Bickleigh Farm

Self Catering Holiday Cottages and Bed & Breakfast

The South Hams



The South Hams is one of the most beautiful places to visit and Bickleigh Farm is centrally located and is within easy reach of the coast (nearest beach 15 minutes), the River Dart, the main towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge (all 6 miles distant) and is within sight of Dartmoor (only 20 minutes). The farm is half a mile off the A381 and therefore enjoys good access, yet offers complete peace and seclusion.

The name "Hamme" is an old English word meaning enclosed or sheltered place, and this most southerly point of Devon enjoys long summers, warm autumns and mild winters. The area is one of exceptional beauty and contrast – wooded valleys hiding tumbling peaty streams, rolling green hills above placid estuaries, rich red soil and rust-coloured South Devon cattle, lively market towns including Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Modbury, and ancient villages where cob and thatch longhouses have stood for many centuries.  

The South Hams’ 60 miles of coastline is traced by the South West Coast Path which winds up and down over cliff tops, around sheltered coves and across beaches of shingle and sand. Forming the northern boundary is unique and romantic Dartmoor with its landscape of bracken and heather, looming tors and ancient hut circles, hiding in its folds many pretty or rugged villages with their welcoming inns.


Located ˝ mile off the A381- midway between Totnes, Dartmouth & Kingsbridge

(all 6 miles distant).

Ideally located to explore South Devon & Dartmoor


There are a great selection of local pubs within a few miles drive of Bickleigh Farm, here is a list of some of the best and closest ones: -

The New Inn, Morleigh                 (01548) 821326

(Great local pub - delicious steak plus small bar menu – not for vegetarians – must book)

The Old Inn, Halwell                   (01803) 712329

(Great curries/stir fries plus good bar menu)

The Start Bay Inn, Torcross        (01548) 580553 

(Best fish restaurant around including crab, lobster, fish and chips etc – No need to book, just grab a table but it does get busy – well worth it !!)

The Kings Arms, Strete                (01803) 770377

(Excellent new restaurant in pub for that special occasion – quite pricey – mainly fish)

Rumours Restaurant, Totnes         (01803) 864682  

(Wine bar style restaurant serving great food in the centre of Totnes)

The Maltsters, Tuckenhay            (01803) 732350  

(Pub on the edge of a creek of the River Dart doing delicious waterside BBQs in the summer)

The Watermans, Bow Bridge         (01803)  732214  

(At the head of the creek serving food inside or by the River)

The Durant Arms, Ashprington      (01803) 732240  

(Restaurant serving a good range of dishes to suit every taste)


 Woodlands Leisure Park, Dartmouth   (01803) 712598

(Vast leisure park in woodlands with fun for all ages)

 Dartmouth Golf & Country Club            (01803) 712686

(Championship golf course, leisure centre & restaurant)

 Pennywell Farm, Rattery                       (01364) 642023

(Children’s attraction with variety of animal displays)

 China Blue, Totnes                                  (01803) 860905

(Pottery painting and gift shop)

 River Link, Dartmouth                           (01803) 834488

(Cruises up/down the River Dart from Totnes and Dartmouth)

 Greenway House & Gardens, Galmpton (01803) 842382

(Former home of Agatha Christie now run by The National Trust)

 Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens      (01803)  752466

(National Trust run art deco house and gardens)  

Contact Us at Bickleigh Farm 


telephone: (01803) 732271