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Chittlehamholt is a pretty and peaceful village surrounded by unspoilt countryside of rolling hills and woodland, close to the Rivers Taw and Mole. It has a community shop, village hall and a pub.
There are several lovely walks around the area and an abundance of wildlife including badgers, foxes, red deer, owls, woodpeckers, buzzards and many other birds.
The North Devon coast is easily accessible with places like Barnstaple, Bideford, Instow (lovely beach for walking dogs) Ilfracombe and the delightful little towns of Appledore, and Westward Ho!
|Appledore from Instow|
The area has many attractions for family days out, consisting of historic houses, gardens and farm-parks. There is fishing, horse riding, surfing and and golf. Chittlehamholt's own High Bullen Country Club and Golf Course has excellent facilities including a swimming pool, and gym.
Barnstaple and Exeter - reached by the delightful views along the Tarka Line railway - have a full range of shops including major retail stores and a Pannier Market. There is also the charming town of South Molton close by with a range of shops, Farmers' Market and Pannier Market.
Recommended B & B and Hotels
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Farriers B & B
North Devon EX37 9NS
+44 (0)1769 540605 mobile 07721 581495
Farriers offers a warm welcome, and comfortable and informal accommodation.
If there is anything you need please do ask, I am sure we will be able to help.
Our double guest room has options to sleep two men or two women separately if required, or a couple and child. The room is well appointed with tea and coffee-making facilities.
Beautiful three-hundred thread-count Egyptian cotton bedding awaits you.
You have a private separate shower room with own hall, and
a small kitchen area with fridge/ freezer and washing/drying facilities.
Full English breakfast (local sausages, bacon etc with a choice of fruit / yogurt, toast and croissant with homemade jam) is served in our lounge which has a guest TV, and overlooks our beautiful garden.
Please feel free to roam the garden - which is extensive - and say hello to the animals which include rare breed hens who lay our beautiful different coloured eggs.
Ample off-road parking facilities are available at the front of our house with your own entrance and keys. Guests are requested to respect our wishes and refrain from smoking whilst in the house.
Can I please advise that we can only take cash or cheques, no cards
To find Farriers:
(For full directions to Chittlehamholt see the right-hand sidebar)
Drive into the village and as you come round into the village on the second left-hand bend you will see ahead on the left an old 16th century thatched pub the Exeter Inn.
Farriers is two houses before the pub on the left.
If you drive past don’t worry -you can turn around at the pub.
Please contact us on for more information.
Nikki and Spence Seaman
+44 (0)1769 540605 mobile 07721 581495
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Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club
North Devon, EX37 9HD
+44 (0)1769 540561
Set in a 125 acre estate in the heart of North Devon, with far reaching views down the Mole Valley and across to Exmoor, at Highbullen Hotel you will find a warm welcome, comfortable and luxurious surroundings and the opportunity to enjoy an unrivalled selection of activities on site and nearby. Newly refurbished we offer luxury accommodation, with all hotel rooms having been fully refurbished in 2013. Highbullen is also a family friendly hotel, with family rooms and leisure facilities to offer any family a great holiday. We offer fine dining in The Devon View Restaurant, comfortable lounges and bars, informal dining in the Brasserie and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the fabulous far-reaching views.
Highbullen Hotel is surrounded by our 18-hole USGA specification golf course plus there is a huge range of things to do on site including tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, croquet, fishing, shooting, a fully equipped gym. North Devon offers many visitor attractions, pretty Devon villages with country pubs, lovely gardens nearby like Castle Hill and RHS Rosemoor, plus of course the beaches and spectacular North Devon coastline, the South West Coast Path and Exmoor for walking, riding or simply taking in the beautiful and wild landscape.
Are you a dog lover? Need accommodation for you and your dog/s?
The “Highbullen Hounds” package will apparently “pamper the pooch as much as the owner”. For £299 for two nights with two people and one dog (extra dogs are £25), sharing one of the hotel’s four dog-friendly rooms, you and the hound get a whole bunch of luscious treats, including a two-course doggy dinner (chicken casserole followed by sirloin steak with vegetables and jus… yes, there is jus on the dog’s menu).
You also get a dog bed, blanket and lead in the room, a doggie bag of treats and toys based on the size and breed of dog, a brush, a toy a tennis ball and waste bags. Owners get a walking map of Exmoor, as well as two nights dinner, bed and breakfast.
As well as the rolling hills, rivers and woods all on Highbullen’s doorstep, nearby there are the wilds of Exmoor to explore and some of the best coastal walks in the UK, along the South West Coast Path.
North Devon is a dog-walkers playground, and many more maps are available at the hotel – with the shortest a half hour route around the hotel and village and the longest a walk on Exmoor, taking in the highest cliffs in England with views over the Bristol Channel to South Wales.- See more at: http://hudsonschoice.co.uk/moor-hounds-please/#sthash.ShDwSwob.dpuf
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Outside the Village
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Portsmouth Arms Inn
via B & B TripAdvisor
Burrington, Umberleigh EX37 9ND
+44 (0)1769 561117
Around 13 miles from Barnstaple, The Portsmouth Arms Hotel is a 600-year old coaching inn in the Devon countryside. There is free Wi-Fi and parking, bar and restaurant. Each B & B room has en-suite bathroom facilities with shower, TV and tea and coffee facilities. The cottages are in a converted barn and also have their own dining and seating areas and an upstairs en-suite bedroom.
The bar has an open fireplace and serves real ales from around the south west, with a garden overlooking the pretty Taw Valley. The restaurant serves fresh home-cooked food using local produce.
“Go there. Enough said.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 9 March 2014
Attending a wedding at an *extremely* close venue, then visiting friends in the area. Stayed five nights, three in a room in the main building, the last two in one of the cottages. The room was fine, no problems there, then the cottage was just sensational. Immaculately clean, spacious and comfortable. My local friends and I returned to eat in the hotel/pub on no less than three further occasions.I join with my fellow TripAdvisor contributors to thank proprietors Dee and Andy. The review title says it all.
“Mike and Pat from Yorkshire - "You couldn't do better"”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
We decided to take a 5 day "taster" mini break in North Devon, on the recommendation of a friend - who suggested the Portsmouth Arms.The cottage was ideal - beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Andy and Dee were the perfect hosts. The meals (breakfast and evening) were substantial and delicious. Although we were strangers, Andy, Dee and the regulars made us feel welcome from the minute we walked through the door. Very memorable - we will be back !
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North Devon EX37 9LZ
+44 (0)1769 560501
We consistently win awards for our beautiful 18th century Manor, our restaurant and as a much-loved holiday 'hidey-hole'. With plenty of space in which to roam, an intriguing walled ‘Secret Garden’, fragrant apple orchards and a Japanese water garden; all of which can be enjoyed whilst savouring a delicious Devon cream tea on the patio! We've created an air of relaxed, quiet sophistication in all 16 of our individual rooms, with thoughtful little touches of crisp red apples, mints and home-made shortbreads, as well as luxury toiletries in your en-suite. If you need to take a step away from the hectic side of life; to sit back and let the world just pass you by for a while, our peaceful, relaxed haven of tranquillity will have you ‘unwound’ in no time at all, but there’s plenty going on in and around the Manor, so you won’t feel isolated.
The quality of our truly ‘seasonal’ restaurant is maintained by a team committed to bringing to your table only the very finest and freshest. Our focus is to excite and tantalize your taste buds with the very best that Devon can offer in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There is plenty to see and take part in, within our beautiful corner of Devon, and Northcote Manor is within easy reach of most attractions. Please take a look at some of our suggestions here.
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We're dog-friendly too!
No need to fret over dog kennels whilst you're away; you can bring your canine family members along with you too! We have a number of bedrooms in which we can accommodate your 'fav pooches' for a holiday, and as long as they're accompanied by well-behaved humans, they're also welcome to join you for a drink in the Bar and The Oakroom! Just like you, they'll 'lap-up' the pleasures of staying in a beautiful country retreat, enjoying doggy bowls with complimentary biscuits to add real value to their stay. Absolutely woof-derful!