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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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Shippen Cottage Ref: HPPX

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 National Park. Stunning beaches at Woolacombe and Sandymouth. Enjoy a day out at Hartland and visit the lighthouse, quay and the fishing village at Clovelly. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room, toilet and double sink. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beams, kitchen area and wooden floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared 25-acre natrual woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 5 yrs
  • NB: Stream in grounds 500 yards

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