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South Zeal is a pretty moorland village with a strong sense of community.  The King's Arms (barely 50m away!) serves great pub food and is a really friendly local. Well-behaved dogs on leads are also welcome.

Our nearest local shop, this is about a 5 minute walk away in Sticklepath. It stocks a good range of essential, plus fresh veg, excellent home made cakes and home made ready meals.

Okehampton – 4 miles away – has three supermarkets, takeaways and a cinema.

There are several other lovely small towns nearby such as Chagford and Moretonhampstead or take a longer beautiful scenic drive to Tavistock on the other side of the moor.

Exeter is only half an hour away, straight up the A30, and Plymouth about 45mins.

If you fancy a bit of sea air the stunning North and South Devon coasts are equidistant (about an hour) - but completely contrasting.

The Cornish border is only about 15 minutes away on the A30 and Cornwall has many fabulous places to visit! You could be at the Eden Project in about an hour or The Lost Gardens of Heligan or the charming working fishing port of Padstow in about an hour and 20 minutes. 

The King's Arms, our lovely friendly local serving good pub food.
The trig point on the top of Cosdon Beacon.
South Zeal's main street
The Tark Trail, one of several walking routes that criss-cross this beautiful area.

There are plenty of National Trust properties in the area. Finch Foundry is less than a mile's walk away in Sticklepath while the magnificent Castle Drogo is about 5 miles away.

Click here to see what other National Trust properties are nearby... 


This is such a great area for walking you'll find plenty of walking books giving detailed descriptions of walking routes both online and in various walking books available in the Potting Shed.


The Potting Shed is a great stop of point if you're tackling some of the long distance routes in this area. It is convenient for the Two Moors Way and is right on The Dartmoor Way.

Packed lunches, pick-up and drop-off can all be arranged. Please just ask.

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