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Watch the otters at play from a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Chulmleigh, Devon

Chulmleigh, sometimes known as Chumleigh, is a Saxon town and civil parish in South Molton, Devon. It is twenty miles northwest of the cathedral city of Exeter and the Little Dart; one of the tributaries of the River Taw runs through this small hilltop town. Neighboring Eggesford is a station on the Tarka Line that runs from Exeter to Barnstaple.

Places to holiday in Chulmleigh

One of the best ways to explore Chulmleigh is from self-catering holiday accommodation and there are many charming cottages that offer more freedom than a hotel or guesthouse. Almost everything around this area is linked to Henry William's character, Tarka the Otter and there are more wild otters to see from a self catering Chulmleigh cottage than anywhere else in England. The Tarka Trail is a network of footpaths running through Valley Walk, Two Moors Way and Little Dart Ridge.

There are some lovely woodland walks around the Devon cottages in Chulmleigh and this area has rich grasslands known as the Culm. Heywood Wood is part of ancient Eggesford Forest and has some unusual trees such as the Western Red Cedar and the Chile Pine, as well as the remains of a castle dating back to Norman times.

The centre of Chulmleigh is a conservation area and many of the buildings are listed. Most cottages are made from cob and thatch and two of the oldest buildings in the parish are Lower Dodvard and Egypt cottage. If you rent holiday accommodation in Chulmleigh in the last week in July, then you will be able to join in with all the fun of Chulmleigh fair. This event has taken place for the past seven hundred and fifty years. King Henry III granted a Royal Charter to the Chulmleigh back in 1253.

Things to do in Chulmleigh

The fourteenth Church of St Mary Magdalene is well worth a visit, as it is very elaborately built for the size of the area. the Chulmleigh Saxon heritage is not the only history you will encounter, as Cromwell's army rode to victory in neighbouring Torrington. Walking through the cottages in the town you will notice the peculiar carved heads and keystones above the doors and this "axe blade" is unique to this locality.

Chulmleigh self-catering cottages are close to a host of outdoor pursuits and the Chulmleigh Golf Course is one of the best eighteen-hole courses around. Just down the road is the Bold Try Equestrian Centre and there are many routes to cycle or walk through the forest. The banks of the Little Dart alongside the Taw Valley are popular with keen birdwatchers. Fishing is allowed in this river as well as Huntacoot Water, the Taw and Mole and Catham Lakes, and permits are readily available.

Chulmleigh has a cricket club with views over the Dart Valley and Dartmoor. There are tennis courts at the Community College and Chulmleigh Sports Centre has a fitness suite, four badminton courts and tennis courts. The History Society, Taw Valley Ventures and the Chulmleigh Garden Society often stage events and you can eat out at the Cider Press in Eggesford, French's of Chulmleigh, the Fox and Hounds Country Hotel and many other places in the area.

Weather in Chulmleigh

The climate is mild in Chulmleigh and this is demonstrated by the way some holiday cottages in the area have been named, such as orange tree, plum and lime tree cottage.

Travel to Chulmleigh

Exeter airport (EXE) is convenient for Chulmleigh and Eggesford railway station is served from Exeter and there are many links from the Tarka Line. National Express coaches also operate to Exeter and Turners Tours run a local coach/bus service.

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    • 2 BA
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    Cottage #6965724
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      • 2 BR
      • Separate Toilet
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      Cottage #1857626
        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 9
        House #6859575
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (25 reviews)
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          • 2 BA
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          Apartment #1771153
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            Apartment #1688275
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              Excellent! 4.6/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Barn #1984892
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Cottage #6474784
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #1932722
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Cottage #6938295
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #8129708
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #1888826
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8147179
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Bungalow #1996621
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Apartment #1931034
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                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #6026235
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                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (29 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8158970
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                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #1818741
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                                        Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
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                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (33 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Barn #8166155
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                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (12 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Bungalow #1931727
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                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1709663
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                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #411612
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                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #8123887
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                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Apartment #8165338
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                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Apartment #1877059
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                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                            Barn #8173992
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                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8088922
                                                              15
                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                House #8161774
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                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8142156
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                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Farmhouse #6831669
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                      Barn #1874780
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                                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #6750898
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                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          Barn #6847796
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                                                                          Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #1467618
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                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              House #6801282
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                House #6121134
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                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (39 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #411612
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                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8110799
                                                                                    9
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Bungalow #1882938
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                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (22 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #8165287
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                                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (32 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1970333
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                                                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                                                                            10
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8069577
                                                                                              4
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #6724917
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (26 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #416743
                                                                                                  26
                                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #8197510
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Bungalow #1821731
                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Our stay at Margarets Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at Margarets Cottage with the family and dog. The Cottage is lovely, very homely. The views were amazing and we enjoyed some lovely walks around the Quay and by the Church. We will most definitely be going back again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Marvellous cottage and grounds, great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This peaceful cottage had all that we needed for a very comfortable 6 night stay. Alex and Anne are the perfect hosts. The large grounds offered our 2 children the opportunity to explore and run off their excessive energy, whilst we enjoyed a relaxing drink in the pleasant surroundings. Only a couple of minutes walk to the village shop for any essentials. Ten minutes walk to the Malt Scoop for a splendid mix of excellent food, local beers and friendly conversation. Lapford is located equal distance from the north and south Devon coasts which is ideal for chasing the sun and getting out and about. This was our second visit to the cottage. We all absolutely love the time we have spent here and will definitely be looking for an opportunity to visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017