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The parish of Bratton Clovelly and its surrounding area has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. It is a charming village and part of Dartmoor National Park, an area of exceptional beauty, where the people have a reputation for their welcoming Devon hospitality, quality accommodation and local produce.

Places to holiday in and around Bratton Clovelly

Bratton Clovelly is situated eight miles from Okehampton, home of the remains of the largest medieval castle in Devon. It is nine miles from Launceston and its steam railway. Nearby towns include Broadwoodwidger and Germansweek. There are a number of fantastic places to eat in the surrounding area including the Fox and Hounds Hotel, The Arundell Arms and Lewtrenchard Manor. These all offer a fantastic place to go for a special evening from one of the many country cottages and farms offering self-catering accommodation in this most sought after holiday destination. The main tourist information office for Bratton Clovelly is situated in Launceston nine miles away.

The village of Clovelly has not changed a great deal in almost two hundred years and the Clovelly Inn, formally called the Old Pack Horse Inn has an oak fireplace lintel in the bar with 1789 inscribed on it. The Old School House built in 1837 still stands although the school itself has been converted into accommodation.

The small hamlets and villages around Bratton Clovelly converge by winding lanes and are surrounded by rolling countryside. Holiday cottages in this area offer some of the finest English country cottages for your self-catering requirements. Once the home of many thatched cottages but now only two remain with thatch intact. The old Devon longhouse is another interesting property, as it used to house animals at one end and a family in the other.

Things to do in Bratton Clovelly

Around Bratton Clovelly, There is a three-mile trail that takes about an hour to walk. It starts at the St Mary's Church, which although built in the Norman period, it stands on the site of a Saxon church. The rare 17th century wall paintings were uncovered and are preserved by English Heritage. The trail takes you downhill towards Boasley past the 18th Old Mill and former Culmpit Cottage.

The trail then turns uphill past the gates Eversfield Manor to the beginning of the bridle way with typical Devon banks rich in flora and fauna, past Hillside Farm, Lower Voaden Farm, and the Old Rectory and back to the point in the village where you started.

Bratton Clovelly is an excellent holiday location for anglers. Roadford reservoir set in 730 acres is the largest fishing lake in Devon and conveniently situated to many holiday cottages in the area. It is a popular tourist spot for other activities as well, such as bird watching, walking and sailing.

Although only nine miles from Bratton Clovelly, Launceston is in Cornwall and is not only popular for its Steam Railway but also its imposing Norman castle.

Buckland Abbey, once a prominent Cistercian monastery is within easy travelling distance of most Bratton Clovelly self-catering cottages and has associations with Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake.

Weather in Bratton Clovelly

The climate is subject to southwesterly winds and is bracing and salubrious, but can be cool and wet. The severest climatic conditions on Dartmoor are found in the northwest high moor lands, (tors) and south central areas where the altitude exceeds 1,500 feet.

Travel to Bratton Clovelly

Bratton Clovelly is served by Plymouth (PLH) and Exeter (EXE) airports and being part of Dartmoor National Park means that it has an excellent network of public transport in the summer months including trains and buses. Buying a Dartmoor Rover ticket provides a day's unlimited travel on these.

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                                                                                                      Higher Scarsick is a lovely retreat from which to explore the surrounding delights

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      If you are looking for somewhere to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of tourists at the end of the day then this is a lovely place to be. The cottage itself which is on a working dairy farm and attached to the owners, is very clean and tidy, spacious with three double bedrooms and well equipped with everything you need. We ate out one evening at the Wilsey Down Inn, just as you join the main road at Hallworthy, extremely handy, the food and service was very good and the welcome very friendly. It is popular. We were happy to relax, have a drink and wait for a table but in future or if you are short on time it is probably better to book. Heather the owner of the cottage is very welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful. I love this area of Cornwall and it was my first time here albeit only for a long weekend. I should mention that the cottage is also dog friendly, as I have a Flatcoat who came with us. I would definitely stay here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Clean, very welkom, nice treat with Devon scones and clotted cream.

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                                                                                                      Very quit and nice place. Very clean and organised. Good internet. Little bit far from everything.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017