Fondly known as the ‘gateway to Dartmoor’, a drive to the centrally located Moretonhampstead will take you through beautiful National park countryside along the A382 Wray valley into the picturesque village voted as Best Devon Village in Devon 2002.
Moretonhampstead known locally as a town has all the essential ingredients of a quaint Devon village. It is home to five country pubs, a range of good local shops selling local produce and many delightful cafes perfect for that cream tea. There are also numerous hotels, B&Bs and camping accommodation. This area is great for ramblers and walkers as most of Dartmoor is within an hour’s reach.
Historically the Parish Church, which dates from the 15th century, has fine views to the surrounding hills and is a fine example of the perpendicular period of architecture. The Sentry which is adjoined to the church is an expanse of peaceful parkland and its name is thought to originate from the word ‘Sanctuary’.
Positioned near to the famous Cross Tree site are also the Alms Houses built in solid granite and now owned by the National Trust.