Dating back more than 800 years the Abbey can claim to be one of the oldest buildings in the entire area. It began life as a religious community until Henry VIII's dissolution programme resulted in its forced closure. It was host to prisoners from the Spanish Armada and a family home until 1930 when it finally became a museum and home to the municipal art collection.
Today it is open to the public as are its fabulous walled gardens with their arid house and palm house. It is possible to walk to the Abbey from The Bedford House Apartments in about thirty minutes. Alternatively, bus services along the seafront such as 22 pass close by. There is some parking at The Riviera Centre but this can be quite expensive.
This was Agatha Christie's holiday home on the banks of The River Dart which she bought in 1938. The house had its origins back in Tudor times but is substantially a Georgian property.
Now owned by The National Trust, the house and its grounds are open to the public seven days a week for most of the year. To get to Greenway from The Bedford House Apartments, visitors can go by car (about twenty to thirty minute drive). However, cars must be booked in advance and this can be done online or by telephone. Steam trains also stop at greenway Halt from which a mini bus takes visitors to the house.
This property is also owned by The National Trust and was the home of the D'Oyly Carte family who operated the Savoy Theatre in London. With its Art Deco interior and spectacular cliff top garden this property has appeal throughout the year. This property is best reached by car and lies between Brixham and Dartmouth. Journey time is around twenty five minutes.