Nearby attractions

Crafts and Art Galleries

 The Devon Guild of Craftsmen at the Old Mill in Bovey Tracey has both permanent and temporary exhibitions, shop and coffee shop.

The Cider Press Gallery at Dartington, near Totnes has a range of shops, craft exhibitions and the famous Cranks coffee shop.  Pop into Totnes at the same time.  On a Tuesday the market is staffed by Elizabethans (Elizabeth I not II ).  Dartington Hall is worth visiting and the Barn Theatre has a cinema with an interesting programme including world cinema classics.

Dartmouth.  For a range of art shops including Simon Drew’s shop, go to the shops surrounding the market area.  Take a boat trip or just soak up the atmosphere on a summer’s evening.

Recommended days out

 Too many to mention, but some of our favourites are:-

Salcombe.  A very attractive seaside town with some great clothes shops and restaurants.  Take a trip on the ferry to South Sands or to the National Trust house and garden at Overbecks.

Greenway.  Agatha Christie’s house and National Trust property.  Take the ferry from Dittisham.

Coleton Fishacre.  National Trust property in art deco style formally belonging to the D’Oyly Carte family.  Walk down through the glorious gardens to the coast.

Cotehele.  Near Calstock in Cornwall, reached by a drive over Dartmoor and through Tavistock.  National Trust property which has a wonderful walk down from the house through the beautiful gardens to the river Tamar and the quay.  You may wish to include Morwellham Quay in a day trip, famous for featuring in the Edwardian Farm TV series.

Castle Drogo and Fingle Bridge at Drewsteignton.  The castle is a 20th Century folly with attractive gardens and a walk down to the Fingle Bridge pub, which is perfect for sitting out by the river with a drink and lunch.

South Hams beaches.  Unspoilt and unique.  Try Mothecombe or Bigbury on Sea and Burgh Island.

Exeter Quayside.  Interesting little shops along the quay where there are often events and attractions.  Hire a boat or cycle and go to the Double Locks pub or further to the Turf Locks (you can get a ferry from Topsham to the pub in the summer).  Both very good pubs, very often with barbeques in the garden.

Tarr Steps. Near Dulverton, Somerset.  Prehistoric clapper bridge and walks as well as the Steps Inn, for sitting out with a fish lunch.

Watersmeet and the Valley of the Rocks, near Lynton, North Devon. Quite a drive, but the whole area is beautiful.  There is also a sculpture park and café near Barnstaple called Broomhill Art Hotel, which is well worth a visit.

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