One of the most picturesque hotels in the west of England, set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this waterside retreat overlooks the picture-postcard Devonshire town of Salcombe. A maritime theme is subtly referenced throughout the 49 rooms and one suite, with a soothing palette of blues and whites, natural fabrics and driftwood. There’s a menu of holistic treatments on offer at the HarSPA, from scrubs and wraps to relaxing facials. A spacious seaside sanctuary, its blue and gold indoor pool is flanked with Breton-striped day beds. Chef patron Alex Aitken steers the ship at The Jetty Restaurant. As much as possible, the fish is caught locally, and you’ll often see the fishermen landing their catch just minutes from the kitchen. Summer brings a seafood and crustacean bar, too, where guests can select their fish and have chefs cook it to their liking. Come August, the Salcombe Regatta sees over 200 sailing boats compete along the estuary – so pick a room with a view, if you can.
Double from £273
+44 (0)1548 844444; harbourhotels.co.uk/salcombe