Blackbird is in the heart of the North Devon countryside commonly known as  Ruby Country- the land between the moors, bordered by Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. To the north and west lies the Atlantic coast in all its splendour. You can surf the nearby beaches in the morning and walk the moors or go on (and off!) road cycling late into the evening. North West Devon is considered to be one of the most un-spoilt rural environments in England


We don't suggest you make any plans while at Blackbird, switch off your phone, power down and relax.  The best activity while you are here is to just sit and watch the wildlife all around you, listen to the animals calling each other and see how many you can spot through our onboard binoculars.  We supply the RSPB book of British Birds to help you with identifying them. 


There is an Ordnance Survey map on the shelves –  do use it to plot some of the fabulous walks around Blackbird, but make sure you return it for our next guests to use. Look up some of the amazing local walks via the OS website or download the very handy OS app on to your phone!


Bude Bike Hire- The Weir, Whalesborough, Marhamchurch, Bude, EX23 0JD. Tel +44 778 481 9654

Devon Cycle Hire - Sourton Down, Okehampton EX20 4HR. Tel +44 183 786 1141



Ruby Oak Park is a local 25m indoor heated swimming pool mainly catering to childrens parties, but with some adult only sssions available - do call Laura on 01409 221580 to check times and prices. 

Summer 2023 adult only swimming sessions are: Tuesday 7.15-8.15, Thursday 6.45 - 7.45. Summer Holidays:6.30-7.30pm every day