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Make an Okehampton holiday cottage your home away from home

Nestled in the centre of Devon, Okehampton is a lovely rural town rich with natural beauty. Its proximity to Dartmoor National Park makes it a hit with nature enthusiasts and its temperate weather makes it a great place to visit year round. Okehampton is a quiet place where city dwellers can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, relax and enjoy their surroundings. In addition to the national park, the town is also close to a number of historical attractions and other places of cultural interest.

HomeAway has a diverse selection of holiday cottages in Okehampton to choose from. They range from cosy 1 bedroom accommodation perfect for a couples retreat, to a luxury 3-5 bedroom cottage furnished to a premier standard with added amenities such as a garden and proximity to leisure facilities.

Things to do in Okehampton

Okehampton is a dream destination for nature enthusiasts as the region is full of lovely walking and biking trails, which take visitors through a series of rolling green pastures, ancient rock formations and historic sites. The town of Okehampton itself is a quiet, rural destination with everything from 16th century pubs to modern cafes and restaurants.

-Dartmoor National Park: Most holiday rentals in Okehampton are just a few kilometres north of Dartmoor National Park, which is full of amazing sights and activities. Hiking, walking and biking trails are open throughout the year and reveal the surrounding landscape in all its beauty. Scattered throughout the park are the ruins of castles and estates built centuries ago. It is also not uncommon to spot deer, cattle or small mammals in the region.

-Okehampton Castle: Once the largest castle in Devon, Okehampton Castle is now mostly in ruins, but is still a sight to behold. The scenic ruins date back almost a thousand years and sit serenely on a hill overlooking a river bed. The nearby river is an ideal place for a picnic or to begin a walk around the region.

-Finch Foundry: The Finch Foundry is the last working water-powered forge in all of England. Now maintained by the National Trust, it is located in the tiny village of Sticklepath just a short distance from Okehampton holiday homes. The foundry offers a firsthand glimpse into what life was like for 19th century English villagers. In the 19th century, this foundry would have been a key component of the village, where farmers could make the tools they needed for survival.

The Weather in Okehampton

Okehampton enjoys some of Britain’s most temperate weather. May through October are the warmest months, with high temperatures ranging from 14 to 19°C. Winter temperatures are fairly mild and rarely touch on freezing. Whether you’re looking to relax in one of the many rural retreats or countryside cottages in Okehampton offered on HomeAway, or are using Okehampton as a springboard for exploring Dartmoor National Park, chances are the weather will cooperate with you.

Travel to Okehampton

Okehampton sits roughly between Exeter and Plymouth, just north of Dartmoor National Park. The easiest way to get to Okehampton is by car, though several bus and train services run between it and Exeter. Additionally, the scenic Dartmoor railway, which is accessible from Exeter, operates a weekend service in the spring and summer months between Yeoford and Okehampton.

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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

Great chilled out two weeks at the lovely converted barn

5 of 5
Had a great two weeks at the barn. Deborah and Steve were great hosts. Very welcoming and answered any questions that we had. Had a minor issue with the hot water but that got resolved very quickly. The barn has been very well converted to a high standard. The kitchen is well stocked and the lounge very comfortable. The bedrooms and beds are also comfy. The barn is in a quiet but beautiful part of Devon with Bude a 25 min drive away. If its quiet and relaxing your after then this is the place
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017