Worswell Barton really is a hidden gem: 600 acres of National Trust Land on the Peninsula of the river Yealm, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by the South Devon Coastal Footpath.
Worswell Barton was once part of the Revelstoke Estate situated on its 12-mile Carriage way, with wooded hills sloping down to the sea on three sides, great open views towards Dartmoor National Park, the Rame Head in Cornwall, and Burgh Island, Bigbury, can be seen from the coast nearby.
The property is steeped in history, with stories from the Spanish Armada, the War years’ bomb craters, Domesday Book, and of course Lord Revelstoke. The Warren Wall, all 2 miles of it, was used to keep rabbits on the cliffs, were they would breed and would be caught to feed the estate workers.
Worswell has been farmed by the Rogers family for over 60 years; the farm is in a peaceful location, with only the sounds of daily farm activities, such as Farmer Phil and his boys going about their work duties.
We have 4 rooms in the farmhouse for bed & breakfast, and often cater for wedding parties when we can offer another 3 rooms in our cottage – with breakfast served in the farmhouse. Please call for further information 01752 872977.
Higher Shippen Cottage is a self-catering unit, which sleeps 6 comfortably but can accommodate another 2 guests. The cottage is available weekly Friday to Friday, or short breaks Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday.
We have Cellars beach which is at the mouth of the river estuary on the Yealm, a little sand in one cove and pebbles in the other. When the tide is in it's fantastic swimming, it’s like having your own pool.
Warren beach is a quiet escape: a walk from the nearby National Trust car park over the cliff pathway, and you have sand and rock pools.
Mothecombe is about 10 mins in the car, this is a large, sheltered and unspoilt beach with 100 acres of sand when the tide is out. It is situated on the mouth of the river Erme, and has safe areas to bathe in shallow waters. Mothecombe beach also has plenty of rock pools for all the exploring that the kids love. There is also a very beautiful and quiet private beach which is open to the public on certain days of the week. On the opposite side of the estuary, Wonwell beach is similar and often even quieter. At Mothecombe beach, the old School house Tea room ideal for that Ice Cream.
Wembury beach is now owned by the National Trust and has a beautiful sandy beach with lots of rock pools. It has a handy information centre, along with a tea house.
Less than 10 miles away you also have the idyllic beaches of Bantham, Bigbury-on-sea, Blackpool sands.