Destination guide

Venture to local spas and market towns from a Totnes lodge

Holiday lodges in Devon near Totnes put you in the centre of the fascinating attractions of the historic market town. You can explore stunning countryside, experience alternative therapies at local spas or see adorable farm animals at the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm. Kids will also like the Woodlands Family Theme Park and the Pennywell Farm. If you want to take in a little local history, you can explore Totnes Castle or the Berry Pomeroy Castle to imagine life in Totnes in the past.


Historical sites near Totnes holiday cottages

Holiday cottages in Totnes are bound to be near historical sites. Totnes is one of the oldest cities in Britain, with written authentication of its existence as early as 907 A.D., but that was the year it was fortified by King Edward, so it must have existed much earlier. Local folklore claims the mythical Brutus of Troy founded the city. You can still see the stone he is said to have stepped onto from his ship at the Brutus Stone on Fore Street. For history more grounded in reality, you can visit Totnes Castle. This Norman-style 11th-century castle is remarkably well-preserved and open for tours. You can also visit St Mary’s Church, a late medieval structure built from striking red Devonian sandstone.


Activities and attractions in and around Totnes

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Totnes has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Woodlands Leisure Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Paignton Zoo (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Living Coasts (9 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • S W Coast Path (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near your Totnes holiday rental

If you’re looking for fun outside of your holiday rental, you won’t have to look far in Totnes. The Dartington Hall Estate and Gardens is situated along the banks of the River Dart and features vibrant collections of flora along its pristine walking paths. As you enjoy your relaxing walk through the grounds, you may come across an intricately designed sculpture, along with several Spanish chestnut trees that have been standing for half a century. You can also head to the coast at South Hams. Here, you’ll find numerous walking paths and beaches where you can hike or cycle, or you can fish along the shore.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Totnes

Travellers appreciate the beautiful gardens and pristine countryside, which is just a taste of what Totnes has to offer. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Totnes is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greenway House and Garden (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Goodrington Sands Beach (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Blackpool Sands (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Paignton Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Preston Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Slapton Sands (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Totnes

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 26.4 mi (42.5 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Totnes Station.

How to get around

Transport to Totnes holiday homes

Getting to Totnes holiday homes is relatively easy. You’re going to have to spend time on the road, however, as the closest airport is 18 miles away in Plymouth. The closest international airport is even further, Exeter Airport, which is 24 miles away. Fortunately, Totnes is connected to several local motorways, so driving in is simple. The A384 passes directly through town and connects to the larger A38 about 7 miles out. A train line travels directly to the Totnes railway station from surrounding communities like Exeter, Plymouth and even as far north as Aberdeen. Of course, bus routes are available as well, and local buses can get you around town once you’ve arrived.

How many holiday rentals are available around Totnes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,538 holiday lettings around Totnes. From 1,277 cottages to 466 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Totnes?

There's nothing quite like a bit of sand between your toes and salt spray on your skin. It's time to muster up your posse for some lively beach action. HomeAway has 666 beachside holiday homes. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has a bunch more property options to take a look at, including:

  • 556 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 448 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 300 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Totnes in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tricky finding time to meet up with your extended family and friends. A group getaway is a perfect opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were planning to kick back under the same roof, HomeAway has options. Presently, cottage holiday rentals are the latest thing for big groups of visitors here, and we have 234 featured on our database. Properties for rent in this area that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 557 holiday rentals perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night from just £32.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 238 rental accommodation suitable. Prices start at £67 a night.
  • Seeking rental properties to suit 5 guests? You'll be happy to hear we have 194 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as £43 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your grandpa and all your besties to Totnes.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Totnes?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Explore our affordable holiday rentals today and ensure everyone has enough room to move. Roundham is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 29 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £66 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. You'll find another 37 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around St. Michaels. The average price in this area is £69 a night.