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Tiverton lies north of Exeter, a mid-Devon market town famed for its Heathcote lace. One of the principal attractions for visitors on a cottage holiday is Tiverton Castle, a beautiful habited property dating from the twelfth century revealing a number of contrasting architectural styles and some delightful gardens, including a romantic walled garden and kitchen garden.
Bickleigh Castle is a further example of a habited castle close to Tiverton, which was once a Royal stronghold and boasts a picturesque moated garden, armoury, ancient chapel and much more, whilst nearby Bickleigh Mill offers a rural retail experience. Here you will find shopping opportunities, craft centre, farm shop, restaurant, coffee shop and waterside tea garden together with picnic areas, trout lakes which can be fished and a water wheel – a full day out to occupy all the family.
Yearlstone Vineyard is another popular local attraction, where the silty clay loam and naturally protected slopes provide ideal conditions for grapes to thrive. The vineyard now has a shop and a café overlooking the river Exe, ideal for those yearning to learn more about wine production right here in the UK.
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