Prospect Cottage - A Great Little Cottage in the Heart of Devon
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Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage in the lovely hilltop village of Chulmleigh situated in mid Devon within easy reach of both north and south Devon coasts . It offers easy access to the unique landscapes of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks with stunning views of moorland and woodland.

Chulmleigh

Chulmleigh is a Saxon, hilltop town located in the heart of Devon that has a real, old fashioned community spirit.

It is a town of thatched cottages, welcoming inns and one of the finest churches in the country. The area is relatively undiscovered by tourism and retains the charm of yesteryear.

It is good to visit all year round. Chulmleigh Fair, held annually since 1253, is perfect for children enjoying the first week of the summer holiday. In winter take in the breathtaking scenery on a brisk walk – then have a well deserved drink in one of the town’s inns.

The Chulmleigh area provides many leisure activities including golf, horse riding, watching cricket on a pitch with fabulous views, fishing, mountain biking and hill walking. The 180 mile Tarka Trail starts in nearby Eggesford Forest which is on the banks of the River Taw. There are also a number of historic houses, gardens and theme parks in the vicinity.

Chulmleigh is midway between the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor and within easy reach of the rugged north coast and ‘Riviera’ of south Devon. Cornwall with it’s many attractions, including the Eden Project, is also accessible for a day trip.

Since at least 1292, Chulmleigh has held the right to hold a regular market, making it a market town.

In the year 815AD Ceolmund, a 24 year old Saxon Theign, was charged by King Egbert of Wessex to go forth and settle in the land of the Dumnonii with a royal bride, as reward for distinguished service in the field of battle. Taking the old Roman roads Ceolmund came upon the banks of the River Taw. From here he travelled north and finally found a large open area on top of a hill. The views for miles around were staggering and the hunting of deer and wild boar in the forests of nearby Eggesford was good. This was the place he decided to settle, naming it Ceolmund's Leigh, now known as Chulmleigh.

Here are some links containing more about Chulmleigh:-

wikipedia entry

Devon Guide to Chulmleigh

Chulmleigh.org


Prospect Cottage
Chittlehampton, Devon, EX37 9QW
Contact Telephone : 01794 521674
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