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Guidebook for local area

Rosie

Guidebook for local area

Places to Eat
Ideas for places to eat in the area that we have enjoyed eating at or that guests have recommended.
Cater very well for coeliacs or people who follow a gluten free diet. Nice relaxed atmosphere and good location. Not the cheapest but the food is generally very good.
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Rockfish - Brixham
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Cater very well for coeliacs or people who follow a gluten free diet. Nice relaxed atmosphere and good location. Not the cheapest but the food is generally very good.
This deli has a cosy little cafe area and delicious chocolate brownie.
The Deli at Dartmouth
22 Duke St
This deli has a cosy little cafe area and delicious chocolate brownie.
Up on Berry Head in Brixham there are lovely views from this cafe and there is lots of outside heating for fine days.
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The Guardhouse Cafe
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Up on Berry Head in Brixham there are lovely views from this cafe and there is lots of outside heating for fine days.
Beautiful location on the beach at Blackpool sands.
The Venus Cafe
Beautiful location on the beach at Blackpool sands.
This would be the place to go to for a special meal. The food is wonderful and it is now rated the number one restaurant in Brixham for good reason. Midweek they do special two course meal offers.
Lytehouse
39 Fore St
This would be the place to go to for a special meal. The food is wonderful and it is now rated the number one restaurant in Brixham for good reason. Midweek they do special two course meal offers.
Fresh and high quality vegan food but that also caters for people who follow more mainstream diets. Relaxed atmosphere and good coffee. This is a really good place for breakfast or brunch.
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The Curious Kitchen
14-16 Middle St
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Fresh and high quality vegan food but that also caters for people who follow more mainstream diets. Relaxed atmosphere and good coffee. This is a really good place for breakfast or brunch.
Several regular guests have recommended this as their favourite place for fish and chips and as being well price and good quality.
Brixham Fish Restaurant
22 The Quay
Several regular guests have recommended this as their favourite place for fish and chips and as being well price and good quality.
Mainly a seafood restaurant offers freshly cooked local crab sandwiches, line grown Brixham mussels, dayboat scallops and much more from the daily fish auction. It is a lovely place to be in the evening and watch the sun set across the bay.
Shoalstone Cafe
10 S W Coast Path
Mainly a seafood restaurant offers freshly cooked local crab sandwiches, line grown Brixham mussels, dayboat scallops and much more from the daily fish auction. It is a lovely place to be in the evening and watch the sun set across the bay.
This is the nearest pub to the chalet, a ten minute walk down the hill. There is a beer garden and they serve food too.
Manor Inn
2 Stoke Gabriel Rd
This is the nearest pub to the chalet, a ten minute walk down the hill. There is a beer garden and they serve food too.
The Weary Ploughman is slightly further from the chalet but still within walking distance. It was recently taken over by new owners and is getting good reviews for the food.
The Railway Inn
The Weary Ploughman is slightly further from the chalet but still within walking distance. It was recently taken over by new owners and is getting good reviews for the food.
Shopping
Nearby shops
This is a ten minute walk away from the chalet. A well stocked local shop/post office, which sells a really good range of essentials and local produce (including local wine and cheese and eggs) as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. They are happy to deliver and helpful and friendly.
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Galleon Stores and Galmpton Post Office
51 Stoke Gabriel Rd
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This is a ten minute walk away from the chalet. A well stocked local shop/post office, which sells a really good range of essentials and local produce (including local wine and cheese and eggs) as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. They are happy to deliver and helpful and friendly.
This is an excellent butcher, next to the village store. They are friendly and helpful and the meat (including their own sausages and beef burgers) is very good and locally sourced.
Savills Of Galmpton
49 Stoke Gabriel Rd
This is an excellent butcher, next to the village store. They are friendly and helpful and the meat (including their own sausages and beef burgers) is very good and locally sourced.
Sightseeing
Some of the local towns and places to visit within 20-30 minutes of the chalet.
The steam trains run from Paignton to Kingswear and pass close to the chalets several times a day. It is a lovely sight to stand on the bridge and watch them go by and a very good way to see the surrounding countryside.
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Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
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The steam trains run from Paignton to Kingswear and pass close to the chalets several times a day. It is a lovely sight to stand on the bridge and watch them go by and a very good way to see the surrounding countryside.
Brixham Harbour has one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK and there is a busy fish market on the quayside. You can watch the comings and goings of fishing fleet from a viewing platform. Brixham itself is a picturesque town with terraces of colourful houses cascading down on either side of the harbour. There are lots of cafes and places to eat and a variety of shops. There is a small beach at Fishcombe Cove, near the Battery Gardens, with a cafe, which is usually a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy the views. The Breakwater, with the lighthouse at the end, is exactly 1/4 mile long and there are lovely views from there.
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Brixham Harbour
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Brixham Harbour has one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK and there is a busy fish market on the quayside. You can watch the comings and goings of fishing fleet from a viewing platform. Brixham itself is a picturesque town with terraces of colourful houses cascading down on either side of the harbour. There are lots of cafes and places to eat and a variety of shops. There is a small beach at Fishcombe Cove, near the Battery Gardens, with a cafe, which is usually a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy the views. The Breakwater, with the lighthouse at the end, is exactly 1/4 mile long and there are lovely views from there.
A lovely day out, with a castle, riverside walks, quaint alleyways with good selection of shops and places to eat. You can get to Dartmouth by catching the Higher or Lower car ferry from Kingswear or by going as a foot passenger from Kingswear. There is a car park there or after 3.00pm you can usually find on street parking for free.
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Dartmouth
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A lovely day out, with a castle, riverside walks, quaint alleyways with good selection of shops and places to eat. You can get to Dartmouth by catching the Higher or Lower car ferry from Kingswear or by going as a foot passenger from Kingswear. There is a car park there or after 3.00pm you can usually find on street parking for free.
Arts & Culture
A nice place to visit, near the seafront in Torquay.
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Torre Abbey Museum
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A nice place to visit, near the seafront in Torquay.
Parks & Nature
Here are some of the local beaches, coastal walks and places in the surrounding countryside that are well worth visiting.
A beatiful area to walk and explore and enjoy amazing scenery.
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Dartmoor
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A beatiful area to walk and explore and enjoy amazing scenery.
Is within a few miles of the chalet and takes in some wonderful scenery in this part of Devon.
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South West Coastal Footpath
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Is within a few miles of the chalet and takes in some wonderful scenery in this part of Devon.
Easy parking, wonderful views in all directions and a nice cafe.
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Berry Head National Nature Reserve
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Easy parking, wonderful views in all directions and a nice cafe.
Broadsands is our nearest beach and is 1.5 miles from the chalet. It is an easy drive away but you could walk there in around 30 minutes although there are hills involved. Broadsands Beach Paignton offers an expansive sandy beach, perfect for building sandcastles as well as rock pools to explore. The beach is surrounded by a large area of parkland so there are places to play and a nice walk round the headland to Elberry Cove. There is a cafe selling ice creams and drinks and a bistro open during the day but not evening. There is on street parking outside the summer months.
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Broadsands Beach
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Broadsands is our nearest beach and is 1.5 miles from the chalet. It is an easy drive away but you could walk there in around 30 minutes although there are hills involved. Broadsands Beach Paignton offers an expansive sandy beach, perfect for building sandcastles as well as rock pools to explore. The beach is surrounded by a large area of parkland so there are places to play and a nice walk round the headland to Elberry Cove. There is a cafe selling ice creams and drinks and a bistro open during the day but not evening. There is on street parking outside the summer months.
This is a pebbly beach, next to Broadsands. It is a beautiful sheltered spot and good for swimming (is quite steep so not so good for children). This was taken in September and there were people swimming, cooking food on a fire and just sitting enjoying the view.
Elberry Cove
This is a pebbly beach, next to Broadsands. It is a beautiful sheltered spot and good for swimming (is quite steep so not so good for children). This was taken in September and there were people swimming, cooking food on a fire and just sitting enjoying the view.
Entertainment & Activities
Some of the local attractions to visit.
A good family day out with lots to see.
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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
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A good family day out with lots to see.
The recently restored lido is a seawater pool, free to use and in a lovely spot to swim or sit and relax.
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Shoalstone Outdoor Pool
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The recently restored lido is a seawater pool, free to use and in a lovely spot to swim or sit and relax.
Worth a visit and during the summer if you visit during the day you can get a free pass to go back one evening within seven days to see the illuminations.
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Babbacombe Model Village
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Worth a visit and during the summer if you visit during the day you can get a free pass to go back one evening within seven days to see the illuminations.
You will hear the steam train pass by the chalet several times of day (and may just see the steam). The Railway runs from Paignton to Kingswear, with stops at Churston and Greenway Halt in-between. You can also do the "Round Robin", which takes you by steam train, then boat up the river to Totnes and back to Paignton on an open top bus. You get good views of the train from Kennel Lane (turn left at the top of the site then first right) or the bridge on Greenway Road (turn right out of the gate at the bottom of the site and walk along towards Greenway House).
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Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
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You will hear the steam train pass by the chalet several times of day (and may just see the steam). The Railway runs from Paignton to Kingswear, with stops at Churston and Greenway Halt in-between. You can also do the "Round Robin", which takes you by steam train, then boat up the river to Totnes and back to Paignton on an open top bus. You get good views of the train from Kennel Lane (turn left at the top of the site then first right) or the bridge on Greenway Road (turn right out of the gate at the bottom of the site and walk along towards Greenway House).
National Trust properties
This lovely house on the banks of the River Dart used to be Agatha Christie's holiday home. The house and gardens are within walking distance of the chalet, or you can drive to Greenway if you pre-book a parking space. There is a lovely walk down to the river and across the fields then back from Greenway past Maypool, which gives wonderful views of the River in both directions.
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Greenway House
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This lovely house on the banks of the River Dart used to be Agatha Christie's holiday home. The house and gardens are within walking distance of the chalet, or you can drive to Greenway if you pre-book a parking space. There is a lovely walk down to the river and across the fields then back from Greenway past Maypool, which gives wonderful views of the River in both directions.
This arts and crafts style house is owned by the National Trust and set in a beautiful position on the coast. The gardens are extensive and run down to the sea and the South West Coastal Path.
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National Trust - Coleton Fishacre
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This arts and crafts style house is owned by the National Trust and set in a beautiful position on the coast. The gardens are extensive and run down to the sea and the South West Coastal Path.
Compton Castle