Chulmleigh is a small hillside town in the centre of Devon that is 20 miles North West of Exeter. As legend would have it, its origins are that a Saxon warrior was awarded the honour of being allowed to settle in the land of the Dumnonii (Celtic tribe of West Britain - pushed into Cornwall by the Saxons) that the Saxons had occupied. He setttled on top of a hill that had a good vantage point and named it Ceolmund's Leigh, later changed to Chulmleigh.
Chulmleigh has some interesting buildings that live up to this historical past. There are some lovely cob and thatch buildings made from local stone and the centre of the town is a conservation area.
Like many Devon towns, Chulmleigh prospered from wool and as such the Church of St Mary Magdelene is a fine building that dates back to the 14th Century.
Chulmleigh would be an ideal place to stay to enjoy the lovely Devon countryside and see some of its interesting past well preserved.