THINGS TO DO
in North Devon
on your doorstep
Family days out
history & gardens
With the South West Coast Path literally going past the cottage's front door, walkers and runners are truly spoilt for choice. A pleasant stroll west to Northam Burrows Country Park allows you to savour the stunning scenery along the dramatic coastline. Also recommended for the walking is Baggy Point, owned by the National Trust, while Clovelly and Hartland Quay offer picturesque views not to be missed.
For a fantastic day out head to The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, Dinosaur Park or Watermouth Castle - all just a short drive away. History lovers will enjoy a visit to Hartland Abbey or Arlington Court, while garden enthusiasts can't fail to be impressed by RHS Rosemoor, Castle Hill Gardens or Tapeley Park.
to Lundy Island
If you enjoy cycling or walking, check out the nearby Tarka Trail. Bideford cycle hire has a choice of bicyles, tandems, child seats and trailers. Adrenalin seekers will find plenty of outdoor thrills at Skern Lodge activity centre, the Ultimate Adventure Centre or Wake Park. Meanwhile, golfers can challenge themselves on the famous Royal North Devon links course - the oldest golf course in the country.
Another unforgettable experience for visitors to North Devon is a day trip to Lundy Island. The MS Oldenburg sails a few times a week from Bideford or Ilfracombe, giving you between four and six hours to explore this fascinating island.
However you choose to spend your time, you can relax knowing that all the comforts of home await you – whether that’s chilling in the garden or curling up by the fire.