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Heron House B & B is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure, the house is in the centre of the ancient village of Bampton,  on the border of Devon and Somerset and is surrounded by rolling hills that are the  foothills of Exmoor National Park.  The area is, quite simply, stunning and has many attractions and a full range of outdoor activities.  


BAMPTON is conveniently placed for access to the M5 Motorway,  Junction 27, which is just 30 minutes from the house.   Bampton is home to two pubs, The Swan Inn and The Quarrymana's Rest, both serve excellent food and beer and are a short walk from the house.  Bampton also has a Cafe offering treats from Cakes to Cappuccinos, a traditional Fish & Chip Shop, Craft Shop, Bistro, Gift Shop, Antiques, Florist, Artisan Bakery and Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Beauty Treatment Studio and two really friendly and well stocked Convenience Stores.   Visitors are able to walk from Heron House B & B to explore on foot all this lovely village has to offer.  For those guests who just want to relax after a long drive, Fiona offers a two course dish of the day supper (must be pre-booked before arrival) at Heron House using fresh local produce.   A Main Course and Pudding, Tea or Coffee and chocolates for £20.00 per person, served around 7.45 pm in the family dining room all together.  See our reviews on Trip Advisor!  Call us to have a chat and book supper 01398331058.


DULVERTON is another lovely little town and is just 5.8 miles/17 minutes from Heron House B & B and has a unique mix of independent and boutique style shops, not to mention two of my favourite restaurants.  Woods Bar and Restaurant in Bank Square and Tongdam, the best Thai restaurant I have ever come across outside the big cities and it is in the sweetest little building.  When the weather allows you can eat outside under the vines.  Whats not to like!   Then, for a celebration perhaps or special treat, just 10 miles from Heron House B & B is the Masons Arms at Knowstone A thatched village boozer but with the added bonus of a one star Michelin restaurant, not at all stuffy and very good value.  If you are concerned about driving, a Bampton taxi ( ) 07773600125 booked in advance will take you there and delivery you safely back to Heron House B & B.   Enjoy.  



Out and About




Golfing holidays in the Devon, Somerset and Dorset area are proving really popular, we have a number is great courses within easy reach of Heron House B & B.  


Tiverton Golf Club,  EX16 4NE is considered by many to be amongst the best 18-holed parkland courses in the region.  The Club was established in 1932 and was originally designed by five-times Open Champion James Braid, recognised as one of the best Golf Course designers of all time, with more than 200 to his name, including Gleneagles.



A hot air balloon ride from one of  the local launch sites is a perfect way to see the beautiful Devon and Somerset country side.  


South West Baloon Flights can arrange a variety of different experiences for you.




Definitely the most popular activity with guests at Heron House B & B.  Anglers can enjoy a number of different experiences locally, from fly fishing on the Rivers Exe and Barle to a variety of Lake and Reservoir fly or course fishing.  


Fishing lessons for the novice or the more experienced are available right here in Bampton, with Bank and Boat fishing for Trout, Salmon and Grayling on Exmoors magical rivers, lakes and streams.  Single and double handed casting lessons are available together with Flydressing tuition.  A freshly prepared and delicious nosebag can be arranged for you on request to keep you going through your days activity, likewise a days Fishing License can be arranged for you when asked for in advance.



Devon and Somerset offer superb cycling options with relatively quiet roads, stunning scenery and a great variety of off road bridleways and tracks for intrepid Mountain Bikers.  For those guests who want to see the scenery on 2 wheels but in a more sedate style, why not ask us about hiring an Electric Bike.





Taunton Racecourse is half an hour's drive from the house and offers 15 race meetings each season, the season starts on the 29th October.





Lots of Devon's Vineyards wecome visitors, so forget Chiantishire and taste some wines closer to home  


Yearlstone Vineyard and Deli Shack  is a stunning Vineyard set in the heart of rural Devon offering wine tasting and delicious lunches and teas in the Deli Shak.  We think their wines are amazing.





Ask Fiona about walks close to Bampton, she has loads of maps and good ideas and there is usually a pub at the end of your walk!




Country pursuits are a part of day-to-day life here in Devon.  


We are able to arrange anything from lessons in shooting at local clay pigeon sites to a full day's driven Partridge/Pheasant shooting during the season.   The Shalden Shooting School in Shillingford just 5 minutes from Heron House, gives lesson to suit both clay shots and game shots and caters for shooters of all levels mostly on a one to one basis.



A must for anyone who loves boats, horses, wildlife and water.  


One of the last remaining horse-drawn barges in the UK.  A trip on the Tivertonians offers a truly unique and memorable experience of yesteryear.





There are so many wonderful houses and gardens to choose from here in Devon,


These are just a few that I highly recommend.


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