The local area has an abundance of attractions and places to visit, too numerous to mention them all, so here we have a selection of them, hoping to include something for everyone.
Close by are the castle towns of Okehampton and Launceston both have various takeaways. There are also a lot of good pubs and restaurants around.
The Cathedral city of Exeter is only about 45 minutes away.
Dartmoor which can be seen easily from the site is only a 10 minute drive away. Bodmin moor and Exmoor are both within easy driving distance.
Go horse riding on the moor at Skaigh Stables Farm, Belstone. see their website at www.skaighstables.co.uk Dartmoor offers riding without parallel! Covering more than 300 square miles, it is England's largest wilderness. Skaigh Stables riding, on the moor, is unrestricted - They ride where there are no metalled roads and hardly any traffic. This is an ideal destination for intrepid and adventurous riders. The scenery varies dramatically, from wild and remote granite tors to gentle purple heather and yellow gorse-covered slopes.
Roadford Lake hosts trout fishing, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, bird watching and a nature trail. The lake its self is only 1 ½ miles away. The water sports centre is the other side of the lake about 4 miles away.
There are golf courses at both Okehampton and Holsworthy.
Trethorne Leisure Park
(with 10 pin bowling open separately until 11pm)
A fun day out for all the family with a bungee run, ball pools, drop slides, virtual climbing wall, pony and shire horse rides, golf and much much more.
Dingles Steam Village only 4 miles away offers the opportunity to view our Industrial Heritage with working and static exhibits of steam engines and vintage machinery. Includes plenty of heritage material and displays and children's play areas.
Tamar Valley Donkey Park . Donkeys, ponies goats, sheep pigs, rabbits and many more for you to feed and pet. Enjoy the new all weather play barn housing 6 indoor play zones. Teddy's tractor paddock, Snubs' Sandy paddock and donkey rides.
Lydford Gorge near Okehampton. Explore the famous gorge starting high above the river, weaving through the woods to the 30m White Lady Waterfall, then follow the series of whirl pools including the Devils Cauldron.
Paignton Zoo nearly 50 miles away but well worth the visit. Set in 80 acres and home to many threatened or endangered animals. Animals at the zoo include elephants, tigers, monkeys, pandas, black rhinos and cheetahs.
Canoe the Tamar. Your journey will take you between the historic quays of Morwellan and Cotehele. Perfect for beginners or families as they use traditional open boats. Safe and stable for any age or agility. Experience the beauty and tranquillity of some of the most amazing scenery around.
Crealy Adventure Park near Exeter . Rides, slides and fun enough to fill your whole day.
Jamaica Inn. Standing proud on Bodmin moor about 20 miles away it houses the finest and most extensive collection of smuggling artefacts in the UK.
Eden Project. The famous bio domes are only 40 miles away and well worth a visit, the new extensive education centre recently being opened.
Dartmoor Gliding Club at Brentor. Experience the thrill of gliding and see all the beauty of Dartmoor.
The beautiful beaches of Bude and Clovelly and local swimming pools at both Okehampton and Tavistock.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan. With gardens and plants to numerous to mention a must for any gardener.
Tapeley Park Gardens and Marwood Hill Gardens both in North Devon . Tapeley Park hosting a series of ornamental terraces and an Italianate garden and Marwood having 3 small lakes and a large bog garden.
The Coteton Fishacre House and gardens owned by the National Trust set in spectacular scenery of the South Devon Coast.
Buckland Abbey found on the edge of the Tavy Valley about 6 miles from Tavistock. Sir Francis Drake brought this magnificent Abbey in 1581. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Arlington Court also owned by the National Trust. Built in 1822 for Colonel John Chichester who's family owned the estate since 1384. In the grounds are the remains of a previous dwelling dating back to the 16th Century. The stables now house the National Trusts large collection of horse drawn carriages and carriage rides can be taken through the 30 acres of informal gardens.
Mullacott Equestrian Centre and Mullacott Quad Adventure Centre North Devon . Home of Trekking, riding lessons, carriage driving and quad biking.
Morwellan Quay, an award-winning, museum and visitor centre based around the historic port and mine workings on the River Tamar. Costumed staff welcome visitors to the restored port and help to transport you back to the bustling 1860s when heaps of gleaming copper ore filled the quays and a forest of ships' masts lined the river.
The Granite Way , an 18km cycle/walk way from Okehampton to Lydford with a large part of it being traffic free, through beautiful country side. It is part of the National Cycle Route 27.
For those looking for a special night out there is Jethro's restaurant about 4 miles away at Lewdown.