Are You Looking for the Perfect Salcombe Holiday Home for a Large Group Booking?

Whether it’s a family staycation, reunion, hen party, or a special celebration, finding an excellent destination for a large group getaway can be daunting. Needing to find a location that not only has enough to entertain what is sure to be a diverse group of personalities but also somewhere luxurious enough to stay that meets everyone’s exacting standards.

Nestled in the idyllic coastal Devon countryside, Salcombe Farm emerges as the perfect haven for such unforgettable gatherings. Offering a unique blend of spacious accommodation, stunning scenery, and endless possibilities for what will surely be a fantastic time.

Self-catering luxury in Salcombe

Salcombe Farm isn’t just about finding a place to sleep; it’s about creating a shared experience, which is why The Barn can sleep up to 18 guests in unparalleled comfort. 

Six double bedrooms with en-suite, two kitchens and two living rooms, and plenty of outside space, including an outdoor dining table for 19, barbecue, firepit, and the ultimate luxury, a 6-person hot tub.

From the moment you’re greeted by the traditional larch-clad exterior, you know you’re about to experience something special. The stunning interior perfectly balances a contemporary yet cosy farmhouse and spacious living with all the comforts of 21st-century living. Including hi-def television, coffee machine, washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi.

Luxury Accommodation For Large & Small Groups

While The Barn provides comfortable, luxury accommodations for groups as big as 18, we can split this between The Recording Studio and The Stables to accommodate smaller groups. We also have a third, very unique property to rent.

The Treehouse 

Nestled within the branches of a silver birch, The Treehouse, with its wood-clad interior, is likely to be the most luxurious treehouse you’ll ever experience. A unique environment that provides the perfect escape for a romantic getaway.

The Recording Studio

Seeped in musical history, The Recording Studio once hosted the talents of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin. It now sleeps up to 12 across four bedrooms (each with an en-suite), an open plan kitchen, dining and living area and plenty of outside space.  

The Stables

Finally, The Stables, sleeping up to 6 across two bedrooms, each with an en-suite and, once again, an open plan (albeit smaller) kitchen, dining and living area.

Things To Do In Salcombe

If you can tear yourself away from the interior comfort, stunning views, BBQ, firepit, and outdoor hot tub, Salcombe Farm isn’t just a place to stay. It’s a springboard for groups to create lasting memories. Kayaking, paddleboarding, coasteering, windsurfing, learning how to surf, sail, or just powerboat across the harbour. 

Maybe you want to slow things down? So choose between walks along the South Devonshire coastline with its breathtaking views, across scenic rolling hills, or a brisk 30-minute walk into Salcombe’s charming town centre. There, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to grab a refreshing drink or a well-earned meal. As you’ll soon discover, Salcombe is a foodie’s paradise.

Beaches Near Salcombe Holiday Homes 

Fill your days relaxing on the beach, playing on the water or participating in something a little more adventurous such as kayaking, paddleboarding or coasteering for a real adrenaline rush. You could spend two weeks in Salcombe without visiting the same beach twice. So, bearing that in mind, here are a couple of our favourites:

South Milton Sands

Set in an Area Of Outstanding Beauty, South Milton Sands has everything you’d want from a beach. Stunning scenery, golden sand, clear water, and rock pools. With a café to keep you refreshed and fed during your visit. 

Hope Cove

Featuring two beaches, Hope Cove is home to Mouthwell Sands and Harbour Beach. Easily accessible and with seasonal lifeguards, Hope Cove is a great day out for families. Relax on the sandy beach, build sand castles, swim in waters designated as excellent, explore the rockpools for sealife or visit one of the beautiful nearby coastal villages. 

Bigbury-On-Sea Beach

Bigbury-On-Sea is another stunning beach with golden sands, clear waters, and a gently sloping shoreline that makes it perfect for paddling and swimming. For those looking for more action, you can always try paddleboarding or windsurfing. 

Bigbury-On-Sea’s truly unique feature is the causeway to Burgh Island. Accessible during low tide, giving you the chance to walk from the mainland to the island. Once the tide rolls back in, you’re on the ferry or sea tractor to get you back home. Unless you choose to embrace the isolation and enjoy the stunning views until the next low tide. 

Group Activities In Salcombe 

Depending on what time of year you visit will greatly affect what activities are on offer, but during the summer season, there is a great mix of activities to enjoy on the water. Kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, cruising or learning how to surf. 

Boat Hire

Depending on the size of your group and what you’re looking to do will dictate what type of boat is right for you. Whether it’s to simply explore the inlets and coves that are not easily accessible on foot, on the water fishing, swimming, or simply bobbing about on the swell, Whitestrand Boat Hire is a great place to start. Just one of many boat hire companies in and around Salcombe, such as Salcombe Launch Company, where you can hire self-drive motor launches. 

If you’re not confident enough to take a boat out on your own, you could always take in the sights and sounds of the harbour and coastline on an estuary cruise or skippered boat.

Kayak Hire

Hire a kayak for 1 – 8 hours from Sea Kayak Salcombe. Life jackets and briefings are all included, as well as everything else you’ll need if you are looking to spend an entire day on the water. 

Salcombe Watersports provides three different types of guided kayak experiences. Choose between the Estuary Explorer, the Harbour Hero, or the Coastal Crusader. 


If learning to surf looks a little too adventurous, paddleboarding is a great alternative. You can hire boards from Adventure South, book lessons or take part in a guided tour. 

Most rental companies offer the opportunity to try more than one activity on the water. Adventure South also offers the exhilarating opportunity to try coasteering. Not for the faint of heart. You’ll spend up to 3 hours traversing rock faces, jumping straight into the swell and exploring caves and gullies. 

Where To Eat In Salcombe

When visiting Salcombe, you’ll be spoiled for great places to eat. Whether you remain in town or explore further afield. South Devon towns, villages, and coastline are a haven of seasonal pop-ups selling the best street food you’ll try, cafés for eating on the go and a host of restaurants for fine dining. With so many to choose from, we’ve opted to share just a couple to whet your appetite. 

The Winking Prawn

Located just across from the North Sands Beach in Salcombe, with its shabby chic interior, The Winking Prawn is the perfect place to have lunch in your swimsuit. Although famed for its bucket of prawns and platters of shellfish, you don’t have to be a seafood fiend to enjoy their hearty menu. Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll also find other favourites, including Full English, juicy steaks and, of course, Devonshire cream scones. 

The Jetty

For those looking for a fine dining experience, you can’t go wrong with a reservation at The Jetty at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel. 

The seafood bar and grill have stunning views across the estuary from inside the dining room, lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, or outside on the terrace, making this the perfect location to celebrate that special occasion. 

Indulge in an Afternoon Tea which is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for your pallet, with beautifully presented pastries, homemade scones, delectable cakes, delicious finger sandwiches, savoury snacks and a glass of fizz or cheeky cocktail. 

As a large group, The Jetty can host groups of up to twenty in their main dining room. For those special occasions, the team will help you create a bespoke set menu. The “Bring Me Food” menu allows for communal feasting as large platters of food are brought to the table for everyone to enjoy. Alternatively, you can always opt for The Jetty Set Lunch, choosing between two or three courses from their seasonal set menu. Or spoil yourself with something from the a la carte menu.

The Victoria Inn

Situated a stone’s throw from the Kingsbridge Estuary, The Victoria Inn is exactly what a pub should be, with its cosy roaring logfires to settle around during the colder months and a fantastic garden for al fresco dining during peak season. The Victoria Inn is a favourite of locals and visitors alike with its warm, relaxed welcome to all, award-winning ales and food that will satisfy the mightiest of appetites. 

Their Fish ‘n Chips is a firm favourite, Newlyn-landed Hake in St Austell Ale batter with mushy peas, tartare sauce and lemon. It is just one of the many great-tasting seafood dishes on offer, amongst a mix of traditional pub classics and seasonal specials showcasing the region’s best produce.

Memories Crafted with Care

At Salcombe Farm, we understand that group gatherings are special and are on hand to recommend the best places to visit and things to do during your stay in Salcombe. Whether you decide to explore all this incredible part of the county has to offer or simply rest, relax and reconnect with friends and family back at the farm, we know you’ll be creating memories that will last forever.

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