Carpenter's Tinney is situated on the Devon/Cornwall border and there is a wide range of nearby activities and attractions. Holsworthy market town is a 5 minute drive, and has a weekly market, a wide range of locally produced food and crafts, and a supermarket. The north coast of Devon and Cornwall has wide sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and miles of coastal walks. The town of Bude, 8 miles away, offers shopping, leisure facilities, restaurants and pubs, and a fortnightly farmers' market. To the north Hartland Point juts out into the Bristol Channel, with views of Lundy island on a clear day. A little further along the coast lies Clovelly, world famous for its (car-free) steep cobbled streets and donkeys. South of Bude opens out the expanse of Widemouth Bay, and beyond are the villages of Crackington Haven and Boscastle built into steep valleys leading down to the sea. Further west is the mysterious Tintagel Castle, with its legends of Arthurian adventures.
A short drive from Carpenter's Tinney is the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Rosemoor, and there are many other National Trust houses and gardens to be explored. Further afield, but easily reached by road, is the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.
To the south lies the upland moorland expanse of Dartmoor. Here, as well as the high tors, there are pretty villages and rushing streams in sheltered valleys.
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