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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 #6817030
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #6817223
        Excellent! 4.5/5
        (8 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
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        Barn #1984892
        8
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Cottage #6474784
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (29 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Barn #851169
            29
            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (22 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #416743
              22
              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (18 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Barn #1874780
                18
                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #1709663
                  11
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (13 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #8147365
                    13
                    Viewed 6 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
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                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (13 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8124442
                        13
                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (5 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #1818741
                          5
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (38 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8170973
                            38
                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (5 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
                                5
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (22 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1088924
                                  22
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                    (6 reviews)
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                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    Farmhouse #1299427
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                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #1467618
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        Cottage #8164475
                                        3
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #402864
                                          44
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (9 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Multiple rentals Cabin #8174035
                                            9
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (22 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #8158970
                                              22
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #8171413
                                                10
                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Barn #432921
                                                  30
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    House #6801282
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #1879371
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                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #6121134
                                                        8
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Farmhouse #6831669
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                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #6493882
                                                            2
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
                                                              5
                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 13
                                                                Cottage #8046824
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                  Barn #8159603
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                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #1989561
                                                                    1
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8174035
                                                                      6
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #1899219
                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Apartment #1760182
                                                                          6
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #1607676
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Cottage #8131029
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #6769919
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #1138840
                                                                                  17
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1887772
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #8043871
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Cottage #1732549
                                                                                        3
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #6739790
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                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #6484975
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1887772
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6724917
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1970826
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #6713348
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The property was warm and welcoming, as were Taryn and Barbara.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We rented Down House for a long weekend family get together. Taryn and Barbara were helpful from the start of the booking right until we left the house. The house itself was a little difficult to find in the dark, but we managed, as Taryn mentioned sat nav's don't find it. But old fashioned maps work! Maybe a brighter sign on the lane? The house itself was very roomy and in total we had 13 (11adults &2 children) staying, after an arrangement with Taryn. The kitchen was large enough to seat us all, it would be useful to have some more kitchen equipment such as baking trays, bowls for serving etc, there was however plenty of crockery, mugs and cutlery. We had a great stay, just a shame not for longer as we didn't have time to walk around the countryside from the house. Hopefully we will get another chance to visit and for longer next time. Thanks to you both.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic relaxing weekend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay, the hot tub was fantastic (we were slightly disappointed it wasn't hot when we arrived, but it soon warmed up). There was a lovely goody box on arrival including biscuits, chocolates and crisps (this was a really nice touch). The bed was super comfy. I would recommend this place without hesitation.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      What a gem!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a wonderful stay we had. Alex and his family were very welcoming and the cottage is just lovely. From the moment we arrived at the well equipped cottage and the lovely homely touches and beautiful flowers it was a joy to stay - cosy, very clean and situated perfectly to explore Devon, Somerset and Dorset. Thank you guys for inviting us along to your firework display and bbq which was above and beyond! We would recommend this cottage anytime and are planning to return when we can
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016