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Local Area and Links

There are a selection of activities and things to do in the local area, here are just a few of our favourites.

Things to do, places to go, restaurants to visit and sites to see, all to enhance your stay.

Shaldon - This is the local village, a small picturesque coastal village only a short walk from the Farm. Wander the narrow streets, visit the smugglers cove beach, play a round of pitch and putt or have a bite to eat in one of the many pubs. Make sure you make use of our village butchers and bakers while you are here. or

Dartmoor - Enjoy a gentle stroll or an adventurous hike across the Dartmoor National Park. Also offers horse riding along with beautiful rural pubs. Hay Tor is a favourite for the family - with its visitor centre and regular ice cream van!

Shilston Rocks Horse Riding Centre – what better way to explore Dartmoor than on horse-back.

South West Coastal Path - Shaldon is on the South West Coastal Path, a 630 mile journey with beautiful views, allowing walkers to pickup and enjoy any part of the route.

Exeter - The nearest City, 15 miles from the farm. The beautiful Cathedral sits within ancient buildings and a great selection of shops. With a pleasant buzz and a lovely City to wander around.

Dawlish - A small town a few miles along the coast, one of the few places you will see black swans! Along with Dawlish Warren offering large, sandy beaches.

Eden Project - In the neighbouring county of Cornwall is the Eden Project, visit an indoor plethora of flowers, trees, butterflies, all in giant enclosures replicating the jungle, a real experience.

Old Walls Vineyard - Bishopsteignton offers a local vineyard offering excellent wine, tea room, tours and more. 


Reach Outdoors – local outdoor activity company, great for groups.


Haldon Forest Park, Exeter – something for everyone with Forest walks, Cycle trails, Go-Ape and Segway trails.


Newton Abbot Racecourse - always a great day out for all age groups.


Exeter Racecourse – an excellent atmosphere for a day out.


Crealy Great Adventure Park, Exeter – a great day out for the kids and only a 30 minute drive away.


Paignton Zoo – a great day out for the whole family.


Stuart Line Cruises - River Cruises on the River Exe and along the Jurassic Coast including the towns of Exmouth, Topsham, Dawlish, Torquay, Brixham and Sidmouth in Devon. We sail throughout the year and our vessels are available for Private Hire for events such as wedding receptions, birthdays and parties.

Coombe Cellars - One of our favourite places to eat, less than a mile from the Farm and on the river with great views.

Visit South Devon: a great site for looking at local events to find out what’s on and where.

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