Out and About

Whilst enjoying your stay why not take the opportunity to visit some of the wonderful attractions in the area. Why not visit stunning Dartmoor National Park or explore the many beaches and coastal areas of both the Cornwall Coast and Devon Coast.

Whether you like activities such as walking, cycling, kayaking and surfing or prefer a more leisurely stroll around quaint towns with unique boutiques there is always something to do.

Click each category of days out to see some great suggestions

Places to Visit

Hidden in the Tamar Valley area are beautiful houses that blend into the landscape, and gardens that benefit from the mild protected climate. National Trust & English Heritage sites abound, plus a few secret gems like The Garden House.

Trethorne Leisure Park

Kennards House,
Launceston,
Cornwall
PL15 8QE

Telephone: 01566 86324 | Email: info@trethorneleisure.com

Cothele National Trust

St Dominick,
near Saltash,
Cornwall,
PL12 6TA

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele

Buckland Abbey

Yelverton,
Devon,
PL20 6EY

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland-abbey

The Garden House

The Garden House
Buckland Monachorum
Yelverton
Devon
PL20 7LQ

The Garden House

Launceston Castle

Castle Lodge,
Launceston,
Cornwall,
PL15 7DR

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/launceston-castle/

The Eden Project

The Eden Project
Bodelva,
Par
PL24 2SG

http://www.edenproject.com

Okehampton Castle

Castle Ln,
Okehampton
EX20 1JA

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/okehampton-castle/

Lydford Castle

Lydford,
West Devon
EX20 4BH

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lydford-castle-and-saxon-town/

 

Lydford, near Tavistock, Devon, EX20 4BH

Lydford, near Tavistock,
Devon,
EX20 4BH

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lydford-gorge

Endsleigh Garden and Nurseries

Endsleigh Gardens Nursery
Milton Abbot
Tavistock
Devon PL19 0PG

http://www.endsleigh-gardens.com

The Hoe Plymouth

http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/explore/areas-to-visit/the-hoe

Mount Edgcumbe

Cremyll,
Plymouth
PL10 1HZ

Tintagel

Castle Road,
Tintagel,
Cornwall,
PL34 0HE

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tintagel-castle/

Boscastle

Cornwall, PL35 0HD

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/boscastle

Our favourite places to visit

Cothele

Only a 25 minute drive away is Cotehele, a mediaeval house with Tudor additions, situated in the parish of Calstock in the east of Cornwall.

Buckland Abbey

Just 8 miles to the South of Tavistock, Buckland Abbey is a 700-year-old house in,  famous for its connection with Sir Francis Drake.

The Garden House

A wonderful place to visit with diverse plants in a 10 acre garden in different themed areas, with on-site nursery and tearoom.
Places to Eat
Tavistock has kept its unique food reputation, with restaurants that are not chains, but run by individuals who take great pride in their menus, often using locally sourced ingredients. Alternatively “Walking to the pub” can combine the wonderful Devon countryside with a delicious reward of home cooking at a village country pub, to round off a perfect day.

Taylors, Tavistock

Taylor Square,
Tavistock
PL19 0DG

Telephone: 01822 613045

http://www.taylorstavistock.co.uk/restaurant/

The Royal Inn, Horsebridge

The Royal Inn,
Horsebridge,
Near Tavistock,
Devon,
PL19 8PJ

Telephone: 01822 870214

Blacksmiths Arms, Lamerton

The Blacksmiths Arms
Lamerton
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8QR

Tel: 01822 612962

Email: info@blacksmithsarmstavistock.co.uk

Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh,
Milton Abbot,
Tavistock
PL19 0PQ

Wake up to Birdsong

The Cornish Arms, Tavistock

15 West St,
Tavistock
PL19 8AN

Robertsons, Tavistock

4-8 Pepper St
Tavistock
PL19 0BD

https://www.robertsonstavistock.co.uk

Jericho's Kitchen, Launceston

4 Northgate St,
Launceston
PL15 8BD

http://www.jerichoskitchen.co.uk

Peter Tavy Inn

Peter Tavy,
Tavistock
PL19 9NN

http://www.petertavyinn.co.uk

Elephant's Nest Inn

Horndon,
Mary Tavy,
Tavistock,
Devon
PL19 9NQ

http://www.elephantsnest.co.uk

The Castle Inn Lydford

Lydford,
Okehampton
EX20 4BH

http://castleinnlydford.com

Our favourite places to eat

Taylor's Tavistock

Taylor’s Restaurant in Tavistock is a friendly mix of old and the new. Great for luches or evening meal.

The Royal Inn, Horsebridge

Just 3 miles away is this delightful 15th Century Inn, located in the beautiful Tamar valley just over the border from Cornwall. Great for Traditional Sunday Lunch.

Hotel Endsleigh

Set by the River Tamar on 108 acres of land, this fine dining hotel is a great place for a celebratory meal

Things to do

We have a generous amount of exciting activities to do on the doorstep of the sleepy village of Milton Abbot, from the unusual to the challenging, and ideal to entertain children and adults.

The Barn Climbing Centre

Eastacott Barton,
Milton Abbot,
Tavistock,
Devon,
PL19 0QP

Tel. 01822 870521

http://www.barnclimbingwall.co.uk

 

Tamar Trails

Tamar Trails Centre,
Woodlands, Gulworthy,
Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JE

Tel: 01822 833409
 

http://www.tamartrails.co.uk

 

Dartmoor Walking

There are lots of great walks on Dartmoor. For some of our favorite have a look at;

http://www.richkni.co.uk/dartmoor/

and http://www.visitdartmoor.co.uk/active-dartmoor/walking/circular-walks

 

Tavistock Pannier Market

A wonderful indoor market in the heart of Tavistock

Tavistock Pannier Market
Devon, PL19 0AL

Tel : 01822 611003

https://tavistock.gov.uk/council-services/pannier-market

Trethorne Leisure Park

Kennards House,
Launceston PL15 8QE

Phone: 01566 86324

http://www.trethorneleisure.com

 

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

The Fairground Heritage Centre
Milford
Lifton
Devon PL16 0AT

Tel. 01566 783425

 http://fairground-heritage.org.uk

Dartmoor Zoo

Home of  the Hollywood movie ‘We Bought a Zoo’ this wonderful zoo on Dartmoor is one of our family favorites.

Tel: 01752 837645

Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell,
Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DG

https://www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk

 

Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre

North Petherwin,
Nr. Launceston, Cornwall
PL15 8GW

Tel: 01566 785646

http://www.tamarotters.co.uk

The Monkey Sanctuary

Wild Futures
Murrayton House
St Martin, Looe
Cornwall, PL13 1NZ

Tel. 01503 262 532
http://www.wildfutures.org

 

Drakes Trail

Walking and cycling trails for all ages between Tavistock and Plymouth.

http://www.drakestrail.co.uk

 

Adreneline Quarry

Lower Clicker Rd,
Menheniot, Liskeard
PL14 3PJ

Tel. 01579 308204

https://www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk

Our favourite things to do

The Climbing Barn

Right on our doorstep in Milton Abbot, The Barn Climbing Centre is a dedicated indoor climbing facility, will lots of walls from beginner to more challenging plus bouldering too.

Tamar Trails

Adventure centre offering activities including hiking, biking, canoes and zip wires, plus a gret cafe.

Adrenalin Quarry

Rural quarry site for clambering over rocks, hurtling down gnarly zip lines and deep water swimming.

Beaches

Tuell Farm is situated in between the best of both beach coasts! The beautiful Atlantic surfing beaches of north Cornwall, with strong waves, and the rock pool gentler coves of South Devon. Our nearest beach (Crackington Haven) is 35 minutes drive, but others are within 45 minutes, an easy trip when the weather turns sunny. Most beaches have a café nearby.

Crackington Haven

Crackington Haven is a small coastal village on the North coast

https://www.visitcornwall.com/places/crackington-haven

 

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay is very long open bay popular with families and surfers and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore.

https://www.visitcornwall.com/beaches/lifeguards-seasonal/north-coast/bude/widemouth-bay-beach

Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand is just over two miles from Tintagel along the north Cornwall heritage coastline landmarked by Gull Rock.  The sandy beach becomes completely covered at high tide and is accessed over rocks when approched from the pretty village of Treknow down a picturesque valley.

https://www.visitcornwall.com/beaches/lifeguards-seasonal/north-coast/tintagel/trebarwith-strand-beach

Watergate Bay

https://www.visitcornwall.com/beaches/lifeguards-seasonal/north-coast/newquay/watergate-bay-beach

Seaton Beach

https://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/south-east/seaton.htm

Looe

Great fishing port and beach

https://www.visitcornwall.com/places/looe

 

Tregantle Beach

https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/south-west-england/cornwall/tregantle-cliff-beach-whitsand-bay.htm

Our favourite beaches to visit

Crackington Haven

Right on our doorstep in Milton Abbot, The Barn Climbing Centre is a dedicated indoor climbing facility, will lots of walls from beginner to more challenging plus bouldering too.

Trebarwith Strand Beach

Trebarwith is a beautiful sandy beach but covered at high tide. Lots of rocks at the northern end of the beach. Great for surfing for intermediate and experienced. Has a woinderful cafe.

Seaton

The River Seaton meanders across the beach here and acts as a focal point for children who can safely play here. The water here is generally safe to swim in and the beach is quite sheltered from both waves and the wind by the high cliffs to the west.