Gara Rock In Spectacular South Devon Coastal Location Re-Opens

One of the most spectacularly sited places for eating, living and holidaying in the UK has been re-opened following the extensive redevelopment of Gara Rock.

Perched on the dramatic clifftops near East Portlemouth, Gara Rock is a breathtaking development of exclusive apartments and cottages for sale and rent, a restaurant and café, leisure facilities and a spa all with unrivalled views across the rugged Devon coastline.

Once the dramatic site of a coastguard’s station, it is in a stunning location one and a half miles eastwards along the coast from East Portlemouth and far away from the pressures of every day life. It’s an escape where the power of the sea and physical surroundings can be experienced in warm, safe and comfortable surroundings with magnificent views out to sea as well as towards the wild and rugged headlands of Prawle Point and beyond Salcombe Estuary to Bolt Tail.

With access to an amazing restaurant offering an informal dining experience at all times of day, secluded beaches and coastal walks it’s a place to stop, hold your breath and relax.
A range of self-catering cottages and apartments are available to book exclusively through Helpful Holidays and offer tastefully designed two and three bedroom accommodation with commanding views over the sea. Prices start from £522 per week and pets are welcome in selected properties.

Helpful Holidays senior marketing manager Jackie Dawes commented: “We’re delighted to have been selected as the exclusive holiday cottage agency for bookings at Gara Rock, it’s a very special place and we’ve no doubt that our holidaymakers will enjoy very happy holidays there. Each cottage and apartment is beautifully furnished to a very high standard with well-equipped kitchens and smart bath or shower rooms. This is the ideal spot to unwind and watch the ebb and flow of the tide, rather than the clock, and is sure to make you want to keep coming back.”

Ian Dent and Diana Hunt of the award-winning pub The Millbrook Inn at nearby South Pool will run the restaurant and café.  Open from 9am until 11pm, it has a glazed wall for watching the view all year round, plus a terrace for outdoor dining on warmer days.

Ian Dent said: “We are thrilled that our chef from The Millbrook Inn, JP Bidart will be joining us to set up the new kitchen. Our menu has been designed to accommodate both those who love and appreciate good food and wine and those who are keen walkers (often with their dogs) needing a place to rest and relax over a comforting bowl of soup, a light lunch or even just a coffee.”
All owners and residents will have year-round use if an indoor swimming pool, adjoining Jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool and extensive landscaped gardens. Nestling below the development are the secluded coves of Seacombe Sands and Rickham Beach with easy access for sunbathing, swimming and surfing and its in a brilliant position to explore the South West Coast Path.

Property Management company, Pebbles of Salcombe have helped to design, decorate and furnish the Gara Rock apartments andcottages.  Managing Director, James Spencer, said:  “The team has created light, calming, stylish and desirable interiors, which offer a simple, practical luxury to be enjoyed by all guests. On-going comfort is provided by our on-site concierge facility and our professional management and services team.”


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