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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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                                                                Apartment #6812263
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                                                                  Apartment #6812278
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                                                                    Apartment #1853007
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                                                                          Apartment #8169175
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                                                                              Apartment #6534773
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
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                                                                                        Apartment #6797495
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                                            Cottage #8105142
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                                                                                              Barn #8166155
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                House #8168267
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                  Farmhouse #6831669
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                                                                                                    House #8040140
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                                      Apartment #423193
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Absolutely loved the cottage. Great location in a lovely little village.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Cozy cottage that ticked all the boxes. A washer would have been nice seeing that we stayed for a week but the positives far outweighed the negatives. Parking proved a bit challenging the first couple of days but by mid-week it was not a problem. I will definitrly be looking to stay here the next time I'm in the area!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Another Fabulous Stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself and friends stayed here in early February. No matter what the time of year, it's always a great time to visit No. 2 The Watch House. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed a relaxing couple of days with spectacular views out to sea. With Dawlish centre within easy walking distance and the train station nearby, it was easy to forget the car for the weekend and still get around. This really is a very special place.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spotlessly clean, we found it warm, comfortable and spacious. We cooked from fresh (mostly local produce) most nights with no problem - facilities were great. The view from the property is lovely and everything as advertised. We hope to return sometime maybe with family as there was plenty of room. However, the peace and quiet was perfect for just the two of us. Paul was very helpful and available close by - we had no cause to call on him during our stay as everything was perfect. We chose this property because we wanted somewhere that would be lovely to stay inside if the weather was poor. The weather was mostly fine though so we went for many walks locally and on the nearby moors. We explored the local coast, towns and villages which are beautiful - a great base for exploring the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016