Escape to the new-look Gara Rock, near Salcombe in South Devon, within the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With sunset views to die for, unrivalled culinary experiences and superb spa facilities, it's set to be one of the finest boutique retreats on the UK coastline.

We are now accepting bookings online and on the phone.



The doors are now open at Gara Rock. We’re continuing to add stunning new facilities for you to enjoy, such as bedrooms, spa treatment rooms and a cinema. We’ll let you know as soon as they’re open. We’re doing all we can to minimise any disruption to your holiday during these scheduled site improvements. One thing you can be sure of are the stunning views as you enjoy dining out at your new restaurant.



Hugging unspoiled Devon coastline and located directly on the South West Coast Path, Gara Rock's transformation is underway to create five new loft suite hotel rooms, six new sea view apartments, a new restaurant, bar and cinema room in addition to the existing popular cottages and apartments.

Guests will also enjoy the indoor and clifftop, outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzitreatment rooms , cinema room and easy access to the renowned beach at Gara Rock.

Come and visit the walkers' hut, open every day from 11am to 3pm serving coffee, tea, cakes, and snacks.


New for 2018

For more than a century, Gara Rock has been a unique holiday destination, with families returning year after year to experience the breathtaking views and secluded location. In 2010, the site was rebuilt from the ground up and the redesign and renewal in 2018 sees a new focus on cutting-edge contemporary design.

Our luxury self-catering cottages will have new landscaping and a refreshed exterior, helping to make your holiday dreams a reality. Many apartments are also being rebuilt from scratch, with a modern rough-luxe aesthetic to make this chic bolthole the ultimate luxury destination in Devon.


A Unique Experience

The exclusive selection of apartments, cottages and serviced rooms at Gara Rock are perfect for a romantic getaway, family holiday or solo break. With dog-friendly and dog-free accommodation available, you can choose to enjoy the sea views with your pets, or keep the allergens away!

The dramatic landscape that surrounds our seaside retreat is perfect for walking or activity holidays. With Salcombe just a short ferry trip away, there are also galleries to explore and many different water sports to enjoy. Alternatively, you may want to lie back on a south-facing private balcony or sun terrace and soak up the warmth of the sunniest part of the mainland UK. 

A Friendly Welcome

We are proud of our Devonian heritage and you'll find traditionally-foraged food at the restaurant and enjoy access to the historic coastguard hut that overlooks stunning panoramic sea views.

Our friendly local staff have in-depth knowledge of South Devon and understand that you are looking for a unique experience at this exclusive retreat. The welcoming and down to earth service in our perfect sanctuary will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. To truly appreciate the Devon landscape and modern interior design in our hotel, experience a meal at the refurbished restaurant or book a treatment at the spa.

What our guests are saying...

"Stunning location, interesting architecture with comfortable seating and easy acoustics. Wonderful food. And yes, the coffee actually tastes of coffee! Friendly unpretentious service from people who clearly enjoy working there."

Visited November 2017

"Beautifully furnished throughout, stunning views and the use of the pool is an added bonus. The cream tea on arrival was a lovely extra touch! We will definitely be back!"

Stayed March 2017

"Gorgeous sea views and lovely open plan modern apartment. Beach is about a 10 min walk taking in gorgeous views and plenty of photograph opportunities on the way there, although quite steep in places on the way back up. Beach lovely and dog friendly and a real suntrap."

Stayed June 2017

"Everyone was wowed by the stunning setting; stylish, well-appointed and immaculate accommodation. All staff so welcoming and helpful, the meal was delicious."

Stayed December 2017