The village of Sticklepath is ideal for anyone who wants to explore Dartmoor National Park without limiting themselves to one particular place. Close to Okehampton and on the path of the Tarka Trail, it is delightfully peaceful yet only 10-minutes from Okehampton, 25 minutes from Exeter and less than half an hour from beaches at Bude, Bideford, Exmouth and Sidmouth. The Acorns is a comfortable modern holiday home within walking distance of the village pubs and shop. It has space for up to five people to sleep in three bedrooms and is ideal for families, friends and couples.
Clovehayes is a spacious holiday home close to Dartmoor and within walking distance of the centre of North Tawton's shops, pubs and other amenities. It's perfect for a holiday with family or friends, as it sleeps six people in three bedrooms with lots of luxurious extras like Emperor sized beds, underfloor heating, and high thread-count bed linen. There are footpaths, cycling routes, fishing lakes and golf courses nearby, and favourite attractions that include Castle Drogo, Powderham Castle, RHS Rosemoor, and Dartington Crystal. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Melrose Cottage has been designed and furnished with the comfort of walkers, cyclists and families in mind. This spacious holiday home is a five-minute walk from the centre of Okehampton, where you'll find all the amenities you need for a self-catering holiday in Devon, and barely a ten-minute stroll from Dartmoor National Park. The Granite Way, Two Castles Trail, Tarka Trail, and West Devon Way all pass through town to give access to many wonderful miles of footpaths and cycling routes. The cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms with space for two infants.
This beautiful cottage on the edge of Dartmoor is less than two miles from Okehampton and within easy reach of shops, cafes and pubs as well as favourite attractions like Adventure Okehampton and the Museum of Dartmoor Life. It is perfect for couples but can also accommodate a child over the age of eight, and is dog-friendly. Dreamcatcher is on a non-working farm in a peaceful location with no passing traffic. It dates back to 1840 and started life as a cow shed before being lovingly transformed by the current owners into a gorgeous cottage with a bespoke kitchen, log burner and underfloor heating.
This picture-perfect holiday cottage provides the perfect mix of period character and charm with modern day comforts. Located in the beautiful village of Petrockstowe, with a pub on the doorstep and plenty of walking and cycling trails nearby, it is ideal for families or couples looking for a rural self-catering break in this tranquil corner of North Devon. Tight Corner Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and dogs are welcome too.
With excellent on-site facilities that include an indoor pool and tennis court, Speccott Barton provides an excellent self-catering base for couples, friends and families to explore North Devon. The coast and also the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are within easy driving distance and guests have direct access from the cottages onto the Tarka Trail.
On the edge of Okehampton and less than an hour from both the north and south coasts of Devon, this gorgeous barn conversion is a favourite holiday rental all year round. It can sleep up to four people in two lovely bedrooms, and is ideal for couples, friends or families with older children. The wealth of local footpaths and cycling routes make it easy to enjoy Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside, while its idyllic location on a non-working farm affords guest the peace and privacy they crave.
Hayloft is one of six holiday cottages in North Devon that are ideal for couples, families or groups of friends who want to explore Devon and its coastline, Dartmoor, Exmoor or simply relax. With a swimming pool and tennis court on-site there is plenty to keep you occupied and there is direct access onto the Tarka Trail for cyclists.
Six self-catering holiday homes nestling amidst North Devon countryside within easy driving distance of the coast and also Dartmoor and Exmoor. Perfect for families, couples and friends with on-site tennis court and indoor swimming pool. There is also direct access onto the Tarka trail for cyclists and walkers.
The Stable at Speccott Barton is a popular choice with couples and is well-placed for enjoying all the best bits of Devon with Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, and miles of stunning coastline within easy driving distance. On-site facilities include an indoor pool and tennis court, and for cyclists the Tarka Trail is directly accessible from Speccott Barton.
With the Tarka Trail accessible from the cottage, and some of Devon's top attractions within easy driving distance, Forge Holiday Cottage at Speccott Barton is a great self-catering choice for couples looking to enjoy the best of Devons countryside and coast. On-site facilities include the shared use of a swimming pool and tennis court.
A choice of six self-catering cottages with excellent facilities that include an indoor pool and tennis court set amidst North Devon countryside within easy reach of the coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor. An excellent choice for couples, families and friends with plenty of attractions within easy reach. For cyclists and walkers, the Tarka Trail is on the doorstep.
Accommodating two to ten guests, this large self-catering farmhouse on the outskirts of the pretty Devon village of Petrockstowe (with pub!) is the perfect place to truly relax and unwind amongst wonderful rolling countryside. An ideal base for exploring the pretty villages, coastline and attractions of the South West. Spend your days cycling the pretty lanes, exploring the Coast to Coast or visiting the picturesque villages and market towns - the choices are endless.
You'll have all the peace and privacy you, your family and your friends could want at Higher Blackabroom holiday cottage. The period property is near Okehampton, half a mile from Dartmoor National Park and within walking distance of a welcoming pub. It sleeps seven people in three bedrooms and has incredible views over the surrounding fields and countryside. Lydford Gorge is two miles away, and there is a vast network of footpaths and cycling routes to help visitors explore. You can reach the beaches of the North Devon coast, as well as The Eden Project and RHS Rosemoor, in under an hour.
A unique romantic yurt for two on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park in Okehampton. Ideal for those who are looking for something a little different out of a holiday and accommodation that is quirky and special - perfect for those who enjoy walking or want to explore Devon and Cornwall's many attractions. Enjoy glamping with the many comforts of self-catering. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A quaint 'bird box' for those looking for a romantic love nest on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Okehampton within easy reach of Devon and Cornwall's many attractions. Self-catering with a difference that is sure to offer an unforgettable fairy-tale holiday experience.
Plan a romantic escape with a twist at Humble Bee. This unique human-size beehive is ideal for two, with its quirky design and luxurious touches that include a suspended king-sized bed and private outdoor stone bath to bubble your aches away as you sip champagne under the trees. Tucked away in a tranquil setting, this magical retreat feels peaceful and remote, yet is only ten minutes walk from the centre of Okehampton with the Dartmoor National Park just waiting to be explored on the doorstep. Whether you spend your time discovering the spectacular scenery that makes this part of Britain so famous or just enjoy your time soaking up the charm of Humble Bee, one thing is certain - this will be a holiday you will always remember.
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Active holiday makers won’t have to leave the saddle, whether it’s on their mountain bike or their horse, as they explore the picturesque countryside. It’s a rambler’s paradise with miles of paths unspoiled by development and tacky tourism. Pack a picnic and stay out all day walking, climbing, riding, or simply sitting and being part of the landscape.
Learn about Devon’s history at Okehampton’s historic sites including Okehampton Castle, Finch Foundry, and the Museum of Dartmoor Life. Wine lovers should definitely make time to tour Eastcott Vineyard, or at least visit the cellar door and sample some of their award winning produce. Even if you’re staying in a self-catering cottage you’ll appreciate the fantastic pubs and restaurants in the area.
Exeter is an easy drive from Okehampton. Take a day to explore its magnificent cathedral and shop ‘til you drop in this small but perfectly formed city. Exmouth and Teignmouth are to the east, while the beautiful beaches of Bude and the Cornwall Heritage Coast are to the west. Families with kids should definitely check out Simmons Park and meadows if they need somewhere for the younger ones to let off some steam; or take a scenic drive south of town to Becky Falls Woodland Park.
Wherever you look around Okehampton you’ll find something fun, beautiful, historic, or a mixture of all three. It has all the ingredients you need for a brilliant holiday.