Things To Do In East Devon

Beautiful walking country, the East Devon Way is close by - it runs through the village of Farway - but if it’s your pleasure to spend the weekend in the sunshine or reading by the fire, indoors or out, then get some rest and peace, far away from it all.

Ideal for cyclists - the lovely Farway valley is a treat for the eyes and can provide serious challenges for the keen cyclist. Park your bike under a tree (it’s completely safe) and kick back beside the fire pit for an evening of star watching. We have beautiful dark skies and often see the Milky Way - a wonderful sight on a summer’s night.

Bring some art supplies, or call ahead to borrow some of ours, and get your creative juices flowing.

East Devon is full of lovely places to visit. We have the world famous Donkey Sanctuary nearby as well as Axe Valley Wildlife Park and Munchkins Miniature Shetland Pony Rescue close at hand . You can visit Munchkins in the mornings between 10 and 12 but best to call first to let Tammy know you’re coming. Our local riding stables, Devenish Pitt, is available for lessons or hacking, if you’d like to spend some time horse riding give them a call and see what they can do.

Fossil hunters will be delighted by a visit to our Jurassic Coast. The town of Lyme Regis is 8 miles away and offers a good day out with its sandy beach, amazing cliffs, restaurants and shops. The fishing village of Beer (finalists in Channel 4's Village of the Year 2017) is within 3 miles, you can get fresh fish there, traditionally caught, and there are several pubs including The Anchor - a garden with a view.  Also worth a visit is Beer Quarry Caves where the famous Beer stone was quarried as far back as Roman times.

The beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth - an artists' town - with the much-painted Esplanade, is a real treat with art galleries, an independent department store, a whole food store, all the ice cream you could ever want, tea shops, a beautiful riverside walk (the Byes) and again fresh fish shops. You won’t go hungry in East Devon.

Colyton is a town with history! The townspeople rose with the Duke of Monmouth in the 17th century and fought bravely in the Battle of Sedgemoor. The circular layout is Saxon in style, and the Church of St Andrews has a 10th century Saxon cross made of Beer stone, an impressive west window and a lantern tower. You can get the Tram from here to Seaton, it goes through the Wetlands on its way, with the Colyton Vintage Shed to browse through at the Colyton end.

Honiton is four miles away and its arrow-straight high street hosts a market twice a week. Plenty of shops and supermarkets, banks, antiques.. a museum, the Thelma Hulbert Art Gallery and the Beehive Community Centre for live music and movies.


The Hare and Hounds at Putts Corner does a daily carvery (and has a legendary Rock)

The Holt, Honiton High Street, does great food and excellent local Otter ales and ciders. (You'll need to book to eat)

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