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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Moretonhampstead, Devon your home away from home

Moretonhampstead is a small market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It is noted for having the longest single-word name in England. The town has a Parish Church, local shops, several pubs and cafés which are popular with walkers visiting the area as well as those staying in a holiday rental in Moretonhampstead. It makes an ideal base for exploring Devon and Dartmoor, within easy reach of the coastal beaches, the cities of Plymouth and Exeter and the surrounding beautiful countryside.

Things to Do in Moretonhampstead, Devon Dartmoor Letterboxes

One fun pursuit which is unique to Dartmoor is letterboxing. It is a type of treasure hunting and people have hidden ‘letterboxes’ all over Dartmoor. Guidebooks can be bought listing clues to letterbox locations and when discovered, the letterboxes usually hold a visitor’s book for signing, and a rubber stamp which can be used to stamp the finder’s record book. The stamp and visitor’s book are then hidden again for the next seeker.

Walking

The most common pastime on Dartmoor is hill walking, and visitors should come well prepared with proper hiking boats for the rough, sometimes wet terrain. The spectacular scenery and remoteness draw many walkers to the area.

Climbing

The granite tors of Dartmoor provide challenges for climbers of all abilities, particularly around Haytor and Leigh Tor.

Places to Visit Near Moretonhampstead, Devon Becky Falls

Becky Falls is Devon’s Top Beauty spot and is very family orientated. The spectacular natural falls in the river valley are the main attraction and there are also animal attractions and an indoor theatre where shows are held daily.

Exeter

Exeter is worthy of a full day trip and is about 11 miles from your Moretonhampstead holiday home rental. Take a guided walking tour of the city to learn the history behind the historic buildings. Visitors can explore the ancient Cathedral founded in 1050 and the beautiful Guildhall which is the oldest municipal building in use in England today.

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo is just 3 miles from your Moretonhampstead holiday home. This magnificent country house was built around 1910 to a design by Edward Lutyens and is now managed by the National Trust. As well as having a decorative interior, the formal gardens are full of colour with rhododendrons, magnolias and herbaceous borders.

Weather in Moretonhampstead, Devon

Located in the West Country, the area around Moretonhampstead generally has mild winters and warm, sunny summers with occasional showers. Average daily high temperatures throughout the year range from 9-21C (48-70F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and January, particularly on high ground. The moors do have occasional mist.

Travel to Moretonhampstead, Devon

The best way to get to Moretonhampstead is by train or car. Follow the M5 south to Exeter then take the scenic A30 a short distance before turning onto minor roads to reach Moretonhampstead.

The nearest railway station is Totnes station 15 miles away. Exeter Airport has regular flights from around the UK and is 16 miles from your holiday cottage at Moretonhampstead.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A beautiful retreat in stunning surroundings

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay at Gidleigh Park for our honeymoon, and were delighted we were able to take our dog along too. It is not often you find such luxurious, dog-friendly accommodation. It is the perfect place to get away from it all. The property is beautifully presented and Adam provided a welcome hamper which was a nice touch. We also loved all the recommended walking routes which Adam provided and used them to explore the immediate area and Dartmouth. The whole place was very comfortable and relaxing. We went in Autumn when the colours in the surrounding area were spectacular..
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect New Year's getaway!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was the perfect place to get away from the pace and stress of London for the new year break. My girlfriend and I drove down from London on New Year's Eve and although the roads were dark and we did mistake another cottage for this one, once we had arrived we knew we had booked the right accommodation for our long weekend. The cottage was the perfect size for the two of us and could comfortably fit a small family. The bed was huge and very comfortable and warmed up nicely on those cold winter nights. The bathroom is reached via the bedroom and we had no problems at all. The kitchen also comes fully fitted, with glassware, cookware and utensils. In the living room, there is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs and a small choice of puzzles and board games, which are perfect for couples and families as well as some books. One thing I would advise is to bring slippers as the living room and kitchen floors are stone so do get cold in the winter. The location of the cottage was extremely practical, with the main road from Tavistock to Okehampton close by. The cottage sits on its own is totally peaceful. Animals do come and go as mentioned in the listing. It is also a great location to drive or walk further into the park. However, a lot of the walks mentioned on the internet do fall further south and east of the cottage. This should not be much of a problem if one has a car. We spent a day and a half walking the moors and as inexperienced walkers, we were lucky to have a wonderful day of sunshine and clear skies to tackle one of the easier walks from Princetown. We also took a day trip to Cornwall, with Land's End a two hour drive away, on another gloriously sunny day and this is also a perfect option for those who wish to see a different type of beauty on their trip. The hosts, Helen and Robin, were friendly but not intrusive. The welcome pack of biscuits were much appreciated. Finally, my girlfriend and I must thank them once again for helping us to jump start our car after a particularly cold night. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of a break in this part of the country to seriously consider this listing. It is a cosy retreat in acres of space. Again, the perfect getaway for two city dwellers to escape from it all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely place, had everything we needed and very relaxing.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect for two young families to stay over the New Year period, all child friendly including stairs gates and excellent layout on the ground floor as all open plan. Highly recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016