Honeysuckle Cottage

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                                               Westleigh is an ideal location for exploring North Devon; whether you just want to relax with a drink and a meal at the local pub,or be more

                                                adventurous and explore the many activities and places in the area (some of which are listed below). Or if you fancy forgetting the car while

                                                on your break, just a short walk along the Tarka Trail brings you into the seaside village of Instow with its own beach and various bars and

                                                resturants to sample.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    









                                                         TARKA TRAIL      

                                         The Tarka trail is a 5 minute walk from the cottage ,                                            

                                          this is a disused railway track that has been designed                                                

                                          now for cyclist and walkers. It is 180 miles long in the                                                  

                                          figure of eight in the northern part of Devon. It is very                                              

                                          varied including woodland , rivers , rugged moreland                                            

                                          coast cliffs and sandy bays. For those cycling coast to                                              

                                          coast our cottage is ideally situated as a first stopover                                                                                      

                                          (Ilfacombe/Plymouth route). We can also organise bike

                                         and rider transport if required.                        




                                         A beautiful quaint fishing village , that dates back to the                                                  

                                         17 th century , with its steep cobbled streets which were                                          

                                         built from pebbles hauled from the beach . The streets are                                          

                                         too steep for cars , so for centuries donkeys were used . now                                    

                                         days the locals use sledges to transport their groceries and                                        

                                         goods . You can sit in one of the lovely  coffee shops enjoy                                      

                                         a cream tea looking out over the  beautiful harbour .                                                      






                                                 TAPELEY  HOUSE                                                                                                                  

                                        Tapeley or Tapelia as it was known in the doomsday book, has for                          

                                        over 1000 years held the fantasic elevated position over looking                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                        the river Torridge , you can see the Island of Lundy. Set in the                                  

                                        beautiful North Devon country side . It lies within the magnificient                        

                                        gardens with terraced Italian lawns , housing an ornamental                                      

                                        summer house  known as the Toot .There is so much to see !                                    




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Tarka Trail

Instow Village

Instow beach

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Royal North Devon golf club at Westward Ho! can rightly

claim to be the cradle of English golf. Founded in 1864,it is

the oldest course in the country and is regarded as the St.Andrew's of England. It is ranked 69 in the golf monthly's

top 120 course rankings, and it also features in golf world's

top courses in the world that every golfer must play.




                           LUNDY ISLAND

Lundy Island is three miles long and half a mile wide

Lundy lies ten miles off the North Devon coast where

the Atlantic meets the Bristol Channel. A day trip can

be taken from Bideford Quay (approx three miles from

Westleigh), it takes under two hours. Lundy has its

own ship The Oldenburg, which carries 267 passengers.

The entire coast line is beautiful, wild, rugged and unspoilt.






                        BEACHES & SURFING

North Devon is known for its beautiful beaches,there are too

many to mention all of them ! The nearest surf beach being

Westward Ho! it draws surfers from miles around, with the

surfing areas, the beach caters for every activity. The surf is

also home to the wild sea bass for all you keen anglers.

Croyde Bay is also nearby, a world famous sandy beach,

backed by sand dunes,the stepped beach and rocks make it

one of the best surfing in Europe.

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