Places to Eat
There is a good selection of places to eat not too far from the farm. These are mainly local pubs with some small restaurants in Okehampton and Chagford.
We can provide a map and directions to several pubs in the area which we can recommend depending upon the nature of your group. Some are more family oriented than others.
If you enjoy walking ,Dartmoor and the surrounding areas, offer such a wonderful choice of walks, whether you are a seasoned walker or a family with young children. So spoilt for choice, the hardest thing about doing the walk ,is deciding which one to do!
The most popular destination for visitors to the area is Dartmoor with its rugged tors and its beauty, myths and legends. Visit the many tors, steep wooded valleys, ancient forests and rolling terrain like Wistmans Wood, Two Bridges, Bellever Forest, Hay Tor and Fingle Bridge. We have guide books on some of the best walks and laminated maps which our guests can borrow. Nearby there are numerous rural villages, renowned for their cosy thatched Devon pubs offering excellent and varied food, real ales and a relaxing atmosphere. Many excellent local walks and cycle routes along with activities including horse riding, fishing and golf are all close by. All the other attractions listed in this section of our website include a button which will take you to their own website. On these pages you will be able to find information about prices, opening hours and location.
Designated one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951. It is a beautiful moorland landscape with wooded valleys and wind swept Tors. 369 square miles (953 sq. km.) in area, with about 31,000 people living in it, and where about 10 million visits are made each year. All the land is owned by someone and the public are permitted to roam freely on unenclosed, open moorland on both foot and horseback. There are also about 600 miles of public rights of way. Dartmoor is a rich habitat for wildlife and has a wealth of archaeological remains.
Leisure farm attraction with animals to feed, milk, ride and cuddle, plus action and activities on the farm with gladiator duel, drop slide, astra slide, ball pools, ten pin bowling and much more. Fun for all the family whatever your age. Trethorne Leisure Website
Opened in 1989 as a re-creation of a country childhood with the aims of interpreting modern farming, encouraging respect for animals and enabling children to realize their own capabilities and courage through adventurous play. Crealy is based on the owner's childhood, when home was the birthplace of a famous Elizabethan explorer and shared with daily visitors, together with "helping" on the family farm, keeping pets and poines, exploring, climbing trees and making dens in the barns! Visitors to Crealy Adventure Park enjoy the same enduring experiences together with the very latest in rides, attractions and fantastic service.
One of the west country's premiere indoor adventure playgrounds for children of all ages from 1 to 100! A working farm turned wacky tourist attraction. Combining traditional rural crafts, such as cheese making and shearing, with hilarious novelties such as sheep racing and duck trialling. An amusing and witty programme of events throughout the day. Hours of entertainment is guaranteed for all ages whatever the weather - huge undercover areas!
Harnessing the fast-flowing waters of the River Taw, 19th century Sticklepath became a village of water wheels providing power for a variety of mills and rural industries. Among these was the foundry run by the Finch family, which from 1814 to 1960 produced agricultural hand tools and tools for the tin and copper mines and china clay industry of Devon and Cornwall. In 1966 a trust was set up to preserve the foundry and today its buildings and machinery, mill leat (watercourse) and launder (a wooden aqueduct used to wash out debris), have all been restored to working order.
Castle Drogo is a 'modern' granite castle, built between 1910 and 1930 for the self-made millionaire Julius Drewe and is one of the most remarkable works of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Perched on a moorland spur above the River Teign, it commands spectacular views of Dartmoor. The interior is designed for comfortable and elegant living, with an interesting kitchen and scullery, and elaborately appointed bathrooms. There is a delightful formal garden with roses and herbaceous borders, spring flowers, and many fine walks in the estate. The Castle is currently undergoing substantial restoration work, which allows visitors to see the roofing work from a high-level viewing platform on the scaffolding.
The ruins of the largest castle in Devon stand above a river surrounded by splendid woodland. There is still plenty to see, including the Norman motte and the jagged remains of the keep. There is a picnic area and lovely woodland walks. Before 1070 the site was a simple motte but in the late 11th century a stone keep was constructed.
The Eden Project is a gateway into the world of plants and people. A meeting place for all to discover how we depend on plants and how we can help to manage and conserve them for our mutual survival. The Eden Project is an international visitor destination and a showcase and centre for communication, education and participation along with being a new scientific institute and forum for the 21st century. The Eden Project is about an hour's drive from the Farm.