Destination guide

Head to the rustic city of Ashburton

The countryside and parks create a pretty picture of Ashburton. This welcoming city allures visitors with its coffeehouses and bars. Dartmoor and Princess Theatre are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Ashburton

Do you want to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Ashburton a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Paignton Zoo (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • S W Coast Path (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Living Coasts (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ashburton

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Ashburton is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bellever Tor (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Dartmoor National Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Preston Beach (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Paignton Beach (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Torre Abbey Sands (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Dartmoor (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Ashburton

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 20.9 mi (33.7 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ashburton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 894 vacation rentals near Ashburton. From 379 Houses to 155 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ashburton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ashburton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ashburton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • River Dart Country Park: 3,357 vacation rentals
  • Exeter (EXS-Exeter St Thomas Train Station): 1,707 vacation rentals
  • Babbacombe Beach: 2,688 vacation rentals
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens: 2,700 vacation rentals
  • St James Park Station: 1,719 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ashburton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ashburton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 379 Houses in Ashburton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ashburton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 155 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 290 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ashburton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 164 vacation rentals with pool available in Ashburton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.