Explore North Devon and Cornwall - activities and destinations within reach of your luxury treehouse

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Hartland Peninsula

Spectacular Hartland Quay is a must visit, natural paradise with miles of cliff top walks and breath-taking scenery. The Hartland Peninsula is a highly sought-after location for TV and film, including Netflix’s Rebecca, CBBC’s Malory Towers, and the BBC's The Night Manager, among many more.

Hartland Village

Sleepy Owl is located in a secret valley within the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We are only 10 minutes’ walk up the hill from Hartland Village, with two corner shops, a pottery, three pubs and a cafe. We are also very lucky to have the award-winning Pattard Restaurant just 5-min walk from the site.

Hartland Abbey

Just a 15-minute walk down the valley will take you directly to Hartland Abbey and Gardens, a stately home in a stunning setting on the North-West Devon coast. The award-winning house, with its fascinating interiors, beautiful woodland walks, walled gardens and parkland with a walk to the dramatic Atlantic Ocean coast.


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Named the "most Instagrammable" village in the UK. Its ateep cobbled streets accessed by foot with 40ft cliff top views, quaint fishing cottages, a museum, few traditional shops and delightful café and pub, lead down to a magnificent fishing harbour and 14th Century quay. An unspoilt pebbled beach with waterfall and an extensive ocean view, is an idyllic setting.


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A small all year round favourite. Located on an estuary where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet, it is a serene and enchanting place to visit, with an impressive beach at both low and high tide. Instow is home to stylish cafés, excellent pubs, reputable restaurants, local farm shops and delis, all offering local quality produce, many of which have views overlooking the water. A relaxing, tranquil, less-known gem, with lovely dog friendly beach and waterfront eateries.

Instow Beach is just a 20-minute drive from our Luxury Treehouses


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An historic fishing village with winding narrow streets and colourful houses. Grab a coffee by the river or at Hocking's Ice Cream or jump on to the seasonal Appledore-Instow Ferry which will take you to the village of Instow and a lovely stretch of sandy beach. This charming village of Appledore sits at the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers with lovely views across to Instow.

Stunning Clovelly - just 10 minutes drive from the Treehouses and Cabin at Sleepy Owl


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A well-loved seaside town with a relaxed vibe. The sandy beaches Summerleaze, and Crooklets and the incredible sea pool are popular all year round. Within the attractive town, there is an abundance of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and canal walk. To the south lies Widemouth bay, a huge sandy beach famed for its surfing, with yet more restaurants, coastal walks, and captivating coastal views. There really is something for everyone at Bude.

Bude in Cornwall is the perfect family daytrip - just 25 minutes from our Treehouses and cabin

Westward Ho!

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A coastal village with a three-mile-long sandy beach. A traditionally British seaside spot with a tidal pool, excellent surf for water sports and beautiful walks along the beach or coastal paths to Northam Burrows for nature lovers. Northam Burrows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with a salt marsh, sand dunes and grasslands where friendly ponies and sheep graze.

Westward ho - a dog-friendly and family-safe beach just 20 minutes drive from our holiday treehouses

Eat & Drink

Dishes inspired by the local area… For food lovers there are some of the best restaurants in the South West located nearby.

Pattard Restaurant, Hartland

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An award-winning restaurant, a short stroll from us where the old milking parlour was transformed into a relaxed dining space, serving fantastic dishes inspired by nature.

The Hart Inn, Hartland

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Village pub & dining, featuring stonewalls, old beams and a beautiful copper bar, topped off with a roaring open fire. Serving local dishes, beers, wines and a selection of artisan and well-known spirits.

The Kings Arms, Hartland

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Super friendly traditional village pub where families and dogs are welcome with a beer garden outside and an area for the kids to play in. Great selection of pizza and burgers and pub food alongside local ales, lagers, gins, ciders and spirits..

The Anchor Inn, Hartland

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16th-Century pub serving both lunches and dinners, with great outdoor terrace in the summer. Serving tasty traditional English dishes and drinks at the bar with a fireplace and a pool table.

Coffee on the Square, Hartland

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Centrally located in Hartland’s village square and dogs friendly. Great for cooked breakfasts, lunches, homemade cakes, savoury and traditional cream teas.

The Wrecker’s Retreat, Hartland Quay

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A more dramatic setting to enjoy local food and drink is hard to imagine. Located right on the Atlantic water, perched on the edge of this wild and spectacular bay with soaring granite cliffs.

Shamrock Fish & Chips, Hartland

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Family run fish and chips, serving freshly produced battered fish, burgers and pies.

Farmers Arms, Woolsery

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A fantastic recently renovated countryside village pub & restaurant serving traditional British food, with a modern touch. All made fresh and seasonal, utilising produce and meat from their own farm. Featuring local ales, cocktails and cordials, as well as an extensive wine list.

The Old Smithy Inn, Welcombe

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A 13th Century thatched Inn nestled at the top of the valley in Welcombe. Their much-admired beer garden with fabulous sunsets can be enjoyed on long sunny days and warm summer evenings. In the Winter months the roaring wood stove provides a cosy and inviting haven for relaxation.

The Little Pig Farm Shop, Kilkhampton

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A small farm shop with local produce and a fantastic café. A great stop if you are planning a visit to Bude. All food prepared fresh, open 7-days a week. Call in for a whole hog breakfast, a cheeky cake, a long lunch or grab a pasty for the way.

Red Lion, Clovelly

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The Harbour Restaurant offers fresh lobster, crab, sea bass, herring and other fish from the bay in season. Along with seasonal produce from Clovelly Court Gardens, game from the estate and local meat.

John’s of Instow Cafe, Instow

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Instow artisan deli & café encapsulates everything they’re about. From the carefully curated local produce to the warm, welcoming atmosphere. With eat in cafe and take away menu, great coffee, afternoon tea, salads and breakfast and lunch–you can grab a lunch box and enjoy your delicious food on the beach.

The Boathouse, Instow

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Overlooking golden sands and the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers, The Boathouse in Instow is a beach bar and restaurant with a serious passion for great food, fresh fish, fine wines and goodtimes. Excellent Sunday roast.

The Royal George, Appledore

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After an extensive refurbishment undertaken by its new owners, this family run waterside restaurant in the heart of Appledore welcomes you to their waterside pub serving delicious food, with fantastic views - a real bonus.

Number Eight, Bideford

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A small and intimate fine dining restaurant in the heart of Bideford serving fine British food along with great service and a warming atmosphere. All our food is prepared fresh each day using the best locally sourced produce.

Electric Bakery, Bude

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Not to be missed, full of positive energy and genuinely amazing baked goods. Serving fantastic coffee, daily bread and Danish specials-pre-orders available. They also do Saturday lunch specials: pre-booking via Instagram is strongly advised.

Potters, Bude

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An award-winning restaurant, serving delicious food. Potters showcase fresh, seasonal and carefully sourced local produce, they like to describe it best as a Cornish tapas!

Olive Tree, Bude

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A relaxed dining Italian inspired menu and family favourites, made with local produce located by the canal in Bude.


Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

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The multi-award winning and famous Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway is the highest and the steepest totally water powered railway in the world! This historic funicular Cliff Railway is a silver award winner in Devon's Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2020. The Cliff Railway connects the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth providing stunning coastal views that will be the highlight of any visit.

Milky Way

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The Milky Way Adventure Park is an amusement park in North Devon. It was named UK’s best amusement park by TripAdvisor in 2022 Travellers Choice Award and as Devon’s Large Attraction of the Year by Visit Devon in 2016. Great for a family day out with both indoor and outdoor attractions.

The Big Sheep

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At The Big Sheep, North Devon’s top family attraction can guarantee 'ewe' a fantastic family day out! There are lots of fun live shows to enjoy like their famous sheep racing, they have a fantastic indoor playground 'Ewetopia'. Plus you can get to meet some of the many cute animals who live there on the farm!

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

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They are a family run wildlife and dinosaur park set in Combe Martin Valley with over 28 acres of spectacular gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty. As well as lions, wolves, sea lions, primates, meerkats, penguins and more, they are well known for the impressive life sized animatronic dinosaurs & gigantic indoor soft play area.

Quince Honey Farm

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Quince Honey Farm is a working honey farm and a great day out for all the family. From guided tours, soft play and beautiful gardens through to exclusive bee keeping experiences, there’s plenty to keep everyone happy!

Dartington Crystal

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The new Visitor Experience houses an upgraded Timeline Exhibition of Dartington Crystal’s products spanning over 50 years of history from 1967 to the present day. An Audio Visual Theatre provides details of the history and heritage of Dartington Crystal. Children and adults can join in the fun together by painting glasses as a souvenir of their visit.

Exmoor Zoo

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Exmoor Zoo is different, neither a wildlife park nor a city zoo, but a more friendly and contact orientated zoo which has grown into the North Devon countryside attraction. Great for a family day out.


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Already a surfer? Check out our closest surf spots in Westward Ho! Summerleaze, Crooklets, Croyde or Saunton Sands. If you're looking to learn to surf on your trip why not book in a 1:1 or group lesson with one of our local surf schools.


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North Devon Wakepark: wakeboarding and aqua-park for all the family.

Located only 10 minutes away from us, their stunning lakes are situated in the beautiful fields and countryside. It doesn't matter if you have never wakeboarded or done any of our activities, they will get you started with the best water-based activities in North Devon.


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Why not do as the locals do and take a dip in the Atlantic during your stay? Hartland Quay is your closest location, rocky slipway and best swimming at high tide or nearby Sandymouth, Westward Ho!, Bude sea pool, Summerleaze beach or Crooklets .

Lundy Island

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Access is via boats from Bideford Quay or via helicopter. The unspoilt island is home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery. Designated the first Marine Conservation Area, Lundy offers opportunities for diving and seal watching.


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The Tarka Trail runs in a 180 mile figure-of-eight. It passes through beautiful coastal and inland towns and villages including Lynmouth, Barnstaple, Bideford, Torrington, Okehampton and Ilfracombe. Your nearest bike hire is available at Bideford, right next to the trail - Bideford Bicycle Hire.


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Nearest to you is the Hartland Quay. The sound of bubbling water follows you almost all the way around this beautiful circular walk. The route takes you along the CoastPath past streams banked with yellow flag irises, foxgloves and campion in the summer, along wooded inland paths carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic in the spring, and quiet farm lanes dotted with primroses.

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

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SUP is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the North Devon and Cornish coastline from the sea, whilst getting fit and topping up your tan. There are a couple of options nearby:

Parks & Gardens

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Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland

Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Room are situated in Hartland in a stunning valley, 1000m from the coast. You can visit medal winning gardens and treat yourself to an award winning cream tea.

Hartland Abbey & Gardens

Hartland Abbey is probably the most historically important ancestral home in North Devon with walled and woodland gardens, parkland and its stunning valley leading down to the rugged Atlantic cove and cottage at Blackpool Mill, the location for many notable films. Dogs are welcome on leads in the gardens and walks.

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington

RHS Garden Rosemoor is an amazing garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley. Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season, and is a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Clovelly Court Gardens

Lying within the old walled gardens of Clovelly Court, you will find a complete contrast to the bustle of the village, so enjoy the tranquility and beauty. Beautifully restored Victorian glasshouses shelter an array of Mediterranean fruits such asVictorian white peaches, apricots, melons, grapes, oranges and lemons. 

Tapeley Park, Bideford

Escape the crowds for the tranquillity and calm of nature. Explore the Italian landscaped terraces, one of the UK's oldest permaculture garden and some of the finest North Devon coastal views from the Monument. Dog friendly and picnic friendly, the Tapeley Tearooms also sells a range of special teas, quality coffee and cakes and snacks.

Tamar Lakes

Tamar Lakes Country Park near Bude, has two lakes offering a variety of activities including bird watching, sailing, kayaking, angling, walking, cycling and relaxing. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll, an active cycle ride or to sail, whatever your ability, there is something for everyone at Tamar.


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