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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01271 | code search
Postcode: EX34 | code search
Population: 560
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maidís Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devilís Stone

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FoxHunters Inn
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West Down is a small Devonshire village with narrow lanes and attractive buildings, surrounded by picturesque countryside thatís rarely resisted by walkers. The 14th Century church of St Calixtus makes an interesting interlude, or if exploring a Museum sounds pleasurable then nearby Ilfracombe Museum has an eclectic mix from spiders to medals, or perhaps try your hand at the Brass Rubbing Centre. There is an interesting tale waiting to be shared at Braunton Museum whose local history is proudly displayed, or for history of a different kind take a look at 11th Century Chambercombe Manor, where eight evocative rooms span the passages of time. Or why not climb aboard a fabulous Horse Drawn Carriage at Arlington Court where splendid Georgian elegance rewinds time. Maybe the thought of seeing an impressive 16th Century Watermill still producing flour will tempt a visit to The Old Corn Mill and Pottery. Surfers will enjoy Croyde Bay, where pleasing surfing is to be had, or of course the sugar soft sand at Woolacombe Beach may be favourite. Younger visitors are entertained at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park where adrenaline pumping rides, animals, shows, and Dinosaurs are the order of the day, thereís even real Dinosaur Eggs in the Museum.


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Sunnymeade Country Hotel (0.68 miles)

Sunnymeade Country Hotel
Charming, small, friendly, comfortable country hotel with own large enclosed garden set in beautiful countryside. Award winning home cooked traditional English food, using fresh local Devon and organic produce. A few minutes away from Woolacombe's ... More | visit website
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Foxhunters Inn (0.79 miles)

Foxhunters Inn

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A 300 year old coaching Inn situated on the north Devon coast within easy reach of all main beaches and coastal towns.

We welcome guests old and new to our 300 year ... More

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Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel (1.21 miles)

Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel
The property, with origins in the Domesday Book and parts dating back some 400 years, was tastefully converted to a hotel in 1976 and has recently undergone a major refurbishment. The Hotel boasts wonderful ... More | visit website
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High Ways House (1.42 miles)

High Ways House
Award winning family run rural detached guest house with stunning panoramic far reaching countryside and coastal views conveniently situated between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. High Ways House is perfectly located just minutes from the historic harbour ... More | visit website
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Score Valley Country House Hotel (1.86 miles)

Score Valley Country House Hotel

A splendid 18th Century country house set in a peaceful, secluded valley between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe with attractive gardens, woodland and streams and plenty of private parking. An ideal location for enjoying the vast, sandy ... More | visit website

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Ossaborough House (2.13 miles)

Ossaborough House
The area offers a wide variety of attractions from the history of Arlington Court, the beauty of RHS Rosemoor Gardens and the peace and tranquility of Lundy Island to the family attractions of The Milky ... More | visit website
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Ettiford Farm Cottages (2.26 miles)

Ettiford Farm Cottages

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Ettiford Farm cottages are situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a secluded valley. They are within easy reach of the wonderful sandy Beaches of the North Devon ... More

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Dorchester Guest House (2.83 miles)

Dorchester Guest House
The Dorchester Guesthouse is a licensed, family run, family and pet friendly Guesthouse. We have private parking available at the front of the house.

We are situated a 5-10 minute walk from the ... More | visit website
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Strathmore Guest House (2.83 miles)

Strathmore Guest House

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Strathmore has been awarded the 4 Star Highly Commended rating from the AA. A delightful three story Licensed Victorian Guest House with eight individually designed en-suite bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi available ... More | visit website

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Torrs Vista (2.96 miles)

Torrs Vista
Relax & unwind in our Conservatory / Patio Garden with a Complimentary Cream Tea . You will find a selection of books, magazines & leaflets and local information to help you with ideas for your ... More | visit website

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