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Carla & Tim's Guidebook

Carla & Tim

Carla & Tim's Guidebook

Food scene
The food here is stunning and definitely one of our local favourites. Based about 3 miles from Smoky House, you will enjoy a friendly village atmosphere, with a huge selection of ales and beers. Definitely worth a visit.
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The Half Moon Inn
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The food here is stunning and definitely one of our local favourites. Based about 3 miles from Smoky House, you will enjoy a friendly village atmosphere, with a huge selection of ales and beers. Definitely worth a visit.
Again a local pub serving great food about 4 miles from Smoky House. A friendly village atmosphere with car parking at the rear.
The Black River inn
Again a local pub serving great food about 4 miles from Smoky House. A friendly village atmosphere with car parking at the rear.
Based in Great Torrington on the renowned Tarka Trail. Was once a railway station, now a great restaurant/stop off when cycling the Tarka Trail.
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Puffing Billy Trading Co.
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Based in Great Torrington on the renowned Tarka Trail. Was once a railway station, now a great restaurant/stop off when cycling the Tarka Trail.
This is our local pub, approximately two miles from Smoky House. Serves food and a selection of great ales and beer. Occasionally has live bands providing entertainment. Don’t miss the turning of the stone on November 5th, one of the oldest pagan festivals in the UK.
The Devil's Stone Inn
This is our local pub, approximately two miles from Smoky House. Serves food and a selection of great ales and beer. Occasionally has live bands providing entertainment. Don’t miss the turning of the stone on November 5th, one of the oldest pagan festivals in the UK.
Sightseeing
Enjoy gardens, this is only 4 miles from Smoky House and has some fantastic displays of flowers/gardens. We love this place.
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RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Enjoy gardens, this is only 4 miles from Smoky House and has some fantastic displays of flowers/gardens. We love this place.
About 45 minutes drive from Smoky House, this quaint village built on the cliff side has the most exquisite cobbled street leading to a harbour. Pony rides available, there is no other village in the UK like this.
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Clovelly
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About 45 minutes drive from Smoky House, this quaint village built on the cliff side has the most exquisite cobbled street leading to a harbour. Pony rides available, there is no other village in the UK like this.
One of the largest collection of bees in the U.K., a great day out. Taste and buy honey or try your hand at being a beekeeper.
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Quince Honey Farm
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One of the largest collection of bees in the U.K., a great day out. Taste and buy honey or try your hand at being a beekeeper.
About an hours drive from Smoky House, this is definitely worth a visit. The harbour is quaint, visit Damian Hurst’s Verity sculpture, catch a boat tour to Lundy Island or enjoy the thrill of a fast rib boat experience. Fish and chips on the quay with plenty of cafe’s offering great food and Devon Cream Tea’s.
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Ilfracombe Harbour
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About an hours drive from Smoky House, this is definitely worth a visit. The harbour is quaint, visit Damian Hurst’s Verity sculpture, catch a boat tour to Lundy Island or enjoy the thrill of a fast rib boat experience. Fish and chips on the quay with plenty of cafe’s offering great food and Devon Cream Tea’s.
Whether you are a National Trust member or not, this is a must visit. The house is stunning, well laid out with lots to see. The carriage museum is also a must do with plenty of historic carriages in immaculate condition.
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National Trust - Arlington Court & Carriage Museum
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Whether you are a National Trust member or not, this is a must visit. The house is stunning, well laid out with lots to see. The carriage museum is also a must do with plenty of historic carriages in immaculate condition.
This is a great beach for both surfing and dog walking
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Westward Ho!
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This is a great beach for both surfing and dog walking
Approximately 180 miles of cycling heaven along what was once local railway lines. Covering most of North Devon from Torrington up to Ilfracombe, you will cycle through amazing countryside, beside the River Torridge and River Taw, get close to some of Devon’s best beaches where no car can access. Don’t forget to bring your bikes as this is a must do when here. There are also bike hire places along the route.
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Tarka Trail
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Approximately 180 miles of cycling heaven along what was once local railway lines. Covering most of North Devon from Torrington up to Ilfracombe, you will cycle through amazing countryside, beside the River Torridge and River Taw, get close to some of Devon’s best beaches where no car can access. Don’t forget to bring your bikes as this is a must do when here. There are also bike hire places along the route.
Fancy a horse ride on the beach? This is definitely worth visiting if you enjoy horses. About an hours drive from Smoky House.
Woolacombe riding stables
Fancy a horse ride on the beach? This is definitely worth visiting if you enjoy horses. About an hours drive from Smoky House.
About 45 minutes drive from Smoky House, there is so much to see here. Stop and get close to wild Dartmoor ponies, take a hike and experience pure tranquility. We recommend a visit to Wistman’s Wood in the heart of Dartmoor, park at the Two Bridges and enjoy the walk.
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Dartmoor
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About 45 minutes drive from Smoky House, there is so much to see here. Stop and get close to wild Dartmoor ponies, take a hike and experience pure tranquility. We recommend a visit to Wistman’s Wood in the heart of Dartmoor, park at the Two Bridges and enjoy the walk.
Fancy water sports on a lake, only 8 miles from Smoky House. Learn to sail/windsurf, grab a canoe or kayak or even be brave and try an SUP (standup board). Wetsuit hire included in the price, this place is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy water sports.
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Roadford Lake
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Fancy water sports on a lake, only 8 miles from Smoky House. Learn to sail/windsurf, grab a canoe or kayak or even be brave and try an SUP (standup board). Wetsuit hire included in the price, this place is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy water sports.