Multi Award Winning Boutique Bed & Breakfast  
Luxury Five Star Boutique Bed & Breakfast in South Devon near Dartmouth and the River Dart 
01803 712990  |  07885 180487 |  
 
Luxury Boutique B&B in South Devon 
 

LOCAL INFORMATION HIGHER GITCOMBE ★★★★★ 

Where old fashioned hospitality meets modern day comforts 

Watery Activities 

Dartmouth Boat Hire Centre, Kiosk by the Bandstand, 
North Embankment. 
 
The Picnic Boat – Exclusive catered cruises along the River Dart 
 
Kayaking in Dartmouth – 3 hr taster session, Families welcome. 
 
Trioceansurf. Paddleboards, Kayaks, Bodyboards, Surfboards, Wetsuits. 
 
Canoe Adventures – Experience a unique canoe journey aboard a superb tradional guided canoe on the beautiful River Dart. 
 
Great Escapes – Wildlife boat trips, seashore safaris, wildlife photography, diving and more. 
 

Beaches 

Blackpool Sands close to Higher Gitcombe Boutique Bed and Breakfast – Blackpool Sands is the ideal family beach to relax, swim or sail. Beach Lifeguards in family holidays, The Organic Venus Café, The Venus Beach Shop, Watersports, Sand Pits, Bathing Raft, Summer Events. 
 
Other beaches nearby include: 
Bantham, Beesands, Bigbury-on-Sea, Blackpool Sands, Challaborough, East Portlemouth, Gara Rock Beach, North Hallsands, Hope Cove, Lannacombe, Mattiscombe Sands, Millbay, North Sdnds, Slapton Sands, South Milton Sands, South Ssands, Strete Gate, Torcross, Thurlestone Sands. 

Rail & Boat Trips 

Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle 
Take the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle for a unique trip along the enchanting River Dart. 
 
South Devon Railway 
 
Dartmouth Steam Railway 
 

Family Fun 

Woodlands, all weather Family Theme Park only 5 minutes from Higher Gitcombe Boutique Bed and Breakfast. 
 
Babbacombe Model Village – the world famous model village in Torquay, take a trip around your little Britain. 
Fun for children and adults alike! 
 
Pennywell Farm – Devon’s friendliest day out. 
 
Visit Dartmouths spectacular Britannia Royal Naval College – Dartmouth has been the home of Naval Officer training since 1863. Guided Tours. Further information available from The Britannia Association on 01803 677565. 
 
Go Ape – live life adventurously – UK’s No 1 Forest Adventure, Nr Exeter. 
 
Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies – a great day out whatever the weather. 
 
National Marine Aquarium, the Nations Aquarium, Plymouth. 
 
Paignton Zoo 
Explore the big wild world, the King of Zoos 
 
The Golden Hind – Get on Board! Visit the full size replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Ship in Brixham – A great combination of learning, living history and fun. 
 

Car & Van Hire 

Why not take the worry out of driving, catch the train to Totnes station and hire a car when you arrive. 
 
B. H. Autobodies – small cars, family saloons, seven seaters. Full AA cover, Unlimited mileage over 3 days rental. Pick up from Totnes station. 

Markets 

Dartmouth Market 
Market days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with specialist markets on Saturday. 01803 832281 
Totnes Market – A fantastic twice weekly market of antiques, musical instruments, second hand books and local organically produced products is a must as well as exploring the many historic corners of this fascinating town. 

The National Trust 

Greenway – Discover Greenway, the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie, nestled in a woodland garden on the banks fo the River Dart. 
 
 
A great and scenic way to visit Greenway – the Dartmouth to Greenway ferry. 
Alternatively, park on The Ham at Dittisham, walk to the pontoon and Ding the Bell to call the ferryboat man to take you over the river! 

Walking 

Straight from the front door of Higher Gitcombe Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Chat to Paul about your walks from the house. Ordinance Survey maps available. 
 
The home page of the South West Coast path website has all you need to enjoy one of the world’s best walks. Easy Access walks, Day by Day guides, Distance Calculator, Trip Planning, Pub Walks in South Devon. 
 

English Heritage & Others 

Castles of Devon and other historic sights include 
Dartmouth Castle, Totnes Castle, Bayards Cove Fort, Berry Pomeroy Castle, Dartington Hall. 
 
Buckfast Abbey – a Tranquil Haven. 
 
Exeter Cathedral – The jewel in the heart of Exeter. 
 
Powderham Castle, Gardens and Deer park – Entertaining guided tours for all ages. 

Golf & Spa 

Golf, Leisure and Spa with glorious views over the beautiful South Hams countryside 
 
Churston Golf Club 
 
Thurlestone Golf Club 

Horse Riding 

Horse Riding – Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre – 
The home of Horse Riding in the South Hams, 
Kingsbridge. 

Arts & Crafts 

Dartmouth and Totnes have a fascinating array of art galleries and craft shops and courses to do. 
 
Why not indulge in some creativity and join an art course just down the road at Coombe Farm Studios. Courses at Coombe have been established for over thirty years and they have a range of fantastic artists who teach year-round. You can do painting, pottery or printmaking and there’s also a regular drop in Yoga class at 6pm on Tuesdays.  
 
Coombe Gallery 
 
Baxters, contemporary art, craft, jewellery 
 
Rowbury – pictures and gifts 
 
Quality Contemporary British Art – D’Art Gallery 
 
Artmill Gallery 2, showcasing some of the finest artists and potters in the South West. 
 
Siegle and Co , the best Devon Craftsmen, the finest local materials. 
 
White Sails – exhibiting originals, limited editions, photography and prints as well as sculpture, bronzes and jewellery. 
 
Trish Thomas, Jewellery Designer. 
 
Devon Guild of Craftsmen – contemporary Craft exhibitions and events. 
 
And last but most definitely not least, Simon Drew local Artist. A gallery showing porcelain, earthenware, stoneware, original drawings, original paintings, prints and cards – all with his wonderful sense of humour. 
 

Festivals 

See our Local Events page and sign up to our Higher Gitcombe Boutique Bed and Breakfast Newsletter to find out all about our fabulous local Festivals. The Dartmouth Music Festival, the Beer Festival, Dartmouth Royal Regatta, The Dartmouth Food Festival and many many more. 
The Paddle Steamer 
The Dartmouth Steam Railway 
The Dartmouth Castle Tea Rooms 
Dartmouth and the Royal Naval College 
Start Bay Lighthouse 
The Canoe Adventures 
Boat Trips