Okehampton is a traditional West Devon market town in a location that’s well on the way to Cornwall. With the Dartmoor National Park on your doorstep, the dramatic North Devon coast an easy drive away and the much-loved surfing beaches of Cornwall just over the border, this is a wonderful setting for a new home.
For a small rural town, Okehampton will serve you well for facilities and amenities. Market day in Red Lion Yard is not only a reminder of the town’s history and heritage, but also a hint of the friendly community feel here. The main street has a good number of independent shops and cafes, as well as the choice between Waitrose, Lidl and the Co-op for everything else. Schools, a leisure centre - even the ruins of a Medieval castle – add to the town’s appeal as a place to live.
Dartmoor on the doorstep
Okehampton is nestled between the West and East Okement Rivers, and the hills and granite tors of Dartmoor where they start, are on the horizon. A very short drive takes you to Belstone and from there you can set off on foot to follow the ancient trails across the open moors. Discover windswept Postbridge, ancient Widecombe-in-the-Moor, pretty Chagford and the waterfall at Lydford Gorge on a day out by car.
On the road
Exeter is 20 miles away; Plymouth is 26 miles away and Tavistock is 15 miles away. The A30 is the main road route here, crossing the River Tamar and passing Launceston as you head into Cornwall. Stagecoach South West bus services to Exeter, Launceston and Tavistock, and the A30 bypass are important in keeping Okehampton well-connected. This is a beautiful part of the West Country to go on holiday so just imagine bringing up the family, or retiring to, a new home here!