Totnes in South Devon is a lively, bustling Tudor market town and port, home to a splendid range of quality holiday cottages, apartments and townhouses. The Normans came to stay in the 11th Century, building Totnes Castle, (now open to the public) which remains perhaps one of the best-preserved Norman Motte and Bailey castles in England. The architecturally attractive town centre is filled with a fabulous choice of independent shops ranging from organic foods and boutiques to galleries and bookshops. Town Traders are well-known for their stance on protecting their local shops against the might of the multi-nationals - even giving the town its own currency, the Totnes Pound which visitors can purchase and spend in Totnes shops.
A market which has been held in the town since Elizabethan times is popular with residents and visitors alike, being full of locally grown produce and handbuilt crafts. For visitors enjoying a supposedly self-catering holiday in Totnes, it will be hard to resist the allure of the many fine restaurants lining the town's ancient streets and alleyways. It's a great weekend-break location for Christmas shopping or top culinary experiences! Oh - and it still has a steam railway! The Dart Valley Railway which chugs from Totnes to Buckfastleigh (and back).
Barn Studio is a romantic cottage nestled in the Devonshire countryside on the outskirts of Totnes. The traditionally-furnished bolthole near Gara Bridge offers couples and pets a cosy1-bedroom retreat with contemporary finishes, light-filled open-plan living area and charming rural views.
Tree Park spoils guests with luxury and seclusion. The large rural cottage in South Devon boasts spacious grounds with country views and contemporary chic throughout its interior. Situated among rolling hills in Halwell, nine-bedroom Tree Park has a games area, open-plan living, and an open fire.
Far from the madding crowd, the family-friendly Lodge 34 at the Barton Pines resort near Torbay in South Devon offers a premium holiday experience. Guests at this luxury lodge with private hot tub have access to a soothing spa and sauna, state-of-the-art gym and superb restaurant. Pets welcome.
Serene, modern, and rich with features, Barton-Pines Lodge 16 provides room for four, a private hot tub, and access to deluxe resort facilities. This pet-friendly, luxury South Devon holiday lodge close to Torbay's beaches at Paignton is a perfect rural retreat for couples or small family.
Lodge 32 is one of Barton Pines collection of luxury eco holiday lodges with hot tubs in the South Devon countryside near Torbay. Carefully designed, these lodges offer an enchanting warm and inviting decor, to give you the perfect coast and countryside holiday in Devon you truly deserve!
With elegant décor and plentiful features, Lodge 15 on the Barton Pines resort will delight you and your family. Exclusive resort facilities and a private hot tub are only part of a luxurious holiday in this South Devon rural retreat near Torbay's beaches at Paignton. Pets welcome.
A private hot tub is just the beginning of the experience at the Barton Pines Resort Lodge 10 between Totnes and Torbay in South Devon. Elegant open living, an onsite spa and restaurant, at this rural retreat will make this the coast and countryside holiday you’ve been dreaming of.
Courtyard Lodge 29 is one of Barton Pines' Devon’s inspiring collections of luxury lodges with a hot tub in the South Devon countryside. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a romantic break for two, Courtyard lodge 29 offers both; a stylish yet simple pause to revitalize your life!
Courtyard Lodge 27, at Barton Pines, is located in the South Devon countryside, just inland from the Torbay seaside resort of Paignton. With a private hot tub and on-site spa facilities, Lodge 27 makes for a very comfortable residence for family or friends within easy reach of lovely beaches.
If you are looking for a romantic holiday cottage in a secluded rural location in South Devon, within easy reach of gorgeous beaches and the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor, then Lower Clunkamoor Cottage will tick all your boxes. This delightful cottage for two sits in its own private nature reserve.
Lodge 26 at the Barton Pines Resort is located in the Devon countryside close to the coat near Paignton in Devon. It features luxurious residential lodges each with a private hot tub where you can book your holiday and relax to ease your mind and enjoy some fun family time.
At Lodge 18, Idyllic countryside and Torbay’s quaint beaches and fishing harbours are your backyards. There’s plenty of room in this luxury South Devon Lodge with a hot tub for six guests. Pets welcome.
Courtyard Lodge 29 is one of Barton Pine's inspiring collection of Devon eco-lodges and apartments in the South Devon countryside between Paignton and Totnes. It's perfect for a family-friendly coast and countryside family holiday or a romantic break for two.
For any group of four, Lodge 9 near Totnes is a spacious retreat with all kinds of special touches. From your private lodge in the countryside, South Devon offers an endless choice of beaches, Dartmoor, riverside walks, activities, delicious food, and nature reserves. Pets welcome.
A brand new lodge at Barton Pines, Lodge 20 is a bright, spacious and contemporary South Devon holiday lodge with a private hot tub. Situated on the superb Barton Pines Country Club estate near Paignton, this dog-friendly luxury lodge sleeps 4.
Lodge 5 is a high-standard South Devon holiday lodge with a hot tub near Paignton equipped with everything your family needs for a quality stay. On-site facilities at Barton Pines such as our spa, gym, and restaurant complete the experience, within a picturesque rural setting. Pets welcome.
Luxuriously elegant Gitcombe House is a classic Georgian country house. The large South Devon coast holiday home in Cornworthy offers peaceful rural seclusion. Facilities include a private hot tub, ample grounds with a children’s play area, tennis court, swimming pools, jacuzzi and a sauna.
For an romantic escape to the South Hams a truly picturesque district in South Devon, The Linhay is a luxury countryside cottage for couples with beautiful rural views at Lukesland Farm in Diptford near Totnes. Pets welcome
Family & dog-friendly lodging, sumptuous facilities in the great outdoors make every stay at Barton Pines in South Devon near Torbay a deluxe experience. Lodge 4 has luxuries galore: Fully furnished kitchen and living room, private yard and hot tub, 2 spacious and efficacious bedrooms
Feel right at home with this charming, open-concept, contemporary holiday lodge, situated perfectly between Totnes and Torbay. This open-plan, reverse-level concept with a chic interior design is perfect for those looking for a luxurious blend of elegance and comfort in the South Devon countryside.
Courtyard Lodge 31 is one of Barton Pines’ inspiring collections of luxury lodges in the South Devon countryside blending designer chic with rustic glamour. This luxury dog-friendly Devon holiday lodge with a private hot tub will create endless create precious family holiday memories.
A relaxing family holiday awaits you in South Devon at Barton Pines Lodge 10. A private hot tub, stylish interiors, and wonderful resort facilities will make an unforgettable holiday within easy reach of Torbay’s fabulous seaside resorts. Pets welcome. Sleeps 4
Barton Pines in South Devon is home to Lodge 1, a luxury furnished, family-friendly rural retreat near the Torbay beaches. Up to six can relax in Lodge 1’s welcoming contemporary décor, soak in your private hot tub, or enjoy the resort’s spa and a la carte restaurant. Pets welcome.
Located in the countryside the Torbay resort of Paignton, situated on the South Devon coast, Lodge 28 at Barton Pines is a lovely luxury holiday lodge with a private hot tub for a coast and countryside holiday with your family and friends near Torbay.
- Bovey Tracey
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Cheriton Bishop
- Combe Martin
- Gara Bridge
- Great Torrington
- Hope Cove
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Noss Mayo
- South Molton
- Stoke Fleming
- Westward Ho!
Although no longer a working port, the River Dart is still navigable. Visitors may hire a boat to take a scenic pleasure cruise downstream to Dartmouth.
The surrounding area is the South Hams which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Devon, and Totnes for those who like old fashioned country lanes, thatched holiday cottages, bluebell woods and flower-filled hedgerows. Being the tidal-head of the River Dart is arguably the cherry on top. Take a boat trip down to Dartmouth and back through miles of glorious South Devon countryside. For Castle lovers, after Totnes Castle, visit Berry Pomeroy Castle, which is equally as enchanting. There are plenty of attractions waiting to entertain families with younger children such as Woodlands Family Theme Park - the largest theme park in the South West with everything from white knuckle rides and water coasters to a petting zoo and falconry displays. Alternatively, head for Pennywell Farm Park near Buckfastleigh and meet, cuddle, feed the farm animals in between enjoying lots of other attractions.
The coast at Torbay is within easy reach making it possible to enjoy day or half-day seaside trips to Brixham, Paignton and Torquay by car or train (Totnes also has a mainline station as well as a steam one). Why not take the ferry to Dartmouth, then go by steam train from Kingswear to Torquay. Then return to Dartmouth across Torbay by ferry and get a boat back up The Dart to your holiday cottage in Totnes.