Places to visit
There are plenty of interesting places to visit in the area close to Halsbeer Farm and a few that are a bit further afield. So whether your looking to explore some of the National Trusts great country residences, explore some of the worlds most exotic plants at the eden project or pop to Honiton for the perfect espresso we can point you in the right direction.
Towns & Cities
Honiton is a beautiful town about 30 minutes drive from Halsbeer. Based around one main high street the town has a variety of independent shops including some great cafes. It's perfect for a stroll and nose about and to pick up supplies for your week.
Exeter is the closest city to Halsbeer and will take you less than 30 minutes to get to by car. It's majestic city and has some great old buildings and small streets to explore. The cathedral is well worth a visit and it has a large selection of shops including a John Lewis department store and is home to top chef Michael Caines' ABode restaurant.
The National Trust
The nearby Killerton estate is one of the gems of the National Trust. The 18th-century house originally built for the Acland family in 1778 has been owned by the trust since 1944 and it's estate covers some 6400 acres. On display in the house is a collection of 18th-20th century costumes, originally known as the Paulise de Bush collection, shown in period rooms. The gardens date back to the 1770s and were designed by John Veitch, one of the leading landscape designers of the time. They feature rhododendrons, magnolias, herbaceous borders and rare trees, as well as an ice house and early 19th-century summer house. The surrounding parkland and woods offer a number of circular walks.
Discover Knightshayes, a gothic Victorian mansion set in the heart of the rolling mid Devon countryside. Gargoyles, carvings and the medieval great hall complete with minstrel’s gallery await you at this richly decorated Grade I Victorian house. Outside you can watch the gardeners planting and harvesting fruit and vegetables in the walled Garden that grows organic produce for the stables restaurant and nearby town market. If you fancy taking a walk explore the famous grounds, ablaze with colour in the spring and autumn. From parkland walks, to the colourful formal terraces, elaborate topiary and woodland garden, there is something for everyone.
The Eden Project
The Eden Project is well worth a visit and is closer than you think with great access to the A30 into Cornwall. It is home to two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment.
Visit - www.edenproject.com