Explore North Devon

Set in the heart of North Devon, Bampfield Farm provides a great base for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

We may be biased, but we think we think North Devon offers a unique mix of culture, world-class food and award-winning beaches. Where else in the world can you dine out at a Michelin starred restaurant, view world-class sculpture and take a dip in the sea at a blue-flag sandy beach – all in the same day?

Beautiful rural landscape

At Bampfield Farm we’re surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty. Plus we’re just a short drive from two national parks. Exmoor is to the north and to the south is Dartmoor. Both are filled with diverse and dramatic landscapes including moorland, farms, valleys and woodland just waiting to be discovered. So there are plenty of landscapes to explore during your stay at Bampfield Farm.

Add to that all the fantastic beaches to visit – whatever the weather and you’ll be spoiled for choice. Perhaps you’ll take the children to build sandcastles, or have a clifftop walk to to blow away the cobwebs. You could even get on your wetsuit and ride the waves at one of the top surf spots in the UK.

Towns and villages to explore

We have a wonderful mix of fishing villages, rural hamlets and old country towns on our doorstep.

Some of our favourites include the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, which cling to the steep wooded valley and plunge towards the harbour. Best of all, you can use the world-famous water-powered cliff railway to travel between the two towns.

Another Bampfield Farm favourite is historic Clovelly. Imagine little white cottages set along a steep cobbled street and a fishing harbour. Add an ice cream, a cream tea or a pint at the 18th century Red Lion – it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

See the wild ponies at Exmoor National Park