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holiday cottages, Self catering, holiday accommodation, group accommodation, South Devon, Dartmoor, walking holidays, south Devon holiday cottagesDevon is one the best places to live – its official (Country Life). The places listed below are “suggestions” based on several years experience and feedback form our guests. Please ask if you wish to know more about any of the attractions. There are several attractions which do not need your car and make use of public transport.

Our top Ten Things to do while you are staying at Blackadon Barn Holiday Cottages in South Devon.

  1. A day on the Beach at Blackpool Sands or Mothecombe or Bigbury and visit Burgh Island.
  2. A walk from the back of the Farm on to the edge of Dartmoor.
  3. Walk from Salcombe to Bolt Head along the South West Coastal Path
  4. A day along the River Dart, by Train and Boat, Dartmouth & Totnes.
  5. A trip to East Prawle, Start Point, Torcross and Slapton Ley
  6. A drive on Dartmoor, Widecombe, Haytor, Two Bridges and Princetown
  7. Visit the Eden Project and experience the Cornish Coast
  8. A day in Plymouth National Marine Aquarium and a walk on the Hoe
  9. Surf or Body Board at Bantham
  10. An evening stroll & a meal at one the great pubs in South Devon


  • Mothecombe, Bigbury on Sea and Bantham
  • Thurlestone, South Milton and Hope Cove
  • Salcombe – North & South Sands + East Portlemouth
  • Slapton Sands & Blackpool S&s
  • Wembury
  • Torbay – Brixham, Goodington, Paignton &Torquay

National Trust Properties

  • Church House – Widecombe
  • Lydford Gorge
  • Killerton House & Gardens
  • Wheal Betsy
  • Cothele House & Gardens
  • Markers Cottage
  • Overbecks Museum & Gardens
  • Buckfast Abbey
  • Castle Drogo
  • Buckland Abbey
  • Compton House
  • Parke House
  • Colerton Fishacre Gardens
  • Finch Forge Museum
  • Saltram House
  • Elizabethan House-Plymouth
  • Indoor tennis Centre
  • Indoor Swimming pools
  • Town Trail and circular walks to explore
  • Lukelands Garden

Traffic free Cycle ways

  • Plym trail, Plympton
  • Exe Estuary Trail
  • Tarka Trail – Barnstaple
  • Granite Way – Oakhampton
  • Camel Trail – Padstowe / Liskeard

Cycle Routes

There are several cycle routes on lanes or bridleways for all levels across South Devon & Dartmoor

Sporting Activities

Golf, Surfing, Badminton, Squash, Riding, Trekking, Sailing, Canoeing, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Fishing- fly, beach, boat & course

Hashing – a local pastime ” warning – can seriously improve your health”


Canoe Tamar. Take a journey between the historic quays of Morwellham and Cotehele with a short break at the village of Calstock. Experience the delight of gliding in a silent boat in some of the most beautiful scenery in England, past steeply sloping woodland, old quays, mine chimneys, farms and boatyards.

Learn to manoeuvre your own Canadian canoe in complete safety, traveling at your speed on a gently flowing river with a qualified guide. Enjoy the river’s bird life, heron, water fowl and kingfisher, see a salmon leaping, perhaps a seal or an otter. www.canoetamar.co.uk


Comprehensive information available for all types of walks from Mark and Jacky. There are so many possibilities to suit all requirements of duration, grade & distance. There are guided walks taking pace most days across South Hams.

  • Coastal & Estuary
  • Green Lanes & Footpaths
  • Walks on Dartmoor

Interesting Towns & Villages

Plymouth Totnes Dartmouth Ashbuton
Exeter Tavistock Salcombe Princetown
Brixham Kingsbridge Modbury Widecombe
Bovey Tracey Looe Ivybridge South Brent

Local Pubs

( All offer good food ) Places to get a warm welcome

The Horse & Groom, Bittaford The Oak in South Brent
The Ship in Ugborough The Avonwick Inn at Avonwick
The George at Blackawton The Old Inn at Halwell
The Tower at Slapton The Pigs Nose at East Prawle
The Pilchard on Burgh Island The Swan & The Ship at Noss Mayo
The Royal Oak Bigbury The Mill at Avonwick
The Pack Horse South Brent

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