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Off the beaten track, yet only minutes away from the local pub when you rent a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Sampford Courtenay

Sampford Courtenay is a large parish situated near to Crediton and sixteen miles west of Exeter on the northern edge of Dartmoor. It is famous for being where the Prayerbook rebellion first started, as parishioners joined Cornwall and made their stand against England in a resolution to restore the abolished Latin service.

Places to holiday in Sampford Courtenay

Sampford Courtenay is one of the prettiest villages in Devon. It has changed little since the Middle Ages and is a charming, sleepy place of thatch, cob and mellow stone cottages ablaze with flowers in the summer. Sampford Courtenay is a popular tourist spot and makes a great base to visit the arts, crafts and heritages sites, partake in family attractions, excursions and outdoor activities, as well as local events and cultural leisure activities in this area and throughout Devon.

One of the best ways to do this is to rent a self-catering property. This type of accommodation is comfortable, reasonably priced and feels like a home away from home. Holiday cottages in Sampford Courtenay have all mod cons and allow you the freedom to explore in your own time. They are perfect to relax and unwind after a busy days sightseeing.

Many holiday lodges, barn conversions, eco lodges and cottages in Sampford Courtenay are off the beaten track and secluded, yet only a few minutes walk from the friendly local pub. They are perfect for birdwatchers, walkers, cyclists to explore little travelled lanes and for a family get together.

Things to do in Sampford Courtenay

A visit to St Andrews Church allows you to soak in its peacefulness and you could easily be mislead into thinking that nothing of importance and certainly nothing of a violent nature could ever have contaminated it, but history proves otherwise. Towns to visit within four miles of Sampford Courtenay include Exbourne, Jacobstowe, North and South Tawton, Sticklepath, Broadwoodkelly, Okehampton, Monk Okehampton, Belstone and Winkleigh.

This area offers a great deal of choice in game fishing and Stafford Moor fisheries is only three miles away from your country cottage. There is free fishing at Meldon reservoir and sea trout and salmon fishing on the Torridge and Taw. Once you have caught some fish for your supper you may want some local produce as well and there are a number of farmers markets to visit at Bideford, Barnstable, Crediton, Okehampton and Exeter.

Garden enthusiasts will love the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Rosemoor near Great Torrington (only eleven miles from your cottage) or Winsford walled gardens, a twenty-five minute drive away. Cobbaton Combat Collection has everything pertaining to the militaries of the world or you might prefer to explore the medieval Okehampton Castle and its Norman mote. Other visitor attractions include Quince Honey Farm, Exeter Cathedral, Canonteign Falls, Launceston Steam Railway, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life and Buckland Abbey

Weather in Sampford Courtenay

Sampford Courtenay's climate is generally mild, but if you are out on the moors the weather may be unpredictable.

Travel to Sampford Courtenay

Exeter and Plymouth airports serve Sampford Courtenay, as does the port of Plymouth and National Express coaches run to Okehampton. There is a rail link from Exeter to Okehampton and the Dartmoor Steam Railway stops at Sampford Courtenay.

    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #6817223
      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #8080676
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Cottage #8080627
          • 2 BR
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 3
          Cottage #6543353
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Cottage #6817030
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Barn #1984892
              10
              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (23 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #6474784
                23
                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (7 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #8153650
                  7
                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (41 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Barn #851169
                    41
                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (14 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1709663
                      14
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                        (20 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #1467618
                        20
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (31 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Barn #8166155
                          31
                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1818741
                            6
                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (21 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Barn #1874780
                                21
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #6493882
                                  7
                                  Viewed 7 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! 4.6/5
                                      (16 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #8165287
                                      16
                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (13 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #6121134
                                        13
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (4 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8123887
                                          4
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (7 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 9
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
                                            7
                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (19 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Cottage #1138840
                                              19
                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                House #6801282
                                                6
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Barn #6847796
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #8147365
                                                    15
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8158970
                                                      27
                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #1046935
                                                        15
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          Cottage #8164475
                                                          6
                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (44 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #402864
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                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #6724917
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8124442
                                                                14
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #416743
                                                                  25
                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Barn #432921
                                                                    30
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #1088924
                                                                      23
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
                                                                        9
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #1879371
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #6713348
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #6484975
                                                                              3
                                                                                Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #8043871
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (41 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cottage #8170973
                                                                                  41
                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    House #8171413
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (2 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Cottage #1899219
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (2 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Barn #8173564
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cabin #8174035
                                                                                            13
                                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #8174035
                                                                                              6
                                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                Farmhouse #6861526
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6958934
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6739790
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8036309
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      This really is the perfect getaway

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had an amazing relaxing stay. We had everything we needed and more. The Hide is a truly beautiful retreat and we would love to return in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Relaxed.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very nice home from home. We enjoyed the location and the peace and quiet very much. On the first night of our weeks stay a small herd of deer came onto the property and stayed until they saw us watching them. Our host Wendy made us very welcome, and is able to provide lots of advice on places to go. We took advantage of our NT membership and went somewhere different each day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017