

Summer Cottage, sleeps 8
Nestled in the hamlet of Batson, Summer Cottage is a lovely property for up to 8 guests and your waggly-tailed friend. With a garden that backs onto a woodland below the property, your much-loved pet can run around to their heart’s content. Recently refurbished, the cottage has a delightful, cosy atmosphere that’s lovely to relax in after a day out.

This idyllic, detached cottage is just a short walk away from the heart of the festival. On your way into town, you will find the fishermen bringing in the local catch of the day, which you can sample at the event yourself or in Salcombe’s many restaurants.

Summer Cottage

Best for families

1 Top View cottages, sleeps 6
Located on Bonaventure Road, just a 5-10 minute walk to Salcombe’s town centre, 1 Top View Cottages is the ideal cottage for families. This three-bed terraced cottage hosts an array of children’s books, movies and games in its toy box – ideal to entertain the children. With views spanning over Batson, South Pool creek and the surrounding countryside, you’ll also be able to watch Crabfest in full swing from your window. Enjoy a short walk to Island Street, where Crabfest’s amazing atmosphere fills the street, full of activities for all to enjoy. 1 Top View Cottages is a lovely place to join in on the action whilst trying delicious local seafood.

The luxurious group get-away

Quayside, sleeps 10
With busy schedules it’s hard to see each other all together, so when you do, make it memorable. Quayside is a luxury VisitEngland 5* Gold rated property set in the sought-after heart of Salcombe. With modern, luxurious furnishings and the most incredible views over the harbour and East Portlemouth, Quayside is an unforgettable property for creating long-lasting memories amongst friends. Sample mouth-watering food and drink at Crabfest and bring home some cracking Favis of Salcombe crab to share at your dining table with panoramic waterfront views. There’s no better place to celebrate being together when the town is celebrating too, with local musicians playing the day away.


The romantic escape

4 Blue View, sleeps 4
A 10 minute walk away from the town centre, 4 Blue View is situated on Devon Road with private parking – ideal for when the town is buzzing during Crabfest. The open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining room is light and bright, with picturesque views stretching from Salcombe to East Portlemouth. Pop down to the festival’s chef demonstration kitchen and learn how to create that all-impressive seafood dish to cook back in your stylish apartment with ingredients picked up at some of the fabulous food stalls. Then relax on your balcony with a glass of local wine – or Salcombe’s very own gin.

For those that love the outdoors

Main Top Apartment, sleeps 4
Leave your car in your private parking space, unpack your bags and get ready to see Salcombe celebrating local delicacies and musical talent. This charming apartment has modern furnishings, offering a cosy setting for all 4 guests. The property is located within a short walk of Salcombe town centre and is only a 10—12 minute walk to North Sands. When heading into the centre of town don’t forget to take your crabbing lines and buckets as people gather by the seafront to see what they can catch. Want to see how the professionals do it? Hop on one of the local commercial crabbing vessels for a tour of the boat to learn a few tips and tricks. After a day in the town, head over the water to East Portlemouth (don’t forget your Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream en route) and spend the rest of the day dipping your toes in the sea and lounging on sandy beaches.

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