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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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Something to tantalise everybody's taste buds!

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We arrived at The Shippen, after a very long drive, to lovely scones, jam and clotted cream that had been left for us by the owners Janice and Jon! The accommodation was first class, clean and well-kept with everything you needed for your holiday but it was its surrounding reserve that we were really looking forward to, the woodland, meadows, river and pond. As the weather was very hot everything looked a bit dry but having an interest in all fauna and flora that didn’t deter us walking through the meadows in the mornings to see which butterflies, moths and other insects were around. We were lucky enough to spot the first 2018 silver-washed fritillary on our second day there – not in the meadow however - it nearly flew in through our French doors! The woodland is lovely and it has many accessible pathways, some running along the edge of the river that runs through the reserve. We managed to see the kingfisher as it darted past and an amazing number of demoiselles, damselflies and dragonflies but unfortunately were not able to see the elusive otter that frequents the area. On the other edge of the woodland is an old disused railway line which you can walk along, with a couple of stone bridges still arching over it. The highlights of our holiday was my husband’s first encounter with a glow-worm, kindly found by Jon’s sister and the opportunity to experience seeing the bats emerging from The Shippen and Jon’s property - that was fantastic. The variety and number of birds that came to the feeders in the garden was brilliant and they didn’t seem to mind if you were sat outside. The Shippen is such a comfy cottage and the reserve is an oasis for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s the wildlife you’re looking for or just a place to rest, relax and recuperate. Jon and Janice will make you welcome and are happy to help you enjoy the best the reserve can offer with their enthusiasm for everything ‘wild and wonderful’.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Stunning-Highly recommended!

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Beautifully restored and tastefully decorated cottage which was so well equipped and spotlessly clean .The cottage was centrally located which enabled us to explore the northern and southern coastal regions. Such gracious and accommodating hosts -we loved staying here and will definitely return !
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  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018