The South west corner of England is a beautiful place to explore not just for the dedicated walker or country lover, but for all ages and interests. There is outstanding countryside where the seasoned walker can venture out, but where the less experienced can find detailed and delightful walks for their own level. There are picturesque villages and traditional pubs, beautiful beaches and lovely country houses waiting for you to investigate and explore.
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The Old Post House is in an ideal position right in the centre of the small country town within easy walking distance for the local pubs and shops. Moretonhampstead is approximately 12 miles from Exeter and the end of the M5. It lies within the Dartmoor National Park and on the edge of the high moor. There is good access from the A30 and A38. The nearest airport is Exeter (22 miles). Main line rail services run to Newton Abbot and Exeter. There is a bus service from Exeter city centre (359).
Moretonhampstead is a small but thriving community. There is a Tourist Information Centre in the town with leaflets and books available as well as local knowledge.The Carnival (4th Thursday in August) is very popular with parades, bands and floats through the town and a funfair, side shows and other attractions, on the field by the Church (the Sentry). In November, the fireworks display is most popular. 'Secret Gardens' where many local gardens, both large and small, are open to the public (proceeds to charity) This is a popular local event that attracts people from all over. Music day has become an annual event attracting a diversity of performers from across the area making it a day not be missed. See visitmoretonhampstead.co.uk for full event details and dates. The Greenhill Arts Centre (www.greenhillarts.co.uk), The Miniature Pony Centre (www.miniatureponycentre.com) and The Motor Museum (www.moretonhampsteadmotormuseum.co.uk) are other local attractions well worth a visit.
There is a wealth of outside activities within easy reach. Walking, horse riding, cycling, fishing and golf are all available nearby. We are in easy reach of Newton Abbott and Exeter racecourses, both of which hold regular meetings.
There is an outdoor swimming pool in the town, Indoor pools are at Newton Abbot or Exeter. There is a dry ski-slope with skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing and also ice skating in Plymouth.
We are close to several National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge. Killerton House, Cotehele, Greenway, Coleton Fishacre, A La Ronde, Overbecks Garden and Lanhydrock are also easily accessible . The beaches of the south coast, (Dawlish, Teignmouth and the South Hams) and the north coast, (Bude) are approximately 1 hour away. The Eden Project is between 1h 30mins and 2 hours away. For train enthusiasts there are steam trains from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and Paignton to Kingswear with regular schedules.
Whether your interests lie in town, countryside or coast, The Old Post House at Moretonhampstead is an excellent centre for a memorable holiday.