Okehampton, Devon, UK

Exploring the area

Okehampton, Devon, UK

Exploring the area

Westdown Farm occupies an enviable location, in between the historic market town of Hatherleigh and the larger town and northern gateway to Dartmoor, Okehampton. Both towns have an awful lot going for them but we’ve summarised why we think they’re great here.


Picturesque Hatherleigh is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, being located on National Cycle Route 27, it is a must visit for cyclists too!

In terms of convenience, Hatherleigh has most things you’ll need. From the bottom to the top, Hatherleigh has a fuel station (open 7am – 9pm) and sells Calor gas cylinders, auction house, Co-Op convenience store (open 7am-10pm 7 days a week), fish & chip shop, two good pubs and a café; The Tally Ho!the George Inn, and One Market Street Cafe all of which serve up good home cooked meals.

Hatherleigh is also well served with a wealth of independently owned businesses – including a gallery, pottery and garden shop/florist. Hatherleigh also boasts an excellent children’s play area and skate park

For local produce, plants, collectables, and household goods Hatherleigh Market is well worth a visit. The weekly market is held every Tuesday at the community centre from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.


Okehampton is a short 5 mile car ride from Westdown Farm. Okehampton is well served with 3 larger supermarkets (Waitrose, Co-op and Lidl), and has an enviable range of independent shops, cafes and takeaways too.

Famous for being the Northern Gateway to Dartmoor, Okehampton offers a lot in the way of recreation as well as convenience. If you’re looking for something a little more to fill an afternoon, you’ll be super pleased to hear that Okehampton also has a Museum, Historic Castle, Leisure Centre and Cinema, as well as direct train links to Exeter where you can find everything that you’d expect to find in a regional capital city.

The Farmer’s market held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month is well worth a visit, and brings together a great range fantastic local producers.