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Location and places of interest

Ideal for guests looking to explore Devon, Cornwall and Dartmoor, walk the superb coastal paths, enjoy a quiet family beach holiday or simply "get away from it all". As Plymouth is a fishing harbour, a centre for yachting, a naval base and a working port there is always plenty to watch on the water.

'Becalmed' is positioned within a gated estate of privately owned chalets. The South West Coastal Path runs through the estate and the west facing patio overlooks the stunning Plymouth Sound. The estate has a coffee shop and small newsagents but please note that this is not a commercial holiday park. The nearest village is Down Thomas, which has a pub, post office and general store.'

Plymouth's central position on the south west coast makes 'Becalmed' the perfect location for exploring Devon and Cornwall - The Eden Project - St Ives Galleries - the pretty Dartmoor Villages - Dartmouth - Salcombe - the English Riviera - all within easy driving distance.

2 Hours from Bristol :: 20 Minutes from Plymouth

Providing easy access to:

Torquay (40 Minutes) :: Dartmoor (30 Minutes) :: Eden Project (60 Minutes)

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Plymouth

PLYMOUTH water front has is all: a stunning harbour area at The Barbican which is home to the local fishing fleet, the beautiful racing yachts, the busy marinas, the naval ships moving in and out of the Dockyard, the cross channel ferry port and the numerous pleasure cruisers.

PLYMOUTH has history: the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrims left for America, the Elizabethan houses in the old town, the Royal Citadel with it’s walking tours and Plymouth Hoe where Drake played bowls before defeating the Armada.

PLYMOUTH has great culture: within easy reach are Saltram House, Buckland Abbey, Cotehele House and Gardens, Antony House, The Merchant’s House, Mount Edgecombe Estate and so many more …

PLYMOUTH is exciting: with the National Marine Aquarium, The Theatre Royal, The City Museum, the Plymouth Gin Distillery tour, The Vue entertainment area, the dry ski slope, the freshwater Lido, and the great town centre with it’s modern shopping mall.

PLYMOUTH is a great base for touring the South West: Dartmoor is just 20 minutes drive away / The English Riviera of Torquay 40 minutes / the pretty fishing villages of Looe and Polperro 30 minutes / Padstow harbour 75 minutes / the galleries of St Ives just under 2 hours / Salcombe 50 minutes.

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South Devon

South Devon is the gem of the South West being slight less commercialised than the north Cornwall coast, softer than the rugged coast of north Devon and with a diverse array of sights to see and things to do there’s something special for every visitor.

The National Park of Dartmoor is just north of the South Devon coast- the beauty of the vast natural landscape must be seen to be believed with the market towns of Tavistock and Bovey Tracey and the interesting Dartmoor Prison museum at Princetown and the ‘nursery rhyme’ village of Widecombe in the Moor with Buckfastleigh Steam Railway on the southern fringe of the moor.

The South Devon coastline stretches from Plymouth, along the quiet inlet of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, across to Start Point and historic Slapton Ley to the magical settings of Dartmouth and Salcombe on towards Torquay and the relaxed town of Exmouth and on to Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth.

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South West Coast Path

‘Becalmed’ is on the South West Coast Path with the most fantastic views over Plymouth Sound visible from both the lounge and patio. Walks for walkers and sandy beaches to relax on are literally minutes away. Park the car and leave it for the week!

Turn left and walk to Heybrook Bay (Eddystone Inn), Wembury beach (great beach café, hilltop church and waterside exhibition for youngsters), Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers (The Ship Inn) including the Warren Point water taxi.

Turn right and walk to Bovisand, Jennycliff (waterfront café), Mountbatten Point (great view of Plymouth from across the water and The Bridge brasserie overlooking the marina for coffee), Turnchapel and Oreston.

Turn inland and walk to Holbeton, Mothercombe beach, Saltram House, Otter Nurseries garden centre or the Langdon Court Hotel.

Or just relax and watch the world go by – Plymouth Sound is a wide natural harbour and there is always something happening to watch on the water from the bench on the patio. The chalet and patio are west facing enjoying the sun during the day and colourful sunsets as the day draws to an end.

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Cornwall

The county of Cornwall has a surprisingly different feel to that of Devon. There is a wealth of tourist attractions in Cornwall from Lands End at the far west tip to Dobwalls Forest Railway just over the border from Devon.

Plymouth Rail Station provides an opportunity to hop on a train and travel west through a number of great places to visit as far as Penzance less than 2 hours away. Take the Tamar Line to travel north along the Devon / Cornwall boundary stopping off at National Trust property Cotehele House for lunch.

North Cornwall provides a longer day out with a journey of just under 2 hours to experience Rick Stein’s foodie heaven of Padstow, the renown artists of St Ives, the pretty village of Port Isaac, the home of Merlin at Camelot Castle at Tintagel, or the world recognised surfers’ paradise at Fistral Beach in Newquay.