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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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    Barn #873529
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      Cottage #416304
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Cottage #410612
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Apartment #6802503
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                  Very Good! 4.2/5
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                  House #8172825
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                              Cottage #1860215
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                Apartment #1070032
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Barn #6511932
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                                        Very Good! 4.0/5
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                                        Bungalow #1841596
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                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                          Cottage #1944803
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                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            Mobile Home #1900482
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 4 BR
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                                              Villa #1980562
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Cottage #6561370
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                  Cottage #1652378
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Cottage #6476682
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      Cottage #1983472
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                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Cottage #1709663
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                                                            Cottage #1887463
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                                                              Cottage #8153650
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                Apartment #8169495
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                  Cottage #416743
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Barn #851169
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      Apartment #8173914
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        Apartment #8155426
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                                                                          Cottage #6063187
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              House #1568411
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                Barn #1633178
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #444353
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    Apartment #1853007
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                      Apartment #8169175
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        Bungalow #1796023
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                          Cottage #1206990
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                                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              Barn #8052415
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                Cottage #6897
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  House #1523737
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6541485
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      Barn #866497
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A wonderful,peaceful place to stay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The barn was very comfortable with great facilities. We loved the rural location. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at The Coach House for a few days, and we loved it. The property is gorgeous, and perfect for what we wanted. There were four adults in our party, and plenty of space for us all. The area was wonderful. A very steep dirt track to get to the property, but don't be put off-it's worth the drive down! Thank you for the perfect place for our mini break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Quiet, relaxing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lakeside was a good size and had everything we needed for our stay, including an OS map of the area. It was lovely to arrive to complimentary scones, clotted cream, jam and wine, too! The location is easy to find - near enough to civilisation that a pub, Spar, petrol station and an honesty stand of local produce was easily within walking distance, but far enough away to feel we were nestled in the countryside. As we visited in January, we were lucky to have the site (almost) to ourselves, so the swimming pool etc was even more of a luxury. And there were no kids to turf us off the table football! The house has a plentiful supply of heaters and is very cosy. Lakeside overlooks a lawn and small woodland fishing lake. There's a boardwalk through the brook and marshy bits, but definitely take wellies or waterproofed walking boots if you want to explore that area. Some excellent bird-action for ornithologists too, although I'm not sure the fisherman would approve of the heron we spotted on day one! Disappointed we didn't see the horseshoe bats but we were out of season. If you go in the winter months, we suggest a torch as although the site has good lighting, there are inevitably some dark bits. This is a good location, within easy driving distance of Bigbury Bay, Slapton Sands, Hope Bay, Salcombe and Dartmoor. The agent was easily contactable and helpful when we needed a light fixed too. All in all a very nice Wintry stay. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017