Rosie Banks B&B
In the heart of North Devon looking out across the Taw valley, Rosie Banks B&B is convenient for exploring RHS gardens, Exmoor National Park, Golf Courses and National Trust properties all of which are within 10-30 minutes.
RHS Rosemoor is 20 minutes away
RHS Partner Garden at beautiful Castle Hill Gardens is 8 minutes
Cothay Manor 50 minutes
Marwood Hill Gardens 30 minutes
Tapeley Park 35 minutes
Hartland Abbey 50 minutes
Tempting nearby nurseries include: RHS Rosemoor, Millwood Plants, St.Johns Nursery, Thornhayes and Dulford. We can provide plenty of storage and rain water butts for anything you buy.
National Trust Sites
The Royal North Devon links course is 25 minutes away, The Championship East Course Saunton Sands is 30 minutes away and High Bullen, 15 minutes. Local courses are found at Ilfracombe Golf Club, Great Torrington, Libbaton, Portmore Golf Park, Mortehoe and Woolacombe Golf Club.
Town and Coast
The little town of South Molton is an historic Georgian gem 15 minutes away with a thriving, twice weekly traditional country pannier market selling local products including Best of the West award winning drinks and cheeses. It has plenty of independent shops, cafes and tearooms and is well worth a visit. The fishing villages of Appledore, Instow and Clovelly are within easy reach. Day trips can be made to Lundy Island. The sandy beaches of Saunton, Instow, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe are all around 30 minutes away.
Riding, Walking and Cycling
Long country walks can be taken from the doorstep. Walkers can also enjoy over 1000km of well-marked, well-maintained foot paths and bridleways on Exmoor National Park, 15 minutes away. Codden Hill with its spectacular views can be reached from the house, The South West Coastal Path and the Tarka Trail are 20minutes. There is secure bike storage, a bike stand for maintenance, Rosie Banks is on the Lands End to John of Groats Cycle Route. Cyclists can join The West Country Way National Cycle Route, The Tarka Trail and The Devon Coast to Coast routes. Coxleigh Barton provides some excellent cross country riding. Stabling and hard standing is available for horse boxes and stock trailers. There is local hacking and the bridleways on Exmoor are second to none!
Flying lessons are available at Eaglescott Airfield, Dog Training at The Haven Centre High Bickington, Glass Blowing, Flower Arranging, Felting, Quilting...