Activities and attractions within easy reach include:

  • Beautiful Beaches at Bude, Sandymouth, Westwood Ho!, Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe.
  • Cycling on the Tarka and the Camel Trail.
  • Numerous Coastal Walks.
  • Market Towns of Bideford, Bude, Westward Ho! and Barnstaple.
  • For the finest Golf Courses visit Bude and Westward Ho!
  • For children the adventure and farm parks of The Milky Way and The Big Sheep are a must.

Devon is one of the most beautiful places to visit. Once you’ve been you will want to come back time and time again.

Walking

It’s a walkers dream., a great way to enjoy North Devon. Coastal paths are easily accessible and offer some fantastic walking experience with spectacular coastal scenery. Visit www.southwestcoastpath.com for more details. The Buttery has direct access to the Coastal Path.

Cycling

Bring your own bike or hire one locally to enjoy miles of cycle routes through the beautiful Devon countryside. The Tarka Trail and Camel Trail are great cycle tracks for all the family. Both follow disused railway lines. Bike hire available from www.bridgebikehire.co.uk for the Camel Trail and www.bidefordbicyclehire.co.uk for the Tarka Trail. Both trails are suitable for walking and cycling.

Beaches

There are beaches at Sandymouth, Westwood Ho!, Instow, Bude, Woolacombe, Combe Martin, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton. Some of them are recognised as the finest and cleanest in Europe – with miles of soft golden sand, plenty of rock pools and amazing surf. Not only great for family holidays but also for thousands of watersports enthusiasts who come all year round for surfing, kite-surfing, wind- surfing, kayaking and beach activities such as kite-buggying and sand yachting.

Days Out

Just 2 miles away, Clovelly, is one of the prettiest fishing villages where it feels as if time stood still. One of the most visited villages in North Devon. White washed houses clinging to the hillside. Cobbled village streets leading down to a most ancient and beautiful harbour. Clovelly is a delight to explore. The Harbour is a nice place to rest and eat before the walk back up – www.clovelly.co.uk

There are also the beauty spots of Boscastle, Tintagel, and Crackington Haven. Slightly further afield Port Isaac is well worth a visit.

There are numerous NT properties in the area, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Slightly further afield is the Dartmoor National Park. Hartland Abbey www.hartlandabbey.com is a lovely afternoon out.

For shopping the market towns of Bideford, and Barnstaple are within easy reach and the Atlantic Village retail outlet is 10 minutes easy drive away – here there is a large Asda store and a M&S outlet.

For children the adventure park of The Milky Way, www.themilkyway.co.uk and The Big Sheep, www.thebigsheep.co.uk are great days out for all the family and are both very close by.

For the sports fan, there is golf, horse riding, surfing, kayaking, rock climbing and High Wire climbing at The Ultimate High www.theultimatehigh.com and many other activities all within a 40 minute drive from Barnstaple, the region’s major town.

Eating Out

Too many tea rooms to mention but a cream tea at the Rectory Farm and Tea Rooms in Morwenstow is a real treat – www.rectory-tearooms.co.uk. Eating places nearby include, The Hoops Inn – www.hoopsinn.co.uk, and The Hart Inn Hartland – www.thehartinn.com. Slightly further afield are Squires Fish Restaurant (great fish & chips and well worth a visit), The Boathouse in Instow serves consistently excellent food www.instow.net.