Surrounding Area

Views from Castle Hill in Torrington

Perfect Base for Exploring

Staying at Lane End provides you with a perfect base for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, moorland and beaches.  We can point you in the right direction for whatever you fancy. 

The whole of the South West is accessible for a day trip from Lane End, from the top of Devon right through Cornwall to the tip of Land’s End.

Views from Castle Hill in Great Torrington
Views from Castle Hill in Great Torrington

So much to do!

There is plenty for everyone with birdwatching, fishing, horse riding, golf, surfing and sailing close by and many coastal and country walks to enjoy which will lead you through stunning scenery. The apartments are just 5 miles from the famous fishing village of Clovelly with its cobbled streets and donkey transport. The North Devon Coastal Path will take you through stunning scenery like Hartland Point, the secluded Peppercombe Valley, Bucks Mills and Welcombe Mouth.

The nearest village to us is Bradworthy, whihc boasts a number of shops, garage, doctors surgery, vets and of course a wonderful pub. The village, including the pub, were featured here on Devon Live.

Woolfardisworthy is also nearby, offering a quality shop and post office, along with a highly acclaimed and recommended fish and chip shop and pub, The Farmers Arms.

Nearby Bideford has restaurants and town amenities along with boat trips to Lundy Island, or hire a bike and explore the nearby Tarka Trail. RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Docton Mill and Hartland Abbey are well worth a visit along with many pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Instow and Appledore. The famous surfing beaches at Westward Ho!, Bude, Saunton and Croyde are nearby. For family fun, try the Big Sheep, the Milky Way enjoy a great day of watersports at the North Devon Wake Park or Tamar Lakes.

  • NEAREST BEACHES – our nearest beaches are from as little as 8 miles away at Bucks Mills, Hartland and Westward Ho!
  • NEAREST SHOPS + BEACHES – Bradworthy and Woolsery  are only 4 miles away and offer quality shops and pubs
  • NEAREST SUPERMARKETS – Bideford is 10 miles away where you can find Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons and Tesco.  Waitrose is in Holsworthy.
  • NEAREST TAXI SERVICE – Taxis available from Bradworthy and nearby towns (Bideford, Barnstaple, Bude, Holsworthy)
Postcard map of North Devon and part of Somerset - drawn by M F Peck
Postcard map of North Devon and part of Somerset – drawn by M F Peck

Local Information

We will gradually build the information on things to do here, on our website, but for now you can find out more on the sites below:



Make Bideford your base and you’ll have the best in pubs, music and restaurants to satisfy every palate. This historic harbour town is packed with independent shops, local produce and the picturesque quay, which draws visitors during every season.

Read more “Bideford”



We are exceptionally proud of the history of Clovelly.

Originally the estate was owned by William the Conqueror, King of England, gifted to his wife and then had many royal associations until 1242 when first acquired by the Giffard family. Read more “Clovelly”



A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England.

Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter’s history is rich and long.

Read more “Exeter”


Great Torrington

Great Torrington is a friendly and welcoming town, with good local amenities, independent shops, cafes and regular local markets. Built on the site of an ancient settlement atop an inland cliff with the River Torridge below, the town enjoys spectacular views across rolling hills and unspoilt green countryside.

Read more “Great Torrington”