Location"Things to do near Goodleigh Cottage"

Goodleigh Cottage is situated in the heart of Goodleigh, a small, countryside village in North Devon. A 10-minute drive from the heart of Barnstaple, Goodleigh is a lovely village with a welcoming pub, The New Inn. Enjoy walks from your door and take in the countryside air before heading further afield to explore. In the bustling market town of Barnstaple you can enjoy theatre trips, nights at the cinema, retail therapy and delicious meals at a range of pubs and restaurants to suit all culinary requirements. The Tarka Trail, which is largely traffic free, passes through Barnstaple and is great for walking your pup or heading out on a bike to Fremington Quay, Instow or Braunton.


Goodleigh is just 25 minutes from the beach at Saunton Sands where surfing, swimming and seaside dining await. The long, golden sands welcome those with paws all year round, as do sections of Woolacombe Beach (35 minutes) and Sandymere (25 minutes). Tread the South West Coast Path for scenic stick chases and breathtaking views; Baggy Point, Lynton and Lynmouth, and Abbotsham Cliffs are great starting points for a hike and are all within a 35-minute drive of your door. Exmoor National Park (20 minutes) is a wonderful place for a hike with wild swimming spots, ponies and panoramic views - make sure to include a cream tea at one of the many tea rooms hidden within the park.

Eating & drinking

The New Inn

Justin and Julia look forward to welcoming you to their small and friendly village free house in rural Goodleigh, North Devon. They specialise in high quality home cooked pub fare, with traditional British favourites offered alongside exotic dishes from further afield.

Pyne Arms

The Pyne Arms is set in the picturesque village of East Down, North Devon on the foothills of Exmoor national park. A family run pub serving good honest and award winning food & drink, in warm and welcoming surroundings.


Squires Fish Restaurant & Take-away is located in the heart of Braunton. Originally established in 1969, the Squire’s family have spent over 50 years establishing a reputation for serving award winning fish and chips.

Outdoor adventuring

Keypitts Offroad Adventured

An activity centre in Ilfracombe, North Devon offering Quad biking, Battlezone Archery, Axe Throwing and 4×4 Land Rover Experience.  Over 20 years as an experienced off road centre offering many different activities through out the year

Tarka Trail Cycle Hire

The Tarka Trail Cycle Hire philosophy is to ensure visitors to the area enjoy one of the most relaxing & tranquil cycling experiences in the UK. And you cannot go wrong with one of the longest and most picturesque cycle trails in the UK following old railway lines and canal routes through woodland, along the coast, and over rivers and streams.

Ilfracombe Sea Safari

Grab your jackets & camera and book one of our award winning safaris or activities for the ultimate boat experience in search of wildlife and adventure!