Welcome to Ruby Country
Enclosed by the upland expanses of Bodmin, Exmoor and Dartmoor, and to the north by the wild North Devon coast, Ruby Country is very much "undiscovered Devon".
A haven of tranquillity, with some of the blackest night skies in the UK, a visit to Ruby Country is a visit to the deepest darkest Devon, where you can experience the peace and quiet of being truly off the beaten track.
Welcome to deepest darkest Devon
An ideal base to explore the West Country.
Launceston: 12 miles
Bude: 15 miles
Tintagel: 30 miles
Boscastle: 28 miles
Bideford: 22 miles
Dartmoor: 20 miles
Exmoor: 38 miles
Bodmin moor 18 miles
Looe: 36 miles
Polperro: 39 miles
Hay Meadow Farm is located between Holsworthy & Launceston on the Devon & Cornwall border.
Cornwall has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, you’ll discover tiny Cornish fishing villages, secret coves, spectacular beaches, sweeping bays and dramatic cliffs, plus beautiful moorland and stunning countryside.
Take a trip around the South West and you’ll discover a hugely diverse stunning landscape abundant with wildlife.
Devon has its historical origins in classical antiquity and derives its name from Dumnonia, which, during the British Iron Age and Roman Britain, was the homeland of the Dumnonii Celts.
The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain resulted in the partial assimilation of Dumnonia into the Kingdom of Wessex during the eighth and ninth centuries, Devon was constituted as a shire of the Kingdom of England thereafter. The River Tamar forms the western boundary with Cornwall.
So Much To See & Do...
Landscapes that melt together rambling moors, rolling hills and postcard-shot beaches dotted with medieval market towns and cathedral spires.
South West England shouts 'picturesque' from every corner. Hiking and biking trails criss-cross valleys and ridgeways, wind between stone-built villages and traverse towering gorges. Legends of mystical moorland beasts and stone circles lead you through endless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Foodies should fast well in advance for a gourmet trip stuffed with cream teas, fruity cider and crumbly cheeses.
The Eden Project
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Amazing coastlines of rugged cliffs & sandy beaches...
there is lots to explore.
Northcott Mouth Beach
Crackington Haven Beach
Devon & Cornwall is home to some panoramic landscapes, ancient mystical monuments, abundant wildlife and some extremely pretty picturesque towns & villages.
Tintagel & Bostcastle
Looe & Polperro
Padstow & Port Isacc
Tamar Otter Center
Find Us By Car
It is highly recommended that if you are visiting this area that you come by car or another form of independent transport, we are truly rural here, even the nearest bus service is 4 miles away.
Our postcode is EX21 5DJ; if using a sat nav please note this will place you in the centre of the postcode zone, this is outside the driveway to Hunscott Barn. To find Hay Meadow Farm from here make sure Hunscott Barn is to your left. Follow the road for 100m and take the first turning to the right. Hay Meadow Farm is located another 100m on the right.
take the B3260 (New Rd) signposted to Holsworthy. Keep following Holsworthy signs and you will come onto the A3079 Holsworthy Road. (see continued below)
From A30 (coming from East):
take the Sourton Down junction (with Prewley Arms, Travel Lodge & Garage) Take A386 North signposted to Holsworthy & Hatherleigh. At the first roundabout take the first exit and follow A3079 Holsworthy Road. (see continued below)
Follow the A3079 Holsworthy Road for 9 miles to Halwill Junction, travel through Halwill Junction staying on the A3079 for a further 2.5 miles, where the road bends to the right with a left hand turning and a pull in bus stop. Turn left here signed to Ashwater and signs to the Alpaca Park. Continue along this single track road for 2 miles, you will pass the Alpaca Park on your right, the winds through woodland and will incline up Bendibus Hill. At the top of Bendibus Hill, you will come to a crossroads, turn left here signed to Hay Meadow Farm & Halwill. Hay Meadow Farm is located 300 meters on the left.
From A30 Launceston:
From A30 West or Launceston Follow A388 Signed to Holsworthy for 10 miles until you reach the village of Clawton. You will see Clawton School on your right, take the first right turning at the crossroads in the Centrex of the village after the school, it is signed to Ashwater and a brown tourist sign to the Vine Yard. Follow this road for 1.5 miles. You will arrive at a crossroad where you must give way (although the road directly ahead is a dead-end). Turn right here signed to Ashwater. Travel for 300m and you will come to another crossroads where you have right of way, straight on would take you to Ashwater or right to Blaggdon Manor, here you must turn left signed to Halwill. Follow this road for 1 mile taking your second turning left. There is a sign here for Hay Meadow Farm, the farm is located a further 100m on the right.
From Holsworthy take the A388 to Launceston, follow this road for 3 miles until arriving at the village of Clawton. In the Centrex of the village turn left at the crossroads signed to Ashwater and a brown tourist signs to the Vine Yard. Follow this road for 1.5 miles. You will arrive at a crossroad where you must give way (although the road directly ahead is a dead-end). Turn right here signed to Ashwater. Travel for 300m and you will come to another crossroads where you have right of way, straight on would take you to Ashwater or right to Blaggdon Manor, here you must turn left signed to Halwill. Follow this road for 1 mile taking your second turning left. There is a sign here for Hay Meadow Farm, the farm is located a further 100m on the right.