Little Burston Guidebook

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Little Burston Guidebook

Food scene
Only 5 minutes drive from Little Burston. Lovely gardens by the river. Children and dogs can play in the water.
The Anchor Inn
Only 5 minutes drive from Little Burston. Lovely gardens by the river. Children and dogs can play in the water.
Simple, friendly and wholesome. In Dulverton only 10 minutes from Little Burston
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The Bridge Inn
20 Bridge St
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Simple, friendly and wholesome. In Dulverton only 10 minutes from Little Burston
Traditional tea room, friendly and good value. Eat in the nice garden at the back, weather permitting.
The Copper Kettle
Traditional tea room, friendly and good value. Eat in the nice garden at the back, weather permitting.
Delicious food whether eaten in or take away
Tongdam Thai Restaurant
26 High Street
Delicious food whether eaten in or take away
Excellent food, renowned wine cellar, not cheap, but worth it. Need to book.
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Woods Bar & Restaurant
4 Bank Square
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Excellent food, renowned wine cellar, not cheap, but worth it. Need to book.
Gift shop in Dulverton, indoor and outdoor cafe, good ice creams.
Tantivy Shop & Cafe
16 Fore Street
Gift shop in Dulverton, indoor and outdoor cafe, good ice creams.
Good for a tea or coffee break. Excellent cakes.
Mortimer's
13 High St
Good for a tea or coffee break. Excellent cakes.
Delicious food. They deliver to Burston!
Thai Herb Kitchen
Delicious food. They deliver to Burston!
Lively pub in Bampton.
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The Swan
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Lively pub in Bampton.
It’s where we go for fish ‘n chips
Bampton Fish Bar
17 Brook Street
It’s where we go for fish ‘n chips
Good for a morning coffee or light lunch. In Bampton only 10 minutes drive from Little Burston
Toucan Cafe Bistro
2 Brook Street
Good for a morning coffee or light lunch. In Bampton only 10 minutes drive from Little Burston
Great for walking along the Barle, crossing historic clapper bridge and enjoying good quality pub food inside or out, good weather or bad. We like the circular walk great for children.
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Tarr Farm Inn
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Great for walking along the Barle, crossing historic clapper bridge and enjoying good quality pub food inside or out, good weather or bad. We like the circular walk great for children.
Amazing shopping experience including an excellent coffee shop. Less than 30 minutes drive from Little Burston
The Courthouse Interiors
Amazing shopping experience including an excellent coffee shop. Less than 30 minutes drive from Little Burston
Perfectly acceptable garden centre food with options to eat inside or out, depending on the weather. With garden shop, bird watching, pets etc for the children.
Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room
Perfectly acceptable garden centre food with options to eat inside or out, depending on the weather. With garden shop, bird watching, pets etc for the children.
The Exmoor White Horse Inn
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The Royal Oak Inn
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Unique historic hotel in Dunster with choice of traditional pub, fine dining or light lunch in the pretty garden at the back. Only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston
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Luttrell Arms Hotel
32-36 High St
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Unique historic hotel in Dunster with choice of traditional pub, fine dining or light lunch in the pretty garden at the back. Only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston
For coffee and cake or light lunch waterside cafe with inside/outside eating options (catering to the Devon weather!) garden shop, aquatic centre, kids play area and easy parking.
Bow Garden & Aquatic Centre
For coffee and cake or light lunch waterside cafe with inside/outside eating options (catering to the Devon weather!) garden shop, aquatic centre, kids play area and easy parking.
Lively place to eat when in Croyde or Putsborough
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The Thatch
14 Hobb's Hill
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Lively place to eat when in Croyde or Putsborough
Sands Restaurant is part of the (rather imposing) Saunton Sands Hotel, but more accessible as it is down by the beach car park. Perfect for a beach lunch indoors or on the terrace.
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Saunton Sands Hotel
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Sands Restaurant is part of the (rather imposing) Saunton Sands Hotel, but more accessible as it is down by the beach car park. Perfect for a beach lunch indoors or on the terrace.
We always go here whenever in the Quantock area.
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The Foxy Bean at Adscombe
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We always go here whenever in the Quantock area.
Sightseeing
Great views, great walking, free parking, children’s outdoor activity centre, cafe (check the hours)
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Wimbleball Lake
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Great views, great walking, free parking, children’s outdoor activity centre, cafe (check the hours)
Exmoor offers a host of glorious views, walks and other activities at all times of year
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Exmoor
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Exmoor offers a host of glorious views, walks and other activities at all times of year
Nice coffee and browsing stop on the way to or from Wimbleball Lake
Pulhams Mill Craft Shop
Nice coffee and browsing stop on the way to or from Wimbleball Lake
Fascinating history going back to 1106. Go to website to check viewing times. Tiverton is only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston.
Tiverton Castle
Fascinating history going back to 1106. Go to website to check viewing times. Tiverton is only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston.
The Original Exmoor Safari
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Tiverton Canal Co
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Beautiful walking and views. Try Valley of the Rocks and the walk from Lynmouth along the Lyn Valley to Watersmeet
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Lynton
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Beautiful walking and views. Try Valley of the Rocks and the walk from Lynmouth along the Lyn Valley to Watersmeet
Dunster is a historic, little town with some great medieval architecture and a fabulous Castle and fine views. Lunch at the Lutrell Arms (see above)
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Dunster Castle
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Dunster is a historic, little town with some great medieval architecture and a fabulous Castle and fine views. Lunch at the Lutrell Arms (see above)
There is plenty to do and see here away from the Butlin’s holiday park.
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Minehead
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There is plenty to do and see here away from the Butlin’s holiday park.
Old fishing town that inspired Coleridge’s Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. Take the steam train Bluebell line from Minehead to Watchet and walk back.
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Watchet
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Old fishing town that inspired Coleridge’s Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. Take the steam train Bluebell line from Minehead to Watchet and walk back.
Nether Stowey and nearby Over Stowey are attractive little villages adjoining the magnificent Quantocks. Have coffee or light lunch at the Foxy Bean
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National Trust - Coleridge Cottage
35 Lime Street
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Nether Stowey and nearby Over Stowey are attractive little villages adjoining the magnificent Quantocks. Have coffee or light lunch at the Foxy Bean
Medieval Abbey beautifully maintained by English Heritage
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Cleeve Abbey
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Medieval Abbey beautifully maintained by English Heritage
A Gothic jewel.
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Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters
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A Gothic jewel.
Good day out.
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Killerton House
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Good day out.
Lovely picturesque village (out of season!)
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Clovelly
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Lovely picturesque village (out of season!)
You will not forget a day trip to Lundy Island (or you can stay the night). Take the Oldenburg from Ilfracombe
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Lundy Island Harbour
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You will not forget a day trip to Lundy Island (or you can stay the night). Take the Oldenburg from Ilfracombe
Activities
Dulverton Heritage Centre
Useful mine of information. Great source of maps and guides on local activities.
Exmoor National Park Centre
7-9 Fore Street
Useful mine of information. Great source of maps and guides on local activities.
Great walking, great views, free off road parking.
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Dunkery Beacon
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Great walking, great views, free off road parking.
We enjoyed sea kayaking.
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Exmoor Adventures
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We enjoyed sea kayaking.
The Exmoor Pony Centre
North Devon coast only an hours drive from Little Burston. Wonderful beach for swimming, surfing or just lazing
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Saunton Sands
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North Devon coast only an hours drive from Little Burston. Wonderful beach for swimming, surfing or just lazing
Famous surfing beach. Also great ice creams!
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Croyde
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Famous surfing beach. Also great ice creams!
Our favourite beach. A bit wiggly to get to, just beyond Croyde, but worth it.
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Putsborough Beach
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Our favourite beach. A bit wiggly to get to, just beyond Croyde, but worth it.
Wonderful walks
Horner Wood
Wonderful walks
Not done it ourselves, but guests have loved it
Red Stag Safari
Not done it ourselves, but guests have loved it
This walk and cafe is one of our family favourites.
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National Trust - Watersmeet
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This walk and cafe is one of our family favourites.
Good fun for digger enthusiasts young and old.
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Diggerland Devon
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Good fun for digger enthusiasts young and old.
Amazing (and rather famous) walking.
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Valley of Rocks
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Amazing (and rather famous) walking.
Dog friendly, coastal views, fun for all the family.
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Bishops Lydeard Station
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Dog friendly, coastal views, fun for all the family.
Great beach.
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Woolacombe
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Great beach.
Lovely walking among ancient oaks and with views over the sea
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Quantock Hills
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Lovely walking among ancient oaks and with views over the sea
Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre
Hire bikes and head out on the Tarka Trail, go on a marine wildlife cruise aboard theIlfracombe Princess, take a lifeboat trip on the RNLI Hampshire Rose or sign up for sea kayaking
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Ilfracombe Harbour
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Hire bikes and head out on the Tarka Trail, go on a marine wildlife cruise aboard theIlfracombe Princess, take a lifeboat trip on the RNLI Hampshire Rose or sign up for sea kayaking
Our children loved this when they were younger.
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The Milky Way Adventure Park
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Our children loved this when they were younger.
Fun for al the family. Maybe combine with visit to Clovelly
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The BIG Sheep
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Fun for al the family. Maybe combine with visit to Clovelly
Nice manageable little zoo.
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Exmoor Zoo
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Nice manageable little zoo.
Not been to this activity centre, but the little port of Appledore is worth a visit in its own right
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Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre
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Not been to this activity centre, but the little port of Appledore is worth a visit in its own right
One of our favourites.
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Tarka Trail Guide
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One of our favourites.
Not done it yet, but would like to.
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Ilfracombe SeaSafari
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Not done it yet, but would like to.
Devon Activity Centre - Devon Country Pursuits
Unless you brought your own, you need to hire bikes for the Tarka Trail, which is a must.
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Bideford Bicycle Hire
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Unless you brought your own, you need to hire bikes for the Tarka Trail, which is a must.
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Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
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The Ilfracombe Aquarium
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Teach your kids to surf. From here you can hire your boards and find a surf instructor.
Saunton Surf Hire
Teach your kids to surf. From here you can hire your boards and find a surf instructor.
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North Devon Wake Park
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Quad World
This was a regular for our kids.
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Crealy Theme Park & Resort
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This was a regular for our kids.
https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival
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Exmoor
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https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival
Shopping
Remarkably good selection of groceries
Co-op Food - Dulverton
Remarkably good selection of groceries
Wonderful (and quite famous) second hand bookshop in Dulverton for buying or just browsing.
Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd
6 Bridge Street
Wonderful (and quite famous) second hand bookshop in Dulverton for buying or just browsing.
Usual Tesco’s superstore offering. Only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston.
Tesco Superstore
Usual Tesco’s superstore offering. Only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston.
Usual M&S food hall offering. Only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston.
Marks and Spencer
Usual M&S food hall offering. Only 30 minutes drive from Little Burston.
Morrisons
4 Mountbatten Road
Winter
Great Christmas market and celestial Carols in the Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market
Great Christmas market and celestial Carols in the Cathedral
Indoor fun.
Rock and Rapid Adventures
Indoor fun.
Fishing
5 minutes drive from Little Burston
Exe Valley Fishery
5 minutes drive from Little Burston
Food fishing
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Wimbleball Lake
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Food fishing
Beautiful walking, boating and fishing. 25 minutes drive from Little Burston.
Clatworthy Reservoir
Beautiful walking, boating and fishing. 25 minutes drive from Little Burston.
Walking, birdwatching and brown trout fishing
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Wistlandpound Reservoir
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Walking, birdwatching and brown trout fishing
Gardens
Lovely gardens, good walks and excellent cafe.
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Knightshayes Gardens National Trust
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Lovely gardens, good walks and excellent cafe.
Grand house setting. Gardens and tea rooms 11am till 4pm. Check their website
Castle Hill
Grand house setting. Gardens and tea rooms 11am till 4pm. Check their website
Romantic castle and grounds
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Powderham Castle
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Romantic castle and grounds
Sunday guided house tours. Check their website.
Cothay Manor
Sunday guided house tours. Check their website.
Lovely gardens and cafe.
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Hestercombe House & Gardens
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Lovely gardens and cafe.
Tapely Park
Small, peaceful gardens near Porlock. Open from 1 April to 31 July 2~6pm
Greencombe Gardens
Small, peaceful gardens near Porlock. Open from 1 April to 31 July 2~6pm
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RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Marwood Hill Gardens
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