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The local area

A wonderful range of local stores, eateries and farms around us selling fresh, local produce.

In the heart of Devon

North Lake Chapel is situated in the heart of the unspoiled, rolling countryside of mid Devon.

Near to the small village of East Worlington in the Little Dart Valley and between the small town of Chulmleigh and the village of Witheridge, both of which possess a good selection of local amenities including shops, cafes, pubs and takeways.

Large supermarkets and a wide range of shops and amenities can be found in both Crediton and Tiverton (both 25 mins by car), and Barnstable (50 min drive).

Local amenities within a 10 minute drive

La Petite Bouchee, Witheridge

If you’re looking for a private chef to come and cook for you during your stay then we highly recommend Chef Anita-Clare Field from multi Award – Winning la Petite Bouchée in Witheridge, just 9 minutes away. Menus are available for Brunch, Dinner and Sunday lunch catering for all allergies and lifestyle choices. If you would be interested in this service advanced booking is a must as all outside catering needs to be planned around restaurant service.

Chawleigh Village Post Office and Store

Community convenience store and Post Office. 6 minute drive.

Witheridge Village

Village store, convenience store, Two Moors Shop & Cafe, Le Petit Bouche​ Brasserie, Mitre Inn pub and weekly Fish and Chip, Thai & Pizza takeaway vans. 8 minute drive.

West Middlewick Farm Shop & Dairy

Selling their own raw milk and array of local produce. 10 minute drive.

Texaco Station

Fuel (Texaco Station) can be found at Lapford Crossing along with a Spar convenience store. 10 minute drive.

Eggesford Crossing Cafe

Lovely local cafe. 11 minute drive.

Chulmleigh Village

A quaint village offers a number of lovely independent stores, Butchers, Bakery and 2 convenience stores and an 18-hole golf course! 12 minute drive.

Mount Pleasant Inn, Nomansland

Good, tasty pub grub, big portions. 10 minute drive.

The Red Lion, Chulmleigh

A hotel/bar/restaurant providing great value gastro pub grub, and a range of beers, fine ales and wines. 10 minute drive.

The Old Malt Scoop Inn, Lapford

A traditional country pub and restaurant in the heart of the delightful Mid-Devon village of Lapford.

Walks on our doorstep

We have explored a number of lovely walks in the immediate vicinity of North Lake Chapel (no car needed!), details of which are enclosed in the Welcome Folder at the chapel.

The original Two Moors Way spans 102 miles from Ivybridge on the southern boundary of Dartmoor National Park to Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast in Exmoor National Park, and passes North Lake Chapel along the road in Witheridge.

Eggesford Forest is home to the very first trees planted by the newly created Forestry Commission in 1919 within Flashdown Wood, find walking trails, dog walking and picnic areas.