Explore the pretty villages of South Devon


Overview

Discover charming seaside hamlets and quaint villages with cobbled streets, chocolate box cottages and traditional pubs – there are several places near Totnes waiting to be explored.


ROUTE 1

Ashprington
A very attractive, unified village with grey stone cottages, 15th-century church and local pub.

Tuckenhay
Once an important industrial village, now a delightful waterside retreat with two inns.

Cornworthy
Set amidst rolling hills on the way to Dittisham, it’s home to the ruins of a delightful Medieval nunnery.

Stoke Gabriel
A popular village on the River Dart. Traditionally known for its salmon fishery and apple orchards. Also known as a ‘crabbing’ hotspot.

Dittisham
A wonderful picturesque village with steep narrow streets winding high above the River Dart. dittisham.org.uk


ROUTE 2

Harberton
Classic Devon village with a mix of newer homes alongside the old church and pub. harbertondevon.co.uk

Harbertonford
Once a mill village, it has a traditional post office and a pleasant riverside area. harbertonford.org

Halwell
Between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, with an inn by the church and an ancient hill fort.


ROUTE 3

Dartington
Just north of Totnes town and best known for its association with nearby Dartington Hall.

Staverton
Riverside walks by the Dart, a renowned Inn and the often filmed picturesque steam railway station.

Broadhempston
Lying deep in the countryside with an interesting church and lively pubs. broadhempston.com

Littlehempston
Situated deep in a valley, with fl owing streams, pretty stone cottages and two local pubs.



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the bowie gallery is a well-established art gallery in Totnes, having shown a good range of contemporary art since 2008. Situated in the High street, a stone’s throw from the market place, you will find paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery, mostly from artists who have a strong connection with the South West, as well as often national and international profiles. These include Michael Honnor, Lucianne Lassalle, Thorie Hinds, James Stewart, Rosie Sanders and Sarah Gillespie. The gallery also shows a collection of chairs, under the banner arseart! www.arseart.com. Most works are available to purchase under the arts council supported OWNart scheme – interest-free over 10 months. Open TUESDAY – SATURDAY 10-4 and Mondays by appointment, this little gallery is well worth a visit.