{"LocationDetails":{"Id":643,"Name":"Chulmleigh","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering Chulmleigh holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you want to experience real Devon in all its thatched glory, then Chulmleigh is about as close as you can get. This pretty little village is dotted with the kind of thatched cottages that grace postcards, and \u0026ndash; most importantly - it\u0026rsquo;s home to the traditional Chulmleigh Old Fair!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Chulmleigh\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you pick up the historic Tarka Line at the railway halt you can venture a little further afield to Exeter or Barnstaple. The Tarka Line runs right through the valleys of Yeo and Taw, and the scenery you\u0026rsquo;ll pass has changed so little over the decades that it\u0026rsquo;s almost like stepping back in time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Eggesford Forest just outside the village, and it\u0026rsquo;s a beautiful patch of woodland that makes just the place for a wander and a picnic. Or, if you\u0026rsquo;re feeling competitive, head to the pitch and putt and show off your skills \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s a great spot to try your hand at golf for the first time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you love nothing more than a long stroll, then hike the Tarka Trail. Following a 180 mile route throughout north Devon, explore the rural landscapes of the local area, including valleys and beaches. You don\u0026rsquo;t need to trek along the whole walk so it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for taking the whole family along. There are lots of signposts and train routes along the way. Therefore, if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy walking the whole way you can hop on and off the train, choosing to explore the parts of Devon you prefer to see. It\u0026rsquo;s a great way to get close to the Devonshire countryside and there are even 21 points along the way that inform you about the history and wildlife along the trail.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChulmleigh Attractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere is a wonderful allure to Chulmleigh and part of that magical vibe is its attractions. There are plenty of things for all the family to see and do while in the area. One of the more unique attractions is the Quince Honey Farm. Open since 1949, its impressive indoor apiary allows you to get up close to bees as they work. You\u0026rsquo;ll also be able to get an insight into how the production of honey takes place. Why not take home a pot of delicious honey from the shop or try the tempting Devon Honey ice cream?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of our top picks for getting up close to wildlife is the North Devon Falconry. You can spend a whole day or half a day hunting with Harris hawks and learning how to handle them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor more active pursuits, take a bike ride on the Braunton to Barnstaple trail. Following the Taw estuary, take a cycle amongst some of the most scenic sites in the area. As well as views of the estuary, you\u0026rsquo;ll discover Barnstaple\u0026rsquo;s historic bridge, St Augustine\u0026rsquo;s Church, or you can follow the route of the Tarka Trail to see some impressive parts of the countryside. If you\u0026rsquo;re taking the Braunton to Barnstaple trail, make sure you stop off at the end at Barnstaple Quayside. It\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to grab a refreshing drink.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"chulmleigh","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Chumleigh_121588.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Devon Falconry","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an idea for an unforgettable experience, spend a whole day hunting with Harris hawks, handle them for yourself and enjoy a swish lunch at a local restaurant. A day package for the North Devon Falconry includes all of the above and more, all under the watchful eye of a falconer. You\u0026rsquo;ll start your day with a brief lesson on how to handle the hawks, before interacting with her as she faces the challenges of hunting before your eyes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose from a half day or a full day experience and then enjoy the once in a lifetime moment when a soaring bird of prey lands on your hand. A day at North Devon Falconry is one you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget, and the Harris hawk is one of the easiest birds to train and handle so it\u0026rsquo;s a suitable experience for all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe experiences can even be adjusted and planned to meet specific needs, so get in touch and let them falconers know what you\u0026rsquo;re after before booking if you\u0026rsquo;re unsure. Children under 16 can take part for half price, so the experiences are popular gifts too. North Devon Falconry also offer experiences with falcons and eagle owls, so the choice is yours.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.0705,"LocationLongitude":-4.07448,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/FALCON.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/chulmleigh/north-devon-falconry","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/FALCON.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hiking The Tarka Trail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Tarka Trail makes use of the disused Tarka Line railway, and follows the north Devon route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book by Henry Williamson. The route rolls on for 180 miles throughout north Devon, and it makes for some great hikes. The Tarka Line from Exeter makes access to the route easy, and many parts of it pick up some of Devon\u0026rsquo;s other walking routes such as the South West Coast Path and Dartmoor Way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe great thing about the Tarka Trail is that it includes every type of Devon landscape, so you\u0026rsquo;re not limited to sticking to the coast, or woodland but can choose from valleys, beaches, moors...pretty much whichever area takes your fancy. The walks also vary hugely in terms of difficulty, so you can take the children or choose yourselves a challenge depending on the type of holiday you\u0026rsquo;re after.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Tarka Trail is well signposted, and there are plenty of parallel bus and train routes so if you prefer your hikes not to be too regimented you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to hop on and off along the way. The trail includes a range of circular walks too, so this is one of the easiest for those who aren\u0026rsquo;t familiar with the area to plan and tackle. Follow the footprints of Tarka the Otter and discover north Devon\u0026rsquo;s impressive scenery, and there are 21 points along the way that tell visitors about the history and local wildlife of the trail.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0814,"LocationLongitude":-4.06986,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/11/family_walking_iStock_000025178729Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/chulmleigh/hiking-the-tarka-trail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/11/family_walking_iStock_000025178729Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Braunton to Barnstaple","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGreat for cycling or as another Barnstaple walk, Braunton to Barnstaple follows the picturesque Taw estuary and links the historic town of Braunton and Barnstaple\u0026rsquo;s bustling quay. This walk starts at the car park which stands at the site of the former train station, from here, walkers or cyclists can pick up the Tarka Trail and follow along the old railway line.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHighlights of this route are far-stretching views of the estuary, a wetland conservation site, St Augustine\u0026rsquo;s Church and Barnstaple\u0026rsquo;s historic long bridge over the Taw. The walk\u0026rsquo;s end at Barnstaple quayside is a great excuse for a drink or lunch while you rest!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1079,"LocationLongitude":-4.16126,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/beach-walker.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/chulmleigh/braunton-to-barnstaple","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/beach-walker.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Quince Honey Farm","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the more unusual Devon attractions,\u0026nbsp;Quince Honey Farm\u0026nbsp;has impressed visitors with its indoor apiary since 1949. The apiary includes completely safe displays of bees that enable visitors to watch them while they work...and trust us, it\u0026#39;s a fascinating sight. Many of the hives are interactive and can be opened with the push of a button, engaging younger visitors to learn more about these fascinating and busy insects.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eQuince Honey Farm offers an insight into the production of honey from the hive to the honey pot, and if the visit gets you in the mood to sample some of the bees\u0026#39; wares there\u0026#39;s even an opportunity to take some home from the shop. 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Hop aboard The Tarka Line to take in some of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt scenery\u0026hellip;this picturesque line runs for 39 blissful between Barnstaple and Exeter.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll chug your way past peaceful countryside, the distinctive red rock that\u0026rsquo;s made the county famous and thatched villages, and if you keep your eyes peeled you may even spot some of the local wildlife. Now, the line may be part of the Tarka Trail \u0026ndash; named in honour of the adventures of Tarka the Otter \u0026ndash; but it\u0026rsquo;s unlikely you\u0026rsquo;ll catch sight of one as they\u0026rsquo;re actually nocturnal. That said, you may well see herons in the river shallows, deer in the forests or even the odd buzzard high above.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Tarka Line started life in 1851 and was lengthened by the North Devon Railway in 1854, and a journey is an experience as much as it is a day out during a stay in the county. If you fancy stretching your legs during the day with a walk, pick up one of the Tarka Line Walks booklets and choose from 44 walks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8877,"LocationLongitude":-3.87481,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/11/boys.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/chulmleigh/the-tarka-line","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/11/boys.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Grove Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;ll start with The Grove Inn\u0026rsquo;s accolades shall we? Well, this picturesque thatched pub comes recommended by Which?, The Good Food Guide, The Good Pub Guide, the AA Pub Guide, CAMRA Good Beer Guide and Alastair Sawday\u0026hellip;so to put it simply it\u0026rsquo;s a foodie\u0026rsquo;s dream!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find the inn in the pretty village of Kings Nympton, and its award-scooping meals and friendly service have gained it a loyal following throughout North Devon. If you want to dine then we\u0026rsquo;d recommend calling ahead to book a table (especially on a Sunday), and it\u0026rsquo;s even home to an impressive collection of more than 60 Single Malts from the whole world over.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy sampling a Country Real Ale then just ask the staff to recommend one from their extensive range, and if you\u0026rsquo;re in the mood for something special they even serve champers by the glass.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a traditional feel to The Grove Inn that makes it a lovely place to take your time over the food, and the menu showcases the local Devon produce throughout the year. 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