Places to Visit / Things To Do
Meadowland Farm is located in the countryside close to the hamlet of Langham whilst the village of Dolton with its village shop, butcher, pubs and church is only a 5-minute drive away.
Ideally placed for RHS Garden Rosemoor, walkers and cyclists on the Tarka Trail, Stafford Moor Fishery or those just wanting a peaceful break, we are centrally located between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks whilst the rugged coastlines and sandy beaches of North and West Devon are never far away. For nature lovers we have three Devon Wildlife Trust reserves within a 3-mile radius.
Walking & Cycling
Walks starting from Meadowland Farm include the southern loop of the Tarka Trail that passes through Dolton, Dowland and Iddesleigh where the Duke of York pub offers excellent food in a warm local atmosphere or you can take the bridal path across the Clinton Estate surrounding Lord Clinton's seat at Heanton Satchville before arriving at the Malt Scoop Inn in Merton where again food and warm hospitality await you in equal measure.
We are also located close to the Tarka Trail cycle path that runs from Braunton to Meeth and bicycles can be hired from either Tarka Bikes in Barnstaple or Torrington Cycle Hire - both are based in former railway stations on the Tarka Trail cycle path and provide parking.
Walk down to the sea through the beautiful Heddon Valley, a haven for wildlife and gateway to spectacular coastal and woodland walks or catch a ferry to Lundy Island, with its abundant wildlife and dramatic scenery. Explore wooded gorges and enjoy a cream tea at Watersmeet, or discover wild walks along the coast around Morte Point. For fabulous swimming and surfing, head for nearby Woolacombe and Croyde or discover the romance of the historic carriage collection at tranquil Arlington House.
Dartmoor and Mid Devon
Set high above the Teign Gorge, on the northern edge of Dartmoor, Castle Drogo is the last castle to be built in England. Also on Dartmoor can be found steep-sided Lydford Gorge, with its 30-metre-high waterfall; Finch Foundry, the last remaining water-powered forge in England; the 16th-century Church House, in Widecombe; the riverside walks at Parke or family cycling and walking at Plymbridge.
On the western side of Dartmoor, set in its own sheltered valley, is Buckland Abbey, once home to Sir Francis Drake. Whilst on the eastern side of the county explore the garden, estate and fascinating costume collection at Killerton and the Gothic Revival splendour at Knightshayes Court.
Gardens, Nature Reserves and National Parks
The RHS Garden Rosemoor is only 10 minutes up the Torridge valley whilst there are many other lovely gardens in the County that are open to the public through the NGS Open Gardens Scheme and Open Gardens in Devon.
We are 3.5 miles from the "ultimate angling experience" at Stafford Moor Fishery as well as being close to many other excellent course fisheries in the area.
Other Places of Interest
Barometer World, Merton (2.5 miles)
War Horse Valley Country Farm Park (3.5 miles)
Hatherleigh Local Market Town (6 miles) – Excellent market every Tuesday morning.
Great Torrington Local Market Town with public Swimming Pool. (9 miles)
Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington (9 miles) – together with other outlet shops and a good restaurant / cafe.
Okehampton (13 miles)
Bideford (16 miles)
Barnstaple (19 miles). The Regional capital and seat of local government. As well as all the main shops (M&S etc) and a cinema complex, the town has a good pannier market that is open every day of the week and an excellent ”butchers’ and cheesemongers’ row”. The Tarka Railway line runs from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids where it connects with main line services.
Exeter (29 miles). The beautiful and historic Roman city with its magnificent cathedral and top-flight university, Exeter is the rapidly-growing County capital sitting astride the M5, just 2 hours from London Paddington and with its own International airport.