Dartmoor and the surrounding area is stunning in all seasons and has fantastic opportunities for everyone to enjoy. You can walk from Homer over the River Tavy, through the village of Peter Tavy and be straight onto the Moors. We are ideally located to explore the coasts of North & South Devon and Cornwall.
A few of the local attractions are detailed below, however inside Homer Barn you will find useful tourist information leaflets and local walks. Alan and Alison are always willing to give advice on local walks and things to do.
Cholwell Riding Stables is a family-run business that has been providing escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor for nearly forty years.
It's just up the road from Homer, located next to the famous 'Wheal Betsy' sliver lead mine, they are perfectly located to ride straight out onto Dartmoor with no need for any road work. This allows you to enjoy your whole ride on the Moor and admire the breathtaking views (weather permitting).
Tavistock Pannier Market situated at the very heart of the historic town of Tavistock, just 3 miles from Homer. The Market was granted its Royal Charter in 1105 and has survived without a break for over 900 years.
Today, this wonderful indoor market attracts customers from far and wide, all of whom relish in the quality and variety of products on offer.
The market is open daily Tuesday to Saturday between the hours of 9am to 4:30pm.
Enjoy The Granite Way, a spectacular traffic-free route with breathtaking views of Dartmoor stopping for a pub lunch or you may choose to picnic amongst interesting flora and wildlife you will find along the trail.
GARDENS & NATIONAL TRUST
Explore many of the famous gardens, including Eden, Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Garden House and many famous National Trust properties nearby - Castle Drogo, Lydford Gorge, Buckland Abbey, Finch Foundry, Saltram House, Lanhydrock and many more...