An exclusive opportunity to purchase executive 3-4 bedroom houses, set in the idyllic town of Salcombe, wrapped in the South Hams countryside.
Set above the chic sailing town of Salcombe, amidst leafy treetops and bordering the rolling hills of the South Devon area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is Batson Point.
Batson Point provides an opportunity to fulfill long-held aspirations. From here you can fully enjoy coastal living at its finest; golden sandy beaches in every direction; an historic harbour bedecked with fishing boats and pretty pastel cottages; independent shops and boutiques; fine dining restaurants and cosy cafes and pubs serving the local catch of the day; and miles of magnificent trails through picture-perfect scenery on the South West Coast Path.
As well as being a haven for holidaymakers that appreciate style, sailing and old-world seaside charm, to those lucky enough to call it home Salcombe provides every day amenities amidst stunning scenery and a sense of community spirit that harkens back to its hey-day as a boat building epicentre.
Salcombe boasts an extensive waterfront and sits at the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, a local nature reserve and site of scientific interest. Due to its sheltered position, it has a unique microclimate, with balmy summer evenings, white sands and turquoise waters that lend it an almost Mediterranean appeal.
The town still boasts a fishing fleet to keep restaurants near and far well stocked with high-quality fish and seafood, however the majority of boats on the water are recreational. The estuary and adjoining Batson Creek is a haven for water sports of all kinds with stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, yachting, power boating and dinghy sailing popular year-round pursuits. Ownership is not essential; self-drive motorboats or an iconic Salcombe Yawl can be hired or you can hop on the Rivermaid Ferry Cruise to Kingsbridge, board a mackerel fishing boat or an adrenaline pumping RIB. Salcombe’s passion for sailing reaches fever pitch in August with the arrival of the annual Salcombe Town Regatta.
Back on dry land, Salcombe provides all of life’s essential conveniences. The harbour is lined with stylish boutiques and award-winning restaurants and its thriving independent stores are well supported by loyal locals. In fact, successful national brands Jack Wills and Quba & Co began their stories here and are still present on Salcombe’s high streets. Other big brands have joined them including Musto, Timberland, Joules, Seasalt, Fat Face and White Stuff. Try Cranch’s Pantry for groceries, The Bake House for delicious breads and pastries, Coleman’s Butchers for locally sourced meats, Salcombe Delicatessen for picnic pleasures and Salcombe Dairy for ice cream. The town even has its own Gin Distillery.
There is a Co-op and Spar for general groceries and nearby Kingsbridge (approx. 4 miles) offers extensive shopping options with Tesco and Morrisons superstores. Life as a Salcombe resident, however, is sure to involve regular eating out. There are a huge range of fantastic avenues to choose from, including beachside cafes such as the Venus Café and the Winking Prawn, comfy pubs including Victoria Inn and fine dining restaurants like The Jetty, which is based at the super-glam Salcombe Harbour Hotel. Salcombe is particularly famous for its crab, and stages a Crab Festival on the first bank holiday weekend in May each year.
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