If your visting Helscott barns there is plenty of places to go and explore. Each of the barns is packed full of information of local destinations for that something unique. A trip to the local farmers market or a treatment at a spa your find leaflets on a selection of great destinations.
Local Towns and Villages to explore
One of the greatest things on holiday is having the time to explore different places, Cornwall and Devon have an abundance of great places to explore whilst your on holiday.
Bideford -About 1 hour north of Bude Bideford is an attractive town on the banks of the Torridge estuary.
Hartland-Hartland Quay and Hartland Abbey are steeped with history a fantastic dramatic coastline and indeed drive down to the old quay with small pub and shop. The Abbey has only recently been opened to the public and with the gardens is a day out in its self.
Kilkhampton – A few minutes north of Bude and the location of Hydeaway, a large village with magnificent church of St James. Kilkhampton Castle, 12thC earthwork, motte and two baileys.
Morwenstow – A few miles north of Bude, your find the Church of St John Baptist which contains the graves of over 40 shipwrecked sailors, buried by the eccentric Parson Hawker, who spent 40 years here serving ‘a mixed multitude of smugglers, wreckers and dissenters.’
Hawkers is best remembered for his poem The Song of the Western Men, with its famous line ‘And shall Trelawney die?’ which has become the Cornish National anthem. Clifftop views and walks.
Supposedly one of the most haunted Public Houses in Britain “The Bush Inn” also dates back to the 11th Century, which can be found off the village green is also worth a visit.
About 40 minutes drive south of Bude, Slate hung houses crowd narrow streets leading to a picturesque harbor on the on the western side of the Camel Estuary North Cornwall. You will also find Rick Steins famous seafood restaurant and fish and chip shop.
Bude - 10 min drive
This Victorian seaside town has all the facilities which you might need for food, shopping, and entertainment. Beautiful beaches and a large selection of cafe’s, pubs.
With ruined but spectacular Tintagel Castle, built in 12th and 13thC by the Earls of Cornwall. Legendary birthplace of King Arthur.
Walks to St Nectan’s Glen and Rocky Valley.
Beaches: nearby Bossiney, Trebarwith Strand.
Renowned and attractive National Trust fishing village with narrow, cliff-hung harbour entrance, small quay and walks through beautiful Valency Valley and St Nectan’s Glen.
Thomas Hardy met his first wife here and based his novel A Pair of Blue Eyes on his experiences in the district. Nearby Beeny Cliff has been featured in the writings of both Hardy and John Betjeman.
Crackington Haven - x miles
Just a couple of minutes south Bude a coastal village with spectacular beach and magnificent 400 ft cliff walks Cornwall’s highest coastal point.
Clovelly - 30 mins drive north along A39
A World famous heritage fishing village. Cobbled street tumbles down between flower-strewn cottages to the harbour.
Travel back in time and find out how little has changed through the ages in this village.
More Info: http://www.clovelly.co.uk/.