Welcome to Abbotskerswell, a picturesque Devon village full of history and character. Its position on a map can be deceptive. It is in a quiet valley, well away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns and their roads, but is also very convenient for the seaside and all the major facilities and stores that one would expect of much more highly populated places.
This close-knit community of around 800 homes is enormously active in many different ways as well as being warmly welcoming to newcomers and visitors. You can see photos of some of our events by clicking here and videos here.
The village has many amenities including a school, two pubs, a village shop, cricket club, a hair salon, beautician, veterinary centre, café / emporium, church and sports facilities including a recreation ground with football field, allotments, children's play ground, tennis court and skateboard park.
There are three public meeting places; the Village Hall, Church House and the Parish Rooms. There are also many interesting historical features including a dozen thatched cottages, an original well, and a Quaker burial ground.
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Sunday, 23 February 2014 11:44
Proposals by Linden Homes to develop 53 new homes including affordable housing an community open space - held at the Village Hall 1st March 2014 10.30am - 16.00pm
Sunday, 23 February 2014 11:27
Happy New Year to all Village Hall users and our supporters and friends.
2014 has now arrived which means our Annual General Meeting is done and dusted and we are back to routine business. My chairman’s report will be published on the village web site in the next few weeks, so watch the (web) space.
Important calendar events this year are May Day Celebrations – May 5th and Garden Show – August 2nd . Planning for the 2014 Garden Show Programme has started and many thanks to all who sponsored and supported us last year. It would NOT happen without your contributions. Last year’s show was the best ever.
Our first film night, showing Mama Mia, was very successful and enjoyed by all. This has encouraged us to repeat a Friday Film Night. This will be on Friday, February 28th , and the film this time will be SKYFALL. Advertising will be going up around the village shortly. Please book the date in your diary, refreshments will be available on the night. Entrance will cost £4.
Read the Chairmans report here
Sunday, 23 February 2014 11:14
Do you fancy growing your own produce or starting your bedding plants in a large glasshouse but haven’t got the space at home? Why not rent a space in one of the glasshouses at Coach Road Newton Abbot. Each of the raised beds are 2.5m by 1.2m and cost £50 per year (a water system is provided)
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