Find places to stay around South Brent and Devon. South Brent provides excellent access to Dartmoor National Park, the South Devon AONB and The English Riviera. Plymouth is just down the road.
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South Brent, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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National Park: Dartmoor
Nearby AONBs: South Devon, Tamar Valley, Cornwall
Select City/Towns/Villages: Plymouth, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Totnes

Holiday location
South Brent is a superb location for a South West break. One of a number of 'gateway' towns and villages that ring Dartmoor National Park, the village also provides quick access to the South Devon coast, to the vibrant city of Plymouth and the Tamar Valley AONB beyond. High moorland, seaside, city and stunning woodland all within easy reach.

Head for the moors
Despite its reputation for being bleak, Dartmoor is fringed with extraordinarily beautiful wooded valley or cleaves. Cut by the River Avon, the valley to the north west of the village is superb. Leading to the Avon Dam Reservoir and high moors beyond, there's plenty of parking at Shipley Bridge.

If you're up for a longer walk, we'd recommend heading north of the Avon Dam Reservoir and then almost immediately turning west along the Abbots Way before looping back past White Barrows to Shipley Bridge. It's particularly impressive in Autumn. Further north west is Ryder's Hill, the highest point in the south of the Park, and to the north east is the exceptional Dart Valley around Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and the village of Holne. The Two Moors Way cuts across the Abbots Way to the west of Avon Dam Reservoir.

South Devon coast
South Brent is a short drive from some super beaches. The most obvious are Bantham Beach and Dunes to the south and Slapton Sands to the south east but check out our 'Top 10 Recommended Beaches' list around South Brent for other ideas.

Plymouth and the Tamar Valley
Once you've stretched your legs on the moors and swam in the sea on the coast, we'd suggest heading into Plymouth. It's a great place full of family fun, culture and fascinating history. We'd also recommend pushing on to the Tamar Valley AONB. Not particularly well known but stunning with some top National Trust properties.


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Top 10 Beaches
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Hams Cottage, Venn Farm
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Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Rates: 342 - 789 Per Week

This 70 acre Dorset Sheep farm is set in the glorious countryside of South Hams a uniquely lovely region boasting the mildest year-round climate in Britain. Four very comfortable cottages are scattered around the owners&...

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The Granary, Venn Farm
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Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Rates: 486 - 1,178 Per Week

This 70 acre Dorset Sheep farm is set in the glorious countryside of South Hams a uniquely lovely region boasting the mildest year-round climate in Britain. Four very comfortable cottages are scattered around the owners&...

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Venn Byre, Venn Farm
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Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Rates: 265 - 593 Per Week

This 70 acre Dorset Sheep farm is set in the glorious countryside of South Hams a uniquely lovely region boasting the mildest year-round climate in Britain. Four very comfortable cottages are scattered around the owners&...

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