Totnes 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. The 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, 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 culinerary experiences! Oh - and it still has a steam railway! The Dart Valley Railway which chugs from Totnes to Buckfastleigh (and back).
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!
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
- Countryside Cottages
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.
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
- Countryside Cottages
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.
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.
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
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
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.
The Cider Press is a beautifully restored rural cider barn in Aish, between Totnes and Torbay. This large South Devon holiday cottage sleeps 8 guests providing perfect group accommodation for large families or a get together with friends. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 3
- Large Cottages
This South Devon holiday lodge near Paignton has the little luxuries you expect. Roomy and packed with comfort, this private Devon lodge with a hot tub provides three bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out and relax while you make South Devon and Dartmoor your playground. Pets welcome.
Set up for a cosy group of four, Lodge 8 is a rural rejuvenation pad near Totnes complete with great beds and a private hot tub. Your private abode is also a launch pad to Devon beaches, water parks, castles and more.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Hope Cove
- Lynton and Lynmouth
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Noss Mayo
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
Although no longer a working port, the River Dart is still navigable. Visitors may hire a boat ot 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 mianline 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.