Farmhouse B&Bs & the gentle rolling countryside around Crediton in the Heart of Devon

Farmhouse B&Bs & the gentle rolling countryside around Crediton in the Heart of Devon

Crediton is a bustling market town in the heart of Devon with Saxon roots and links to the Saxon Saint Boniface. Affording easy access to the North and South Coasts, and Dartmoor and Exmoor, the town has a variety of shops, inns and restaurants, many with an emphasis on Fairtrade and local produce. Crediton Bookshop on High Street, with in-house tourist information centre, is the only independent community-owned bookshop in the Mid-Devon and Exeter area selling a wide range of books, cards and gifts. Crediton also has a reputation as an arts and crafts centre in Devon. Several acclaimed artists are resident in the area.

Discover the history of this ancient Mid-Devon market town in the Credition Museum and Heritage Centre housed in the Old Town Hall on High Street. The town together with the Crediton Inn also features along The Rail Ale Trail Tarka Line and if you're looking for that perfect wedding, event or heritage film venue in the heart of mid-Devon, the Downes Estate in the Crediton area is the perfect choice. Accommodation in the area includes some stunning beamed farmhouse B&Bs, traditional award-winning inns with rooms, beautiful barn conversions and thatched cottages all in an idyllic 'heart of Devon' rural location within easy reach of Exeter.

Markets & Events

Purchase the finest local meats, cheeses, pies, pastries and more at Crediton Farmers' Markets held on the first and third Saturday of each month in the Town Square from 10am to 1pm. Great times to visit are during the town's top two annual events, The Flower Festival in the first week of June and the Christmas Tree Festival in the first week of December. Crediton showcases the best of its local food suppliers in the annual Crediton Food Festival held across a weekend in mid-June annually.

History, Museum & Arts Centre

Crediton has a rich spiritual history linked to the Saxon Saint Boniface who was born here in 680AD. The Parish Church of the Holy Cross sits on the former site of Devon's first Saxon cathedral. Crediton was the first Bishopric in Devon. The red sandstone building standing today dates mostly from the 15th century.

The town's museum in the Old Town Hall is usually open from Easter to October and explores local history themes. Always of particular fascination to visitors is the accurate model replica of the High Street as it was before Crediton's Great Fire of 1743. Several interesting objects from local archaeological excavations are on display and a small shop sells local history guides. Theatre, film, talks and music performances are offered by the Crediton Arts Centre on East Street. Purchase tickets at the Arts Centre or the Bookshop on High Street.

Accommodation in Crediton

  • Witheridge   (9.0 miles from the centre of Crediton)
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    £30
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    Welcoming 16th Century Witheridge inn near Tiverton alongside the Two Moors Way. In-house restaurant, bar, cosy snug and log fire. 5 guest rooms and spacious flatlet. Dogs welcome.
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  • Copplestone   (8.1 miles from the centre of Crediton)
    Sleeps 5
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    £324
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    Beautifully appointed three bedroom holiday cottage near Crediton offering wonderful country views, onsite fishing & beauty treatments. Short breaks. No pets. Close to Tarka Trail.
     
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  • Copplestone   (4.9 miles from the centre of Crediton)
    Sleeps 4
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    £302
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Attractive detached Devon holiday cottage with beautiful rural views, patio seating area, modern kitchen & Freeview TV. Short breaks. 1/2 hour drive to National Park. No pets.
     
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  • Near Crediton   (2.0 miles from the centre of Crediton)
    Sleeps 6
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    £873
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    Hollacombe holiday cottage near Crediton created from the ruins of a Devon Longhouse. Luxury accommodation with optional catering service. WiFi. Parking. Excellent welcome hamper.
     
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  • Copplestone   (8.1 miles from the centre of Crediton)
    Sleeps 4
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    £297
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    Semi detached barn conversion set on a non working farm close to Crediton. Visit the ponies & well stocked fishing lake. Lovely walks/ cycle rides nearby. Short breaks.
     
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  • Crediton   (0.3 miles from the centre of Crediton)
    Sleeps 7
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    £873
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    Detached barn conversion holiday cottage in Crediton with great walking & fishing nearby. 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/ shower rooms, fully enclosed garden, wood burner stove. Short breaks.
     
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  • Cheriton Fitzpaine   (5.1 miles from the centre of Crediton)
    Sleeps 8
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    £640
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 6-8
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    Luxurious accommodation on a fun family farm near Crediton with an on-site tennis court, play area, trampoline and table tennis. Gourmet dinner service on request. Sleeps 6-8.
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  • Cheriton Fitzpaine   (5.1 miles from the centre of Crediton)
    Sleeps 6
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    £490
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    Luxury detached cottage on a fun family Devon farm near Crediton with three acres of gardens, tennis, play area, a trampoline and gourmet dinner service. Sleeps 4-6.
     
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  • Crediton   (1.3 miles from the centre of Crediton)
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    £75
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    Award winning inn near Crediton with boutique ensuite rooms, excellent food, cinema & outdoor seating. Conference/ event facilities for 100. Free WiFi service.
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  • Bickleigh   (7.9 miles from the centre of Crediton)
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    £90
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    The Fisherman s Cot nestling on the banks of the River Exe at Bickleigh is one of the most picturesque inns in the South of England. Its superb location makes it an all-year-rou...
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