The nearest villages are Hope Cove and Malborough both with quaint thatched cottages. Hope Cove has a village shop and post office, Hope and Anchor Pub, The Cove Bistro and many hotels with restaurants open to non-residents. Malborough has a post office and gift shop and a petrol station with a well stocked Co-op supermarket.
The nearest towns are the market town of Kingsbridge where you can kayak or paddleboard down the estuary to the yachting haven of Salcombe. Kingsbridge has two larger supermarkets and a range of shops and boat trips down to Salcombe. Both towns have a variety of eating places which are well worth a visit. A little further away are the historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth – with boat trips operating between them. The small town of Ivybridge is within a half hour drive and is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’.
This area of Devon is very dog friendly with dogs being allowed on the beaches and welcomed into eating places.