Area guides


Crediton is an old Mid Devon market town with a wealth of history just 7 miles from Exeter. The town is surrounded by unspoilt farmland in an area of great natural beauty. Great transport links and excellent schooling facilities make the town a very desirable place to live.


Bow is a parish and village on the River Yeo approximately 8 miles from Crediton, on the road to Okehampton. A unique feature of the village is the very high raised pavement running down one side of the main street. There is an inn, an excellent primary school, village hall and a small supermarket.

Morchard Bishop

Morchard Bishop is one of the larger parishes in the county. It nestles comfortably in the very heartland of Devon, sitting between Dartmoor and Exmoor. Surrounded by hilly, unspoilt countryside, Morchard Bishop has an attractive mixture of old thatched cottages and modern houses.


In September 2011, Winkleigh topped a national report as the best place in England and Wales to bring up children. The large Mid Devon village has an attractive square with shops including a butchers and post office, a primary school, sports facilities and an ancient church. Winkleigh lies in a quiet location just off the Crediton / Torrington road giving easy access to Exeter and the M5.

Newton St. Cyres

Newton St. Cyres is recognised as being one of the area’s most picturesque villages with its ancient stone bridge and stream winding its way through the centre of the village. It has an historic parish church, primary school, post office, pub and regular bus and trains every hour to Exeter.


The beautiful village of Sandford retains a real community feel with the centre of the village a real focal point. There is a post office, a highly sought after primary school, village hall, two Inn’s including the popular Lamb Inn and an historic parish church. Well served by sports clubs including a cricket club, football, tennis and nearby rugby club, the village is also conveniently located 1.5 miles north of the busy town of Crediton.