South Devon Holiday Cottages
Blackadon South Devon self catering holiday cottages are in an ideal location for your holiday this summer or short break at any time of the year. A choice of 1, 2, 3 & 10 en suite bedroomed holiday cottages. Easy access to many of South Devon’s attractions and iconic Dartmoor landscapes. Great views over South Devon’s majestic countryside to the coast. A choice of beaches within easy reach, a range of enjoyable activities & you can walk from your self catering holiday cottage onto Dartmoor.
A wonderful place from which to explore South Devon AONB, Cornwall, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site & the Dartmoor National Park with friends and family.
Blackadon South Devon holiday accommodation offers so much of what is best about a holiday in Britain. We are happy to share our knowledge of this beautiful part of the world, saving you time and money.
Your South Devon self catering holiday accommodation is perfect for a relaxing holiday set in 4 peaceful acres on the most southerly part of Dartmoor National Park over-looking the South Devon coastal ANOB. Badger Cottage sleeps 4 in a double en suite, a twin & a bathroom is perfect for family wanting to enjoy the delights of the South Devon countryside & coast. If you need 3 bedrooms, Heather with its 3 en suite twins or Lower Barn with a double en suite and 2 twins sharing a bathroom are your options.
A choice of 6 “AA four star” Holiday Cottages
1,2, 3 or 10 en suite bedrooms each with its own character. Inspected self catering accommodation in an ideal location for visiting South Devon, Dartmoor or Eastern Cornwall. Book direct on 01752 897034 / firstname.lastname@example.org to get the best value experience for your holiday.
Special Celebrations – Birthdays, Anniversaries or Weddings
– Buzzard is ideal with its spacious accommodation & 10 en suite rooms sleeping up to 24
– book all 6 Holiday Cottages and have exclusive use
Enjoy Family Holidays
– share quality time and use our itineraries and local knowledge to save precious time and money
Active Walking, Cycling or Kayaking Groups
– Buzzard & Heather cottages provide an ideal base for any activity group with spacious accommodation and 13 en suite bedrooms sleeping up to 30
Our Self Catering Accommodation
2 twin bedrooms (both en suite) and 1 Twin. Bathroom.
Plenty of space in the grounds to relax to enjoy the peace & quiet of South Devon. The self catering cottages are surrounded by specially created wildlife areas, ancient woods, a newly planted cider orchard and BBQ areas. Wildlife encounters are always a possibility – use our bat detector or sit still and wait for badgers. Dartmoor Ponies, deer and owls too make an appearance.
Our South Devon holiday cottages offer easy access to South Devon’s many attractions such as Salcombe, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Pennywell Farm, Dartmouth, Burgh Island, Torbay, Dartmoor & the Eden Project.
Families may enjoy feeding the chickens & collecting the eggs. The goats in the field below the Farm House welcome company especially those armed with a carrot. Reconnect with nature; so many opportunities to see Britain’s wildlife in their natural environments around South Devon
Your South Devon holiday cottage accommodation is ideally located close to Ivybridge. 30 mins from Exeter and 20 minutes from Plymouth. Under 3 hours from Heathrow or 100 minutes from Bristol.
Our South Devon holiday cottages are available for self catering holidays throughout the year. Weekly or for Short Breaks. Pet friendly as well behaved dogs are welcome. Many guests are enjoying the new games room with its table tennis table.
June 2015 Latest comment on Facebook from Jenny – “Fantastic week at the New Buzzard cottage in May 2015 at Blackadon Barn holiday cottages celebrating Grandad’s 60th birthday! Kids had an absolute ball! Can’t recommend this place enough. Lovely base to explore South Devon!”
Thats why we do what we do!!
Top 10+ Things to do while staying Blackadon Barn self catering holiday cottages in glorious South Devon
Enjoy a day on the beach. Body boarding , surfing, fishing, rock pooling & games on the beach at Bantham or Bigbury on Sea. Wembury Marine Centre runs regular rock pool rambles for children during the school holidays. Up for an adventure? Wembury is also a great place for surfing, kayaking and snorkelling.If you want a beach holiday without the crowds, Mothecombe beach is one of the quieter beaches in South Devon.Blackpool Sands, set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines, is one of South Devon’s most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed ‘Blue Flag’ family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel.BBQ with local produce to finish off a perfect day.
Pennywell Farm is a great day out with the family. Something for all ages. Ask about discounts available to guests from Blackadon Barn Cottages. A Full Day of Family Fun at Pennywell Treat your family to the very best with a full day of hands on animal action at Pennywell Farm. Home of the half hourly activity and with up to 20 hands on activities, shows and displays every day,All the Pennywell animals love to be cuddled – come and find your favourite! Shire horses, Boxer and Fusilier, the gentle giants of the farmyard are waiting to meet you as are Dancer and Prancer the reindeer, all the way from the North Pole.
Walk the 3 Peaks of Southern Dartmoor. The route start at Blackadon Barn South Devon self catering Cottages, over Lud Brook up to Western Beacon with stunning views over Plymouth Sound, South Devon Coast and into Cornwall. Following the Stone row to Butterdon and on to Hangershell Rock before heading east and up to Ugborough Beacon Views to the east over Torbay, East Devon and beyond. Heading back to Blackadon Barn Cottages. The walk can be be tailored to your needs. I run guided walks over the same area explaining the context of the archaeology of the Bronze Age of Dartmoor – all rounded off with a picnic lunch.
Explore one of the cycle trails. The Plym Trail – Easy cycling all the way to Tavistock if you are a regular cyclist if not you can cycle as far as you feel comfortable –its downhill on the way back! The new Exe Estuary Cycle route – Exeter to Exmouth. The Granite Way fringing northern Dartmoor. The Tarka and the Camel Trails provide great days cycling. There are a number of MTB trails and cycling around the lanes of South Devon is always an enjoyable past time. www.PlymouthBikeHire.co.uk
South Devon Steam Railway to Totnes and a boat cruise to Dartmouth.The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west. Ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are with us, you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies: 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day. Find us just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh, very close to the famous Buckfast Abbey, or by train to Totnes on the Great Western main line.
Quality Local Produce Meat, fish, local produce or vegetables bought at a local market or one of the independent shops makes a great meal. Eat in one of the restaurants run by increasingly famous chefs. We love good food down here in South Devon, and we like to celebrate everything that’s best about West Country food with festivals and events throughout the year. If you fancy joining us then one of the best ways to discover why we’re so passionate about food in Devon is the Dartmouth Food Festival in the beautiful medieval town of Dartmouth, on the banks of the Dart estuary.
Coastal Walking at Prawle Point doesn’t get any better. Take our map/guide and a picnic to enjoy coast path walking at its best. You never know what you are going to see. Rare butterflies, a variety of birds, orchids and wild flowers are abundant. Feral goats, grey seals and dolphins have been spotted. Rock pooling on Gorah Rocks reveals interesting sea life. Relax, take your time and enjoy. The Pigs Nose or The Piglets Cafe in East Prawle are always worth a visit.
Jurassic Heritage Coast is only a short drive fossil hunting and some great coastline.
A day touring Dartmoor taking in some of the iconic views of a magical landscape – Hay Tor, Widecombe in the Moor for a Devon Pastie, Post Bridge, Dartmeet, Princetown for a Devon Cream Tea, Merrivale, Cadover Bridge for an ice cream. Bronze Age archaeology and our Industrial Hertitage is never far away. Dartmoor ponies are becoming less common, although owned they are free too roam across the whole of Dartmoor – a truly inspirational place – Make sure you are out of the car more than in.
A trip in to Cornwall to visit the world famous Eden Project Biomes or the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Only a hours’ drive means you can easily arrive by 10 am and make a day at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The experience is great for the whole family with something to interest all ages. Book on line and get discounts to both Eden and Heligan. http://www.edenproject.com/visit-us/tickets-and-tours . A trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan although a longer drive means you can also visit Mevagissey a Cornish fishing village.
Day in Plymouth visiting the National Marine Aquarium for close look at what is in the sea just off our
South Devon Coast. A short walk to The Hoe where Sir Francis Drake played bowls before the Armada arrived and Smeaton’s Tower the lighthouse that used to guard the Eddystone Rocks. Plymouth has launched many journeys to the New World, the Mayflower Steps from where the Pilgrim Fathers left for a 66 day “cruise’ to America nearly 400 years ago is the most famous. Enjoy Captain Jacks or one of the places to eat on the Barbican before taking a cruise around Plymouth Sound.
The National Trust has some amazing Houses and Gardens to visit in South Devon. Membership is
great value and also provides places to park for free in some excellent spots in Devon and Cornwall. Saltram House, Cotehele, Greenway or Colyton Fishacre offer great days out especially if you take a picnic of locally produced delights purchased at a Farmers market on the way. See our offer on National Trust gift vouchers for full week bookings in May and June 2015.
A tasty Night out Eat at one of the increasing number of celebrity chef’s restaurants in Dartmouth such as Rockfish or Plymouth.The Riverford Field Kitchen offers a real treat in the South Devon Countryside.
Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty with its Industrial archaeology and excellent mountain biking trails -http://www.tamarvalley.org.uk
A Warm Welcome awaits from Mark & Jacky.
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