Take a stroll
Open the back gate of Norbury House and walk along the coastal path to Lee Bay, a small coastal village with thatched and whitewashed buildings, craft centre, pub and tea shop. Just 3 miles away from Torrs Park with exciting coastal scenery and views of Lundy Island. It's another world: leave the stress behind.
Explore a beach
Visit the unique Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe for safe bathing and rock pool exploring, or try the rock pools at Hele Bay to the east of Ilfracombe, and also find time to visit the nearby pottery.
For food lovers a visit to the acclaimed 11 The Quay, Damien Hirst’s restaurant, is a must. With wonderful locally produced food, an extensive wine list, fabulous decor and relaxed professional service, this is definitely not to be missed.
La Gendarmerie is housed in Ilfracombe's stunning old police station where your hosts Paul and Sarah have created a stylish modern brasserie where rustic charm meets contemporary design.
Espresso Cafe Bar - Great coffee, excellent wine list and wonderful fresh seafood. Perfect for sundowners.
Clarets - Feel-good fresh food. An excellent selection of steaks, chicken, lamb, locally landed fish and vegetarian options
For an all action day, why not go surfing at Croyde Bay, Woolacombe or Putsborough during the morning and then horse riding in the afternoon. Or North Devon has a range of wonderful golf courses, some to test the very best, and to round off your sporting day outdoors go clay pigeon shooting in the afternoon.
Arrange a private golf lesson with Andy Pye (PGA Golf Professional) at the Portmore Golf Park set in the heart of North Devon.
Visit Keypitts quads and stables for wonderful rides through the Devon countryside and extreme quadding.
For a boat trip to remember, whether it is along the coast to look at wildlife, or across the waves to Lundy Island, Ilfracombe provides you with your stepping off point.
During the summer months visit Broomhill Art Hotel with sculpture gardens, art gallery and restaurant. Or Marwood Hill Gardens on a Sunday afternoon. In the village hall the local WI prepare a wonderful cream tea and you can then enjoy a stroll in the gardens, which are open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Don’t miss Devon's award-winning Walkers Chocolate Emporium - inside the emporium you can wander through the museum of chocolate, watch a film in the chocolate theatre, see chocolate being made (if you’re lucky), enjoy one of 12 hot chocolate drinks in Café Cocoa, and buy handmade chocolate in the shop.