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Your Essential Guide to South Devon

South Devon is a beautiful destination to book your holiday home, surrounded by stunning beaches and lovely countryside. If you are looking for great ideas on what to so whilst on holiday in Salcombe or Dartmouth, then read our definitive South Devon tourist guide blog for ideas on great activities, destinations and South Devon days out. Coast and Country Cottages look forward to welcoming you!

Local Dartmouth restaurants The Seahorse and RockFish receive top accolades

Run by local celebrity chefs Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse, The Seahorse is one of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in the historic maritime town of Dartmouth. Indeed last week the popular eatery famed for its locally caught seafood, was voted Best Restaurant in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. The award is voted for by […]

Summer Activities in South Devon

South Devon has something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of our suggestions of things to do during your holiday in the area this Summer. On the Water South Devon is renowned for its stunning coastline, beautiful waters and warmer climate. With fabulous beaches and coves, perfect for surfing, swimming and sailing the area […]

Win a signed copy of the fantastic new book by Mitch Tonks

  Fish is the ultimate fast food.  Healthy, easy to prepare and quick to cook, it is ideal in our modern busy lives.  But which fish to choose and how do you cook it? In ‘Fish Easy’, one of the UK’s leading seafood chefs, Mitch Tonks, offers 100 simple recipes that can be prepared in […]

Wine Supper Night at The Seahorse

  The fascinating town of Dartmouth is fast becoming renowned as one of the top foodie hot spots in the country. Situated on the bank of the River Dart in picturesque South Devon, visitors to the town can expect delicious fresh seafood caught off the Start Bay coastline and fabulous organic meat, fruit and vegetables […]

Planning your holiday in South Devon

The children have all broken up from school now, meaning Summer has officially begun! For those holidaying in South Devon this July and August, there’s a fantastic range of things to do. This popular holiday destination is perfect for a family with children of all ages. For those people unsure about what to do during […]

The South Devon Crab Festival

Next month the South Devon Crab Festival is coming to the South Hams from 1st-7th August. The historic maritime town of Dartmouth is the perfect venue for this exciting new event.  Situated on the edge of the River Dart and minutes from the stunning South Devon coastline, you will find some of the most delicious […]

New Fish and Chips Take-Away for Dartmouth!

The historic maritime town of Dartmouth is the perfect holiday destination for food lovers. Situated on the Start Bay coastline, visitors to the town can expect delicious, freshly caught fish and seafood, straight from the sea. Dartmouth offers an abundance of popular eateries, including Mitch Tonks’ and Mat Prowse’s award winning restaurants The Seahorse and […]


How does your typical day start and finish in the restaurant? A coffee with team at around 9am and a talk – about the day, what’s coming up, who’s coming in and how many and the menu for the day plus any feedback from previous nights service. I’ll finish up with a cold beer and […]

New family friendly seafood and chips restaurant opens in Dartmouth

Dartmouth already has a reputation for its great choice of places to eat, with well known chefs in several of the town’s restaurants, serving locally caught fish and seafood. Now an exciting new family seafood restaurant dedicated to the great British favourite of fish and chips is set to open its doors on Monday 21st […]

Visit South Devon Crab Campaign Launch

The ‘Have a cracking time in South Devon’ campaign was launched today, 9th June 2010,  in Dartmouth to encourage visitors across the UK to come to South Devon to enjoy one of the most delicious yet undervalued great natural local resources, South Devon crab. Mitch Tonks launched the campaign with Visit South Devon from his […]