We are located in Horrabridge, a picturesque ancient village on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is situated in the Walkham Valley on the banks of the River Walkham: a fishing river famous for its salmon.
The village’s name may have been taken from the 15th century pack-horse bridge which is the only vehicular route from one side of the village to the other, and featured in the children’s television programme Bagpuss.
There are moorland walks from all sides of this lovely village. There are two old pubs in the village: ‘ The Leaping Salmon’ and ‘The London Inn,’ both of which serve lovely food.
The gallery, workshop and studio is situated in an old stone building in the centre of the village just meters from the River Walkham. Read more about Horrabridge HERE
Only 3.5 miles away is Tavistock, a World Heritage Site and an ancient stannary and market town. It is the largest town in West Devon. It is situated on the River Tavy from which its name derives. Tavistock Abbey, whose ruins lie in the centre of the town, was founded in AD 961 Tavistock’s most famous son is Sir Francis Drake. Situated at the very heart of the historic town is the ancient Pannier Market. The Market was granted its Royal Charter in 1105 and has survived without a break for over 900 years.
Tavistock has a yearly programme of history, musical and artistic events . With its architecture of local stone, wide range of interesting shops, market, riverside park, leisure centre and theatre, it is excellent for visitors. It is also a great base for exploring the surrounding beautiful countryside, the wild Dartmoor scenery, the many nearby pretty villages of Devon and Eastern Cornwall, and a variety of National Trust properties.
1.4 miles away is Pew tor ‘Pew Tor (SX 532734) looks great in photographs and you can also just sit on top of it and enjoy the views over Tavistock and towards Brentor church. Though you may not want to linger too long as there is a Dartmoor legend about Pew Tor being the home of the piskie king and piskies can be mightly mischievous!’