Bed and Breakfast at Holbeton, near Plymouth

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA

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The Ivy Barn is nestled in beautiful South Hams, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal en-suite B&B holiday accommodation near Dartmoor, also close to the South West Coast Path www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/
With beaches around every corner of South Devon there is lots to explore and enjoy.
Mothecombe beach is situated approximately 2 miles from The Ivy Barn. It is suitable for swimming and surfing. Dogs are only allowed on the beach between October and March. There is a car park and the beach is accessed via a wooded path.

Coastguards Beach is down a paved path from the same car park as Mothecombe Beach. It is an ideal place to kayak and paddle board. Dogs are allowed all year round on this beach and the beach is a fantastic place to take your dog at Low tide. Between High Tides you can walk between the two beaches among the rock pools.

We display the Low Tide times for these beaches in the Breakfast room each morning.

The Famous School House Restaurant sits in the car park for the beaches.

Bantham Beach is approximately 9 miles away and is a large flat sandy beach ideal for surfing, good rocks for rock pooling, sand dunes and a large car park. Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from 1st May to 30th September.

Bigbury on Sea is 10 miles away where you can visit Burgh Island either walking over the sand at low tide or taking the Sea tractor when the tide is in.

Holbeton village and the surrounding area and beaches were settings for the films Sense and Sensibility, Rebecca, International Velvet and more recently My Cousin Rachel and the series Hornblower and the BBC TV series The Coroner. f you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01752 830484 and speak to Nicky and Rik or email us on [email protected]

LOCAL EVENTS. local beaches


LOCAL EVENTS. Rippling Water under Bridge

THINGS TO DO

The Ivy Barn is situated in a delightful unspoilt area and is an ideal spot for nature lovers.
The nearby South West Coastal Path offers fantastic sea views and is much loved by walkers, bird watchers, artists and photographers. For information on walking the South West Coast please see www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk

The Dartmoor National Park has a dramatic landscape from the magnificent granite tors to the steep wooded river valleys, heather covered moorland to the tucked away villages and hamlets. If you are seeking tranquility or in contrast the activities of walking, cycling, canoeing, climbing or horse riding then Dartmoor National Park is the place for you.

The City of Plymouth is 9 miles away from The Ivy Barn . Plymouth Hoe is well worth a visit for the dramatic coastline views . Take a walk along the sea front, then sit down and relax with a Devonshire cream tea, lunch or dinner whilst watching the ships sail in.

Plymouth has an interesting and extensive history, and there are many sites to visit including the site where the Plymouth Fathers departed for the New World in 1620 in the Mayflower.

Plymouth has a number of Marina's with incredible views, some of which, such as the Barbican area offer a variety of eating places with a cosmopolitan café culture. The Barbican is also the home to The National Marine Aquarium.

Plymouth is an area of arts and culture with the popular Theatre Royal Plymouth and the city also hosts a number of exhibitions and events. The city is home to Beryl Cook, the artist whose work featured comical images of people whom she encountered in her everyday life and the infamous painter Robert Lenkiewicz whose work still exists on the walls of buildings within The Barbican.

Some interesting facts about Plymouth:
  • Plymouth Original Strength Gin has been distilled at England’s oldest working distillery, Black Friars on Plymouth’s historic Barbican since 1793. Why not take a visit to the Gin Distillery.
  • The original Eddystone Lighthouse (1698 - 1703) was the first offshore lighthouse in the world and constructed of wood. The third Eddystone Lighthouse (Smeaton's Tower) was re-erected on Plymouth Hoe in 1882 and is worth a visit. The fourth Eddystone Lighthouse is still in use and can be seen with the naked eye on a clear day whilst walking along the Coastal Path towards Noss Mayo.
  • Captain Cook left Plymouth on the Endeavour in 1768 on his first voyage.
  • Napoleon left Plymouth on the Bellepheron in 1815 on his way to exile in St. Helena.



  • LOCAL EVENTS. Plymouth



    LOCAL EVENTS. Milmay COlours pub

    HOLBETON PUBS AND EATING OUT

    Eating Out:

    Please note that The Mildmay Colours Inn is currently closed.
    The Dartmoor Union has a modern wine bar type feel. They have a traditional pub menu. Guests love the pizza's. Please check direct with the pub for confirmation of opening and food times and for bookings: 01752 830346

    The School House is a Sea Food Restaurant at Mothecombe. Created by the team behind The Beach House at South Milton Sands. This is a very popular venue and it is better to book in advance for evening meals there. Check their opening times by calling direct on 01752 830522.

    Our guests have recommended the following places to eat outside the village:
    The White Hart Modbury - 01548 831561 Not open on Mondays.
    The Modbury Inn Modbury - 01548 831230
    The First and Last Bistro Ermington- 01548 830671 Not open on Monday or Tuesday.
    The Swan Inn Noss Mayo - 01752 873115 Dog friendly. Kitchen closed Sunday evening Monday and Tuesday
    The Ship Inn Noss Mayo - 01752 872387
    Rose & Crown Yealmpton - 01752 880223
    The Victoria Inn Salcombe - 01548 842604




    LOCAL EVENTS. Walkers 225

    ACTIVITIES

    WALKING

    If you like walking then this is the place for you as there are walks to appeal to every level. The Coastal Path is beautiful all year round. Unlike many places we do not have a minimum number of nights stay (other than the busy seasonal period) as we appreciate walkers may stay for one night before carrying on with the Coastal walk the next day.

    Alternatively you may wish to stay at The Ivy Barn longer and explore the area returning to the bed and breakfast in the evening. As you may not be able to cross the River Erme due to the low tide times we offer a pick up and drop off service at Mothecombe Beach and across the Erme at Wonwell Beach. Advance booking is required and we would ask that you do this when booking the accommodation.


    A great tip for those walking from Plymouth - there is a fabulous cafe at The Yacht Haven Quay PL9 7HJ Plymouth. You can find out more about the café on their Facebook page under The Mess Room @ yacht Haven Quay.

    Further, heading away from Plymouth once you reach Mothecombe Beach there is the café/restaurant called The School House at the top of the hill. A great place to stop off for a break before reaching The Ivy Barn.

    The Dartmoor National Park is a 30 minute drive away where there are plenty of beautiful areas to explore and lovely villages with quaint village pubs or tea rooms.

    We provide a walkers lunch if ordered in advance should you become peckish on your walk.

    For further information about the Coastal Path www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/




    For legal reasons we can not provide any recommendations but provide a list of contacts below.
    STAND UP BOARDING/PADDLE BOARDING AND KAYAKING
    The River Erme at Coastguards Beach is a popular destination for paddle boarders and kayakers. Reactive Watersports at Plymouth can be seen regularly at the River Erme. Contact them direct for further information.
    Paddleboarding
    Paddle Boarding is also popular at Bigbury Beach.Discovery Surf School is popular with locals and tourists. Contact Discovery Surf School for more information. The surf school sometimes has yoga sessions before a paddle board session as this helps with the muscles you use whilst paddle boarding.

    SURFING
    Surfing is popular at Mothecombe Beach and Bigbury Beach.
    Surfing

    CYCLING
    Enjoy the challenge of the South Devon Hills along the Coastal Path or in The Dartmoor National Park

    Contacts for cycle hire, advice and routes:
    Dartmoor Electrical bicycles 01364 631292/07980632158 www.electricalbicyles.co.uk
    Alltraz' Cycle Scene: 01752 863553
    Devon Cycle Hire: 01837 861141

    LLAMA WALKS
    Why not try guided Alpaca and Llamas on Dartmoor. Walks are all year round subject to weather. Walks do need to be booked in advance.
    Llama Walks

    THEME PARKS AND ADVENTURES
    Dartmoor Zoological Park:(the real zoo behind "We Bought a Zoo") DZP
    Dartmoor Safaris: www.dartmoorsafaris.co.uk
    The National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth: www.national-aquarium.co.uk
    Paignton Zoo: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/
    Plymouth Ski Slope and Snowboarding Centre Plymouth PL6 8LW- 01752 600220
    Plymouth Ice Skating Rink Plymouth PL1 3LF- 0845 1461460



    HORSE RIDING
    CLICK HERE for Fitzworthy Equestrian Centre

    SAILING AND FISHING
    [email protected]

    GOLFING

    Our three closest golf course are:
    Bigbury: 01548 810557 or 810412
    The Boringdon Park Golf Club : 01752 339113 -www.boringdonpark.com
    Thurlestone: 01548 560405



    PLACES TO VISIT

    We have visited the following places since we moved into the Ivy Barn and you may also be interested in visiting these places:
    DZP The REAL We Bought A Zoo, zoo!
    Haytor
    Widecombe in the Moor
    Totnes
    Dartmouth
    Kingsbridge
    Plymouth Hoe





    WHAT'S ON IN THE AREA

    Holbefest: Fun and Music for the family
    Saturday 22nd June 2019

    Holbeton Film Club: The Victoria Inn
    Friday 12th April The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)
    Saturday 11th May Book Club (12A)
    Friday 14th June Phantom Thread (15)
    Saturday 13th July First Man (PG)
    Friday 9th August The Greatest Showman (PG)

    Holbeton Players:
    The Holbeton Players will be putting on a play in the summer-details to be confirmed.

    Other dates for Holbeton:
    March
    Saturday 30th March Jumble sale for the Bell Restoration Project at the Village Hall
    Saturday 30th March Local Choir Girls Night Out & Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir at the Modbury Memorial Hall Spring Concert
    April
    Thursday 4th April Easter Egg bingo Village Hall
    Friday 5th April Holbeton Collective playing at the Dartmoor Union
    Saturday 6th April Songwriters Circle 8pm – 10:30 pm Holbeton Village Hall
    Monday 8th April Holbeton Lunch and Social club
    Friday 12th April Film Club -The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
    Saturday 13th April Holbeton Hikers walk
    Sunday 14th April Mothecombe Gardens Open day 11-5pm
    Saturday 27th April Holbeton Hikers walk
    May
    Saturday 5th May Mothecombe Garden Open Day 2pm to 5pm
    Saturday 11th May Holbeton Film Club at the Village Hall Book Club (12A)
    Friday 17th May Twinning Pop Arabian night Reading Rooms
    June
    Friday 14th June Holbeton Film Club Phantom Thread (15)
    Sunday 16th June South Hams Choir summer concert Mothecombe gardens
    Saturday 22nd June HOLBEFEST
    July
    Saturday 13th July Holbeton Film Club at The Village Hall First Man (PG)
    August
    Saturday 3rd August Holbeton's 90th Annual Garden Society Show
    Friday 9th August Holbeton Film Club at The Village Hall The Greatest Showman (PG)
    September
    Saturday 7th September Cream Teas at Battisborough House
    Friday 27th September Macmillan Coffee Morning.


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