South Hams

Retreat to the countryside

When you want to take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life, there’s no better escape for your family than a beautiful countryside retreat. Each year, vacationers traverse the globe seeking scenic spaces in which to unwind, but why do you need to go abroad when some of the most amazing countryside in the world is right here in England? Next time you want to get away, consider spending your holidays in the South Hams. One of the most scenic parts of England, the South Hams is perfect for exploring, and Together Travel Co. offers some of the best holiday cottages South Hams has to offer. More than just places to stay, they are a bespoke collection of luxury holiday experiences.

Why the South Hams? There is so much to see and do that it may be hard to decide where to start! If your family loves exploring the outdoors, the rivers, moor land, coasts, and sea will delight you with their wide range of activities. You can go cycling, canoeing, kayaking, or sailing. You can also take a walk, swim, fish, or golf. There are over 30 beaches in the South Hams, and they are some of the finest in the UK, so if a beach holiday your favorite kind of break, you’ll find the perfect spot for you. Paddle boarding, surfing, and windsurfing are all available to those who want to play, but you can also just relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

If outdoor sports are not your family’s passion, you will still find plenty to love. Local attractions like Totnes Castle, Dartmouth Castle, Start Point Lighthouse, and South Devon Railway will delight the heritage fan in your group, and for those who like to get out and enjoy local culture, there are plenty of arts and food festivals to satisfy them in the towns and villages across the South Hams. For the nautically minded, there are sailing regattas and arts events, and the Dartmouth Museum, which celebrates and commemorates the area’s coastal heritage. For families with children, there are plenty of zoos, parks, farms, and theme parks to keep the little ones entertained.

When touring the South Hams, you will not lack for delicious food and drink. One of the UK’s most important producers of food and drink, the West Country is known for its quality and traditional methods. Locally sourced produce makes for some of the best fine dining you could hope to enjoy. If you are craving seafood, towns like Dartmouth and Salcombe have award-winning restaurants to enjoy, and if home cooked fare is more to your liking, you will find excellent food at the West Hams’ inland gastro pubs.

Are you still wondering where to start your South Hams adventure? Our luxury holiday cottages provide an unforgettable experience no matter where you go, and the South Hams is no exception. With a widely varied choice of lodgings, we have something to delight every guest. Luxury touches and quality finishes abound, yet our properties are cosy and inviting, perfect for families, couples, or solo travellers. There is even a communal play barn so that guests can gather and enjoy table tennis, table football, and chess. Choose from the Treetop escape for families or the charming Shepherds’ Huts or quirky American Airstream for couples or singles. Most of our properties are pet friendly, too, so that your four-legged family members can enjoy the beautiful outdoor surroundings.

Our properties are tucked away in the gorgeous south Devonshire countryside, just a mile from Dittisham, one of the most charming villages you will ever visit. An un-spoilt and exceptionally beautiful place, it sits on the west bank of the river Dart, and the banks of the river are popular with children for crabbing on the old pontoon. The Greenway Ferry can carry you across to Greenway Quay, next door to the National Trust Greenway Estate, which used to be the holiday home of the renowned author Agatha Christie. There is also a steam railway that passes Greenway, if you would enjoy a relaxing way to see the surrounding coastline in comfort.

Nearby is Dartmouth, a lively coastal town full of interesting shops and cafes, known for its nautical and engineering importance. There is always something going on, no matter when you visit, making it a perfectly wonderful holiday destination. The Dartmouth Music Festival, monthly Farmers’ Markets, and Food Festival are well worth enjoying, and the Dartmouth Regatta is a world-famous event.

No matter where you go in the South Hams, you can find whatever kind of adventure your family desires. Making our beautiful cottages your home base allows you to enjoy as much or as little as the region as fits into your plans. Venture as far afield as you like, or relax in our charming setting, enjoying our carefully designed properties that feature modern amenities and thoughtful touches that can make your holiday magical. Connect with your people as you enjoy all that the South Hams area has to offer from a comfortable, stylish holiday home.

If you are looking for a luxurious holiday experience in a picturesque countryside location, Together Travel Co. has the perfect spot, on your own home turf. Why cope with stressful airport queues, when your family can hop into the car and be in the heart of beautiful South Devonshire in a flash? We can help you craft the perfect holiday stay at one of our Devonshire holiday cottages, which range from quirky to charming and cosy. Let us know how we can help you plan an amazing trip by contacting our expert concierge team at +44(0)1625 416430 or emailing us for more information.