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Discovering the beauty of Bovey Tracey and its picturesque landscape

25 May 2017

A Devon gem, the town is 10 miles South West of Exeter and is the perfect spot to enjoy Devon’s quaint winding streets and picturesque scenery. Its easy to see what makes homes for sale in Bovey Tracey so appealing. More than this, however, it is the wide variety of creative events and community displays that make Bovey Tracey the perfect place to call home. Here are just a few examples. 

The Contemporary Craft Festival

One of Bovey Tracey’s most well-known events is the Contemporary Craft Festival which will take place 9-11th June this year. The craft festival has just been awarded its second gold medal for tourism event of the year. Its versatile range of exhibitors draws around 10,000 people from around the country, making it one of the largest craft events in the UK. The Contemporary Craft Festival celebrates the best of homemade British crafts ranging from metal, furniture, jewellery and ceramics across 200 market stalls.


Across the large marquee village, exhibitors offer members of the public the chance to participate in crafting classes, such as silk painting techniques, copper wire jewellery making and decorative stone tile classes. Visitors can also purchase handmade items directly from the independent exhibitors. Follow this link to see some of the different workshops on offer this year. 

Off The Surface Exhibition

This is just one of the many events that make homes for sale in Bovey Tracey so incredibly appealing and sought-after. Another event to look out for is the free exhibition Off the Surface, running from the 20th May until the 9th July. As the name implies, the display is all about surfaces and textures. The exhibition showcases hand embroidery from The Royal School of Needlework, inspired by items from Hampton Court Palace.

The Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre

Finally, open from April through to October is the Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, which has repurposed the old railway station building. It is free to visit and features displays about Bovey Tracey’s local history, such as family history, local mining and quarrying, and its railway heritage. The centre is the perfect place for a family day out. The Heritage Mosaic Trail combines a short walk with 12 unique mosaics, which present highlights of the town’s history allowing the children to burn off some steam whilst learning some interesting facts. 

You can also find one of Bovey Tracey’s iconic colourful flags here, as the Heritage Centre supports the Bovey Tracey Flag Festival – a community regeneration project started back in 2014 where local businesses and groups design and sew colourful flags to decorate the town. There are now more than 50 flags to find in Bovey Tracey, for those interested in a more expansive trail across the town. Projects such as the Flag Festival really highlight the welcoming and cohesive nature of this small Devon town, providing the perfect reason to look for homes for sale in Bovey Tracey.

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