To help you plan your holiday we have included below a list of activities and attractions within the local area that can be easily accessed from The Big Barn.
Full of collections for every taste, many of them amassed by the eccentric and widely travelled Miss Rosalie Chichester. Collections include model ships, costume, pewter, shells and horse-drawn carriages. Walks and carriage rides within the grounds lead through attractive gardens into extensive parkland grazed by Shetland ponies and Jacob sheep.
Watch talented experts create award winning works of art and learn about the history of Dartington Glass in their audio visual theatre. You can watch the live demonstrations of glassmaking and try the many hands-on activities they have to offer. Choose a special piece for yourself or loved ones and have it personalised with a personal message or motif.
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is the perfect way to find out more about North Devon. Their collections and displays cover the natural and human history of this beautiful part of the country. Highlights of the Museum include the Tarka Gallery, the Story of North Devon and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry.
A garden for gardeners, often featured on television and displaying a stunning variety of garden styles with all year round interest. Rosemoor's 40 acres are designed to delight and inspire a wide range of visitors, from the novice to the professional, and its fascinating explorer trails are popular with children.
Tapeley Park is a stately home situated near the coast, between Instow and Bideford. The gardens are a wonderful balance of nature and nurture and are very beautiful. With formal terraces, a lake, thoughtful woodland walks, abundant organic vegetable gardens and surprising animal encounters, a day at Tapeley Park will be enjoyed by all.
Mostly covering World War Two, but with exhibits from the Boer War up to the Gulf War, this collection just keeps growing. The collection now has over 50 vehicles and literally thousands of other items, including tanks, weapons and artillery, uniforms, gas masks, grenades, bombs and blackout lamps.
Booking a holiday at The Big Barn is quick and easy with our online booking system. The calendar is easy to navigate, simply select your arrival day followed by the number of nights you wish to stay to be quoted a price. Alternatively, you can contact My Favourite Cottages, a small North Devon holiday cottage agency that helps manage our bookings and enquiries to assist you in setting up a booking or answer any questions you may have about the house or its location.