Best places and attractions to visit in and around Stoke Gabriel

Our top-ten must visit destinations, for any The Millpool resident.

Stoke Gabriel sits blissfully amidst the River Dart, boasting an advantageous location nestled in the countryside, just minutes away from the buzz of Devon’s English Riviera. A favourite destination for family picnics and a spot of crabbing, but rest assured this quaint spot is also a place for relaxation with a population of only just over 1,100. This scenic South Devon village has it all, as it is conveniently within close proximity of an array of amenities and attractions.

To offer you a taster of life in Stoke Gabriel, we have compiled ten of our favourite things to do and places to visit in the village and nearby. Stoke Gabriel is surrounded by history and activities, why not share your own favourite attractions with us at sales@bluecedarhomes.co.uk and on Facebook?

Totnes

Find it: 4 miles from The Millpool


This historic market town sits in the heart of South Devon on the banks of the River Dart, well-known for its bustling markets which bring to the table a range of mouth-watering local culinary delights, quirky clothing, antique furniture and other intriguing stalls. As you walk through the town centre you are spoilt for choice with a mixture of local jewellers, high-end stores and much-loved cafés and restaurants. As well as the alluring town centre, Totnes is home to a classic Norman motte and bailey castle, known at Totnes Castle, perched on the top of the hill and a must-visit attraction.

Contact: https://www.visittotnes.co.uk/

Greenway House

Find it: TQ5 0ES, 5 miles from The Millpool


Once described as ‘the loveliest place in the world’, Greenway House and Garden, now managed by the National Trust, is the former holiday home of the highly regarded author Agatha Christie and her family. Visitors are invited to take a glimpse into the family’s life and admire the atmospheric house and gorgeous garden overlooking the Dart estuary. The house, which dates back to the 1950s, is the home where Agatha and her family would come to spend quality time relaxing by the riverside and reading Agatha’s latest mystery to guests during the seasonal holidays. Throughout the year, there are lots of fun-filled events and activities for all of the family to enjoy at Greenway, as well as the Barn Café, which is open all year round offering lovely lunches and afternoon treats.

Contact: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

Dartington

Find it: 6 miles from The Millpool


The stunning 1,300-acre estate, just 6 miles from Stoke Gabriel, comprises a hall estate, shops, cinema, park, restaurants and lots of lovely walks to wander. The extensive luscious grounds are ripe for exploration, and within them sit a bundle of scrumptious eateries to indulge in a bite to eat. There is something for everyone at Dartington from exploring the hall estate, watching a film in the 15th century barn cinema, to pottering around the unique shops. As a registered charity, Dartington relies on the support of the public to help care for the grounds and estate, giving visitors the wonderful opportunity to volunteer and become a Dartington Member in order to reap a bundle of benefits all year round.

Contact: https://www.dartington.org/

Churston Golf Course

Find it: TQ5 0LA, 5 miles from The Millpool

Boasting an enviable position overlooking Torbay and beyond, this beautiful 18-hole parkland course is one of the most idyllic in the South West. Established in the late 1800s, Churston Golf Course upholds the best traditions of golf, yet still meets the needs of members and discerning visitors at the clubhouse, which is open for events all year round. The onsite facilities include two practice putting greens, two chipping areas, four outside nets, an indoor golf simulation system and a full driving range.

Contact: https://www.churstongolf.com/

Sharpham Wine and Cheese

Find it: TQ9 7UT, 8 miles from The Millpool


Located on the banks of the River Dart near Totnes, Sharpham’s vineyard and dairy consists of 500 acres of land, all owned by the Sharpham Trust, which has successfully produced world-class wine and cheese, in harmony with the stunning natural beauty of the estate, for over 35 years. Open to visitors for vineyard walks and wine and cheese tasting, making a lovely gesture for birthdays or celebrations alike. Make a day of it at Sharpham with a spot of lunch in The Cellar Door Kitchen, situated in the picturesque grounds.

Contact: https://sharpham.com/

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat

Find it: TQ4 6AF, 4 miles from The Millpool


Travel along South Devon’s coastline in style with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat trip. A great attraction, allowing you to take in the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the great River Dart all in one day. This unique attraction offers a variety of different tours including the Torquay round robin, Dartmouth river cruise, Totnes river cruise, paddle steamer round robin and a greenway halt, just to name a few. Prices start from £17.50 with commentary provided for an educational edge.

Contact: https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/

Coleton Fishacre

Find it: TQ6 0EQ, 7.7 miles from the Millpool

Another classic award-winning National Trust estate, Coleton Fishacre is perfectly positioned, boasting enticing glimpses out to sea. This 1920s country retreat is home to an RHS accredited luxuriant garden, with walks allowing visitors to admire the scenery, thriving wildlife and tranquil ponds. The house itself was built with an Art Deco elegance, painting a lively picture of the family’s life from the glamourous saloon to the airy servants’ rooms. There are many things to see and do at Coleton House and Garden, from half term fun for the grandchildren to summer walks exploring the picturesque meadows.

Contact: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre

River Dart

Find it: Just minutes away from The Millpool

There is plenty to do along the side of the River Dart. From pub lunches to on-the-water activities, you will never be short of entertainment. Residents at The Millpool are lucky enough to live within this waterside haven, overlooking the mill pond which leads into the River Dart. If you are looking to catch a glimpse of some wonderful wildlife, then you might be in luck! The Dart is a hugely attractive environment, supporting a large number of bird species, a collection of shore crabs, not to mention dolphins and basking sharks which are known to venture into the estuary.

Contact: https://www.bythedart.co.uk/

The English Riviera

Find it: 7 miles from The Millpool

Just a stone’s throw away from Stoke Gabriel, The English Riviera consists of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham and is the ideal location to make memories to last a lifetime. In fact, The English Riviera has an incredible concentration of top-quality attractions including a model village, world-class zoo, a unique marine aviary, a historic pier and much more. Whether residents at The Millpool are looking to entertain friends and family or opting for a summer break then Devon’s English Riviera is an unequalled option.

Contact:https://www.englishriviera.co.uk/

Dartmouth

Find it: 7.5 miles from The Millpool via the ferry

If you are a fan of impeccable cuisine, then you will love Dartmouth. This colourful harbour town is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Devon’s local produce, as well as the variety of shops and art galleries to browse through. Flawlessly positioned on the waterfront, Dartmouth is a hub for visitors all year round, come rain or shine, with festivals, events and exhibitions taking place throughout the year. When travelling from Stoke Gabriel, visitors can access Dartmouth over the ferry from Kingswear, making the town quick and easy to access.

Contact: https://www.discoverdartmouth.com/

Totnes

Find it: 4 miles from The Millpool


This historic market town sits in the heart of South Devon on the banks of the River Dart, well-known for its bustling markets which bring to the table a range of mouth-watering local culinary delights, quirky clothing, antique furniture and other intriguing stalls. As you walk through the town centre you are spoilt for choice with a mixture of local jewellers, high-end stores and much-loved cafés and restaurants. As well as the alluring town centre, Totnes is home to a classic Norman motte and bailey castle, known at Totnes Castle, perched on the top of the hill and a must-visit attraction.

Contact: https://www.visittotnes.co.uk/

Greenway House

Find it: TQ5 0ES, 5 miles from The Millpool


Once described as ‘the loveliest place in the world’, Greenway House and Garden, now managed by the National Trust, is the former holiday home of the highly regarded author Agatha Christie and her family. Visitors are invited to take a glimpse into the family’s life and admire the atmospheric house and gorgeous garden overlooking the Dart estuary. The house, which dates back to the 1950s, is the home where Agatha and her family would come to spend quality time relaxing by the riverside and reading Agatha’s latest mystery to guests during the seasonal holidays. Throughout the year, there are lots of fun-filled events and activities for all of the family to enjoy at Greenway, as well as the Barn Café, which is open all year round offering lovely lunches and afternoon treats.

Contact: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

Dartington

Find it: 6 miles from The Millpool


The stunning 1,300-acre estate, just 6 miles from Stoke Gabriel, comprises a hall estate, shops, cinema, park, restaurants and lots of lovely walks to wander. The extensive luscious grounds are ripe for exploration, and within them sit a bundle of scrumptious eateries to indulge in a bite to eat. There is something for everyone at Dartington from exploring the hall estate, watching a film in the 15th century barn cinema, to pottering around the unique shops. As a registered charity, Dartington relies on the support of the public to help care for the grounds and estate, giving visitors the wonderful opportunity to volunteer and become a Dartington Member in order to reap a bundle of benefits all year round.

Contact: https://www.dartington.org/

Churston Golf Course

Find it: TQ5 0LA, 5 miles from The Millpool

Boasting an enviable position overlooking Torbay and beyond, this beautiful 18-hole parkland course is one of the most idyllic in the South West. Established in the late 1800s, Churston Golf Course upholds the best traditions of golf, yet still meets the needs of members and discerning visitors at the clubhouse, which is open for events all year round. The onsite facilities include two practice putting greens, two chipping areas, four outside nets, an indoor golf simulation system and a full driving range.

Contact: https://www.churstongolf.com/

Sharpham Wine and Cheese

Find it: TQ9 7UT, 8 miles from The Millpool


Located on the banks of the River Dart near Totnes, Sharpham’s vineyard and dairy consists of 500 acres of land, all owned by the Sharpham Trust, which has successfully produced world-class wine and cheese, in harmony with the stunning natural beauty of the estate, for over 35 years. Open to visitors for vineyard walks and wine and cheese tasting, making a lovely gesture for birthdays or celebrations alike. Make a day of it at Sharpham with a spot of lunch in The Cellar Door Kitchen, situated in the picturesque grounds.

Contact: https://sharpham.com/

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat

Find it: TQ4 6AF, 4 miles from The Millpool


Travel along South Devon’s coastline in style with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat trip. A great attraction, allowing you to take in the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the great River Dart all in one day. This unique attraction offers a variety of different tours including the Torquay round robin, Dartmouth river cruise, Totnes river cruise, paddle steamer round robin and a greenway halt, just to name a few. Prices start from £17.50 with commentary provided for an educational edge.

Contact: https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/

Coleton Fishacre

Find it: TQ6 0EQ, 7.7 miles from the Millpool

Another classic award-winning National Trust estate, Coleton Fishacre is perfectly positioned, boasting enticing glimpses out to sea. This 1920s country retreat is home to an RHS accredited luxuriant garden, with walks allowing visitors to admire the scenery, thriving wildlife and tranquil ponds. The house itself was built with an Art Deco elegance, painting a lively picture of the family’s life from the glamourous saloon to the airy servants’ rooms. There are many things to see and do at Coleton House and Garden, from half term fun for the grandchildren to summer walks exploring the picturesque meadows.

Contact: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre

River Dart

Find it: Just minutes away from The Millpool

There is plenty to do along the side of the River Dart. From pub lunches to on-the-water activities, you will never be short of entertainment. Residents at The Millpool are lucky enough to live within this waterside haven, overlooking the mill pond which leads into the River Dart. If you are looking to catch a glimpse of some wonderful wildlife, then you might be in luck! The Dart is a hugely attractive environment, supporting a large number of bird species, a collection of shore crabs, not to mention dolphins and basking sharks which are known to venture into the estuary.

Contact: https://www.bythedart.co.uk/

The English Riviera

Find it: 7 miles from The Millpool

Just a stone’s throw away from Stoke Gabriel, The English Riviera consists of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham and is the ideal location to make memories to last a lifetime. In fact, The English Riviera has an incredible concentration of top-quality attractions including a model village, world-class zoo, a unique marine aviary, a historic pier and much more. Whether residents at The Millpool are looking to entertain friends and family or opting for a summer break then Devon’s English Riviera is an unequalled option.

Contact:https://www.englishriviera.co.uk/

Dartmouth

Find it: 7.5 miles from The Millpool via the ferry

If you are a fan of impeccable cuisine, then you will love Dartmouth. This colourful harbour town is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Devon’s local produce, as well as the variety of shops and art galleries to browse through. Flawlessly positioned on the waterfront, Dartmouth is a hub for visitors all year round, come rain or shine, with festivals, events and exhibitions taking place throughout the year. When travelling from Stoke Gabriel, visitors can access Dartmouth over the ferry from Kingswear, making the town quick and easy to access.

Contact: https://www.discoverdartmouth.com/

If the huge variety of historic attractions and artistic and cultural activities on offer in and around Stoke Gabriel sparks your interest, find out more about bespoke new properties available from Blue Cedar Homes at The Millpool.

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