Look, explore Devon and you’ll find hidden gems like Amyer Cove. It’s what make the South Hams such a special location to holiday. It’s a beach that could tell a few stories if it could speak. The National Trust maintain and look after this beauty spot.
If you like outdoor swimming you’ll love it here. Quiet little spot, almost your own private beach. Take a blanket and a picnic, and your in Devon paradise.
You’ll drive out of Malborough heading on the Plymouth road. It’s sometimes best to look at a large map in the foyer before setting off, as a satnav in our area can often take you down some narrow lanes with grass growing in the middle.
Look out for the signs to Bigbury, as this is the area. Also it’s not far from Challaborough Bay, which has a large caravan park. Ringmore is the village you’re heading for. Once there you’ll see the brown tourist sign directing you to the NT car park. You’ve arrive. Almost!
Once parked up you can either take a walk around the village first. Then a short 20min walk to Alymer Cove.
What’s the story of the area?
There’s a 14th Century pub called the ‘Journeys End Inn’. You can get a great snack or lunch here. The 13th Century church is like something from the set of Vicar of Dibley. The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, heaped with historical values and seaman’s tales.
The cove was used by smugglers to bring in contraband, and hidden in the village pub. When step inside the inn you’ll get the feeling you’ve stepped back in time.
If you’re looking to create holiday memories, this is somewhere you must tick off your bucket list. It’s the picturesque thatch cottages. The fresh country Devon air. A truly slice of ‘Devon Heaven’
Rest, Relax and Sleep
If you’re looking to create memorable moments in your life ‘There’s no place like Brightham House’ When you arrive at our bed and breakfast in Devon, you’re in for a treat. Guests often think they’re in a small boutique hotel.
One room that will make you feel like you are stepping back in time is our ‘Pavilion Room’ It’s got a 40’s Art Deco style design. Still with all the modern touches like a SmartTV, Nespresso coffee machine, and large walk-in spa shower. However there’s many vintage treasures that decorate the walls. It’s often been nicknamed the Titanic room, and you’ll find a pink rock jewel similar to film.
There’s a guest bar that’s just for the residents staying here. It’s also got its unique style which is a bit like gentleman’s smoking lounge. It’s stocked with local Salcombe Brewery’s Ales, lager’s and cider too. A Salcombe G&T or two before heading out for the evening, why not!
A Devon full English cooked by Scott is packed with local ingredients. Our marmalade and jams are also homemade at Brightham House. There’s plenty of vegetarian options on our breakfast menu. However if you’re Vegan there’s a ‘Vegan Heaven’ choice, which it’s delicious and nutritious.
What’s the best eating places?
Well No.1 has to be the Journeys End Inn’ in Ringmore. It’s our favourite place to eat in the area. You need to book-in early before your stay, as they get very busy. You must try Callum’s soups, as they are rich and full of flavour. The Asian noddles scrummy! Sunday roasts are huge and great value too. I could go on, and on, and on again. The food is A-maz-ing!!!
The ‘Oyster Shack’ is a seafood delight. Locally caught fresh fish cook in front of you on the grill. Catch of the day specials every day. Obviously oysters fresh, cooked and garnished with different toppings. Again book early for this restaurant, as it’s popular with tourists and locals too. It’s got an outdoor Mediterranean feel about it. This feel will make it a meal to remember.
What travellers come here?
It’s a real mix of people that travel to this part of Devon. Escaping city life attracts guests from London, Birmingham and Leicester.
There’s also a mix of age groups too. We have guests that celebrate honeymoons, and 50th weddinganniversary’s. And guests that have been visiting the area with families for over 50 years in their 80’s.
Some of our guest often only travel a short distance from places like Exeter, Plymouth & Bristol. If you like tipple of Gin. A great gift experience is to make you very own at the Salcombe Gin school. It’s also makes a great mini-break two.