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South Brent village, Devon

South Brent is a large village on the southern edge of Dartmoor. It lies in the valley of the River Avon and had a population of 2,998 in the 2001 Census.

South Brent is five miles northeast of Ivybridge, and next to the Devon Expressway which connects with Exeter 32 miles to the northeast, and Plymouth 18 miles to the west.

The village was originally a woollen and market centre with two annual fairs. Now the village centre is within the boundaries of Dartmoor National Park, and is a thriving community with shops, public houses, businesses, school, village hall and community centre.

A railway station serving the village was opened on the South Devon Railway on 15 June 1848. It served as the junction for the branch line to Kingsbridge from 19 December 1893. The station closed in 1964, though for some years there has been a movement to reopen it in order to reduce commuter traffic on the roads.

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 Buckfastleigh, Ivybridge, Totnes and Ashburton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowModbury

arrowPaignton

arrowDartmouth

arrowTorquay

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowBuckfastleigh

	arrowIvybridge

	arrowKingsbridge

	arrowModbury

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Ivybridge

	arrowLukesland Gardens

Buckfastleigh

	arrowPennywell Farm

	arrowSouth Devon Railway

Buckfast

	arrowBuckfast Abbey

Ashburton

	arrowRiver Dart Adventures

	arrowAshburton Museum

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