Located right in the heart of Devon, Chagford is a charming stannary town with a long history of tin mining and wool trading. With a vibrant arts community and a range of independent shops, this gem in the north of Dartmoor is well worth a visit.
Chagford thrived as a community from the tin mining trade, and many 15th and 16th century buildings still stand in the town today, most notably the octagonal-shaped Market House in the town’s centre.
A bride who was shot in 1641 in Chagford is said to have been the inspiration for the famous novel, Lorna Doone, and John Endecott, one of the Pilgrim Fathers and the first governor of Massachusetts, also lived in Chagford before he set off on his voyage to the New World.
There is a great choice of hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation in and around Chagford, as well as some idyllic campsites and caravan parks nearby.
The hotels in Chagford range from traditional inns to Tudor houses to Edwardian castles – all with their very own history. There are dog-friendly hotels available too, and with the moors on your doorstep, a spectacular view is never far.
Bed and Breakfast
Chagford is the perfect town for either a quick stopover or a longer stay, and the charming bed and breakfasts nearby will ensure that your stay is comfortable and relaxing.
There are self-catering barns, cottages and apartments available for rental in Chagford, all well-equipped and surrounded by beautiful views.
Camping and Caravanning
The campsites around Chagford range from family-friendly to adults-only, so whether you’re caravanning with the kids or camping as a couple, you’re sure to find a site that suits your needs. Best of all, you’re already in Dartmoor, so the exploring can start straight away!
Chagford’s charming town centre has lots of unique independent shops, including antiques, boutiques, designer clothes, and local arts and crafts.
Whether you’re after a pub lunch, a stylish snack, or some finer dining, there is a range of family-run cafes, pubs, restaurants and delicatessens for you to choose from in Chagford, including home-made, organic, and locally-produced food.
Nature is never too far with Chagford being located in the northeast of Dartmoor. There are short casual walks nearby as well as more ambitious routes, such as the Hole in One walk, a 9-mile route which links a circle of huge stones and boulders thought to be around 5,000 years old.
Chagford is also an ideal base for cycling routes, and the traditional activity of Letterboxing also originated in Chagford, if you want to incorporate a treasure hunt into your walk!
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A Dartmoor hotel on the banks of Devon's majestic River Teign, Mill End Hotel and Restaurant is your perfect Country House hideaway. Escape to Dartmoor. Immerse yourself in the wild glory of Devon’s own Dartmoor National Park, whilst soaking up the
Just a short walk from the Square in Chagford to Cyprian's Cot B&B one of the town's oldest houses, with a pretty garden to sit in.
PricePrice £30.00 Per person (breakfast included)
Whiddon Down, Okehampton
The Post Inn Cottage, situated with a traditional 16th century village inn and pub is situated just off the A30 at Whiddon Down, Devon, 20 miles from Exeter and 7 miles from Okehampton.
Come and enjoy all the modern amenities that Dartmoor View has to offer, 27 hard standing pitches with electric, heated outdoor pool, games room with table tennis, laundry, easily accessible local family activities all from as little as £18 per night
Easton Court is ideally located for easy access to myriad walks on Dartmoor, the Devon and Cornwall coasts and the local attractions.
PricePrice £75.00 to £85.00 Per room (breakfast included)
This Grade II listed coach house is set adjacent to the Dartmoor National Park and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst providing easy access to Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth.
Gidleigh Park is amongst the most highly rated small luxury hotels in England, and certainly the most highly rated in the South West.
PricePrice £310.00 to £1,175.00 Per room (breakfast included)
A sheltered and tranquil touring site that caters exclusively for adults.
Owned and run by Chris & Jan who will give you a warm welcome.
A lovely rural setting in the Dartmoor National Park, surrounded by farm and woodland.
PricePrice £17.50 to £26.50 per pitch (2 people)
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to the unrivalled beautiful surroundings of wooded valleys, stunning tors and moorland on the northern edge of Dartmoor from Teign Valley Camping and Caravanning Club Site.