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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
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House #6859575
Exceptional! 5/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Apartment #1688275
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
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Barn #1984892
13
Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6474784
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Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1932722
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Viewed 113 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6938295
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Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8129708
18
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1888826
14
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
£6
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8147179
13
Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1996621
13
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8158970
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1931034
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Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6026235
14
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1818741
6
Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1931727
12
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
13
Viewed 31 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
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Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(34 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8166155
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Viewed 13 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
16
Viewed 26 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
9
Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8123887
6
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8165338
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #1877059
14
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Barn #8173992
25
Viewed 11 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
13
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
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Farmhouse #6831669
8
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #1874780
25
Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Barn #6847796
8
Viewed 57 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 48 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6121134
14
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8142156
18
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6801282
7
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(40 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #411612
40
Viewed 36 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 75 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 36 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #1882938
7
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8165287
22
Viewed 17 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 65 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 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8069577
4
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6750898
15
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6724917
4
Viewed 96 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 44 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 45 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Brilliant apartment and location

5 of 5
The apartment is well equipped and immaculately clean,The corner sofa is exceptionally comfortable, with adjustable height backrests. The new bed is very comfortable. The views are stunning and better still you can see them from the sofa too. My only word of caution would be to wheelchair users! My husband is one, you do need to be able to manage some walking as the bathrooms are not easy to manage in a wheelchair, although the rest of the apartment and the building are fine and will certainly go back again. A special mention too for Sandra, the cleaner/caretaker, she is lovely, friendly, does a great meet and greet job and couldn't be more helpful.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Charming well appointed comfortable cottage.

5 of 5
Good communications with the owner as we had to alter our dates. The cottage was clean and tidy and well furnished and appointed with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. The village is also charming with a pub on the square which did delicious meals, however we recommend booking your table as we were disappointed on a couple of evenings. We would recommend this cottage to our friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017