On the Land

There is so much to do in South Devon, one holiday here may simply not be enough!

Below is just a short list of activities to whet your appetite for exploring and enjoying this beautiful area.

Walking

Our cottages are within easy access of the South West Coastpath, a great way to discover hidden coves and beaches. Walking the coastpath is one of the best ways to discover the local wildlife, from the endangered Cirl Bunting to the possibility of spotting seals, dolphins and possibly even a basking shark. There are some excellent pubs along the route for refereshments!

The South Devon AONB website has some varied and excellent walks that you can download here 

For some totally different scenery, (but still awe inspiring!) Dartmoor has some stunning walks.

Cycling

We have a bicycle store in one of our farm barns and Route 28 of the National Cycling network is nearby.

Dartmoor is within easy reach of our cottages and has an abundance of on and off road cycle routes

Golf

There is an abundance of excellent golf courses within half an hour driving time.

At nearby Dartmouth Golf & Country Club our guests can benefit from a 25% discount on golf and leisure facilities (9 and 18 hole courses, gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool).

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club – 01803 712686

Thurlestone Golf Club – 01548 560405

Bigbury Golf Club – 01548 810412      

Horse Riding

Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre: 01548 581 049

Outdoor Adventure

Forest and Beach (http://www.forestandbeach.co.uk/) operate from Beeson and offer a range of Forest School experiences for your young adventurers: shelter and den building, beach survival, fire lighting skills, art, green wood working…the list is endless! They run popular courses through the school holidays.

National Trust Properties

We are within a short drive of some interesting National Trust properties.

Greenway was the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie. At the bottom of the garden, The Boathouse, on the sparkling Dart Estuary, was the scene of the crime in Dead Man’s Folly.

Overbecks, the seaside home of inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck is perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe, with glorious views over the estuary and coast.

Coleton Fishacre Is an arts and crafts style 1920s house. The country retreat of the D’Oyly Carte family, the luxuriant gardens are RHS accredited.

 

And why not try….

A visit to the UKs largest Aquarium at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth which has a daily programme of activities and events aimed at children

Paignton Zoo, home to over 2,000 animals from giraffes and cheetahs to meercats and monkeys.

Dartmoor Zoo is home of the hollywood story, we bought a zoo, on the edge of Dartmoor

Sharpham Vineyard on the River Dart, produces stunning wines. Take a tour of the vineyard before sampling their wines.

South Devon Chilli Farm Grows over 10,000 chilli plants every year. Tour through the greenhouses, sample their jams and sauces (if you dare!) and try their chilli chocolate. There is a cafe (obviously featuring a chilli focused menu!)

The historic Dartington Estate is the home of Dartington glass & crystal . The estate also has a great range of shops, restaurants and cafes. Dartington Hall has a  year round programme of theatre, music, live art, films and exhibitions

A day at Woodlands Leisure Park, fun for all ages and in all weathers. They have a great indoor play zone, action zone, toddler zone and water slides and toboggan runs.

Pennywell Farm is popular with all ages and is home to the famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs. They have a daily activity and events programme.

Visit Riverford Farm and Field Kitchen near Totnes and try their excellent, seasonal food in the field kitchen and tour the organic farm

Have a go at indoor climbing and bouldering at Dart Rock near Buckfastleigh

Ride on gleaming, historic GWR steam engines at the South Devon Railway, between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. The line passes through some of Devon’s most beautiful countryside, hugging the river Dart along almost all of its length.

Make a day trip to the wonderful Eden Project in Cornwall

Take a shopping trip to the beautiful and historic towns of Totnes, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge each offering a unique selection of small and independent shops.