Where to Stay

How about making a holiday of your visit to the South Devon Railway? 

You’ll need some accommodation then! Luckily we have put together this page of Where to Stay locally, and some slightly further afield, to help you make the most of your visit to us.

Please note that we are not responsible for the quality or availability of any accommodation providers.

Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels

The Abbey Inn

Located in Buckfast, Devon, and nestled inside Dartmoor National Park, The Abbey Inn offers bed and breakfast accommodation, a bar and a restaurant.

This bed and breakfast is just 2 minutes off the A38 road, and 30 minutes’ drive away from Plymouth and Torquay. The famous Buckfast Abbey is a mere 5-minute stroll away.

The Dartbridge Inn

Fully refurbished in 2016, this traditional 19th Century inn sits snugly on the edge of Dartmoor. Friendly, full of character, and perfectly blending the old with the new, The Dartbridge makes a great base for exploring this fabulous part of the Devon.

You can expect the highest quality hospitality, fantastic menu and room choices, and full hotel service in a unique, premium location. And they’re dog-friendly too. So your furry friend is most welcome!

Dartmoor Lodge Hotel

Nestled on the edge of South Dartmoor, the Dartmoor Lodge Hotel is easily accessible from The A38, midway between Exeter and Plymouth.

Family Owned and operated since 2008; they provide a quality experience within the warmth and familiarity of this privately owned Hotel.

Furzeleigh Mill

Situated in its own grounds with a sunny south facing aspect on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park Furzeleigh Mill offers an informal, homely atmosphere combined with great food and great service.

Located near the Devon Expressway the hotel is perfectly located for holidays or business, Moor or coast. It sits equidistant between Devon’s cities Plymouth and Exeter.

Gages Mill

Gages Mill Country Guest House is on the southern edge of Dartmoor, just a few minutes walk from the fantastic town of Ashburton.

Gages Mill is a perfect base from which to explore many areas of the South West Coast and Dartmoor.

The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn is positioned at the heart of the South Devon town of Buckfastleigh just on the edge of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park and within easy reach of the A38.

The Globe Inn comprises a comfortable and traditional bar and dining room with exposed beams, natural stonework and open fires to keep you snug on those chillier days and evenings and comfortable rooms for Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

Kilbury Manor

Kilbury Manor is a listed 17th century, former farmhouse set in 4 acres of grounds with the South Devon Railway and River Dart running behind the property. 

Situated a mile from the centre of the quaint town of Buckfastleigh, down a quiet lane with rural views; it is conveniently located for easy access to Dartmoor, Ashburton and Totnes and the coastal towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe. The South Devon Railway and Buckfast Abbey are less than 1.5 miles away.

The Trademans Arms

You will find The Tradesmans Arms in the heart of Scorriton Village near Buckfastleigh, only a 3 mile drive from the A38 Devon Expressway.

The Tradesmans Arms is a traditional “country pub” with modern styling and a very friendly welcome offering quality real ales, home cooked food, a selection of wines and comfortable B&B accommodation.

Orestone Manor

Orestone Manor is an independent family run classic country house hotel. The magnificent Georgian manor house is set in the pretty South Devon coastal village of Maidencombe, with spectacular sea views over Lyme Bay and beyond.

The award winning restaurant has a warm and inviting ambience with views over the terrace and countryside beyond.

Renowned for our relaxed, efficient and yet unobtrusive service, with a 5/5 rating on Tripadvisor, 2 AA rosettes for dining and 4* AA gold star accommodation rating.

Caravan and Camp Sites

Beara Farm Caravan & Camping Site

Situated in an idyllic 3.5 acre level meadow, close to the River Dart. Shower, toilets and spring water.

Voted one of the top ten venture sites by A.A. (84% rating). Member of Camping and Caravanning Club and ANWB (Holland). Cosmos Travel Top 100 Rural Site.

Within easy reach of the sea and Dartmoor. Ice packs frozen. Pets allowed.

Contact: 01364 642234

Churchill Farm Caravan & Camp Site

Set in the hills above Buckfast Abbey, between the villages of Buckfastleigh and Buckfast, this small, beautifully maintained campsite is part of a working farm owned by the Pedrick family. It’s a real hidden gem for those who love traditional camping.

There are 25 spacious grass pitches (eight with electric hook-up) for caravans, motorhomes and tents, and stunning panoramic views towards Dartmoor from every pitch.

Facilites include: toliets, waste disposal, drinking water, showers, hot and cold water for dishes housed in refurbished farm buildings across the drive from the paddock

Local Accommodation Websites

Visit Devon

The Official Guide to Devon; find places to stay, eat, and see in Devon.

Visit South Devon

The Official Guide to South Devon; find places to stay, eat, and see in South Devon.

Visit Totnes

The Official Guide to Totnes; find places to stay, eat, and see in Totnes.

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