Cullompton is a town in Devon, England, lying on the River Culm and close to the M5 motorway. It has a population of around 8,000 people.
The town is thought to have been named for Saint Columba. Notable buildings in Cullompton include the fifteenth century parish church and sixteenth century Cullompton Manor House, built as the town grew around the woolen industry. The town had another major expansion in the 1970s as the construction of the motorway made it a popular commuter town .
The stunning scenery, the mild climate and relaxed way of life have attracted visitors to Cullompton from all over the UK as well as from overseas for many years. Many come back year after year.
One major reason for visiting Cullompton in Devon is its position in the heart of some of the finest scenery in the West Country yet it's still very much a tranquil country area.
Despite its perfect location, Cullompton has remained unspoilt, retaining its individual charm and only now gradually waking up to its potential as a rural retreat.
There's a friendly feel to the place, with less rush and much less commercialism than in the nearby resort areas.
It's a wonderful inland area to stay in and yet be within easy reach of so many attractions-and coastal delights.
By car, the simplest way to reach Mid - Devon is to take the M5 motorway and turn off at Junction 28.
Good value visitor accommodation is plentiful throughout the area from luxury hotels, through a great choice of comfortable guest houses and inns, friendly farmhouses, self-catering cottages, caravan and camping sites. Often tucked away in peaceful settings, you'll find remote bed and breakfast opportunities - but wherever you stay, you'll be sure of a warm Mid Devon welcome.