The Area – Barnstaple, North Devon and Exmoor


B&B in Barnstaple, North Devon & ExmoorThe Spinney Country Guest House is ideally located to enjoy the very best that North Devon and Exmoor have to offer.

With so much to see and do when you stay and visit Devon and Exmoor, it is important to choose the right location. You can’t find much better than The Spinney, just North of Barnstaple. It boasts a beautiful rural setting and within easy reach of everything you could want from a holiday. Take the opportunity to use The Spinney as your base for exploring Devon, Exmoor, Dartmoor, and Cornwall.


A View Wherever You Walk in North Devon and Around Exmoor

B&B for Exmoor and WalkingNorth Devon and Exmoor are a walkers’ paradise, with endless miles of  woodland, coast, and river walks. The Spinney is located right by the South West coastal path and the famous Braunton Burrows too, so walkers really are spoilt for choice! We’re also just over an hour away from Dartmoor and the fantastic Torrs walks. For coastal and inland walks on Exmoor, click here.


A Surfers Paradise on the North Devon Coast

B&B for Surfing in North Devon We have some of the UK’s best surfing beaches on our doorstep. Croyde Beach, only a 20 minute drive away, is famous for its surfing. Next to Croyde is Saunton Sands Beach, which is a 3 mile long beach that appeals to surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers. Or alternatively why not head to Woolacombe’s award winning beach to enjoy a surf? At the Spinney we have plenty of space to store your surf board and wet suits.
For details of all of the beaches nearby, click here.


Magnificient Golf Courses throughout North Devon

B&B for Golf Courses in North DevonThe Spinney is well located for all North Devon’s magnificent golf courses. Saunton Golf Club is only a 20 minute car drive from us, is home to two of the great mature links Championship golf courses in the World. North Devon is also home to the oldest Golf course in England, The Royal North Devon Golf Club. If you’d like something newer, there’s the plush Highbullen golf course, and the course where each tee has a view of the sea, Ilfracombe Golf Course.


Activities and Tourist Attractions in North Devon and Exmoor

B&B in North Devon for AttractionsThere are plenty of interesting attractions all over North Devon and Exmoor for you to visit when you stay. There are plenty of Gardens and Museums and other, more unique attractions, like the Cobbaton Combat Collection. The beautiful and unspoiled Lundy Island should, of course, be high up on your list, too, although, if you’d rather not risk getting seasick, there’s little else like Quincey Honey Farm.


Fishing in North Devon and Exmoor

B&B in North Devon for AttractionsThe Spinney is only a 5 minute drive away from Blakewell Fisheries. If you prefer sea fishing, Ilfracombe is fantastic for fishing from the rocks. If you’re more adventurous, you could also hire a boat and take a trip around the coast to fish.


Exmoor Star Gazing

B&B in North Devon for AttractionsExmoor National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve. It’s the first place in Europe to achieve this award and only the second in the world! If you’d like to read more about it, please visit the Exmoor National Park website.