The National Trust's Arlington Court
Arlington Court near Barnstaple is just 40 minutes drive from the Watersmeet Hotel. It is a Regency manor house, which was home to the Chichester family. It's a real hidden gem and contains a fascinating collection of treasure. The 19th century gardens are quite beautiful and the walled kitchen garden supplies the tea room with fruit and vegetables. Arlington Court is also home to the National Trust's Carriage Museum.