Totnes and Surrounding Villages Holiday Cottages
Totnes is a charming market town with unique history and culture, set in the heart of beautiful South Devon in the Dart Valley. Totnes is surrounded by woodlands, grassy fields and riverside walks.
The town has an international reputation for its diverse community and culture, with a bustling main street packed full of independent shops which will keep the majority of shopping addicts happy. Also famed for its green values you’ll find a choice of vegetarian and whole food cafés, along with some fantastic foodie restaurants.
On Friday’s and Saturdays in the market square you will find a choice of food, gifts, antiques and much more. There is also a weekly Elizabethan market where stall holders dress up in period costumes to entertain the tourists.
A holiday cottage in Totnes is the perfect base to enjoy all that this quirky town has to offer and within a short drive, to explore the coast and countryside of South Devon.
Things to do in and around
Totnes has a lively arts and music programme all year around so whatever time you visit you’re sure to find something to entertain you. One of the most popular events not to be missed is the Christmas Market which takes place in the High Street every Tuesday evening in December. The town totally transforms at dusk with an eclectic and diverse range of stalls with smells of mulled wine and sizzling food wafting through the air.
In the heart of the town is Totnes Castle, climb up to the top of this Norman Castle set up high on a mound and you can enjoy wonderful views across the town.There is plenty in the town to keep the little ones happy, from an enchanting Rare Breeds farm, Steam Train rides along the River Dart and pottery painting, the perfect wet weather activity.
Situated on the River Dart, Totnes has a number of water based activities including taking a trip on the ferry to the historic town Dartmouth for the day or if you fancy something more private and cosy, then you can hire the Picnic Boat which takes you down the river, exploring the beautiful creeks.
For something a little bit different, book a Trek and Taste tour at nearby Sharpham Vineyard. Set right on the River Dart you can explore and learn about Wine Making and get to sample wines, along with their own homemade cheeses.
Places to eat in and around
Totnes is a foodies heaven with such a diverse choice of places to eat you will want to come back again and again.
Halfway up the main High Street, housed in a 14C building is Rumours Wine Bar and Restaurant, busy all year round serving a great choice of local produce and excellent pizza’s. Great for families.
If you are looking for a coffee you won’t find any of the high street chains here but instead a wonderful choice of independent cafes dotted around the town. Curator Café sits at the bottom of the hill offering Italian wood roasted coffee and the opportunity to sit outside and people watch. At night, the upstairs is turned into a traditional Italian Osteria with a menu that combines locally sourced food and Italian recipes.
Fancy eating by the river? Waterside Bistro is the perfect location to enjoy lunch or dinner with River views.
Totnes is also home to the regions largest Farmers & Food market. Taking place on the 3rd Sunday of the month Totnes Good Food Sunday you can buy a wide range of local food to take back to your holiday cottage or enjoy an amazing choice of hot food on the go.