Crediton & The Creedy Valley

Crediton Church

Crediton Church

Farmland over looking Dartmoor

Crediton Farmers' Market Sign

Crediton Farmers' Market

Raddon Top

Raddon Top

Crediton & The Creedy Valley

Crediton is a lively market town in the heart of Devon with a rich history.

Crediton has a unique spiritual heritage as birth place of St Boniface and home to the National Shrine of Saint Boniface as well as the grand Parish Church of the Holy Cross, which stands on the site of Devon’s first Saxon cathedral.

Many independent retailers and a thriving famers’ market, make Crediton an ideal place to escape the monotony of the high street, buy unique gifts and sample locally sourced food and drink.

This historic market town is a convenient place to stay if you’re planning trips to Dartmoor and Exmoor. Sitting in the narrow vale of the River Creedy, it’s only seven miles from Exeter and in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Crediton offers a main line rail service and is served by all trains on the Barnstaple to Exeter line. If you’re taking a trip on the scenic Tarka line stop off at Eggesford Station to explore the beauty of Eggesford forest, a large and enchanting forest with a network of trails, perfect for a family day out or walking the dog.

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Lapford

Lapford is a parish and traditional rural village in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, located on a hill overlooking the river Yeo.  Steeped in history, Lapford has traces back to the Iron Age being a place of worship by the Celts.

The village features a playing field with two play areas, football pitch and fenced playground.  There is also a request-stop railway station on the Tarka line, which runs between Exeter and Barnstaple.

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Chawleigh

Chawleigh is a village on the south side of the Little Dart valley. With stunning views of Dartmoor and links to the Two Moors Way and Tarka Trail, as well as Eggesford Forest the area is a great place to stay for a walking holiday.

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  • Towns and Villages

Libbets Well

Libbets Well is a holy well or sacred spring in Crediton thought to date from the 17th century (or earlier) and dedicated to Saint Elizabeth.  Holy wells were traditionally used for curative purposes; being known for their healing properties. Sited in the cob garden wall of the neighbouring Priory Cottage, with a vaulted stone roof.  […]

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  • Price Free Entry

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  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year

Features

  • Historic Monument

Crediton

Crediton is a buzzing town the whole year round; there’s always something to see and do with an active arts community embedded in the town. Nestled against the Creedy Valley, the drive from Bickleigh to Crediton is stunning with a couple of areas to pull over and take in the view along the way.

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Zeal Monachorum

Set amid the rolling agricultural heartland of Devon, Zeal Monachorum is the epitome of a tranquil Devon village. Situated about 18 miles north-west of Exeter on the River Yeo, it lies at the centre of Devon, between Crediton and Okehampton, looking towards Dartmoor.

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Newton St Cyres

A welcoming and historic Parish, Newton St Cyres lies about 5 miles from Exeter and 3 miles from Crediton.

Surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of Mid Devon, the parish has easy access to road and rail networks with its own station on the picturesque Tarka line.  The A377 main road running through the village is a major bus route with a regular timetable.

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Morchard Bishop

Morchard Bishop is situated in the heart of Devon between Dartmoor and Exmoor, almost midway between the north and south coasts. It is surrounded by unspoilt hilly farmland comprised of a multitude of fields separated by ancient Devon banks.

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  • Explore Mid Devon
  • Towns and Villages

St Matthew's Church

St Matthew's Church in Coldridge contains one of the very few stained glass portraits of Edward V, one of the missing Princes in the Tower.

If you love English history or you are into ancient 'murder mysteries’, then a visit to St Matthew's is a must. Is the window's creator ‘John Evans’ in fact Edward V? Is one of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ buried in Coldridge? Is there a Coldridge connection with ‘Bloody Mary'?

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  • Address Coldridge, Crediton EX17 6AX

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  • Historic Monument
  • Heritage & Culture

Coldridge

The parish is situated some 19 miles north west of Exeter and about 11 miles from the ancient market town of Crediton. Surrounded by the rolling hills of Mid Devon, it represents the classic village, where time has virtually stood still for centuries.

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Raddon Top

Raddon Top is the highest point of the Raddon Hills in Shobrooke. It can be seen from Cadbury Castle.   A perfect lookout across the valley and the top of Dartmoor in the distance – why not take a picnic and enjoy the view.

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  • Price Free
  • Address Shobrooke, Crediton, Devon

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  • Viewpoint

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  • Viewpoint

Bow

Bow, originally a street-village on the old road between Crediton and Okehampton, lying in the scenic undulating countryside between Dartmoor and Exmoor, is the geographical centre of Devon. Surrounding countryside is a mix of rich red farmland to the north with contrasting environmentally rich grass, trees and woodland stretching to the southern boundary.

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Crediton Parish Church

Crediton Parish Church (formerly called the Church of the Holy Cross and the Mother of Him who Hung Thereon) is a prominent building in the historic market town of Crediton. The church stands on the site of what was Devon’s first Saxon cathedral until 1050. A Norman church was eventually built in its place in […]

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Sandford

Sandford has a great sense of community. Annual events include a Flower Show, Strawberry Fair, Scarecrow Trail, and Christmas Tree Festival.

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  • Parking
  • Toilets

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Kennerleigh

Kennerleigh is a small hamlet in the countryside, surrounded by fields and hillsides with a network of footpaths to the farming heartland of Mid Devon.

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Eggesford Forest

Eggesford Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, is an ideal centre for short walks, fishing and mountain-biking.  The circular walk is dog-friendly and offers unspoilt beauty and charm with a stream and plenty of wildlife and unusual wildflowers as well as an ancient Motte and Bailey castle. The forest consists of a network of trails […]

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  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Open All Year
  • Parking
  • Toilets

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  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Activity & Adventure

Lundy Island

Lundy Island lies in the Bristol Channel approximately 11 miles from the coast of North Devon, three miles long and half a mile wide.
It is a place of outstanding natural beauty, the simple pleasure of  just relaxing on this remote and tranquil island or adventuring out to take in the breathtaking views with the gentle pursuit of bird watching or walking.

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  • Address The Lundy Shore Office, The Quay, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2EY
  • Opening times 31st March to 23rd October
  • Website linkwww.lundyisland.co.uk
  • Phone number 01271 863636
  • Email info@lundyisland.co.uk

Facilities

  • Accessible/Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bar
  • Café / Restaurant On Site
  • Family Friendly
  • Toilets
  • Viewpoint

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  • Attraction
  • Self-Catering
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Heritage & Culture

Beer Factory and Kitchen

Want to try something completely new? In a cosy setting, overlooking the working brewery, with a menu that champions local produce including Hanlons award-winning ales.

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  • Address Beer Factory and Kitchen, Hanlons Brewery, Hill Farm, Half Moon Village, Exeter EX5 5AE
  • Opening times Tuesday: 5.30pm to 10pm Wednesday: 5.30pm to 10pm Thursday: 12pm to 2pm / 5.30pm to 10pm Friday: 12pm to 2pm / 5.30pm to 10pm Saturday: 12pm to 11pm
  • Website linkwww.beerfactorykitchen.com
  • Phone number 01392 851160
  • Email info@beerfactorykitchen.com

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Café / Restaurant On Site
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Games / Play Area
  • Open All Year
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Viewpoint
  • Wifi

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  • Brewery
  • Local Produce
  • Public House
  • Take-Away
  • Restaurant

Great Gutton

Great Gutton offers flexibility with comfort.  Book any combination of cottages to accommodate up to 23. Great Gutton is a Grade II* Listed Devonshire Farmhouse dating back to the 16th C.  Sustainable restoration combines old age charm with contemporary design.

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  • Address Great Gutton Farm, Shobrooke, Crediton, Devon. EX17 1DJ
  • Website linkwww.greatgutton.co.uk
  • Phone number 01363 776073 / 07725481903
  • Email suzi@greatgutton.co.uk

Facilities

  • Accessible/Wheelchair Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • E Car Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Games / Play Area
  • Open All Year
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Viewpoint
  • Wifi

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  • Walking
  • Other
  • Accommodation
  • Luxury
  • Self-Catering

Hele Barton Farm

Stay in a thatched cottage or barn conversion on a working family farm in unspoilt countryside. Lots of walks and a pub nearby. Suitable for long or short breaks. Great base for visiting all parts of Devon or just relaxing. 01884 860278 gill@helebartonfarm.co.uk 

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  • Accessible/Wheelchair Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Wifi

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  • Self-Catering

Holly Water Holidays

A glamping escape in beautiful, rural Mid Devon. Nestling on the family farm, our shepherd hut and treehouse accommodation are all designed with your comfort in mind. Cosy king-size beds, wood-fired hot tubs and all you need for a comfortable and relaxing escape from the daily stresses.

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  • Address Hill Farm, East Village, Crediton EX17 4DP
  • Website linkwww.hollywaterholidays.co.uk
  • Phone number 01363 866240 / 07970007245
  • Email info@hollywaterholidays.co.uk

Facilities

  • Open All Year
  • Parking
  • Toilets

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  • Eco Friendly
  • Local Producer
  • Walking
  • Glamping
  • Self-Catering

The Little Barn

Our recently converted Little Barn provides luxury self-catering accommodation for two people with private terrace and glorious views over the Devon countryside. 10 miles from Tiverton and 16 miles from Exeter, the village of Black Dog is ideally placed for exploring all parts of the county. Dogs welcome by arrangement. Airbnb 5 star rating and […]

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Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Wifi

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  • Self-Catering

Newhouse Farm Cottages

Newhouse Farm Cottages has nine beautiful Grade II listed stone barns sleeping from 2 to 11 people (47 people in total). Set in over 30 acres of grounds which guests are encouraged to explore and hopefully spot our resident wildlife including barn owls, deer, hares and badgers.

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  • Address Newhouse Farm Cottages, Witheridge, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 8QB
  • Opening times All year for long or short breaks
  • Website linkwww.newhousecottages.com
  • Phone number 01884 860266
  • Email info@newhousecottages.com

Facilities

  • Accessible/Wheelchair Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • E Car Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Games / Play Area
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Open All Year
  • Parking
  • Wifi

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  • Retreat
  • Venues
  • Accommodation
  • Self-Catering
  • Events
  • Weddings

Blackingstone Rock

Blackingstone Rock is a large tor situated in the eastern part of Dartmoor National Park.  There are superb views from the tor, which sits more than 1,000 feet above sea level. In May, the surrounding area is carpeted in bluebells, making this a very beautiful site to visit.

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Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
  • Parking

Features

  • Historic Monument
  • Outdoor
  • Place of Interest
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint

Eggesford Forest

Eggesford Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, is an ideal centre for short walks, fishing and mountain-biking.  The circular walk is dog-friendly and offers unspoilt beauty and charm with a stream and plenty of wildlife and unusual wildflowers as well as an ancient Motte and Bailey castle. The forest consists of a network of trails […]

Find out more about Eggesford Forest

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Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Open All Year
  • Parking
  • Toilets

Features

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Activity & Adventure