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Umberleigh North Devon in the Parishes of Chittlehampton and Atherington
Umberleigh is a quiet village set around the old three arched Umberleigh bridge, by the river Taw (Tarka the Otter). only 6 miles from Barnstaple on 377 Exeter road. South Molton and Torrington 8 miles on B3227 Served by the Tarka line train to Umberleigh Station. Chittlehampton, Chittlehamholt and Atherington are only a couple of miles either way from the bridge, and all well worth a visit. All villages have facilities for food and drink.
There are plenty of 'Old English' Thatched cottages in Chilttlehampton, which is particularly quaint, a fine English village square and great spired Church, old medieval stocks, certainly one to walk round. A little further away from Atherington is High Bickington, again lots of old charm, and possibly the most complete old English Devon village is Chulmleigh, some 8 miles away.
Come to Umberleigh area and discover many hidden and undiscovered gems
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AREA AROUND UMBERLEIGH, NORTH DEVON!!
Most of Britain had terrible floods last year 2007, Umberleigh did NOT, there was no problems at all.
Gables Tea Rooms and B&B - 'On the Bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AB.
Tarka Chimney Sweeps,, Umberleigh North Devon, During the winter Chris (lady sweep) runs her sweep business. Trained by Keith the Croyde Sweep, who is HETAS registered. www.tarkachimneysweeps.co.uk
The Rising Sun Inn - 'On the other side of the Bridge' Umberleigh, North Devon, England EX37 9DU. Tel Tel: 01769 560447 / Fax: 01769 560764 Very old character village pub, with awards for great food. Also the centre for Shooting and Fishing along the river Taw 9 B&B letting rooms and a conference suite. web link www.risingsuninn.com
Murchs' Antiques Emporium - 'One the Bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AA. tel 01769 560522 Ask for Pat, and feel free to explore round his extensive Warehouse of Antiques, bric-a-brac, Collectables, Furniture
The Tack Store - 'Beside the Antiques by the bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AA. Tel/Fax 01769 560920 Ask for Bridget, everything for Horse & Rider, and country clothing and sports.
Murch Bros (Engineers) Ltd. - 'Beside the Tack Store' by the bridge, Umberleigh EX37 9AA. Tel 01769 560369 & 560360 See Tony for Agricultural & Horticultural Machinery Sales & service. Also Countryside Stores, yum be surprise what hes got!
The village Post Office Umberleigh - 'On the square, just by the Bridge, next to our much loved Red phone box' tel 01769 560872 Judy and the sorting office staff of 11 postmen and women, (the largest postal catchment area in England) ...tis amazing what you can get in such a small package!
The Railway Station at Umberleigh - trains from Barnstaple Exeter, and beyond. The tarka Line, fantastic views and train line. The trains are now run every hour. With many specials like music trains and pub runs, also walking and countryside days out, contact: http://ndrailusers.wikispaces.com for all the times and events and information about our line.
The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership tel 01752 233094 www.carfreedaysout.com Support our Famous Tarka Line, and let the train take the strain!
FURTHER AWAY (but not too far from the bridge)....
www.eaglescott-airfield.com/ North Devon Centre for Flying and Gliding
Weirmarsh Farm Restaurant & Self Catering, Umberleigh
Umberleigh Twinning Association contact secretary Pauline Murch 01271 379155
Private Fishing on river Taw...contact Warden Ivan Huxtable 01769 540835 or the Rising Sun Pub above
Umberleigh Village School www.umberleigh-primary.devon.sch.uk/
Little Oaks Montessori Pre-School takes place in the Parish Hall in Burrington. We take children aged 3, 4 and 5 years old from many surrounding parishes including Umberleigh, Chulmleigh, High Bickington, Ashreigney and Atherington. The pre-school is open Tuesday through to Friday mornings and a drop-in Toddler session operates on a Wednesday morning. We are Ofsted registered and inspected and were judged to be "Outstanding" in all areas by Ofsted in May 2007. For more details please contact Sarah Bonner on 01769 520601 or visit http://www.littleoaksmontessori.co.uk
Garden Centre ...a couple of miles up the road...M&M Plants Chittlehamholt 01769 540448
Hair dressing Saloon ...just up the road from the Bridge Anne Page 01769 540276
The Albert Hall International Showband...a big band for the future, playing memories from the past. contact Des 01769 520370.
High Bickington youth JUDO CLUB hold sessions at Umberleigh village hall on thursday evenings. the classes are for children aged 5-16 yrs 6.30-7.30, 7.30-8.30. there is also a session for 16+yrs 8.30-9.30. for more details on this please contact Bob Otto on 01769 560253.
UMBERLEIGH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Chittlehampton Village... The Parish Village for Umberleigh, and only a mile or so up the hill from the Station, a fine old village, with large spired church, a school, Post office/shop, Top Pub (voted best pub in North Devon 2007). Best war display around, and one of North devon's best Ceramics
Pottery...Roger Cockram Chittlehamton 01769 540420 or www.rogercockram-ceramics.co.uk
The Bell Inn Chittlehampton...fine village pub with food 01769 540368 (Voted best village pub 2007) www.thebellatchittlehampton.co.uk/
Cobbaton Combat Collection near Umberleigh ... a hobby that got out of hand, a super, very large collection, all dusty and just as it should be, recommended.
Parish Council for Chittlehamton & Umberleigh 01769 540714
Chittle Chatter Stores , Post Office and Teas. Chittlehampton 01769 540693
www.chumpchurches.org.uk .... Gives ALL the local news
Other villages and services nearby
Local Police PC George Furneaux 01769 572221
The Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt....Thatched Pub, lovely food, beer, B&B and self catering
www.hillshousefarm.co.uk Well equipped self-contained annexe of 400 year old thatched farmhouse and set in over 6 acres of grounds. Sleeps 2-4 and an ideal base for local fishing, golf etc. Self catering B&B, short & long breaks available. Please contact Sandra or David for more details. 01769 540065 or 07831 214267
www.higherhacknell.co.uk. We have an on farm butchery selling home reared and local organic meat. We do deliveries.
High Bickington Parish ... www.highbickington.org/
The Portsmouth Arms Telephone: 01769 561117 Umberleigh, EX37 9ND Next to the Northcote Manor
Chittlehamholt Post Office and shop 01769 540242
Fishleigh Rock Garage & Petrol & Stores Umberleigh Tel 01769 560143
CARS Rob Merivale, Quirky Classics, Restoration specialists, Umberleigh Garage, Exeter Road, North Devon EX37 9AS Tel: 01769 560 948 Mob: 077 3050 3399
LOCAL TAXI FIRMS
South Molton Taxi service 01769 573636
A1 Taxi Service 01271 322922
Fishleigh Farmhouse Foods open all year round Tel 01769 560 242 www.fishleighfoods.co.uk
Korinna Adey - Check out our local Model, Korinna! web link www.starnow.co.uk/korinnaadey
B&B's, Camping and places to stay:
Bouchland Farmhouse B&B and evening meals
Over Weir 4 star camping and caravanning Umberleigh, "beautiful site over the valley" Paul and Sue 01769 560009 www.umberleigh-camping-caravanning-devon.co.uk
Bartridge Cottage self catering Umberleigh EX37 9AS Tel 01769 560598 web link www.northdevoncottage.co.uk
Georgian Mill House B&B Ford Mill, Umberleigh. Tel 01769 540326
2 luxury 5 star rating self catering cottages on a Devon working farm,Lee Meadow,2 bedrooms,sleeps 4.The Corn Mill,4 bedrooms,sleeps 10.For more details contact Glenda. www.lee-barton.co.uk
Farmhouse B&B Chittlehampton (mile up road from bridge) Tel 01769 540222
Gables B&B - 'On the Bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AB. Tel 01769 561011 Famous tea rooms now under new owners, with 150 year old grape vine in tea lounge web link www.gablestearooms.co.uk
Michael Jackson & Liz Taylor, Visit Gables Tea Rooms! (pic)
Award winning Guest House www.westdown.co.uk
Big Barn holiday accommodation. www.weirmarsh-big-barn-devon.co.uk.
http://www.northcotemanor.co.uk/ Portsmouth Arms Staion Umberleigh
http://www.highbullen.co.uk/ Hotel, Golf and country club at Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh
Luxury b&b at Eastacott Barton near Umberleigh... just like staying in a really nice country house hotel, only we do not serve dinner.... and now we offer a beautiful self catering cottage as well. www.eastacott.com or telephone 01769 540545
Self Catering Holiday Cottages North Devon...and more... set in 32 acres of unspoilt Devonshire Countryside. www.millbrookcottages.co.uk
Country Ways High Bickington Umberleigh
Travellers Rest Old Church Chittlehampton tel 01769 540831 07843607383 http://www.visitsouthmolton.co.uk/accommodation/travellersrestoldchurch_169.html
Local Arts and Crafts:
VIVIEN WALTERS Animal artist www.vivienwalters.co.uk
http://james.merriman.tripod.com - James Merriman
www.hesterberry.co.uk - Hester Berry
Widgery Studios for Professional Photography and Design Services.
www.oldukphotos.com Thousands of old photographs of the United Kingdom
Original Mix Ltd Concrete Garden Furniture, planters and scupltures, Umberleigh www.originalmix.co.uk
www.tonywilliamsart.co.uk Tony Williams is a prize winning artist who lives and works in rural Devon, near Umberleigh.
Printing and Desk-top Publishing, Photocopying etc, at The Old Stores, High Bickington. Tel: 01769 560127. http://www.penimagic.co.uk/
David Battle, Furniture Maker, Conservation & Restoration of Period Furniture http://www.davidbattle.co.uk/
A tour of creative North Devon
Devon Adult & Community Learning
The Plough arts centre http://www.plough-arts.org/
The Portsmouth Arms Telephone: 01769 561117 Umberleigh, EX37 9ND Next to the Northcote Manor
http://www.lanternfm.co.uk/ the radio station for North devon
www.daisypark.co.uk Welcome to Daisy Park where we offer a wide variety of gorgeous country style gifts and heavenly home ware for your house and garden. We aim to offer great personal customer service, along with beautiful products for you to enjoy. Daisy Park is based at Tree Cottage, a 17th century thatched cottage, based in the picturesque Taw Valley area in North Devon.
OTHER BUSINESS & SERVICES
Tarka Chimney Sweeps...covering the Bideford, Torridge, Taw, Chulmleigh and
High Bickington areas
TILING Services Rob Murch...Providing a full professionaltiling service to North Devon 07877210980 email: email@example.com
www.bluefoxglade.co.uk 01769 580039
Christopher Macrae ...Mac the Plumber http://www.mactheplumber.com/
www.pippsway.co.uk Pip Unwin - Natural Horsemanship Trainer
Boarding kennels at Chittlehamholt, Janet Walker http://www.kinningskennels.homestead.com/HomePage.html
Fantastic Farm Clotted Cream ....Barnpool, Burrington 01769 580365
QRM Quads and Rural Machinery Ltd, is run by Umberleigh resident Barry Alford, and the factory workshop is... Unit2F Alverdiscott Road Ind. Estate Bideford Devon EX39 4LQ Tel 01237472220 They have a vast range of Quad bikes from 50cc up to 800cc and loads of small tractors, mowers, strimmers and farm machinery
HOME SITTER SERVICES (northdevon) A new service to North devon, Taking care of your home (and Pets) whilst you are away
REMOVALS ...Although not directly in Umberleigh...
FUEL & OILS SUPPLIER
The County Homesearch Company: Looking for a new home in North Devon? We can help...... Devon's answer to Kirstie Allsopp is located in Umberleigh! Awarded "Best Property Finder Devon' in the 2006 & 07 Daily Mail Property Awards. 01769 560256/07966 576014 www.wefindhouses.co.uk
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