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Totnes - Possibly the Funkiest Town in England???

Totnes is a charming town whose high street is populated almost entirely by independent retailers. What a relief to not be stumbling over the ubiquitous chains of coffee shops and mobile phone shops which dog almost every other high street in the land! And where else would it be possible to buy organic meat and vegetables, handmade shoes, quality furniture, pictures and fine art and a willow coffin, all in the same high street?

With its more than generous helping of ""alternative therapy"" practitioners Totnes undoubtedly qualifies as one of the leading contenders for the ""Funkiest Town in England"" competition which will make it appeal to visitors of all ages but in particular teenagers. With its castle atop the hill, the beautiful arched clock tower spanning the high street and the meandering Dart River running through the town, Totnes is a jewel.

There are a number of excellent restaurants cafes and bistros, some enjoying beautiful views over the river. But don't miss the fantastic tea shops in the high street which serve some of the best cream teas in Devon.

The town also acts as a wonderful base from which to explore much of Devon. Being strategically located just off the A38, it enjoys easy access to the fabulous beaches of the South Hams (East Portlemouth, Bigbury, Slapton, Blackpool Sands etc) but also benefits from being close to Dartmoor and only 1.5 hours from the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The immediate area also plays host to some of the most beautiful countryside and attractions in Devon including Sharpham Vineyard, Dartington Hall, Dartmouth, Coleton Fishacre, Buckfastliegh, the South Devon Railway and Paignton Zoo with its Living Coasts attraction at nearby Torquay.

Horse riding, mountain biking, hill walking, canoeing, fishing, surfing, ballooning and sailing are all available in the area or for those who just want to chill out, take a good bottle of wine and a picnic and just sit in some of the most glorious countryside you will ever wish to see and listen to the ...........silence!

Happy holiday! Written by Jonathan Mannings – Owner of Property 410612 in Totnes, Devon

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #6802503
    6
    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Cottage #8166508
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • Studio
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Cottage #6481379
        5
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          House #6774926
          2 Reviews
          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
            Very Good! 4.2/5
            (6 reviews)
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #8172825
            6
              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              House #6771691
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              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                House #6808949
                1 Review
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 13
                  Villa #1843709
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                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #8166204
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      House #8156160
                      2 Reviews
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #1867732
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (29 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #1070032
                          29
                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 7
                            House #8124228
                            2 Reviews
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (8 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #8169175
                              8
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1745160
                                3
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • Separate Toilets
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1864595
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                    (11 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8137441
                                    11
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (22 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Cottage #8144410
                                      22
                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (11 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #847043
                                        11
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (5 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Barn #8159140
                                          5
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #1149650
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (6 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Chalet #8166993
                                              6
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (23 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #8172054
                                                23
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1645354
                                                  22
                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Bungalow #1841596
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #8159194
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #1967329
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (24 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1377957
                                                          24
                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Chalet #8154868
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #6063187
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6534773
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6711422
                                                                  17
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8036309
                                                                    1 Review
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (21 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Barn #8052415
                                                                      21
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        House #8110086
                                                                        11
                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #1607676
                                                                          2 Reviews
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #8162684
                                                                            2 Reviews
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #6711436
                                                                              11
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                Farmhouse #6861526
                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Barn #8166155
                                                                                    26
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Villa #1980562
                                                                                      12
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cabin #8113273
                                                                                        1 Review
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Cottage #6476682
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #6878056
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #459118
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                #8079036
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #8173914
                                                                                                  24
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #6711434
                                                                                                    11
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      House #6813949
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Perfect retreat in wonderful village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed for four weeks at Wisteria Cottage as I was studying on a Cookery course at nearby Ashburton. The cottage was within easy commuting distance from Ashburton and I passed Buckfast Abbey every day on my commute- how cool is that? The cottage was perfect for me. It was warm, cosy, well equipped and a peaceful haven after a hectic day's cooking. The village is picturesque and very well placed on the edge of the moors. I went walking in the evenings and at weekends and visited the welcoming pub on a few occasions. The owners Dave and Maggie were the perfect hosts. They were welcoming and always there if I needed them but respectful of my privacy. They even ate my food! Dylan the dog deserves special mention for doggy friendliness. Ashburton is a wonderful foodie town and I enjoyed visiting Totnes and Buckfastleigh when not cooking. I can highly recommend the cottage and I am tempted to come back- this time for a proper holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful! Pure quality.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a gem! This was a surprise gift of a few days away for my daughters/son in law after their wedding. They loved it! Very inviting when they arrived, the log burner had been lit and they allowed us to decorate with banners and balloons etc, they even hung some beautiful lights for them too. Good quality fittings, squeaky clean and Wendy was so lovely and helpful, It feels like we've made a new friend. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely holiday home. Thankyou so much, If you want a beautiful, private, quality get away...this is the one!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      A very comfortable cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Penn Cottage. It is very comfortable and was warm and cosy. The cottage is well located in Salcombe and very well equipped. The owners have left lots of useful information and instructions for all the equipment and amenities. It is beautifully furnished. I would not hesitate to recommend Penn Cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016