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Picturesque Towns & Villages in Mid Devon

Have you been to visit mid Devon’s prettiest towns and villages yet?! Our luxury glamping site is nestled upon the banks of the idyllic river Exe, just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque village of Bickleigh. From oldy-worldy pubs and tight-knit communities on the outskirts of the rugged moors, to fishing and crab shacks in idyllic seaside towns, Devon is home to some of the most spectacular villages in South-West England.

Devon is a fantastic hub for the keen foodie. Our temperate waters, fertile pastures and environmentally-friendly approach to farming makes for the most delicious local Devon treats and authentic fine dining experiences. We highly recommend checking out the below towns and villages during your family holiday in Devon - we guarantee you won’t regret it!

Bustling Bickleigh

The picturesque village of Bickleigh is perched on the edge of the River Exe, and is home to our luxury glamp site. The village is notorious for its traditional thatched roof cottages, medieval bridge and working water mill. Boasting a plethora of independent shops, stunning gardens and restaurants galore; Bickleigh is the perfect place for a wander and a spot of afternoon tea.

Fisherman's Cot, the village’s riverside pub, is the ideal casual drinking hole. This historic country pub is surrounded by glorious Devon countryside, offering sprawling views of the River Exe and beyond. Sit out in the beer garden and drink in those stunning views with a cask ale, a glass of locally-sourced wine or a delicious soft drink.

Delightful Dulverton

The historic market town of Dulverton is known as the southern outpost to Exmoor, featuring over 40 independent shops, award-winning restaurants and cafes. The popular farmer’s market is hosted on the last Saturday of every month during April-September, welcoming visitors from near and afar to enjoy a fantastic selection of local produce, street food and artisan crafts and gifts.

Why not stop off at Woods for a tasty pub lunch? They offer fantastic British food with a French twist, as well as award-winning wines. This charming pub boasts a hand-crafted wooden interior and stone fireplace - ensuring you stay warm and cosy whilst tucking into your tasty meal. The staff are well-known for their attention to detail, providing a welcoming and friendly dining experience.

Attractive Ashburton

Ashburton is a vibrant rural Devon town, dubbed “the gateway to the moor”. With an eclectic mix of shops and an impressive portfolio of restaurants, pubs, cafes and tea rooms, this pretty town really does have something for everyone. Providing plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, pony hacking, fishing and kayaking; Ashburton is the ideal destination for an adventurous family day trip.

If you’re looking to cook up a delicious supper, The Fish Deli stocks an impressive collection of eye-watering fresh fish. This delightful delicatessen specialises in all things fishy, only buying locally-caught fish from sustainable sources. Or if you have a sweet tooth (like me), check out Ella’s Artisan Bakery for the most scrumptious baked goods and sugary treats.

Lovely Lustleigh

Hidden in a wooded valley within Dartmoor National Park, this enchanting village is one of Devon’s finest. The stunning 13th Century church is the heart and soul of the village, encircled by pretty thatched cottages and rural pastures. Complete with a communal apple orchard and full-sized cricket pitch, Lustleigh makes for a truly wonderful day out.

The Cleave is the village’s friendly local pub, serving real ales and classic pub grub. They pledge to use only the freshest local ingredients from Devon suppliers and farms, which are lovingly-created into delightful dishes by the talented head chef. Sit out in the sunny beer garden during the warmer months, or cosy up by the rustic log fire on those cold, damp evenings.

Dazzling Dartmouth

The dazzling town of Dartmouth is situated at the mouth of the meandering River Dart, and is one of Devon’s most lively and vibrant towns. The authentic, historic streets and picturesque river location makes Dartmouth the ideal hub for a scenic stroll; with its upmarket shops and gourmet restaurants catering for those of you who are keen shoppers and/or foodies.

The Seven Stars is the oldest pub still standing in Dartmouth, located in the centre of this bustling town. Featuring classic furnishings with a modern twist, this beautiful bar and contemporary restaurant appeals to guests from all over the country. They serve excellent homemade food each and every day, using only the best quality local ingredients.

Green Glamping in the Exe Valley

Discover all that mid Devon has to offer during your spectacular staycation here at Exe Valley Glamping. Our glorious glamping site is surrounded by picturesque countryside and natural landscapes, as well as some of the UK’s prettiest towns and villages.


Exe Valley Glamping is currently closed, but we will be reopening in March 2021. Click here to book your stay at our luxury family glamping site today!

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