Surrounding Towns and Villages

Nearby towns all have their own individual characters and together with delightful gardens and stunning coastal walks or cycling routes they all make for an ideal day out. There are treasured memories to be made, every beach and town is different, many are easily accessible via public transport or more excitingly via steam train, pleasure boat, ferry or open top bus. All are enjoyed at their best at the usual pace in Devon - leisurely!

 

Babbacombe

Babbacombe and St Marychurch

 

These two small villages on the edge of town have much to offer people of all ages and provide a unique experience that is enjoyed by all. If you are looking for somewhere to discover when holidaying in the English Riviera, they offer a delightful alternative to Torquay town centre, with beautiful gardens, independent shops, a wide range of tea rooms and restaurants with stunning sea views and a number of local attractions.
 

Cockington

Cockington

 

Only a mile from Torquay seafront, the Domesday Book Village of Cockington has hardly changed through the centuries.Explore this special village, its historic manor house and the 460 acres of beautiful parkland, woodland and farmland.The Court is also home to a wide variety of skilled craftsmen and you can watch them as they work.
 

Paignton

Paignton

 

Famous for its long, sandy beaches, paddler-friendly waters and colourful bustling pier, Paignton remains a popular, traditional seaside resort.
 

Brixham

Brixham

 

The bustling town of Brixham snuggles in the southern corner of the English Riviera protected by Berry Head and looking out across Tor Bay.The colourful cottages, built for the fishermen, cover the hillsides in the quaint narrow terraces, framing the harbour and the busy shopping streets of the town centre.
 

Totnes

Totnes

 

The ancient borough of Totnes enjoys a prominent position above the River dart. The town is one of Devon's gems; full of both colour and character, that stems from a rich cultural, historical and archaeological heritage. Totnes is well known throughout South Devon for the charm of its independently owned shops and you can buy everything here from a walking stick to a didgeridoo.
 

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

 

In the middle of the rolling hills and picturesque creeks, Dartmouth has a nautical charm and a fascinating history, reflected in its architecture. Ancient narrow streets house boutique shops, art galleries & delicatessens. A cobbled market place features colourful stalls and Farmers markets supplying local produce. Why not leave the car at Villa Marina and travel to Dartmouth by boat or steam train.
 

Plymouth

Plymouth

 

The historic and vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth is where a spirited maritime heritage meets a lively cultural scene which can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year. Plymouth has the largest regional shopping centre at its heart with a wide range of independent and brand shops for all tastes. A well laid out series of shopping districts, department stores and indoor malls and markets are well served by transport and car parks leaving you free to wander on foot from area to area.
 

Exeter

Exeter

 

Exeter is a beautiful city with over 2,000 years of history and is the cultural heart of the West Country, hosting a year round programme of vibrant festivals and events. The city's compact size means all the best bits are within easy walking distance of each other, from the spectacular Cathedral to the historic quayside and the distinctive shopping quarters.