On our doorstep
Walks, watersports, culture and active family days.
We are located in a fantastic position 15 minutes from the coast and in the heart of the Devon countryside, with rolling hills, woodland and meadows to explore. Explore the Jurassic Coast with beautiful beaches, towns and villages. Enjoy walks through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or visit historic and cultural properties inland. If you’ve got children there’s a host of exciting and fun things to do.
Our local town
Situated on the River Axe, the attractive ancient market town of Axminster lies in the beautiful Axe Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit Axminsters website
Lyme Regis sits in the heart of the Jurassic Coast With breath-taking views and hundreds of years of charm and character it’s well worth a visit. The famous Cobb (harbour) is the town’s most significant landmark, built during the thirteenth century and made famous by ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ by local author John Fowles. Lyme Regis has many family friendly activities, great unique shopping and some great cafes and eateries. Visit the Lyme Regis website.
Famous for Fossils
The nearby town of Charmouth offers fantastic fossil hunting opportunities from the Heritage Coast Centre which has hands on displays and information about fossils and fossil hunting. It also has a fantastic beach that’s great for exploring and wave watching, and some excellent walks along the Coastal Path. Visit the Charmouth website
South West Coast Path
Try one of the best walks in the world on the National Trail from Seaton. Walk to Beer, Branscombe, Regency Sidmouth, or hike towards Lyme Regis and Golden Cap. Visit the South West Coast Path website
East Devon Way
Enjoy a walk through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty- impressive at any time of year Visit the East Devon Way website
Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve
A natural oasis in the midst of conifer plantations. Visit the Trinity Hill website
Lambert’s and Coney’s Castle
Walk in the footsteps of previous generations along these ancient hill forts. Visit the Lambert’s Castle and Coney’s Castle website
Golden Cap Estate
From a woodland walk at Langdon Hill to a bracing climb up Golden Cap or Thorncombe Beacon. Visit the Golden Cap Estate website
Haldon Forest Park
From quiet gentle strolls to exhilarating mountain biking experiences, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. Visit the Haldon Forest Park website
Bring out your inner tarzan with Go Ape’s original tree top experience or go off-road with Forest Segways. Visit the Go Ape website
Nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river Axe. Visit the Seaton Wetlands website
We’ve got beautiful countryside and country lanes surrounding us great for a run any time of day. Prefer something more organised? Try the Seaton Parkrun every Saturday morning at 9am along the Esplanade in Seaton.
We’re very close to the traffic free, family friendly ‘Stop Line Way’ (Sustrans route 33). You can hop onto it at the Weybridge on the Road towards Axminster. It’s lovely off road route takes you through countryside, along cycle paths, ending up in Seaton through the gorgeous Seaton Wetlands. Alternatively cycle the opposite way up through Somerset for some lovely in land views. Alternatively, on Route 33 cycle the opposite way up through Somerset for some lovely in land views along the purpose built traffic-free railway path from Chard to Ilminster.
Watersports and Ocean
If you love the sea or watersports there are lots of opportunities in the local vicinity.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Try Stand up Paddle Boarding in Lyme Regis, Sidmouth or at Seaton with SB Watersports.
Swim in the sea
Jump into the clear blue waters from beaches at Beer, Seaton, Sidmouth or Lyme Regis.
Fish from the sea shore or from boats leaving Lyme Regis Harbour. Axe Valley Sea Angling Club welcomes anglers from all over the South West Visit the Axe Valley Angling Club Website.
Cruise the Coast
With Stuart Line Cruises Visit the Stuart Line Cruises website.
Places to eat and drink
The Tytherleigh Arms
A warm welcome, fantastic food and friendly, professional service 7 days a week.
Visit the Tytherleigh Arms website
At Le Pisani we serve great tasting Mediterranean food in comfortable, contemporary and stylish surroundings.
Visit Le Pisani’s website
The Giant Club
The Giant Club serves locally produced food in a delicious 6 course menu and is open on Friday and Saturday nights only, booking essential. We also showcased The Giant Club on Four in A Bed with us. Series 13 Episode 9, watch out for the reruns! Visit The Giant Club’s Website.
River Cottage Canteen & Deli
The perfect place to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce transformed into delicious dishes with a tasty River Cottage twist.
Visit the River Cottage Canteen website
‘Britain’s most filmed farmhouse’ where your personal River Cottage chef will prepare a feast for you and your guests.
Visit the River Cottage HQ website
HIX Oyster & Fish House
The informal, light and airy dining room with simple white wooden tables and chairs lets the food do the talking.
Visit the Hix Oyster and Fish House website
The blog and fashion site Muddy Stilettos also stayed with us last year, read their review here.
On the Telly!
We took part in Channel 4's 'Four In A Bed' in May 2018! We are regularly repeated but also watch us here!
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