Moretonhampstead is a friendly, busy, gateway-to-Dartmoor village with shops, good food pubs & an outdoor swimming pool; surrounded by hills, it has good walks, reservoir/river fishing close by. Its history goes back over 1000 years to Saxon times. It is a base to explore some of Britains most spectacular & beautiful countryside including moorland & the coast. It boasts many sporting facilities & Dartmoor is great for ramblers. All of the National Park is less than 1 hours drive. The historic naval city of Plymouth, Devon's Roman capital; Exeter & many coastal resorts including Torbay & North Devon - all within an hour. Set alongside the River Teign on the western edge of Dartmoor, Dunsford Nature Reserve offers wildlife & great scenery of oak woodland glades, bracken-covered valley slopes, exposed rocky outcrops & the River Teign. Golf at Bovey Castle is 2 miles, Miniature Pony Centre is 2.5 miles, Chagford is 5 miles & Exeter 13 miles. Shop 3.5 miles, pub & restaurant 2 miles.