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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

                                                                                                      ACORN COTTAGE. by M. T and Tilly.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at this cottage from Sept 9th- 16th and had the most wonderful time. Upon arrival there was a cream tea waiting for us and a welcome pack for our dog courtesy of Alison. The cottage itself was beautifully clean and spacious. Alison also left us fresh milk, eggs from her own hens and apple juice. She is a truly lovely lady and host and nothing was too much trouble for her, that said, she did not intrude during our stay. She even left printed ideas of things to do and what was going on in the area. The sitting area was comfortable with a large tv and selection of dvd;s. The wet room was ideal and the kitchen provided for all your needs. Sadly. the weather was cloudy and wet but it did not stop our fun, we visited Brixham, Torquay, Dawlish, Oakhampton and the famous Widdecombe Fair which we thoughly enjoyed. The best thing at the end of the day was a lovely comfortable bed, so cosy ! The cottage has wifi but is slower than at home, we couldn't get a mobile signal. The tv was fine, no problems. Our Labrador enjoyed herself as well, the cottage is quite rural but some great walks and easy to find. There is a local pub which serves good food and drink if you fancy a break. The only downside was that we did not want to go home and cannot wait until we return next year. Alison is really the perfect host, so very friendly, what more can you ask for, it is worth a stay to experience some great days out or in, absolute perfection and a great time to be had by all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, clean and well-equipped cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a lovely cottage - very comfortable and well-equipped, in a great location. The cottage is lovely and clean. The Bell pub has good food, with special nights for steaks/curry etc - get there early or book in advance! Highly recommend the Tarka Line trips with walks, there is good book with walks on the cottage bookshelf with great ideas.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017