Totnes has been named the third best place to live in the South West in the Sunday Times 2013 Survey. The paper also named Totnes as one of the 30 “Coolest places in Britain”. There is so much to see and do in Totnes from visiting the beautiful grounds of Dartington Hall Estate & Gardens, and the haunted Berry Pomeroy Castle. Or seeing all the animals at the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm. Why not take a ride on the steam train from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Dart Valley. If you love Cheese and Wine then Sharpham Estate is the place to visit to sample some of their award winning cheeses and outstanding wines. If shopping is for you then there are plenty of opportunities in Totnes with 8 out of every 10 shops being an independent. Totnes is well known throughout South Devon for the charm of it’s independently owned shops and it’s quality markets. If creativity is your passion, then why not visit China Blue’s Ceramic studio and have a go at painting your own pottery and let your creative dreams come true. As you can see there is so much to see and do in this wonderful part of South Devon, so why not take a look yourself, Newhouse Barton Cottages are approx 5 miles from Totnes and are the perfect place to stay to explore this fantastic region.