Relax and unwind in a glorious setting, or experience something far more energetic, there are a wealth of adventures right on your doorstep.
North Devon's beaches are legendary. With easy access to Putsborough, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, and Croyde to name a few, you are spoilt for choice. All offer great surf and all are dog friendly.
Cycling up and over Exmoor isn't for the faint-hearted, it's a proper workout. However with the advent of electric-bikes the unspoilt roads across the moor are more accessible than ever, with hardly a car in sight.
Idyllic fly fishing
If you fancy hooking a wild brownie, sea trout, or even a lucky salmon! ...you may be surprised by the amount of available fishing on the clear water of Exmoor's rivers. Check out our guided fishing weeks in 2019.
Drink in the bar anyone?
With plenty of large and airy rooms, Heasley House is the perfect place for gatherings, birthdays, and memorable family holidays. The bar has always been most people's favourite room, and has recently been refurbished with a 12ft Shuffleboard table, made especially for us by Sean Woolsey from California, USA.
Rest & Relax
Heasley House was once a Georgian Mine Captain's home and as such is generously proportioned with light and airy rooms.
On the ground floor there are two comfortable sitting rooms either side of the main entrance hall, both with large south facing windows and open fireplaces. Further into the building, in what was once the house's dairy, there's a bar with an open fire and across the hall there’s a dining room with a large table that seats up to 20 people.
Explore the Moor
Exmoor is a rugged, windy, and wildly beautiful environment, waiting to be explored. There’s everything from walking along the dramatic South West Coast Path, watching the deer rut in the grey mists of an approaching dawn, horse riding with the sun and wind on your face, or charging through the lanes with your electric bike on 'turbo'.
The avenues of leaning trees criss-cross the moorland, the dramatic cliffs plunging down to the seas, the tiny villages and quirky 'proper' pubs, all lead to a magical landscape that beckons anybody with a sense of adventure.
From a delcious meal at Woods in Dulverton, to a pint of ale with the locals at the Poltimore Inn at Yarde Down, there are untold treasures waiting to be found in the surrounding valleys of Exmoor. The abundant local produce available is of the finest quality in the country, and feeds through all the local restaurants and eateries, from the michelin-starred Masons Arms in Knowstone, to our local cheese shop in South Molton.
Please check out our pub and restaurant guide to all the best places to eat and drink at while staying at Heasley House.
a land of unlimited adventures
We cannot always guarantee perfect sunshine for our guests, but we wouldn't want to either. Devon is best explored in a variety of conditions, with the wind in your hair, and the taste of sea salt never far away from your lips. Whatever the weather, an adventurous spirit will always be rewarded.