Instructions on how to find Bentwitchen Barns
Address: Bentwitchen Barns, South Molton, Devon EX36 3HA
Tel no: 01598 740046 or 01598 740303
Sat Nav Co-ordinates N51° 05.492’ W 003° 48.863’
(NB mobile phones don’t work where we are situated).
Leave the M5 at Tiverton junction and follow the Barnstaple link road until you come to the North Molton turnoff (brown sign as you come down the hill towards the second South Molton turnoff and after the speed camera – may also be a big flashing sign saying “slow vehicles crossing”). As you come into North Molton there is a garage on the left-hand side. Take the left-hand turning immediately after the garage and follow this up a small hill (passed two small new houses on the right). At the top (there will be a big stone wall immediately opposite you) take the left-hand turning sign posted to Heasley Mill.
Follow the road and after a little while you will see a right hand turn (there is a sign for the Heasley House Hotel). Follow the road through Heasley Mill (the hotel is in the middle on the left). As you leave the hamlet you will pass a small chapel. This is quite a small, wooded country road and it goes over a little stone bridge with lots of bends etc. Take the first left-hand fork, which will be sign posted to Bentwitchen ¾ of a mile (the signpost is on the right-hand side, but quite difficult to spot). Then take the next left-hand fork (just before a farm on the right). The road will lead you up to our hamlet. There are about six houses – the first on the left is a white 60s bungalow, then Bentwitchen House also on the left. The next house is called Bentwitchen Barn but this is not ours. Next house is Bentwitchen Farm, also on the left and our entrance is just after the farm (we actually share the same entrance). Unfortunately we do not have the name of the house up yet.
If you go past the house you will go down a steep hill to the stream at the bottom. Just turn round and come back!