Places to visit

Very best B&B and very nice hosts. Very good travel tips. A lot of laughs.

Visitors’ Book July 2023

Exmoor National Park was designated Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve in Autumn 2011 by the Dark Sky Association. Having lived here a while now, one can see why; the low levels of light pollution mean that all that is beautiful about our night skies is just a step away outside our door.

Apart from walking, our area is excellent for cycling, golfing, fishing, horse riding and shooting.  There are two local hunts, Devon and Somerset Staghounds and the Exmoor Foxhounds, should you wish to partake or watch their ‘meets,’ which can be found online. There is also a Shoot based in the village.

From Challacombe by car you can easily get to the north and east coastlines of North Devon, the rest of Devon and Cornwall and Dartmoor, but of course our beloved Exmoor is also right there for you to explore. Some of our favourite places in and around Exmoor include:

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Dunster Castle and Dunster

Valley of the Rocks

Watersmeet House and walks nearby

Lynton cinema

Dunkery Beacon

Tarr Steps

Woody Bay Railway Station

Simonsbath Sawmill

Arlington Court





Hoar Oak Cottage



And don’t forget the likes of:

Ilfracombe and Verity


Putsborough beach





Braunton Burrows

Saunton Sands

Westward Ho!

Combe Martin

Horner Woods

There are a variety of leaflets about local and not so local attractions in the front room and we are happy to advise if we can.

More information about attractions and places to see.