Places to visit in South Devon

If you can bear to leave your cosy cottage, you'll find yourself in a perfect location to explore the many places to visit in South Devon. Nestled only three miles from Torquay, all the delights of South Devon are within easy reach.

Discover historic towns and cities, stunning coastlines with secluded beaches, rugged moorland scenery, and an endless variety of sports and activities. Whether you crave adventure or relaxation, you're sure to have the most unforgettable holiday here. We look forward to sharing our bit of heaven with you and helping you make the most of your time in South Devon.


Local towns near us

Torquay, Paignton & Brixham: The English Riviera is always popular with visitors, offering many shops, theatres and attractions - such as Paignton Zoo - all right on our doorstep. 

Totnes: Artistic, quirky and laid back, this Devon town is a great place for history, eateries and the arts.

Exeter: One of England’s oldest Roman cities and also a great shopping destination, Exeter is always worth a visit. With both high street stores and plenty of interesting independent shops, it also has a thriving local arts scene and many first class restaurants.

Dartmoor: For those who love the outdoors and wild, wide open spaces, Dartmoor is a stunning place to take a walk, photograph the dramatic scenery or dip your toes in a cool stream.

Want to learn more? Check out our useful information page.

Discover beautiful Blue Flag beaches

Dreaming of a summer beach escape? Devon steals the show when it comes to stunning coastlines. In fact, the South West boasts twice as many Blue Flag beaches – a prestigious international symbol of clean water and environmental responsibility – than anywhere else in the UK.

Here in South Devon, we're lucky to have 10 Blue Flag beaches within easy reach, with 5 of them just a 20-minute drive (or even closer) from our peaceful hamlet.

So, what exactly is a Blue Flag beach? This globally recognized eco-award signifies excellent water quality, alongside stringent criteria for accessibility, facilities, and safety.  In short, Blue Flag beaches are pristine, well-maintained havens perfect for families.

Book your stay at Long Barn this year and get ready to explore some of Devon's most beautiful beaches, right on your doorstep!



Top Devon attractions close by

South Devon is a haven for families, offering endless activities for kids of all ages. Whether the Great British weather throws sunshine or a touch of rain your way, there's always something exciting to discover.

To help you plan your perfect getaway, we've compiled a list of our favourite activities for both sunny days and the occasional rainy afternoon. So take a look and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Top Attractions