The Old Forge B&B
At The Old Forge guests are sure of a warm welcome, a great nights sleep and a hearty breakfast. Delicious 4 course evening meals and breakfasts are carefully prepared using fresh local produce – eggs from their own hens and much of the fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden.
Parts of the building date back to the 14th century, when it was the village blacksmith’s, with Georgian additions. The owners, Julie and Ross , have lovingly restored and renovated to achieve a tasteful and comfortable blend of old features and modern convenience. The accommodation offers king size beds, en suite bathrooms and a cosy lounge with wood burner and a well-stocked bookcase.
Bishops Tawton was once the home of Bishops and the picturesque village church bears testament to many generations of Devonians who made their home in this tranquil corner of the Taw Valley. There are walks by the river Taw or in stunning Exmoor (15 minutes by car) or great cycling along the Tarka Trail. F
or surfers, the fabulous beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are all in easy reach by car and for golfers there is a wide choice of local and championship courses, such as the links course at Saunton Sands. The historic market town of Barnstaple is a 5 minute drive, offering shopping , restaurants, theatre and cinema.
The Pannier Market and Butchers Row are a must for all foodies. The Old Forge is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the peaceful scenery or use as a base to explore the many and varied attractions that North Devon has to offer.
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This page was last updated: 25 January 2012