The Local Area

Foales Leigh Farm with Dartmoor in the distance

An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Foales Leigh is situated in the heart of The South Hams - an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Exeter and Plymouth in South Devon. To the north the South Hams stretch to the edges of Dartmoor National Park, while to the south it covers one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK, from Torbay to Plymouth. With a strong rural and maritime heritage the South Hams is noted for is quality local food, restaurants, culture and wonderful landscapes.

A popular holiday destination, the South Hams has something for everyone. There are historic castles, stately homes, sandy beaches, sailing trips, country walks and adventure parks. Exterior of Foales Leigh Farm B&B showing guests lounge

Local places of interest include:

• The beautiful South Devon coastline
• Blackpool Sands, Slapton Sands, Bigbury Bay and Bantham beaches
• Pretty Devon villages
• Dartmoor National Park
• Historic market town of Totnes
• Greenaway, Agatha Christie's Summer Home on the River Dart
• Dartmouth and Dartmouth Castle
• Woodlands Adventure Park
• Paignton Zoo
• Historical buildings and Stately Homes
• Buckfast Abbey
• Salcombe and Kingsbridge

. . . and for those willing to travel a little further there is The Eden Project in Cornwall and the spooky old prison in Bodmin!

The surrounding farmland

Foales Leigh Farm

The River Dart at Totnes

River at Totnes

South Devon Coastline near Hallsands

Devon Coastline near Hallsands

Ponies on Dartmoor


Dartmouth Harbour and Castle

Dartmouth Castle & Harbour

Agatha Christie's Summer Home - Greenaway, on the River Dart


South Sands beach at Salcombe

South Sands, Salcombe

Buckfast Abbey at Buckfastleigh

Buckfast Abbey

Woodlands Theme Park. Just a short drive from Foales Leigh Farm B&B

Woodlands Adventure Park