By car -
We are only 15 minutes from the A38 or 30 minutes from the M5 (and Exeter)
By train -
The nearest station is Totnes which is a short taxi ride away
By air -
Exeter airport is only 45 minutes away by car
By bike -
Many of our guests stay with us to cycle around the South Hams and out on to Dartmoor (less than 10 miles away), or even arrive by bike! We can provide you with somewhere to store your bike.
Things to do
The South Hams of Devon is one of the Country's most popular holiday destinations. Ashprington is an ideal base from which to explore the area. There is something to offer everyone on our doorstep from Totnes with its shops, Dartmouth for boats and Dartmoor for something more wild!
All of South Devon's idyllic beaches are within easy reach including, Bantham, Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands.
The rugged North Devon coast is easily reached for a day trip.
We can provide recommendations for most activities but here are some of our (and our childrens') favourite places to eat:
Within 5-15 minutes walk:
Sharpham vineyard - Just on the outskirts of the village. Selling wine and cheese and with a cafe (open during the summer season) with views onto the Dart River - http://www.sharpham.com/
The Waterman's Arms - Lovely pub 10 minutes walk down the road from the village. Next to Bow Bridge with a garden overlooking the river -
The Malsters arms - Friendly pub with excellent food (it used to be owned by Keith Floyd!). Just a short stoll down lovely country lanes and along the river. http://www.tuckenhay.com/
The Durant Arms - The village pub just a short walk up the road.
Slightly further afield
The Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island - Perfect for refreshments after a day on Bigbury Beach http://www.burghisland.com/subpages/pilchard.html
The Venus Cafe, Blackpool Sands- cafe on Blackpool Sands. Ideal for lunches or dinner following a day on the beach.
The Oyster Shack - http://www.oystershack.co.uk/
Riverford Field Kitchen - restaurant serving organic food, with the possibility of a farm walk afterwards.- http://www.riverford.co.uk/restaurant
Dartington (nice shops to browse and some good cafes) - https://www.dartington.org/visit/the-shops-at-dartington/shops-news-and-events
Rockfish, Dartmouth - very good fish and chips. http://www.therockfish.co.uk/restaurants/
The Start Bay Inn, Slapton Sands - again very good for fish and chips and just what you need after a walk on Slapton Sands http://www.startbayinn.co.uk