The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A traditional Victorian pub which offers home cooked food and local ales. With easy access to Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon coast, this is the ideal please to stop off for a well deserved meal.
A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.
A hilly ramble of four miles over farmland and crossing many streams so its not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Take in the stunning views over the Mole Valley en-route.
South Molton offers a great base from which to explore Devon. To the north is Exmoor; heaven for those who love untamed wilderness walks. Go west and you’ll find some of the country’s best surfing beaches, including Croyde and Woolacombe. There is plenty to keep golfing and fishing enthusiasts entertained or if that seems too energetic, you might like to browse the art galleries or visit the honey farm to see the bees in action.
Situated in the heart of the Devon countryside. The Heal Farm story started in the 1970s, when Anne Petch received a piglet for her 16th birthday. Now, more than 30 years on, Heal Farm is a thriving family business at the forefront of the movement to use traditional farming methods in the rearing of rare breeds. The farm's activities have now diversified to include rare breeds of lamb and beef as well as stocking non-meat products including locally reared smoked fish and wonderful traditional cheeses.
Fantastic food, I always look forward to my visits. I would recommend the sirloin steaks to anyone some of the finest i have tasted.
Well worth a visit - you will not be disappointed!
Unusual cuts of beef
The butchers here really know thier stuff and you can get traditional cuts of beef that you won't find elsewhere - perfect for old-school Mrs Beeton recipes or for recreating classic dishes like granny used to make!
The Sunday lunch here is something to behold - meats from Devon’s best farms are the star of the show.
A real find - delicious food in a friendly pub in the middle of nowhere.
This is a great opportunity to see bees without the need for protective equipment. 18 hives are on view and you can also see leaf cutting ants in action! A soft play area and cafe are also on site.
Quince Honey Farm
If you want to understand the process of honey manufacture and all about the bees that make it then this is the place to go. It has several live hives that you can safely view close up, even being able to open up and look to spot the queen.
There is a play area for children and a small cafe.
Situated only one and a half miles from the bustling market town of South Molton this traditional pub is a good place to stop off for home made food and quality local ales. It's a popular spot so booking ahead is advised.
Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.
Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.
The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.
The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.
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