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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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A stunning property in a beautiful location

5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cowshed, which started with a lovely warm welcome from Wendy. This truly is a home from home, in a quiet country location. The property was spotlessly clean and well furnished, with everything you could need for a self catering break. We would love to visit again in the warmer weather so as to enjoy the garden and balcony. Thank you Wendy for letting us stay at your lovely property!
  • Review Submitted: Feb 08, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018

Relaxing break in a lovely location

5 of 5
Lovely cottage in a great location with all facilities you could want on the door step. Much enjoyed the White Hart and the convenience of a Co-op just over the road. Cottage itself is very well appointed and welcoming with lovely comfy beds that ensured a good nights sleep. Practical kitchen and cosy living/dining room with a wood burner that was most welcome at this time of year. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a comfortable Dartmoor stay with the convenience of small town facilities and hope to return
  • Review Submitted: Feb 08, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018