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Blackawton 6 minutes drive is a rural village that is nestled amongst countryside fields. Situated just a few miles from Start Bay and around five miles from the bustling harbour town of Dartmouth, the village is surrounded by working farms and is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a secluded country bolthole with easy access to the rest of South Devon A strong sense of community underpins the village, so upon your visit expect to find a thriving village hall, active church, primary school, play park, The George Pub with good food and even a volunteer-supported shop which provides a little of everything you could need and Post Office. The village is home to the world-famous International Festival of Worm charming, but also on a more local level, the annual bonfire night fireworks display is dubbed as one of the best in the area. Even in the height of summer, when South Devon is at its busiest, Blackawton provides a quiet and tranquil escape that is enveloped by a consistently calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Totnes is situated at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon some 8 miles away from Wood Farm. The town has a reputation for an eclectic mixture of shops, restaurants and markets. There’s also a thriving community of residents focused on artistic talent and ecological living.
Kingsbridge is about 7 miles away and has an excellent range of shops, restaurants and local facilities for canoe and paddle board hire. The town also boasts two supermarkets, a great leisure centre and a thriving small cinema.
The ever popular and affluent towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe are 7 and 12 miles away respectively, both with beautiful harbours and estuaries. They are a mecca for yachting and water sports with some excellent shops, markets, restaurants and inns as well as lovely sandy beaches and cliff top walks.
Dartmoor National Park, the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England with its wild ponies and outdoor adventures, is 12 miles away.
There are some excellent beaches in the local area including Slapton Sands, dog-friendly all year round, and Blackpool Sands, with its café, about 6 miles away. Shop, gastropub and restaurant ½ mile.