South Devon’s villages, along with our unspoilt coastline and the natural beauty of our countryside, play a large part in making our region special.
Some of these, like Loddiswell and Stoke Fleming for example, make excellent starting points for coastal or inland walks. Others, including Dittisham, East Allington and South Pool, are home to cosy traditional pubs, serving homemade food that pulls in visitors from all over the region.
Several South Devon villages also have fascinating histories to tell, such as Dartington – home to the Elmhirsts’ world-famous “Dartington experiment” – and Hallsands, the lower part of which was lost to the sea after a great storm in 1917.
To celebrate our favourite villages in South Devon, we’ve created an ongoing series of articles. You can already find out more about the following villages, and more guides will be added throughout the year:
The quiet village of East Allington, deep in the South Hams countryside, is where you’ll find the excellent Fortescue Arms pub.
With a couple of nice pubs, a walking trail to Start Bay and pretty, leafy surroundings, Stokenham offers a scenic place to stop on the coastal road from Kingsbridge.
A waypoint on the South West Coast Path between Dartmouth and Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming provides stunning coastal views and a pub to refuel thirsty hikers.
Tranquil South Devon spots for relaxing breaks
Coast & Country Cottages offers around 400 self-catering holiday homes suitable for all tastes and requirements, all within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
As well as a wide range of properties in the popular holiday destinations of Salcombe and Dartmouth, we have a variety of holiday homes in stunning locations in:
Explore our portfolio of ‘country escapes’ or see the full range of our South Devon properties here.