Jacobstowe is a quaint, tiny village that most people would never have heard of, were it not for the fact that NCN 27 runs through it. There are no shops, nor any pubs in Jacobstowe, with the nearest shop or pub about a mile away, in neighbouring Exbourne.

History buffs will love the fact that one of the five bells in the local church was cast in Exeter in around 1499, while parts of the church itself dates back to around 1200.

The village is almost right on the banks of the West Okement river, one of the tributaries of the Okement river, which gave Okehampton it's name. As you would guess, once you've reached Jacobstow, you're just under five miles from Okehampton.