Drake Apartment Guide Book

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Drake Apartment Guide Book

Sightseeing

See Damian Hirst’s bronze statue ‘Verity’. His family home has been in Combe Martin for the last 20 years. Book a sea safari and see our North Devon coastline from a different angle or visit Lundy island and see puffins and dolphins.
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Ilfracombe Harbour
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See Damian Hirst’s bronze statue ‘Verity’. His family home has been in Combe Martin for the last 20 years. Book a sea safari and see our North Devon coastline from a different angle or visit Lundy island and see puffins and dolphins.
Twin villages linked by their famous cliff railway.
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Lynton and Lynmouth
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Twin villages linked by their famous cliff railway.
Walk down the cobbled street of this ancient fishing village to the very pretty harbour and enjoy beer and a pastie in the Red Lion.
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Clovelly
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Walk down the cobbled street of this ancient fishing village to the very pretty harbour and enjoy beer and a pastie in the Red Lion.

Lovely Beach

World famous 3 miles of golden sands stretching to Putsborough. Popular for surfing. Gets very busy in summer months so go early to secure a good spot.
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Woolacombe Beach
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World famous 3 miles of golden sands stretching to Putsborough. Popular for surfing. Gets very busy in summer months so go early to secure a good spot.

Activities and family attractions

Just up the road our Dinosaur Park and animal park with sea lions, monkeys, meerkats and lots of other animals as well as a large indoor play area and cafe.
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Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
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Just up the road our Dinosaur Park and animal park with sea lions, monkeys, meerkats and lots of other animals as well as a large indoor play area and cafe.
4 miles outside Combe Martin is the Exmoor Zoological Park developed from The Exmoor Bird Gardens that opened in 1982 and now specialising in the conservation of smaller animals.
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Exmoor Zoo
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4 miles outside Combe Martin is the Exmoor Zoological Park developed from The Exmoor Bird Gardens that opened in 1982 and now specialising in the conservation of smaller animals.
Amusement Park with roller coasters, indoor adventure area, wildlife displays and live shows. Also on site is the North Devon Wake Park.
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The Milky Way Adventure Park
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Amusement Park with roller coasters, indoor adventure area, wildlife displays and live shows. Also on site is the North Devon Wake Park.
All weather attraction with lots of all things sheep including its unique sheep racing! largest rollercoaster in Devon, many live shows and a new Gin Distillery.
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The BIG Sheep
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All weather attraction with lots of all things sheep including its unique sheep racing! largest rollercoaster in Devon, many live shows and a new Gin Distillery.
Hire a kayak (singles or doubles available) from our friends Gary and Helen and explore our beautiful bay on your own or on a guided tour. Paddle out to Broadsands one of Britain’s top hidden beaches or Watermouth Bay.
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Surfside Kayak Hire
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Hire a kayak (singles or doubles available) from our friends Gary and Helen and explore our beautiful bay on your own or on a guided tour. Paddle out to Broadsands one of Britain’s top hidden beaches or Watermouth Bay.
One of our favourite attractions just 2 miles away. Historic castle with dungeons and large gardens with various rides.
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Watermouth Castle
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One of our favourite attractions just 2 miles away. Historic castle with dungeons and large gardens with various rides.

Gardens to visit

Nestled in a Devon valley just outside Torrington about an hour’s drive from Combe Martin Rosemoor blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect. Cafe, shop and garden centre too.
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RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Nestled in a Devon valley just outside Torrington about an hour’s drive from Combe Martin Rosemoor blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect. Cafe, shop and garden centre too.
Stunning private garden featuring 20 acres of landscape with numerous lakes and quaint tea room.
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Marwood Hill Gardens
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Stunning private garden featuring 20 acres of landscape with numerous lakes and quaint tea room.

Coffees, lunches and takeaways (our favourites)

Right opposite Drake is Harbour Deli. Local family business with homemade cakes and pies and open daily all year. Would highly recommend cooked breakfasts and homemade chicken and steak pies as well as chocolate brownies!
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Harbour Deli
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Right opposite Drake is Harbour Deli. Local family business with homemade cakes and pies and open daily all year. Would highly recommend cooked breakfasts and homemade chicken and steak pies as well as chocolate brownies!
A cafe in a boat with additional outside seating situated in Watermouth Harbour a couple of miles away (enjoy a stunning walk along the coast path via Berrynarbor) as an alternative to driving there. Good snacks and cakes and in a fabulous setting.
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STORM IN A TEACUP * BOAT CAFE * ILFRACOMBE
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A cafe in a boat with additional outside seating situated in Watermouth Harbour a couple of miles away (enjoy a stunning walk along the coast path via Berrynarbor) as an alternative to driving there. Good snacks and cakes and in a fabulous setting.
Fish and Chip show 50mtrs up the road. Take away only lunchtimes and evenings during summer season and usually weekends at other times.
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The Black & White
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Fish and Chip show 50mtrs up the road. Take away only lunchtimes and evenings during summer season and usually weekends at other times.
An award winning tearoom 3 miles away encounter to Ilfracombe open during Summer season. Fabulous and very generous cream teas and cakes.
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Hele Corn Mill Tearoom
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An award winning tearoom 3 miles away encounter to Ilfracombe open during Summer season. Fabulous and very generous cream teas and cakes.

Food scene

Small family restaurant one mile up the road serving good food and drink in the evenings. Booking essential on: 01271 889229.
Lion House Bed and Breakfast
Small family restaurant one mile up the road serving good food and drink in the evenings. Booking essential on: 01271 889229.
Historic Inn half mile up the road with large garden and outside children’s play area. Varied food menu served all day with a very popular Sunday car very (booking advised on: 01271 882300).
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Historic Inn half mile up the road with large garden and outside children’s play area. Varied food menu served all day with a very popular Sunday car very (booking advised on: 01271 882300).
Set on the cliff top just outside Combe Martin with spectacular views and two restaurants as well outside seating in the summer. Open all year for fine and Italian themed dining. Booking advised especially at busy times: 01271 882243.
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The Sandy Cove Hotel
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Set on the cliff top just outside Combe Martin with spectacular views and two restaurants as well outside seating in the summer. Open all year for fine and Italian themed dining. Booking advised especially at busy times: 01271 882243.

Combe Martin Events

Special events/celebrations coming up this year
National Trust Regency house, gardens, National collection of horse drawn carriages and cafe and shop. One of our favourite places to go walking through their woods followed by delicious cake,
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Arlington Court
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National Trust Regency house, gardens, National collection of horse drawn carriages and cafe and shop. One of our favourite places to go walking through their woods followed by delicious cake,