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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
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1771153
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Exceptional! 5/5
(36 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1688275
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6474784
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Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #1984892
12
Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6938295
12
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1996621
11
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1888826
13
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
16
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1932722
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Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6026235
12
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1931034
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Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
12
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6750898
14
Viewed 20 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 71 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8142156
17
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8166155
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
1
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1931727
10
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8129708
18
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #1874780
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Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #411612
13
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8123887
5
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8173992
22
Viewed 9 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
39
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8088922
14
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1709663
15
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #6831669
8
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #8161774
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8165338
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Viewed 31 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 9 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1970333
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Viewed 35 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 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6121134
13
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Good! 3.8/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8055251
4
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8165287
20
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
8
Viewed 57 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 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Barn #6847796
7
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8158970
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Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6724917
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Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
7
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Bungalow #1821731
13
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #1882938
7
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1046935
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6542226
25
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8168550
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Recent Reviews

Cozy, Quiet and The Perfect Little Getaway

5 of 5
Wonderful few days away in this wonderful cottage. Owners were so friendly and inviting, and the facilities there were top notch. Sitting outside with a drink and the only thing you can hear is the farm animals opposite is a rare thing. Got a little lost on occasion but that did mean we got to explore some of the stunning local villages and scenery. Our little classic Volvo as perfectly bimbling around the countryside and to all the local beaches. fantastic!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Fantastic views

5 of 5
Fantastic views from decking of property, great location for getting about to other locations .. couldn't fault the cottage, comfortable, home from home, would definitely book again.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017