Local Attractions

Our country guest house is the perfect base to explore many areas of Dartmoor, the South West Coast and more.

Coastal Areas

Teignmouth – A lovelly Victorian seaside resort. Take the ferry across to Shaldon, a picturesque Georgian village and enjoy lunch at one of the sea front eating places.

Bigbury – Wide expansive bay with sandy beach. Causeway to Burgh Island and its Art Nouveau hotel and the Pilchard Inn.

Salcombe – A very picturesque sailing resort with a wealth of quality shops and places to eat. It has a natural harbour and two sheltered sandy beaches with excellent views across the estuary. Nearby are Soar Mill Cove and Hope Cove which offer great walks along the southwest coastal path.

Torbay – Known as the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham offers traditional seaside activities, stunning views and a variety of shops.

National Trust – There are many NT properties and gardens to visit locally such as Killerton House, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle, and Greenway. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Bantham Beach – Known as being the south coast’s best surfing spot,this beautiful beach is very popular. With sand dunes and coastal walks, a pub and good car parking, this is an area worth driving to.

Torcross & Slapton Ley – A long shingle beach and freshwater lake and nature reserve. Good pub The Start Bay Inn at Torcross serves wonderful fish and chips, the fish fresh from the sea that day.

Fishing – Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing on some nine miles of the beautiful river Dart in Devon, with a mixture of single and double bank fishing. www.dartaa.org.uk

Local Attractions

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers. Find out more

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops. Visit website

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary – Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day! Visit website

South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway – Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Visit website


Ashburton – A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a good selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places. Visit website

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

MAKE Southwest, Bovey Tracey – The Mill is a wonderful arts and crafts centre situated in a riverside mill. It has a pleasant roof top cafe which offers good food and great countryside views. Visit website

Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm – An award winning farm activity park with animals and activities for the whole family. Visit website

Dartington Cider Press

Dartington Cider Press – Fifteen stylish shops and eating places offering fine foods, traditional crafts, jewellery and pottery. Outlets includes Dartington Glass and Cranks Restaurant. A local produce market is held here every Saturday. Just 10 minutes away between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. Visit website

Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall – Superb gardens to walk in (no dogs). No entrance charge but voluntary donations are welcomed. Open to visitors from dawn to dusk. Visit website


Totnes – An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth. Visit website

Dart rock Climbing

DartrockRock climbing – South West’s leading climbing centre. Visit website

Dartmouth – Just a 40 minute drive away, Dartmouth is an attractive town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the famous Britannia Royal Naval College.