'Annacombe' lies deep in the countryside close to Totnes and the river Dart, surrounded by sea and stunning coastline to the east, south and west and Dartmoor's varied beauty to the north. Only a few minutes from the A38 (M5 extension) and the shops, cafes and restaurant's of Totnes - it's an ideal base for exploring the beaches, valleys, moors and numerous sights and attractions of south Devon.
Local Attractions 1
Relaxing in the garden, on the beach or in front of a log fire doing nothing. Wandering down to the Church House Inn in Harberton..Standing in the courtyard beneath the starriest of starry skies.
Walking - locally, along the Dart estuary, on Dartmoor, along the coastal footpath.
Totnes - Elizabethan houses, Norman castle, cream teas, second hand bookshops, cheese shop, museums, etc
Dartington - Dartington Hall Gardens, High Cross House, 'The Shops' (craft shops ++)
Cruises on Dart estuary from Totnes/Dartmouth - combine with Steam Railways:-
Paignton & Dartmouth Railway - Paignton/Kingswear
South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh/Totnes
Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh
Woodlands Leisure Park - (for exhausting children), near Dartmouth
Pennywell Farm - animals and family entertainment, Buckfastleigh
Golf / Riding/Pony Trekking / Canadian Canoe Trips / Sailing
National Trust Houses & Gardens
Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton
Buckland Abbey, Yelverton (Sir Francis Drake's)
Cothele, St Dominick, N of Saltash
Coleton Fishacre Garden, Coleton, Kingswear
Killerton House, Broadclyst, nr Exeter
English Heritage Sites
Berry Pomeroy Castle
1 Some attractions may have restricted opening times or be closed in winter
Plan days on Dartmoor walking over the moors with history from prehistoric settlements, and ancient crosses to the quarries that produced London’s kerbstones and London Bridge. Picnic beside a tor with a view or a sparkling river with a pool.
Walk the Devon South Coast footpath, discover a hidden cove or smuggler’s cave. All kinds of beaches sandy, rocky, shingly, easy and remote … and crabbing from the pontoon or habour wall.
Relax on river cruises and steam train rides, visit castles, country house and gardens, plus theme parks, zoos and farm visits for all the family.
Meander round the specialist shops, deli’s, markets and galleries of Totnes and other nearby towns.
Feeling more active? Take a canoe trip down the Dart, sail in Dartmouth or Salcombe, pony trek on the moor, and golf, fishing many other days out nearby.
Bright lights, if you are not trying to escape them, are not far - Plymouth 22miles (35 mins), Torquay 11 miles (30 mins), Exeter 31 miles (40 mins).