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Zeal Monachorum village, Devon

The unusual village name of Zeal Monachorum comes from Latin, it roughly translates to 'Cell of the Monks'. It is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon District, about nine miles northwest of Crediton and 18 miles northwest of Exeter, situated on the River Yeo. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 398.

The parish of Zeal Monachorum covers an area of almost 3,400 acres (1370 hectares) at a height of 280 - 640 feet (200 m) above sea level (85 ဓ 195 metres). It lies at the centre of Devon, situated between the A3072 Okehampton to Crediton road on the south and the B3220 Torrington to Morchard Road on the north, about halfway between Crediton and Okehampton. The village itself is on the south-facing hillside of the Yeo valley looking towards Dartmoor.

The civil parish includes a number of hamlets such as East Leigh, Leigh Cross and Waie.

A mile to the southwest of the village is Reeve Castle, a large romantic turreted house dated 1900 and restored from a ruinous state in the late twentieth century.

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, Chulmleigh, South Molton and Bickington.

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

arrowSouth Molton

arrowExeter

arrowGreat Torrington

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowOkehampton

	arrowCrediton

	arrowChagford

	arrowHatherleigh

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Chulmleigh

	arrowChulmleigh Golf Course

Crediton

	arrowCrediton Arts Centre

Chagford

	arrowStone Lane Gardens

Drewsteignton

	arrowCastle Drogo and Gardens

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