Distance from Cottage Hotel: 9 miles / 14 kilometres (20 minutes by car)
The Cottage Hotel is located 9 miles from Loddiswell. If you, your family or friends are visiting Loddiswell in the near future for any occasions such as weddings, viewing properties or a business trip, we would like to offer you accommodation at the Cottage Hotel or Tanfield Bed and Breakfast in Hope Cove.
Loddiswell is a village in the South Hams and in the South Hams district of Devon. It lies on the west side of the River Avon (or Aune). There is evidence of occupation going back to Roman times (see history).
Loddiswell was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1066; the manor belonged at that time to Juhel of Totnes and was valued at 100 shillings. Previously it had belonged to an Anglo Saxon called Hecca before the Norman Conquest.
The source of the village's medieval prosperity was wool. Woolston House, the manor house of Staunton Manor is a 17th century house built near the foundations of an earlier structure. Thomas Wyse Weymouth bought the estate, including the house in 1871 and his granddaughters, Elfrida Gladys Conran and Winifred Evelyn Allin, eventually inherited
the property. They retained the house, selling it in 1938.
Hazel Wood House (Hals Wood) was bought by Richard Peek in 1827 and in 1830 had it rebuilt. He was elected High Sheriff of London in 1832 and soon after returned to live in the parish.
Places to Visit
There is evidence at the north end of the parish that the Blackdown Hill was used by the Romans. On the hill are Blackdown Rings. This ring-and-bailey hill fort may be the remains of a wooden fortress of the 12th century. There are commanding views of the area from the hill and the bluebells in spring are particularly lovely. It is a site well worth a visit.
The parish church of St. Michael's and All Angels is of the 14th century and was enlarged in the 15th century. The font is Norman.
The Chilli Farm just out of Loddiswell at Wigford Cross, was founded in 2003. The farm shop and café are open 7 days a week except for the weekends between Christmas and Easter.
Avon Mill Garden Centre, Woodleigh Road, Loddiswell, is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to Sunday. There is a deli and café plus everything you need for the garden.
Modern Loddiswell has a post office, mini supermarket and village pub.