When staying at our Dawlish hotel, you might be wondering about doing some shopping during your stay. In addition to high street stores, South Devon is home to several independent shops, including some lovely antique and vintage stores.
With loads of furniture, collectables and unique items to browse through, you are sure to find something special when visiting one of the best antique and vintage shops in South Devon we have listed below.
Queen’s Antiques located on Queen Street in the seaside town of Dawlish is an excellent place for picking up some unique antique items and objects of interest. If you are visiting Dawlish, you might enjoy checking out the local history items, such as postcards and photos showing how the town looked decades before. The shop staff are also happy to service and repair clocks and barometers too, and also offer an upholstery and furniture restoration service.
Newton Abbot’s largest antique centre is like Aladdin’s cave; full of charming antiques from furniture and paintings to jewellery and collectables. With so much to browse through, you can find yourself lost in Decades of Antiques for hours, taking a look at the clocks, coins, militaria and vinyl records. There are friendly staff on hand if you want to inquire about an item and the centre receives new arrivals frequently, so there is always something exciting to see.
In Teignmouth, you can find the antique and vintage shop Time Flies with a vast assortment of various clocks, watches and barometers. Time Flies, as its name suggests, specialise in clocks, offering repair and restoration for all types including long cases, wall clocks, mantel clocks and with 30 years of experience, they know what they are doing. It is not just timepieces you can expect to see in the shop, as there is also furniture, paintings, art deco lamps and other collectables dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The experienced staff are happy to help you find that vintage, retro item that catches your eye.
Apollo Antiques in the South Devon town of Ashburton is run by Stephanie and James Gould. The pieces of furniture on display and available to buy in the store are carefully selected and include a variety of designs and styles from the last century, with a focus on modern. Being designers, they can also help you pick out the perfect piece for your home and make suggestions on other accessories that will match well to the item. Selling tables, desks, cabinets, lighting, artwork and more, there is plenty to look through at the shop.
Run by Sam and Naomi, Cunningham White’s is a great place to find an extra special antique for your home. They source decorative antiques and furniture, from a variety of styles and periods, and will carefully fix them or restore the item if needed. The shop is in a characterful converted industrial unit, and you are welcome to browse the stock and take a look at their site online to see what kind of tables, seating, cabinets, garden accessories and more they have available. You are sure to find something which suits your taste!
In addition to these antique shops in South Devon, the local towns and villages near Dawlish have loads of fantastic independent stores selling handmade crafts, feature work from local artists and food grown and made in the area. You are sure to find a trinket or two to take home with you to remind you of your time in South Devon!
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay whilst visiting the best antique and vintage shops in South Devon, our family-friendly hotel is the perfect base. Book direct for the very best rates – give us a call on 01626 868000 or book online.
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