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.

National Trust

The National Trust in North Devon

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.

Nature Reserves:

Halsdon (1 mile)

Meeth Quarry (2.5 miles)

Ash Moor (2.5 miles)

National Parks:

Dartmoor National Park - (Postbridge 32 miles)

Exmoor National Park - (Exford 33 miles)


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.


Libbaton Golf Club, High Bickington (8 miles)

Torrington Golf Club (10.5 miles)

Highbullen Golf & Country Club, Umberleigh (11 miles)

Okehampton Golf Club (13 miles)

Royal North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho! (18 miles)

Saunton Golf Club (28 miles)

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)

Atlantic Village Outlet Centre (Bideford) with over 30 major outlets.
The BIG Sheep (2 miles outside Bideford). Family all-weather adventure attraction. If you have a SatNav the postcode is: EX39 5AP

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.

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Places to Eat

The Duke of York Inn, Iddesleigh. EX19 8BG Tel: 01837 810253.

"A 15th century inn overlooking Dartmoor. Landlord John Pittam welcomes you to the famous Duke of York 15th Century Inn. Voted one of the top ten country pubs in the UK Good Pub Guide 2016 and one of the top five country pubs in the UK by Countryfile magazine, we are also in the Good Pub Guide 2017. With a restaurant renowned for generous portions of home cooked food which is all sourced locally. Set in the heart of Devon the Duke is a favourite meeting place for friends and families celebrating Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. We have two roaring inglenook fires and offer excellent real ales served direct from the barrel and pride ourselves of our CAMRA listing. The quaint dining room has hosted many a party and the cosy alcove is ideal for intimate dinners."

The Rams Head Inn, Dolton. EX19 8QS Tel: 01805 804255

"Nico and his team offer a warm welcome at their beautifully restored 17th Century Coaching Inn here in Dolton North Devon betwixt the two beautiful National Parks Exmoor and Dartmoor and only a short 20 minutes’ drive from the sandy beaches of North Devon. We believe in good food that is fun. Our kitchen team have designed a style of menu that ensures there is something for everyone. The staff and chefs follow an ethos of ‘great food that is exciting’ and the seasonal menus showcase just that. With much of the food coming from suppliers right on our doorstep you can be in safe mind the food has been freshly prepared in-house. Our dishes offer some of the best that Devon produces. If you have a specific taste or requirement, we would be happy to help tailor items to suit, just ask. We do hope you enjoy your dining experience with us, and please do feel free to leave us any feedback, as we are always striving to improve and ensure we offer the best that we can to all our guests."

The Bull and Dragon Pub, Meeth. EX20 3EP Tel: 01837 811742

"The Bull and Dragon is a beautiful 15th century thatched pub in the rural village of Meeth on the A386 just outside Hatherleigh in Mid Devon. At the end of the popular Tarka Trail cycle route and perfect for Meeth Quarry nature reserve, we want everyone to feel comfortable and treat the pub as a home from home. In the winter, our large log burner keeps everyone cosy and, in the summer, our thick Devon cob walls keep everything nice and cool. Throughout the year you are guaranteed a warm welcome, a refreshing drink, and good homemade food. We are a small pub and we cook fresh food to order so it is always best to book a table if you can on 01837 811742. (Closed on Mondays)."

The Black River Inn, Black Torrington. EX21 5PT Tel: 01409 231888

"Formerly called The Torridge Inn, Gill and Alex took over the Black River Inn in June of 2018. With a combined experience of over 30 years in the hospitality and catering industry attaining awards for their food and service they decided it was time to do what they have done so well for others for themselves and undertook a complete refurbishment of the traditional pub, to what you see today; a beautiful and tasteful mix of old and new complimenting each other. It is told that the village is supposedly named due to the fact the River Torridge runs through the village black on account of the stones in the river bed. Thus, the pub was renamed in June 2018 by the Alex and Gill to coincide with it’s village situation and links"