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Local Places of Interest

Northlew Village

The Old Barn is located a short distance outside of the charming village of Northlew [Northlew - Wikipedia] which boasts pub, shop, post office, village hall and snooker club.

  • Green Dragon Pub [ The Green Dragon Northlew - Home | Facebook] – local ales, dog friendly, eat in/take away food and a really friendly atmosphere. 15-20 mins walk from the Old Barn.
  • Northlew Stores – Local shop and Community Interest Company; great for all your essentials and local produce.
  • Local walks – with one public footpath starting at the end of our road, there are a multitude of peaceful local walks…links

Dartmoor National Park

[Home | Dartmoor] – needs little to no introductions; its seemingly unlimited walks across wild moorlands, through deep river valleys and the stunning Meldon reservoir teeming with history and wildlife are a short drive away.

If you are going to spend some time exploring off the beaten track, please read the Dartmoor National Site planning advice to ensure you stay safe: Safety advice for outdoor activities | Dartmoor

Meldon Reservoir

[Meldon Reservoir on Dartmoor (visitdartmoor.co.uk)] is a 15 minute drive away from the Old Barn and a must visit that all our guests love.


[Visit Okehampton the gateway to Dartmoor in Devon] is a short 15 minute drive from the Old Barn. This is where you will find your nearest major supermarkets (Co-op, Waitrose and Lidl), a wide variety of shops, from local independent boutiques, loads of lovely café’s to Pharmacy, Opticians and Garages. And it’s very own Cinema [Merlin Cinemas - Homepage]!


10 minute drive to Local Co-op, chippy, petrol and pubs and you'll go past a great local butcher on the way for your BBQ supplies and local veg.

Roadford Lake

[Roadford Lake | South West Lakes Trust (swlakestrust.org.uk)] is a short 15 minute (seeing the pattern here) from the Old barn. Watersports hire/instruction, café, walks, cycling, fishing it’s easy to fill days here.


nearest beaches are Bude (20 mins)


45 minute drive….get a link in


7 miles from the Cornish border and, you guessed it, 15 minutes from the A30 make for a multitude of options for a day out in Cornwall.

Attractions include:

Other Places of interest

  • Newquay – 1hr10mins
  • Truro – 1hr20mins
  • Lands End – 2hrs