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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.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1709663
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6998946
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #6973781
Excellent! 4.6/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #1984892
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Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6474784
30
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8151986
18
Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Mobile Home #1900482
19
Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6921623
12
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #6476682
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Excellent! 4.4/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8153650
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #6561370
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8105142
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1849856
5
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #1523737
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Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8166155
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6113406
12
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8124431
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Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #8060425
6
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8132053
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
9
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8123887
6
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6541485
7
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8128060
17
Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8142156
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1980562
14
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #6831669
8
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #459118
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6845127
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #8040140
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1467618
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #8168267
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6493882
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6534773
14
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6801282
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6121134
14
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1138840
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #847043
17
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8147365
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #1839961
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8138281
7
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Caravan #1901041
14
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1921562
14
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1821025
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6467494
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #463235
25
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #6787635
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8166508
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Marvellous cottage and grounds, great location.

5 of 5
This peaceful cottage had all that we needed for a very comfortable 6 night stay. Alex and Anne are the perfect hosts. The large grounds offered our 2 children the opportunity to explore and run off their excessive energy, whilst we enjoyed a relaxing drink in the pleasant surroundings. Only a couple of minutes walk to the village shop for any essentials. Ten minutes walk to the Malt Scoop for a splendid mix of excellent food, local beers and friendly conversation. Lapford is located equal distance from the north and south Devon coasts which is ideal for chasing the sun and getting out and about. This was our second visit to the cottage. We all absolutely love the time we have spent here and will definitely be looking for an opportunity to visit again.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

holiday 8/07/2017

5 of 5
lovely cottage home from home would love to stay again
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017