Accommodation - Bovey Tracey B&B - Dartmoor Bed And Breakfast

Oaklands Dartmoor
Oaklands bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation on the edge of Dartmoor - ideal for Bovey Tracey

Kathleen and Duncan Christophers welcome you to Oaklands. Enjoy the charm and revel casino bonus elegance of their early Victorian home.

Oaklands is situated in a leafy tranquil location rivers casino with private off road parking on the edge of the attractive town of Bovey Tracey which is commonly known as "The gateway to the moor".

An ideal location for somewhere to relax and unwind or to sample the many adventures of exploring South Devon's glorious countryside and Less than 25 minutes away from the coast.

Bovey Tracey is one of the main gateway towns to Dartmoor, with a number of unique visitor attractions and a good mixture of shops. A pretty cob and Dartmoor-granite built town, situated on the River Bovey it is home to the internationally renowned Karamba Devon Guild of Craftsmen, based in a 19th century water mill on the river.

Other local attractions include the House of Marbles glass blowing and visitor centre, Cardew Tea pottery factory and the National Trust’s Parke estate. On alternate Saturday mornings, the town’s Farmers Market sells local produce.

Challabrook Lane, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9DF  

Telephone: 01626 832602       or click here to send us an email...    

Directions to Bovey Tracey

Dartmoors bleak, yet dramatic landscape covers about 370 square miles where walkers can roam without restrictions.. The exposed granite hilltops are known as tors and the higest of these - High Willhays is 621m above sea level. Although conditions can be hard, Dartmoor does provide a diverse habitat for wildlife with its grassy moorland, bogs, farmland and wooded valleys. Dartmoor ponies are frequenntly seen but there are many rare birds to be found with a pair of binoculars and a little bit of patience!

In prehistoric times the climate was warmer than it is today and much of the moorland was covered with trees. The prehistoric settlers began clearing the forest to form the first farming communities. Remains of their homes, their monuments and there flint tools can still be found in abundance. There are about 5000 huts circles on the moors and these are the remnants of the Bronze Age houses.

The moors can an eerie place even in the summer and abound with tales of myth and legend. It is apparently the home of pixies, headless horsemen and a mysterious pack of goastly hounds. There are even a few more recent stories Hairy Hands forcing a vehicle off the road!

Dartmoor is the birthplace of the popular outdoor hobby of letterboxing, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. Watertight containers known as 'letterboxes' are hidden throughout the moors. Each onecontaining a visitor's book and a rubber stamp. The original intention was for walkers to leave a letter or postcard to be collected and posted by the next person to visit the site.

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