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The Area


Come and explore our Art & Furniture Making Courses or Rent Holiday Cabins with us @ The Brake. You find us in the stunning South Hams area of South Devon just  3 miles from the coast, 4 miles from Dartmouth and 9 miles from Totnes and Kingsbridge. Dartmoor National Park is just 40mins away. There’s lots to do for nature, food and culture lovers.

There are many miles of coastal footpaths to enjoy and explore, leading you to secluded coves, beaches and occasional pubs. We are blessed with a variety of beaches from the sandy surf to the traditional Devon pebble beach with Blackpool and Slapton the nearest ones. Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is nearby.


The magical beauty of Dartmoor is only 40 minutes away where you can freely roam and discover Tors and villages hidden away in the valleys.


The South Hams is a very beautiful corner of the world with a wide range of activities for all the family.  The towns of Totnes and Dartmouth are nearby.  Each has its own unique quality. The market town of Totnes is well known for its alternative culture.  It is a historic town with a thriving community and all the usual array of shops and restaurants.  At the nearby Dartington Hall you can enjoy a wide programme of music and performance arts throughout the year.  

Dartmouth is a small harbour town overlooking the Dart estuary. It is very picturesque, full of history and yet provides the local community with everything that a town would require. The Brake is just down the road from Woodlands Leisure Park where the children can have loads of fun come rain or shine.


Other towns such as Kingsbridge and Salcombe are not too far and offer a wide range of opportunity for the family.  Click on links for more information on these places.

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