Places to see and things to do whilst you’re here…

Situated close to the A361 North Devon Link Road and the M5 makes Thorne Farm the ideal place to explore the county of Devon. Browse our list of places to see and things to do.

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is one of 15 UK National Parks and an International Dark Sky Reserve. Famous for its wild deer and ponies, dramatic coastline and rugged heather moorland.

Dartmoor National Park

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place

Exeter – Cathedral City

A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England.

The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a hugely diverse and beautiful landscape underpinned by incredible geology of global importance.

The South West Coast Path

Take the south coast path along the Juarassic Coast, England’s only natural World Heritage Site or head north to the Atlantic coast to some of the South West’s most wild and beautiful beaches.

Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands is a long straight sandy beach backed by the impressive Braunton Burrows a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular beach with surfers and families due to the long stretch of water.

Tarr Steps

Tarr Steps is a great place to go when looking to explore Exmoor National Park. Visit the ancient clapper bridge and the beautiful wooded valley of the River Barle and its wildlife..

Dunkery Beacon

A wonderful moorland site managed and owned by the National Trust. It has a chain of summits capped with Bronze Age barrows and is Exmoor’s highest point at 1,705ft (519m). 

RHS Rosemoor

RHS rosemoor blends formal &and informal plantings to magical effect. Visit RHS Garden Rosemoor and experience the ever-changing planting: A joy all year round.

Cothay Manor Gardens

The gardens have achieved the highest accolade of two stars in the Good Garden Guide and in June 2018 featured in the Daily Telegraph’s ’20 Best Gardens in Britain’. 

Attractions for all the family…

Crealy Theme Park

Family fun just 40 minutes from Thorne Farm at Devon’s premier park theme featuring Sooty Land!

Puxton Park

An all-weather adventure park with soft play, aerial climbing and slides in 40 acres of countryside with its miniature railway, animal zone and own farm shop

Wildwood Escot

Amazing animals, a magnificent maze, outdoor adventure play, indoor soft play, terrific traversing walls, an authentic Saxon village, and much more

National Trust Devon

15 great properties and gardens to vist within an hours travel  of Thorne Farm Hoilday Cottages.

Exeter Chiefs

Plan your break around a local fixture for Devon’s championship-winning rugby team the Exeter Chiefs – only a 10 minute drive from Brooklands Farm Cottages.

Local Horse Racing

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Weddings and Horse Racing at Thorne Farm