Loved by tourists and visitors from across the globe, Totnes in South Devon is just a little bit quirky, a little bit different to your average English town and is all the better for it.
Totnes has successfully held off the commercialisation that has impacted villages and towns across Britain, here you will not find a MacDonald’s, a Starbucks or any major retailer. Instead you will be reminded of how England used to be as a nation of shopkeepers with small proud independent shops offering their own unique products and services.
However, there are rumblings that the Totnes resistance has been broken and that a Costa Coffee shop will be opening sometime soon. This is much to the chagrin of most of the locals who almost to a man/woman oppose the move, but sadly their views do not seem to count.
Is this the beginning of the end for the independent coffee shops in Totnes as big high street chains destroy all before them? And what next, Marks & Spencer and Tesco moving in?
We hope not, let Totnes retain its charm, let the independent shops thrive.
There are certainly some excellent cottage holiday bargains about, check out this one with 25% OFF a weeks holiday in July in the South Devon region.
We know what you are thinking, ‘to good to be true’? Well this is no fly by night offer, its a genuine offer with our travel partners Coast and Country who have over 400 self catering properties in the South Hams, Salcombe and Dartmouth areas of Devon.
Simply quote the code ‘July25’ when checking out and your discount will be applied. It is available on all their cottages and apartments that are available for a weeks stay in July (please see the booking website for full T&C’s) so you had best be quick as time is running out. Find out more
Is South Devon for you?
Come rain or shine, there is plenty to do in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Enjoy the warmer climate of South Devon and spend exhilarating days walking along the South West Coast Path or long afternoons relaxing on the beach. In case of the odd wet day, why not head to one of the all-weather family attractions like Woodlands Leisure Park or Pennywell Farm?
The historic maritime town of Dartmouth with its boutique shops, award winning restaurants and art galleries is certainly well worth a visit, whilst the popular sailing town of Salcombe is perfect for those with children – enjoy traditional past times like crabbing on the quayside and sampling a delicious Devonshire cream tea!
We think South Devon is perfect for everyone so take advantage of this great offer while you can. Find out more
Whether you are looking for a break on the British coast or in the wonderful British countryside you can do no better than head to South Devon in South West England – it’s simply the perfect place for a cottage break.
Which is why it is such a popular holiday choice and why there is such a great choice of self catering cottages, apartments and lodges in the region – we have 2,500 holiday homes listed in Devon!
The South Hams, Dartmouth and Salcombe areas of South Devon are some of the prettiest in the county and so we are delighted to offer some extra special holiday accommodation with our travel partners Coast and Country in this area. With over 400 selected cottages, many of which are 4 star or 5 star assessed by VisitEngland, you will find some excellent holiday cottages in this South Devon area whether you are looking for a couples break, a family holiday or a group get-away.
If you are heading to South Devon for a holiday here are some more useful holiday links:
- Devon Cottages. See all of our 2,500 Devon holiday cottages
- Blue Flag Beaches. Devon has a selection of quality assured Blue Flag beaches. In 2012 Devon beaches with the prestigious award included Salcombe Sands, Torbay, Croyde Bay, Woolacombe Sands, South Sands and Sandy Bay. See Blue Flag Beaches in Devon
- Gardens to visit in Devon. See Devon Gardens
- Devon County Shows and Fayre. Devon County Show, Mid Devon Show, Totnes and District Show, North Devon Show, Kingsbridge Show,
- Devon Attractions. See more Devon Attractions