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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01409 | code search
Postcode: EX21 | code search
Population: 650
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

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Ashwater is a small picturesque rural village in the North-West of Devon. It is the epitome of an archetypal English country village with a school, 13th Century church, Parish Hall, village store/Post-Office and an Inn situated right on the village green. The village green of course is the site of many village events including an annual Easter egg hunt. There is also a Methodist chapel and graveyard just outside the village. Visit this peaceful and idyllic spot on a clear day and you will be able to enjoy a view of both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Ashwater Parish church which serves the village and a handful of surrounding hamlets, is dedicated to St Peter ad Vincula, a less common dedication among churches which means “St Peter In Chains”. This unusual dedication is shared with the prison chapel at the Tower of London. The church Norman Cornish font dates from the 13th Century and although the building was originally erected in 1250, most of what stands today is believed to be as a result of later restorations. Village life and public amenities all centre around the village green, with everything on offer in Ashwater within walking distance of this focal point.

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Blagdon Manor (1.41 miles)

Blagdon Manor
A Grade II listed building with wonderful views across the rolling Devonshire countryside towards Dartmoor; records suggest that the Manor has existed in some form since saxon times; long before the Domesday Book of 1086.

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Percys Hotel (2.05 miles)

Percys Hotel

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Since opening in 1996, Tina Bricknell-Webb has let her cooking be determined by what grows around her. Home-reared lamb, eggs and pork, plus some of the freshest fish to be ... More | visit website

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Hay Meadow Farm (2.71 miles)

Hay Meadow Farm
Hay Meadow Farm is a 12th century thatched manor house with origins dating even further back. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book the farm is steeped in history with its inglenook fireplaces and exposed wooden beams ... More | visit website
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Frankaborough Farm Holiday Cottages (2.88 miles)

Frankaborough Farm Holiday Cottages
A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at our traditional beef, sheep and dairy farm ideally located on the Devon/Cornwall border and popular with guests touring many attractions in the West Country. We offer excellent four ... More | visit website
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Court Barn Country House Hotel (3.47 miles)

Court Barn Country House Hotel
Court Barn is a romantic country house set in 5 acres with unspoilt views across rolling Devon countryside. It originated in the 17th century and additions were made in 1853. We have 8 en suite ... More | visit website
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Bradridge Farm (4.03 miles)

Bradridge Farm
A real country welcome awaits you! A working farm of 250 acres set in wonderful rolling countryside right on the border between Devon and Cornwall, making us particularly well located for touring both counties. ... More | visit website
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The Bickford Arms (5.62 miles)

The Bickford Arms

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The Bickford Arms has stood at Brandis Corner near Holsworthy since the 17th century, first as a coaching inn and now as a completely rebuilt traditional pub/restaurant offering bed and breakfast. Reduced ... More

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Countryman Inn (6.00 miles)

Countryman Inn

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Beautiful thatched country pub on the B3254 between Launceston and Bude.

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Eversfield Lodge (6.04 miles)

Eversfield Lodge

Tucked away in the heart of West Devon on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Eversfield Lodge forms part of an 850 acre working, organic farm producing award-winning meat.Eversfield Lodge offers luxury accommodation with beautifully ... More | visit website

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Lifton Hall Hotel (6.32 miles)

Lifton Hall Hotel

Lifton Hall is a family run, 10 bedroom hotel just off A30 and only 40 minutes from Exeter and the M5. We are ideally situated for touring west Devon and Cornwall, with many attractions, such ... More | visit website

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