Haytor, Dartmoor near Bovey Tracey (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aisforamy91/7983630841/in/photolist-Ubar-9bfPmS-avgtaz-dauciB-9aV8en-e5Nsw5-7XLwcC-3jeGN-pAzAFZ-kWsKjc-bvtSyb-kWzjLR-aYozFZ-a1xfZD-cikGjG-cikJ4s-cikKRy-cikzTC-cikE3s-cikK2U)

Haytor, Dartmoor near Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey's award-winning Contemporary Craft Fair (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/14187194568/in/photolist-nBF5EU-nBF5aq-nBFDWo-nTSvp8-nBEZzV-nBEZJ1-dFafeU-nBEUEz-nBFDVG-nVWW26-nS8bMq-nUawvX-9AZGef-8Hxna7-8HudsF-8HxnYo-8Huefz-8Hufun-8HueZr-9AZG5w-dKipEt-39jhbt-dAc3F2-dAc3KR-dAc3K8-dAc3Hc-dAc3Ev-dAc3Jz-dAc3Kx-dAc3JF-9AZGam-9AWNyT-9AWNtZ-9AWNpH-9AWPwD-9AWPvc-9AZGJq-9AWPrk-9AZGm3-9AWNZT-9AWNSg-9AZGvN-9AWP3i-9AZGyb-9AWPfz-9AZGAU-2BZPF-2BZPG-2F6Zp)

Bovey Tracey's award-winning Contemporary Craft Fair

Bovey Tracey on the eastern edge of Dartmoor is one of the National Park's most popular gateway towns, and a Fairtrade market town with an information centre in the Station Road car park where you can pick up Dartmoor guides and maps. A Heritage Centre is also in the town, housed in the Old Railway Station. A wide choice of accommodation is available in this popular Dartmoor gateway including elegant country house hotels, historic coaching house hotels, heritage inns with rooms, caravan and campsites and a beautiful selection of cottages.

Riverside Bovey Tracey is an attractive cob and Dartmoor granite built town with an excellent range of craft shops, restaurants and unusual attractions. It is also the site of the internationally acclaimed Devon Guild of Craftsman centred within a 19th century water mill along the river Bovey. The town has a delightful open air swimming pool with sun terrace open from late April across the summer season and Bovey Tracey Golf Club beautifully situated in the Wray Valley on the edge of Dartmoor has a charming 9 hole course, a pitch & putt course great for families and an onsite cafe. Visitors are warmly welcomed.

Trendlebere, East Dartmoor NNR (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/east_dartmoor_nnr/8366287051/in/photolist-dKipEt-39jhbt-dAc3F2-dAc3KR-dAc3K8-dAc3Hc-dAc3Ev-dAc3Jz-dAc3Kx-dAc3JF-9AZGam-9AWNyT-9AWNtZ-9AWNpH-9AWPwD-9AWPvc-9AZGJq-9AWPrk-9AZGm3-9AWNZT-9AWNSg-9AZGvN-9AWP3i-9AZGyb-9AWPfz-9AZGAU-2BZPF-2BZPG-2F6Zp)

Trendlebere, East Dartmoor NNR

Parklands, Nature Reserves & Attractions

Just 1 mile from Bovey Tracey sits the peaceful retreat of Parke (National Trust), a historic parkland estate with a vegetable and fruit garden, an orchard and beautiful wider gardens to explore before heading off into open moorland and the rugged crags of Dartmoor beyond, including Haytor. The East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths National Nature Reserve also surrounds Bovey Tracey, consisting of three adjacent reserves - Bovey Valley Woodlands, Yarner Wood and Trendlebere Down. All three feature beautiful walks, and in Yarner Wood you can follow a stunning woodland walking trail taking in western oakwood of great international importance. Trendlebere Down is also an rare area of lowland heathland. Some of Dartmoor's most famous beauty spots are just a stone's throw from Bovey Tracey like Canonteign Falls, England's highest waterfall with surrounding family friendly country park, situated just north of the town.

A tourism event award-winner, The Contemporary Craft Fair takes place every summer in Bovey Tracey, with textiles, jewellery and metalwork exhibitions and workshops along with a host of family entertainment and activities including a children's craft tent. Bovey Tracey attractions include the mesmerizing House of Marbles with visitor centre and onsite glass and games factory offering a fascinating insight into how glass marbles and a quirky range of traditional board games, puzzles and toys are made. The attraction has a cluster of museums, gift and glass shops, a restaurant and coffee shop and a collection of marble runs.

Accommodation in Bovey Tracey

  • Bovey Tracey   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
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    £48
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    Luxury bed and breakfast hotel in Dartmoor only twelve miles from the coast. Well furnished en-suite rooms with wireless internet. Tea room. Restaurant and bar. Parking.
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  • Chudleigh   (2.1 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
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    £229
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-6
     
    Hoseasons self catering lodge & holiday home park set in beautiful Devonshire countryside. Chudleigh
     
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  • Newton Abbot   (4.0 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
    Sleeps 4
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    £308
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    Attractive Grade II listed holiday cottage in Manaton ideal for exploring Dartmoor National Park. Wood burner stove, 2 bedrooms, shower room & on road parking. Bikes provided.
     
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  • Newton Abbot   (4.2 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
    Sleeps 8
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    £495
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 8
     
    Well appointed 17th Century farmhouse cottage in Manaton. Plenty of parking, three bedrooms, two bath/ shower rooms. Wi-Fi service & baby-sitting.
     
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  • Manaton, Dartmoor   (3.5 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
    Sleeps 4
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    £349
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Characterful two bedroom cottage in Manaton set on a working farm. Ample parking, cot, high chair, five acres of woodland with moorland access. Wi-Fi service. Pet friendly.
     
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  • Bovey Tracey   (1.2 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
    Sleeps 6
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    £583
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    Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, Little Dunley Cottages have been carefully restored and finished t...
     
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  • Bovey Tracey   (1.2 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
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    £79
     
    The Coppice Apartment is a dog-friendly, self-contained detached apartment with double (optional twin) room, open plan lounge-kitchen-diner and bathroom with double shower. Can ...
     
  • Lustleigh   (2.4 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
    Sleeps 4
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    £309
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    A cosy thatched cottage with roses round its door (left of photograph), Little Holme is typical of the pretty properties which make Lustleigh one of Devon’s most picturesque vil...
     
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  • Ilsington   (2.4 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
    Sleeps 4
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    £372
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    Situated in one of the prettiest villages in Devon, in the Dartmoor National Park, this quaint thatched cottage is over 400 years old and retains many original features, while b...
     
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  • Bovey Tracey   (1.2 miles from the centre of Bovey Tracey)
    Sleeps 6
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    £583
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, Little Dunley Cottages have been carefully restored and finished t...
     
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