Totnes is a trendy Devon market town with a rich cultural, archaeological and historical heritage and has become something of a self-styled ‘Glastonbury of the west country’, with its thriving arts community, shops and New Age ambiance. Totnes has a long history and a prosperous past; it was once the second most important borough in the county, thanks to wealth created from the woollen industry from nearby Dartmoor sheep, and today still holds many delights for a visitor on a cottage holiday. (more…)
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Teignmouth is a great place to visit whilst on a cottage holiday. The historic port town of Teignmouth is one of the country’s best-loved holiday resorts, boasting the usual attractions of a British seaside town, including a Victorian pier. Unlike many resorts, however, Teignmouth also offers the hustle and bustle of a modern living, working port, with large ships, fishing vessels and pleasure craft navigating a delicate passage between the sea and the Exe estuary.
In the valley of the river Taw, the country town of Barnstaple is the principal town of the North Devon region, with good road links to all the region’s popular tourist towns and villages. A large modern shopping mall and out of town shopping facilities make it the largest shopping centre in the area and a good starting point for picking up provisions for a North Devon holiday cottage stay.
As anyone visiting one of our holiday cottages in the area may know, sister villages Lynton and Lynmouth became known as ‘Little Switzerland’ in Victorian times. When war in Europe prevented the undertaking of the Grand Tour would-be travellers toured the UK and found a landscape of dramatic cliff coastline and beautiful wooded gorges on the fringes of what would become Exmoor National Park. (more…)
Located between Lyme Regis in Dorset and Sidmouth, Seaton is a traditional Devon seaside town along the historic Jurassic coast incorporating East Devon and Dorset, and is an excellent place to visit on a cottage holiday. Seaton is famous for its narrow-gauge trams, which run alongside Seaton Estuary and the Marshes affording views of spectacular bird life from the open top carriages en route along the three-mile journey to Colyton. Alight here for a wander through the narrow streets of this lovely Devon town with its local shops and enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea before heading back.