a walk on the wild side
Perched on the edge of Dartmoor away from the hustle and bustle, life at Church Lane, Cheriton Bishop is every bit as idyllic as it sounds.
In the lush, green landscape of the Devonshire countryside, the village of Cheriton Bishop is an oasis of tranquility, complete with essential everyday amenities on your doorstep. Quietly tucked away in the wilderness yet perfectly placed for an Exeter commute, you’ll find Church Lane, our exclusive neighbourhood of beautiful bunnyhomes from our Georgian-inspired Craft Collection.
the biggest back garden ever
Open your door each day to acres of rolling hills, stunning moorlands,
magical woodlands and wildflower hedgerows.
the rural allure
Could this be the little slice of rural heaven you’ve been searching for?
At Church Lane, off the prettiest street in the village, just along from the church and the quaintest of primary schools. This truly authentic neighbourhood is everything you imagine a Devonshire village to be. A friendly, close-knit community enjoying the comforts of country life.
At the heart of it all is the dog-friendly Old Thatch Inn, full of Medieval charm and character with wooden beams and slate floors, and serving traditional home-cooked food and local ales from the Dartmoor Brewery. The village convenience store and post office, doctors’ surgery and village hall are all a short stroll — in Cheriton Bishop, it may feel wonderfully secluded, but nothing is very far away.
Growing up in Cheriton Bishop is what childhood dreams are made of. The surrounding countryside is nature’s playground to explore, with the vast open expanses of Dartmoor National Park and the ancient woodlands of Fingle Wood on your doorstep just waiting to be discovered. In fact the whole Teign Valley area is a dream destination for outdoorsy types, abounding in hiking routes and cycling trails. Walk the miles and miles of pathways through the woods and reward yourself with a cream tea (cream then jam the Devon way of course), taking in the breathtaking views at Castle Drogo.
If you love the water, it’s just half an hour to the most beautiful sandy beaches of Teignmouth, Holcombe and Dawlish on the South Devon coastline, and just twenty minutes to Chagford’s open air lido. Or take a trip to Lydford Gorge, the deepest gorge in the South West with its spectacular 30m waterfall. Not forgetting our younger adventurers looking for excitement closer to home, Cheriton Bishop’s own well-equipped play area is just down the lane. There’s so much to discover from here, from dawn till dusk.
For more leisurely pursuits why not join the village gardening club or walking group? Or if a round of golf is more your style you’ll be delighted to know Fingle Glen is less than ten minutes door to door and you can be on the first tee at Downes Crediton in just over fifteen, both courses hosting 18-holes apiece.
For shopping, cinema, bars and finer dining the locals head to nearby Crediton or Exeter, and for those working or schooling in Exeter you’ll find Church Lane offers commuter utopia. You can be on the A30 in literally a couple of minutes and right into the heart of town in around twenty. There is a regular bus service too, connecting with Exeter St David’s train station for longer distance travels. Although once you’ve experienced Cheriton Bishop’s irresistible countryside charm, why would you ever want to leave?