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Though it is just outside the National Park boundaries Lewdown is a Dartmoor village, on the hills that separate the valleys of the River Lew and the River Thrushel about halfway between Okehampton and Launceston. The countryside around the village is gently rolling agricultural land providing grazing for cattle and sheep, with patches of woodland. Lewdown was once on the turnpike, but was long ago bypassed by the A30, the main route in the area (the junction at Lifton offering the best way to reach the village). It is thought to be the Saxons who established the village, one of their earliest settlements in the Devon area, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle mentions a battle that took place nearby in 825AD. Legend has it that Athelstan held his court in the settlement during a visit in 931AD. Lewdown and Lewtrenchard stretch towards one another, and are in the same parish, the latter place with a rather grand Elizabethan manor house, now a hotel. The village has a gastro-pub that has gained a lot of recognition and some awards recently, and a couple of other pubs, and it is also the home of Jethro, though that should not be held against it.


Stowford Linhay

Pub and Bar

Blue Lion Hotel
Harris Arms
Royal Exchange Inn


Lew Trenchard Primary School

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Lewtrenchard Manor (0.71 miles)

Lewtrenchard Manor

Built in a peaceful Devon valley, Lewtrenchard Manor is a Jacobean house built on the site of an earlier dwelling mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

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Old Coach House (2.40 miles)

Old Coach House

The Old Coach House (4* AA Rated and a member of the Dartmoor Tourist Association) is situated in 1.5 Acres of secluded, landscaped gardens with a number of seating areas for the relaxation of our ... More | visit website

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Eversfield Lodge (3.01 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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Tor Cottage (3.53 miles)

Tor Cottage
A romantic retreat and an escape from the outside world, Tor Cottage offers luxury accommodation with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Nestling in its own private valley Tor Cottage is small and very special, offering ... More | visit website
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Tinhay Mill Guest House (3.56 miles)

Tinhay Mill Guest House
Tinhay Mill is situated in the quiet village of Tinay near Lifton, 2 miles from the Cornwall border, 10 miles from Dartmoor and close enough to the A30 for convenient access to the rest of ... More | visit website
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Lifton Hall Hotel (3.93 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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Arundell Arms Hotel (3.98 miles)

Arundell Arms Hotel

The Arundell Arms is a delightful former 18th century coaching inn on a site which dates back to Saxon times, in a valley of five rivers on the Devon/Cornwall border offering log fire comfort, caring ... More

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Lydford Country House (4.41 miles)

Lydford Country House
A family Country House with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, within Dartmoor National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Lydford Country House has been welcoming guests for over 100 years and was built by ... More | visit website
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Frankaborough Farm Holiday Cottages (4.47 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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The Fox & Hounds Hotel (4.80 miles)

The Fox & Hounds Hotel
The Fox and Hounds Hotel is situated within Dartmoor National Park and is a very popular destination for walkers and day-trippers to the moor. The moor is accesed directly via a trackway behind the Hotel. ... More | visit website

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