Location and Devon Attractions

Located in the heart of North Devon, a mile from the nearest main road, along its own private drive, Stowford Farm Meadows has a superb rural setting and makes an ideal base for exploring nearby areas of outstanding natural beauty and Devon attractions. We are situated close to the towns/villages of Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Barnstaple and Braunton, also having quick road access to the glorious beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde.

Within close proximity of Stowford, there is the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park – wild, open moorland, deep river valleys, wooded gorges and the rugged appeal of Valley of the Rocks. Lynmouth – England’s ‘Little Switzerland’ – provides some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the British Isles. Elsewhere along this coastal fringe you will find magnificent cliff headlands, sheltered coves, picturesque harbours and stretches of golden, sandy surfing beaches. Read our blog with information about our favourite local beaches here.

For families there are a whole host of family attractions nearby to keep everyone amused on rainy or sunny days. See bottom of this page for a list of highly recommended Devon attractions.

North Devon Gallery

Within close proximity to Stowford:


Exmoor National ParkWild, open moorland and deep wooded gorges
Lynton and LynmouthEnglands Little Switzerland and the Valley of the Rocks
Woolacombe, Croyde and SauntonLong stretches of golden sandy surfing beaches
Damien Hirst’s VeritySituated in Ilfracombe’s picturesque harbour.
ClovellyOne of the worlds most unique villages. Picturesque cobbled streets leading down to 14th century harbour
Lundy IslandNorth Devon's own Atlantic Island
Affinity DevonOutlet shopping and Atlantis adventure park.
Tunnels BeachesTunnels beaches

Devon Attractions

Arlington CourtNational Trust House and Gardens
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur ParkA must for dinosaur or wildlife loving kids and adults. With a huge, themed indoor soft play area!
Exmoor ZooEnjoy a day out in North Devon experiencing wildlife from around the world - from the creepy crawlies of the Amazon to the wobbly wallaby joeys of Australia there are plenty of hands on activities for you to enjoy.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff railwayTake a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway
Quince Honey FarmCome and see the bees at this fascinating attraction. Fun for all the family at a brand new site for 2019!
The Milky WayAttractions to suit all ages, whatever the weather. With over 110,000 sq ft of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way theme park is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon!
Watermouth CastleA Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens.
The Big SheepA great day out for the whole family - rides, shows, animals, huge indoor soft play and North Devon's biggest rollercoaster now open!
RHS Garden Rosemoor65 acres of beautiful gardens.
FunderzoneNorth Devon’s largest indoor soft play centre - located in Barnstaple.