Hembury Gate Farm

Welcome Pack


Places of interest to visit

Ask us about footpaths for local walks

Note ‐ there is an OS map of the local area in the outbuilding opposite the Hayloft cottage. Hembury Gate in in the centre of the map.

RHS Rosemoor, Torrington ‐ beautiful gardens, outdoor play areas, restaurant & shop

The Tarka Trail following the river torridge (originally a railway line) ‐ great for walking and cycling, no steep hills and you can hire bikes at points along the way

"Sams" Cider, Winkleigh ‐ sample/takeaway some 'proper devon cider'

Torview Wines, local vineyard, on the road to Sheepwash. Seasonal tours and tasting, https://torview.co.uk

Easter Hall Park Stables, Petrockstowe; horse riding

War Horse Country Farm Park, Hatherleigh ‐ not far from us, it has a museum featuring items and areas involved in the making of the War Horse Film

Clovelly ‐ a narrow cobble street with a lovely harbour at the bottom and a pub. A very famous spot in Devon, very steep though! (featured in the firm "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"). Note that Clovelly is a private estate and there is a high entry fee (£7.75 / adult ‐ 2020). If you are prepared to take a 5 mile walk, free access is possible by following the SW coast path from Bucks Mills or from Brownsham National Trust car park.

Bucks Mills ‐ beautiful village on the coast (small free car park)

Peppercombe ‐ a lovely walk down to a pebble bay and access to walk along the coastline

Hartland Abbey ‐ gardens and a walk down to the coast, featuring a cottage that appeared in the TV series The Night Manager (the pub and garage scenes were filmed in Hartland village). Also the location of Prince William's stag night! (charges apply)

Hartland Quay ‐ pub, shop, museum and the remains of an ancient quay

Hartland Point ‐ lighthouse on the northwest tip of Devon

Lundy Island ‐ can be visited by day trip via the Oldenburg boat. The Lundy Shore Office is located on Bideford Quay for times and bookings

Docton Mill ‐ gardens, mill and tearooms

The Milky Way ‐ perfect day out for the children and whole family. If its raining you can take advantage of the large indoor soft play area

The Big Sheep ‐ Sheep racing and rollercoaster, it's all there if the suns shining. A great day for families

Westward Ho! ‐ has lots to offer for a start it has a wonderful long sandy beach, amusement arcades, shops and many restuarants

Cooklets Beach, Bude ‐ is another favourite for families and also has a great café called "Rosies" which does some awesome food and milkshakes.

The Rectory Tea Rooms Morwenstow ‐ award winning tearooms

Roadford Lake ‐ sailing and watersports

...and a little bit further afield

Lynton / Lynmouth ‐ bay set in a steep gorge on the Exmoor coast

Combe Martin ‐ rocky cove and harbour on the edge of Exmoor

Watermouth / Watermouth Castle ‐ small bay and harbour with adjacent theme park

Ilfracombe ‐ harbor, beach, entertainment

Lee Bay ‐ rocky bay and picturesque village

Woolacombe ‐ seaside resort, the full package

Croyde Bay ‐ large sandy beach, water sports, pubs and cafes

Saunton Sands ‐ large sandy beach, popular with surfers

Northam Burrows ‐ grassy coastal plane and SSSI

Duckpool Bay ‐ National Trust beach, rock pools, stream, café

Sandymouth ‐ National Trust beach, the tide comes right in so check tide times, café

Widemouth ‐ nice sandy beach, popular with surfers, plenty of parking, cafés

Crackington Haven ‐ amazing rock formations, surfing, cafés and pub

Boscastle ‐ the fishing port made famous by the 2004 flood, cafes, pubs, visitor centre

Tintagel ‐ prepare for a steep walk if you visit the mythical Castle

Port Isaac ‐ fishing port featured in the TV series Doc Martin. Park at the top and walk down. Pubs, cafes, gift shops. Walk round to Port Gaverne to get away from the crowds. Note the "main car park" can be found on the outskirts of Port Issac and is about 1km from the coastal area. St. Endellion car park is much closer but usually full ‐ beware

Port Quin ‐ National Trust bay

Padstow ‐ pasties, fish and chips, Rick Stein, usually busy

...something a bit different

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre ‐ historic fairground rides and attractions ‐ got to be seen to be believed

The Highwayman Inn ‐ "the most unusual pub in Britain", bonkers

Jamaica Inn ‐ the 'smugglers inn' on Bodmin Moor, featured in Daphne du Maurier book of the same name

Bodmin Jail ‐ a 'haunted' historic prison

...and, of course... Dartmoor