As well as providing a perfect setting for a pet friendly, self catering family holiday or short break, Hope Barton Farm is the ideal base from which to explore all the wonderful things South Devon has to offer. Situated near the coast in Hope Cove, between Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Hope Barton offers easy access to a wealth of local towns, villages, attractions, beaches and sporting activities. Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are only a short distance away and Datmoor itself is on your doorstep.
A bit about the area
The name, "Ham", comes from the Anglo-Saxon, "Hamme", meaning a sheltered place. This probably accounts for the area's pleasant climate, although for those who choose to visit or live in district there is more than just good weather. The area boasts a number of historic towns and villages, excellent sailing and walking opportunities, dozens of safe, clean beaches and many events and shows, regattas, fairs and festivals throughout the year.
Culture and heritage
The District’s history is catered for through local museums at Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge. A flavour of the region’s maritime heritage can be savoured at the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. The area boasts many local fairs and festivals including the Marldon Apple Pie Fair, Modbury May Fair week, the Dartmouth Music Festival, the Salcombe Festival and the Kingsbridge Midsummer Music Festival. There are also colourful regattas at Salcombe and Dartmouth. Dartington Hall, originally built in 1388, is set in 28 acres of garden which are recognised as one of the finest in the country.
Arts and culture play an important role in the vibrancy and prosperity of the South Hams. With a world famous arts college at Dartington, hundreds of artists living in the area and a thriving local arts scene the South Hams has long been at the forefront of contemporary arts and culture in the region
The Coast and Countryside
The varied landscape and wildlife are one of the South Hams’ principal assets.
Ranging from windswept coastal plateaus through to narrow valleys along the fringes of Dartmoor, South Hams benefits from a wide range of landscapes and habitats. This has got to be one of the most beautiful places in the West Country.
On land, in the air or at sea our exciting wildlife is here in abundance in the South Hams. In the estuary and just out to sea, porpoises and dolphins can often be seen. Whales have even been sited and seals are regular visitors to Hope Cove beach, with our very own seal pup being born in the Cove recently. The area is rich in birdlife including cirl bunting, egrets, peregrines, sparrow hawks, buzzards, owls and bats. Just take a walk in the countryside – you are bound to see something interesting and unexpected.
Castles, museums, walking, a trip to the zoo, lighthouses, pirates, a village underwater, wrecks, nature, caving, cider making, farming, vineyards, stately homes, gardens, steam trains, cream teas, parks - whatever your interests there will be something for you in the South Hams or close by.
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