Visitor Attractions

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh (15 miles from the cottage)

Home to a community of Benedictine monks which was first established in 1018.  In addition to impressive architecture and pleasant gardens, you will find an award winning gift shop stocked with a wide range on unusual products including the famous Buckfast Tonic Wine.

Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton (9 miles from the cottage)

The National Trust have undertaken significant conservation work to save the “Last Castle to be built in England”.  This gives a fantastic opportunity to witness the restoration work whilst exploring the Castle and enjoying the beautiful gardens.

Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell (31 miles from the cottage)

Family owned zoo set in 33 acres of woodland that inspired the Hollywood film “we bought a zoo” starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton (19 miles from the cottage)

A great way to visit Dartmouth – catch the steam train from Paignton to Kingswear and travel across the river Dart on a small ferry.  Also operates the last coal fired paddle steamer in the UK.

Go Ape, Haldon Forest, Kennford (10 miles from the cottage)

This tree-top adventure includes two 235m zip wires.

Golden Hind, Brixham Harbour (23 miles from the cottage)

Full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from Tudor times situated in the picturesque harbour of Brixham.  It’s easy to make a day of it at Brixham, why not stay for a spot of “crabbing” and an ice cream too…..

House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey (5 miles from the cottage)

A working glass and games factory which is worthy of a visit, if only to see the amazing marble runs and the giant floating marble!

Kents Cavern, Babbacombe, Torquay (18 miles from the cottage)

Prehistoric cave with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns.  Incredible stalactites and stalagmites!  Oldest human fossil found in Britain was found here.

Living Coasts Aquarium, Torquay (17 miles from the cottage)

All weather attraction located on Torquay seafront, near the harbourside.

Miniature Pony Centre, North Bovey (7 miles from the cottage)

Another great day out, especially for younger family members.  Activities include Animal Feeding, Pony Grooming, Pony Rides, Tractor Times, Meet the Pets and Pony Bedtime.  Please note that this attraction is only open from April to October.

Model Village, Babbacombe, Torquay (18 miles from the cottage)

Four acres of gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people.

Paignton Zoo, Paignton (18 miles from the cottage)

A big zoo with virtually everything.

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh (16 miles from cottage)

A fantastic day out for all the family with so many different activities such as Piggy Cuddles, Egg Collecting, Goat Milking, Falconry and much much more.  Trip Advisor has given this attraction 5 stars!.  Check website for opening times as normally closed in winter months.

South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh (14 miles from the cottage)

Steam railway running along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.  Why not visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies on the way.

Splashdown Quaywest, Paignton (19 miles from the cottage)

Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark boasts the UK’s most exciting rides mixed with some of the best English Riviera views.  The Waterpark is next to Goodrington Sands, a great beach day out for the whole family.

Trago Mills, Liverton (7 miles from the cottage)

A great day out for the whole family.  Trago Mills is a retail attraction which offers unbelievably good prices on thousands of items from clothing, sporting equipment including fishing and shooting, tools, household items – the lot.  In addition it has a great fun park for the kids, everything from boating rides, go-karting, miniature steam train etc.

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