Your Gateway To Local Gems
5* accommodation in close proximity to stunning coastlines, attractions and eateries is what makes Pilgrims Rest Cottages stand out. Reading our former Guest Reviews, it won’t take you long to see our Cottages are the only Hub you need when visiting South Devon.
Below you will find a brief overview of things to do in Torbay and beyond. When you stay with us, we provide you with our ‘Pilgrims Rest Tourist Information Pack’ giving you all the tools to tailor the perfect break.
The Great Outdoors - Beaches
From small pebbled coves to bigger sandy beaches, you will certainly be spoilt for choice. Former guests have thoroughly enjoyed visiting Anstey’s cove, Maidencombe, Broadsands, Meadfoot, Watcombe, Preston Sands, Goodrington, The Ness, Abbey Sands and Oddicombe just to name a few. Best of all, many of our beaches allow dogs all year-round providing guests more freedom for their stay.
The Great Outdoors - Walks
It’s no secret that Torbay and Devon have some of the best scenery and areas of natural beauty in the UK. Whether you’re seeking an adventurous hike across Dartmoor or a gentle amble along the South West Coastal path, the walking possibilities are endless. If you like walking, the ‘Pilgrims Rest Tourist Information Pack’ provides details of 10 of our own designed walks plus booklets on 50 more in the local area for you to enjoy.
Activities For Everyone
Need a little more than beaches and walks? No problem. From waterfalls to waterslides, there is something for everyone. Activities highlighted by former guests include: fishing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, Becky Falls, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Woodlands Theme Park, Pennywell Farm, Kents Cavern, Splashdown, Agatha Christie, Sunset Boat Rides, Dartmouth River and Cruise, Bygones, Sea Safaris, Crazy Golf, Go Ape, Go Karting, Cayman Golf, National Trust, Steam Trains, Canonteign Falls, Crealy Adventure Park, Torquay Pitch & Putt and so many more.
Food Glorious Food - Eating Out
With historical English Inns, award winning Michelin Star restaurants and traditional seaside fish & chips all available nearby, you will never be stuck for places to eat. Go for a romantic meal or please the whole family when you stay at Pilgrims Rest Cottages. A few favourites are: The Linny (14th Century), Cary Arms, Thatched Tavern (16th Century), The Orange Tree, Rock Fish, Simply Fish, Hanbury’s, Angels Tea Rooms, The Ness, The Boathouse, Offshore, The Guard House, The Drum Inn, The Buccaneer, The Church House Inn, Bombay Express, Jingles, Waterside Bistro, Coombe Cellars, No.7, Pierpoint, 3 Degrees West, Yum Sings and Hamilton’s.
Food Glorious Food – Eating In
If you’re tired after a long day exploring, a takeaway can be the perfect option. Many local restaurants offer takeout services as well as your normal takeaway cuisines available for delivery. Fancy doing it yourself? Our cottages have the kitchen facilities you could expect to find at home and if the weathers nice, why not have a BBQ in our beautiful gardens. With fresh produce and ingredients on your doorstep, take advantage of local farm shops, butchers and fish mongers to create those memorable holiday meals.
Here To Help
Having lived and raised our family in the area since 1997, we have accumulated a great amount of local knowledge. This has enabled us to provide our guests with the ‘Pilgrims Rest Tourist Information Pack’.
Our aim is to give our guests a personal and unique experience of Torbay and South Devon and act as your own tourist information hub. We have named above some of ours and our guests favourite attractions, beaches, eateries, walks and activities with so many more listed in our packs. Being in such a fantastic location gives you the opportunity to experience these for yourself as well as adding some of your own for future guests to enjoy.
Attractions, Beaches, Eating & Walks...
The major reason we can mention such a number is due to our philosophy of bringing the ‘Tourist Information’ centre concept to them. Having lived and raised our family in the area since 1997, we have accumulated a great amount of local knowledge, and uncovered some real gems. In each barn we provide our own documents on walks, beaches, man-made and natural attractions, eating in and eating out.
Attractions have details on zoos (Paignton, Living Coast, Pennywell, Shaldon, Miniature Pony), boat trips (speed or leisure with dolphin and seal spotting) & adventure parks (Creally & Dartmouth); wildlife centres, steam trains & leisure centres; golf, tennis, fishing & crabbing; theatres, museums & multi-screen cinemas; castles, national trust properties, historic buildings, parks and gardens; crazy golf, pitch & putt to go-karts.
Beaches cover up to 20, from coves to long stretches of sand; pram accessible or not; dog friendly or no; beach facilities or not.
Eating ‘out’ list up to 50, with 14 high-lighted from 15th Century ‘Thatched Tavern’ Inn next to beach & countryside; 17th Century ‘Cary Arms’ over looking harbour & bay; ‘Angels’ tearooms; Michelin starred to kids favourite such as Pizza Express; child or even dog friendly.
Eating ‘in’ guide covering local shop provision from ‘Crusty Loaf’ bakers, Paul’s Plaice Fish & Chips (best in the bay), Coop & Woks Cook-in; to home delivery of pizzas & curries.
Walks - with over 60, some starting from the barns; coastal or inland, pub, beach or village located.
Write ups on the surrounding area.
Due to our position in Torquay, we have easy access to all these. I don’t know why you are looking at coming to Pilgrims Rest but we are confident that whatever your reason our locality can facilitate in spades!