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Take a relaxing holiday in the tranquil heartland of Devon. With its glorious rolling hills, picturesque villages, bustling market towns and stunning countryside, Devon has something for everyone.
Whether you are looking for a family holiday, a romantic break or business accommodation in a farmhouse B&B or self catering accommodation in a secluded country holiday cottage; evenings out in a real ale pub with delicious home cooked food or a high quality restaurant; exciting tourist attractions & entertainment in the West Country - then it's all here!
If you prefer the luxury of serviced accommodation there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses providing high quality bed and breakfast. For those that enjoy all the comforts of home but prefer self-catering, we have beautiful holiday cottages and chalets throughout Devon. If the great outdoors suits you better we also have camping and caravan sites. Many offer family accommodation and many welcome pets.
Devon is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. With miles of coastline and both Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon has extensive network of public footpaths and bridal ways through woodland and farmland. The long distance footpath, the Two Moors Way crosses through Mid Devon. Other activities include cycling, golf, horse riding and fishing. In the heart of Devon you will be within easy reach of all parts of Devon including the North and South Devon beaches as well as North Cornwall and Somerset.
For those less active among us, Devon also has plenty to offer. Take in the stunning countryside views or just relax far away from the city crowds. We have many cream tea shops, real-ale pubs and excellent quality restaurants. There are regular farmers markets and both Tiverton and Crediton are home to many independent shops. The cathedral city of Exeter has extensive shopping facilities.
Each season has its own attractions, be it beautiful spring flowers, autumn colours or cosy winter fires. Even in the height of summer this area is a perfect place to escape the holiday crowds. Whatever the season you visit, you can be assured of a warm welcome!
South Devon is shaped by a landscape of contrasts which attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy the miles of sparkling coastline and wonderful beaches, fishing harbours and vibrant market towns. South Devon is also a great base for exploring Dartmoor.
Many people come to spot wildlife in the wooded valleys and river estuaries teeming with birds, or to wander the patchwork of rolling green hills and moorland dotted with pretty thatched villages and leafy green lanes that were once used by drovers and packhorses.
The quaint coastal towns of Salcombe, Dartmouth and Teignmouth and the vibrant inland market towns of Ivybridge, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Ashburton, and Newton Abbot are definatly well worth a visit as part of your South Devon holiday.
Salcombe Regis is a coastal village in Devon, England, near to Branscombe. It is often confused with Salcombe, which is some distance away in Devon.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book as " a manor called Selcoma" held by Bishop Osbern of Exeter, the manor house being on the site now occupied by Thorn Farm. The thorn tree growing in an enclosure at the road junction above the farm marked the cultivation boundary between manor and common ground.
The church of St Peter was built circa 1107 and restored in 1845. It contains monuments to Sir Ambrose Fleming and Sir Norman Lockyer.
Sir John Ambrose Fleming (29 November 1849 - 18 April 1945) was an English electrical engineer and physicist. He is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube, the diode, then called the kenotron in 1904. He also invented the right-hand rule, used in mathematics and electronics. He was born the eldest of seven children of James Fleming DD (died 1879), a Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary Ann, at Lancaster, Lancashire and baptized on 11 February 1850. He was a devout Christian and preached on one occasion at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London on the topic of evidence for the resurrection. In 1932, along with Douglas Dewar and Bernard Acworth, he helped establish the Evolution Protest Movement. Having no children, he bequeathed much of his estate to Christian charities, especially those that helped the poor. He was an accomplished photographer and, in addition, he painted watercolours and enjoyed climbing in the Alps.