Local Attractions

Ideally situted to explore the whole South Hams, Torr Cottage also has a wealth of local attractions to discover.

Just a few miles away lies Slapton Sands and Slapton Ley. The Ley is the largest natural lake in South West England, seperated from the sea by only a road and a shingle beach.

Slapton Ley is a wonderful wildlife haven, with plenty of birdlife to discover as well as the possibility of seeing otters – there are 3 clearly marked (differing length) circular walks available along the back of the Ley, through the woods and village of Slapton.


Steeped in history, Slapton Sands was the location for the ill-fated 1944 Exercise Tiger – a World War 2 Sherman Tank sits in the Torcross Car Park.

This long shingle beach provides great shore fishing, a lovely swimming location (on calm days), a quiet beach day and at the Street Gate end is regulalry used by naturists – if you’re after an all over tan!


The local villages around the South Hams offer plenty of great dining Pubs, lots of charm, and through the summer months, regular fetes and activities.


Great beaches and coastal walks are in abundance, from quiet secluded spots opposite Salcombe, to South Devon’s surfing home at Bantham.


The historic port of Dartmouth is just 6 miles away, with good shopping, art galleries, restaurants and plenty of activities thought the year.

Dartmouth kicks things off early in the year with it’s annual Music Festival in early May, offering over 100 performances, spanning multiple genres all around the town, it’s an action packed 3 days – and is free to enter!

Summer highlights include the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta in late August, with river rowing races to watch and a fantastic fireworks display.

October sees Dartmouth celebrate all things food, with it’s annual Food Festival showcasing over 100 South West producers, along with plenty of chef demonstrations and tsating to do!


If you’re into paddleboarding or kayaking, the beautiful eastury at Kingsbridge will give hours of water based exploration opportunities.

With a cinema to catch the latest films, a variety of shops and restaurant and a super convenient location, Kingsbridge is the perfect stopping off point on your way out, or back from exploring the local beaches.


The market town of Totnes (again 6 miles away) features a strong, independent high street, with great shopping from an eclectic mix of shops you won’t find anywhere else. It’s restaurants and cafe’s offer many vegetarian and vegan choices, and the marketplace is frequently bustling with stalls and buskers.

Totnes offers a completely different vibe than you will find in the coastal South Hams towns (or elsewhere)