Country Houses and Gardens

A beautiful set of cottages away from noise and traffic. Family and dog friendly, this was the perfect get away for a chilled out weekend. All the amenities you could need, along with comfy beds and cosy decor. Wonderfully friendly and helpful hosts. We will be back!

BP 5/17

Could not have asked for anymore, beautiful setting cost cottage,BBQ, play area, hot tub - oh and my family!!! Great weekend had by all

RP 4/17

Rosemoor Garden
The 65-acre RHS Garden at is a place of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.Whatever the season, the colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens – as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces – there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy.


Tapeley Park
A stately home situated near the coast 10 miles from Cheristow, between Instow and Bideford. It offers lots of attractions for all the family. It differs from many similar parks because they are trying to be environmentally friendly, you can have a look for yourself in their Sustainability section. Also Tapeley Park has events throughout the year.



Arlington Court
Regency house with interesting collections, set in extensive estate. Nestling in the thickly wooded valley of the River Yeo lies the 2700 acre Arlington Court estate. At its centre stands the intimate and intriguing home of Miss Rosalie Chichester, who lived here for 84 years until 1949 and is crowded with treasures amassed from her travels. In the basement, from May to September, visitors can view Devon’s largest colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats via the ‘batcam’.


Chambercombe Manor
chambercombeA unique 11th Century Manor House, with beautiful gardens and woodland walks, The Manor occupies a secluded valley. Dating back to 1066 and mentioned in the Doomsday book it was owned by the Duke of Suffolk, father of Lady Jane Grey in the 16th Century. Chambercombe boasts many original features including a plaster Tudor frieze, and a mysterious secret chamber that housed a skeleton.


Hartland Abbey Estate
Hartland Country Fayre 018 adjoins Cheristow and lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast only a mile away. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander freely around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove. Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold.

Copyright © 2011