Places of Interest
There’s so much to see and do, within minutes of the Holne Chase Estate, due to its location in the heart of the world-renowned Dartmoor National Park, with its stunning moorland, beauty spots and magnificent Tors. Looking seaward towards the South Devon coast you can explore the many stunning beaches on offer. Plus, we are blessed with more than our fair share of historic houses, unique places to visit and fun, family attractions.
Whether you are looking to: walk, swim, sunbathe, paddle or play with the family; South Devon has many stunning beaches to choose from, all within easy reach from Holne Chase.
Located on the edge of a National Park; Holne Chase is a perfect base to explore Dartmoor’s towns and villages. Venture up onto the Moor to experience it’s history and awesome beauty. A magical place for walking, hiking and cycling.
A 5 minute drive from Holne Chase you’ll find the beautiful moorland location Hexworthy Bridge; with Haytor and Brinsworthy a few of the striking local landscapes used in Stephen Spielberg’s film War Horse.
River Dart Country Park
A wonderful day out for all the family with the daredevil days a favourite for children. There is a wonderful café here called The Old Sawmill. Well worth a visit.
Located at Manaton nr Bovey Tracey Dartmoor’s iconic landmark. Follow trails alongside the waterfall and explore 50 acres of stunning woodlands.
Farm Activity Park with lots to see and do for the whole family. Friendly animals, indoor and outdoor play, plus a different hands on activity every half an hour.
National Marine Aquarium
As close as you can get, without getting wet! Experts are on hand to share their knowledge and experience. A great family day out with the chance to see great variety of nautical and sea life in huge tanks.
Miniature Pony Centre
Meet and touch over 150 animals including the miniature Shetland Ponies and miniature Mediterranean Donkeys. The Pony Centre sits right on the edge of wild and magical Dartmoor.
Rare Breeds Farm
Enjoy seeing red squirrels, owls, hedgehogs, rare breed goats, sheep, birds and much more.
House of Marbles
A working factory set in an historic pottery; it has the largest collection of marbles in the world. There is also a fascinating glass works, wonderful selection of games and gifts and restaurant
Guild of Crafts
Housed in the Riverside Mill, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is one of the most prestigious craft organizations in the country. There are displays and exhibitions of ceramics, textiles, woodwork and jewelry by highly skilled West Country craftsmen.
South Devon Railway; experience the best of un-spoilt Devon on a steam train as it hugs the banks of the beautiful River Dart. This is brilliant for children and for romantics alike.
Otters and Butterflies
The Otter Sanctuary is a specially landscaped outdoor area, where there are around a dozen otters, some of whom have been rescued others bred at the sanctuary. The Butterfly Farm is a tropical landscaped garden with ponds, waterfalls and bridges along with exotic plants and foliage.
Paignton Zoo is home to over 2,500 animals and set across 80 acres. Walk through a world of wonder, visit the desert, cross the Savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics.
Babbacombe Model Village
Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles set in four acres captures the essence of England’s past, present and future.
Castles of Devon
Visit some of Devon’s famous castles including: Dartmouth, Berry Pomery, Okehampton and Totnes – all well worth a visit.
Torquay’s coastal zoo. There is a fascinating range of creatures; from the penguins, playful fur seals and colourful puffins to the elegant wading birds and spectacular sea ducks.