Devon is a stunning county of great contrasts, with two beautiful coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We’ll be based in Teignmouth, staying directly above the beach, with views out to sea. Teignmouth has a burgeoning Vegan culture, with vegan cafes and a bakery having opened up in the town within the last year. Just across the river is the village of Shaldon, which has two beaches (one accessed through 'Smugglers' tunnel), and the quickest way to cross the river is by the small foot ferry.
Just 20 minutes away by train or car lies the Cathedral City of Exeter, with multiple vegan and vegetarian cafes and restaurants, as well as a newly opened vegan patisserie, The Lin Den, and vegan supermarket, Seasons.
We recommend starting your holiday by train rather than car, if you can. The train journey between Exeter and the town is an experience in itself, as it takes you alongside the sea wall and glorious views.
• 7 nights accommodation in a private room
• Breakfast each day
• 5 evening meals (with drink) with the group
• A host on hand during the group dinner/drinks, and happy to help around the clock with advice on transport, tours, and things to do.
• Meet and greet from Teignmouth Train Station
If you'd like us to arrange your train tickets, just ask!
Rated 4.5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor, our accommodation is immediately above the beach. With a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you could stroll to the beach, relax at the Lido next door, or head to one of the nearby bars with minimal effort.
Just 5 minutes walk from the train station with trains that run direct to Exeter, Plymouth, Paignton, Exmouth, and even London Paddington.
This hotel is dog-friendly, so you're welcome to bring your canine pal along (let us know in advance, and we can help arrange doggy daycare too).
• Your own private room with en-suite bathroom (various room options available)
• Heated outdoor swimming pool next door (small fee for use)
• Flat screen TV
• Hair dryer
• Directly above the beach
• 5 minute walk from the train station
Free orientation tour of Teignmouth
Vegan food tour of Exeter
Yoga on the beach (or indoors if weather demands it)
Kayaking, including a lunch pit-stop
Dartmoor guided walk
Guided tour of historic Exeter
Trip to Bigbury on Sea and Burgh Island (the site of many Agatha Christie TV adaptations)
(excursions are subject to change and availability)
At Kindred Traveller, we always make connections with local animal rescues and welfare charities. Below you can find links to details on what they're doing in the area, and what you can do to help if you so wish. If you wish to make any donations, feel free to leave this with the host, who will ensure they reach the rescues.
Cats Protection, Teignbridge & Torbay Branch are the local Branch of Cats Protection covering the area. They would particularly welcome donations of second hand clothes or items to sell within their local shop, based within Teignmouth itself. Alternatively, why not take a look and see if anything takes your fancy!
Animals in Distress take in and rehome unwanted and abandoned pets in the South Devon area. They would welcome donations of newspapers, towels, washing powder (non-bio), and toilet or kitchen roll tubes.