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Cheriton Bishop village, Devon

Cheriton Bishop is a village situated on the northern borders of Dartmoor National Park. It lies roughly halfway between Exeter and Okehampton.

The history of Cheriton Bishop can be traced back over a thousand years. Of Saxon origins, the village was certainly established by 1086 since it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book as 'Ceritona' which is probably derived from 'Cyrig' = church and 'ton' = farm. The suffix 'Bishop' was added in the 13th Century.

Many people living in the village commute daily to work in Crediton (6 miles) or Exeter (10 miles). Its location in the heart of Devon makes it ideal for touring the County.

The current church, St Mary's, originates from the 13th century.

The village has a population of around 800, it has two public houses, the Old Thatch and the Mulberry (previously the Good Knight Inn). It is also served by a village shop, doctor's surgery and primary school. There is also a cafe and guest house on the outskirts of the village called Woodleigh Coach House, towards the A30 near Woodleigh Junction.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Crediton, Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey and Dawlish.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCrediton

arrowExeter

arrowBovey Tracey

arrowExmouth

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowCrediton

	arrowChagford

	arrowOkehampton

	arrowBovey Tracey

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, Winkleigh and Dartmoor.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Drewsteignton

	arrowCastle Drogo and Gardens

Chagford

	arrowStone Lane Gardens

Crediton

	arrowCrediton Arts Centre

Moretonhampstead

	arrowMiniature Pony Centre

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