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Okehampton

The ancient town of Okehampton is referred to as the ''Gateway to Dartmoor''. Nestled at the northern end of this spectacular national park, it''s a delightful market town full of historic charm.

Okehampton dates back to the Bronze Age, when ancient settlers set up camp on a site where the East and West Okement rivers meet. The Saxons built the first church and the Normans built Okehampton''s spectacular castle, the ruins of which are enjoyed by many today.

Much of the town''s wealth was derived from trading in tin and wool, the story of which is featured in the Museum of Dartmoor Life.

Today, elegant historic buildings line the streets, including several coaching inns and the town hall, which has a granite facade dating back to 1685. The town has many independent artisan food and crafts shops, smart tea rooms and an original Victorian glass-roofed shopping arcade.

Peaceful Simmons Park offers leisurely strolls through ornamental gardens and along the river, plus excellent sports facilities for the more energetic. Okehampton''s biggest outdoor asset is the countryside beyond. Often known as the walking capital of Dartmoor, some of Dartmoor''s best walks are within easy reach, offering stunning views of the moorland over to Exmoor on clear days. The spectacular fast flowing Lydford Gorge is also only a few miles away.

Okehampton is also a great cycling destination, with national cycle routes the Granite Way and the Dartmoor Way running through the town. Cycle hire is available locally. Alternatively, you could view Dartmoor on horseback or enjoy peace and tranquillity fishing the rivers. The picturesque North Devon coast and Cornwall are also within easy reach.

For a relaxing holiday where you decide how active you want to be, Okehampton has so much to offer. Book your perfect break today by searching for Okehampton holiday cottages.
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  • Sampford Courtenay, near Okehampton, Devon
    Sampford Courtenay, near Okehampton, Devon×

    North Town Cottage

    Sampford Courtenay, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: UKC248
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    From this delightful thatched cottage, you can easily sample the delights of both Dartmoor and the coast.
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    This charming, thatched cottage stands detached in the courtyard of the owner’s home in the village of Sampford Courtenay, and offers a cosy retreat from the world - either as a base for touring the stunning countryside or somewhere to unwind and relax in. Sampford Courtenay itself is a delightful village with rows of pretty thatched cottages and a renowned local pub. The town of Okehampton is close by and is considered the gateway to Dartmoor National Park. It also provides a...

  • Northlew, near Okehampton, Devon
    Northlew, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Peartree Cottage

    Northlew, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: HRRO
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Standing in grounds of 2 acres, with wild flower meadows, close to Okehampton and with access to Dartmoor National Park.
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    This delightful holiday cottage adjoins the owner’s country house, standing in 2 acres in a rural position and is in an excellent location to explore the attractions and stunning landscape this part of the country has to offer. Peartree Cottage has its own private patio and fence enclosed garden with gate leading to the wild flower meadow which guests are free to roam around. It has also been presented with a VisitEngland Gold Award. Okehampton is a short distance away and...

  • Southcott, near Okehampton, Devon
    Southcott, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Shippen Cottage

    Southcott, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: HPPX
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by 25 acres of woodland and walks to enjoy, part of a small group of artisan studios, with master potters, wood and metal workers, but close to Okehampton.
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    This beautifully converted adjoining barn is situated in a rural location just outside the town of Okehampton and is surrounded by 25 acres of woodland and walks that guests can enjoy during their stay. The cottage is part of Kigbeare Studios, which is made up of a small group of master potters, wood and metal workers and their studios. The location is ideal holiday base from which to explore the North Cornwall and Devon areas. Close to Okehampton, which is the gateway to Dartmoor...

  • North Tawton, near Okehampton, Devon
    North Tawton, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Meadow Cottage

    North Tawton, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: UKC1877
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This lovely thatched cottage enjoys its own 1-acre meadow, perfect for playing games or just relaxing in the sun.
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    Meadow Cottage belies its understated name. This thatched cottage is in fact the south wing of one of Devon’s finest examples of an historic open hall house, set within 22 acres of stunning countryside with origins dating back to the 15th century. As you arrive at the property, you will pass through and past a fine array of historic and impressive thatched buildings, one of which houses the owner’s micro-brewery. There are so many reasons to enjoy a holiday at...

  • Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon
    Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Week Farm Cottages - The Apple Cellar

    Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: UKC1527
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A wonderful base within Dartmoor, set on a working farm, within easy reach of the rolling Devon hills, walking and cycling routes.
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    Week Farm Cottages are the perfect choice for families, couples and friends. Nestled on the edge of the owners working beef and sheep farm, and popular 17th-century B&B, in the stunning Dartmoor region where you can relax and enjoy all that this breathtaking location has to offer. Surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, with Dartmoor and the lovely rolling hills of Devon on your doorstep yet within easy reach of the coast, you’ll find a holiday at Week...

    Week Farm Cottages - The Jasmine
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    Week Farm Cottages - The Lodge
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  • Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon
    Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Week Farm Cottages - The Lodge

    Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: UKC1526
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With plenty of cycling, fishing and walking opportunities your stay at The Lodge will be fun-filled and memorable.
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    Week Farm Cottages are the perfect choice for families, couples and friends. Nestled on the edge of the owners working beef and sheep farm, and popular 17th-century B&B, in the stunning Dartmoor region where you can relax and enjoy all that this breathtaking location has to offer. Surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, with Dartmoor and the lovely rolling hills of Devon on your doorstep yet within easy reach of the coast, you’ll find a holiday at Week...

    Week Farm Cottages - The Jasmine
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    Week Farm Cottages - The Apple Cellar
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  • Spreyton, near Okehampton, Devon
    Spreyton, near Okehampton, Devon×

    East Hillerton Lodge

    Spreyton, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: W43628
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This delightful, rural retreat enjoys beautiful views and lies close to a wonderful variety of attractions.
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    With stunning, elevated views over Dartmoor, East Hillerton Lodge is a delightful rural retreat. Occupying the east wing of the owners’ home, the property offers spacious, well-appointed holiday accommodation. Both bedrooms benefit from en-suite shower rooms and the double bedroom has a balcony. There is also a patio and large, enclosed garden, as well as a large garage for storing motorbikes. This is an ideal destination for those wanting to get away from it all. Due to...

  • Exbourne, near Okehampton, Devon
    Exbourne, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Hayes Meadow

    Exbourne, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: CM9202
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    An ideal location for country lovers with The Tarka Trail footpath and cycle way running close by.
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    Converted from a 17th-century barn, this property backs onto the attractive courtyard and stables of the owner’s thatched period home and overlooks their orchard and pastures, where guests are free to wander. Hayes sheep farm has lovely views of typical Devon countryside, well-established extensive gardens and a grass tennis court. In the pretty village of Exbourne there is a choice of churches within walking distance, and numerous excellent restaurants/pubs to be found. This is...

    Hayes Barn - Hayes Orchard
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  • Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon
    Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Week Farm Cottages - The Jasmine

    Bridestowe, near Okehampton, Devon

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    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC1525
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoy fishing, walking and the attractions in the Dartmoor area from your base at The Jasmine, located in rural Devon on a working farm.
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    Week Farm Cottages are the perfect choice for families, couples and friends. Nestled on the edge of the owners working beef and sheep farm, and popular 17th-century B&B, in the stunning Dartmoor region where you can relax and enjoy all that this breathtaking location has to offer. Surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, with Dartmoor and the lovely rolling hills of Devon on your doorstep yet within easy reach of the coast, you’ll find a holiday at Week...

    Week Farm Cottages - The Lodge
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    Week Farm Cottages - The Apple Cellar
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  • Meldon, near Okehampton, Devon
    Meldon, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Mylens

    Meldon, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: UKC1808
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Whether you have a passion for nature, history or simply love spending quality time outdoors with the family, Mylens is the perfect holiday choice.
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    Situated in the pretty Devon hamlet of Meldon, within Dartmoor National Park, this spacious semi-detached barn conversion is the ideal base from which to explore both Devon and Cornwall with easy access to the A30. Meldon forms the start of the Pegasus Trail; created for walking, mountain biking and horse riding, it takes advantage of mostly quiet lanes and public bridleways. This stunning area has so much to offer, with nearby Okehampton, known as ’The gateway to Dartmoor’...

  • Crediton, North Devon
    Crediton, North Devon×

    Burrow Farm

    Crediton, North Devon

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    Ref: UKC916
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A wonderful, rural base with the benefit of a hot tub and fishing lake, set within 8-acre grounds.
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    This very well-presented, large family house offers guests the opportunity to live in a very big house in the country! Set in a rural location in mid Devon, Burrow Farm is ideal as a great place to spend a week’s holiday or as a special location to celebrate a family occasion. With very well-proportioned rooms, there is plenty of space to enjoy the peace and quiet of rural living. Outside, there is a good-sized garden with the added benefit of a hot tub. The 8 acres that surround...

  • Exbourne, near Okehampton, Devon
    Exbourne, near Okehampton, Devon×

    Barwick

    Exbourne, near Okehampton, Devon

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    Ref: UKC2051
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Barwick offers a wonderful, spacious property, with enough room for all the family in this fabulous, rural part of west Devon.
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    Nestled within the glorious Devon countryside, Barwick is the perfect choice for families, couples and friends wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a holiday together. Surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, with Dartmoor and the lovely rolling hills of Devon on your doorstep, Barwick is also within easy reach of the coast. This spacious property has the benefit of a large open plan living space downstairs and an additional...

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