Susanna Terry

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Bed & Breakfast in and around Belstone

The little village of Belstone, perched at 1000 feet on the very edge of Dartmoor – the largest and most dramatic open space in England – is not only a beautiful place to visit and stay, but is also a quintessential Devon village: old granite buildings; many thatched roofs; working farms still in the heart of the village; a friendly local pub; two moorland rivers; sheep and ponies grazing the village green. And all this under the dramatic sweep of the moorland hills with their craggy granite tors.

Just three miles from Okehampton and within three minutes’ drive of the A30 dual carriageway Belstone is equidistant between two coasts – each under an hour away – and less than thirty minutes from Exeter or Cornwall. There is plenty of accomodation available nearby and we list below two  B&Bs in or near the village itself and nine more in neighbouring villages a short drive away. We recommend that you ring around to compare prices and terms as they vary considerably and tend to change faster than we can keep up!

(Times/distances from Well Park [WP] in brackets)

Walking distance:

“The  Tors”, Belstone (The local pub)    (T – 5 minute walk) 01837 840689

“Dartmoor House”, Belstone  (D – 5 minute walk) 01837 840337

Easy driving distance:

“North Lake”, Stockley, Okehampton (NL – 1½ miles) 01837 53100

Middletown Farmhouse B&B (4 miles) 01837880300/07591 529548

Sampford Courtenay, Meadowlea Guest House 65 Station Rd, Okehampton  (3 miles)  0183753200

Upcott House Upcott Hill EX201SQ (3 miles) 0183753743

Okeside Cottage B&B ,7 New Road EX20 1JE (3 miles) 0183755363

The Fountain Inn, Fore Street EX20 1AP (3 miles) 0183753532

The White Hart Hotel Fore Street EX20 1HD (3 miles) 01837658533

There are two Travelodges, both about 6½ miles away and both just off the A30: One at Whiddon Down (0870 1911547) – and the other at Sourton Cross – (0870 1911548)

Self-catering accommodation in Belstone includes

  1. Moorlands Cottage (Sleeps 4 – 15 minute walk) :
  2. Tor Croft Garden Cottage (Sleeps 2 – 15 minute walk) :
  3. In Sticklepath (1 ½ miles away) there is Chantry’s Barn see  (Tel. 01837 840147)

 Caravan Parks/Campsites:

Dartmoor View Campsite, Whiddon Down, EX20 2QL  (5  miles)  01647 231545
Betty Cottle’s Campsite, Graddon Cross, EX20 4LR  (6 miles) 01837 55339