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Directions to  Shoulsbarrow Farmhouse

 

For those travelling to us for the first time these are the most straight forward routes

DO NOT USE SAT NAV AS IT WILL TAKE YOU DOWN A RIDICULOUS ROAD

 

Option 1

M5 to Junction 27 and then take the A361, North Devon Link Road.  Stay on the link road for about 20 minutes, passing turnings to South Molton, and then shortly after the road widens and there is a turning to North Molton look ahead and you will see two lanes leading up to a roundabout called, North Aller roundabout.  Should be signposted right A399 to Blackmoor Gate - you will need to get in the outside lane and take the A399.  Stay on this road, passing through Brayford, - this is quite narrow in places and bendy, until you come to a road on your right signposted to Challacombe, B3358.

 

Take this road, which is also bendy and up and down, pass the Challacombe sign and then the road will drop into the village centre (!). Look for a road on your right at the end of a white house and just before a bridge that is signposted ' Four Cross Way'.  Turn right here and follow the lane over two small bridges.  Immediately after the second bridge turn left and go up the track forking right half way up where you see the Shoulsbarrow Farmhouse sign.

 

Option 2

However, shorter in miles and more picturesque is to follow the A358 road to Minehead from Taunton and after Bishops Lydeard turn left onto the B3224.  Keep following this road straight on until you go through Ralegh’s Cross and soon after take a right fork to Wheddon Cross which is still the B3224.  Follow this road through Wheddon Cross (nasty small junction), Exford where the road becomes the B3223 and then to Simonsbath.  As you go through Simonsbath you will see two roads on the left, the second and slightly up the hill is the one to take to Challacombe, B 3358.  

 

As you come down into Challacombe take either road on the left as they both go to the same lane.  The first takes you over a ford and the second is a sharp left hand turn.  Follow this lane along and over two small bridges.  Immediately after the second bridge turn left and go up the track forking right half way up where you see the Shoulsbarrow Farmhouse sign.