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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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                            Villa #1843709
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                                      Barn #1930475
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                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    Mobile Home #6714319
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #6541485
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                                                                                      Apartment #8155426
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                                                                                          Bungalow #1796023
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                                                                                            Cottage #6063187
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              Barn #866497
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8168850
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful lodge .. Great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We recently visited Ellie's gorgeous lodge for a New Year mini break in December 2016. Myself, my partner and our 3 month old baby stayed here with our friends and their baby. We could not have asked for a more homely, cosy, comfortable place to stay. The lodge was immaculate, beautifully decorated with gorgeous views of the local countryside. Ellie, the owner was so welcoming, making sure we had everything we needed plus more! The little added extras she included for us were a lovely touch and so thoughtful. The hot tub was great fun too! We're already looking forward to booking another stay here in the future! Would definitely reccomend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Secure, clean and tidy apartment, ideal for our purpose when visiting relatives in the area.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Very convenient and enjoyable.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fantastic time at swift cottage, a perfect family getaway. The cottage was everything as described and more. Cupboards were filled with games and dvds that just added to our enjoyment! The children loved the pool and the area for walking our new pooch!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016