Kingfisher Cottage – Devonshire Cottages

About The Area

Where to visit, eat & drink in the area

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Visitor Attractions


  • Blackpool Sands
    The offical website for Blackpool Sands a beautiful beach in the South Hams with Venus Organic Cafe, Venus Shop and toilet facilities & showers. Also you can surf ski, kayak, boogie board, wet suit and snorkel hire.
  • Buckfast Abbey
    Home to Roman Catholic Community and Benedictine Monks.
  • Buckfast Butterfly and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
    A Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary situated just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh.
  • Castle Drogo
    The ast castle to be built in England, set above the Teign Gorge with dramatic views over Dartmoor by the architect Edwin Lutyens. This is a National Trust property.
  • Crealy Great Adventure Parks
    A great family day at Crealy Adventure Parks in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Dartington Cider Press
    The Dartington Cider Press Centre, a unique visitor centre with fifteen shops, eating places and workshops set in a village atmosphere. They offer a collection of fine foods, glass, traditional crafts, jewellery, pottery, books, toys, stationery, wood turning, gifts, kitchenware, world crafts, plants and two restaurants including Cranks.
  • Paignton Zoo
    Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants.
  • Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre
    Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh is a multi award winning farm activity park and the biggest in the South West.
  • Riverlink Cruises
    Relaxing boat trips either up or down the tidal section of the famous River Dart; passing delightful scenery and arriving in either picturesque, lively Dartmouth or vibrant Totnes.
  • Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
    Slapton Ley Centre is a 200 hectare National Nature Reserve. Owned by the Whitley Wildlife Trust and managed by the Centre, the Ley is the largest freshwater lake in the south west and is extensively used in the courses at Slapton. The surrounding coastline and nearby Dartmoor National Park provides unrivalled opportunities for field courses.
  • South Devon Railway
    Heritage steam Railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes in South Devon, running beside the fast flowing river Dart.
  • The National Aquarium
    The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. It remains Britain's foremost aquarium and in the six years it has been open it has attracted over two million visitors.
  • The National Trust
    Nearby National Trust properties include: Compton Castle, Coleton Fishacre, Castle Drogo and famous beauty spots such as Dartmoor National Park and the River Dart.
  • Torcross & Slapton Sands
    The village of Torcross is the nearest beach to Kingfisher Cottage nestles between the beach and the fresh water lake (Ley) naturereserve. The village is at the western end of Slapton Sands (a shingle beach)in the centre of Start Bay. From the top of the hills above the village there are wonderful along the "sands" and Ley. The village has an active artist colony and a choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs offering excellent food and drink.
  • Totnes Rare Breeds
    The Totnes rare breeds centre has holdings of rare breeds of sheep and goats and these are supplemented with a selection of owls, poultry, ducks, doves and domesticated animals. There hope is to increase the awareness of the importance of maintaining rare breeds and biodiversity.
  • Venus Organic Cafes / South Hams Beaches
    Website for award winning Organic Cafes on Blackpool Sands, East Portlemouth, Bigbury Bay, and guide to beaches in the South Hams and Devon.
  • Woodlands
    Woodlands is a leisure park based in Totnes with a variety of indoor and outdoor rides and activities



  • Bigbury Golf Club
    Bigury Golf Course is a par 70 surrounded by stunning views in all directions. Dartmoor to the north, Bantham, Bigbury-On-Sea and Burgh Island to the south, farmland and the Avon Estuary to the east and the south coast of Devon and Cornwall to the west.
  • Dart Harbour Sea School
    Dart Harbour Sea School is based in a very picturesque area of Devon on the River Dart, a long natural deep water river, they offer all year round courses in shelter. The RYA accredited sea school provides excellent professional training with friendly male and female instructors, for sail training, power boating and motor cruising. Courses are available for groups or individuals.
  • Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
    One of Devon's premier golf courses & leisure resorts, situated close to the historical town of Dartmouth.
  • Lakeside Leisure & Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
    The Lakeside Health & Leisure Suite incorporates an indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, sunshower, stand up sunbed and children's splash pool. Guests can pay per day.
  • Salcombe Dinghy Sailing
    Salcombe Dinghy Sailing operates from Whitestrand in the centre of Salcombe and our boats are on moorings nearby. You can hire one of their boats if you have suitable experience or they can offer high quality professional sailing tuition.
  • Salcombe Harbour Hotel
    The Salcombe Harbour Hotel has a spacious air-conditioned fitness suite with various cardiovascular workout machines and a selection of free weights and exercise mats. In addition, guests have the use of a steam room, spa and a 15 metre heated indoor swimming pool; the perfect spot to relax and enjoy stunning coastal views. Private swimming lessons and a range of gym classes are available. Guests at Kingfisher Cottage can pay on a daily or weekly basis to use the facilities.
  • Salcombe Powerboat School
    Salcombe Powerboat School has built its reputation on safety and quality. Their instructors are highly qualified and have excellent knowledge of the local waters.
  • Thurlestone Golf Club
    This nationally known coastal course, has a well deserved reputation for excellence and will provide both the lower and higher handicap golfers with a stern, yet enjoyable test of golf. It offers 18 Holes and 6,340 yards with beautiful views, including Burgh Island and over to Bigbury Bay.

Local Food

  • Buckland Tout-Saints
    The Queen Anne Restaurant at Buckland Tout Saints is well regarded in the area and is situated in a William & Mary Manor House boasting 2 AA Rosettes. The restaurant is situated less than 10 minutes drive from Kingfisher Cottage and has stunning Russian pine panelling.
  • Church House Inn, Stokenham
    This is a character pub in the village of Stokenham, South Devon. They provide a range of local sourced meat, fish, seafood and vegtables. Very popular with our guests in 2010.
  • Heron Valley Organic Juices and Cider
    Award winning organic juices, ginger beer & devon cider pressed on a family farm in Devon.
  • Red Earth Deli, Kingsbridge
    The Red Earth Deli is a Cafe & Deli in Kingsbridge that also makes homemade gourmet meals to take away, from local Devon produce. The meals are handmade, using free range meat and no preservatives. They are situated in centre of Kingsbridge, South Devon.
  • Riverford Organic Field Kitchen
    The Riverford Field Kitchen opened in 2005 and was the first of its kind in the country, and uses fresh organic ingredients straight from the farm. Visitors who have been on a tour or walk around the farm, experience imaginatively prepared by Jane Baxter and her team. Jane previously worked at the Carved Angel and The River Café in London. You need to book an appointment before arriving.
  • Sharpham Vineyard
    This thousand year old farm consists of five hundred acres owned by the Sharpham Trust. The house, designed in 1770 by Sir Robert Taylor, overlooks the fields and wooded slopes above the River Dart, two miles downstream of the ancient market town of Totnes. Our aim today is to farm successfully in the modern context and to produce world class wine and cheese in harmony with the environment and the natural beauty of the Estate.
  • South Hams Chilli Farm
    The chilli farm is situated just North of Loddiswell, near Kingsbridge in South Devon, and is open to visitors from 10-4 daily and is growing over 100 varieties.
  • Start Bay Inn - Slapton Sands
    14th Century Inn located on the beautiful sweep of Slapton Sands Torcross, Near Kingsbridge, Devon Telephone (01548) 580 553
  • Stokeley Barton Farm Shop
    Stokeley Barton farm shop is situated in South Devon between Stokenham and Torcross and has a butchers,and sells a range of local produce including fruit, vegtables, bread, cakes,newspapers and it has an off licence. You can also pick your own strawberries and raspberries and eat in their cafe. Tel 01548 581010
  • The Cafe Asia
    This is a Chinese & South Asian Restaurant and Takeaway in Kingsbridge South Devon. It has dishes from different regions including Canton, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.
  • The Cricket Inn, Beesands
    The Cricket Inn first opened its doors in 1867 and is located within the small fishing village of Beesands nestled within the idyllic South Hams countryside overlooking the peaceful gently sloping shingle beach of Start Bay on one of the most southerly points of the UK. A welcome gathering place for both tourists and local residents alike all year round. Serving traditional ales, spirits and a varied selection of white and red wines along with a reputation for great food including fresh fish, seafood, and meat.
  • The Local Food Company
    You can buy organic food and Westcountry hampers online. The local food company is an award winning food delivery company with over 1300 products from Devon and the South West, including meat, dairy, bakery,cheese and they will deliver to Kingfisher Cottage if you would prefer not to shop during your stay. Tel 01392 248585
  • The New Angel - Dartmouth
    The New Angel is based in Dartmouth offering Michelin Star quality food using local ingredients. (Re-opened March 2008)
  • The Seahorse Seafood & Meat Grill
    The Seahorse is situated in Datrmouth on the front and is the idea of award winning restaurateur, food writer, chef and founder of FishWorks chain Mitch Tonks and long term friends Mark Ely and Mat Prowse. Inspired by the Mediterranean, The Seahorse, with seats for 40 diners, offers an experience with great food served in a relaxed but informal surroundings. Tel: 01803 835147
  • The Tower Inn, Slapton
    The historic Tower Inn in the centre of Slapton Village, South Devon is a haven for those who liked good food, wine and real ales.
  • The Tradesmans Arms, Stokenham
    The Tradesman's Arms is 14th Century, part-thatched pub and restaurant, with beams, log-burning fires in the village of Stokenham South Devon. The Tradesman's Arms serves good food real ales, local ciders etc. A favourite with our guests in 2010.
  • The White House
    The White House in Chillington is a luxury hotel and restaurant situated in Chillington, South Devon around 5 minutes drive from Kingfisher Cottage serving breakfast,lunch and dinner.
  • Venus Organic Cafes / South Hams Beaches
    Website for award winning Organic Cafes on Blackpool Sands, East Portlemouth, Bigbury Bay, and guide to beaches in the South Hams and Devon.


  • Discover Devon
    The tourist's guide to devon including activities, culture, events and food & drink.
  • Exeter Airport
    The site for Exeter airport the nearest airport to Kingfisher Cottage.
  • Kingsbridge Tourist Information
    The tourist information guide for the Kingsbridge and South Devon area.
  • Salcombe Offical Website
    This is the Official Web Site for the town of Salcombe, South Devon this well known holiday and sailing resort. Salcombe has a wide of ranges of shops and places to eat, and is at the southernmost town in the South Hams. Its a place of great beauty surrounded countryside with a magnificent scenic coastline in an designated area of outstanding beauty.
  • South West Tourism
    The official Tourist Board site for South West England including the South Hams, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Salcombe.
  • The Official Dartmouth Website
    The official web site for Dartmouth & the surrounding area. Dartmouth in South Devon is a beautiful town situated on the estuary and has narrow streets, a wide range of independent shops, art galleries & delicatessens. A cobbled market place features colourful stalls and Farmers markets supplying local produce.
  • Totnes Tourist Information
    The official Totnes Information Centre website. Totnes is in the heart of beautiful South Devon