Dartmoor is heaven for those who love the outdoors with excellent walking, cycling, horseriding, sailing, fishing and golf. A little further afield you’ll find the wide beaches and dramatic cliffs of the north Devon coast, while to the south is rolling countryside, pretty coves and picturesque harbours.
The historic market town of Tavistock is just 5 miles away. It's easy to spend a few hours pottering through the vibrant pannier market, sampling local food or visiting the many individual shops - a high street the way it used to be.
In contrast the bustling seafaring city of Plymouth with its rich naval heritage and modern shopping centre is only 8 miles away.
Both an easy bus ride from Yelverton.
"Stephen Spielberg's "Warhorse" was filmed only 2 miles from Barnabas House; you can visit Morwhellam Quay, used for the BBC's "Edwardian Farm" series, or Dartmoor Zoo, now the subject of a Hollywood film starring Matt Damon.
If gardens are your thing, visit the "Garden House" and Keith Wiley's incredible "Wildside" garden, and the world-famous "Eden Project" is only an hour's drive away.
History surrounds us here, with some of the finest National Trust properties on our doorstep - Buckland Abbey (once the home of Sir Francis Drake), Cotehele House, Saltram House, Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge all make great days out.
And remember, Dartmoor is the home of a world-class collection of archaeological sites, all within easy reach of Barnabas House.