About the area
Go to the sea:
Enjoy the World Heritage beaches of Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe for cliff walks, swimming, boat rides, sandcastles, mackerel fishing and Devon ice cream
Shop at the UK’s best farm shop (according to Radio 4) Dart’s Farm or the lovely Joshua’s Harvest Store. Nearby we have a lovely gastro pub called The Golden Lion by the River Otter. We love The Jack in the Green, Restaurant Magazine’s 52nd best place to eat in the whole of the UK. We also recommend The Holt in Honiton (six miles away) voted the South West’s top dining pub. The stunning Combe House Hotel has fantastic food in a beautiful Elizabethan manor house. Serious foodies might like to travel slightly further afield to visit Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis (45 mins).
Have fun days out:
Explore the adventure gardens and bushcraft courses at Escot House, the stunning grounds and children’s play areas of Bicton Park, mountain biking on Haldon Hill and swing through the trees at Go Ape. Or there’s the kids’ favourite Crealy Adventure Park.
Shop till you drop:
We love the craft studios and shop (and the café and bakery) at Otterton Mill. Honiton has many antique and book shops, as does the pretty and ancient port of Topsham.
Spot rare birds on the RSPB’s reserve on the Exe Estuary, ride horses across Woodbury Common, try sailing, surfing and sea-kayaking at our wonderful coast. We’re close to both Dartmoor and Exmoor for walking, biking and getting away from it all.