Opening times for 22 February 2024
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There are no toilets at Dunsland or nearby. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leads due to livestock grazing in the parkland. No designated picnic areas.
Take the A3072 between Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. Exit at Brandis Corner, then head in the direction of Holemoor. Dunsland will be on your left hand side one mile on from Brandis Corner.
Barnstaple is the nearest railway station with public transport links, approximately 27 miles from Dunsland.
Turners Tours 639, Hatherleigh to Holsworthy. Stagecoach 6, Holsworthy to Okehampton. Alight Holemoor Cross next to Dunsland Park main entrance. Or alight Dunsland Cross for ½ mile walk down permissive track, bringing you to the rear entrance to Dunsland Parkland. Visit Traveline for more information
The Tarka Trail follows the old railways of North Devon, forming part of Devon's Coast to Coast cycle route (part of National Cycle Network Route 27) between Ilfracombe and Plymouth. It also joins The West Country Way cycle route (part of National Cycle Network Route 3) between Bristol and Padstow, which passes within a few miles of Dunsland at Holsworthy. Visit the Sustrans website for more information
A grand parkland with veteran trees, a lake and over 900 years of history.
Orchard containing a mixture of 75 pear, apple and plum trees.
This tranquil, ancient parkland once befitted the grand house that stood in its midst. The park is home to a variety of trees and plenty of resident wildlife.
A traditional Devonian cottage alongside the meandering River Yeo with an intriguing name…
In the tiny village of Morthoe, this cosy cottage has Woolacombe bay just round the corner.
Sitting prettily in the heart of a village on the square, this ancient thatched country cottage is ideal for couples exploring beautiful Dartmoor.
Perfect for a walk or picnic, the tranquil, ancient parkland of Dunsland once befitted the grand house that stood in its midst.
The park is home to a variety of trees, including 700-year-old Sweet Chestnuts and old fruit trees.
Wander around the remaining buildings of Tudor Dunsland House. Everything apart from the old stable and coach house were lost in a fire in the 1960s.
The trees in Dunsland park support many rare lichens and provide a rich habitat for wildlife.
Colourful Blue Bells and Primroses can be seen in spring and you may hear the rustle of Doormice and Roe Deer. Look out for Dippers and Sparrow Hawks too.
The estate at Dunsland was once home to a grand stone-built mansion, until a fire destroyed it in 1967. Discover the history of this house and the fate that it sadly endured.