Find out about every hidden gem and sight worth seeing during your stay with usNethway Farm is hidden away, yet so close to all the major attractions this area has to offer. There's so much to see and do that it can be tough to know where to start, but you'll be guaranteed a good time whatever you decide to do.
South West Coastal PathThe South West Coastal Path is the longest National Trail in the UK, and boasts the most spectacular views! Less than a mile away and with so many different routes to take, it's definitely a walk you'll want to do during your stay! Photo taken from the South West Coast Path website.
Coleton FishacreColeton Fishacre is a 1920s country house with beautiful gardens that look out to a gorgeous sea view. Dogs are very welcome here when on a lead, and there's plenty of water bowls around for thirsty pooches to use! There's easy access to the South West Coastal Path too, so you can branch off on a longer walk whilst your there. Photo courtesy of the National Trust.
Waterhead CreekOnly a few miles away is Waterhead Creek; a very picturesque circular walk of up to 3 miles. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the river Dart and stretch your legs through the woodland with your dog.
Dartmouth Steam RailwayWe suggest you drive to Paignton and catch the steam train to Kingswear, through the countryside and past hidden coves! When you arrive in Kingswear jump on the ferry to Dartmouth and enjoy the historic town for a few hours before heading back on the train to Paignton. You could also stop at Agatha Christie's house at Greenway, half way during the journey. Photo taken from the Torquay - A Local Guide website.
Mansands BeachMansands is a dog-friendly beach only a stone's throw from us! It's perfect for letting your dog off the lead and stretching your legs. It's also a great site for rockpooling, picnics and more.
Dartmouth CastleDartmouth castle is located right on the Dart Estuary and offers stunning views out to sea. there's plenty to do inside and outside of the castle, and it's also right next to the South West Coastal Path which makes it a perfect pitstop whilst exploring the coast.
Berry Head Nature ReserveIf you're looking to do some wildlife spotting, there's few places in the south west better than Berry Head Nature Reserve. There's plenty of coastal walks to enjoy nearby, and the award-winning Guardhouse Café is worth a visit too.
Greenway GardensTake a glimpse into the holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books. Outside you can explore the large and romantic woodland garden, with a restored vinery, wild edges and rare plantings, which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. Photo taken from the National Trust website.
Paignton ZooWow! A day visit that is well worth it. Great viewing and spacious enclosures. Meet the giraffes and walk through the monkey enclosure, an experience you won’t forget! Take a picnic and enjoy the gardens within the zoo. Also plenty of areas for children to run and play to wear themselves out. Photo taken from the Paignton Zoo website.
Splashdown water parkOn the edge of Goodrington Sands beach and is perfect for the warmer summer day! Water slides of all types to keep those in need of an adrenaline fix entertained. Photo taken from the Splashdown website.
Woodlands Adventure ParkFun, fun, fun! A full day of entertainment. From a massive indoor play area, to crazy golf and waterslides. Once you have paid your entry everything else is included, apart from food. We suggest you take a picnic and sit in the grounds to recharge so you escape the long queues at the food kiosks. Take a change of clothes in the summer when the water slides are open, you will get splashed. There are height restrictions for some rides, especially for these under 90cm, but plenty of things to keep the little ones entertained. Photo taken from the Visit South Devon website.
Sharpham WinerySharpham Winery produces classic English wines and award-winning hand made cheese. There's plenty of tours and trails to be part of, so definitely not one to miss! They welcome well-behaved dogs as long as they are on a lead. Photo taken from the Sharpham Winery website.
Babbacombe Cliff RailwayStep back in time and board the Victorian cliff train down to Babbacombe Beach. A great beach for building sand castles. There is also a cafe if you get a bit hungry. The cliff railway is within walking distance of Babbacombe Model Village, so a good day trip. Photo taken from the Babbacombe Cliff Railway website.
Kent's CavernsBook onto a tour and step back into a hidden history. In a surprising location you find the homes of ancient humans and explore the labyrinth of hidden caves containing stalagmites and stalactites. Half a day trip suitable for the whole family. Photo taken from the Kent's Caverns website
Babbacombe Model Village and GardensSince the village opened in 1963 the park has continued to expand the number of features on display. The village portrays English life and culture over the last 6 decades and is sure to bring to life those childhood memories! Feel like a giant at the model village as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people. Photo taken from the Babbacombe Model Village website.
China Blue PotteryEnjoy a couple of hours or so costuming your chosen pottery. Paints and aprons are supplied! They will then fire them and post them to you if necessary. A great wet weather activity and something to treasure and remember your holiday by. Photo taken from the China Blue website.
Labrador BayLabrador Bay is a beautiful coastal reserve near Shaldon, and offers stunning views over Lyme Bay. Perfect for birdwatching, you may also see other animals and marine life, including basking sharks if you're lucky! The reserve extends along about 2km of the spectacular coastline, and there's plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby. Definitely one to visit!
Pennywell FarmPennywell Farm is a perfect day out for the whole family. There's a different animal activity, show or display every half an hour, and plenty of friendly animals and rides for everyone to enjoy. Pennywell has plenty of indoor space to picnic and play and if it rains during your visit they will give you a ticket for a free return visit! Photo taken from the Pennywell Farm website.
Otters & ButterfliesRight next door to one another this is a perfect day trip. Catch the train from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and then watch the otters play and butterflies dance. Visit the otters during a feeding session and they will be awake and running around, otherwise they maybe asleep! There is also a play area and miniature railway to entertain the children just opposite the entrance to Otters and Butterflies. Photo taken from the Otters and Butterflies website.
Dart Country ParkAs you can imagine, there's lots of space at Dart Country Park for your dog to explore. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times on site. Photo taken from the River Dart Country Park website.
"Such lovely cottages! Well stocked with little extras. Comfortable, cosy and warm. Lovely location with walks from the door. Our 5 year old loved the pool, playroom & out door play area."
"We have had a lovely week at Nethway Farm. perfect for families with young children and older as has a swimming pool and games room. perfect location to all tourist sites. will certainly recommend. Thank you."
"We stayed in lovage cottage for 7 nights in June 2019. Our highlight was the indoor pool, my daughter spent hours in there, the water was really warm. We also enjoyed visiting the local beaches and Pennywell Farm. A very good holiday, thank you very much."