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Walk the South West Coast Path

Holiday cottages ideally located close to the South West Coast Path. Ever wanted to really explore the South West Coast Path but couldn't work out how to manage it? Book a stay at Lamacraft Farm Cottages and walk from Dartmouth to Plymouth.

The South West Coast Path is England's longest national trail and waymarked footpath. It stretches for 1,014 km or 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole in Dorset. Here in South Devon, there are 185km or 115 miles. It's some of the most dramatic and stunning scenery, and landscape; hidden coves, secret beaches that you'll find in the UK and it's on our doorstep quite literally. 

The South West Coast Path was originally created by coastguards back in the nineteenth century who were looking out for smugglers who were attempting to land contraband. (Think Poldark!) For centuries it's also been used by fishermen for checking fish shoals and sea conditions. 

Lamacraft Farm Cottages are ideally located a short walk from the coastal path at either South Hallsands or Start Point.  With its iconic lighthouse that is open at various times of the year.  It's an exciting walk along the coastal path here with land owned by the National Trust, local farmers and landowners. There is an abundance of wildlife from the rare Cirl Bunting to Red Kites to Sparrow Hawks, Buzzards, Kestrels and the Skylark in the rolling hedges.  You can choose to walk towards Prawle Point or Beesands. You don't have to walk the coastal path there's a huge network of public footpaths leading to beautiful creeks and lost hamlets. Goodshelter, Lannacombe and South Pool with its lovely gastro pub the Millbrook Inn. 

We are proud to be members of the South west Coast Path.

Find out more about planning your walk on the South West Coast Path here

Read our blog of places to visit in South Devon.

  • Wisteria Cottage

    Prices from £350.00

    Wisteria Cottage is an end of terrace coastal cottage situated on a non-working farm in the South Hams, Devon. Equidistant from the beautiful coastal towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. It is one cottage at the end of a terrace of three within a group of four situated at Lamacraft Farm, less than a mile by footpath from the beautiful beach of North Hallsands.

    • Sleeps 6 (plus 1 extra with a single sofa bed so 7 total)
    • Sea Views
    • Great Base For Exploring SW Coast
    • Dog friendly
    • Cosy Cottage in a Remote Location
  • Jasmine Cottage

    Prices from £250.00

    Jasmine Cottage is a cosy cottage in a mid terrace of 3 coastal cottage situated on a non-working farm in a rural setting in the South Hams, South Devon. Equidistant from the beautiful coastal towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. It is one cottage within a group of four situated at Lamacraft Farm, less than a mile by footpath from the beautiful beach of North Hallsands and a mile from Start Point, one of the most southerly points of Devon. Jasmine Cottage sleeps four and one well behaved dog.

    • Sleeps 4
    • Dog Friendly Cottage
    • Wood Burning Stove
    • Walk the South West Coast Footpath
    • Walking Distance to the beach
  • Rose Cottage

    Prices from £230.00

    Rose Cottage is an end of terrace coastal cottage situated on a non-working farm in the South Hams, Devon. Equidistant from the beautiful coastal towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. It is one cottage within a group of four situated at Lamacraft Farm, less than a mile by footpath from the beautiful beach of North Hallsands

    • Sleeps 4
    • Close to the South West Coast path
    • Sea Views
    • Dog Friendly Cottage
    • Wood burning stove
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