Explore the local area

Set in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, Lake Farm is perfectly situated to explore the best that Devon has to offer, with Cornwall also within easy reach. From picturesque countryside walks on the moors to breathtaking rambles along the coastline paths, local markets, good restaurants and diverse shopping, we're sure there will be something here for everyone.

Plymouth, Exeter, Barnstaple and Bude are all within a short driving distance as well as many quaint villages. Here are a few of our favourite places we think you will love and will be happy to tell you about even more places to visit and explore when you arrive!

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20 miles from Lake Farm*

The coastal town of Bude has beautiful beaches, unique shops and cafe's in it's vibrant and friendly town. From spotlessly clean beaches welcoming surfers and swimmers to wild and rugged coastlines offering far-stretching views for ramblers, as well as secluded golf courses and fantastic sea and coarse fishing. 


40 miles from Lake Farm*

The vibrant and historical city of Plymouth has something to offer everyone, from fine dining and high street shopping to National Trust estates and waterside walks. Annual events such as the Plymouth Half Marathon, Firework Championships, Flavour Fest, Seafood Festival and Blues and Jazz Festival are always popular and exciting.


35 miles from Lake Farm*

This ancient city on the River Exe is packed full of history and beautiful buildings with superb dining, wine and cocktail bars. Exeter Cathedral dates back 900 years and is well worth a visit. With fantastic shopping in both high street and boutique stores, Exeter offers everything you could want from a city and does it in style!


Lydford Gorge

15 miles from Lake Farm*

The deepest river gorge in the South West with a 30m waterfall and a spectacular challenging circular walk.

Dartmoor National Park

10 miles from Lake Farm*

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, rich in history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place with many fantastic tors and other sites for you to explore. 

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Local attractions

With lots to see and do in and around the local area, we have picked out a few of our favourites to help you plan your stay at Lake Farm.  We'd be happy to talk with you more about local attractions and where to explore during your stay.


Okehampton Castle

8 miles from Lake Farm*

View remains of the largest castle in Devon,  on a beautiful wooded spur above the River Okement.


Launceston Castle

18 miles from Lake Farm*

With impressive views of the town and surrounding countryside, this is a beautiful picnic spot to soak up local history. 


RHS Rosemoor

20 miles from Lake Farm*

Nestled in a beautiful valley, Rosemoor offers a variety of events and memorable walks through formal and informal gardens, woodlands and meadows.  


Dartington Crystal

20 miles from Lake Farm*

Watch skilled glassmakers in action and get creative with glass activities at the UK's only remaining glass factory.


Gin tasting at Gotland Gin HQ

5 miles from Lake Farm*

If gin is your thing then a trip to Gotland Gin HQ is a must! Sample the unique blend of botanicals combined with the finest spring water to create a refreshingly unique drink.

*All mileage is approximate and depends on the route taken.