This medieval market town is approximately 2.4 miles away and has a maze of Saxon streets and a wealth of old listed buildings including a 15th C church. It has two lively pubs that serve food, and numerous cafes. If you wish to eat here in the evening it may be possible, by prior agreement, to arrange a lift down into Colyton. There is also a wonderful garden shop with tea rooms selling local crafts and gifts. Guided walks around the town are available and there is a super bike shop which hires out bikes. The popular electric tramway runs from Colyton to the seaside town of Seaton. The route takes you downwards along the River Axe through two nature reserves. See www.colyton.co.uk for more information.
The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site. Covering 95 miles of coastline from East Devon to Dorset, it shows 185 million years of the Earth's history. Stretching from Exmouth to Portland, the Jurassic Coast provides a unique insight into Earth Sciences. For further information about the many museums and attractions along the coast see www.jurassiccoast.org
A short drive along the coast from Seaton eastwards is the picturesque holiday town of Lyme Regis. The pretty seafront and Cobb featured in the film French Lieutenant's Woman. There is a popular marine aquarium and boat trips can be arranged, including mackerel fishing. The high street is filled with interesting and unusual shops including an award winning cheesemonger, brewery and craft studios at Town Mill. With a vast variety of attractions and shops, Lyme Regis has something to offer everyone. For more information, see www.lymeregis.org
A little further along the coast to the east is Charmouth - an excellent place for fossil hunting and guided fossil walks.
This Regency seaside town nestles beneath majestic red cliffs amidst the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. The busy town has plenty of restaurants, cafes and individual shops. Close by you can find the famous Donkey Sanctuary. See www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
Axminster, 6 miles away, is home to the River Cottage Canteen and Deli and the HQ is close by at Trinity Hill. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team run many courses and culinary events from here. There are also several independent shops including the Axminster Carpet retail outlet store. See www.axminstertouristinformation.co.uk for further information
Along the coastline to the west of Seaton is the picturesque fishing village of Beer. This charming village is backed by soaring white cliffs offering a stunning backdrop. Visitors can hire a boat or enjoy a swim. Beer reached the final stages of Village of the Year 2018. You can also walk along the coastal path to Branscombe - another quaint village with a popular friendly historic hotel.
Honiton at 7 miles away, is the nearest large market town. It is renowned for its antique shops, coffee houses and restaurants. It has two street markets a week and is a great place to do your shopping and while away an hour or two. See www.visithoniton.com. for further information.
There are so many things to enjoy in this area of Devon to suit all interests.
A few options are: open gardens, museums, nature reserves, National Trust properties, riding schools and golf clubs.
The well-known Wiscombe Park Hill Climbs are held close by.
The walking is fantastic with plenty of great cliff top walks along the South West Coast Path and the popular East Devon Way, all with stunning views.
More information is available in the Welcome Pack in your room. We also have local books available for you to borrow.