Cheriton Bishop is a small village on the northern edge of Dartmoor, in the county of Devon. This quiet, welcoming community has a population of just 650, making it perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a traditional rural community in the Southwest. Cheriton Bishop consists of a scattering of historic homes, a post office, a playground and a school. In the centre of the village, the parish church of St Mary dates back to the 13th century, featuring a fine chancel, a Norman font and a 16th century pulpit. A short stroll from Cheriton Bishop holiday cottages, the Old Thatch Inn is a cosy medieval pub with slate floors, wooden beams and a thatched roof. There is a beautiful garden where good food and local ales and ciders can be enjoyed.

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On the edge of the village, the Woodleigh Coach House is a charming cafĂ© set in a magnificent stately home, serving homemade cake and delicious lunches, prepared with local ingredients. Directly to the south of Cheriton Bishop, Dartmoor National Park is a magical expanse of moors, farmland, woods and granite hilltops known as tors. Scattered with ancient standing stones and crisscrossed by scenic trails, it is a paradise for walking and other outdoor pursuits. The park covers 368 square miles and features some of England’s last wilderness areas. 

The South Devon coast is home to lush estuaries, sandy beaches and the classic resorts of Torquay and Paignton, a short drive from the village. The rugged North Devon coast is also close enough for day trips on self-catering holidays in Cheriton Bishop, with ancient fishing villages and surf spots, all covered by the renowned South West Coast Path. Your Cheriton Bishop holiday cottage will be conveniently located near the A30, which runs east to Exeter and west to Cornwall.