Places to Visit
Ideally situated near the many attractions which South Devon has to offer, Fair Winds is the perfect location to use as a base from which to explore the area. We have included a few of these below and we are always happy to recommend many other places for our guests to visit.
Agatha Christie's Greenway HouseGreenway house is the beloved holiday home of famous author, Agatha Christie. Now a National Trust property, the beautiful house and gardens are only a short distance away and well worth a visit.
For a truly memorable trip to Greenway, take the Greenway Ferry flagship, Fairmile, a lovingly restored historic vessel. Board the boat from Brixham harbour and take in some of South Devon's most beautiful coastline. If you're lucky, you may even spot a dolphin or two.
Another journey option is Barnaby Bus, a 1947 Leyland bus which you can catch just a few minutes away from Fair Winds. Travel the 'Agatha Christie Mile' through the picturesque countryside on your trip to Greenway house.
The Golden HindA full-size replica of Sir Francis Drake's 16th-century ship, you can experience just what life was like on board as the ship circumnavigated the globe between 1577 and 1580 as you explore the cabins, weapons, cannons and other historical artefacts.
With a history of TV and film appearances, The Golden Hind is a fascinating opportunity to relive part of our seafaring history.
Coleton FishacreThis beautiful 24-acre garden and house is owned by the National Trust. The RHS accredited garden features rare and exotic plants, some of which are not normally found outside of a tropical climate. You may also get a glimpse out to sea as you enjoy a leisurely wander around.
See what life was like both above and below stairs in the 1920s house, once the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family.
DartmoorWith over 300 square miles of unspoilt, rolling landscape, Dartmoor is a memorable day out. For those who love walking or cycling, there are more than 450 public rights of way. Climbing and canooing are other activities to be enjoyed. There are plenty of pubs too, where you can enjoy a spot of lunch.
And of course, look out for Dartmoor's famous wild ponies which you will often come across along the way.
Berry Pomeroy CastleReputed to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain, you can find the romantic ruin of Berry Pomeroy in a wooded valley near Totnes. Dating back to the 1560s, the mansion inside the castle defences was intended to become the most spectacular house in Devon. However, it was never completed and became abandoned by 1700.
A number of spooky legends are associated with Berry Pomeroy, including the ghost of The Blue Lady who is said to beckon for help from passers-by, luring them to her tower where they fall to their death.
House of MarblesBased on a historic site of pottery making, the House of Marbles is a working glass and games factory producing a variety of vintage toys and glassware. Along with a museum, marble runs, fairground mirrors, and glass-blowing demonstrations, there is also a shop and licensed restaurant.
A fascinating place to visit for both adults and kids.