Attractions Close to our Lodges in Devon
Andrews Wood Nature Reserve
TQ7 4EA 4 minutes by car from our lodges.
Close to California Cross and just behind Moor View lodges. This quiet spot is nationally renowned for one very rare species of flower as well as nesting Nuthatches, Blue Tits, Brown Bats, and Dormice. Excellent, meandering, quiet walks. There is a footpath leading through the Devon woodland with a boardwalk to take visitors through the wetter parts, and the path twists and turns around trees and over their roots, along ancient hedge banks and across small streams.
Cockworthy Museum, Kingsbridge Devon
TQ7 1AW 15 minutes by car from our lodges.
Discover the story of the Devon town of Kingsbridge, on show is a collection of photographs from the 1870s to the present day or visit to our Heritage Resource Centre for personal research and access to our archives and local records. Photograph © Jon Arnold
Dartmoor Prison Museum
PL20 6RR 50 minutes by car from our lodges.
Get an insight into prison life over the last two centuries and discover for yourself the fascinating history of one of England’s most famous prisons, from prisoner of war depot, a detention centre for prisoners captured during the American civil war, to the present day, category C prison.
Hope Cove, Kingsbridge Devon
TQ7 3HW 24 minutes by car from our lodges.
A traditional, unspoiled Devon fishing village with a sheltered, sandy beach in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to our lodges in Devon. The beach is backed by rocky cliffs and the villages of Inner and Outer Hope. A couple of small shops and a choice of places to eat close by with a view out to sea. Hope Cove has recently been shown on BBC1’s drama ‘The Coroner‘. Hope Cove also has its very own independent lifeboat.
Overbecks Gardens, Salcombe Devon
TQ8 8LW 32 minutes by car from our lodges.
Overbecks was the seaside home of inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck. His gardens and house are perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe, with glorious views over the estuary and coast.
This lovely house and garden were used as a rehabilitation hospital for wounded soldiers returning from the First World War. Overbeck’s also served as quarters for American troops preparing for the D-Day invasion.
PL4 0LF 35 minutes by car from our lodges.
Built on reclaimed land, situated just 35 minutes from our lodges in Devon, The National Marine Aquarium is the UK’s largest Aquarium, visitors are guided through a journey of discovery and learning to further understand their connection to the marine environment.
PL1 2NY 47 minutes by car from our lodges.
Plymouth the Devon port where Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls before engaging the Spanish Armada enjoys views of Plymouth Sound, Drake’s Island and the deer park on the Mount Edgecumbe Estate the departure point of the Pilgrim Fathers aboard the Mayflower at the start of their journey to the ‘New World’.
Salcombe Maritime Museum
TQ8 8DE 25 minutes by car from our lodges.
A treasure trove of models, paintings, photographs and artefacts which tell the story of Salcombe’s links with ships and the sea from ancient times to the Second World War.
South Devon Railway
TQ11 0DZ 16 minutes by car from our lodges.
The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south-west. The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven-mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning Devon valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes
Start Point Lighthouse
TQ7 2ET 42 minutes by car from our lodges.
Start Point lighthouse was built in 1836 to protect shipping off Start Point in south Devon, England. The grade II listed building Open to the public in summer months, when guided tours are available.
Woodlands Theme Park
TQ9 7DQ 19 minutes by car from our lodges.
Woodlands Park is the largest Family Theme Park in Devon, Rides and attractions, indoor and outdoor play, plus a zoo/farm with meerkats and falconry displays.
TQ7 3AN 22 minutes by car from our lodges.
Nestling deep in the South Hams at the mouth of the little known river Avon, Bantham beach is one of Devon’s premier beaches. Within easy driving distance of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Bantham Beach has been named number 6 in The Lonely Planet’s 2015 guide to the 10 best beaches in Europe – the only English beach on the list.
TQ7 4AZ 24 minutes by car from our lodges.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters, Bigbury’s most famous landmark is Burgh Island, which overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide when the waters reveal a causeway that links it to the beach. However, when the tide is in you can still reach the island by hitching a ride on the unique ‘sea tractor’.
South Sands Beach
TQ8 8LH 32 minutes by car from our lodges.
South Sands in Salcombe is one of the most unspoilt beaches in South Devon. It’s located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the mouth of the estuary.
TQ7 3HW 24 minutes by car from our lodges.
A traditional, unspoilt fishing village with a sheltered, sandy beach in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach is backed by rocky cliffs and the villages of Inner and Outer Hope. A couple of small shops and a choice of places to eat close by with a view out to sea. Hope Cove has recently been shown on BBC1’s drama ‘The Coroner‘. Hope Cove also has its very own independent lifeboat.
TQ7 3JS 24 minutes by car from our lodges.
Thurlestone is made up of two main beaches – the smaller one is next to the Golf Club while the larger beach is slightly further along the coast towards South Milton. Both beaches are sheltered with shallow waters.
PL8 1LD 27 minutes by car from our lodges.
A sandy beach situated within the Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located next to the River Erme, the beach joins up with Mothecombe at low tide.
South Devon Towns
32 minutes by car from our lodges.
Narrow Devon streets and ancient buildings bear witness to a long if not always glorious history, which saw the town develop from a fishing port in the early middle ages to a base for smugglers and pirates. The mild South Devon climate makes Dartmouth a year-round resort – often with excellent weather in February and March and golden autumn days in October and November.
15 minutes by car from our lodges.
A busy estuary town close to our Devon lodges, delightful shops, popular farmers market, and excellent Leisure Centre. Stroll along the quayside or take a river cruise – a popular trip to Salcombe.
12 minutes by car from our lodges.
This historic Devon town is the site of one of the civil war battles, home of Walter Raleigh’s family and the Stetson’s of large hat fame. It offers a number of independent small shops including a butcher, baker, delicatessen, art galleries, antique shops, pubs, restaurants, old-fashioned ironmonger and hardware, organic grocer, pharmacy and post office.
25 minutes by car from our lodges.
The Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls before engaging the Spanish Armada enjoys views of Plymouth Sound, Drake’s Island and the deer park on the Mount Edgecumbe Estate The Barbican departure point of the Pilgrim Fathers aboard the Mayflower at the start of their journey to the ‘New World’
26 minutes by car from our lodges.
At the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, sheltered from the open sea and surrounded by countryside steeped in history and character.
Spend time exploring the small specialist shops, the old and quaint buildings, the interesting alleyways or take a passenger ferry to the sandy beaches at East Portlemouth or North Sands.
PL8 1LD 27 minutes by car from our lodges.
Said be many to be the second oldest borough in England, its Elizabethan heritage is wonderful back-drop to the Tuesday morning summer market where the local dress in period costumes. Much to be discovered in this unusual town including its ancient castle.
Sports and Activities Close to our lodges in Devon
We have a range of spectacular cycle trails near our lodges in Devon, which are suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Click the above image and you’ll find a description of our Devon cycle trails with links to maps and further information.
TQ8 8AL 25 minutes by car from our lodges.
Phoenix Charters provides sea fishing out of beautiful Salcombe in South Devon, A variety of charters, for small or large parties and from mackerel to shark fishing;
Bigbury Golf Club TQ7 4BB 21 minutes by car from our lodges.
People who visit this famously friendly, cliff-top golf course near Kingsbridge in Devon will never forget the experience. Whats more, Moor View lodges is an ideal location for golfing holidays.
TQ7 4AR 16 minutes by car from our lodges.
The Devon based Discovery Surf School provides professional coaching for all ages and abilities with an emphasis on safe, high quality tuition in small groups. They even guarantee you’ll be up and riding in your first lesson!