Acorn Farm is nestled between Dartmoor and Exmoor at the heart of the chocolate box village of Dolton. Surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside in the stunning Torridge Valley, Acorn Farm benefits from peace and tranquillity, but with all the amenities and attractions you’ll need close by.
This perfect mix means the location has a huge appeal to holidaymakers and, combined with our beautifully-designed lodges, represents a perfect investment opportunity.
Dolton lies just 15 miles north of Okehampton and a short drive from the North Devonshire coastline, with much to explore in the surrounding area.
Acorn Farm is just a stone’s throw from some fantastic country pubs offering a wealth of fine food and ales.
Strolling through the charming village, your biggest dilemma will be deciding which of the village pubs to relax in. Our neighbour, The Royal Oak, is a traditional Devon inn with great food and real ales. Sit in a comfy chair next to a roaring open fire and play one of the wooden games on offer.
Or, just around the corner from Acorn Farm, there’s The Ram’s Head – a 17th century country inn, which boasts Michelin-style dining in sumptuous surroundings and is well worth a visit.
If you enjoy walking, you couldn’t ask for a better location than Acorn Farm as there is a wealth of hiking and exploration opportunities right on the doorstep, so don’t forget your walking boots! The Dolton and Dowland Walks start at the entrance to Acorn Farm and the famous Tarka Trail is also close by.
The Tarka Trail offers 180 miles of excellent walkways which can be broken down into manageable routes passing through forests, villages and alongside rivers. The trail follows the travels of Tarka the Otter featured in Henry Williamson’s famous book, written in 1927.
There is so much to see ambling through the Torridge Valley throughout the different seasons, from the bluebells in spring to the magical colours of autumn. In the winter, you can wrap up for a crisp stroll before warming up in front of a log fire at a local pub.
You don’t have to travel far to find beauty; Acorn Farm is surrounded by it. The gardens of Acorn Farm themselves provide a beautiful, peaceful spot from which to admire nature. The night skies are perfect for stargazing as light pollution is low, and Exmoor National Park is a designated International Dark Sky Reserve, only the second in the world.
Another of our neighbours is the picturesque 13th century St Edmund’s Church, which is open to visitors. The church has a rich history, a wealth of excellent stained glass and the pealing of six bells can be heard on a regular basis. The Saxon stone font dates back to between 800 and 1000AD. It also features a memorial headstone honouring William Wilcox – a soldier who fought in the savage battle of Roke’s Drift against Zulus in South Africa in 1860.
Acorn Farm is perfectly placed for visiting the various sunny seaside villages and towns, which are great for a day on the beach, exploring, shopping and even surfing. Westward Ho! is a seaside village less than 20 miles away known for its surfing seas and long expanse of clean sand. Or discover the timeless village of Clovelly with its steep, cobbled streets and gleaming white cottages.
If golf is your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice here as there are many courses to enjoy in the surrounding area. These include Libbaton Golf Club, Chulmleigh Golf Course, Great Torrington Golf Club, Highbullen Golf Course and Royal North Devon Golf Club to name just a few.