Exploring the local area

Sidmouth

The beautiful Regency seaside town of Sidmouth is nestled on the Jurassic coastline which is a designated World Heritage Site and forms part of the South West Coast Path. There is an abundance of independent shops, tearooms and bistros and holds its annual Folk Festival in early in August. Sidmouth is a thriving town with a level seafront and delightful public gardens in which you can relax. There are a selection of sports on offer from sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding to bowls, croquet, cricket and golf.

Beer

Beer is a small picture postcard fishing village and a must for all sea and seafood lovers! The small bay is horse-shoe shaped and a real suntrap as it nestles between the white chalk cliffs.

You can sample freshly caught fish, crab and lobster which are sold on the beach or in one of the pubs and restaurants. You can also hire a traditional wooden motor boat and try your hand at mackerel fishing.

Branscombe

Branscombe is thought to be the longest village in England and is adorned with beautiful thatch cottages which lead you through the pretty village and down to the Sea Shanty Café which is set just off the shingle beach.

There are two traditional country pubs selling local ales and heart-warming food. The village boasts three National Trust properties, The Old Bakery, Manor Mill and The Forge.

Honiton

Honiton is an historic Market Town situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and is famous for its pottery, antiques and lace. The lace has been used in royal clothing including Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and in Prince George’s christening gown. Honiton is also home to the Thelma Hulbert Gallery which is an award-winning public art gallery.

Honiton is conveniently situated near to the A30 which is approximately a 30 minute to drive to the city of Exeter. There is also a train station which provides easy access to both Exeter and London.

Exeter

The city of Exeter is situated on the river Exe and its historic quayside is a pleasant area to explore and has something to offer everyone. You can hire bikes and canoe on the river or if you would prefer to do something more relaxing, it has a wonderful selection of cafes, bars and restaurants.

The magnificent cathedral, situated in the city centre, dates back over 900 years and is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in this country. The Cathedral Green is surrounded by historical buildings, whilst the nearby high street is packed with independent shops and high street stores.