Delve into Devon
Devon as a county is spectacular, meandering with beauty and teeming with tradition. Countryside galore offers a walkers paradise, or drive down pretty lanes lined with hedge rows which take you on little adventures. Country pubs, artist trails and National Trust Properties are all to be explored. As are the clean beautiful rivers and bustling harbors such as Dartmouth, Salcombe and The Yelm. In Devon you can be hiking on top of a granite Tor in the morning, and exploring the coastline in a canoe in the afternoon!
Dartmoor National Park is quite simply put- Spectacular! The park offers 350 square miles of protected moorland, granite tors, clean beautiful rivers and historic sights. There is wildlife at every turn, in spring the Skylarks are out singing the anthem of spring time on the moors, soon to be joined by the moorlands cuckoo’s. For the very lucky visitor, you may even see an otter. Wild flowers grow on the moor and in the valleys, violets, wild orchards and sundews to name only a few. The bronze age stone circles, hut circles, cairns and cists insight wonder, and even more so do the spectacular stone rows and standing stones believed to date as far back as the Neolithic era.
Dartmoor offers a wonderful place to enjoy horse riding, cycling, rock climbing, hiking, wild swimming and much more. Visit quaint villages, traditional pubs and local shops in the market towns.
Dartmoor offers a feast for the eyes and an abundance of fresh air for the lungs. And at the end of a day exploring, find a cozy spot by the fire, and sleep well in a place so peaceful the only disruption to the quietness is that of the owls outside, and the light outside is that of the moon and stars.
Explore the West
Devon and Cornwall have so much to offer! The wilds Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon, surrounded by lush countryside, quaint villages, beautiful rivers and beaches. Exeter offers many attractions such as the cathedral and Plymouth dock yards and aquarium are well worth a visit. Beyond Devon, Cornwall offers The Eden Project, the renowned surfing beaches of the north coast and the traditional fishing villages of the south coast, with Bobmin Moor at its heart- all within a day trip from the cottage.