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On Farm Activities:


  • Farm Tours, we are very happy to show you around the farm and meet the animals 

  • Yoga/Pilates in the woods or with the cows (in the cowshed if it rains) Bend it with our fully qualified instructor Marcie. £10 per head minimum 8. Booking essential

  • Natural Swimming in the River Taw, Simple fun!  just at the bottom of our hill,  strip off under bridge and  swim upstream or catch minnows in the shallows ( help yourselves to nets and jam jars from our shop)

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting with a qualified BASC instructor, 2 hours competition style lesson, no previous experience necessary £25 pp, includes all kit and 20 shots.  

  • Tennis court/basket ball, football pitch & scooter track at the village swing park  a short stroll up our quiet lane.


Off Farm Activities:

BEST BEACHES(30/40mins)

  • Putsborough sands is the best and ticks all the boxes for a perfect beach, excellent cafe

  • Croyde Bay= surfers beach village feel, market, eats and shops

  • Saunton Sands huge beach surfing and kite surfing with..

  •  Braunton Burrows at the other end good for dune walking 

  • Barricain Bay intimate with a good cafe selling curries

  • Woolacombe beach, surf and seaside town

  • Westward Ho seaside town and surf beach

  • Watermouth bay charming cafe, sheltered harbour good for paddleboarding

  • Instow beach on the  estuary, easy access, great for sandcastles but NOT swimming, pubs, deli, sunsets

  • Tunnels beaches Ilfracombe the best rockpooling in Britain with Victorian tidal swimming pool

  • Surfing & more @ Putsborough & Woolacombe 01271 871337 10% discount for our guests

       Coasteering 07412  603116 £35pp,                            

  • The Tarka Cycle Trail (over 30 miles ) Really good active fun. We suggest you hire bikes from Puffing Billy in Torrington 01805622633 and follow the almost dead flat cycle path , following the River Torridge all the  way  to Instow beach ( 9 miles 1.5 hrs approx ) for a picnic or pub lunch, stopping for an ice cream/cream tea mid way from a converted train carriadge at Bideford. Tip- ask for bike with a soft seat ! £12 all day bike hire  10% discount  for our guests 

  • RHS Rosemoor a mecca for garden lovers , 40  acres of formal , wild , wooded and  vegetable gardens,  activities for all ages and a very good place to eat , fabulous Sunday Lunches or take a pic nic

  • Clovelly an ancient and fascinating village . A labyrinth of  steep cobbled streets, with almost tropical sheltered gardens  leading to a beautiful harbour and stoney beach

  • Watermouth Castle an eccentric collection of all sorts, like no other theme park on earth! words can't really describe it!  set in a beautiful sheltered bay www.watermouthcastle .com

  • Cobbaton Combat Collection one man's obsession and now museum  stuffed with a Naafi bus cafe run by his long suffering wife!

  • The High Bullen Hotel  & Country club book a treatment or for £6 ph you can use the  indoor swimming pool, with hot tub, sauna and steam room. There is also a gym, cafe, restaurant and Golf course, check out their 'Dip & Dine' Sunday lunch deal

  • Exmoor National park . 267sq miles of jaw-dropping landscape to explore.  The medieval  Lanacre Bridge is a favourite spot to picnic and paddle in whist watching the wild ponies and red deer   

  • South West Coastal Path 50 miles of which are in North Devon. Challenging, moderate and easy walking through stunning varied coastline 

Rainy days, big and small Kids (indoor activities)



  • Chichester Arms at Bishops Tawton (5m) huge portions of good pub grub tel 01271 343945  EX32 ODQ   

  • The Duke of York Iddesleigh,15th century pub and birthplace of 'War Horse'01837 810253                                  

  • The Rams Head at Dolton (10m) posh pub grub set in pretty village and next to Halsdon nature reserve , excellent walks by the River Torridge,  ...01805 804255    EX19 8QS                                                                                   

  • The Rising sun at Umberleigh (1.5m) On our doorstep on  the river Taw.  tel 01769 560 447

  • The New Inn at Roborough (5m), good locally sourced food  01805 603247  EX19 8SY

  • The Boat house Instow great food and view of the beach & sunset. 01271 861292

  • The Glorious Oyster, beach cafe at Instow amazing home cooked local fish 07843 278521

  • The Royal George Appledore delicious and smart, beautiful views 01237 424138

  • Storm in a teacup .Watermouth Harbour, near Ilfracombe .cafe in a boat, great cream tea's in a sheltered harbour


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