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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 Tiverton.
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.   

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Tel: 01398 331842

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. 

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West Withy Farm

Tel: 01398 371322

4* Exmoor, self catering, holiday cottages at West Withy Farm.

2 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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