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There is so much to see and do you really will be spoilt for choice. Stibb Hollow is ideally placed with Dartmoor to the south of us, Cornwall to the west and everything else in between. If you are looking for a gentle or challenging walk, Dartmoor has it all. In half an hour you can arrive at the market town of Okehampton where you will be able to pick up trails which take you up onto the moor. If you want to travel further afield there are many great guides that will find you your perfect spot, don't forget to take your cossie for a spot of wild swimming. If it is cycling you are after we are 15 minutes from the Take Trail, 180 miles of cycle way, free of cars and with plenty of stops along the way. North Devon is great for surfing and you really are spoilt for choice, Westward Ho! is a two mile long beach which is great for kids, two life guard stations and no rip tides! There really is too much to mention here but we've created a guide for the cabin of all the things you can do while you holiday here with us.


There are so many beaches to choose from for surfing or if conditions are right for Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). Our kids have had their surf lessons at Westward Ho! beach. Either Devon Surf School or Westward Waves, both offer group or private lessons. Bude in Cornwall also have surf schools and you can SUP on the canal there. Of course you can go further afield with Braunton, Saunton Sands, Illracombe or down into Cornwall.

SUP is also available on the River Torridge, often see paddle boarders out on the river on summer evenings, idyllic . Surf's SUP Academy will take you out on the river.

There are also water sports available at Roadford Lakes, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and SUP.

Devon Wake Park is just outside bideford has a wipeout course of inflatables, along with a wake board lake. They have a cafe on site and a pizza oven.



South West Coastal Path can be picked up from many points along the coast. Westward Ho! has a free car park just by the path with no parking restrictions, best to get there early as spaces go quickly. 

Hartland Point, Bucks Mill and Clovelly are all worth a visit on your walk, all have parking.

Of course Dartmoor is around a half hour drive from Stibb Hollow and can be accessed at the market town of Okehampton and there are a number of routes you can take. has plenty of maps for you to choose from with lots of different ability levels.


Here in Devon we have the Tarka Trail which is 180 mile network of disused railway line. You can hire bikes at Torrington Cycle Hire at Puffing Billy Torrington. We cycle to Instow from Torrington which is about 14 mile round trip. There are a couple of good pubs in Instow for that all important pit stop. Instow sits at the mouth of the estuary looking over to appledore, there is a beach there but not for swimming.

We have secure barns for you to store your bikes if you bring them with you.


 RHS Rosemoor Devon garden is rich in horticultural heritage and could be said to have two faces: one designed more recently by the RHS and the other created over time.

As a visitor, you will experience the newest areas first, beginning with the multi-faceted Formal Garden and then the Stream Field and Lake to the north. These in turn lead toward the South West and Devon Orchards and the very popular Fruit and Vegetable Garden. Walking through the Underpass you discover the contrasting original garden of Lady Anne Berry, which consists of many garden ‘rooms’ that blend seamlessly into one.


There really is so much to do here in North Devon. We have listed all the places we have been to and recommendations from previous guests. 

Freshly Baked Pizza

Eating Out
Places we love and recommendations

The Farmers Arms, Woolsery

The Boathouse, Instow

The Instow Arms, Instow

The Seagate, Appledore

The Flame Factory, Appledore

Number Eight, Bideford

The Blackriver Inn, Black Torrington

The Devils Stone Inn, Shebbear

Blackberry Farm Shop, Holsworthy

John's of Instow Cafe, Instow


Devon Food Co is just up the road from the cabin and do delicious food to take away.

Walk in Nature

the great outdoors and Inside Too!

RHS Rosemoor

The Milky Way

The Wake Park

The Big Sheep

Roadford Lakes



Lundy Island

Dartington Crystal

Quince Honey Farm

Tapley Park

Splash Swimming, Bude



Westward Ho!


Widemouth Bay



Saunton Sands

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