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Six things to do in Bovey Tracey for the whole family to enjoy

19 October 2018

Known as ‘the gateway to the Moor’, Bovey Tracey is a traditional market town set against the backdrop of Dartmoor National Park. The town is home to many attractions as well as our popular new homes site, The Tors. Considering one of our last remaining homes at The Tors? Let us help you make the decision by revealing our six top things to do in Bovey Tracey:

Lose your marbles at House of Marbles

You can’t visit Bovey Tracey and not explore the House of Marbles. This popular attraction is world famous for its range of glass marbles, board games, classic toys and decorative accessories for the home and garden. Walk around the House of Marbles and be awestruck by its mega marble run, watch the creators at work in the glassworks and build your marble collection in the beautiful gift shop. Don’t leave without enjoying a sumptuous three course lunch or afternoon tea in the popular Old Pottery Restaurant.

Unwind in the beauty of Parke

Described as ‘a peaceful retreat set within the beautiful Devon countryside’, Parke attracts National Trust fans from far and wide. Located within walking distance of The Tors, lose yourself in the beautiful walled garden, follow the maze of paths through the tranquil woodland and say hello to the curly headed sheep in the two-acre orchard. Parke is also the home of Home Farm Café, winner of the Gold Taste of the West Award 2017/2018.

Discover something new at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

For those of you who have an arty streak, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a must-visit. With a large craft shop, exhibition galleries and café, you can spend hours in this wonderful world. The guild regularly changes its craft exhibition so there’s constantly new works and artists to discover. Adults and children can also participate in talks and workshops that are quite hands on. From pottery and print to glassblowing and blacksmithing, discover your hidden talent at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

Blow away the cobwebs on the Moors

One of the main draw points of our Bovey Tracey site, The Tors, is that it’s only a stone’s throw away from the breath-taking Dartmoor National Park. Climb to the top of Haytor to enjoy the beautiful views, pull on your walking boots and ramble around the outstanding countryside or even explore on horseback. Whatever your preference, there’s much to see and do on Dartmoor.

Be inspired at Dartmoor Whisky Distillery

Whisky enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that Bovey Tracey is the home of one of the South West’s newest whisky distilleries. Visit the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery where you can learn all about the production of the celebrated Dartmoor Single Malt Whisky. Their distillation experience is a real gem and is worth considering when you move to Bovey Tracey. You’ll spend half a day with founders and distillers Simon Crow and Greg Millar learning all about how whisky is made, from barley field to whisky glass. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch supplied by local delicatessen Wildmoor Fine Food and Drink and get the rare chance to taste the new Dartmoor spirit. It’s an experience that will create memories you will cherish forever.

Re-fuel at Café 3 Sixty

Cycling around Dartmoor and suddenly need an urgent bike repair? No problem! Café 3 Sixty in Bovey Tracey has you covered. This unique café is popular with cyclists and it’s not hard to see why – it has its own on-site cycle workshop. Indulge in fluffy cakes, cheesy toasties and refreshing cups of tea as you wait for your bike to be repaired. A stop at Café 3 Sixty will ensure that you are sufficiently re-fuelled to ride off across the hills of Dartmoor.

These are just some of the wonderful things to do in Bovey Tracey. Devonshire Homes currently has a range of three and five bedroom homes available at its Bovey Tracey site, The Tors. For more information, call our Sales Team on 01626 572257 or email thetors@devonshirehomes.co.uk. The Tors marketing suite, off Bradley Bends, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9GJ, is open Thurs-Mon, 10am-5pm.