Little Riverside is run by the two of us – Debbie Carnegie and John Hagger. We’ve lived in Totnes nearly forty years and for the last twenty years have settled in the best location!

We share a passion for where we live and what it offers. We have converted our timber framed house to make it possible for more people to come and enjoy this unique location with us.

John learnt the Total Immersion swimming technique from local swimming teacher Kari Furre. He now swims upstream and loves it! Debbie is more of a warm weather girl, but the river and the wildlife are a constant delight.

In the late summer evenings we like to quietly escape in our canoe, go up stream, and gaze at the stars, listen to the owls and watch the bats. Paddling home in the dark or by the light of the full moon is one of the most treasured aspects of the river.

Family, friends and food play a large part of our lives. So we feel very fortunate to be able to walk out of our gate into a natural playground. With the steam railway within a ten minute walking distance and the rare breeds farm our family are spoilt for choice!

John runs Tanner Bates making leathergoods mostly from Devon Leather. There is a retail shop and you are very welcome to pay a visit.

Debbie loves her garden swimming in the river and in the sea and taking care of her bees. During lockdown she has spent a lot of hours playing with paint and learning the art of the artist. Being a Grandmother gives her a lot of joy.

We look forward to welcoming you to Little Riverside.

Debbie and John

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