Crediton, Exeter and Okehampton are within a fifteen minutes drive away, if you need to top up with shopping or need a bank.
The local village of Hittisleigh and the town of Crediton have farmers markets on alternate Saturdays throughout the month, and provide locally grown and organic produce.
There are a number of small villages with pubs and tea rooms. You will find the village of Chagford very charming and you can stop there for a cream tea at the Old Forge, the Birdcage or the Mill End Hotel.
There are also a number of local pubs which are worth a try: the Travellers Rest in Tedburn St Mary, The Horse in Moretonhampstead, the Fingle Bridge Inn in the Dartmoor National Park (great as starting point for walks), and finally the Old Thatch in Cheriton Bishop.