The Mowhay basking in the glorious sunshine.
The impressive sitting/dining-room.
The kitchen/breakfast-room.
The Man Cave!
The large garden will please young and old alike.
Located in the old mill, the octagonal shaped kitchen is totally unique.
Treat yourself to a leisurely holiday breakfast.
The kitchen is wonderfully light and airy and has plenty of room so everyone can help prepare your holiday meals.
The fully restored grain mill takes pride of place in the kitchen.
The dining-table is perfect to enjoy a celebratory meal with family and friends.
The large sitting/dining-room is located on the first floor.
This is one very spacious room - it's great.
You are sure to relax in the comfy sitting-area.
Snuggle up and catch a holiday movie.
From the sitting/dining-room you can access the garden.
Have some fun in the games-room.
There's a TV in the games-room along with a desk for those who might need to do some work.
Pretty pieces on display.
Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower-room.
Lovely touches throughout.
Bedroom 2 also has a super-comfy king-size bed.
From bedroom 2 there is a step up to the corridor.
There is a spacious shower-room ideally located for guests staying in bedrooms 2 and 3.
Pretty bedroom 3 has twin beds.
From bedroom 3 a stable-door leads out to the garden.
Bedroom 4 also has twin beds.
A sneaky breakfast in bed!
Bedroom 4 has direct access to a family bathroom.
The family bathroom accessed directly from Bedroom Four and the hallway.
You can see how the owners converted the farm buildings into this impressive holiday home.
A bird's eye view of this fabulous holiday home.
Items from the barn's agricultural past.
The large garden wraps around The Mowhay.
The north coast has a great choice of beaches just waited to be discovered.
Take a trip to Bude to walk or cycle the canal, enjoy a day at the seaside and try your hand at surfing or enjoy a hearty meal from the choice of cafes and restaurants.

The Mowhay

4527

5.6 miles N of Holsworthy / Sleeps 8 + 3 cots*

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

Nearest pub

Bradworthy Inn (¾ mile)

A traditional 16th century coaching inn with lots of free parking in the village square and a secluded garden for warmer days. Children are welcome to play in the Wendy house in the garden. Dogs are also welcome.

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

Mrs Drew September 2020

Nice easy going pub.

We liked this pub because it was completely unpretentious and easy going. The food (we had burgers) was tasty. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Nearest beach

Marsland Mouth (7 ½ miles)

Marsland Mouth is situated at the edge of the Welcombe and Marsland Valleys Nature Reserve, a large reserve encompassing diverse fauna and flora, including a wooded valley, coastal heath and bracken-covered slopes. A small stream that runs down to the beach marks the Cornwall and Devon border.

Nearest walk

Bude Aqueduct Trail (2 ½ miles)

This relatively easy walk follows a mixture of country lanes and footpaths. Starting at the Tamar Lakes and extending to path alongside the Bude Canal.

Nearest town

Holsworthy (5 ½ miles)

Holsworthy is a centre for agriculture, with one of the largest livestock markets in the south west each Wednesday and Thursday - a lively occasion, well worth a visit. An attractive town, it has a large indoor swimming pool useful for the children if the weather turns inclement.

Also nearby

The Old Smithy (4 ¾ miles)

Once the local blacksmiths, this friendly local now hosts monthly folk nights. Drop in for a bite to eat in the beer garden or enjoy a pint of real ale in front of the log fire.

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

January 2020

The Old Smithy was great, but with absolutely loads of dogs!

We had a meal there on our first night. The food was good [but nothing exceptional really]. The beer was excellent.
The welcome was great and the general feel of the place was lovely on what was an extremely busy night. There were approx 20 dogs in the bar area, which was ok, but a little overwhelming at times and could have been a bit nerve wracking for younger families!
Probably wouldn't go back for food, but definitely for a drink and a nice time in front of the fire.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

Fantastic country pub with friendly staff, great food and a lovely garden.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Williams October 2013

Excellent food (beef and chorizo burger was a joy) and very welcoming to us and our four month old daughter. Friendly people and the beer selection looked frustratingly good but I was unfortunately driving. I will definitely go again next time I'm in the area. Real pub, real ale, proper food and friendly people...how a pub should be.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Benning May 2012

Visit the Welcombe Pottery around lunchtime and stay for a meal at the quirky, retro and very child friendly Old Smithy Inn: good value, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great to find a proper, country pub that serves good beer, good food AND genuinely likes children!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Quirky little pub, nice local feel. Decent food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Murray July 2010

Fantastic rustic pub

Fantastic rustic pub, great food. A really chilled out place. Nice garden area to sit outside. Children's menu. 2 real fires in winter. 5 min drive from Welcombe Mouth beach - our favourite watering hole!

Dragon Archery (7 ¼ 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

Mr Forgan September 2020

North Devon's Best Kept Secret

An outstanding morning or afternoon out, whether you are trying archery for the first time or are more experienced (we keep coming back). Andy and the team provide excellent personalised guidance and equipment as you transition through the different themed ranges, leading up to the ultimate Dragon Slayer challenge. In these times of Covid concerns, it is so reassuring the team takes health


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.

Killock Farm Shop (5 ½ miles)

Local veg, fish and meat, including beef and lamb reared on the owner's farm. Bread and pasties fresh from the bakery.

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

Miss Limer May 2013

Great homemade pasties

This is the place to get fresh homemade pasties! Just delicious!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Very useful farm shop for vegetables, some fruit, baked goods etc. Go there first before supermarket!

RHS Rosemoor (12 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.

Tea on the Green (13 miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

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

Mrs Mackenzie June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

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