Local Area

Stowford Village

What's nearby?

Stowford Village is located close to Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Barnstaple and Braunton, also offering quick road access to the glorious beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde.

Nearby is the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park – wild, open moorland, deep river valleys, wooded gorges and the rugged appeal of Valley of the Rocks. Lynmouth – England’s ‘Little Switzerland’ – is less than half an hour away providing some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the British Isles. Elsewhere along this coastal fringe you will find magnificent cliff headlands, sheltered coves, picturesque harbours and stretches of golden, sandy surfing beaches.

For families there are a whole host of family attractions nearby to keep everyone amused on rainy or sunny days.


Here are a few of the places which are definitely worth a visit:

  • Exmoor National Park - Wild, open moorland and deep wooded gorges
  • Lynton and Lynmouth - England’s Little Switzerland and the Valley of the Rocks
  • Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton - Long stretches of golden sandy surfing beaches
  • Damien Hirst's Verity - Situated in the picturesque harbour in Ilfracombe.
  • Clovelly - One of the worlds most unique villages. Picturesque cobbled streets leading down to 14th century harbour
  • Lundy Island - North Devon's own Atlantic Island
  • Affinity Devon - Outlet shopping and children's play area.
  • Tunnels Beaches – A fascinating place to visit for the whole family

For fun family days out we'd recommend a visit to:

  • Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park - A must for dinosaur or wildlife loving kids and adults. With a huge, themed indoor soft play area!
  • Quince Honey Farm - Come and see the bees at this fascinating attraction. Fun for all the family!
  • The Milky Way - Attractions to suit all ages, whatever the weather. With over 110,000 sq ft of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way theme park is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon!
  • Watermouth Castle - A Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens.
  • The Big Sheep - A great day out for the whole family - rides, shows, animals, huge indoor soft play and North Devon's biggest rollercoaster now open!
  • Junglaroo - North Devon's largest indoor soft play centre - located in Barnstaple.