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We are located on the B3137, halfway between the villages of Alswear and Meshaw, about 4 miles south of South Molton. If you are driving, you will most likely leave the M5 at Junction 27 (Tiverton), and take the A361 (known locally as the 'Link Road') towards Barnstaple. Turn off left at the Moortown Rest Area (about 16 miles from the M5), sign posted Rose Ash and Bishops Nympton. After the rest area, take the first left, signposted Meshaw. At the second crossroads ( past the microwave tower) turn right onto the B3137. We are located about 1 mile and a half past the village of Meshaw; look out for a large stone wall on the right hand side of the road, shortly after the turning for a caravan site. PLEASE NOTE, we are 1/4 mile SOUTH of spot shown on GPS, Google, Multimap, etc. if you enter postcode, and we are ON, not off the B3137. Link to Google Map.
For those of you into map reading, use the OS Landranger Map 180. Our Grid Reference is SS 741207.
There are 9 buses a day each way between Tiverton and South Molton (and on to Barnstaple) which go by our front door, so it is easy to get out and about without a car once you are here. Most of the buses go onto Exeter from Tiverton. Connections can be made to other towns and attractions in the area.
If you want to leave the car at home, the nearest mainline train station is at Tiverton Parkway (but see below), and there are 3 coaches a day between London and South Molton (4 in summer), and one a day to and from Bristol and the midlands. For schedules, contact Railtrack Travel Timetable or National Express, for coaches from London Victoria and the Midlands.
The first coach from London (12:30) will just connect with a local bus at South Molton - or we can arrange to meet you. (There is an earlier coach in the summer) Coming by rail to Tiverton Parkway, a local bus can be taken into Tiverton, and then the local bus which will stop at our door. The last bus connections to get to us before dinner leaves Tiverton Parkway at 16:42, connecting with a 18:05 bus at Tiverton bus station. If you do decide to take the bus from Tiverton, buy a ticket for Alswear. We are about a mile and a half past Meshaw, on the right. Just past a turning for a caravan site, look out for a large stone wall. If you let us know which one you'll be on, we cas stop the bus our front gate!
However, if you prefer to come all the way by train, you should change at Exeter St Davids for the Tarka Line (towards Barnstaple), and get off at Eggesford - where we could arrange transport. At the moment, because of increased family comittments, we can not always guarantee to pick you up - and there is no other way from Eggesford except by a very expensive taxi ride, so - -
Please contact us before you book your journey, and note that 2 single rail tickets are often cheaper than a return!
If you wish to check the local timetables -
Updated February 2014