We are conveniently close to the M5 Exeter and
A30 highways, North Devon and Cornwall, being 18 miles
from Bideford and Okehampton, 12 miles from Bude
on the Cornish coast, 13 miles from Launceston and 5 miles
from Holsworthy. The airports of Bristol, Exeter and Newquay with
their flight links from London
and car hire facilities are within easy driving distance.
In addition to the accommodation
which we offer there are several hotels, pubs and guest
houses in the
quiet market town of Holsworthy. We are 5 miles
from Holsworthy town itself, with a
shop/garage 3 miles and a Farm Shop 2.5 miles away.
South Wonford is a small rural hamlet surrounded by peaceful unspoilt
countryside in the heart of West Devon. The beautiful North Devon coastline
with its rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, the
ancient port of Bideford, the market town of Holsworthy,
Appledore, Clovelly and Hartland are all within easy reach.
Other attractions are the R.H.S Gardens at Rosemoor,
Tapeley House, Castle Drogo, the Tamar Lakes and Otter
Sanctuary, as well as the wild beauty of Exmoor, Dartmoor
and Bodmin Moor. Boscastle, Tintagel, Padstow (with Rick Stein's restaurant) and
the Eden project are within comfortable driving distance.
Recently opened in Plymouth is a large shopping centre, more
locally there is Atlantic Village at Bideford for those who
There is fine coastal walking and rambling, most of the local
Cornish beaches being dog-friendly or with areas allowed for dogs.
Both Bude and Widemouth beaches are sandy and
excellent surfing. Safe cycling along the Tarka trail is
within easy reach and there are local wooded areas open to
the public for bird watching and dog walking. Archery and horse riding are available
nearby as are coarse, trout and fly fishing facilities, and
with water sports on the Tamar and Roadford Lakes ...
everything for an enjoyable holiday whether or not you are
here to learn how to carve wood.
We are currently restoring the hedges and planting trees
in our 4.5 acre meadowland to provide a tranquil haven for
visiting birds and wildlife, including Phil, our colourful
resident pheasant. Amongst the species we have planted are
alder, willow, red oak, hazel and spindle, some of which we
are now harvesting and using for our woodcarving
teaching and our own woodcarvings.
Our hens roam freely and we can often
supply our visitors with our free range eggs.
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