Moorparks Farm Cottages

Holiday accommodation in North Devon

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Things to do in North devon

Places we have been in Devon

There are lots of amazing things to see and do in North Devon. We have some of the best beaches in the country.
Fantastic scenery makes Devon a great place for walking or cycling holidays.
Moorparks Holiday Cottages are right where you need to be.

Sams Cider tour – Winkleigh, North Devon

Sams Cider – Winkleigh Sams is our local cider maker and ‘just down the road’ in Winkleigh. Being a local company, it’s always nice to know a little bit more about it so we went on a tour. ‘Sams Cider Tours held every Wednesday at 2pm will take you through the history of the company

RHS Rosemoor night glow

RHS Rosemoor night glow 2019 opening times 14 November 2019 – 4 January 2020 – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only Illuminations from 4pm to 8pm, last entry to garden 7pm Once again we took a trip down to see the RHS Rosemoor night glow near, this was our first visit to see this years glow.

North Devon Hawk Walk

Last year we visited the stand of Nigel from North Devon Hawk Walks at a local show. When someone is standing around holding a Harris Hawk you just have to go and have a look. Michele got to hold the hawk and, she was pretty excited. Luckily for us we had a visit from our

RHS Rosemoor Torrington

RHS Rosemoor is in Torrington, only a 5 minute drive down the road from Moorparks. As members, it’s nice to pop in for a short while just to see what is different. During the summer holidays we don’t usually get much of a change to visit, but last week we had some spare time so

Horse riding on Dartmoor

Riding on Dartmoor A busy few days here at Moorparks. The Hawk Walk yesterday, then horse riding on Dartmoor and a trip to Dingles will finish the week. Some guests who were visiting us recently asked me where they could go horse riding in the countryside. After many phone calls I found Cholwell Riding Stables

Holiday with Alpacas in Devon

Holiday with Alpacas If you are looking to have a holiday in Devon surrounded by alpacas then Moorparks Holiday Cottages is the place to be.Having alpacas is wonderful! When we first moved down to Devon we needed something (other than me) to keep the grass down. Our first visit to the County fair and the

Torrington Mayflower Bonfire 2020

Torrington Mayflower bonfire will be the result of 5 years planning and hard work. Towards the end of the 12th century a ‘large waste called The Common’, now Torrington Commons, was given to the people of Torrington. In 1889 the rights to this land were transferred, by an act of parliament, to an elected Committee

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! beach is a favourite of ours. The Summer months in Devon and Cornwall can get very busy. The population expands to four times as many so everywhere is that little but busier. We don’t go to the beach during the ‘School holidays’ but always make the most of being so close at other

Watersmeet House, National Trust

Watersmeet House is a Nation Trust property set next to a stunning river gorge and amongst ancient woodlands. We decided (well, Michele decided for us 😟) to walk from Lynmouth to Watersmeet. The gorge runs directly from Lynmouth and the walk follows the river banks for most of the way. There are a couple of

Sheepdog & Falconry display

We spent yesterday evening at a Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, Farmyard show in Woolacombe with friends, Cathy and Stuart. This was the last show of the year but is usually on every Wednesday evening from May to September. The show started off with a falconry display and then moved on to the sheepdogs