Where to stay around North Tawton?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 211 holiday lettings near North Tawton. From 150 cottages to 25 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near North Tawton is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to North Tawton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in North Tawton. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dartmoor Prison Museum: 1,344 holiday lettings
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor: 2,859 holiday lettings
  • Lydford Gorge: 1,212 holiday lettings
  • National Park Visitor Centre Princetown: 1,384 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Dartmoor Life: 1,059 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around North Tawton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in North Tawton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 150 cottages in North Tawton. Our other popular types of North Tawton holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 14 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 10 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in North Tawton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10 holiday homes with pool available in North Tawton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    North Tawton - Unspoilt Dartmoor area in West Devon - Jam and Jerusalem country

    Dating back to Roman times, North Tawton is a wonderful little town in the centre of Devon where the comedy drama Jam and Jerusalem is filmed. Some of the stars stay at our cottages. On the outskirts of Dartmoor, between Okehampton and Exeter, its "Blood red soil" was made famous by the poet laureate, Ted Hughes who lived here until his death a few years ago.

    The village boasts three pubs in or around the town and is within easy reach of a number of gourmet pubs and restaurants, including the Michelin starred Gidleigh Park, so lots of lovely places to eat and drink! There are also lots of beautiful walks across fields or along the river Taw which flows through North Tawton. The Tarka Trail is only 50 yards from us and is 180 miles long! Dartmoor is also only a 10 minute drive away. Nearby there is horse riding, tennis and fishing and as the vilalge is in the middle of Devon there are loads of tourist attractions within a 30 minute drive. In fact even the Eden project in Cornwall is less than an hour away.

    Written by Piedy Somerville – Owner of Property 99928 in North Tawton, Devon

    A holiday rental home or holiday cottage in North Tawton, Devon is the perfect resting place after a long day of sightseeing

    North Tawton is a small but charming town nestled in a secluded valley between Exeter and Okehampton. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is where the sitcom starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders was made. It is now a thriving town surrounded by spectacular countryside in the heart of Devon between the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Towns and villages within five miles of North Tawton include Sampford Courtenay, Wembworthy, Exborne, Bow, Broadwoodkelly, Zeal Monachorum, Coldridge, Winkleigh, Spreyton, Jacobstowe and South Tawton.

    Places to holiday in North Tawton

    North Tawton's location high above the Taw Valley in the centre of Devon makes it an ideal base to explore all that the county has to offer. There are a number of hotels, inns and bed and breakfast establishments offering holiday accommodation in and around North Tawton. However visitors often prefer self-catering accommodation for holidays and cottages offer home from home comforts, usually have a garden and much more space than a hotel room.

    Rural cottages are perfect for walking, fishing, horse riding, photography, golf, boating and nature and birdwatching short breaks or longer holidays. They are only six miles from Dartmoor National Parks, half an hour's drive to Exeter, an hour's drive to the Eden Project in Cornwall and within easy reach of both the coasts.

    Cottage holidays can mean stable conversions, thatched cottages, barn conversions, luxury and stone cottages, but whatever you choose you can be sure they will have all mod cons and will be the perfect resting place after a long day of sightseeing.

    Things to do in North Tawton

    North Tawton has a post office, pharmacy, shops and pubs. The fine church has remains of medieval stained glass and the Broadhall is also of this period and has an old oak door and huge chimneystack. Cyclists will love the Tarka Trail. The Tarka Line links to the Dartmoor railway serving Exeter, Newton St.Cyres, Crediton, Yeoford, Copplestone, Morchard Bishop, Lapford, Eggesford, King's Nympton, the Portsmouth Arms public house, Umberleigh and Barnstable.

    Hatherleigh, renown for its Silver Band, have a festival at the end of May with art exhibitions, classical concerts, street theatre, stalls with live music, comedy variety shows, kite flying and picnics. You will have to book early to make sure a holiday cottage is available for this festival weekend. Church House in South Tawton hold concerts throughout the year in a cosy venue for a maximum of fifty people. If you are looking for somewhere special to eat, the Rydon Inn in Holsworthy is a Gastro pub and restaurant and Tin Hay Mill is a unique restaurant converted from 15th century mill cottages.

    Attractions near to North Tawton include Dingles Steam Village and Fairground Museum in Lifton, which has working displays and indoor steam, the Lydford Gorge has a mile and a half long gorge leading to a ninety foot high waterfall, Okehampton Castle is the remains of a Norman mote and keep and Winsford walled gardens.

    Climate in North Tawton

    North Tawton's climate is mild but unpredictable. The North Devon coasts will be slightly cooler than inland and it is likely to be damp on the moors.

    Travel to North Tawton

    Exeter and Bristol airports are convenient for North Tawton, as is the ferry port at Plymouth. Exeter St Davids is a mainline station and the Tarka Train line operates Exeter and Barnstable and Coleford junction has a branch to Okehampton. There are good bus links to Exeter, Crediton and Okehampton.

    Exploring the natural landscape of North Tawton

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, North Tawton is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • RHS Garden Rosemoor (14 mi / 22.6 km)
    • Dartmoor (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
    • Lydford Gorge (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
    • Bellever Tor (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
    • Dartmoor National Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)