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in the county of Devon

St. Peters Church at Zeal Monachorum, Devon
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About Zeal Monachorum

Set amid the rolling agricultural heartland of Devon, Zeal Monachorum is the very epitome of the perfect, tranquil Devonian village. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, so we are assured of its long and illustrious history which goes way back in the mists of time.

Wandering around the country lanes you can peer at picturesque thatched cottages, with the prettiest of gardens and, sweeping well manicured lawns. You can linger in leafy lanes, taking pleasure at the variety of wild flowers among which flourish orchids, roses, primroses, campion and parsley. A visit to the ancient village church reveals much of interest. It is renowned for the magnificent Yew tree which dominates a churchyard littered with the graves of centuries. The church has a good clock tower, lovely old entrance porch and beautiful windows.

The water-meadows of the River Yeo are a delight, here you can find pleasant riverside walks where you can see many birds and enjoy river wildlife. The Waie Inn offers a pleasant place to relax for lunch or a delicious evening meal. The inn has thoughtfully provided facilities for children, apart from picnic tables there are animals, five a side football pitch, a pond and even a swimming pool.

At nearby Down St.Mary there is an excellent winery. The vines, laden with luscious grapes can be seen in a wonderful setting above the winding River Yeo. Visitors are welcome and tastings are offered.

This is an easy, relaxed village, a wonderful stopping place for exploring the beautiful Devon countryside.

Zeal Monachorum lies within easy driving distance of the matchless beauty of the hills, valleys and rivers of the Dartmoor National Park. The park is crammed with ancient moor-land villages, wildlife sites, and pre-historic monuments.

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(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction SW of Zeal Monachorum)

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(15.9 miles, 25.5 km, direction S of Zeal Monachorum)

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(16.5 miles, 26.6 km, direction E of Zeal Monachorum)

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(12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction S)

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(13.6 miles, 22.0 km, direction S)

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The Waie Inn in Copplestone, Devon, England

The Waie Inn

Copplestone, Devon, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Around 9 miles west of Crediton, The Waie Inn is a country pub offering accommodation and a range of facilities. On site you will find a swimming pool, children’s play park, squash courts and restau...
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The Old Post Office in Copplestone, Devon, England

The Old Post Office

Copplestone, Devon, England (1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction E)
Located in Copplestone, this holiday home is 44 km from Torquay. The unit is 21 km from Exeter. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dish...
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Happy Cottage in North Tawton, Devon, England

Happy Cottage

North Tawton, Devon, England (1.8 miles, 3.0 km, direction SW)
Set in North Tawton in the Devon Region, this holiday home is 45 km from Torquay. The property is 25 km from Exeter and free private parking is provided. The kitchen features an oven and a toaster....
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Devonshire Dumpling in Copplestone, Devon, England

Devonshire Dumpling

Copplestone, Devon, England (2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction E)
This traditional inn is situated in the middle of Devon, and is surrounded by picturesque countryside. Dartmoor National Park is 16 miles from the building, and there is free Wi-Fi and free parking on...
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Westgate Cottage in Lapford, Devon, England

Westgate Cottage

Lapford, Devon, England (3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction N)
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Virginia Cottage in Lapford, Devon, England

Virginia Cottage

Lapford, Devon, England (3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction N)
Located in Lapford in the Devon Region, this holiday home is 49 km from Torquay. The property is 25 km from Exeter and boasts views of the garden. The kitchen comes with an oven. A TV is available. T...
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East Hillerton Lodge in Spreyton, Devon, England

East Hillerton Lodge

Spreyton, Devon, England (3.5 miles, 5.7 km, direction S)
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Morchard Road Station(2.3 miles, 3.6 km, direction NE)
Lapford Station(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction N)
M5 Junction 31(16.7 miles, 26.8 km, direction SE)
M5 Junction 29(17.1 miles, 27.6 km, direction SE)
Exeter Airport(18.5 miles, 29.8 km, direction E)
Plymouth City Airport(30.1 miles, 48.4 km, direction SW)
Zeal Monachorum to London(167.6 miles, 269.7 km, direction E)