Horizon - North Devon

Sea side holiday cottage

A file is available at Horizon with lots of  information and the village has a fantastic Tourist Information Centre located at the seaside end of the village. Google Earth has a great aerial view too.

 

Combe Martin local amenities:

Horizon is just a short walk from a number of shops and pubs (the deli is an excellent cappuccino and cake stop, as well as doing a great full breakfast if you're feeling like a lazy morning!). Pubs 400yds. Shop 500yds. Deli / cafe 500yds, Newberry Beach directly opposite!

 

Combe-Martin

 

Beaches:: 

You can spend lots of time on the beach with itís rock pools (great for catching crabs) and itís caves. 

 

 

Beach in front of the house (low tide)

 

If you want spectacular large sandy beaches and watersports head to the west to Woolacombe (15 minutes drive) & Croyde (25-30 minutes drive). 

 

Woolacombe

 

Ilfracombe (5 minutes drive west) offers a lovely harbour area with Damien Hirst's restaurant (The Quay), whilst the picturesque villages of Lynmouth and Lynton are a short drive to the East.

 

Walking & Fly Fishing

There are great walks locally (the famous one being to Great Hangman Ė the highest cliff in England) and Horizon is located right on the South West Coastal Path.  Wistmoorland Reservoir a 10 minute drive (6 miles) from the house has numerous easy walking trails (especially designed with disabled access in mind), plentiful picnic spots and an interactive visitor centre with outdoor play equipment.  The reservoir is well stocked with rainbow trout and offers day and half day fishing permits at very reasonable rates.  

 

Wistmoorland

 

Ilfracombe: 

This is your nearest large town with shops and seafront area.  The harbour area is nice to amble around and the streets running up from this have some good pubs and restaurants.  Various boat trips are available from the quayside offering everything from deep sea and mackeral fishing to wildlife spotting coastal tours and day trips to Lundy Island to see the puffins.

 

Activities: 

Walking, golfing, watersports, horseriding, children's theme parks, boat trips, fishing, historical visits . .. . the list is endless!

 

Some useful websites: 

 

www.visitcombemartin.com www.dinosaur-park.com   www.lundyisland.co.uk   www.northdevonfood.com   www.lotstodo.co.uk   www.thebigsheep.co.uk   www.deanridingstables.co.uk  www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk    www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk