Guidebook for Devon

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Guidebook for Devon

Drinks & Nightlife

Award winning country pub in pretty Sandford village square with open fire, real ales and an inspiring menu filled with the best of local produce, on some nights they even show a film in their back room cinema, what fun! 10 minutes drive away.
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The Lamb Inn at Sandford
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Award winning country pub in pretty Sandford village square with open fire, real ales and an inspiring menu filled with the best of local produce, on some nights they even show a film in their back room cinema, what fun! 10 minutes drive away.
Traditional country pub with outdoor seating, delicious food and parrot! It's our nearest watering hole, only a five minute drive away.
The New Inn
Traditional country pub with outdoor seating, delicious food and parrot! It's our nearest watering hole, only a five minute drive away.
Interesting local Brewery, only open at weekends so do check their website, but lovely meals and sometimes entertainment such as comedy nights too. A great night out with a fantastic selection of local beers.
Hanlons Brewery
Interesting local Brewery, only open at weekends so do check their website, but lovely meals and sometimes entertainment such as comedy nights too. A great night out with a fantastic selection of local beers.
Our lovely local Pub is The Duck at Yeoford. All newly refurbished with a great local menu, kids play area and gorgeous real ales. Only 5 mins in the car or a half hour stroll if you're feeling energetic!
The Duck at Yeoford
Our lovely local Pub is The Duck at Yeoford. All newly refurbished with a great local menu, kids play area and gorgeous real ales. Only 5 mins in the car or a half hour stroll if you're feeling energetic!
Buy your own delicious locally brewed cider at the cider press. You can choose from bottled specialities or good old Devon Scrumpy in a re-fillable plastic carton, perfect for those hot lazy Summer afternoons!
Sandford Orchards
Buy your own delicious locally brewed cider at the cider press. You can choose from bottled specialities or good old Devon Scrumpy in a re-fillable plastic carton, perfect for those hot lazy Summer afternoons!

Sightseeing

Spectacular house and gardens perched on the edge of Dartmoor.
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National Trust - Castle Drogo
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Spectacular house and gardens perched on the edge of Dartmoor.
Vibrant old quay by the River Exe and canal. Lots of quirky shops, galleries and vintage emporiums to rummage through or stop for refreshments at one of the many lovely cafes or wine bars whilst admiring the swans.
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The Quay
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Vibrant old quay by the River Exe and canal. Lots of quirky shops, galleries and vintage emporiums to rummage through or stop for refreshments at one of the many lovely cafes or wine bars whilst admiring the swans.
Beautiful gardens and Parkland to stroll around, filled with rhododendrons and mature trees, perfect for a picnic or cream tea in their tea rooms!
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Killerton House
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Beautiful gardens and Parkland to stroll around, filled with rhododendrons and mature trees, perfect for a picnic or cream tea in their tea rooms!
Hire bikes at Sourton for this gorgeous flat cycle track across Dartmoor, with breath taking views, amazing Meldon Reservoir Viaduct, little ancient chapels, dartmoor ponies and sheep! Cycle all the way to Lydford and have lunch at The Castle, right next door to Historic Lydford Castle, a small open air ruin with a dark history, free entry.
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Granite Way Cycle Track
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Hire bikes at Sourton for this gorgeous flat cycle track across Dartmoor, with breath taking views, amazing Meldon Reservoir Viaduct, little ancient chapels, dartmoor ponies and sheep! Cycle all the way to Lydford and have lunch at The Castle, right next door to Historic Lydford Castle, a small open air ruin with a dark history, free entry.

Entertainment & Activities

Brilliant place to hire kayaks, sail boards or bikes. Based right on the river in Exeter's bustling quayside area, you can jump straight into a canoe and paddle to the Double Locks or hop on a bike and cycle alongside the beautiful canal bike trail all the way to The Turf pub with it's panoramic estuary views across to Lympstone and Exmouth, top tip try thier Exe mussel, mouthwatering!
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Saddles & Paddles
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Brilliant place to hire kayaks, sail boards or bikes. Based right on the river in Exeter's bustling quayside area, you can jump straight into a canoe and paddle to the Double Locks or hop on a bike and cycle alongside the beautiful canal bike trail all the way to The Turf pub with it's panoramic estuary views across to Lympstone and Exmouth, top tip try thier Exe mussel, mouthwatering!
Acres of fantastic outdoor wooden play frames, Zip Wires, water zorbs, and a high ropes course. All set in a beautiful wooded area on the banks of the River Dart. Great on a hot day for small and big kids alike, lots of watery fun to be had with a streams and leats for splashing in, a small lake for swimming and a pirate boat only to be reached by the intrepid as you need to walk along a lon narrow plank above the (very shallow) lake to get to it! Lots of slides and wooden courses to run around plus a good cafe with lots of child friendly food. All in all a great day out!
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River Dart Country Park
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Acres of fantastic outdoor wooden play frames, Zip Wires, water zorbs, and a high ropes course. All set in a beautiful wooded area on the banks of the River Dart. Great on a hot day for small and big kids alike, lots of watery fun to be had with a streams and leats for splashing in, a small lake for swimming and a pirate boat only to be reached by the intrepid as you need to walk along a lon narrow plank above the (very shallow) lake to get to it! Lots of slides and wooden courses to run around plus a good cafe with lots of child friendly food. All in all a great day out!
Pick your own luscious strawberries by the basketful or simply browse all the gorgeous home grown veg and local produce in the shop before enjoying a coffee or lovely deli lunch in their cafe. Set in Idyllic Devon countryside 15 mins drive from our cottage
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Thorne's Farm Shop
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Pick your own luscious strawberries by the basketful or simply browse all the gorgeous home grown veg and local produce in the shop before enjoying a coffee or lovely deli lunch in their cafe. Set in Idyllic Devon countryside 15 mins drive from our cottage
Lovely Pub complex with very large, clean indoor soft play centre as well as huge outdoor wooden play areas with slides, rope swings and so much more. In addition they have a small indoor swimming pool which it is possible to book for your sole use only! Great for having lunch whilst keeping the kids entertained and they always do an amazing Bonfire Night!
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The Waie Inn
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Lovely Pub complex with very large, clean indoor soft play centre as well as huge outdoor wooden play areas with slides, rope swings and so much more. In addition they have a small indoor swimming pool which it is possible to book for your sole use only! Great for having lunch whilst keeping the kids entertained and they always do an amazing Bonfire Night!
A lovely day trip for the children, you can ride the ponies and meet lots of different animals here. Set in beautiful Dartmoor it also has a large indoor soft play area for a rainy day.
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The Miniature Pony Centre
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A lovely day trip for the children, you can ride the ponies and meet lots of different animals here. Set in beautiful Dartmoor it also has a large indoor soft play area for a rainy day.
Outdoor heated, river-fed swimming pool in Chagford on beautiful Dartmoor. Lovely for a dip before exploring the historic little Dartmoor Village of Chagford
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Chagford Pool
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Outdoor heated, river-fed swimming pool in Chagford on beautiful Dartmoor. Lovely for a dip before exploring the historic little Dartmoor Village of Chagford
Fabulous walk around shady Lydford Gorge, enjoy the exciting metal walkway to The Devils Cauldron, moss filled glades and a gorgeous waterfall on this lovely circular walk. Tea rooms and rustic outdoor play equipment when you return!
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Lydford Gorge
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Fabulous walk around shady Lydford Gorge, enjoy the exciting metal walkway to The Devils Cauldron, moss filled glades and a gorgeous waterfall on this lovely circular walk. Tea rooms and rustic outdoor play equipment when you return!
A little known countryside museum filled with war memorabilia including tanks! Exciting for big and little alike, well worth a visit.
Cobbaton Combat Collection
A little known countryside museum filled with war memorabilia including tanks! Exciting for big and little alike, well worth a visit.
Gorgeous shady woodland walks a short drive away. Wide paths and easy access, stop for tea and cake at Eggesford Train Station cafe or a Classic Devon Cream Tea at the Fox and Hounds Pub
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Eggesford Forest
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Gorgeous shady woodland walks a short drive away. Wide paths and easy access, stop for tea and cake at Eggesford Train Station cafe or a Classic Devon Cream Tea at the Fox and Hounds Pub
Walk your own Super Furry Llama across spectacular Dartmoor, stopping for a cream tea on the way! Accompanied by guides, enjoy this easy moorland walk for unique afternoon you won't forget!
Dartmoor Llama Walks
Walk your own Super Furry Llama across spectacular Dartmoor, stopping for a cream tea on the way! Accompanied by guides, enjoy this easy moorland walk for unique afternoon you won't forget!
Ride across spectacular Dartmoor, with breath taking views across the wild moor and historic tin mining ruins whilst sky larks sing above you! Truly special place!
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Cholwell Riding Stables.
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Ride across spectacular Dartmoor, with breath taking views across the wild moor and historic tin mining ruins whilst sky larks sing above you! Truly special place!

Food Scene

Great friendly Pub with brilliant menu and fantastic food. They brew their own beer and you can take a look at the beer vats downstairs. Open fire, cosy and friendly! 15 minutes drive away.
The Beer Engine Ltd
Great friendly Pub with brilliant menu and fantastic food. They brew their own beer and you can take a look at the beer vats downstairs. Open fire, cosy and friendly! 15 minutes drive away.
Bustling local coffee shop full of locals. Great for breakfasts and local flavour! fab service and a pot of tea for only £1! A Saturday morning favorite alright!
Ashton's Coffee Lounge
9 Market St
Bustling local coffee shop full of locals. Great for breakfasts and local flavour! fab service and a pot of tea for only £1! A Saturday morning favorite alright!
Historic country pub near Castle Drogo and Dartmoor with granite pillars and low ceilings. Beautiful village location and delicious home-cooked menu, highly recommended for a pub lunch after a walk at Fingle Bridge!
The Drewe Arms
Historic country pub near Castle Drogo and Dartmoor with granite pillars and low ceilings. Beautiful village location and delicious home-cooked menu, highly recommended for a pub lunch after a walk at Fingle Bridge!
Quirky little pub on the leafy Town Square in Crediton. Locals love it for it's cosy interior and good old traditional Pub Food, it has a great rating and is only two miles from our cottage!
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The Three Little Pigs
1 Parliament St
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Quirky little pub on the leafy Town Square in Crediton. Locals love it for it's cosy interior and good old traditional Pub Food, it has a great rating and is only two miles from our cottage!
Brilliant local Fish n Chips! A real treat for the family, Yum!
Chefs Choice
104 High Street
Brilliant local Fish n Chips! A real treat for the family, Yum!
Our local Chinese Takeaway, all the usual favourites, cooked to a high standard. Recently changed ownership and re- named Happy Garden!
On Bong
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Our local Chinese Takeaway, all the usual favourites, cooked to a high standard. Recently changed ownership and re- named Happy Garden!