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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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                                                                                                    A lovely little cottage, clean and well arranged with all required facilities (except WiFi!) - ideal for a short holiday
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful West Country cottage ,well maintained and stunning inside and out

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                                                                                                    If your looking for a beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings this is the place. The cottage has everything you want and more. It is exceptionally well maintained.The owner Richard is a genuine guy and makes sure you have all that you need to make your stay the best it can be. You can walk to two pubs, one by road approx. 40 minutes, the other along a public footpath, 30 minutes. Or you can take the car but I recommend the walks. Ideally located for access to Dartmoor and the north coast of Devon. I cold write much more but the simple fact is this property is one of the best we have stayed in and we would happily return.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 08-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
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