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Gara Rock… a gorgeous secret on the South Devon coast

Gara Rock… a gorgeous secret on the South Devon coast

Perched on a secluded clifftop across the water from Salcombe, Gara Rock is a boutique hotel like no other.

Tucked away at the end of winding rural lanes and with a far away quality, you will feel as if you’ve stepped into another world when you arrive at Gara Rock. Greeted by panoramic views of the spectacular coastline, we like to think of it as our gorgeous little secret on the South Devon Coast.

Step out of the car and breathe in the fresh sea air. Listen to the waves crashing below. Blow the cobwebs away on the scenic South West Coast Path. Or head to the sandy beach below and enjoy a picnic when the sun shines.

The hotel itself provides an easy-going and down to earth atmosphere and welcomes families, couples, good friends and dogs too. The interior features lots of soft, earthy, natural colours and textures, which are inspired by Gara Rock’s rugged surroundings. Every area of the hotel has been created to feel soft, comfortable, informal, and inviting, day or night, whatever the season. It’s obtainable luxury that’s made up of sumptuous comfort and warmth, which can be seen in all the hotel accommodation.


From Gara Rock rooms and luxury suites through to the extra special Out of the Ordinary accommodation and self-catering apartments, you’ll find something for you. Whether you’re looking for a dreamy and romantic getaway for two of you, a family escape where even your four-legged friend joins you or a long overdue break with friends.

Junior Suites, Garden Suites, and Suites… they all boast lovely sea views. Sit on your patio or balcony and listen to the sounds of the waves breaking below as you sip on your favourite drink. Curl up in an armchair and catch up on the news headlines or enjoy a rare moment of peacefulness doing nothing at all. Before snuggling down for the night in complete comfort.

If you’re looking for something extra special, let us introduce you to the Out of the Ordinary collection. Starting with the three-bedroom Penthouse, spread over two floors, get comfy in the master bedroom with wow-factor sea views and Insta-worthy freestanding roll top bath. Put your feet up in the sumptuous open plan living area, where your only view is endless sea… once you’re here, you won’t want to leave.

The Signal House is a lovely two bedroom retreat for four. Throw open the doors and have drinks on your sun terrace. Lie back and unwind in the hot tub letting the warm bubbles skate across your skin as the sun sets. Step inside and instantly feel relaxed by the calming interior tones of the living space, it’s your own bolthole on the clifftop.

Completing the Out of the Ordinary trio is the Secret Suite. Tucked away from the main hotel, it’s made for romance. Nestled on the clifftop with glorious sea views, an inviting hot tub and luxurious styling, it’s a place to snuggle up and shut out the rest of the world. Glass fronted with a large open plan living area, watch the day turn to nightfall while relaxing with a glass of bubbles and stargazing.

Eat & drink…

Food is something delighted in at Gara Rock. Enjoy a real taste of Devon in our award-winning restaurant, offering seasonal dishes prepared by our talented chefs. All set against the backdrop of floor to ceiling windows offering that panoramic view of the rugged coastline and continuous blue

sea. Catch an amazing sunrise over a hearty breakfast or watch dusk fall over a delicious evening meal, guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds.

In summertime, the terrace will be your new favourite summer spot. Incredible views, sea breeze, all the glorious weather and the enticing aroma of the ‘over the coals’ menu. Alfresco dining on sun-kissed days never looked so good.

Sit back with a refreshing drink and watch chefs whip up your meal over the glowing embers of our Ox Grill. Treat your family to a late lunch or early bite to eat, get-together with friends and enjoy easy conversation and a relaxed ambience or if it’s just the two of you get caught up in the romance of a dreamy sunset and twinkly lights.


When you are not taking in your surroundings or catching the ferry to Salcombe for a mooch around the historic fishing town bustling with shops cafés and restaurants, the hotel has an indoor pool with jacuzzi overlooking the sea… bliss! Spend a few quiet hours here, take dip in the bubbles, float in the pool and then relax on a lounger with a book before letting any stresses melt away in the sauna or stream room.

The Wild Rock Spa is also a place for you to press pause and take some time out for you. Using local, organic products choose from a range of treatments… look after your well-being with reflexology, treat yourself to a restorative body massage, enjoy a glowing facial or pamper your hands and feet. There is something to tempt everyone.

On rainy days (we’re sat on the South Devon Coast, so occasionally you’ll find it does rain and get a bit windy), order a drink, popcorn and sink into the large comfy chairs in our warm and intimate cinema room and catch a movie. Action, family favourites, romance or comedy, we have a full list of films to choose from. Prefer to stay toasty, reading the news in front of a fire? Head to our lounge bar, tuck into a snack and sip your favourite drink… whether a mid-morning coffee, afternoon glass of bubbles or an early evening gin (try our very own Gara Rock Gin, it won’t disappoint).

And when it’s sunny, make the most of the sun shining… there’s no better place to be than our outdoor pool, which has amazing views looking out to sea. Cool off with a dip in the inviting blue water or lie on a lounger and soak up the warming rays.

If you are looking to press pause and forget it all for a few nights (or more!) by the coast, Gara Rock is the place for you.

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