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There’s an abundance of local attractions and beautiful sights to visits, below we have given you some ideas of places to visit when you’re staying at the Byre.

Beaches

Hartland Quay, about two miles, spectacular cliffs with incredible contorted rock formations. This would be the beach to visit if your children are desperate to go to the seaside on your arrival. Visit Site Premium WordPress Themes

It is close and while they are playing you can watch them and relax after your long journey with a cool refreshing drink from the Hartland Quay Hotel. Visit Site

Bude is an Edwardian seaside resort with good surfing beaches. Summerleaze has a free tidal swimming pool. Visit Site

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Duckpool - Sheltered pebble beach, sand at low tide. Limited parking. Visit Site

Sandymouth - Large pebble beach, plenty of sand at low tide. Visit Site - There is a Sandymouth Surf School - Learn to surf, all standards - 07870 472448 Visit Site

Widemouth Bay, wide sandy beach, excellent for a family day out. Swimming, surfing and rock pools to explore. Visit Site

Northam Burrows. 1.5 miles of sandy beach protected by a wall of huge pebbles. Ideal for swimming, surfing and sailboarding. Kite flying and dog walking. Visit Site

Amusements

Dartington Crystal, Torrington – Watch a live demonstration of glassmaking, tours, hands on activities. Visit Site

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The Big Sheep, Abbotsham. Whole day of rides, shows, dog trials, horse whispering, duck trials, pony rides and sheep races. Visit Site

Milky Way Adventure Park.North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses and slides built for adults and children, Birds of Prey display. Visit Site

Splash Leisure Pool, Bude – Offers a general waves session for all the family who can enjoy the thrill of the wave machine and ride the flume. Visit Site

Downe Health Spa. Luxury spa in Hartland. Holistic and beauty therapies. Pamper days. Visit Site

Places to eat

Hartland Quay Hotel – Bar snacks, Sunday lunch. Children welcome. Stunning location, benches outside where you can watch the sunset over the quay. Access to beach.Visit SitePremium WordPress Themes

The Hoops Inn & Country Hotel – Picturesque thatched Grade II listed inn. Visit Site

Rectory Farm, Morwenstow. Morning coffee, lunches and cream teas. Spectacular coastal scenic walks and historic church.Visit Site

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Broomhill Sculpture Gardens – Homemade Mediterranean inspired cuisine using organic fairtrade produce from neighbouring farms and the coast. Excellent value.Visit Site

Stoke Barton Farm, opposite St Nectan’s Church in Stoke. Excellent Cream teas and cakes weekends only.Visit Site

Fremington Quay, near Instow. – Perfect place to stop if you are walking or cycling along the Tarka Trail or visit this old railway station by car for delicious wholesome food.Visit Site

Pattard Kitchen, Hartland. – Delicious fine dining. Visit Site

Farmers Arms, Woolsery. – Pub and delicious fine dining restaurant. Visit Site

Gardens

Docton Mill, Hartland – Lovely nine acre garden surrounding a mill house, mill pond and river. Cream teas and light lunches available.
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Hartland Abbey and gardens – 12th Century former monastery surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland.Visit Site

Clovelly Court Garden – Victorian walled kitchen garden and magnificent greenhouses sheltering peaches, apricots and melons.Visit Site

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Tapeley Park, Instow – Magnificent gardens with Italian lawns, housing an ornamental summerhouse.Visit Site

Rosemoor RHS Gardens, Torrington – Fantastic at any time of year.Visit Site

Broomhill Sculpture Garden, Barnstaple. Extensive gardens, 300 sculptures by over 60 sculptors spread over 10 acres of woodland, a wonderful balance between art and nature.Visit Site

Arlington Court, near Barnstaple – National Trust 19th Century picturesque garden, walled kitchen garden and pleasure grounds.Visit Site

Eden Project, St Austell – Boasts the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, stunning gardens and world class sculpture.Visit Site

Cycling

Tarka Trail – 30 miles of cycle paths along the disused railway lines of North Devon’s beautiful countryside, safe from the dangers of traffic.Visit SitePremium WordPress Themes

Cornwall’s version is the Camel Trail.Visit Site

Bike Hire

Free car park and private access to the Trail.

Fishing

Stafford Moor Fishery at Dolton, Winkleigh – Coarse fishery. 22 acres of heavily stocked lakes.Visit SitePremium WordPress Themes

Tamar Lakes, near Bude – Coarse angling. Upper Tamar lake well stocked with carp well over 30lbs, bream, rudd, roach, perch, eels. Day permits available from cafe.Visit Site

Sea fishing from Clovelly – Fish off the quay at Appledore, or take a 2 hour mackerel fishing and scenic trip from Boscastle, (between 11-5pm or in person at Boscastle Rock Shop)

Horse Riding

Gooseham Barton Stables near Morwenstow – Approved by British Horse Society. Caters for the complete beginner to the experienced rider. Children from 4 years. Phone 01288 331204

Golf

Royal North Devon in Westward Ho! -Senior links course. Handicap certificate required.Visit Site

Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Club. 18 holes, no handicap requirements.Visit Site