Secluded yet accessible, Luggs Barn and Burleyhayes Barn are an ideal base for exploring the West Country. The network of footpaths on our doorstep provide unlimited opportunity for a leisurely stroll or a more bracing hike!
Take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the landmark Wellington Monument, only 2.5 miles from Luggs. Sheppy’s Cider on the Taunton road has a rural life museum, orchard trails and a shop selling award winning ciders as well as a cafe. Coldharbour Woollen Mill at Uffculme hosts regular Steam Days which will fascinate children and adults alike.
The C15th Culmstock Beacon is an extraordinary local landmark and a favourite spot for picnics, dog walking or just setting the world to rights on a long walk with friends.
Bike Trails & Routes
Many visitors bring their bikes and there are plenty of routes to suit all energy levels along the quiet country lanes. Bikes are available for hire in the area (try www.easybikedays.com or www.abbotshoodcyclehire.co.uk) and VisitDevon.co.uk has some good route suggestions.
The Strand Stores, Culmstock
The Strand Stores in Culmstock has an excellent café with wonderful homemade food and provides the ideal pitstop during a walk along the pretty river Culm.
Hemyock has a post office and store and a Spar, both of which carry a wide range of essentials. Honiton, the antiques centre of the West Country and renowned for its lace-making, is only 11 miles away and has a street market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The frequent farmers’ markets in all local towns are of course extremely well supported. The pretty towns of Sherborne, Topsham and Dartmouth are also popular destinations, while Axminster, the home of River Cottage, is just 30 minutes away.
Closest towns to Luggs Barn
Taunton and Exeter offer extensive shopping and leisure facilities, and Wellington (4 miles) has a selection of charming independent stores as well as banks and supermarkets including Waitrose. Wellington also boasts The Wellesley, an independent, old-fashioned cinema which stages the town’s annual New Year pantomime as well as showing the latest films.
Ready Meals & Caterers
All the major supermarkets deliver to Luggs Barn and Burleyhayes Barn.
Ruth Furmage at Twisted Willow offers excellent catering, from small buffets to grand feasts. 01803 601145 or www.twistedwillowcatering.co.uk
The Two French Chefs
The Two French Chefs offer an exceptional dining experience for all occasions. Contact 07973 294708 or 01823 662187 or www.thetwofrenchchefs.co.uk