Things to do in North Devon 

There is plenty of things to do in North Devon for all ages and interests and our guest house is ideally located to enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer. 

Spoilt for choice 

Golf 
 
We have a number of Golf courses to suit all abilities in the local area we've listed a few of the nearest ones to the guest house with links to their website for you information. 
 
Enjoy a sea view from every tee at Ilfracombe golf club 
 
Enjoy country side and sea view on the  
9 hole/18 tee layout Woolacombe & Mortehoe Golf club 
 
Choose from two courses at Saunton Sands Golf Course 
 
 
 
Portmore Golf Club in Landkey, nr Barnstaple has 27 holes consisting of the 9 hole Landkey par 3 course and Barum 18 hole course. 
 
Libbaton Golf Course a no handicap course set in glorious woodlands only 7 miles from Barnstaple. 
Fishing 
Whether fishing it's your passion or you want to try it for the first time, head over to Ilfracombe harbor, where you will find plenty of boat charters taking tourists out sea fishing. 
 
To give you an idea here is one of the charters on offer or head over to blakewell fisheries near Barnstaple for fly fishing. 
 
For fishing bait and a large variety of tackle visit North Devon Tackle based in Barnstaple. 
 
Click the following link to find the nearest Course Fishing in Devon and to purchase a Day Ticket. 
 
Shore,Beach,Bass Fishing Tips, forums, recipes and advice. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eating Out 
There are plenty of places to eat in the local area. Here are just a few we think you'll really enjoy 
 
The Old Sawmill - serving a wide selection of food including Tapas, pub classics and Exmoor steaks. Just down the road. 
Sandy Cove - enjoy A La carte in the evening or something from their Bar or Grill Menu available all day. Just down the road. 
Storm in a Teacup - A quirky cafe on a converted boat. Just down the road. 
Hele Bay Pub - enjoy a varied menu with something to suit all tastes. Just outside Ilfracombe. 
Thomas Carr @the olive branch - Fine dining book a table for this Michelin star restaurant. Ilfracombe. 
Damien Hirst's The Quay - Enjoy classic locally sourced food. Ilfracombe. 
The Braunton Inn - Enjoy delicious hearty favourites, seasonal surprises and Sunday roasts. Braunton. 
 
Art 
Visit Ilfracombe and view the famous Damien Hirst Statue Verity on the Harbor. You will also find a small selection of gallery shops along the harbor. 
 
Visit Broomhill sculpture garden just outside Barnstaple. 
 
Theater 
Ilfracombe & Barnstaple 
Take in a show at the Landmark Theater in Ilfracombe or The Queens Theater in Barnstaple. To find out what's on during your stay please click an option 
 
Shopping 
For those of you that like to get some retail therapy explore 
 
Ilfracombe - you will find lots of seaside type shops all along the harbor or take a stroll along their Victorian high street where you'll find some boutique type shops, cafes, restaurants and amenities. 
 
Barnstaple - The largest town in North Devon you will find plenty of bigger named shops in the high street and shopping center Greenlanes, such as River Island, Tk Maxx, Next, M&S and much more. 
Walking 
You can quite simply walk for miles and miles all over North Devon. There are paths along the beautiful coastline, all over Exmoor national park and along the famous Tarka trail. To help you plan the perfect route for your ability please visit the following websites. 
 
Cycling 
There are plenty of cycling routes around North Devon for all abilities. Most famous is the tarka trail stretching from Braunton to Torrington. You can hire a bike from Barnstaple.  
 
Wild life coastal cruises 
There are various companies offering wild life cruises from Ilfracombe please see the two website links below for more information. 
 
Surfing 
Bring your board on holiday and enjoy the surf at nearby beaches Woolacombe, Croyde & Saunton all beaches also have surf schools and board and wetsuit hire. 
 

For the whole family 

There is so much to do in North Devon here is a list of some of the most popular with links to their website where available. 
Watermouth Castle - Family Theme park and castle 
Combe Martin wildlife & dinosaur Park - A great day out for the whole family 
Barnstaple museum - Free entry 
Lets Go! Barnstaple - Bowling, synthetic ice skating, arcade, indoor play and more. 
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