Things to do

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Indoor games room

Our games room is popular with our younger (and older) guests. Equipped with a Nintendo Wii, table tennis table, pool table, darts board and toys for smaller children it’s a wet weather option.

We work with a number of partners to offer activities to make your stay at Eggesford Barton special and memorable:

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery or Laser Shooting

A great way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and have some fun! To find out more visit

Health and Beauty treatments

My Personal SanctuaryMy Personal Sanctuary specialises in scrumptious eco-friendly organic treatments for you & your family & friends during your stay.  Our personalised service means we can accommodate & make everyone feel special & comfortable in their surroundings. To find out more visit


Things to do and days out


Situated on the 180-mile long Tarka Trail, Eggesford Barton offers a number of beautiful walks on trails and footpaths to Eggesford & Heywood Forest, where you can see the ancient Mott & Bailey. The area by the River Taw is unspoilt and an ideal place to watch the wildlife such as Kingfishers and Otters. Local maps are available to help you plan your route. Mountain biking is also popular in Eggesford Forest.


It’s a pleasant stroll through the woodland and pastureland to the River Taw, where 800 metres of river frontage awaits guests, and you might catch a salmon or trout if you are lucky. Guests are requested to bring their own tackle and we suggest you bring waders to get to the best pools.

Horse Riding

The surrounding forests offer wonderful horse-riding country. Local stables offer hacking at very reasonable rates.


The wonderful beaches of North Devon are within an hour’s drive of Eggesford. Saunton Sands (National trust beach where dog walking is allowed all year through), Woolacombe and Croyde offer some of the best surfing in the country.


Don’t miss the Pannier market in Barnstaple and the special kind of welcome this historic capital of North Devon has to offer.

Dartmoor & Exmoor

Eggesford lies between the two moors and both may be reached within the hour. Walkers dreams, these two areas of outstanding natural beauty are a must if you’re in the region.

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