Totnes Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Totnes still holds up to 3 markets each week?
There’s something special about Totnes, and it’s known throughout the South-West for its unique character and sleepy historic charm. This charming market town perches on the River Dart, and its sloping main street is crammed with quirky boutiques, handicraft stalls and deliciously unusual shops! Totnes holiday cottages are the perfect rural retreat for those who love a nostalgic resort with plenty going on.
- Totnes dates back to the 10 century
- The town is famous for its antiques stores
- Nearby Dartington has a 12th century barn cinema
Totnes Tourist Information
Nestled in the centre of South Devon, Totnes has it all. The Norman castle overlooks the cobbled market town and offers fantastic views over the South Hams. The sloping main street is lined with weird and wonderful shops, and if Totnes is known for one thing throughout the region it’s got to be colour! Totnes holiday cottages make a lovely hideaway, as they're surrounded by countryside, history and all kinds of intriguing attractions.
The River Dart ambles through Totnes, making for some beautiful walks, and Pete Goss built his catamaran on its banks back in 1998. Totnes has always attracted the inspired, and it’s the ideal place to escape from it all and try a slower pace of life.
Totnes Family Attractions
Totnes holiday cottages are surrounded by family attractions to suit all ages. From one of Devon’s most haunted sites – the atmospheric Berry Pomeroy Castle, to the bustling Elizabeth Market and fascinating Town Mill. There’s also Totnes Castle, which is within walking distance from the town centre and offers impressive views over the countryside. The Elizabeth market takes place each Tuesday between May and September, and it’s a good opportunity to sample the local produce and crafts. There are also river trips available along the Dart during summer, including one to Greenway, the home of the late Agatha Christie.
Although a separate village just two miles from Totnes, Dartington is a must for any guests of Totnes holiday cottages! This timeless corner of South Devon is famous for Dartington Crystal, a historic factory. Visitors not only love the elegant crystal for its contemporary designs, but it's bought to life with the story behind it told in the visitor centre. Dartington is a favourite attraction near Totnes, and ideal for picking beautiful gifts to take home.
Dartington is also home to some fascinating festivals and events all year round, thanks to the Dartington Hall Trust. The trust is housed in a stunning 1200 acre estate, which is used for arts, events and other inspirational projects. The 12th century Barn Cinema is one of its most popular attractions, enabling visitors to watch old and new films in a unique location. Imagine watching the latest film within a historic Devon barn...that's Dartington for you!
Eating Out in Totnes
The best thing about Totnes is that there isn’t anywhere else quite like it, and that’s true of its eating out scene too! The town boasts more than its share of cafes and restaurants with organic produce and ingredients on their menus, and most of them use locally-sourced produce too. Willow is a popular eco-friendly restaurant that’s great for all you vegetarians, and it’s found at the top of the main town. Just a few miles out in Staverton you’ll find Riverford Field Kitchen, which recently won ‘Best Ethical Restaurant’ in the monthly Observer poll.