The Area

Sandford is one of Devon’s most beautiful villages. The village itself boasts two lovely pubs. The Rose and Crown is a quintessential Devon village pub. Wholesome pub food, real ales and Cyder all served with a warm welcome. The Lamb Inn is an award winning village pub with an excellent restaurant. It was recently runner-up in Alastair Sawday’  “BEST PUB IN BRITAIN

The local village shop – Sandford Community Stores is owned and run by the community. They stock an extensive range, including a selection of locally sourced produce.

We are based in the heart of Devon, perfectly placed to be within easy reach of every part of Devon including the North and South Devon beaches, the moors, the Cathedral City of Exteter as well as North Cornwall and Somerset.

Within minutes you can be in the larger market town of Crediton. Here you will find a selection of local shops and amenities, including the leisure centre, parks, local shops, Churches and the Museum and Heritage Centre. You can also visit the Farmers Market on the first and third Saturday of the month. Our market was voted the best Farmers Market in Devon in 2014.

Crediton offers a range of fantastic restaurants and pubs. You can dine at the fabulously unique Three Little Pigs, head out for a locally sourced steak at the Old Fire Station, indulge in a Mediterranean feast at Il Casita or at savour the local produce at Cairney’s Bistro.

Family Days Out

Crealy Adventure Park
Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction set in 100 acres of glorious Devon Countryside. With over 60 rides and attractions, including 75,000sq ft of indoor play and over 100 animals,

World of Country Life
Family fun day out, with plenty to do and see. Fun and play for the kids, with a Farm Museum and memory lane Victorian street.

Diggerland
A unique adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers and so much more.

Exmoor Zoo
Lovely medium sized zoo in the middle of scenic Exmoor.

Living Coast – Torquay
An all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more.

Paignton Zoo
With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you’re in for a really wild time – A great day out for the kids and all the family.

Dartmoor Zoo
Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a fantastic collection of animals, Dartmoor Zoo is a unique family day out in the beautiful South Hams of Devon.

Devon Railway Centre
A unique railway experience with the opportunity to ride, drive and control both model and real trains.

The Big Sheep
All-weather family attraction devoted to sheep.

The Waie Inn
Country pub set deep in Devonshire’s heartland just a short distance from Crediton. Large indoor and outdoor play areas.

Lords Meadow Leisure Centre
Featuring two light and attractive swimming pools, air conditioned fitness suite, a free weights area and a team of fitness experts on hand. Recently refurbished and extended, the new, bright gym boasts the latest, state of the art equipment.

Tenpin Bowling
At Tenpin Exeter you will find many arcades, a fully licensed bar, Sky Sports, pool tables and of course, many bowling lanes.

Quad World
Multi award-winning attraction where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK!

House of Marbles
Makers & purveyors of a world famous range of glass marbles, board games, classic toys, puzzles, pastimes & decorative accessories for the home and garden.

Dawlish Warren Beach
“Blue Flag” beach backed by sand dunes and small lakes, a haven for a great variety of wildlife. The Warren beach stretches for miles to reach the Exe estuary in one direction and Dawlish Town in the other.

Cobbaton Combat Collection
Military museum and tourist attraction, this North Devon collection covers mostly World War Two and the years 1939 – 1945, but with exhibits from the Boer War right up to the First Gulf War.

Historical & National Trust

Exeter Cathedral
A magnificent 11th century gothic Cathedral. Located in the centre of the city, there has been a Cathedral on the present site for nearly one thousand years.

Exeter Underground Passages
Discover medieval passageways that stretch under the city’s streets at this visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre. Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument; no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery – RAMM
16 galleries of displays take visitors on a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day and from Exeter all around the world. The busy programme of exhibitions and events means there’s always something new. Free entry means you can call time and again.

Knightshayes Court
Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden with outstanding plant collection.

Killerton House
Fine 18th-century house with costume collection, hillside garden and estate.

Powderham Castle
Six hundred years of history contained within the walls of one of England’s oldest family homes, currently home to the 18th Earl of Devon.

A la Ronde
A Quirky 18th–century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections. The unique sixteen-sided house was built for two spinster cousins in the late 18th century.

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
Tiverton’s own museum of Social, Agricultural, Transport and Local History.

Tiverton Castle
With sections of the building dating back as far as the 1100’s, this historic castle has many interesting things to see.

Castle Drogo
Explore ‘the last castle to be built in England’ as the project to save it from certain ruin continues.

 

Railway, National Parks & Walks

One of Britain’s most scenic railways, the Tarka Line runs for 39 miles between Exeter and Barnstaple, following the gentle river valleys of the Yeo and Taw.

The line has linked North and South Devon since 1854. It is an ideal and picturesque way to visit Barnstaple, capital of North Devon or to reach the great cathedral city of Exeter. Stop off to explore the historic market town of Crediton and rural Eggesford, where the first state forest was planted in 1919.

Once in Barnstaple, the beautiful North Devon coast is a simple bus ride away and the famous Tarka Trail cycle and footpath starts at Barnstaple station.

Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor is breathtakingly beautiful. Its is one of the UKs National Park. Extensive walks and sites of interest.

Exmoor National Park
Stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquillity, Exmoor is truly special.

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