A trip to RHS Rosemoor, at nearby Great Torrington, is highly recommended any time of year.
You can stroll around the enchanting 65 acre garden and enjoy the intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.
Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again
We offer discounted entry tickets for hotel guests. Click here for more details of RHS Rosemoor.
There is an abundance of wonderful stately homes, country estates and grounds to explore in North Devon, including the beautiful Knightshayes Court at Tiverton, Arlington Court and Killerton. Click here for a list of National Trust properties in Devon.
We can arrange for a Close Encounter with an expert from Exmoor or Dartmoor who will bring a selection of Birds of Prey to the hotel grounds.
You will learn all about hawks, falcons and owls and even get to fly one from your hand. Suitable for all ages, prices start from £150 for a 2 hour up-close encounter for 1 to 15 guests.West Country Falconry North Devon Falconry
Held near Umberleigh, about 25 minutes from the hotel, this purpose built outdoor track provides racing for ages 6 upwards and includes all safety equipment and necessary training with qualified instructors.
This is the longest quad biking track in the South West and is suitable for all levels of experience.
The beaches of North Devon are rated amongst the best in the UK, including Westward Ho!, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde.
Saunton is about a 50 minute drive and is ideal for families offering a huge beach that even on the most crowded days offers quiet spots. There is parking directly at the beach and good shops and restaurant facilities are available. Surf hire and lessons are available but worth booking in advance during peak seasons.
Ten minutes further round the coast is Croyde which is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the country. Experience the great laid back atmosphere whilst watching the action on the waves.
Eggesford Station is just a 2 minute walk from the hotel and the scenic Tarka Train Line has a frequent service from Exeter to Barnstaple.
The Fox and Hounds Hotel is also a part of the line that carries along the south coast for a stunning journey through to Torquay or Kingsbridge, almost touching the sea.
Steam railway fanatics will love the Woody Bay line through Exmoor from Barnstaple.
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The main hotel will open May 17 where our strict COVID protocols will remain in place and we look forward to welcoming you back.
From April 12 we will be offering a small amount of accommodation with limited self-catering facilities in accordance with government guidelines. These rooms each have their own entrance, fridge, kitchenware and microwave and provision will be offered for takeaway meals. During this time the rest of the hotel will be closed except the gardens. Contact us if you would like to book a self-catering break during this period. Dogs are still very welcome but pre-paid vouchers bought via a third party will not be valid during this period.
If you have an existing booking due to arrive before May 17 you are welcome to move it to new dates within the next 12 months (kindly note there may be a change in tariff depending on your revised travel date). Please email us (email@example.com) to amend your reservation. We are checking the mailbox daily but please be patient whilst the hotel remains closed for a reply.
When we reopen, we are taking all the appropriate precautions to keep our guests and staff safe. See our Safety Policy here.
Stay safe and see you soon.
Nick and Tara and all the staff