A double fronted terraaced cottage with a flower-clad creeper hanging above its front door. Photo:Sausage Cottage in Oakford

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Discover Oakford: A Historic Gem in the Heart of Devon

Welcome to Oakford, a picturesque parish situated just north of Tiverton on the fringes of the enchanting Exmoor National Park. Steeped in history, this beautiful region boasts an ancient Manor House that has remained in the same family's loving care for over 800 years. While the Manor House may not be open to the public, its enduring presence graces Oakford with a sense of timeless heritage.

Double-fronted exterior of a rustic, terraced holiday cottage in a Mid Devon village street with a flowery-creeper overhanging the front door.

Sausage Cottage in Oakford is a large and charming Mid Devon holiday cottage that can accommodate up to eight guests. It offers four delightful bedrooms, an inviting sitting room with an art deco fireplace, and a separate Snug/TV room. The cottage is situated within walking distance of the village pub and is an ideal base for exploring the idyllic moorland surroundings. It promises a unique and memorable stay for its guests.

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Convenient Access: Oakford's charm is easily accessible, thanks to its proximity to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and the convenience of Tiverton Parkway Railway Station. Travellers will find Oakford a remote, rural and welcoming destination that's readily reached.

Explore the Countryside: For lovers of the great outdoors, Oakford offers a plethora of breathtaking rural walks that wind through wooded valleys and open expanses. These scenic routes cater to both avid hikers and leisurely strollers, with most trails conveniently commencing and concluding at the heart of Oakford village, where you'll find 'The Red Lion Hotel,' a highly-rated establishment.

Exmoor's Majesty: Those with a penchant for high moorland and rugged valleys will discover Exmoor within easy reach. This wild and untamed landscape is not only home to the famous Exmoor ponies but also provides opportunities to witness local deer grazing amidst its pristine beauty.

Recreational Pursuits: Oakford offers a range of activities to suit various interests. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines at the renowned Bellbrook Valley Trout Fishery, recognized nationally as one of the finest fly fishing and trout fisheries.

Community Delights: Visit the Oakford Community Field, where you can partake in a game of pétanque (by arrangement with the Parish Council). Children can revel in the play equipment or simply run free amidst the captivating rural surroundings.

Places to Explore: Within Oakford, you'll find the magnificent St. Peter's Church, often referred to as the 'cathedral of the Exe Valley.' This architectural masterpiece is admired for both its grandeur and its splendid interior, welcoming visitors with open arms.

Beyond the village, nearby attractions and historic sites await your exploration. Discover the serene beauty of Wimbleball Lake, marvel at the ancient Tarr Steps, mingle with Exmoor's iconic ponies at the Exmoor Pony Centre, or delve into the heritage of Dulverton at the Dulverton Heritage Centre.

Oakford is an exquisite destination that effortlessly marries history, nature, and community. Whether you're seeking an enriching cultural experience or an adventure in the great outdoors, Oakford offers an idyllic setting to create lasting memories.