The Hut Life Hangouts

Places we recommend & things to do

The Chichester Arms

The Hut Life local! Here you’ll find hearty grub and a traditional pub atmosphere. The 15th century thatched inn boasts character and charm, so much so we reckon you’ll find yourself popping in more than just the once!

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Saunton Sands Beach

An idyllically situated beach with three miles of stunning golden sand, playing host to some of the best surf in the country – when the conditions are right!

Stop via Heartbreak hotel in Braunton to grab a coffee and one of their famous doughnuts or park up and have a look around the village and surf shops. You can also head to Braunton Burrows or Crow Point from here if you fancy a walk through one of England’s largest sand dune systems.

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Croyde

Head to Croyde for a day out, the 25 minute drive will take you along the scenic North Devon coast – a view not to be missed!

Once you get to croyde, park up at one of the several car parks and have a look around the surf shops. Grab a pub lunch or pint at The Thatch, head to Baggy Point for a coastal walk or head straight for the beach! If you’re looking for some really great street food post-surf, you can find one of our favourites Biffen’s Kitchen at Ocean Pitch or if your after a dining-in experience before you head back to the hut we couldn’t recommend New Coast Kitchen enough!

If you fancy a day at the beach followed by some really good grub, croyde has to be on your ‘must visit’ list!

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Instow

If you’re looking for a quick stroll along the beach, a bike ride along the tarka trail or somewhere to dine with a beach view instow has it all. This small charming town is just a quick 20 minute drive and if you head to Instow for sunset you won’t be disappointed! You can pick yourself up some picnic food from Johns deli or if your looking to dine with a beautiful view of the beach head to The Boathouse or The instow arms  for some amazing food.  Whatever you do, when you head to Instow don’t miss out on getting yourself a famous Hockings ice cream!

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Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! has a lot to offer for a fun day out. Chill out at the beach or learn to surf, SUP or kitesurf, you can play golf, crazy golf and bowls just to name a few.  You’ll find shops, amusements and a sea pool in the victorian village of Westward Ho! So you really won’t be lost for something to do here. Walk part of the South west coast path where you’ll come across small beaches and a view to Clovelly and beyond. Finish your day off with some food or a drink at the Pier House or visit Morans if your in the mood for some Thai food, if you time it right you might just catch an incredible sunset whilst sipping on your glass of vino! There are so many places to eat in Westward Ho! you’ll be spoilt for choice! Oh and don’t miss your opportunity to grab yourself a Hockings from the ice cream van!

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Woolacombe and Mortehoe

Woolacombe and Mortehoe is one of our favourite places to spend the weekend in the summer. The 3 miles of golden sand and clean waters is suitable for swimmers and surfers alike, you can hire surf boards, kayaks and SUP boards or just chill out on the beach in the sun (here’s hoping anyway). The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from Easter-September. There’s plenty to do in Woolacombe to fill up your day aside from spending it on the beach, head to crazy golf, The Alchemist spa or mooch around the shops. Head to Mortehoe for a walk along the coast and pop to the pub on your return (take your pick). You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to where to eat in Woolacombe, we recommend Gobblebox for some seriously good street food or head to The Porthole for some great grub with a panoramic view of the Atlantic!

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Dog friendly walks

North Devon boast a lifestyle suitable for you and your best (doggy) friend so we thought we’d put together a small guide on some local walks that we love to take Oaken, Frank and Eva on.

Close to Whitemoor farm is Codden hill, this walk will give you a real feel for the rolling hills of the North Devon countryside. At the highest point on a bright day you can see all the way from Exmoor to the sea.

Head inland towards Exmoor and you’ll find a lot of different trails including Wistlandpound, it’s a scenic walk around the reservoir and suitable for pretty much everyone.

Arlington Court  has several walks which will take you through woodlands and nature reserves, you can also stop off at the tea room if you in the mood for a cuppa.

If you’re looking for an easy trail suitable for bikes you can park up at Fremington Quay and walk or cycle to instow and back, this is a lovely track with views of the estuary.

If you like walking with stunning views we have far too many to mention so make sure you do some research and if you find one you love take a picture and share with us on Instagram using #thehutlife

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What to do on a rainy day

We’ve provided a rainy day guide to give you some insight on what’s on offer when the sun isn’t shining.

Let’s start with breakfast! A few minutes in the car to Landkey and you’ll find Willows tea room (Plant-based), it’s totally worth a visit for breakfast- you can grab something to take away if your heading back to the hut. If your ready to set out for the day, Aleafia wellness center in Barnstaple will cook you up some unreal plant based waffles and provides a seriously great vibe, if your feeling it you can grab a massage here or even yoga class! Barnstaple also has a Boston tea party and the Brew House is just on the high street if your craving a great coffee and pastry.

If you need to pick up some shopping, Barnstaple is only a short drive away. When it’s time for a break, visit Artisani for a coffee and some cake (HAVE THE CAKE you won’t regret it!)  If your after something a bit different for lunch that’s full of flavour and local ingredients, check out Block– a personal fave!

North Devon has a farming background, it wouldn’t be right to leave without a trip to a farm shop! Newly opened Fields Farm shop will check off your shopping list with an abundance of local fresh produce!

Looking for something fun to do!? Just a few minutes away from Whitemoor Farm is Norse Hawk, here you’ll find axe throwing and other nordic activities- grab a 10% off discount when you mention The Hut Life! Just up the road you’ll find Portmore golf club, they’ve just upgraded their undercover driving range with new automated power tees, definitely the best in the area and suitable for everyone! You can also head to Air extreme to bounce away your rainy day blues.

Fancy a pamper? Nirvana Salon & Spa offers Hair, beauty & spa treatments with time, post spa-treatment to chill out in their zen ‘relax room’ –book online.

To round the day off nicely you can find places/pubs we recommend to eat at on the hangouts section. – That sounds like a pretty full day to us! Remember if you have questions on what/where to go, just send us a message on Facebook or Instagram – we’re more than happy to help you plan your stay!

 

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