FAQ’s

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide brief answers to many common questions about life in Petrockstowe:

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Q. Where are the nearest amenities?

A. A small shop with a limited range of goods is located in Merton (2 miles E). For a wider choice Hatherleigh (4 miles S) has a small supermarket, newsagents, hairdressers, and a range of independent boutiques. For a more comprehensive range, Okehampton (12 miles S) offers three supermarkets and a wide range of boutiques.

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Q. Where are the nearest schools?

A. For information on schools and colleges, visit our education page

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Q. How long does it take to reach major towns and cities?

A. The journey time to Barnstaple is 35 minutes, Exeter 45 minutes, Bristol 2 hours, and London just under four hours

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Q. Is there any public transport?

A. For a bus timetable, click here

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Q. What is the broadband speed like?

A. Superfast Fibre Broadband has recently been installed in Petrockstowe, offering speeds of up to 78Mbps. 

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Q. What amenities and attractions does Petrockstowe offer?

A. For more information on amenities and attractions, go to the  ‘Our Village’ pages.

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Q. How far is the village from an ‘A’ road?

A. The nearest ‘A’ road is the A386 which is two miles from the village. There are three exits onto this road from the village, one is suitable for HGVs.

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Q. Where are the nearest regional ports and airports?

A. The region’s main airport is Exeter, which is approximately 50 minutes by car. The nearest port is Plymouth (1h 20), providing ferries to Roscoff (France) and Santander (Spain)

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Q. How many people live in the village?

A. Petrockstowe’s population is around four hundred

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Q. What can I get involved in living in Petrockstowe?

A. There are a variety of Community Groups you have the opportunity to get involved in

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Q. What events take place throughout the year?

A. For a full program of upcoming events, visit the Events Calendar

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