The Granary's Guidebook to Devon

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The Granary's Guidebook to Devon

Beaches

Our favourite Devon beach and big enough for everyone!
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Putsborough Beach
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Our favourite Devon beach and big enough for everyone!
A huge expanse of golden sand, popular with surfers
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Woolacombe Beach
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A huge expanse of golden sand, popular with surfers
A vast beach, backed by sand dunes and popular for watersports
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Saunton Sands
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A vast beach, backed by sand dunes and popular for watersports
A large beach, backed by dunes and the village of Croyde with its amenities
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Croyde Beach
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A large beach, backed by dunes and the village of Croyde with its amenities
A very long village with a small beach of sand and pebbles, follow the path east from the bay to discover caves, but watch the tide
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Combe Martin Beaches
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A very long village with a small beach of sand and pebbles, follow the path east from the bay to discover caves, but watch the tide
A beautifully situated beach of rock and sand, the former at high tide and latter at low tide
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Lee Bay
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A beautifully situated beach of rock and sand, the former at high tide and latter at low tide
A prettily situated beach, of mostly shingle
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Hele Bay
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A prettily situated beach, of mostly shingle
There are several beaches in Ilfracombe, including some accessed by pedestrian tunnels (toll)
Ilfracombe Beach
There are several beaches in Ilfracombe, including some accessed by pedestrian tunnels (toll)
A mostly shingle beach, backed by a fascinating town with a pretty harbour, historic pub and cliff railway
Lynmouth Bay
A mostly shingle beach, backed by a fascinating town with a pretty harbour, historic pub and cliff railway
A long stretch of sandy and pebbly beach, with pier and large town amenities
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Teignmouth Beach
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A long stretch of sandy and pebbly beach, with pier and large town amenities
A small town with sandy and pebbly beach. Walk west along the seafront to find Coryton Cove
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Dawlish
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A small town with sandy and pebbly beach. Walk west along the seafront to find Coryton Cove
A sandy beach near the mouth of the Exe estuary, backed by a funfair
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Dawlish Warren Beach
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A sandy beach near the mouth of the Exe estuary, backed by a funfair
A long mostly sandy beach, with playground and amusements towards the western end
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Exmouth beach
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A long mostly sandy beach, with playground and amusements towards the western end
A long, mostly pebbly beach, backed by an attractive town
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Budleigh Salterton Beach
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A long, mostly pebbly beach, backed by an attractive town
A long beach backed by steep cliffs, best accessed by steps from the western end of Sidmouth
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A long beach backed by steep cliffs, best accessed by steps from the western end of Sidmouth
A sandy and pebbly beach backed by the large town of Sidmouth
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Sidmouth Beach
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A sandy and pebbly beach backed by the large town of Sidmouth
A sandy/pebbly beach with the beautiful village of Branscombe with tea room and forge just a short and beautiful walk inland
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Branscombe Beach
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A sandy/pebbly beach with the beautiful village of Branscombe with tea room and forge just a short and beautiful walk inland
A pebbly beach with fishing boats hauled up to the higher reaches, the small town of Beer has beautiful views over the bay
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Beer Beach
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A pebbly beach with fishing boats hauled up to the higher reaches, the small town of Beer has beautiful views over the bay
The beach is sandy/pebbly but the main attraction in town is the tram link to Colyton
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Seaton Beach
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The beach is sandy/pebbly but the main attraction in town is the tram link to Colyton

Neighbourhoods

There is a pleasant walk down the lane from The Granary past Lower Tidderson Farm, over a small stream and along the farm track. It can be muddy in winter.
Tidderson Lane
There is a pleasant walk down the lane from The Granary past Lower Tidderson Farm, over a small stream and along the farm track. It can be muddy in winter.
Rackenford is our nearest village with a small, community run, shop and post office (limited opening hours)
Rackenford
Rackenford is our nearest village with a small, community run, shop and post office (limited opening hours)
Our nearest large village, with two shops, post office, pub and playground
Witheridge
Our nearest large village, with two shops, post office, pub and playground
Our nearest large town with shops, supermarkets (Morrisons, Tesco, Lidl, M&S Food), pubs, restaurants, doctors, dentists, garages
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Tiverton
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Our nearest large town with shops, supermarkets (Morrisons, Tesco, Lidl, M&S Food), pubs, restaurants, doctors, dentists, garages

Sightseeing

An historic and beautiful small town on the banks of the River Barle, with shops, restaurants and Exmoor National Park Visitor Centre. Farmer's Market on last Saturday on the month in season.
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Dulverton
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An historic and beautiful small town on the banks of the River Barle, with shops, restaurants and Exmoor National Park Visitor Centre. Farmer's Market on last Saturday on the month in season.
This well-maintained and pretty Devon town on the banks of the River Batherm is steeped in history. Bampton Fair, founded by Royal Charter of 1258, is held on the last Thursday in October.
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Bampton
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This well-maintained and pretty Devon town on the banks of the River Batherm is steeped in history. Bampton Fair, founded by Royal Charter of 1258, is held on the last Thursday in October.
Medieval 17-span clapper bridge across the River Barle. A good starting point for walks along the river.
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Tarr Steps Clapper Bridge
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Medieval 17-span clapper bridge across the River Barle. A good starting point for walks along the river.
An unusual harbour village situated on the Bristol Channel with a pub and some shops
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Porlock Weir
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An unusual harbour village situated on the Bristol Channel with a pub and some shops
A quaint Georgian harbour town on the Exe Estuary with a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. We particularly enjoy the seafront antiques emporium.
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Topsham
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A quaint Georgian harbour town on the Exe Estuary with a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. We particularly enjoy the seafront antiques emporium.
Attractive town with a harbour at the confluence of the Torridge and Taw estuaries. Shops, pubs, restaurants and cycle way down the disused railway.
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Instow
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Attractive town with a harbour at the confluence of the Torridge and Taw estuaries. Shops, pubs, restaurants and cycle way down the disused railway.
A pretty village with good pub just off the old road into Exeter.
Thorverton
A pretty village with good pub just off the old road into Exeter.
A beautifully situated village on the north bank of the River Barle. A great place to start walks along the river or up onto Exmoor. Shop and tea room in village.
Withypool
A beautifully situated village on the north bank of the River Barle. A great place to start walks along the river or up onto Exmoor. Shop and tea room in village.
A beautiful seafront town famous for its association with fossil hunter Mary Anning and as a film location. There are many shops, pubs restaurants, cafes and galleries. The old watermill is well worth a visit.
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Lyme Regis Beach
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A beautiful seafront town famous for its association with fossil hunter Mary Anning and as a film location. There are many shops, pubs restaurants, cafes and galleries. The old watermill is well worth a visit.
A Grade II* listed Scheduled Ancient Monunment, Landacre bridge crosses the River Barle upstream of Withypool. It dates from the late medieval period and has five arches of 9 feet each. It is a great spot for picnicking and walking.
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Landacre Bridge
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A Grade II* listed Scheduled Ancient Monunment, Landacre bridge crosses the River Barle upstream of Withypool. It dates from the late medieval period and has five arches of 9 feet each. It is a great spot for picnicking and walking.
An interesting town with harbour and pebbly beach, worth seeking out the statue of "Yankee Jack", children love to sit on his knee.
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Watchet
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An interesting town with harbour and pebbly beach, worth seeking out the statue of "Yankee Jack", children love to sit on his knee.
Clovelly is a beautiful fishing village situated on a steep hill leading down to the pretty harbour. Owned by one family and car-free.
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Clovelly
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Clovelly is a beautiful fishing village situated on a steep hill leading down to the pretty harbour. Owned by one family and car-free.

Houses, Castles and Gardens

Our nearest National Trust property with Gothic Revival architecture. The property has ornamental gardens, a walled kitchen garden and a vast parkland estate.
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Knightshayes Gardens National Trust
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Our nearest National Trust property with Gothic Revival architecture. The property has ornamental gardens, a walled kitchen garden and a vast parkland estate.
The Killerton estate boasts a fine 18th century house, stables converted into a cafe, fine gardens and a huge parkland estate
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Killerton House
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The Killerton estate boasts a fine 18th century house, stables converted into a cafe, fine gardens and a huge parkland estate
Arlington Court centres around its Regency house and gardens. The property also hosts the National Carriage museum in its former stables.
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Arlington Court
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Arlington Court centres around its Regency house and gardens. The property also hosts the National Carriage museum in its former stables.
An historic fortress with almost 1000 years of history, it was home to the Luttrell family for 600 years until they bequeathed it to the National Trust in 1976. There is also an ancient watermill (now tea room) and packhorse bridge in this beautiful town.
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Dunster Castle
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An historic fortress with almost 1000 years of history, it was home to the Luttrell family for 600 years until they bequeathed it to the National Trust in 1976. There is also an ancient watermill (now tea room) and packhorse bridge in this beautiful town.
A 20th century castle, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe set in dramatic a dramatic location above the Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Don't miss the nearby 17th century Fingle Bridge.
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National Trust - Castle Drogo
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A 20th century castle, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe set in dramatic a dramatic location above the Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Don't miss the nearby 17th century Fingle Bridge.
The home of the Mountbatten family. Normally a wedding venue its grounds are currently open to the public with a pop-up cafe in the Orangery (near the house).
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Bridwell Park
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The home of the Mountbatten family. Normally a wedding venue its grounds are currently open to the public with a pop-up cafe in the Orangery (near the house).
A beautiful garden located on loop of land overlooking the River Torridge and maintained by the RHS
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RHS Garden Rosemoor
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A beautiful garden located on loop of land overlooking the River Torridge and maintained by the RHS
14th century castle owned by the Courtenay family since 1391.
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Powderham Castle
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14th century castle owned by the Courtenay family since 1391.
Originally built in 1106 by Richard de Redvers on orders of King Henry I. The castle remained the seat of the Earls of Devon until the mid 16th century. Only open Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holidays in season.
Tiverton Castle
Originally built in 1106 by Richard de Redvers on orders of King Henry I. The castle remained the seat of the Earls of Devon until the mid 16th century. Only open Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holidays in season.
Open every day of the year Stone Lane Gardens includes the artfully landscaped national collections of birch and alder. Pop-up tea room and RHS partner.
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Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum & Tree Nursery
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Open every day of the year Stone Lane Gardens includes the artfully landscaped national collections of birch and alder. Pop-up tea room and RHS partner.

Food scene

Our local pub, now a very good restaurant. Dating back to the 12th century The Stag is reputedly the oldest pub in Devon (there are other claimants!).
The Stag Inn
Our local pub, now a very good restaurant. Dating back to the 12th century The Stag is reputedly the oldest pub in Devon (there are other claimants!).
The Masons Arms boasts a Michelin star from 2020, great food in an historic pub
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The Masons Arms, Knowstone
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The Masons Arms boasts a Michelin star from 2020, great food in an historic pub
Good food available in this historic building which includes the old forge in its dining area.
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Mount Pleasant Inn Nomansland
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Good food available in this historic building which includes the old forge in its dining area.
The best restaurant in Tiverton in our view. The restaurant serves great food and the atmosphere of a small French bistro.
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Frou Frou
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The best restaurant in Tiverton in our view. The restaurant serves great food and the atmosphere of a small French bistro.

Steam Trains, Trams etc.

Step back in time and travel inland to Colyton by tram. Expensive but a good day out.
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Seaton Tramway
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Step back in time and travel inland to Colyton by tram. Expensive but a good day out.
Cafe and museum also on site
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Launceston Steam Railway
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Cafe and museum also on site