Where to Stay in South Devon



Guest Houses & Hotels around South Devon


Downton Lodge Country Guest House, Dittisham


Downton Lodge has been meticulously and faithfully restored and refurbished to its original period style whilst also including the many 21st century luxuries we all like to enjoy. It  provides a wonderfully convenient base from which to explore the scenic gem that is the South Hams. We are set in a secluded position down a peaceful farm lane – just a mile from the charming village of Dittisham with its two excellent pubs, village shop and access to the river Dart in Dartmouth.

Only 10 minutes drive to the historic port of Dartmouth with its extensive range of shops, restaurants and cafes Within a short drive through the rolling South Hams countryside you can access many beautiful towns, villages, beaches and coastal paths. The splendour of Dartmoor is also readily accessible.


All our rooms have been decorated to a high standard and we have tried to include everything we can to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. Every room has beautiful countryside views over rolling farmland to the sea in the distance at the mouth of the river Dart. One of the doubles and the twin room have lovely balconies.


Glazebrook House Hotel, South Brent


Set in the idyllic Devon countryside within Dartmoor National Park. Glazebrook with its situation mid-way between Exeter and Plymouth, only 5 minutes from the A38 and 30 minutes drive from the coast offers the perfect location for many activities. You may choose to relax and simply enjoy the unspoilt Devon Countryside or take part in something more adventurous

We have a superb restaurant in which we offer first class cuisine. We take great pride in the way we present our table d'hote and a la carte lunch and dinner menus. All our dishes are prepared with the freshest and best ingredients, under the watchful eye of our chef David Merriman.


The Hotel offers superb en-suite rooms, including three four poster bedroom suites, all beautifully furnished and enjoying lovely countryside and garden views. Touches of luxury include hand made toiletries by Pure Lakes, natural skin care that doesn’t cost the earth. Ingredients include organic sunflower, coconut oils, lavender and chamomile.


Strete Barton House, Strete -  is a 16th Century Manor House which is home to an AA 5 star rated luxury guest house/bed and breakfast set in extensive grounds in the picturesque village of Strete, near Dartmouth in the South Hams area of Devon. Panoramic sea views across Start Bay from Start Point light-house to the mouth of the river Dart. Ideally situated to explore the South Hams; only one mile from the award winning beaches of Slapton and Blackpool Sands, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and lake. The South West Coast Path is a mere 30 metres away. 


Contemporary interior: bedrooms fitted with luxurious French sleigh beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and feather down pillows, wall mounted flat screen TV with DVD/CD player, Wi-Fi access, extensive beverage tray, mineral water and luxury toiletries. Drawing room with sofas and armchairs and open fireplace. On arrival guests are offered home-made cake and tea or coffee served in the drawing room, or on the terrace in our garden over looking the sea.  

The Old Forge at Totnes


The Old Forge at Totnes provides year-round accomodation in a friendly, welcoming 600-year old stone building with cosy, cottage-style rooms set in a relaxing, almost rural environment close to the centre of the South Hams market town of Totnes - an ideal location for those with business in the South-West, holiday visitors to this delightful part of the country, or simply those taking a peaceful, short break.


We have a 4-star rating with both the Visit Britain and the AA, so you can be assured of high quality service and comfortable accomodation. We can also be found in "Which Guide to Best Hotels 2004" and "Which Guide to Best Bed & Breakfast 2004" Only 4 minutes walk to the high street. 

The Royal Oak, South Brent


The Royal Oak is an award winning local community inn specialising in good quality real ales and outstanding food. There is a separate dining room, five luxury bedrooms, covered courtyard area and a first floor function room in addition to the main bar. Located at the heart of the small, peaceful Dartmoor village of South Brent which is between Buckfasleigh and Ivybridge, The Royal Oak offers a quiet haven from the hustle and bustle of modern day life.


 Chef Proprietor Andrew has developed a justifiable reputation over the last few years with his vision of offering "restaurant food at pub prices". Now with the expansion of the restaurant Simon Wardle has joined the team as the new Head Chef. His team of talented young chefs prepare all meals on the premises using only the freshest ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. We one of only a handful of inns in the South West of England that have been awarded four stars by the English Tourist Council for our hospitality, refreshments, food and accommodation.


Chillington House, Chillington

Adam & Jeannie welcome you to Chillington House. Situated on the coastal road between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, in the picturesque village of Chillington. The perfect location for exploring the South Hams.

Our nine comfortable ensuite rooms are spacious and decorated in a relaxed style. The rooms have king size beds, to avoid any squabbles for the duvet! All the bedrooms are equipped with a 32 inch television, tea and coffee making, allocated on-site parking space and wifi facilites. We have a disabled access room with four other bedrooms on the ground floor. Cots and high chairs are available. There are many lovely long and short walks right from our front door which is perfect for those making use of our three dog friendly rooms.

Our delicious breakfasts include a large buffet of yoghurt, fresh seasonal fruit, muesli, cereals, freshly baked bread with Jeannie's home-made jams and home-made fruit compote. Cooked breakfasts are freshly prepared to order by chef Adam with locally sourced ingredients served in the conservatory.

Email: relax@chillingtonhouse.co.uk