Devon - Bampton
Bampton is a small town, parish and former manor in Devon,
England close to the south-eastern corner of Exmoor and on the River
Batherm, a tributary of the River Exe. It is about 10 km north of
The history of Bampton is thought to have started with a Roman fort,
but later Saxonremains are most easily seen. Some hedges conform to
the Saxon furrow measure of 625 feet (the later furlong) and traces
of Saxon strip farming can be seen to the north-east of the later
castle. The circular churchyard is also Saxon in origin. The
11th-century Norman Bampton Castle, built on earlier Saxon
fortifications, and of which only the much reduced motte survives,
was the seat of the feudal barony of Bampton.
Bampton now has nearly 100 listed buildings including the Grade 1
listed church, dedicated to Saint Michael & All Angels, whose tower
dates from the 13th century. Parts of the former vicarage are said
to date from the middle of the 15th century; and the Exeter Inn on
the edge of the town was originally a farmhouse built in 1495. The
town was caught up in the civil war between King Stephen and the
Empress Matilda, when Stephen's troops took the town in 1136. The
later Civil War reached Bampton in 1645, when Royalists from
Tiverton Castle burnt the town, so that few buildings earlier than
the 17th century survive.
Blackberries is located in the picturesque and thriving village of
Bampton in mid-Devon, on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. The
village is known for its success over many years in the South West
in Bloom competition, and Blackberries is an active contributor to
the attractive floral look of the area.
Our restaurant menu is very extensive, and prices are very
reasonable - a Sunday roast lunch consists of three courses for just
£12.95 or you can choose your individual courses from the menu. A
full range of drinks is available from the bar.
Blackberries has six bedrooms, made up of 2 family rooms, 2 double
rooms, and 2 twin-bedded room. All have ensuite facilities, tea and
coffee making, hair dryers and colour TVs.
We are a family-run establishment, and we pride ourselves on our
personal service to ensure that you enjoy your stay with us.
West Withy Farm
Tel: 01398 371322
Exmoor, self catering, holiday cottages at West Withy Farm.
self catering cottages - sleep 4 and 5 (total 9) - 4* kitchens and
bathrooms - dog friendly, private gardens - Exmoor - Wimbleball Lake
- spring fed wildlife lake - Exmoor National Park - PARTNER
There are two dog friendly, self catering, holiday cottages at West
Withy Farm, each converted from 18th century farm buildings with
very generous, enclosed, dog friendly gardens.
Upton Cottage – sleeps 5 in three bedrooms – one double with
en-suite loo, one twin and one single bedrooms plus cot.
Stable Cottage – sleeps 4 in two bedrooms – one queen and one
twin singles bedrooms plus cot.
Upton Cottage and Stable Cottage together sleep 9 in five
bedrooms (plus cots)
Exmoor is a special place – a land of gently rolling moorland, of
dramatic sea cliffs and sea shore, of tradition, of timelessness and
of tranquillity. It is home to wildlife in abundance including wild
red deer and Exmoor ponies.
On Exmoor, you will find clean air and Dark Skies. It is a place to
find great food, locally produced in garden, field and sea ready for
you to taste and enjoy.
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