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North Tawton - Unspoilt Dartmoor area in West Devon - Jam and Jerusalem country

Dating back to Roman times, North Tawton is a wonderful little town in the centre of Devon where the comedy drama Jam and Jerusalem is filmed. Some of the stars stay at our cottages. On the outskirts of Dartmoor, between Okehampton and Exeter, its "Blood red soil" was made famous by the poet laureate, Ted Hughes who lived here until his death a few years ago.

The village boasts three pubs in or around the town and is within easy reach of a number of gourmet pubs and restaurants, including the Michelin starred Gidleigh Park, so lots of lovely places to eat and drink! There are also lots of beautiful walks across fields or along the river Taw which flows through North Tawton. The Tarka Trail is only 50 yards from us and is 180 miles long! Dartmoor is also only a 10 minute drive away. Nearby there is horse riding, tennis and fishing and as the vilalge is in the middle of Devon there are loads of tourist attractions within a 30 minute drive. In fact even the Eden project in Cornwall is less than an hour away.

Written by Piedy Somerville – Owner of Property 99928 in North Tawton, Devon

A holiday rental home or holiday cottage in North Tawton, Devon is the perfect resting place after a long day of sightseeing

North Tawton is a small but charming town nestled in a secluded valley between Exeter and Okehampton. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is where the sitcom starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders was made. It is now a thriving town surrounded by spectacular countryside in the heart of Devon between the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Towns and villages within five miles of North Tawton include Sampford Courtenay, Wembworthy, Exborne, Bow, Broadwoodkelly, Zeal Monachorum, Coldridge, Winkleigh, Spreyton, Jacobstowe and South Tawton.

Places to holiday in North Tawton

North Tawton's location high above the Taw Valley in the centre of Devon makes it an ideal base to explore all that the county has to offer. There are a number of hotels, inns and bed and breakfast establishments offering holiday accommodation in and around North Tawton. However visitors often prefer self-catering accommodation for holidays and cottages offer home from home comforts, usually have a garden and much more space than a hotel room.

Rural cottages are perfect for walking, fishing, horse riding, photography, golf, boating and nature and birdwatching short breaks or longer holidays. They are only six miles from Dartmoor National Parks, half an hour's drive to Exeter, an hour's drive to the Eden Project in Cornwall and within easy reach of both the coasts.

Cottage holidays can mean stable conversions, thatched cottages, barn conversions, luxury and stone cottages, but whatever you choose you can be sure they will have all mod cons and will be the perfect resting place after a long day of sightseeing.

Things to do in North Tawton

North Tawton has a post office, pharmacy, shops and pubs. The fine church has remains of medieval stained glass and the Broadhall is also of this period and has an old oak door and huge chimneystack. Cyclists will love the Tarka Trail. The Tarka Line links to the Dartmoor railway serving Exeter, Newton St.Cyres, Crediton, Yeoford, Copplestone, Morchard Bishop, Lapford, Eggesford, King's Nympton, the Portsmouth Arms public house, Umberleigh and Barnstable.

Hatherleigh, renown for its Silver Band, have a festival at the end of May with art exhibitions, classical concerts, street theatre, stalls with live music, comedy variety shows, kite flying and picnics. You will have to book early to make sure a holiday cottage is available for this festival weekend. Church House in South Tawton hold concerts throughout the year in a cosy venue for a maximum of fifty people. If you are looking for somewhere special to eat, the Rydon Inn in Holsworthy is a Gastro pub and restaurant and Tin Hay Mill is a unique restaurant converted from 15th century mill cottages.

Attractions near to North Tawton include Dingles Steam Village and Fairground Museum in Lifton, which has working displays and indoor steam, the Lydford Gorge has a mile and a half long gorge leading to a ninety foot high waterfall, Okehampton Castle is the remains of a Norman mote and keep and Winsford walled gardens.

Climate in North Tawton

North Tawton's climate is mild but unpredictable. The North Devon coasts will be slightly cooler than inland and it is likely to be damp on the moors.

Travel to North Tawton

Exeter and Bristol airports are convenient for North Tawton, as is the ferry port at Plymouth. Exeter St Davids is a mainline station and the Tarka Train line operates Exeter and Barnstable and Coleford junction has a branch to Okehampton. There are good bus links to Exeter, Crediton and Okehampton.

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Recent Reviews

Acorn Barn, Near Okehampton, Devon

5 of 5
We stayed during July 2017 and found the barn conversion to be very clean and comfortable. On arrival, we enjoyed a Devon cream tea supplied by Alison which was a lovely surprise and well received. The cottage is set in a lovely and peaceful location, but within quick and easy access of the Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton and the A30. The barn has obviously been converted to a high standard and had everything we needed for our week-long stay. The barn should be of interest to anyone with a disability as the downstairs wet-room and kitchen has obviously been designed with this in mind. The local village of Belstone and it's pub (The Tors) is also recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Charming well appointed comfortable cottage.

5 of 5
Good communications with the owner as we had to alter our dates. The cottage was clean and tidy and well furnished and appointed with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. The village is also charming with a pub on the square which did delicious meals, however we recommend booking your table as we were disappointed on a couple of evenings. We would recommend this cottage to our friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017