North Devon -Accommodation - Holiday Cottages, Self Catering & B&B, Activities and Places of Interest
Holiday cottages on a small farm with lovely gardens and fantastic views.
Private Woodland - Gym - Short Breaks - Dogs welcome off peak.
North Devon is not a well known area of the country yet it has such a variety of beautiful scenery - rolling hills, hidden woodlands, spectacular rivers, rocky coves and long sandy beaches. It is definitely worth a visit and not just in the summer. There is a wealth superb accommodation hidden around North Devon from farmhouse bed and breakfast to luxury holiday cottages - ideal for holidays and short breaks through out the year.
There is plenty of walking in North Devon to suit all abilities. You may just like to wander and explore the narrow cobbled streets of Appledore, sit on the quay with some fantastic fish & chips and watch the boats and the birds. On the other hand you may prefer something rather more challenging. The Little Hangman and Great Hangman hills at Combe Martin would probably fit the bill - a strenuous walk but well rewarded with outstanding scenery. There are plenty of other walks, Heddon Valley, Watersmeet, Torrington Commons - each one different but all enjoyable.
North Devon also has a surprising amount of good quality tourist attractions. For the children there is The Big Sheep and The Milky Way which are both all weather attractions. You are spoilt for choice with the lovely gardens to visit. These is Rosemoor, Marwood Hill and Docton Mill along with the gardens in the grounds of Tapley park and Hartland Abbey. Sites of historic interest include Okehampton Castle, Knightshayes and Arlington Court. Even in bad weather there are interesting places to visit - Dartington Glass and Torrington 1646 make a good combination being just a couple of miles apart.
For those who are more into actually doing something there are plenty of activities in this part of Devon. There are an unusually amount of very good golf courses each one set amongst such lovely settings from the commons at Torrington to The Braunton Burrows at Saunton Sands. The area around Braunton Burrows has something for everyone - Surfing on the 3 mile beach, fishing and bird watching at Crow Point, walking in nature reserve itself along with the golf. For more information about this area - click here
Other activities include cycling on the Tarka Trail - miles of level tracks left from the old railway, horse riding both along the beaches and on Exmoor, quads and go-karting, paintballing, sailing and 10 pin balling at Barnstaple.
Then of course there are the beaches! You can choose between the long sandy beaches at Saunton Sands or Woolacombe, the surfing beaches of Croyde or Putsborough or the wonderful little rocky bays along the north coast. There is such a variety here to explore - Lee Bay, Woody Bay where the path zig zags down amongst the tree, Combe Martin with it huge rock pools along with tiny hidden bays which can only be reached via foot.
Amongst all this wonderful countryside we do have towns! Barnstaple is the main town in area and as well as plenty of modern shops it has a good theatre, cinema, restaurants pubs and clubs, a large leisure centre and a pannier market. Other fairly large towns are Bideford and Ilfracombe and then there are many small towns each their own interesting history and character. It is in these small towns that you will fine all kinds of craft outlets and galleries along with excellent tea rooms for a Devon cream tea!