Directions to Skern Lodge, Appledore, North Devon

Organising a coach

Many large groups come by private coach.  We use a reliable local firm whose prices have always been competitive. Contact us to obtain a quote for your coach journey.

Part 1 - All vehicles heading South West: 

  • M5 South towards Exeter. Exit Junction 27. This is around 1 hour from Skern Lodge.
  • Follow signs to North Devon, A361 Barnstaple, A39 Bideford, cross Torridge Bridge.
  • Turn right at the A39 / A368 roundabout, towards Appledore, Northam, Westward Ho!
Part 2 - Directions by Coach
THE DIRECT ROUTE GIVEN BY SATNAV OR MAPS INCLUDES A CORNER WHICH FULL-SIZE COACHES WILL NOT GET AROUND - PLEASE USE THESE DIRECTIONS:

  • After the A39 / A386 roundabout near Bideford, pass the Durrant House Hotel.
  • Continue to the top of the hill, ignoring the right turn to Appledore via Churchill Way.
  • Turn right, signed "Town Centre" and "Northam Burrows", into Fore Street.
  • Continue down through Northam Square.
  • Turn right, signed "Northam Burrows" down Sandymere Road.
  • Turn right at sign "Appledore 1 1/2", just before the Junior Football Club.
  • Appledore Road becomes Long Lane, continue straight on, slow with passing places.
  • After Watertown Garage on your left, Skern Lodge is clearly marked on your right.
  • Please reverse in the drive slowly, as there often isn't space to turn inside.
Part 2 - Directions by Car, Minibus or small Coach
Either follow satnav directions for EX39 1NG, or:
  • After the A39 / A386 roundabout near Bideford, pass The Durrant House Hotel.
  • Turn right towards Appledore, on Churchill Way.
  • Continue through Appledore village, along the quay, and leave the village behind.
  • 400m after the last house, Skern Lodge is clearly marked on the left.
By Train:
Nearest station is Barnstaple, 10 miles taxi or bus, or pre-arranged collection by Skern.
Tiverton Parkway station is at M5 Junction 27. If you can arrange meeting cars or a coach here, this can sometimes save overall journey time to Skern.