The South Hams incorporates a number of charming towns and villages, the principals of which are: Totnes, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Bigbury, Dittisham, Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo and Dartmouth.
There is a good mix of property as you would expect from a diverse area, that includes fisherman’s cottages, ‘New England’ modern houses in stunning coastal positions, farmhouses with holiday cottages to name but a few.
Property prices are generally higher than the rest of Devon with Salcombe recently coming top of the list for seaside towns.
Salcombe is a town in the South Hams district of Devon. Located in the most southerly part, surrounded by picturesque villages, magnificent coastal scenery and stunning beaches. The town is a bustling and popular holiday destination with around 40% of the homes being holiday homes.
There are also good restaurants and hotels http://www.salcombe-harbour-hotel.co.uk/ http://www.southsands.com/and sandy beaches such as Mill Bay http://manonabeach.com/?p=10983 , Sunny Cove, Cable Cove, Small’s Cove and Fisherman’s Cove, to name but a few.
Dartmouth is known as the jewel of the South Hams. http://www.discoverdartmouth.com It is steeped in maritime history, with links to Sir Walter Raleigh and of course as can be seen in the picture the Royal Naval College.
Places to stay and eat
Shakespeare week, held at Dartmouth Castle – 4th – 8th August 2017 http://www.theinntheatrecompany.co.uk
Dartmouth Regatta- 27th – 29th August http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk
Totnes has a fascinting history and is one of the 5 towns in Devon mentioned in the Domesday Book It is lively and has a diverse community and sits on the edge of the River Dart. http://www.totnesinformation.co.uk
The main street is reputed to have more Listed buildings per population than anywhere in Britain.
Kingsbridge sits on its own estuary and is surrounded by rolling countryside, so is great for walkers and water sports enthusiasts alike.
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