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a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

About Umberleigh

This is a quiet "away from it all" village in a picturesque position beside an old three arched bridge spanning the River Taw. It is a very scenic village with interesting houses and pretty cottages dotted throughout. Pleasant farm buildings can be seen in the miles of beautiful agricultural land ringing the village.

Umbersleigh offers visitors a peaceful time, walks along the Taw reveal much of mother nature's rich bounty and there is the opportunity to enjoy fishing and horse riding. In the village there is a Post Office, a couple of stores, an antique shop and a pleasant village inn.

The village is on the "Tarka line train" a fabulous railway journey through some of Devon's finest countryside. The line operates special events, included in these is a pub run and a music run, or you can use the train to take you to one of the other villages for a special day out.

Close by is Chittlehampton, a village with a fine collection of quaint thatched cottages, a lovely village square and an interesting historic church.

Umbersleigh can be found between South Moulton and Great Torrington, both these towns have museums recording the history of the region, and a little more in the way of shopping facilities.

This village is the perfect place to relax for a romantic weekend, or to use as a base for exploring the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park.

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