'a cosy place to be'…
Places to visit and local links…
Our location is a great base to explore Devon’s North and South coast award-winning beaches. We are also a short drive to the National Parks of Exmoor (20 minutes) and Dartmoor (45 minutes). It is a fantastic area for walking with the Two Moors Way close by and a large selection of circular walks. We even provide a book of Circular Pub Walks for this area!
The town of Tiverton is an 8 mile drive and has a castle, The Grand Western Canal, Knightshayes Court as well as shops, cinema and leisure centre.
South Molton is 11 miles away and has a Country Pannier Market on Thursdays and Saturdays. The cities of Exeter (24 miles), Barnstaple (24 miles) and Taunton (28 miles) are all close by with leisure facilities, high street shops, restaurants, cinema, theatre and much more.
A great location for exploring Devon and only 25 minutes from Junction 27 of the M5.
The thatched Stag Inn in Rackenford, is one of Devon’s very oldest pubs and is bursting with new culinary ideas and flavours. The Stag offers meals in the bar, dining room and beer garden. The bar serves a growing list of locally produced real ales, wines and ciders.
The Masons Arms - an award winning one star Michelin Restaurant with exceptional local cuisine using only the finest ingredients, presented with taste and style. Wonderful friendly service completes your experience in a first class restaurant or a traditional bar area.
Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale.
Built for Sir John Heathcoat Amory (1829-1914), former MP for Tiverton, the house remained in the family for 125 years. Wander past flower and crop beds as you watch our team of expert gardeners harvest crops and plant next year’s delicious yield. Have a chat to our gardeners and pick up expert tips for your garden at home.
You can also visit the Devon County page for The National Trust by clicking here
Exmoor Zoo, set in the North Devon countryside the zoo hosts winding paths lined with shrubs and trees providing homes for many of our wild species of birds and invertebrates, bringing you that much closer to nature. What's around the next corner? Take a look and enjoy the atmosphere of a relaxing stroll around our family run zoo.
Tiverton Canal is home to one of the very last horse-drawn barges in the UK. Located in Tiverton on the banks of the beautiful Grand Western Canal, Tiverton Canal Co is a truly unique canal park Tourist Attraction that offers an enjoyable family day out for everyone that loves Boats, Horses, Wildlife and Water, with FREE ACCESS to the Canal Park all year round.
Two Moors Festival, renowned as one of the leading classical music festivals in the UK. Through world-class performances and learning and participation programmes, we bring remarkable live music experiences to irresistible locations across the South West.
Barnstaple Pannier Market.
Operating six days a week through most of the year the market offers a huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much much more.
South Molton Pannier Market.
A large range of stalls all undercover. With Local produce, Flowers & Plants, Fish, Meat, Cheese, Books, Bric-a-Brac, Jewellery, and much more you are sure to find something to take your fancy.
Exeter Cathedral, one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere.
Iconic and beautiful as it is, the Cathedral is not a museum. Though we are stewards of a significant part of the heritage of Exeter, we are most importantly a living community of faith, working to ensure that everyone who walks through the doors is inspired, engaged and moved by their experience.
Exeter Underground Passages have always fascinated local people, with stories of wars and sieges, plague and pestilence. They were designed to bring clean drinking water from natural springs outside the walled city, through lead pipes into the heart of the city.
A bit more energietic?…
Passing right by us the Two Moors Way is a long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, comprehensively waymarked except on the open moorland sections. It has a total length of 102 miles (163 km), making it an ideal week's walk.
If you bring your bicycles over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927.