The village is a picture of bucolic bliss, positioned on the fridge of Dartmoor National Park between the plunging hills that separate the valleys of the River Lew and River Thrushel between Okehampton and Launceston.
Lewdown in West Devon According to records, Lewdown is one of the earliest villages built by Saxons in West Devon and rumour has it that the Athelstan, the first King of England, held court in the settlement around 931AD. Amidst the rolling countryside and patches of woodland resides a small assortment of agricultural dwellings as well as a grand Elizabethan manor house, sprinkling of Devon holiday cottages and gastro pub championing the best in local farm produce. The ancient market town of Launceston is just a short drive away, as well as Tavistock which now hosts an array of independent boutiques and markets in place of its mystical vanished Benedictine abbey.
Walking Holidays in Lewdown, Devon The selection of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Lewdown near Tavistock, Dartmoor and Okehampton offers a refined but excellent choice for visitors who want to explore the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor in style. A roll top bath, hot tub under the stars and roaring open fire should all be essentials when planning a luxury walking break in Devon. Many of the holiday cottage owners equip their guests with the best ‘insider’ walking routes and secret beauty spots, so the fun is simply in finding them! Whether you opt for a guided walking tour or fancy going on a solo adventure, Dartmoor and west Devon is brim-full with raw, natural beauty. The landscape of undulating heather-clad moorland, granite tors and prehistoric stone circles is sure to succeed in leaving even the most hardened traveller weak at the knees.