Orchard Dene

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1.2 miles E of Croyde | Sleeps 4 + cot*

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

Nearby pub

The beating heart of Georgeham, this pub offers both locals and visitors alike fresh quality food, a specials board and large selection of drinks. There's seating both inside and out so you can choose where you dine depending on the weather.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Great pub

The pub was a very short walk away and is perfect for an afternoon drink or an evening meal. Great to have this so close by.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great food

Lovely local pub, delicious food, it is best to book table as very popular

Nearby beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

At the southern end of Woolacombe Sands, Putsborough Sands is part of a huge 3 mile stretch. Sheltered by Baggy Point headland and backed by rolling countryside, this picturesque beach is surrounded by attractive scenery. More out of the way than its neighbours, Putsborough Sands is fairly quiet and you will often see surfers trying to catch their "best wave". A car park is nearby and facilities are available. A seasonal dog ban is in place.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Lovely beach

The beach is lovely and sandy and has a shop, a cafe and toilets - what else could you need?? The car park is very close by so very handy ! Great surfing and lovely walks nearby:


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Large beach, dog friendly

Large sandy beach which is dog friendly. Good for surfing. A nice walk along the beach to Woolacombe but note that on Woolacombe dogs will need to be put in lead.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Putsborough Sand

This beach is at the far end of Woolacombe Sands, and is accessed through Georgeham, following the signs from there. It is ideal for families with small children as there are rock pools and safe swimming. There is a car park, loos and a snack bar.

- A and P Stafford

Nearby walk

This walk is a short stroll of just over a mile from Georgeham to Putsborough. The route takes you through farmland and grassy pastures with several gates. Check out the southwestcoastpath.org.uk website for other lovely walks in the area.

Nearby town

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lots of old world Devon charm to be found here - Croyde is a tangle of narrow, twisty lanes and pretty cottages. The main attraction is, of course, the beach – a perfect v-shaped notch in the towering cliffs with fine, yellow sand. Croyde is a mecca for surfers due to the consistent waves that roll onto the shore, but even if you don’t fancy a dip yourself, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the location, from horse riding on the sand, walking the coast path or hiring a bike and setting off to explore the north Devon coast.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2012

Lovely walk round Baggy Point (2.5 miles - 1.5 hours) - wild flowers and birds. Super cafe next to NT car park - excellent food and service. Georgeham village nearby has a lovely church and convenient parking.

Also nearby

A 17th century village pub offering freshly cooked food served in either the fireside bar or conservatory. Food is sourced locally including pork from rare breed Engish pigs and free range chickens who provide eggs for both the kitchen and for guests to buy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Nice meal at The Rock

Lovely pub and restaurant, very family friendly. Great to sit out on a sunny afternoon and have a drink. The restaurant is in a conservatory to the rear of the building. Lovely food and very helpful friendly staff .


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


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

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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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Classic pub food created with excellent ingredients and served with real attention to detail.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2024

Stunning food

Heartily recommend the food here,
The carvery is amazing , I had the Turkey and gammon pie , one of the best I've eaten , there were 8 of us eating , and every one of us had a brilliant meal .


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2016

Best Food of Our Whole Holiday

We happened on the Williams Arms while searching for a bite to eat one evening and although they were booked out, the very helpful and friendly staff juggled things around and made room for us (my Wife, Son and I).
The location itself is fantastic with the inn being thatched and heralding from the 16th century and although I wasn't expecting the moon on a stick, I came very close to getting it!
The food was superb from the gorgeous soups and starters, to the mains menu and my personal favourite, the carvery. Even the deserts were great and the bannofee pie is to die for.
Can't speak highly enough about this place and the staff but needless to say we made a few more visits after our first and never looked back.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Clean

Parking at this beach is £5 a day to pay for the toll road. From the car park, it is a short walk to the sandy, lifeguard patrolled beach. It is clean with decent waves for jumping and/or body boarding . Be warned that the tide comes in quickly and there is a warning tannoy giving all beachgoers 20 minutes to pack up and clear off! There is a good choice of places for lunch


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Beautiful beach

A beautiful, slightly windswept beach. Brilliant for surfing or a walk, with a lovely beach cafe in the dunes. Although the access from a private toll road comes with a (fair) price, this is much easier than getting to the beach by parking in the town (which makes a slightly run-down and shabby impression). Great beach to spend half a day with a picnic!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

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