Weatherstone House: My Top 5 Devon Experiences

Embark on a coastal adventure at Weatherstone House in Devon, where the picturesque surroundings and array of activities make for an unforgettable getaway. Here are our top five exhilarating experiences to indulge in during your stay, ensuring a truly memorable coastal activity base.


Weatherstone house is located in Croyde, one of north Devon’s prettiest villages, beside the world famous Croyde beach. This year, eighteen miles of the coastline here was named the UK’s first ‘surfing reserve’ as it offers outstanding surf and multiple iconic breaks.  With four luxurious and comfortable bedrooms, including a fun ‘pirate’ bunk room, Weatherstone House sleeps ten and is the perfect base for a family surf holiday. Contact Croyde Surf Academy or Walking on Waves to book lessons and hire equipment.


The Croyde Ocean Triathalon is considered by many the ultimate triathlon – both ‘stunning and savage’.  Consisting of a 1.5km ocean swim, followed by a 38km road cycle and 12km off-road run, this challenging triathlon takes in some incredible sea views and is renowned for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It is a fantastic course devised by local athletes to give you fabulous views of three bays: Putsborough, Saunton and Croyde and is 2km longer than a standard Olympic distance triathlon. If you feel ready to take on the challenge then Weatherstone House has still availability for the 2023 weekend of of July 1st and 2nd.  After competing you can rest in Weatherstone House‘s cosy living room and help yourself to a treat from the bespoke bar.


For those looking for a gentler pace, the surrounding countryside is full of beautiful coastal walks: Perfect if you have a dog (or children!) to exercise. The rugged headland at Baggy Point is our personal favourite, owned by the National Trust; it has indescribably beautiful coastal, sea and farmland views and it’s also an excellent place to see wildflowers and to enjoy a spot of birdwatching. The area is also a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geological features so there is lots to see. Please note that Weatherstone House welcomes up to two well-behaved small to medium dogs per booking.


There are a myriad of fabulous restaurants, cafes and pubs to eat in the neighbourhood, most of them easily walkable from Weatherstone House. One of our current favourites is the Michelin starred Noel Corston. Do book well in advance – it only has 8 seats but is one of the UK’s most exciting dining experiences, so prepare to be blown away.  New Coast Kitchen in Croyde is perfect for family lunches and suppers, and their lunchtime ‘small plates’ menu is simply delicious.  Or if all the activities have tired you out why not just chill out in Weatherstone House‘s garden and make use of the top-of-the-range pizza oven, Green Egg BBQ and hot tub!


On many a cyclists’ bucket list is the incredible Tarka Trail. Inspired by the route taken by Tarka the  otter, this figure-of-eight, 180 mile trail traverses unspoilt countryside and dramatic sea cliffs and is the longest continuous cycle path in the UK. For the environmentally conscious, or anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature, this is a fantastic way to view North Devon without stepping into a car. The starting point is only 25 minutes away from Weatherstone House so we are the perfect base for a cycle holiday. To help tired legs recover from all those miles, sink into one of the three luxurious  roll-top baths at the cottage.


Whatever you do on a holiday in North Devon you are sure to have fun. My family adore Croyde Beach and I had a wonderful time redesigning Weatherstone House to be both a perfectly peaceful, coastal retreat and a base for an activity-driven holiday. Our children and dogs have created the most fabulous memories with Croyde as a beautiful backdrop. We hope you will fit a trip into this incredible corner of England, too.


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