There is plenty to see and do close to Glebe House Cottages. Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors with the stunning scenery of Devon and Cornwall, explore enchanted gardens, relax in some exclusive spa’s or discover some amazing history there is something for everyone. Below we have listed a handful of local attractions but Jay and Sarah will be delighted to help you find your perfect day out.
RECTORY TEA ROOMS
Experience an award-winning Afternoon Tea at Rectory Tea Rooms in Morwenstow, just 12 miles from Glebe House Cottages. Built in the 13th Century the house is filled with character; from the antique furnishings and slate floors to the open fires and original Oak Beams salvaged from the many ships wrecked along the North Cornwall coastline. This afternoon tea experience offers a variety of locally sourced food including homemade scones, cakes, quiche’s, chutneys and delicious soups using century old recipes passed down through the generations; as well as proper Cornish pasties, cheeses, jams, fish (caught fresh from local waters).
Tamar Lakes offer water sports, climbing, archery, fishing, walking & cycling. See website for details.
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.
The visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions, and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.
The Milky Way theme park has something for all the family. Check their website for details on the attractions, prices and opening times.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan 200 acres of garden history, mystery, and romance.
Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.
New Access All Areas Brewery Tours will run every Friday from 2 pm and give you exclusive access to the brewers with the opportunity to soak up the Brewery’s history and learn more about our beer making process directly from the experts. The tour includes over 3 pints worth of samples! See website for details.
Crealy Great Adventure Park & Resort offer fun family days out with the kids in Devon with roller coasters, animals, attractions, and fun!
Atlantic Village is North Devon’s unique outlet shopping village. With over 30 stores offering up to 50% off rrp every day including Nike, M&S and GAP you’ll find a huge choice of famous name brands at incredible discounts and you’ll be sure to pick up a bargain. Offering free parking, free Wi-Fi and they are open every day. On the same site is the Atlantis Adventure Park, an all-weather attraction for the family which means you can make a whole day of it!
This pretty seaside town is well worth a visit. A particular favourite with many visitors is the Pannier Market, trades on Tuesdays and Saturdays, whilst Butchers’ Row is open Tuesday to Saturday and is a favourite with tourists and residents alike.
You will find the Pannier Market by walking up the High Street and taking a left turn into Grenville Street. The building stands fair and square ahead of you. It is called the Pannier Market after the wicker baskets, or panniers, in which farmers’ wives carried their wares and a market has been held in Bideford since the granting of the Charter of Incorporation in 1573
Just a 30-minute drive from Glebe House Cottages is RHS Rosemoor. Rosemoor is a 65 acre garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents, and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens – as well as woodland walks, water features, and open spaces – there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again.