Do & See

There’s lots to see and do during your stay in Devon; here are a few of our favourite local activities!
Bovey Castle

Five Star Country Club and Golf
Bovey Castle Hotel

Non residents can use the indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, beauty spa, gym, tennis courts and 18 hole golf course.

Chagford Swimming Pool

Chagford Swimming Pool

Visit the beautifully situated Chagford Swimming Pool, the largest freshwater heated outdoor pool in Devon. For those after a more private, natural experience go wild swimming in one of the many rivers on Dartmoor. Recommended only during the Summer!

Snow on Dartmoor, Devon


There are many restorative walks from our doorstep into the countryside both along the River Teign that run’s through the Gidleigh Park estate and up on to the moor. Dartmoor has 368 square miles of open countryside with Bronze Age settlements, granite stone circles and rows, craggy tors, wild ponies and wooded mossy river gorges.


Visit The Regional Capital

Visit the city’s famous cathedral, museum and Roman ruins. Sample the many shops and restaurants and if you are in the mood take in a drink or meal and a film at The Picturehouse.

Dartmoor ponies, Warhorse Trail

Follow the Warhorse Trail

Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster was filmed on Dartmoor at key beauty spots including Haytor, Warren House Inn and Cadover Bridge. You can also go riding on Dartmoor yourself on a horse from the Babeny Farm Stables in Poundsgate.


Go To The Beach
Westcountry coastline

The property is in Mid Devon, equidistant from the huge Northern wild surf beaches such as Croyde and the Southern sandy coves which include Blackpool Sands.

Dartmoor Prison

Drop into Dartmoor Prison

This eerie place situated in the middle of Dartmoor has a museum featuring macabre weapons and prisoners’ escape gear.

The north west corner of Castle Drogo, Devon. The building was designed by Edwin Lutyens and built between 1910 and 1925.

Visit A Castle
Castle Drogo

England’s most recently constructed castle. Walk out from its spectacular gardens along the Hunter’s Path and Fingle Gorge.

Antique Shopping

Shop for Antiques & Local Products
Ashburton, Topsham & Dartington

Ashburton and Topsham are great spots for antiques and Dartington has a fantastic selection of shops including an outlet for the sale of the famous Dartington glass.

Sharpham Vineyard

Visit a Devon Vineyard and the surrounding area

The beautiful Sharpham vineyard overlooking the Dart valley in the South Hams is well worth a visit for a cheese and wine tasting. The crime writer Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway, now a National Trust property open to the public, is a little further down the river. Totnes, an interesting and attractive “alternative” town with it’s own currency is further upstream.

Gidleigh Park Hotel, Devon

Eating Out

Devon offers some of the finest locally sourced and produced seafood, meat and vegetables in Britain. There are countless restaurants and pubs to visit on our doorstep and further afield.

One Gidleigh Park


Some of the clearest skies in Southern Britain are to be found on Dartmoor. See which constellations and shooting stars you can spot from the deck.