Sidmouth Cliffs

Things To Do

We are very lucky to be situated in such a beautiful part of the country with so much right on our doorstep. Our local beaches are part of The World Heritage site that is the Jurassic Coast we also have 2 National Parks within easy driving distance; Dartmoor and Exmoor. There are a wealth of picturesque Devonshire villages and Exeter, the county town of Devon, is within an hours drive.

Beaches

Charmouth

This beach is slightly shelving with pebbles and sand, Charmouth is famous along with Lyme Regis for its fossils

Lyme Regis

The beaches in Lyme are a mixture of sand and pebbles. It’s most outstanding feature is a delightful 13th century harbour known as the Cobb

Axmouth

Small estuary village with the harbour, ideal for fishing tackle and crabing on the harbour sides.

Seaton

One mile of pebble beach with a wide esplanade, good for swimming, popular for mackeral fishing of the beach.

Beer

Steep pebble beach, in a small sheltered bay. Watch the local fishermen landing their catch and take some fresh fish home for supper.

Branscombe

A long pebble beach below the picturesque village of Branscombe, the beach streches east for about 1 mile to Beer Head Sidmouth. Pebble and sandy beaches with wide esplanade, amenities within easy reach.

Shelley beach Exmouth

At present dogs welcome all year round, a very large expanse of sand and mud. Very tidal with a gentle shelf.

Golf

There is a wide variety of Golf Courses in Devon these are our nearest:

Rugby

Rugby fans can see Exeter Chiefs in action, check www.exeterchiefs.co.uk for fixtures.

Horse Racing

A good days racing can be found at Taunton and Exeter Race Courses

Walking and Cycling

Both are very popular activities in this area, both can be as relaxing or as challenging as you wish, we are situated on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, very close to the coastal paths and Dartmoor, Exmoor, East Devon Way & Haldon (see below).

Haldon Forest Park

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. 3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/haldonforestpark

Shopping & Entertainment

Small independent local shops can be found at Lyme Regis, Beer and Sidmouth. Axminster and Honiton are the local market towns.
Exeter is a large cathedral city with a roman past, it has museums, theatres and many bars and restaurants.

  • Beer - interesting galleries and shops.
  • Sidmouth - very popular regency town with independent shopping cinema and theatre.
  • Honiton - local market town with market days on Tuesday and Saturday , very popular for antique hunting.
  • Exeter - the large cathedral city with its roman past has museums, theatres, University and large shopping centre.

Pampering & Leisure

Local Spa’s are available or treat yourselves to an at home Spa Day with Glo Pamper.

Honiton Leisure Centre - gym, swimming pool, badminton and tennis courts.

Popular Childrens Activities & Family Days Out

Other Popular Attractions

National Trust Properties

Eating In

Our local farm shop is Bartletts farm Shop at www.bartlettsfarmshopdevon.co.uk, tel: 01404 844375.

Groceries can be delivered to the door from major supermarkets.

Or treat yourself to some professional in house caterers.

Eating Out

We are very lucky in this area to have a wide variety of pubs and restaurants serving good food, this is a small selection of local places.

Or if you fancy a takeaway, Honiton has a selection of places.

  • Bella Pizza - tel: 01404 45426 (can deliver)
  • Taste of the Gurkhas (Indian)- tel: 01404 47786
  • Chipie - tel: 01404 42383
  • Birds Nest (Chinese) - tel: 01404 83131

Taxi and Coach Hire

Parnells Coaches - Honiton, tel: 01404 47502 or 07790 966 667
Millstream Taxis - tel: 0140445825
Horseshoe Taxis - tel: 01404 850800