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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 little bit of Heaven , we had glorious weather , the setting was perfect , the house perfect . We have stayed at a number of cottages on the Moor's over 25 years , this property is a true gem , furnished to perfection . We would go back tomorrow .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect Cottage in the Perfect Location!

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                                                                                                      Just had a great time in this perfect cottage. Very homely, the beds were super comfy and the kitchen was fully equipped and easy to use. The town of Moretonhampstead had lovely pubs and eateries full of friendly and welcoming people. This area is a perfect base to be in good travelling distance to other beautiful destinations in the South hams. We even ventured down to Padstow in Cornwall where we visited Rick Stein's fish and chip shop! (about an hour and a half drive), WELL WORTH a visit! Overall we had a fabulous holiday and little Lenny the chihuahua loved every minute of it too! Would definitely return, The Costello family.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Stunning location and beautiful cottage

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                                                                                                      We rented this cottage as a 40th birthday present for my wife and for my daughter’s 7th birthday. On the day we arrived Vicki - the owner – had baked us a very tasty cake and also left a bottle of local apple juice which was much appreciated. The location and scenery is just stunning with a lake just a few minutes’ walk. The backdrop to the cottage is beautiful with nothing but pine forest and open fields. Just 5 or so minutes’ walk from the cottage is the start of a wonderful hiking trail with the River Teign running parallel to the footpath. We found a great little picnic spot with the river on one side and the forest on the other - truly magical. The cottage itself is full of character and has everything you need including a playroom at the top which our girls enjoyed using. All in all, we had a fantastic time and it truly was one of the best holidays we as a family have had. 100% recommended. Thank you to Vicki and her husband
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016