Relaxed country living. Chapmanswell is a small hamlet in a very rural part of Devon, close to the river Tamar & neighbouring Cornwall. Our position is only six miles from the A30 at Launceston which is easily reached from the M5 at Exeter (one hours drive). The entrance to the park is two hundred metres off the A388 so there are no tricky narrow lanes at the end of your journey. We offer you the ideal place for you to make your base for touring the West Country.
The park is surrounded by fields, yet just a short drive away from Holsworthy with its twice weekly Livestock Market (one of the largest in Devon) and Launceston with its prominent castle, steam railway and museum.
Both towns offer excellent shopping, several restaurants as well as leisure and sports facilities.
Chapmanswell offers the perfect base from which to enjoy a holiday where you can combine relaxation with activity and sightseeing.
There are many popular attractions to visit in the area from old tin mines, glass factories to watching the milking of cows and sampling the local wine and cider produced just a few minutes away!
Visitors to the park will discover just how convenient it is for exploring throughout Devon and Cornwall. There is superb walking country to explore and both north and south coasts are within easy reach.
Popular resorts including Bude, Padstow and Torquay are a short car journey away, as are the small charming fishing villages of Port Isaac, Clovelly and Tintagel.
Bude is renowned for the three miles of magnificent sandy beaches, ideal for safe swimming, surfing and sandcastle building!
However, there is much more to Bude than just beaches. There is a bustling shopping centre and many fine restaurants to enjoy - the seafood in particular is utterly delicious.
There are excellent sporting facilities including a golf course and many watersports, or you may wish to simply take a leisurely stroll along Bude Canal where you can also canoe or fish.
During August, Bude hosts the week-long Bude Jazz Festival, with its international artists and New Orleans-style street parades. Of course, during this time, the town becomes a magnet for holiday-makers, but the fun doesn't stop there. Throughout the year, Bude becomes home to a variety of other festivities including carnivals, shows and Christmas torchlight processions.
Padstow is the quintessential Cornish fishing port with its medieval houses, bustling harbour and superb seafood restaurants, including the world-famous Rick Stein's. Seafood fans will also be drawn to the National Lobster Hatchery, situated on the harbour-front.
Padstow's rich maritime heritage is encapsulated in the town's fascinating museum, and you can also discover the hidden treasures of the Town Trail.
The grounds and lavish interiors of Prideaux Place, home of the Prideaux-Brune family for 400 years and film location for 'Twelfth Night'.
The area in and around Tintagel will be forever associated with the legend of King Arthur. The spectacular 13th century Tintagel Castle was the site of the discovery of a 6th century slate inscribed 'Artognov' (the Latin version of the ancient British 'Arthnou'). This find has fuelled beliefs that this was Arthur's palace.
High on the moors, at Bolventor, stands Jamaica Inn, the setting of Daphne du Maurier famous tale of smuggling. As you enjoy a drink and the warm hospitality you may even catch a glimpse of one of the many ghosts who are said to live there!
Active holidaymakers can enjoy golf, horse riding, fishing and various watersports all within a short distance of the park.
Whether you are looking for activity or just to get away from it all in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, Chapmanswell Country Park is the perfect base for a holiday.
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