The pretty seaside town of Dawlish is famous for the black swans that live amongst other waterfowl on the brook which flows through the town.
Very much a traditional seaside town, the sandy beach is backed by shops, cafes and amusements.
At neighbouring Dawlish Warren you'll find miles of Blue Flag beach backed by sand dunes and a nature reserve with meadows and freshwater ponds.
The reserve attracts huge numbers of migratory birds and is a magnet for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Cyclists and walkers can follow the scenic route from Dawlish to Exeter, which runs alongside the Exeter Canal and the River Exe.
A ferry from nearby Starcross takes passengers with or without bikes across the estuary to Exmouth where you can join the Exe Estuary Trail.
Within 30 minutes’ drive of Exeter, Torbay and the Dartmoor National Park, this really is the perfect base from which to explore this diverse part of South Devon.
Just outside of Dawlish, just off the A379 and along a private drive leading to a small, family-run campsite is The Roost, an attractive detached cottage with its own private, enclosed garden.
The sunlit ground floor living space is open plan, with a handsome beamed ceiling and glazed doors to the garden.
On the first floor the double bedroom is open to the stairs, creating a lofty spacious sleeping area.
About the location
Chatsworth 1 mile; Bakewell 5 miles.
The pretty village of Baslow lies at the north end of stately Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The village has many unusual and picturesque features including a triple-arched river bridge guarded by a toll house whose doorway is only 3 1/2 feet high! Baslow offers a range of village amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by is Bakewell, the capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. Bakewell is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and with Alton Towers also within easy touring distance, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
Note: Babies and children from 2 year(s) to 18 year(s) not allowed Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £10.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.