Things to do
Lying in the heart of North Devon countryside, Glebe Cottage is only a short drive from the historic coastal towns of Barnstaple and Bideford with beaches. Plenty of family friendly attractions for you to enjoy.
Tarka Pottery & Ceramics Studio
Make sure you fit in a visit and take a look here for inspiration!
On site at Glebe Farm we have a great menu of activities for anyone interested pottery. Whether your're a beginner or have some experience with clay, you can choose from our menu of experiences and classes.
The range of activities start from pottery painting through to spending a couple of days with tuition and plenty of help. You can take the opportunity to do your own Pottery Throwdown or to enjoy a couple of hours hand building using natural objects such as leaves or shells to create a bowl, mug or character for yourself. We have tons of ideas to inspire you.
Open Tuesday - Saturday by appointment, Sundays by arrangement for 2 day weekend pottery courses.
Great fun for all ages whatever the weather.
Explore North Devon
Nearly 70 years ago, the novelist Henry Williamson drew on his intimate knowledge of the beautiful north Devon countryside to provide the setting for one of the best-loved of all nature stories, 'Tarka the Otter'. The Torridge valley, with its intimate wooded banks, was Tarka's home territory. The Tarka Trail, over 180 miles in length, takes a looping route through North and Mid Devon, from the rugged Atlantic Coast, the Estuaries of the Two Rivers of Tarka the Otter fame, the Rivers Taw and Torridge through rural Devon Countryside onto the Northern Slopes of Dartmoor, and the source of the River Taw.
To arrange cycle hire and collection at the Puffing Billy ready for your day on the Trail, contact Torridge Cycle Hire, Station Yard, Torrington, tel: 01805 622633
North Devon's Beaches
Seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches with extraordinary dune systems make North Devon's coastline one of the finest in the world. And don't miss Clovelly, the traditional fishing village that time forgot where deliveries are still made by donkey and you can enjoy fresh crab and other delicacies straight from the quay. For complete information on North Devon's Beaches and much, much more, visit: www.northdevon.com
The Gnome Reserve will rejuvenate you - and the children will love it! Or try The Milky Way Adventure Park, North Devon's greatest adventure with lots of things to do, or visit The Big Sheep for rides, live shows, laser paintball, sheep racing, and lots of animals to meet and get close to. Atlantic Village in nearby Bideford has a unique blend of over thirty-five outlet shops, with a nautically-themed adventure playground for the children and coffee shops and cafes for Mums and Dads to relax. Quince Honey Farm was founded in 1949 and set in the traditional market town of South Molton, Quince Honey Farm has grown over the years until today it is the largest honey farm in the country. Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside just 2 miles from Glebe Cottage, RHS Garden Rosemoor has now come of age as a garden of national importance. The hand-blown glass made in Great Torrington is famous throughout the world, and the Dartington Crystal factory tour and shop is open for most of the year. Art lovers will enjoy the peaceful and magical surroundings at Broomhill art hotel and sculpture gardens.
For more essential information on Torrington visit: www.great-torrington.com and www.thisistorrington.com