Combe Martin - North Devon

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Lorna Doone 150th Anniversary

Lorna Doone

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the classic local novel Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore. The novel was first published in 1869, but was set in 17th century Exmoor and follows John Ridd's search for revenge over his father's murder, and the chance meeting with beautiful Lorna Doone.

Incorporating wonderful descriptions of the most remote and rugged parts of Exmoor, the book includes real life events such as The Great Winter and The Monmouth Rebellion, plus the folk traditions of the notorious Doones and the highway man Tom Faggus – the ‘robin-hood’ of Devon.

There are still some events happening across Exmoor and North Devon this August and September which you can find details here: https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/lorna-doone-150th-anniversary

Also you can catch the wonderful outdoor theatre company which actually performs in the Valley of Rocks near Lynton: https://www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com/

Jo in the office at Stowford is lucky enough to own a old (unknown year) hardback of Lorna Doone, complete with illustrations specifically prepared for the book by artist Charles E Brittan. See pictures below.

Latest News

2024 News

  Last week we unveiled our brand new sign, along the main road at the top of Stowford lane. It is great to have the Stowford Farm Meadows name proudly on display again, and ready for the start of the 2024 season. Have a look at the pictures below – we hope you like it […]

New Year’s Eve Party

Why not come and join us to see 2023 out and 2024 in? Help yourself hot and cold buffet Dance the night away with our live DJ A glass of Prosecco to toast the New Year in Adults £25 per ticket Children £15 per ticket Arrive at 7pm to eat at 7:30pm Call 01271 882476 […]

Stowford wins Bronze

This year we entered the Devon Tourism Awards in the Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year category and we were delighted to be named as one of the finalists! Throughout the summer we prepared our application and then we had to wait and see what the judges had decided after their visits to the […]

Woodland Management 2020

Our 70 acres of woodland are natural, beautiful and free for everyone to enjoy, but they do require constant and careful management and this winter we have been working very hard to preserve them. Firstly we have been tackling the Rhodedendron problem:  This non-native plant was introduced here probably in the 60’s and has spread […]

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STOWFORD DIRECTIONS

Address:
Stowford Farm Meadows, Berry Down
Combe Martin, North Devon. EX34 0PW
Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
+51°9’54” N, -4°3’36” W
OS Map Reference:
560425 (Map 180)

Leave the M5 at junction 27, then follow North Devon Link Road A362 to Barnstaple then A39 (for Lynton) through Barnstaple town centre. One mile from Barnstaple turn left onto B3230. Turn right at the garage, at Lynton Cross, onto the A3123. Stowford Farm Meadows is 1½ miles on the right, down its own private drive.

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