Sit and contemplate life on one the benches in the 50 acres of private nature reserve
Take a stroll along the River Teign to the Fingle Bridge Inn and on up to Castle Drogo
If you're brave enough, run the salmon leaps, an invigorating jacuzzi!
A bit of friendly competition? Table tennis, table football or snooker take your fancy?
Take advantage of the dark sky and star gaze
Take a trip to the beach


We are situated in the Teign Valley, in the north east of the Dartmoor National Park, with its superabundance of stunning places to explore, from the extensive wilderness of the open moorland and breathtaking tors, the ancient wooded valleys and wild rolling rivers.



Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the lake
If you're feeling adventurous try the high ropes course GoApe at Haldon
Enjoy the tracks and bike trails at Halton for all abilities
Walk along the River Teign to some great wild river swimming spots
Borrow a bike and amble along the river track to the Fingle Bridge Inn for a pint and cheesy chips
Walk up to the stone circle on Mardon Down

Dartmoor stroll

Walking is good for body, mind and soul, and where better to do it than in some of the most magical landscapes in the world. Explore the magnificence of Dartmoor's 950 square kms of awe inspiring granite tors, rugged wide open spaces, deep wooded valleys and fast flowing rivers. Whether a challenging trek across windswept moors, or just a relaxing stroll through secluded woods, you’ve come to the right place.

stone circle

go wild swimming

The River Teign is a short walk away. Relax in the cool waters, enjoy the wildlife and scenery and the iridescent turquoise of a kingfisher flashing by.

The salmon leaps, surely one of the best wild swimming spots in the South West, is an hour's walk up the river.


borrow bikes

Cycle up the track alongside the River Teign to chill out at the fantastically situated Fingle Bridge Inn with a pint and plate of cheesy chips.

If you need a bit more exercise, leave the bikes at the pub and carry on up the spectacular Teign Gorge to the National Trust's Castle Drogo for a cream tea.


games room

Battle it out at snooker, table tennis or table football in the games room, a 5 minute stroll down the hill from the Caban



around the lake and the 50 acres of private nature reserve that Fingle Caban is set in. Sit on one of the strategically placed benches and contemplate life, watch wildlife, sketch, read, whatever takes your fancy.


local fare

Visit one of the local pubs, restaurants and cafes to take advantage of the great food and drinks (especially local ales, ciders and fruit juices) that Devon has on offer.


make a stool

Join Woodsman and craftsman Alasdair to select a tree to fell and turn it into a beautiful piece of furniture for your home. Learn traditional green woodworking skills such as the use of the pole lathe.


relax and stay put

Or you could just chill in the hammock, listen to bird song and watch the world go by.

Not to mention the deer, ponies, buzzards, badgers, sparrow hawks...

Other activities that might interest you: horse riding, Go Ape and extensive mountain bike trails catering for all standards at Haldon Forest Park, golf, canoeing and paddle boarding, beautiful beaches (45mins drive away).