Distinctive and Diverse
Totnes has a reputation for having an alternative vibe, with organic, ethical and fair trade the norm, not the exception. It’s the home of the Transition Town movement and is proud to be a little different – it’s no wonder really that this is the location of the only ‘Cat Café’ in the UK, where you can pay for a bit of feline therapy!
Markets and boutiques at every turn
The streets are filled with independently-owned shops and cafes, offering you something a little different to the average high street fare. Grab a coffee and divine home-made cake or pick up a salad-to-go. Not to be missed is the nearby, award-winning Riverford Field Kitchen, a must for all foodies, or take a stroll, or hire a bike, and head to Sharpham Vineyard, home to fine English wine and cheese. On the third Sunday of each month the market square is also host to Devon’s largest Good Food Market – with over 50 stalls packed with yummy treats. On Friday’s and Saturday’s the town plays host to an open air market. Take the time for a rummage and you can pick up antique finds amongst the local veg and artisan bread.
The town sits on the River Dart and river cruises to Dartmouth run daily throughout the season. Look out for kingfishers, regularly spotted near Steamer Quay. To guarantee an up-close animal experience try the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm. Meet a hedgehog, feed a lamb and watch out for the naughty goats! The farm is set beside the South Devon Railway. Take a ride along this scenic route to Buckfastleigh – the perfect treat for steam railway enthusiasts of all ages.
The Old Forge at Totnes provides year-round accomodation in a friendly, welcoming 600-year old stone building with cosy, cottage-style rooms set in a relaxing, almost rural environment close to the centre of the South Hams market town of Totnes - an ideal location for those with business in the...