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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.

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Cottage #6543353
Excellent! 4.6/5
(13 reviews)
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Barn #1984892
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Cottage #6474784
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Excellent! 4.3/5
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Cottage #8153650
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Farmhouse #6831669
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Cottage #1467618
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Cottage #8123887
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Barn #6847796
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Cottage #6493882
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Cottage #8165287
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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Cottage #8147365
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
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Caravan #1901041
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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House #1088924
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Apartment #6739790
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Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Very Good! 4.2/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Farmhouse #6861526
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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