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.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: