Rare plant set to flower at Overbeck’s for the first time in 12 years

The team at the National Trust’s Overbeck’s Garden in Salcombe, Devon are eagerly waiting for an unusual plant to flower for the first time in 12 years. The exact species of this plant has been a mystery for over a decade, and when the flowers open their colour will finally reveal its true identity.

The plant, known as a Puya, originates from Chile and can take over 10 years to...

Salcombe Brewery Co. celebrates double win at World Beer Awards

Salcombe Brewery Co. is celebrating a double win for its Island Street Porter at the 2023 World Beer Awards. Not only did it win a gold in the porter category, but it was crowned overall ‘Country Winner’ too, meaning that they judged it to be the best porter in the country.

Jordan Mace, Salcombe Brewery’s Managing Director, comments: “We are thrilled with these new accolades for Island...

Cafe on estuary in Devon

The Venus Company is full of the joys of Spring!

As we welcome the clocks going forward this month and the sunnier days of Spring and Summer, the Venus Company announces the re-opening of the East Portlemouth beach café on Sunday 12th March trading for the new season daily from 10 am to 5 pm. This delightful Venus Café, just a short, picturesque ferry ride from Salcombe, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, boasting...

Salcombe ‘Live’ Music and Comedy Festival 2022 announces line-up

Details of the third annual Salcombe ‘Live’ music and comedy festival have been released. Starting on Friday 7th October and running until Sunday 9th October 2022, this free weekend of live entertainment will bring together famous faces from the world of folk, funk, swing, ska, jazz and blues music, alongside a smattering of stellar stand-up comedy artists, and entertainers.

Set to be...

Salcombe named in the top 6 most romantic staycation destinations

Over three quarters of Brits (76%) are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year1, and with Covid restrictions easing, why not think about a romantic staycation for you and your partner?

Below, experts at holiday lettings company have listed six of the best romantic destinations to enjoy and create cherished memories with your loved one.


Salcombe is the UK's most popular second-home location

A new study by Lakeshore Leisure Group has revealed that the UK’s city dwellers are most interested in second home properties located in Salcombe, Falmouth and North Berwick.

The study analysed the Google search history of over 100 UK cities since the beginning of the first national Covid lockdown, to find which coastal and rural locations were being searched for the most in relation...

Salcombe revealed amongst the prettiest towns in the UK

Holiday cottage company reveals Salcombe is ranked the third prettiest town in the UK

With the UK brimming with beautiful towns and its residents discovering more of what the UK has to offer, Welsh cottage company FBM Holidays have conducted research into the prettiest towns across the UK to add to your growing bucket list.

Having reviewed over 160 places across the UK to...

3,000 new trees planted by National Trust in South Devon

3,000 new trees planted by National Trust in South Devon

At Southdown Farm near Salcombe, the National Trust team have been working hard on various projects to increase the value of the area for wildlife. With the help of local volunteers the team have been planting up over one kilometre of new hedgebanks with shrubs and also planting trees around sheltered corners of fields. The new hedges have created smaller, more sheltered fields on the exposed...

Christine raises £4,500 for local schools

Christine Milton, licensee of the Kings Arms , on Fore Street in Salcombe, is celebrating running the incredible distance between Lands’ End and John O’Groats this week, while also raising £4,500 for charity. Christine ran an average of 22km a day to complete the 1,744km (1083miles) challenge in just 79 days, 12 days quicker than she had planned.

Christine’s fundraising efforts will...

Return of BBC1’s The Coroner set to boost tourism in Devon

South Devon is looking forward to a boost to tourism following the airing of the second series of The Coroner, starring Claire Goose, which starts at 2.15pm on BBC1 next Monday. Last year the programme led to a remarkable 44% rise in traffic to on the very first day of the series, lifting searches for South Devon by 28% throughout November.

Filmed largely in...