Susan & David Howard
Charming self catering holiday cottage in West Devon
 
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Passion Flower Cottage - Local Attractions
 

We are situated in a great location for exploring both Devon and Cornwall...
The rugged moorland scenery of Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and Exmoor or the beautiful and varied coastlines of the North and South coasts are all within easy reach.
No matter what time of year you visit, this beautiful area of the country has so much to offer:

Dartmoor - Nr. Lydford
 
Trebarwith - Nr. Tintagel
Dartmoor - Nr. Lydford
 
North coast - Nr. Tintagel

Places of Interest: A small selection...

Inland; Approximate mileage:

  • Tavistock (8 miles from Dippertown) - Picturesque market town with and selling local produce..
  • (10 miles from Dippertown) - An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre based around the historic port and mine workings on the River Tamar.
  • (8 miles from Dippertown) - The Ancient Capital of and acknowledged gateway to Cornwall. Historic castle and steam railway.
  • (10 miles from Dippertown) - Historic Okehampton castle, , .
  • Honiton (50 miles from Dippertown) - Charming East Devon market town renowned for lace and antiques.
  • (40 miles from Dippertown) - One of the world's largest plant conservatories (a must visit..).
  • (49 miles from Dippertown) - world-renowned restored productive gardens and pleasure grounds.
  • (6 miles from Dippertown) - Watersports, fishing and scenic walks at nearby Roadford lake. Located on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston with over 730 acres of water, Roadford is the largest inland water in the South West.
  • (7 miles from Dippertown) - The deepest gorge in south-west England. Stretches a distance of about 1.5 miles from the spectacular 'Devil's Cauldron' whirlpool at the bridge end to the very fine 30-metres-tall 'White Lady Waterfall' at the other end.   There are excellent beautiful walks from one end of the Gorge to the other.
Gardens of Heligan
 
The harbour at Padstow
Gardens of Heligan
 
The harbour at Padstow

North Coast:

  • (29 miles from Dippertown) - With its spectacular location on one of England's most dramatic coastlines, Tintagel is an awe-inspiring and romantic spot, a place of legends.
  • (38 miles from Dippertown) - Nestling alongside the River Torridge, Bideford is more than a resort. It is a market town and a port, too, with an active fishing industry.
  • (42 miles from Dippertown) - Peaceful Harbour Cove with lovely sandy beach and fabulous views of the Camel Estuary.
  • Bude (33 miles from Dippertown) - Bude on the North Cornwall Coast is a charming little resort town. Its beaches are great for the family, as well as for the surfers amongst you.
  • Newquay (49 miles from Dippertown) - Newquay is the capital of England's surfing scene with 11 beaches stretching over seven miles of golden sand.
  • (41 miles from Dippertown) - Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is a picturesque fishing village. The single cobbled high street winds its way down the hillside through traditional whitewashed cottages festooned with fuchsias and geraniums.
  • (62 miles from Dippertown) - Sitting snugly amongst the rugged cliffs of the majestic Atlantic coast Ilfracombe is one of North Devon's leading resorts.
  • Saunton Sands (56 miles from Dippertown) - Saunton Sands is one of Devon's most memorable beaches - an impressive expanse of flat sand stretching for three miles and backed by massive sand dunes.
  • Lynton and Lynmouth (67 miles from Dippertown) - Lynmouth is wedged between a steep cliff and the ocean on North Devon's coast, while Lynton looks down from the 500ft high clifftop . You can travel between the two via the breathtaking . One mile to the west is the Valley of the Rocks, a natural gorge between two ridges of hills.
Tintagel
 
Widemouth Bay - near Bude
View towards Tintagel Castle
 
Widemouth Bay- Nr. Bude

South Coast:

  • Torquay (53 miles from Dippertown) - Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. Yet within minutes of the town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or water.
  • (25 miles from Dippertown) - As the regional capital of Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth is an extra-ordinary blend of vibrant modern city and historic seafaring port. The old Barbican area is an essential first port of call for your visit. Where Drake and Raleigh once weighed anchor, today you can find a bustling community of specialist shops and restaurants.
  • Brixham (56 miles from Dippertown) - Life in Brixham centres on the harbour and the bustle of one of Britain's busiest fishing ports. There are a few beaches and you can walk all the way around the coast to find a cove to suit you.
  • Looe Harbour (34 miles from Dippertown) - The harbour quay has traditionally been the focus of attention in Looe. it still makes a busy and colourful scene when the fishing boats come back to harbour to unload their catches.
  • Polperro Village (38 miles from Dippertown) - Polperro is a picture book village with narrow, winding streets, cottages perched on steep slopes overlooking a tiny harbour.
  • Fowey (40 miles from Dippertown) - Fowey is a sheltered working port. A busy place, with a harbour full of pleasure craft in the summer. The town itself clings to the hill side. It is full of character having many narrow meandering streets to explore.
  • Dartmouth (60 miles from Dippertown) - The deepwater port of dartmouth is one of Devons leading attractions. Dartmouth is set in a picturebook location on the river Dart, with steep wooded hillsides on either side. The cobbled Bayards cove has changed little since the 17th century when the Pilgrim Fathers stopped off en-route to the New World.
Polperro
 
Dartmouth Castle
Polperro Harbour
 
Dartmouth castle

Localish watering Holes..
This list is by no means exhaustive but includes some of my favourites!

  • The Harris Arms on the old A30 (1.5 miles from Dippertown) - Friendly local pub with good food, beer and extensive wine list.
  • The Royal Exchange on the old A30 (1.5 miles from Dippertown) - Local restaurant with good food and wine.
  • The Castle inn Lydford (6.5 miles from Dippertown) - Atmospheric village pub with great food, beer and wine. Featured in Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', the Castle Inn lies on the western slopes of Dartmoor . Built in 1550, its plain pink exterior offers no clue as to what awaits you inside. Slate floors, stone walls and low bowed ceilings house a superb collection of high backed settles and curios from every era.
  • Bearslake Inn near Bridestowe on the A386 (6.5 miles from Dippertown) - 13th century thatched pub (supposedly haunted!) with restaurant and big beer garden. Good food and beer.
  • Elephant's Nest Inn, Horndon, Mary Tavy, off the A386 (11 miles from Dippertown) - Great pub in a lovely location with pleasant beer garden. Good food and beer.
  • The Peter Tavy Inn, Peter Tavy, off the A386 (13 miles from Dippertown) - Rural pub with good atmosphere. Good food, beer and wine.
 
 
   
 
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