Larkworthy Retreat is set in the most idyllic location.
Sit back and relax in the bubbling hot tub (new for October 2018).
Take in the fresh air and countryside - bliss!
This is the perfect place to make some special memories.
The lovely open plan living area.
Plenty of space for all.
There is a well-equipped kitchen area, perfect for rustling up a scrumptious supper.
The door from the veranda opens straight into the colourful living area.
Larkworthy Retreat is light and airy.
The gorgeous countryside view can be enjoyed from inside or outside.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast al fresco.
There is lots of outside space for you to explore.
The comfy double bed is accessed by a ladder.
Perfect for returning to after a day out and about.
The mezzanine bedroom makes the most of the beautiful view.
Spend quality time together over a yummy meal.
Spot the difference! The clever cushions fit into the quirky circular windows for a black-out effect.
The wood-burner will keep you cosy out-of-season.
Grab a book and relax in the fresh air.
Every detail has been thought of here.
There are lovely features throughout.
The dining area has great countryside views.
The dining table turns into a second double bed with ease, if required.
The modern shower-room.
Hot and cold running water are, of course, provided.
Relax on the veranda or patio area, the choice is yours!
What a wonderful place to dine al fresco.
Perfect for those sunny days.
A perfect retreat whatever the time of year.
You couldn't feel more at home with mother nature here.
Your own piece of paradise to sit back and watch the world go by from.
Simply stunning.
The Retreat is sat in 10 acres of stunning grounds.
Why not toast some marshmallows on the fire pit.
There is handy space for you to park your cars at the back of the Retreat.

Larkworthy Retreat


11.1 miles S of Bideford / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 4)

15% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

7 Nights from £428 - £807

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Malt Scoop Inn (1 ¾ miles)

Only one mile away from the famous Tarka Trail, this pub is the perfect stopping place for traditional English pub food. Fires keep you toasty in winter and a secluded garden is the perfect place to sit in summer.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (14 miles)

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.

Nearest walk

Ash Moor Nature Reserve (1 mile)

A pretty established nature reserve consisting of grassland, meadows, woodland and ponds, and all the associated flora and fauna including orchids, butterflies, dragonflies and hares. The area is accessed via the famous Tarka Trail so don your walking boots or cycle helmets and get out in the great outdoors (not currently entirely suitable for poor mobility or pushchairs). It is also connected to the Devon Wildlife Trust's newest acquisition, the Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve, if you fancy a longer walk.

Nearest town

Hatherleigh (3 ¾ miles)

Set on the Tarka Trail just north of Okehampton, Dartmoor, bury yourself in the local way of life by staying in a quaint little Devon town. And by little we mean the smallest tow in Devon. But don't worry, it's got three pubs.

Also nearby

RHS Rosemoor (5 ¼ miles)

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

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.

Halsdon Woods and Nature Reserve (3 ¼ miles)

Several kilometres of track wend their way through this 142-acre reserve. Start from one of the two car parks for various circular routes that take in woodland, fields and the banks of the River Torridge

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann August 2017

Through the woods and along the banks of the Torridge.

An old ruined mill covered in ivy, a pebbly beach by the side of the river to skim stones, and a trail up into the woods and along old, beaten paths through this nature reserve looked after by Devon Wildlife Trust makes this a perfect outing to observe our beautiful Devon countryside. Our walk took about two hours, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll. There are hides ranged around the reserve from which to view the wildlife.

Half Moon Inn (2 ¾ miles)

Set in the Torridge Valley this atmospheric pub offers a wide ranging menu and is well placed for great outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Burmester July 2011

Excellent for lunches. Also good walking in the vicinity.

Dragon Archery (7 ¾ miles)

This fun day out gives you the opportunity to learn the art of archery. Then put your newly taught skill to the test on dinosaurs, wolves and armoured knights! Much more than just target shooting.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby October 2014

Fantastic Family Fun!

Dragon Archery is the place to be if you want to try archery for the first time or if you are more experienced. Great challenges suitable for all ages from 8+. Really friendly encouraging team giving one to one coaching to help you get the most out of your experience. Suitable for all weathers...we went on a very wet and windy day in October! Only advice is BOOK EARLY as this attraction is very very popular!! If you are lucky enough to go along, you will see why.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Worsfold June 2011

A 3 hour archery session which involves shooting dinosaurs, amongst other things not just targets. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I wasn't expecting to. All equipment was supplied, and we were taught very well how to use it. Rather than just having targets to aim at, there are a number of themed areas including dinosaurs and orcs. The time passed very quickly and owners were very friendly and helpful.

Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve (1 ¾ miles)

Situated on the Tarka Trail, a great route for cyclists and walkers, this former quarry is a spectacular landscape transformed in recent years by the Devon Wildlife Trust into a nature reserve. It's definitely one to watch, with potential to become a flagship site as it becomes more established. Covering 370 acres with massive lakes to walk around, this is perfect for winter wildlife watching as well as summer strolls. There are colour coded trails to follow, suitable for mobility scooters and you can carry on down to the more established nature reserve at Ash Moor.

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