Local Information

Here’s some information to help you make the most of your holiday at Coastal Lodges at Gara Mill

Location & Travel

Coastal Lodges are located in a rural area with limited access to public transport.  To make the most of your holiday you ideally need your own vehicle.

Exeter Airport is an hour away and Bristol Airport is an hour and half away.

Regular trains from London (3 hours 15 mins) and the whole of the UK to Totnes (half an hours drive away).

Car hire is advised if you arrive in Devon by public transport.

Coastal Lodges at Gara Mill

Supermarkets & Provisioning

There are excellent delis, bakeries and butchers in Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes.

There is a Marks & Spencers Simply Food, a Sainsbury’s supermarket and a Lidl supermarket in Dartmouth (10 – 15 minutes away).

In Kingsbridge you can find Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets

In addition Riverford Organic, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all deliver to the door as does the local butcher Hannafords.

There is also a fantastic Farm Shop and cafe at nearby Stokely Barton.

The nearest Post Office is a five minute drive away at Strete where bread, milk and vegetables can be found.

Food & Drink

The South Hams produces some brilliant local produce. Famous for Cream Teas, West Country Beef and wonderful fruit and vegetables, as well as seafood – our local pubs and restaurants are well placed to produce some of the best meals out the UK has to offer.

Our nearest pub is two miles away in lovely Slapton  and there are plenty more to keep you well fed throughout your stay.  Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe & Totnes offer numerous restaurants and pubs.

We can arrange for local vegetables and meat to be delivered whilst you are staying with us.

Food & Drink Devon is an organisation that promotes the very best producers, retailers and places to eat and drink in Devon.  Visit the Food & Drink Devon Website.

Beaches With Lifeguards

The following local beaches all have RNLI lifeguards present during the summer.  Please check the RNLI website for exact dates and times:

Doctors & Hospital

The nearest doctor’s surgery is in Dartmouth.

There are Minor Injuries Units in Kingsbridge and Totnes.  The nearest hospitals with A&E departments are in Torquay and Plymouth.

Chemists can be found in nearby Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes.


Coastal Lodges at Gara Mill
Gara Mill
South Hams
South Devon

T: 01803 771 046

E: enquiries@coastallodges.co.uk

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