Local Attractions

The Local Area

Dartmoor.  Purple, heather-clad moorland, wide-open landscapes, rushing rivers and obscure stone tors shape the landscape of Dartmoor. But that is just one small part of a big picture. There are rolling valleys, bogs and wetland, waterfalls and well-trodden paths, ancient, eery forests and lonely ruins. Sometimes ominous, challenging, extreme, sometimes welcoming, heartwarming; always breathtaking, always changing, the landscape of Dartmoor is alive in every sense of the word.

 

Modbury is a delightful town in  South Hams, close to the South Devon coastline, surrounded by rolling hills, wooded glades and winding country lanes, where visitors will find a cluster of independent shops, cafes and locally produced Devon food and drink. Local farms sell fresh local produce, as well as a local vineyard and a chocolate maker. The closest local garage and shop at  California Cross, about 2 miles away. 

 

The local area is blessed with excellent pubs, particularly The Ship Inn in Ugborough and the Royal Oak in Bigbury, which are our favourite places to eat.

 

Activities. There are lovely sandy beaches at  Bigbury-on-Sea, just 3 miles to the south. Other good beaches include  Mothecombe, Bantham, Thurlestone and Challaborough Bay, which are all popular with families,  offering a range of water sports in the summer and surfing and sea kayaking continues throughout the year. Horse riding is available locally and, for golfers, there are two good golf clubs nearby. There is excellent fly fishing and coarse fishing available in the area. There is much to do and see in this area, with something to suit family members of all ages. Alternatively,  guests will be pleased to simply just stay put at Coombe Barns and enjoy a  totally relaxing holiday spending quality time together as a family.

LINKS TO LOCAL AREA WEBSITES

Here are some links to local area tourist and activities websites:

Cool Places - Ideas about where to eat and drink, shop, and where to go and what to do: 

www.coolplaces.co.uk/guides/uk/england/devon/22-south-hams

Ideas for exploring South Hams and for buying tickets to local attractions:

www.discoversouthhams.net

Pubs, Restaurants and takeaways:

www.eatoutdevon.com/restaurants/pub-grub

Attractions, Sport & Leisure, Local History:

www.southhams24.co.uk

Ideas for Walks in the Local Area:

www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/explore/walks/P30

Surfing Gear and Equipment Hire: 

www.trioceansurf.co.uk

Kayak Hire and Equipment

www.kayaksandpaddles.co.uk/index.htm

Sea Kayak Hire and Dinghy Hire:

www.southsandssailing.co.uk

Lance & Caroline Whitehead

Hidden Valley Holidays

Calancombe Estate

Modbury

Devon

PL21 0TU

Tel: +44 (0)1548 830707

Mob: +44 (0)7967 182534

Email: lance@hidden-valley-holidays.co.uk

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COOMBE FARM LISTED IN THE TIMES TOP 50 PLACES TO RENT IN UK - 2015

  

COOMBE FARMHOUSE AWARDED 5-STAR PLATINUM RATING BY BLUE CHIP HOLIDAYS 2014, 2015 & 2016

  

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