‘Totnes – one of South Devon’s gems’
The nearest town to Webland Farm, approximately 6 miles away, is the historic town of Totnes, one of Devon’s gems.
Based on the River Dart, Totnes is full of historical buildings dating back to Norman, Medieval and Tudor ages, and is overlooked by Totnes Castle, originally built in Norman times.
Totnes has had a long and successful history. Based at a strategic position on the River Dart it was originally a fortified settlement to defend against Viking raiders. Legend also has it that after the Trojan War, Brutus and his followers set out to find an island promised to him by the goddess Diana, and that they stepped ashore at Totnes. The ‘Brutus stone’ where he is reputed to have landed can be found in Fore Street.
Totnes Castle provides excellent views of Totnes and the surrounding countryside. It is one of the earliest stone castles to be built in Devon, and is one of the best-preserved examples of a Norman motte and bailey castle to be found today.
There is also plenty to see in the streets of Totnes. There are the ‘Narrows”, a series of narrow streets that date back to medieval times; there are ancient wells with spring water flowing into granite troughs; there are museums and excellent examples of period architecture; and there is a bustling market and a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit your taste.
The River Dart, running through Totnes, also provides a scenic area to spend some time, and even take a boat trip down the Dart to Dartmouth.
The South Devon Railway also runs between Totnes and Buckfastleigh, giving you the opportunity to take a steam engine ride through some beautiful South Devon countryside.
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‘An all year round lodge home’
Owning a holiday lodge at Webland Farm means that you can enjoy the pleasures of Totnes all year round.
During the summer it is a great place to spend wandering around by the river, or taking the trip up to the castle. During the rest of the year, it retains its appeal with its labyrinth of narrow streets, the markets and antique shops, the museums and architecture. A nighttime walk, during Autumn or Winter, around the oldest parts of the town with the old lamps beaming, followed by a drink or meal in one of the town’s many pubs and restaurants, makes for a great evening.