The Shops at Dartington, set within the grounds of the Dartington Estate, is rich with history and remains as popular now as it has ever been. With a selection of 15 shops and restaurants, there’s good reason why this one-stop shopping village has been a much-loved family destination for over four decades.
Here, you’ll find a vibrant food hall dedicated to regional food and drink, a kitchen shop for the latest gadgets, inspiring objets d’art crafts to include a wool shop, Dartington handmade crystal and glassware, a gallery, fashion beauty gallery, a treasure trove of toys and games, and two tempting cafes spilling out onto the pedestrianised pavement and garden.
The Devon Gin School located in the Food Shop, not only makes Elmhirst Gin for The Shops at Dartington, but also offers bookable sessions to make your own bespoke bottle of gin See website for details.
Book a pottery class for a hands-on experience or check out the calendar of family events. With plenty of parking available, there is something for everyone.
While you’re here, the Dartington Estate is a lively day-out for kids and adults alike with beautiful gardens, the historic Deer Park, an all-natural wild play area, a range of bookable workshops, not to mention picturesque walks across the estate.
Open 7 days a week - Monday - Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm and Sundays 10am-5pm.
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Conker is proud to offer footwear that’s not only beautifully crafted, but made with comfort and sustainability in mind. From its friendly shoe fitters to its highly skilled cordwainers, Conker’s staff keep their eye on detail to ensure you get the best fit possible. British craftsmanship is at the heart of Conker; it uses high-quality leather uppers and a selection of soling options, including Zero Rise and hand-makes its shoes just behind its High Street shop using traditional methods.
Because of Conker’s made-to-order practice, your shoes can be as classic or creative as you can imagine with the company’s range of over 50 leathers.
Check out Conker’s website gallery or Instagram for inspiration. The company’s customer sizing notes are kept on file so it’s easy to reorder favourite styles as well as new ones.
Conker prides itself in making long-lasting, comfortable and sustainable footwear, which can be resoled and repaired when the time comes, significantly extending their life and reducing your footprint on the planet.
In addition to shoes, Conker also makes belts, bags and other leather accessories, which can also be made to order, and offer a range of ethically sourced Fair Trade clothing. Come into the Conker shop to see all the lovely things available, but if you’re unable to, there are many options online. Conker can even send leather samples to you so you can get a little bit of that Conker feel at home.
You can also find us on Instagram and watch a short video of the production process click www.vimeo.com website.
The independent shops and markets in Totnes are pivotal to the town and have a reputation as some of the best and most unusual in Devon.
The general market takes place on Friday and Saturday throughout the year and is held on the Civic Square, just off High Street in the centre of the town. Here you can buy anything from vintage boxes to fresh fish from a fishmonger.
Every fourth Friday of the month there is a new indoor market at the Civic Hall, Totnes with a collection of interesting and exciting stalls selling a variety of handmade products. Shelter from the elements and find delicious food to take away, arts & crafts, special gifts and much more. Open to visitors from 9 am – 4 pm.
One of the best places to try the delicious delights of what Totnes and the surrounding area has to offer is at the Totnes Good Food Sunday Market. Held on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the year, this award winning market has a reputation for offering a wide range of quality produce from dozens of local producers.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty souvenir to take home or a unique gift, there’s plenty to keep your taste buds happy. There is no better place to talk food, taste food and buy food