The village of Kentisbeare is located in Mid Devon, four miles east of Cullompton. It is an idyllic base from which to explore the region, with the Blackdown hills to its east, Exmoor to its north and both of Devon’s coasts close enough for day trips. The village lies on the banks of the River Ken and is surrounded by unspoiled woods and fields, crisscrossed by scenic footpaths. Take a wander around the village from your holiday cottage in Kentisbeare and you will discover a peaceful rural community. Where Priest Hill turns into the High Street, the Wyndham Arms is a cosy pub serving hearty meals and a variety of Devon ciders and ales. There is also a pretty parish church, a village hall, and a post office with a small shop. 

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Highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Kentisbeare, Sidmouth is a 40-minute drive southward through the East Devon Outstanding Natural Beauty, with Regency architecture and a stunning beach at the foot of red sandstone cliffs. Drive north from Kentisbeare and you will soon reach Exmoor, a spectacular stretch of wooded combes and high, open moors frequented by deer and wild ponies. The Blackdown Hills are also nearby with wonderful walks, many of which provide far-reaching views across the region.  A short drive westward from holiday cottages in Kentisbeare, Cullompton is a historic town on the banks of the River Culm. The town centre is home to a variety of family-run businesses, including some great places to eat. There are several historic pubs, including the Pony and Trap and the Weary Traveller, and an excellent farmers’ market where you can buy fresh, local produce. The town centre is Mid Devon’s only conversation area, with many listed buildings including a 17th century home known as The Walronds and the architecturally impressive St Andrew’s Church.