Broomhill lies in one of the most glorious valleys in North Devon, surrounded by acres of woodland and its own stream. The sculpture park displays one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary art and sculpture in the South West and don't miss the award winning restaurant which serves delicious meals based on the 'slow food' philosophy.
When you visit Clovelly, be sure to visit the gardens at Clovelly Court. Plants thrive in this sheltered sunny corner of North Devon, which has the added benefit of the warmth the Gulf Stream brings.
Pencarrow House and Gardens is just 40 minutes from Bude. The Pencarrow Estate has been the home of the Molesworth family and their descendants sice Elizabethan times.
Enjoy a great day out visiting this much loved family home, given by Henry VIII, with its stunning interiors and collections, family memorabilia, beautiful gardens and walks leading to the cottage and beach where BBC's 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'The Night Manager' were filmed. Please call to enquire about garden only tickets and accessibility.
A picturesque, historic, fishing village, steeped in maritime atmosphere and history, once owned by the Queen of England. This atmosphere is embodied in a traffic-free, cobbled street with flower-strewn cottages, tumbling down a cleft in the 400-foot cliff to the ancient fishing harbour and 14th-century quay bringing glorious views along the way. Just donkeys and sledges move needed supplies to the village. It combines a rich environment and an historic village, with so much to see and explore. It promises visitors a wonderful half day out, full of memories and staying a night or two is a very good thing to do.
Docton has a working water mill with a leat and holding pond still central to the garden's layout. It also has a natural bluebell woodland (into which shrubs like rhododendrons have been planted over the last 20 years), an old orchard, and several distinct areas of herbaceous and shrub plantings. The daffodils in spring are spectacular.
The Poundstock Gildhouse is a unique structure, built between the 15th and 16th centuries by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques and materials such as cob, local stone and slate.
Tamar Lakes Country Park near Bude on the North Cornwall coast these two lakes offer a variety of activities including watersports, angling, walking and relaxing.