Out and About
Our nearest village with amenities is Spreyton Village which 2.6 miles away. It has a lovely small communal Shop together with a fantastic real ale pub serving very good meals as well, well worth a visit but booking is essential (Tom Copley Pub, Sprayton)
A small hamlet over the valley is Hittisleigh with its Church St Andrew as quoted by John Betjemen ” An Adorable Church”. Hittisleigh is also the birthplace of Samuel Bellamy an 18th century pirate known as “Black Sam the Romantic Pirate”, born 1689 and died 1717
Dartmoor National Park The Park is right on our doorstep and has some lovely villages to stroll through. Widecombe -in-the-Moor , Lustleigh and Manaton to name a few. Checkout this awesome website all about the Legendary Dartmoor www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk
The town of Okehampton with its Castle and railway station also has a number of supermarkets , butcher and an array of other shops.
The Tarka Trail is one of the longest traffic free walking and cycling paths in the country and can be joined at Sticklepath.
The Two Moors Way The route is 90 miles and begins at Wembury and finishes at Lynmouth. Its route travels through Hittisleigh and is very close to Bowacre Retreat.
Crediton is a town with all amenities and has a Sports Centre. It’s interesting Museum opens from Easter to October Wednes – Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Chagford is an old Stannary town and is always buzzing with visitors and a must to see. It is home for the smallest grocery shop situated in the octagonal shaped centre.
Castle Drago was the last castle to be built so is the youngest to be looked after by the National Trust.
Fingle Bridge a truly magical scene set in a wooded valley and another space to reflect whilst listening to the sound of the river as it passes by.