South West Exmoor in North Devon

Molland, North and South Molton, Yeo Valley, Umberleigh

 
Molland is a small, quiet village on the southern edge of Exmoor, with an Inn, a shop and a church.  The church is mainly 15th century and is unusual because it has 'escaped' restoration by the Victorians.  The furnishings are mainly Georgian and the pews are high sided 'horse box' affairs.  In 1804 the infamous hunting Parson Froude became vicar of Molland and Knowstone.  He had a reputation as a tyrant and is said to have retained a private army of tenant farmers, grooms etc. for terrorising his enemies.
The London Inn is next to the church.  A 15th century former coaching Inn, this fine, small country hostelry retains its rustic charm; open log fires, inglenooks and beamed ceilings.  Good ale straight from the barrel, fresh-cooked food and B&B accommodation are available.  There is a legend that during the days of John Knight, (see Simonsbath) a gang of his miners who,  happily drinking a weeks wages away,  were driven out of the London Inn by their angry wives who had marched from Simonsbath!


Molland has a community website : www.devon.gov.uk/localstudies/110605/1.html
    


The London Inn,  Molland

Accommodation in South West Exmoor area


Chancery House  B&B at Molland Cross
Chancery House stands on the SW edge of Exmoor, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Situated just minutes from the N.Devon link road, it is ideally placed for those wishing to combine trips across the moor or to the beaches, with visits to the local towns and attractions to the south.
4 en-suite rooms including family room. No pets. Open all year.
The Old Mill House  Holiday Cottage in Umberleigh
Once a working mill, now beautifully converted into a detached riverside cottage, retaining some of the original features. It enjoys a peaceful, secluded location, 200 yards from the River Taw on the edge of the village of Umberleigh, in the beautiful Taw Valley. Sleeps 6.
Large double aspect sitting room overlooking the large garden, with a wood burner in the alcove for cosy evenings beside the fire. Large enclosed garden with patio area complete with garden furniture and a gas barbeque.  Private fly fishing available.
Sannacot Cottage   Self catering holiday cottage   North Molton 
Charming small cottage, beautifully furnished and in delightful setting with stunning views of Exmoor. Excellently equipped kitchen - large sitting/ dining area - 1 twin - 1 double both ensuite - garden. 
Close to the village of North Molton with excellent village shop and pub - 4m to market town of South Molton - this is a wonderful base from which to explore walk or ride on Exmoor and within easy reach of the beautiful North Devon coast and numerous well known gardens.
Yeo Valley Holiday Park    Camping, Tourers,  rent-a-tent Eurotents
Yeo Valley Holiday Park is situated in a beautiful secluded valley just south of Exmoor National Park, Devon. 
This small, family-run park is open all year. We welcome touring caravans, motor homes and tents, and also offer holiday cottages and rent-a-tent eurotents. 
This forgotten valley off the beaten tourist track is perfect either if you simply want to relax, or if you prefer to try some of the numerous outdoor activities available in the area. 
Facilities include, small shop, laundry room, heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and a small fishing lake.
Yeo Valley Holiday Park   Self Catering Cottages
Yeo Valley Holiday Park is situated in a beautiful secluded valley just south of Exmoor National Park, Devon. 
This small, family-run park is open all year. We welcome touring caravans, motor homes and tents, and also offer holiday cottages and rent-a-tent eurotents. 
This forgotten valley off the beaten tourist track is perfect either if you simply want to relax, or if you prefer to try some of the numerous outdoor activities available in the area. 
Facilities include, small shop, laundry room, heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and a small fishing lake.
West Down Guest House    Atherington, nr Umberleigh
Relax, unwind and enjoy our excellent accommodation and AA award winning food. Wake up to birds singing and great country breakfasts. Sleep soundly after a wonderful four course dinner with aperitif and wine watching stunning sun sets. Stroll in large gardens and grounds set in 30 tranquil acres on the edge of Exmoor, ideally situated for touring. Well equipped spacious en-suite rooms - wheelchair accessible, wet/rooms available.  AA
Little Knowle Farm   Self Catering Holiday Cottages    Umberleigh
High quality 4 star self catering holiday accommodation - warm and well equipped
One holiday cottage is ideal for disabled - category 2 wheelchair access.
Within easy reach of Barnstaple, Exmoor and the North Devon coast.
Incredibly peaceful with private ancient woodland.   Rare breeds and friendly farm animals.
Well equipped gym and fitness room.
Exmoor Riverside Caravan Site   South Molton
Riverside Caravan & Camping Park is a beautiful family owned park nestled on the Foothills of Exmoor. It is situated near the market town of South Molton in 70 acres of flat meadow and woodland. You will receive a friendly welcome from our resident warden. The Park is an ideal base to explore moors and beaches, two ideal locations are Croyde and Woolacombe Beach. The site has direct access to a footpath leading through a spectactular wooded valley and the river Mole, to the old mining village of North Molton. 
The park is close to the famous Tarka trail, this is very popular with families for both cycling and walking.
VisitBritain 4 Stars.  AA 4 Pennants.

Places to eat in North Molton, Molland, Yeo Valley


The Black Cock Inn     Yeo Valley
A traditional stone-built Inn on the edge of Exmoor. Situated off the A361 North Devon Link road, just outside Molland in a quiet primrose-covered valley, it is the ideal place to relax, try a local ale and enjoy some home-cooked food. The non-smoking dining room and childrens'/games room makes it ideal for families. Eating outside in the large beer garden is a delightful way to make the most of the peaceful summer evenings. A heated indoor swimming pool along with a games room is available from May to
September for our visitors. Accommodation is available in the form of two self catered holiday cottages behind the inn or camping and caravanning in the adjacent Yeo valley Holiday Park.

Public Transport for Molland and the Yeo Valley


Buses
 

THE BEST bus map linked to timetables is at the Devon CC website here - www.devon.gov.uk
 
307 Barnstaple/South Molton/Bampton
657 South Molton/North Molton/Brayford/Goodleigh/Barnstaple
696 East Anstey/Oldways End/Yeo Mill/Molland/Bishops Nympton/South Molton
856 South Molton/North Molton

Timetables & all public transport services/route planning can be accessed here: www.travelinesw.com


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