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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).