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Nearest travel links

Airport Exeter
Ferry Plymouth
Train station Totnes
Car Car essential

Activities near Kingsbridge

Sports Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation

How to get there

Arrival from 'up country' is usually via the M5 motorway. This ends at Exeter, leading to the A38 Devon Expressway, a dualled carriageway. Sat navs often suggest taking a left shortly after Exeter to head towards Newton Abbott and Torquay, but this can either present a long route through to Totnes, or indeed a car ferry at Dartmouth (which operates daytime only!).

Stay on the A38 until the Totnes/Kingsbridge turn off, and follow the road into Totnes. Nearing the centre, immediately before the railway station, there is a right slip road at traffic lights, signed towards Kingsbridge. Follow this road into the centre of Kingsbridge (about 12 miles), then take the Dartmough coastal road (east). Pass through several villages and after almost five miles you will reach Chillington.

In the centre of the village there is a small village pub, the Open Arms. We are opposite, well hidden behind a high stone wall and hedge. Look for our red chillihols sign. Park towards the bottom of our drive to ease unpacking.

Travel to the South Hams area of south Devon can only go so far by airline and train - indeed, this is what makes the area so magical! The nearest train station is Totnes, which has direct services to London Paddington, and also the east and west coast main UK rail lines. Exeter airport is an hour away.

Public buses serve the immediate area well but are reduced, or cease, in the early evening and may not run on certain services on Sundays. As such, private transport is preferable to get to the area, although 'green tourism' can be planned and used well once here.

The cottage is100m from the bus stops for Kingsbridge (and from there to Totnes, Exeter, Plymouth), and for Dartmouth.