Our pick of the best local things to do and places to go

You’d just like to relax? Sure, go ahead, this is the perfect place for you. Soak in the stunning scenery and spot wildlife from the grounds, unwind with a book in the courtyard or snuggle up on the sofa whilst listening to your favourite music.

If you’d like to experience the best of the West country, we work with a number of local businesses to provide you with access to a number of activities. We provide our guests with more information and special offers before they visit, however here’s a taster of what’s available.

We’ll also send you our Good Stay Guide when you book. It has tons of recommendations for enjoying Dartmoor, information on the best beaches as well as food, drink and attraction suggestions. There’s a page dedicated to dogs too.

A walk (or drive) in the park

If you’d like guided walks in Dartmoor National Park, we can arrange these for you. Maps and suggested itineraries for walks and drives in and around the National Park’s 365 square miles of beauty.

Life’s a beach

Some of the best beaches in the region are within easy reach by car. Wembury is great for surfing and rock pooling. Bantham and Bigbury-on-Sea have a bit of everything. Mothecombe tends to be quieter and Blackpool Sands is surrounded by lush evergreens and pines. Burgh Island is something special and worth visiting.

Fancy a tipple?

How about making your own gin? We have special rates with Devon Gin School at Dartington. For groups, they’ll bring the UK’s only mobile distillery to the farm. We also recommend beer delivered to your cottage by the Ivybridge Brewing Company, a social enterprise project employing youngsters with learning disabilities.

Animal mad

We offer experiences to walk with our miniature donkeys on Dartmoor followed by drinks, tea, scones and sweet treats. You can also visit Lakemoor Alpacas for a private experience, exclusive for our guests.

Sporting pursuits

Wrangaton golf course is at the rear of the farm. Play 18 holes on whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and Dartmoor’s flora and fauna. We have a special day pass deal with McCaulay’s, the largest health club in the area with gym, group classes and 25m indoor swimming pool.

A bite to eat

Meals can be prepared by Dartmoor Larder. The UK’s largest veg box supplier has a kitchen a few miles away. The Horse & Groom local pub and Moorland Cafe at Wrangaton golf club can satisfy any appetite. Devonshire Cream Tea? A local farm is the biggest producer of clotted cream in Devon and we can get some in for you.

Culture vultures

We’re surrounded by National Trust properties. The famous Buckfast Abbey is also close by, as is the village of Dartington, made famous by its glass works. Take a step back in time on a steam train ride through the Devon countryside or boat ride along the River Dart.

City slickers

If you’re missing the city, then take a trip to Exeter. It’s a cathedral city, dating back to roman times. There’s lots of stuff to see and plenty for shop-a-holics. Another option is to head to Plymouth. Aye, aye Captain, there is plenty of naval history to explore. If you like the theatre, then there’s usually a West End show at the Theatre Royal.

“A great base for exploring Dartmoor and the South Devon coast.”