The South Hams, largely an Area of outstanding natural beauty, is abundant with magnificent scenery, breathtaking beaches, quality local food, history, culture and enchanting woodland. Set within this beautiful area, the Rose & Crown’s luxury accommodation provides the perfect base for exploring what South Devon has to offer, whether you want an energetic holiday exploring Devon’s coast path, a romantic getaway or a foodie retreat. 

Visit Noss Mayo

Hidden on the southern bank of the Yealm Estuary and just a ten-minute drive from the Rose & Crown, a visit to the village of Noss Mayo is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Bring your paint brushes and capture the beautiful South Devon light on canvas, walk along the stunning cliffs of the South West Coast Path or why not give sailing or fishing a go? 

Explore Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park’s dramatic landscape draws visitors from across the globe, yet never seems to feel crowded. Just 12 miles away from Yealmpton, you can explore iconic Tors, wooded valleys, open moorland and flowing rivers. There really is something for everyone, from walks for all abilities, horse-riding and cycling, to photography, geocaching, watersports, climbing, festivals and more.

Visit Plymouth

Home to a stunning waterfront and harbour, plentiful shops, eateries, events, and bags of history and heritage, Plymouth makes an excellent day trip from the Rose & Crown. See what events and activities are on during your visit on the Visit Plymouth website.

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Get wet at Bigbury

Bigbury on Sea, a South Hams coastal village that’s less than half an hour from the Rose & Crown, offers a fun day out for couples and families alike. The beach is a haven for watersports lovers, with bodyboarding, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and more, as well as plenty of rockpools to explore. Overlooking the beach is Burgh Island, which can be easily reached for exploring on the infamous Sea Tractor!


With some of the best rock pools in the county, as well as a wide range of watersports, Wembury Beach is another great South Devon spot to get your feet wet and it’s only six miles from the Rose & Crown. If you fancy a more relaxing day, head to Wembury Marine Centre, or take one of the delightful walking paths to Wembury Woods or the Yealm Estuary.

Riverford Farm Shop

Riverford Farm Shop has been Yealmpton’s hub for organic produce since 1995. A proper butcher and fishmonger that also sells fresh fruit and veg, you’re sure to want to take a taste of organic Devon home with you! Stop off for a delicious treat at the Riverford Café and if you wish, go and pick your own fruit at Kitley’s, which is just next door.

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