Situated in the most westerly corner of Devon, our little world of calm is the perfect base from which to explore both Cornwall and Devon.
Order one of our picnics for a day of exploring. Book a cycle ride on the Granite Trail from the ruins of Okehampton Castle to the stunning Lydford Gorge. Take in the austere beauty of Dartmoor on horseback. Head out to the North Cornwall coast for a wild clifftop walk or wake up early for wild fishing in our clear water lake. Finally, book one of our guides and learn to fly fish on our beautiful rivers.
Walking, Cycling or Riding on Dartmoor
A visit to Devon is not complete without exploring the austere beauty of Dartmoor. Home to a fantastic diversity of wildlife and habitats, much of it rare and protected. The special habitats on Dartmoor are a result of the geology of the moor and the influences of people over 4,000 years. With 2021 marking 70 years since Dartmoor became a National Park.
Riding on Dartmoor
Cholwell Riding Stables has the perfect location on the middle of Dartmoor with guided rides straight out onto the moors. this is a truly spectacular way to see the moors and the view are breathtaking. Cholwell is a family-run business that has been providing guided rides and lessons for nearly forty years. The guides are highly experienced and groups and parties are welcome. Rides can extend from 90 minutes to 21/2 hours.
Cycling the Granite Way
The Granite Way is an 11 mile (easy -moderate) multi-use trail running between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor. Mostly traffic free and suitable for all ages it is a fabulous way to see the granite landscape of Dartmoor. The start is at Okehampton, close to English Heritage's Okehampton Castle and it finishes at the spectacular National Trust's Lydford Gorge, which feeds into our own fishing beats along the River Lyd. We hire bikes through Devon Cycle Hire, which is centrally located in the Granite Trail.
North Cornwall Beaches
Pick up your picnic and head off to one of the beautiful beaches of the North Cornwall coast. One of our favourites is Crackington Haven. Just 30 minutes away, this is an absolute gem. Relatively undiscovered, this lovely spot has magnificent cliff top walks as well as the blue rolling waters in the cove. The beachfront pub and cafe both serve good food and are also perfect for lunch.