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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

Coronavirus Covid-19

Latest Coronavirus update 1st July 2020: We are re-opening on 4th July – to ensure safety for our staff and customers we are planning a phased re-opening: 4th July for holiday home owners, holiday cottages and seasonal pitches, 11th July for our caravan storage customers, and then 18th July for touring pitches. Because of 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 […]

Berry Down Road Closure 2020

We have been informed that on March 16th 2020 the roads at Berry Down Cross will be closed for highway improvements in all three directions for 5 days. You can read more about the road closure here Devon County Council Roads Information. The normal directions to Stowford will not be affected as we always suggest […]

Winter shutdown dates

This year we have decided to have a winter shutdown for just over two weeks – this is partly to allow us to do some maintenance in our pool and shower blocks and also to allow the pitches some time to rest after a winter of unprecedented rainfall. We are closed from 13th – 30th […]

Christmas 2019

We’d like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please see below for our opening times over the holiday period.

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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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