Looking for things to do?

We can guarantee that you won't get bored if you visit The Lawns. In addition to the wonderful facilities that are available to our visitors on the Colmer Estate, we've put together a list of just some of the things to see and do in the locality.

It could be visiting one of the many National Trust properties, rambling one of the hundreds of trails, lazing on a Blue Flag beaches, an easy back nine, follow by a trip to one of the many superb restaurants. Or maybe a visit to Eden then something to keep the kids occupied?

Keep the kids occupied

Family attractions

Our essential guide to the best in eating & drinking

The Crabshell Inn (Kingsbridge)
On the quayside, beautiful views across the estuary, excellent for all family.
Seahorse (Dartmouth)
Recently opened in late 2008, highly recommended but expensive.
The Dartmore Union (Holberton)
Michelin stars. Definitely will need to book in advance.
Rose & Crown (Yealmpton)
Michelin stars. Definitely will need to book in advance.
The Seafood Restuarant, Rose & Crown (Yealmpton)
Michelin stars. Definitely will need to book in advance.
Avon Inn (Avonwick)
A traditional British Pub set in the heart of the South Hams. Using local produce, the menu offers a selection of classic dishes with a few modern twists. A good selection of fine wines including the locally produced Sharpham Wines.
Burgh Island Hotel
This authentic art deco hotel was built 1929-1932 and is run with period style.
The Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island
An old smugglers pub. Possible the oldest pub in South Devon. (1336) For total experience you can use the sea tractor to take you home or stroll across the beach. A magical place.
The Oyster Shack (Aveton Gifford)
Eat local oysters and fish in tranquil al fresco situation. Bring your own wine and contemplate the wonders. Open most days only all year round. Reservations are a must.
The Seven Stars (Kingsbridge)
Pleasant unpretenious restuarant in the beautiful modern setting. Very good for Sunday lunch.
Rumours Wine Bar (Totnes)
A truly remarkable venue. An English café bar and restaurant. Providing fine wines beers coffees and excellent food (also champagne by the glass)
Sloop Inn (Bantham)
A famous smuggling Inn 400 yards from a sandy beach and coast path. Features in all major pub and accommodation guides. Headstands on the beach at sundown and sharpeners to the Sloop after.
The Old Bakery cafe (Kingsbridge)
Spanish & Moroccan dishes (casual wear) alternative décor.
The Galley (Salcombe)
Booking Advisable
Dusters (Salcombe)
Booking Advisable
The Ship (Ugbourough)
Very good food and also very popular booking advisable
The Cricket Inn (Bee Sands)
Excellent food excellent position on the beach . Booking advisable
Maha - Bharat (Kingsbridge)
Excellent Indian, Punjabi and Kashmiri cuisine, who also do home deliveries.

Places to go

Plymouth Leisure (Swimming Pools)
Plymouth Dome (A glimpse of Plymouths Historic Past)
National Marine (Aquarium (Immerse Yourself)
Ski - Snowboard ( A Nike Group Company)
Plymouth Gin (Distillery Tour)
Bicton Park (Botanical Gardens)
Eden Project
The Garden House (Perhaps the most breathtaking of all the gardens)
Collaton Fishacre
Bigbury on Sea (2003 European Blue Flag & Resort Award)
Blackpool Sands (2003 European Blue Flag & Resort Award)
Hope Cove

Feel like some exercise?

Dartmouth Golf Club, Thurlstone Golf Club, Bigbury Golf Club, Wrangaton Golf Club

Fishing or Boat Hire
Dartmouth, Kingsbridge & Salcombe

Surfing, body boarding, sea-kyaking, kite surfer at Bigbury and Bantham
Surfing, body boarding, sea-kyaking and paddle-boarding at Waterborn (by the Crabshell Inn) Kingsbridge

Horse racing
Newton Abbot (National Hunt at its best), Exeter, Taunton

Towns to visit
Kingsbridge, Totnes, Modbury, Loddiswell, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Plymouth, Ivybridge, Newton Ferrers - Noss Mayo

National Trust Properties & Walks

Devon Walks
Enjoying some of Britain's most spectacular coastal landscapes, 1,000 kilometres of different experiences. Mighty fortresses & romantic ruins.

National Trust Devon & National Trail
South West Coast Path (the ever-present sense of the Sea)
A La Ronde
Arlington Court
Branscombe - The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge
Buckland Abbey
Castle Drogo
The Church House
Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens
Compton Castle
Finch Foundry
Heddon Valley Shop
Killerton Budlake Old Post Office Room
Killerton Newhall Equestrian Centre
Knightshayes Court
Loughwood Meeting House
Lydford Gorge
The Old Mill
Overbecks Museum & Garden
Shute Barton
Watersmeet House