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Conveniently close to the M5 Exeter and A30 highways, North Devon and Cornwall we are situated 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.

Local Attractions

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, Bude, 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 enjoy shopping.

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 renowned for 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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 Updated October 2018                  Puddleduck Farm, South Wonford, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7DR 

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