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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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                                                                                                      The description didn't do justice to the generous quirky comfortable accommodation, with big bedrooms and a spacious well equipped kitchen/diner/lounge on the first floor. The cluster of buildings is in an idyllic rural setting which makes a safe, quiet base for exploring the valley with broad riverside paths and narrow quiet lanes; or venturing further afield to Exeter, Plymouth or Dartmoor. Property was clean and well maintained with lots of additional equipment from fire pit and garden furniture to bikes and the brilliant games barn. Owners are very friendly and helpful with a real passion for the countryside and wildlife. This is a place where you can go as a family with adult kids as we did (and take an hours walk to Fingal Bridge for a pint of Devon Mist) or take younger kids for a real sense of old-fashioned freedom as they explore the grounds and lake. It also looks to be a great place to take a group of family or friends booking more than one of the properties. A real rural gem where you can unwind and relax in comfort.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                      Truly amazing place

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                                                                                                      We arrived with every intention of exploring Devon but within 24 hours we knew there was no way we were going to leave the Barn. We spent almost the entire the week there, either relaxing on the decking area (which is a sun trap!) or swimming in the pool (which was lovely and warm). The Barn is beautiful and designed to give you maximum peace and relaxation. It has everything you need and we will definitely be back. Many thanks to Sue and Roger for the warm welcome and hospitality.
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                                                                                                      fabulous cottage in a great location

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                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage very clean, beds were heaven to sleep in, the lane was so quiet you would never know that you were only 5mins from the shops/pubs and a good variety of places to eat and what a bonus having plenty of parking for 2 cars right outside the front door.. We had a fabulous stay, wish we could have booked a month!
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