East Wells is a former farmhouse  offering views, seclusion, wonderful gardens and not forgetting an award-winning pub at the end of the lane.
The main bedroom is at the front of the house and has delightful views of the countryside, best enjoyed from taking a seat in the window.
The sitting-room benefits from this wonderful wood-burner for those autumnal nights and not forgetting those wonderful views from the window seat.
The dining-table sits in the middle of the kitchen and can comfortably sit seven making this the perfect spot to start and end the day.
Relax in the garden to take in the views whilst listening to the bird song.
The sitting-room benefits from being a generous size with enough seating for all the family and everyone will enjoy the glow of the log-burner.
The views from the front door and glorious garden will greet you everyday.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with a washing machine and tumble-drier located in the utility-room, situated to the side of the kitchen with a second door to the garden.
This old fireplace was where all the cooking was done, long before the days of gas or electricity! (This is no longer in use). The floor is also original, just one of the many features throughout this characterful house.
The main bathroom is upstairs and has the luxury of a roll-top bath.
The second double also enjoys those wonderful views.
Each bedroom offers the perfect quiet space to relax after a day of exploring.
The downstairs single sits opposite the ground floor shower-room, please note that this part of the house is not on one level.
The downstairs shower-room sits to the back of the house and by the downstairs single bedroom.
Young children should be supervised when upstairs owing to the open nature of the landing in this lovely old cottage.
The first floor landing linking all bedrooms and main bathroom.
The stairs benefit from a handrail; please note the landing area is open so young children need to be supervised.
The bunk-beds are comfortable full size singles.
The house is filled with original features throughout.
Sit for a while and take in the wonderful views.
The second double again sits to the front of the house and not only floods with light but enjoys wonderful views.
This double benefits from a reading chair for those lazy coffee mornings.
Enjoy a soak in the bath whilst enjoying the view.
Another talking point, the old bread oven!
This Grade II Listed cottage retains so many original features and many rooms are accessed via steps up and down.
A window seat with a fabulous view everyone can appreciate.
Please note that the ground floor landing is accessed via stone steps out of the kitchen.
A quiet morning coffee corner whilst the rest of the house sleeps....
The utility-room.
Enjoy the sun terrace; the perfect place for al fresco living with wonderful views from the enclosed garden.
East Wells is located in a perfect village setting, tranquil and secluded.
This really is a rural retreat.
There are lovely features throughout the surrounding gardens.
A real sun trap!
Enjoy the beautiful countryside views from the garden.
The summerhouse is a perfect spot for reading a book.
Catch the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay for a day trip to Lundy Island.
The house owns the field below the garden, which is let out to a local farmer for grazing his sheep.
Lovely Appledore in the sunshine.
The nearby pretty market town of Barnstaple.
The north coast has some stunning beaches, this is Westward Ho!
Exmoor is a great place to explore either by bike or on foot.
The sands of Instow, perfect for families.
Each bedroom offers the perfect quiet space to relax after a day of exploring.

East Wells

4550

4.4 miles SW of South Molton / Sleeps 6 + cot

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

Nearest pub

The Grove Inn (20 yards)

The Sunday lunch here is something to behold - meats from Devon’s best farms are the star of the show.

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

August 2021

Stokes 2021

Amazing country pub in a very pretty village setting. Good selection of
local beers and food was to a very high standard. Not to be missed!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Superb Pub!

Super pub in a remote location. Good selection of beers and excellent food in friendly surroundings. Excellent!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Cosy friendly proper pub

Gorgeous village pub which had a lovely feeling about it. The landlord was so geniune and the locals so friendly. The Sunday lunch was divine.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A real find - delicious food in a friendly pub in the middle of nowhere.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (15 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.

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

November 2021

A dog’s paradise

We came in November and there were so many dogs and owners on the beach. My little dog was in her element.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Great to visit whatever the weather

Great walks based around a village with good pubs, a fantastic deli (John's) and an amazing fish shack near the beach and car park The Glorious Oyster, serving great no fuss fish dishes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

John's of Instow

Chocolate brownies to die for. Melt In the mouth and very chocolatey.

Nearest walk

Chawleigh Village Walk (4 ¾ miles)

A gentle stroll of just under three miles which takes you From the Portsmouth Inn through the village and surrounding area, There are some lovely views over Dartmoor and beyond.

Nearest town

South Molton (4 ½ miles)

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.

Also nearby

Heal Farm Fine Food (1 ¼ miles)

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.

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

April 2010


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2010

Heal Farm

Fantastic food, I always look forward to my visits. I would recommend the sirloin steaks to anyone some of the finest i have tasted.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2009

Well worth a visit - you will not be disappointed!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

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!

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 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

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


Rated 5 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 5 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.

The Exeter Inn Umberleigh (2 ¼ miles)

Under new ownership as of August 2019, this traditional thatched roofed pub offers a warm welcome and pleasant outdoor seating. An ideal place to pop in for refreshments whilst exploring the local area.

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

October 2019

Brilliant.

We had to go back for the burgers 3 times because they where so amazing! It's all hand made from local produce! Love love love! Definitely worth a trip and the staff are really helpful! We turned up very late after a long journey down and they still made us food!

Castle Inn (2 ½ miles)

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.

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

December 2019

lily and Lee

staff were extremely helpful and polite food was immaculate and fairly priced lovely cosey pub.

The Bell Inn Chittlehampton (4 ¾ miles)

A traditional pub offering a menu created using locally sourced foods and great ales. Children and dogs are welcome and there's a play area and outdoor seating for use in the warmer months.

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

July 2021

Lovely Pub

Friendly staff and lovely food. Very dog friendly too.

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