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South Zeal

South Zeal, a medieval village in Dartmoor just 5 minutes drive off the A30 to Cornwall

The Oxenham Arms is the oldest building in the village of South Zeal, formerly a 12th century medieval monastery and manor house built around a prehistoric standing stone form the Neolithic period (which can still be seen in the Snug bar). Originally a settlement, South Zeal is at least 750 years old. The 13th Century village lay either side of the road from Exeter to Okehampton and Cornwall, on a ridge of well drained shale stretching from the bridge at the eastern end of the village to the top of hill in western extremity. South Zeal is famous for its "Burgage Plots".

Burgage Plots were enclosed fields established by the Lord of the Manor in the 13th Century from the "open" manorial fields. The tenants of the enclosed lands paid cash rent instead of, as previously, occupying land by virtue of having given feaudal service.

Today with a population of around 650, South Zeal remains a beautiful village, with two pubs, a great village stores, tea room and Post Office and many events taking place every week of the year.   The village hosts the popular Dartmoor Folk Festival, which this year ius taking place om 7th - 9th August

The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restuarant Home of the Neolithic South Zeal menhir, this 13th-century former Benedictine monastery is said to be the oldest heritage pub in Devon and Cornwall. Steeped in history, the largely untouched interior has to be seen. Two beers are brewed specially for the pub, which are served alongside two changing guest ales, together with a local cider. AA Rosette Restaurant. Pubs

Welcome to the 840 year old, AA Rosette & AA 4 Star Gold Awarded Oxenham Arms Inn, Hotel & Restaurant at South Zeal. The oldest heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall. Log Fires, wonderful food , great service and lovely atmosphere. Stunning views and 4 acres of grounds.

This famous English Heritage Grade II Star listed former 12th Century medieval monastery and manor house is located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park and yet only 5 mins off the A30 to Cornwall and just 25 mins from Exeter. Constructed originally by monks around the prehistoric South Zeal Menhir Standing...

Bracondale, sleeps 5, South Zeal, Dartmoor Bracondale

Bracondale is a 3 bedroom, terraced, Grade II listed, 17th century thatched cottage situated in the heart of South Zeal. Best for maximum of 4 adults. A welcoming base for exploring Dartmoor and beyond or simply relaxing in a traditional Dartmoor village.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

In the centre of South Zeal, a terraced, Grade II listed, 17th cent. thatched cottage, recently refurbished and made smart with a neutral colour palette. To the front, a small lawned garden and, immediately behind, a south-facing enclosed gravelled terrace (picnic table) with views towards the heights of Dartmoor. Across a little pedestrian lane, a further wild garden (table/chairs) with plenty of space for playing and relaxing.

Seven steps up from the road to front door to hall. Comfortable living/dining room with woodburner in large granite fireplace, oak beams, dining table/...

Gardeners Cottage, sleeps 4, South Zeal, Dartmoor Gardeners Cottage

On the edge of South Zeal is Gardeners Cottage a 2 bedroom detached ‘upside down’ cottage surrounded by a lovingly tended flower-filled garden. A brilliant retreat and a must for garden lovers.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

On the edge of South Zeal, a detached ‘upside down’ cottage surrounded by a lovingly tended flower-filled garden. At the front, driveway shared with the friendly horticulturist owners, and at the back, your own enclosed garden with views to surrounding wooded hills. Use of large trampoline in owners' garden.

Upstairs, big living room with lofty roof timbers, woodburner, TV/DVD, lovely garden views and door to steps down to garden and patio (table/chairs). Fitted kitchen/dining room (microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with table/chairs in centre. On the ground floor, two bedrooms –...

Townend, sleeps 11, South Zeal, Dartmoor, Devon Townend

Townend is an elegant former farmhouse that can sleep up to 11. A welcoming and well thought out home in a friendly village setting; a great spot for exploring the wilds of Dartmoor and convivial hostelries (four pubs within a mile). It has everything you need for great for family get togethers - outdoor swimming pool (unheated), games room, cinema room, 6 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms.

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On the edge of South Zeal is Townend, an elegant former farmhouse, extended and refined and set quietly above the lane that drifts down the hill into the village centre. You have the main part (the charming owner lives discreetly in a wing with separate access). To the front, a small enclosed garden; behind, 3 acres of gardens to explore with terrific views towards Dartmoor and Cosdon Beacon in the distance. From a small courtyard area, steps up to a walled, sheltered, enclosed well-established garden with sun terrace (table/chairs, barbecue), lawn and an enclosed area beyond with outdoor...

The Kings Arms, South Zeal Set in the northern foothills of Dartmoor on the Trafalgar Way, this thatched 14th century village local, once a cider house, is the hub of the village community. The Kings Arms is a freehouse, allowing them to offer a good variety of real ales and ciders. Their regular ales are Dartmoor Brewery’s Dartmoor IPA and Legend; and their local cider is Devon Mist from Sandford Orchards. Guest Beers come from around Devom, Cornwall and Somerset and include beers from Teignworthy, Cotleigh, Hunters, Forge and Blacktor breweries to name but a few. Good food is served daily. The pub is a good meeting place, particularly during the Dartmoor Folk Festival in August. Pubs

Woody and Carolyn welcome you to The Kings Arms, a traditional local pub dating back to the 14th century.

They are open all day, everyday, offering a fine resting place for locals and visitors alike.

Their selection of Real Ales is accredited by CAMRA LocAle Scheme, they sell cider made on a farm less than 20 miles away and the food menu sources local produce for their homemade dishes wherever possible.

They serve good pub food every day of the week.  Locally sourced, homemade, generous servings is what they are know for!  Choose from their seasonal menu of traditional...

Dartmoor View Holiday Park Dartmoor View Touring Park

Situated between the charming cathedral city of Exeter and the pretty town of Okehampton, Dartmoor View is moments away from the world renowned Dartmoor National Park, ideal for walkers and cyclists. Set in 20-acres of beautiful landscaped grounds it makes for the ultimate family and pet friendly touring park.

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Situated between the charming cathedral city of Exeter and the pretty town of Okehampton, Dartmoor View is moments away from the world renowned Dartmoor National Park, ideal for walkers and cyclists. Set in 20-acres of beautiful landscaped grounds it makes for the ultimate family and pet friendly touring park.

Onsite social facilities ensures Dartmoor View Holiday Park is your ultimate choice when searching for a touring pitch in Devon. Furthermore, there’s a whole host of outdoors activities on tap, including hiking, cycling, horse riding, golf, climbing and fishing. So you can...

Lavender Cottage, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, Sticklepath, Dartmoor, Devon Lavender Cottage

This cosy Sticklepath cottage is situated at the rear of the owner's home, but boasts its own entrance, driveway and private patio area. The open plan living area has lovely views out to the garden, and the patio area is a perfect spot to plan the day ahead over a leisurely breakfast.

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Lavender Cottage is one of two romantic cottages situated in the pretty Dartmoor village of Sticklepath. Both very different, yet as comfortable and welcoming as each other, Barn Cottage is a characterful, detached barn conversion with high beamed ceilings, wooden floors, rustic-style furnishings and a woodburner, while Lavender Cottage is a bright and airy, self-contained apartment adjoining the owner’s home, set high on a grassy knoll overlooking the village. Both these Sticklepath holiday homes have an open plan living area, an en-suite bedroom...

Barn Cottage, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, Sticklepath, Dartmoor, Devon Barn Cottage

Barn Cottage is a characterful, detached barn conversion with high beamed ceilings, wooden floors, rustic-style furnishings and a woodburner, surrounded by stunning grounds awash with whispering pine trees, this is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy a gentle stroll to admire the magnificent views. 

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Barn Cottage is one of two romantic cottages situated in the pretty Dartmoor village of Sticklepath. Both very different, yet as comfortable and welcoming as each other, Barn Cottage is a characterful, detached barn conversion with high beamed ceilings, wooden floors, rustic-style furnishings and a woodburner, while the other, Lavender Cottage is a bright and airy, self-contained apartment adjoining the owner’s home, set high on a grassy knoll overlooking the village. Both these Sticklepath holiday homes have an open plan living area, an en-...

The New Inn Restaurant & Bar The New Inn is extremely popular, particularly during summer, so it might be worth booking a table if you’re planning a visit! Situated on the edge of Dartmoor and owned and run by Master Chef Malcolm Whybrow, wife Karen and Mathew Buscombe Michelin trained chef from the New Angel bringing his expertise in pastry and puddings. The New Inn restaurant & bar is everything you would expect from an old country inn, with its log fires in the Winter, local ales, a relaxed ambiance full of style, comfort and charm with its smart refurbished interior and candlelit tables. It is also very dog friendly as the owner and chef both have dogs themselves, so you can be sure of their hospitality, and there’s a fairly large garden area if your pet fancies a stroll while you stop for a drink and some food. Pubs

THE NEW INN RESTAURANT & BAR

Open all day Tuesday to Sunday with an Afternoon and Garden Menu and serving Sunday Roast all day Sunday

Welcome to The New Inn Restaurant & Bar set in the beautiful village of Sampford Courtenay near Okehampton Devon.

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor and owned and run by Master Chef Malcolm Whybrow, wife Karen and Mathew Buscombe Michelin trained chef from the New Angel bringing his expertise in pastry and puddings. The New Inn restaurant & bar is everything you would expect from an old country inn, with its log fires in the...

Rock Barn, Sleeps 12, South Tawton, Dartmoor Rock Barn

A mile from South Tawton in heavilly wooded lanes you will find this huge, stunning house converted from handsome barns once serving the farmhouse as a grain store.  It is attached to its residential neighbour and farming activities continue to this day.  Inside is gorgeous yet practical and very 21st century.  Rock Barn sleeps up to 12 in 5 bedrooms (4 doubles and 1 twin and a sofa bed).  Opposite the property is an open fronted barn providing table tennis, darts, storage for bicycles/surfboards.  All in all and amazing property with that definite WOW factor.

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The place:
South Tawton: old and pretty little village (good food pub) about ¾ mile from South Zeal and Sticklepath; Chagford, 7 miles: Okehampton (small town, leisure centre, cinema), 4 miles; Exeter, 20; sea/sand, about 30.

The property:
… a mile from South Tawton in heavily wooded lanes, a huge, stunning house converted from handsome barns once serving the farmhouse as a grain store. It is attached to its residential neighbour and farming activities continue in 20th cent. open barns across the access lane. Enclosed lawned garden...

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