Noted to be one of the top five in England. A medieval house with no electricity and adorned with oak furniture and tapestries. Medieval pond and dovecote. Beautiful gardens, Quay and Mill.
Near Buckland Abbey. Featured on the Glorious Gardens programme. Unusual plants offering colour from Spring to Autumn. 6000 varieties. Cream teas available.
Beautiful Woodland Walk 1.5 miles long (shorter routes for the less enthusiastic). Visit the famous White Lady Waterfall – 90ft high. Numerous whirlpools and the famous Devils Cauldron where the sound of cascading water is unbelievable. Visit the remains of Lydford Castle or the smallest church on the hill at nearby Brentor and admire magnificent views over Dartmoor’s spectacular tors.
Drewsteignton. An early 20th Century granite castle built 900ft high above the Teign Valley. Spectacular views and lovely walks.
Near Plymouth. Grand Georgian house, the result of centuries of sophistication and extravagance, with opulent Robert Adam interiors.
Torpoint, Cornwall. Famous for its woodland walks in spring and wealth of paintings, tapestries and furniture
Nr Okehampton. 19th Century forge powered by 3 waterwheels. A fascinating reminder of Dartmoor’s industrial past.
Historic Port and Copper Mine 2 miles away. Ideal for families.
- Fly Fishing and Trout Fishing
- Tavistock – arranged on request.
Visit Tintagel the home of King Arthur. Looe with famous gift shops and quaint streets. Polperro with its fishing harbour and just a little further Fowey, the home of Daphne du Maurier. Visit her museum at The Jamaica Inn at Bolventor on Bodmin Moor.
The Eden Project, a global garden situated at St Austell only 45 minutes away is said to be the 8th wonder of the world. It offers space-age technology with plants from all over the world housed in giant tropical biodomes.
All in a days journey you can visit St Michael’s Mount at Marazion, a mediaeval castle on an island. Walk across the causeway when the tide is out or catch the ferry boat from Marazion. Visit the legendary Lands End, The Tate gallery at St Ives and Lizard Point.
For Rosamunde Pilcher fans, visit the numerous places she mentions in her books. What could be more romantic than a stroll through Cornwall’s beautiful literary landscapes on the South West Coast Path.
Step into the heart of North Devon where you’ll find Tarka Country little changed since Henry Williamson wrote his famous novel. Tarka the Otter. Barnstaple, North Devon’s oldest and largest town sits at the centre of the Tarka Trail, a 180 mile path with 32 miles of off road cycleway.
Heading south the market town of Great Torrington has a huge amount of history, having played an important role in the Civil War.
Holsworthy in the heart of Ruby Country boasts one of the busiest and largest livestock and pannier markets in the Country. The pretty town square comes alive every Wednesday as visitors enjoy mingling with local people and farmers. Hatherleigh is a historic market town of thatch and cob cottages dating back to the 16th century, the perfect place to experience rural Devon life. Visit on market day on a Tuesday and you’ll feel you’ve arrived in the real Devon. The bustling town of Okehampton, the gateway to Dartmoor, is nearby and nestles against the lower slopes of the moor.
With its rich maritime heritage and its status as the regional capital for culture, Plymouth is one of the most dynamic and fascinating places to visit in Devon. If you’re a fan of all things nautical, then be sure to make a trip to Plymouth Hoe. Not only is it the backdrop for Sir Francis Drake’s legendary game of bowls, but it’s also one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.
South Devon is the ideal place to escape the stresses and strains of daily life. Offering the best of both coastline and countryside, whether you’re after unspoilt countryside, beautiful beaches or a chance to discover hidden villages and some of the most secluded places to stay in Devon.
Further to the East is the City of Exeter with its Cathedral and Quay and abundance of shops. Surrounded by its Roman City wall it is full of historical sites of interest. Visit Exeter’s newly refurbished Museum to find out about the city’s long and fascinating history.