Fancy a family splash-tastic day out? Well look no further than the Shaldon Water Festival this 6th August! There is a parade of decorated boats, crab collecting, beach cooking demonstrations and children’s fancy dress among many other activities!

If you don’t have a place to stay then there is a brilliant deal (20% off) on this small bungalow from Helpful Holidays (sleeps 3) in the pretty village of Landscove, only 4 1/2 miles from Totnes, so it’s easy to get to by train and a short taxi ride if you don’t drive. This South-facing bungalow is in the well kept ½ acre garden of the owners’ Georgian house on the edge of the green. It has it’s own patio and a part of the garden is sheltered by apple trees. Inside, there is a small porch and hall; living room (with a folding bed) with French windows to the garden, fitted kitchen/diner and a utility room, and a double bedroom with window to garden. There is a shower-room and a useful store for bicycles/waterproofs/boots.

Many lovely comments have been made by visitors to this cottage, a Mr & Mrs Waterman who stayed in June said: “We found the property that we had booked to be more than expected in a wonderful location ideal for visiting many place in Devon. Quiet peaceful with only the sound of bird song night and day “HEAVEN”. We would return again and again. The owners were in the category of the nicest people you could meet.”

photo of Holiday cottage in Landscove, Dartmoor with 3 stars, sleeps 3

photo of Holiday cottage in Landscove, Dartmoor with 3 stars, sleeps 3