Stoke Gabriel - Jewel on the Dart
The village of Stoke Gabriel nestles in South Devon, and is situated on a creek of the historic River Dart. This ancient and unspoilt village still retains its ancient roots from the 800 year old yew tree in the churchyard to its gentle tangle of cottages leading down to the river where locals have fished for Dart Salmon for centuries. With its old Inn and the hubbub of daily life, it still retains that quintessential English village atmosphere.
From the quay by the River Dart, where children can go crabbing, there are gentle strolls to be taken along the riverbank or through the old apple orchard and winding streets of the village where unexpected glimpses abound. There is always something to see and do in this lively community where everyone is made welcome.
Further afield are the unspoilt areas of the South Hams with its winding lanes leading to secluded beaches and coves to discover, or to the wild bleakness of Dartmoor to roam. The historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth are nearby and a boat trip on the River Dart is a "must".
Other nearby attractions are Paignton Zoo, steam railways and for those interested in our history there are National Trust castles and gardens to explore. The English Riviera towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are but a few miles away.
Whatever you choose, there is something for everyone in Stoke Gabriel. No wonder people say it is "the best kept secret in Devon !"
We look forward to seeing you.
Far from the madding crowd, yet close to home !