Chillaton

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The quiet village of Chillaton is surrounded by picturesque countryside, yet within easy reach of three market towns, and offers great access to Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley and the coast.

About Chillaton

The quiet little village of Chillaton lies just a few miles to the west of the iconic Dartmoor National Park and is a superb base for exploring the moors. The village's traditional local pub, The Chichester Arms, is named after notable former resident Sir Francis Chichester, famous for his solo circumnavigation of the globe in his yacht, Gypsy Moth, during the mid-1960s. Nowadays the pub not only provides hospitality, refreshments and entertainment, but is also home to the twice-weekly village Post Office counter.

Chillaton is surrounded by picturesque countryside, yet within easy reach of three lively market towns - Tavistock, Okehamptom and Launceston, whilst offering great access to the wild beauty of Dartmoor, and stunning Tamar valley and Atlantic coastline.

The South West's deepest gorge and spectacular 30m waterfall at Lydford Gorge lies just 6 miles from the village and is well worth a visit. Dartmoor itself offers a beautiful and varied landscape ranging from bleak rocky outcrops, vast expanses of heather moorland and deep wooded valleys with rushing rivers - perfect for walking, cycling, kayaking and horseriding to fully appreciate the natural scenery.

A holiday cottage in Chillaton is a great spot from which to explore the Dartmoor and the nearby rolling North Devon countryside, Tamar valley and Atlantic coastline.

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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
(4 miles)

The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to find out about the history of fairgrounds in a beautiful rural location. Capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre Milford PL16 0AT (T: 01566 783425)

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Roadford Lake Country Park
(5 miles)

Roadford Lake is a chance to get outside and explore Devon as it was meant to be explored - on foot, on bike and surrounded by nature.  On the Devon and Cornwall border, it’s a chance to let the kids run around, roll down hills, explore the woodland, build dens, find bugs or set up a picnic. It’s also a great destination for dog walkers and hikers to explore nature trails before heading to the Lakeside Café for cakes, light lunches, hot chocolates and ice creams.

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Lydford Gorge
(6 miles)

Lace up your walking boots and enjoy this spectacular 3 mile circular walk taking in Whitelady Falls, the Devils Cauldron and the beautiful natural scenery of the Gorge.  Some paths are closed in winter so check before you go.  Finish off your walk with a cream tea in one of two tea rooms - you deserve it ! 

Lydford Gorge Okehampton EX20 4BH  (T. 01822 820320) 

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Cholwell Stables
(6 miles)

Exploring Dartmoor on horseback is a fantastic experience and sure to be a highlight of your holiday.  Cholwell Riding Stables caters for all types of rider from complete novice to experienced, and is perfectly located to ride straight out onto Dartmoor.

Click here for further details 

 

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Lawrence House
(7 miles)

A beautiful Georgian house dating back to 1753, Lawrence House is leased to Launceston Town as a local museum and civic centre, spread over three floors, with exhibits focusing on local history and the area’s links with Australia.  When you visit you can learn about Philip Gidley King who sailed on the HMS Sirius, which accompanied the first fleet of convicts to Australia, see a display of costumes that date from the 18th century to the 1960s, discover the Victorian kitchen and let the kids play in the toy room.  Opening times are limited so make sure you keep an eye on the website for further information.

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The Royal Inn
(5 miles)

A welcoming 15th century inn on the Tamar Trail, with beamed ceilings, open log fires , ample parking and outdoor seating.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner offering locally sourced fish, meat and game, roasts, curries and lots more. 

The Royal Inn Horsebridge, Tavistock PL19 8PJ (T: 01822 870214)

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The Trout & Tipple
(6 miles)

This attractive pub with cosy bar and lots of room to eat in the lounge has something for everyone.  Enjoy a pint of local ale at the bar, let children entertain themselves in the games room or choose from the menu full of high quality pub classics and daily specials.  Children’s and gluten free menus available.

Trout & Tipple Parkwood Road, Tavistock PL19 0JS (T: 01822 618886)

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Horn of Plenty Hotel & Restaurant
(6 miles)

A luxury manor house hotel and 3AA Rosette fine dining restaurant with fabulous far reaching views across the Tamar Valley.  Here the highly skilled team of chefs produce delicious and beautifully presented modern British dishes with a hint of French.  Open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Horn of Plenty Hotel & Restaurant Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JD (T: 01822 832528)

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Taylors
(6 miles)

A stylish and modern eatery offering seasonal menus full of high quality local ingredients along with  homemade cakes, fresh coffee, cream teas and classic cocktails.

Taylors 22 Market St, Tavistock PL19 0DD (T: 01822 613045)

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The Fat Goose Bistro
(6 miles)

A modern bistro championing local produce from steaks to fresh fish, along with good vegetarian options. 

The Fat Goose Bistro 75 West St, Tavistock PL19 8AJ (T: 01822 614280)

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Seaton Beach - Cornwall
(19 miles)

A spacious, grey sand beach that’s popular with families, Seaton Beach enjoys views across the green, surrounding countryside and walks in Seaton Valley nearby. At low tide the beach stretches all the way from Seaton Beach to Downderry Beach.  There are facilities close by and there is are two car parks as well as road parking, but it does get busy quickly in the summer.  The beach is great for surfing, but do be wary of undercurrents.  There’s also a café and beach shop close by as well.  Dogs are welcome at the beach all year round.

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Visited Seaton Beach several times during our stay fantastic dog friendly beach with the advantage of having the river as well my dog enjoyed swimming in the sea and the river thoroughly recommend this beach.

June 2017


Great beach easily accessible and dog friendly

September 2017


Great beach dog friendly and no mess everyone respected the fact they could take dogs there

September 2017



Widemouth Beach
(20 miles)

Three miles south of Bude, Widemouth Bay Beach is a long, open bay that’s popular with families and surfers, while at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore.  It’s a wonderful place to learn to surf or body board thanks to fantastic conditions and lots of local surf schools in the surrounding area.  There’s free parking at both ends of the bay as well as viewing points.  Dogs are welcome throughout the year on the south section of the beach, otherwise known as Black Rock, but on the northern part there are seasonal dog bans.  It has a wild feel to it, which adds to its appeal, and there is lifeguard cover in the summer, but nonetheless do be careful when swimming.

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Lovely clean beach.

May 2017


Lovely clean beach. Dogs enjoyed it!

May 2017



Millendreath Beach
(21 miles)

Millendreath Beach is a south facing beach at the foot of a wooded valley, in a sheltered cove with soft sand and lots of rock pools to explore at low tide.  It’s connected to other nearby beaches by the South West Coast Path.  Dogs aren’t allowed on this beach at any time of the year, and there is a reasonably sized car park a few minutes walk away.  The beach is popular with families on holiday in Cornwall, and most of the surrounding area is occupied by a holiday park, so there are lot of facilities open to the public.

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Plaidy Beach
(21 miles)

A small and pleasant grey sand beach with rocks exposed at low tide, Plaidy Beach is simply a nice place to visit and take in the scenery.  There aren’t any facilities, and there’s no parking nearby so it’s one to reach on foot.  There’s a slipway to the beach, but you will have to access it by walking along the coast path, parking at Millendreath or Looe and it’s worth keeping in mind that it’s quite steep from both directions.  Millendreath is closer and the walk should take around 20 minutes.  Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round, so it’s a charming place to take them for a walk while you’re in the area.

 

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Hannafore Beach
(21 miles)

Half a mile west of Looe, stretching along the coast, Hannafore Beach is a sandy, shingle bay with a rocky reef and views of St George’s Island.  At low tide it’s brimming with rock pools, making it fun and games for the whole family to enjoy, and it’s a wonderful sun trap in summer months thanks to its south east facing position.  Because of its location over the river, the beach never really becomes too busy, but equally there aren’t any facilities nearby.  It’s popular with dog walkers as it’s amongst the few dog-friendly beaches in the area, and having explored you can extend your excursion to a stroll along the promenade or a potter around the coast path to the wonderfully scenic Talland Bay.  There is roadside parking along the sea front above the beach, but it can be difficult to find a space.  Alternatively, there is a large car park in West Looe, around 10 minutes away on foot.

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One of the many dog friendly beaches we visited lovely coastal walks to Talland Bay the nature reserve island is very interesting great refreshments available and not forgetting the free parking available all day which is very useful.

June 2017


Great beach. Good view of looe island. Loads of shells to collect. Lots of dog walkers tho!

August 2017


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