Coombe Brook is situated in a valley about 15 minutes walk from the Victorian sea-side resort town of Dawlish. The local lanes are lovely to explore by foot or on bicycle. Dartmoor is a short car journey away and some of the tors are visible from the top of Luscombe Hill. The scenery of South Devon is amongst the most picturesque in Britain.
The railway line to and from Dawlish was created by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and is regarded as one of the most scenic lines in the UK, meandering down the coast and through the red sand-stone cliffs that characterise the area. Exeter, Torquay, Paignton and Plymouth are easily and inexpensively accessible. A ferry runs from nearby Starcross to Exmouth during the summer months.
The town has a variety of places to eat and drink. The town is great for families who wish to explore the sandy beaches and rock pools. Boat excursions run from the local slipway.
Dawlish Lawn, an area surrounded by local shops, pubs and restaurants, features the famous Dawlish Black Swans.
South Devon is a great place for cycling, with cycle paths all the way from Dawlish to Exeter, up the scenic Exe Estuary. Bike hire is available locally and inexpensively: click on the logo to go to our local bike hire shop, Braking Wind.
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A lovely place to visit and enjoy a glass or two of wonderful British wine, is Old Walls Vineyard in Bishopsteignton. A lovely working vineyard, with tours available and open for functions as well. More details and seasonal opening hours can be found by clicking on the picture below.