Official Visitor Guide 2013 Holidays in the Heart of Devon
Heart of Devon
Heart of Devon
Welcome to the Heart of Devon
Tourist Information Centres
Situated in one of the prettiest parts of the country, the Heart of Devon area stretches from the east along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Seaton, north over miles of beautiful, undulating countryside and stunning valleys to the astounding Exmoor National Park, west to the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor National Park, and south to the cheerful seaside towns of Dawlish and Teignmouth.
Tourist Information Centres within the Heart of Devon will be able to give you local advice and information on a wide range of attractions, accommodation, events, activities and places to eat in the area and further afield.
Make these your first port of call. For more information on the area, latest special offers and late deals visit our website: www.heartofdevon.com
Axminster TIC The Old Courthouse, Church Street Axminster EX13 5AQ t: 01297 34386 e: email@example.com
Honiton TIC Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LT t: 01404 43716 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heart of Devon is the perfect place to get away from it all, whatever you’re looking for from your holiday. A gentler pace means you’ll soon kick back, relax and enjoy the local’s welcome, fantastic food and everchanging landscapes that include two
Areas of Outstanding National Beauty. We’ve got miles of sand and pebble beaches, and culture and heritage by the truck load just waiting for you to come and experience. Across the area are picturesque and charming towns and villages filled to the brim with history, and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. This guide is designed to help you plan your holiday with details of places to stay, things to see and do, and unmissable events. We look forward to seeing you soon! www.heartofdevon.com
Contents Tourist Information Centres 3 Events 4 Food & Drink 6 Culture & Heritage 8 Kids & Families 10 Wildlife 12 Get Active 14 Relax 16 Out of Season 18 How to use this guide 20 City – Exeter 22 Exeter map 24 City – Exeter accommodation & attractions 25 Coast 33 Heart of Devon map 34 Beer & Branscombe 36
Budleigh Salterton & Dawlish 37 East Devon AONB & Exmouth 38 Jurassic Coast & Seaton 39 Sidmouth, Teignmouth & Shaldon 40 Topsham 41 Coast accommodation & attractions 42 Countryside 49 Blackdown Hills ANOB 50 Axminster & Crediton 51 Cullompton & Honiton 52 Dartmoor & Newton Abbot 53 Ottery St Mary & Tiverton 54 Country accommodation & attractions 55 Summary of advertisers 62 Travel 66
Budleigh Salterton TIC Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NG t: 01395 445275 e: email@example.com Crediton Tourist Information Point 100 High Street, Crediton EX17 3LF t: 01363 774740 Cullompton Tourist Information Point Town Council Offices, High Street Cullompton t: 01884 38249 Dawlish TIC The Lawn, Dawlish EX7 9PW t: 01626 215665 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1GF t: 01392 665700 e: email@example.com Exmouth Travelworld, 3 Rolle Street Exmouth EX8 1HL t: 01395 222299 e: firstname.lastname@example.org High Moorland Visitor Centre Princetown, Dartmoor PL20 6QF t: 01822 890414 e: email@example.com
Newton Abbot TIC 6 Bridge House, Courtenay Street Newton Abbot TQ12 2QS t: 01626 215667 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Ottery St Mary TIC 10a Broad Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1BZ t: 01404 813964 e: email@example.com Seaton TIC The Underfleet, Harbour Road Seaton EX12 2TB t: 01297 21660 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Sidmouth TIC Ham Lane, Sidmouth EX10 8XR t: 01395 516441 e: email@example.com Teignmouth TIC The Den, Sea Front Teignmouth TQ14 8BE t: 01626 215666 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Tiverton TIC Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6LU t: 01884 255827 e: email@example.com
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The Heart of Devon has a brilliant calendar of events and festivals all year round. From regattas to carnivals and from concerts to music events there’s always something exciting going on! Whether you want a fun family day out or feel the need to To 10 Mar Petal Power RAMM www.rammuseum.org.uk To 30 Mar Exeter’s Fine Art Collection RAMM www.rammuseum.org.uk To 31 Mar Home Gods RAMM www.rammuseum.org.uk 2 Feb – 2 Jun Veolia Environment Wildlife, Photographer of the Year RAMM www.rammuseum.org.uk 9 Feb – 19 May BP Portrait Award RAMM www.rammuseum.org.uk
16 – 24 Feb Exetreme Imagination: Exeter Children’s Literature Festival www.artsandcultureexeter. co.uk 21 – 24 Feb Madagascar Live, Westpoint Arena www.westpointarena.com 18 - 23 Feb Animated Exeter www.animatedexeter.co.uk 9 – 23 Mar Vibraphonic Music Festival, Exeter www.vibraphonicexeter. co.uk 10 Mar The Grizzly Run www.axevalleyrunners.org.uk 21 – 24 Mar Exeter Open Studios www.exeteropenstudios. co.uk
inject some culture into your visit, wherever you are there’s plenty of great events. For full events listings please visit our website www.heartofdevon.com
5 – 7 Apr South West Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Arena www.grosvenorshows.co.uk 9 Apr Great South West Walk, Lyme Regis www.greatsouthwestwalk. co.uk 11 Apr Great South West Walk, River Exe www.greatsouthwestwalk. co.uk 19 – 21 Apr Budleigh Jazz Festival www.budleighjazzfestival. org 20 – 21 Apr International Antiques & Collectors Fair, Westpoint Arena www.continuityfairs.co.uk
26 - 28 Apr Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink Northernhay Gardens & Exeter Castle www. exeterfoodanddrinkfestival. co.uk 16 – 18 May Devon County Show, Westpoint Arena www.devoncountyshow.co.uk 18 May Analogue to Digital Expo Exeter Phoenix www.analogue-to-digital. com 23 – 31 May Exmouth Festival Week www.exmouthfestival.org.uk 1 Jun LemonFest www.lemonfest.co.uk
7 – 9 Jun Contemporary Craft Festival www.craftsatboveytracey. co.uk 9 Jun Classic Car Show Seaton Tramway www.tram.co.uk 15 – 16 Jun Topsham Food Festival www.topshamfoodfestival. org.uk 20 – 23 Jun Shaldon Festival www.shaldonfestival.co.uk 21 – 23 Jun Teignmouth Folk Festival – 15th Anniversary www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk 22 Jun Ottery St Mary Pixie Day www.pixieday.org 22 – 23 Jun Axe Vale Festival, Axminster Show Ground www.axevalefestival.org.uk 30 Jun Race for Life Westpoint Arena www.raceforlife.org 5 – 6 Jul Exeter Craft Festival www.exetercraftfestival. co.uk
5 – 7 Jul 9th UK Taiko Festival www.kagemusha.com 12 - 14 Jul Tiverton Balloon Festival www. tivertonballoonfestival. co.uk 12 – 20 Jul Budleigh Salterton Festival www. budleighmusicfestival. co.uk 19 – 20 Jul Chagstock Music Festival www.chagstock.info 20 – 21 Jul International Antiques & Collectors Fair, Westpoint Arena www.continuityfairs.co.uk 23 Jul Honiton Hot Pennies Day Tel: 01404 43716 www.visithoniton.com 27 Jul Honiton Market Charter Day Tel: 01404 43716 www.visithoniton.com 27 Jul Mid Devon Show, Tiverton www.middevonshow.co.uk
1 Aug Honiton and District Agricultural Show www.honitonshow.co.uk 2 – 9 Aug Sidmouth Folk Week www.sidmouthfolkweek. co.uk 10 – 17 Aug Beer Regatta www.beer-regatta.co.uk 15 Aug Chagford Show www.chagfordshow.com 16 – 18 Aug Beautiful Days Festival Escot Park, Ottery St Mary www.beautifuldays.org 24 Aug Dawlish Airshow www.dawlishairshow.co.uk 25 – 26 Aug Honiton Hill Rally www.honitonhillrally.co.uk 10 Sep Widecombe Fair www.widecombefair.com 12 - 15 Sep Heritage Open Days www.heritageopendays. org.uk 20 – 22 Sep Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival www.budlitfest.org.uk
20 – 22 Sep Abbfest www.abbfest.org 26 – 29 Sep Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts www.westpointarena.com 11 – 13 Oct Beer Rhythm & Blues Festival 12 Oct Exmouth Illuminated Carnival 13 Oct Great West Run, Exeter www.thegreatwestrun.co.uk 26 – 31 Oct Halloween Tram of Terror Seaton Tramway www.tram.co.uk 26 Oct – 2 Mar 2014 West Country to Worlds End RAMM www.rammuseum.org.uk 5 Nov Tar Barrel Rolling, Ottery St Mary www.otterytarbarrels.co.uk 15 – 17 Nov Teignmouth Jazz Festival www.teignmouthjazz.org 21 Nov – 15 Dec Exeter Christmas Market www.heartofdevon.com
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Food & Drink 1
No trip to the Heart of Devon would be complete without sampling our award-winning food and drink. We have a great choice of vineyards, farmer’s shops and markets, independent retailers and a huge selection of amazing cafés, tearooms and restaurants where you can get your fill of splendid Devon food and drink! What’s more, this year we’ve got our very own Cream Tea Trail highlighting the best places to eat one of Devon’s best exports!
Begin your culinary tour at the fantastic National Trust Knightshayes with its own organic kitchen garden. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ knightshayes-court
For a traditional but superb pub lunch, try out the New Inn in Coleford. www.thenewinncoleford.co.uk
If you fancy some food by the seaside then why not try Sidford’s own Salty Monk, a wonderful restaurant with rooms. www.saltymonk.co.uk
8 Farmers’ Markets
Budleigh Salterton Last Friday of the month, 9am – 1pm Crediton 1st Saturday of the month, 10am – 1pm Cullompton 2nd Saturday of the month, 9.30am – 12.30 noon Exeter Every Thursday, 9am – 2pm Exmouth 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9am – 1.30pm Honiton 3rd Thursday of the month, 9.00am – 1pm Ottery St Mary 1st Friday of the month, 8.30am – 1.30pm Seaton 2nd Friday in the month, 9am – 1pm
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If a delightful café bar is what you’re after then head to Route 2, Topsham’s eco-café and cycling hub. www.route2topsham.co.uk
Exeter is home to a unique food retailer called the Real Food Store, all the produce is grown locally and they have a brilliant café as well! www.realfoodexeter.co.uk
Head to Dartmoor and you’ll find Gidleigh Park, a Michelin 2 Star restaurant and an excellent treat whilst you’re visiting the Heart of Devon. www.gidleigh.com
Or need your food to go? Head to Delimanns in Bovey Tracey, who specialise in local scrumptious produce and even do mail-order cream teas! www.delimann.co.uk
Farmers’ Markets are a vital part of the food scene and you will find colourful stalls crammed with succulent goodies. You can sample and buy delicious Devon food and drink direct from the producers.
Culture & Heritage
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Culture & Heritage
The Heart of Devon is home to some of the UK’s most important historic towns, villages, monuments and conservation areas. Its rich heritage is evident wherever you go, and spans many millions of years! 250 million years ago – scorching desert conditions led to the formation of the burnt red rocks at what is today Orcombe Point in Exmouth, the start of the Jurassic Coast a UNESCO World Heritage site.
8,000 – 700 BC Devon was one of the first
areas of Britain settled after the last ice age. In Dartmoor National Park remains of human habitation date back as far as the Mesolithic period (8,000 – 4,000 BC), and the country’s largest concentration of Bronze Age remains are scattered across the Moor. Standing stones, Bronze and Iron Age hut circles and hillforts are visible in several places.
800 BC – 1st Century AD The remains of Iron Age settlements can be seen today across Devon – visit Blackbury Camp, an Iron Age hillfort near Honiton with impressive earthwork ramparts. Today it is an excellent picnic spot, carpeted with a sea of bluebells in spring. AD 55 - 400 The Romans arrive in Exeter. A large part of the wall they built surrounding the city still stands today – follow the City Wall self-guided heritage trail to find out more. AD 909 Devon’s first cathedral is established in Crediton, reputed to be on the site of what is now the imposing Holy Cross Church. 1050 – 1270 The Bishop’s Seat moves from
Crediton to Exeter and the Norman Exeter Cathedral is built.
11th Century Devon’s largest castle is built in Okehampton, its ruins are now managed by English Heritage for visitors to explore.
14th Century Documents indicate that Teignmouth was a significant port by the early 14th Century, second in Devon only to Dartmouth.
From the mid 15th Century Topsham’s trade and port was further boosted by the increasing export to the Continent of woollen cloth produced in Exeter and in and around towns such as Tiverton and Cullompton, and the import of other goods in return, including, after the Civil War, of the famous Dutch bricks as ballast.
16th Century Beacons were constructed on the Devon coast to warn of invasion by the Spanish Armada. One of these, Grade II listed Culmstock Beacon high on the Blackdown Hills, is one of the very few still standing today.
18th – 19th Century The Heart of Devon’s elegant seaside resorts became popular holiday destinations. The Regency town of Sidmouth attracted many royal visitors including Princess Victoria. Victorian, Regency and Georgian buildings add to the charm and character of Dawlish and Teignmouth.
Smuggling by sea in East Devon reaches its peak during the Napoleonic Wars (1793 – 1815). Beer and Branscombe are particularly notorious for their histories of smuggling of goods including casks of brandy, tea, tobacco and silk!
21st Century The Heart of Devon’s rich heritage is today celebrated through traditional events, such as Ottery St Mary’s flaming tar barrels on 5 November and the unusual Honiton Hot Pennies Day in July. The Devon County Show in May celebrates the best of Devon culture, from farming to food & drink – a highlight in the county’s calendar! www.heartofdevon.com
Kids & Families
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Kids & Families
There’s nothing better as a kid to be unleashed into the great outdoors and to let off steam, although sometimes there’s nothing better as an adult either! Beaches, coastal paths, forests, national parks and valleys make the Heart of Devon one of the best adventure playgrounds to be found! It’s not just about natural landscapes, the Heart of Devon has got some excellent attractions; farms, adventure parks, castles, railways and activity centres! Loads to keep everyone happy whatever the glorious British weather decides to throw at us! There are plenty of free activities to do, indoor and out – here are some ideas…
Top 10 FREE things to do for families 1.Visit the award winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter – Museum of the Year 2012 Now open after a major re-development with an exciting programme of exhibitions and stunning new displays! www.rammuseum.org.uk 2. Go fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast is a fantastic journey through 250 millions of years of the Earth’s history, displayed in its unique geology. Head to Budleigh Salterton, Beer and Seaton to hunt for fossils. www.jurassiccoast.com 3. Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail This new trail runs from Starcross – Exeter – Exmouth, offering 26 miles of mainly flat and off-road cycling for families! www.devon.gov.uk/ exeestuarytrail
4. Visit the Donkey Sanctuary, near Sidmouth Kids can spend as much time as they like meeting over 400 rescued donkeys, before letting off steam on one of the field walks. Have lunch in one of the family picnic areas. www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk 5. Explore Haldon Forest Park Follow the Discovery, Butterfly, Tree, Raptor or Sensory walking trails, cycle purpose built trails for all abilities and visit the Centre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World. Plenty of picnic spots and children’s play areas. www.forestry.gov.uk/haldonforestpark 6. Go rock pooling at Coryton Cove, Dawlish At low tide glistening rock pools emerge, perfect for catching crabs and other creatures. 7. Take a stroll along the Grand Western Canal in Tiverton – and keep an eye out for the horse drawn barge!
8. Go back to the Iron Age and explore Hembury Fort in the Blackdown Hills, an area which offers the perfect trails for cycling or walking with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. 9. Walk on Dartmoor Head to Devon’s biggest gym to let off steam! Dartmoor National Park is 368 square miles of open moorland, forest, lakes and rivers, crisscrossed with walking and cycling trails. Meet wild Dartmoor ponies, climb the lofty granite tors and participate in the quirky activity of letterboxing. 10. Get crafty at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen One of the UK’s most acclaimed exhibition and retail spaces for contemporary crafts – why not take part in one of the regular children’s workshops. www.crafts.org.uk Visit www.heartofdevon.com/family for more ideas.
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The Heart of Devon is home to fascinating wildlife The Heart of Devon’s landscape is home to a beautiful selection of flowers and wildlife. The area includes two stunning Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONBs) and a great selection of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s). See below for some of the Heart of Devon’s wildlife sites that are not only important but are incredibly beautiful. The Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs is the most renowned area of landslipping in Britain, also designated a National Nature Reserve. A massive landslip in 1839 has today become a large area covered with woodland and scrub. Because of its isolation, plant and animal communities have developed virtually untouched by man, with interesting species including the wood white butterfly and the nightingale.
The Beer Quarry and Caves is important for its population of eight species of hibernating bat, some of which are very rare, including the Bechstein’s bat and the greater and lesser horseshoe bats. Dawlish Warren is a 500 acre National Nature Reserve at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. An area of international importance for several species of wildfowl and wading birds, including Wigeon, Dark-bellied Brent Geese and other species of wildfowl. If you’re lucky you may see a short-eared Owl, or maybe a Cirl Bunting. The estuary also supports nationally important numbers of wintering Black-tailed Godwit. There is a bird hide that gives excellent views particularly either side of high tide.
On the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths over 70 breeding bird species have been recorded, including nightjar, hobby and in most years, Dartford Warbler. Among the 21 breeding dragonfly species are the small Red Damselfly, Southern Coenagrion and the Downy Emerald. The waters, foreshore and low-lying land of the Exe Estuary are of international importance for over 10,000 wintering wildfowl and 20,000 waders, plus the largest flock of wintering Avocets in Britain. Parts of the site are managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust, including the Old Sludge Beds, which has good access via a path with boardwalks running through the site. Haldon Forest supports several has rare breeding birds of prey, and has a nationally important population of breeding nightjars. The forest also has rich communities of butterflies.
The Grand Western Canal Country Park meanders through 11 miles of pleasant landscape from Tiverton to Lowdswells, with a wealth of wildlife, including swans and kingfishers which can be seen from the level towpath. Axe Estuary Wetland covers three areas; Seaton Marshes, Colyford Common and Black Hole Marsh. The area contains a freshwater grazing marsh, with scrapes, ditches and ponds that attract considerable wildlife interest. Visit the easily accessible viewing hide to see wildfowl and wading birds in the winter, and dragonflies and butterflies in the summer. Stover Country Park contains over 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake marsh and a substantial variety of wildlife, which can be viewed from a bird hide and aerial walkway. Find out more at the Nature Interpretation Centre.
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Get active in the Heart of Devon
For those of you that want their visit to be action packed and filled with adrenaline then the Heart of Devon will not disappoint! Our coast and countryside is just perfect for a number of activities whatever you’re in to, so what are you waiting for? Walking Whether you fancy a short, leisurely stroll or a long distance hike, you will be spoilt for choice in the Heart of Devon. Long distance trails include the Exe Valley Way and East Devon Way, which wind along footpaths, quiet country lanes and villages, or experience a wonderful diversity of scenery along the Two Moors Way. Follow town trails around the Heart of Devon’s historic towns, or join free guided walking tours of Exeter and Topsham. There’s also the fantastic South West Coast Path and 2013 is its 40th anniversary! One of the best ways
Cycle Hire is available from: Darts Farm, Topsham www.dartsfarm.co.uk, Route 2 Topsham www.route2topsham.co.uk, Exeplore Limited www.cyclehireexeter.co.uk and Abbotshood Cycle Hire, Halberton near Tiverton www.abbotshoodcyclehire.co.uk. The Chain Gang Cycle Tours offer fully guided cycle tours of Devon – www.thechaingang.co.uk, Brompton Dock, Exeter St. Davids www.bromptondock.co.uk
to discover the area is to do one of the many Treasure Trail activities, suitable for everyone! www.treasuretrails.co.uk Cycling Cycling is one of the best ways to travel in the Heart of Devon. There are plenty of well signposted trails through towns and countryside, plus adrenalin pumping off-road trails on Dartmoor and at Haldon Forest Park. Less experienced cyclists can take a leisurely pedal along one of the flat, traffic free routes alongside the River Exe Estuary and Tiverton Canal. Watersports Canoe or kayak the peaceful waters of the canals at Exeter and Tiverton or head to Exmouth to experience the thrills and spills of waterskiing, wakeboarding, kite surfing and paddle boarding. Take a more leisurely boat
Plenty of dedicated cycle paths in the Heart of Devon trip along the Jurassic Coast with Stuart Line Cruises. The more adventurous can take a boat from Exmouth or Teignmouth to dive far below the surface and explore fascinating wrecks. Climbing The granite tors of Dartmoor National Park provide plenty of opportunities for climbers, with breathtaking
views from the top! Practice first at Exeter’s Quay Climbing Centre, also home to the UK’s first Clip ‘n’ Climb Centre! Isca Outdoor in Exeter and the Rock Centre in Chudleigh offer tuition in climbing, caving and abseiling for the more adventurous. Whilst families will love Go Ape! at Haldon Forest Park, an exciting high wire course through the treetops!
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Relax in the Heart of Devon
It’s always fun to try something different or enjoy an activity that gives you a chance to relax. Here in the Heart of Devon we have a choice of gentler activities just waiting for you to enjoy. Fishing The Heart of Devon’s many lakes and rivers offer some of the best fishing in the country. The River Exe is the south west’s most prolific river for Salmon, Wild Trout and Grayling, or fish for Rainbow trout in the Heart of Devon’s stillwater fisheries. Go carp fishing at Diggerlakes near Cullompton www.diggerlakes.co.uk or get some expert fly fishing tuition from Sorenson Fly Casting www.sorensonflycasting.co.uk or take a mackerel spinning trip from Exmouth.
Bird watching The Heart of Devon’s landscape of estuary marshland, forest, fields and commons make it a haven for birdlife. The Exe Estuary is an internationally important site for winter migrant birds, including the Avocet, Brent Geese and Lapwing. At the mouth of the estuary, Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve is also an area of international importance for wildlife. Public trails, viewing platforms and hides allow visitors to get close to the birds without disturbing them. Yarak Birds of Prey is also a great day out. Arts The Heart of Devon is home to many artists and creative talents. Visit their exhibits at the plethora of galleries and studios, or get creative and join in with an art workshop. Throughout the year there are various open studio
Escape from it all in the Heart of Devon exhibitions in the Heart of Devon. For more information about what’s on and when visit www.heartofdevon.com. Located in the stunning Haldon Forest is the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, a brilliant space to get back to nature and indulge in arts and crafts www.ccanw.co.uk. Crafts The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey hold regular workshops to nurture your creative skills. Head to the Blackdown Hills to have a go at traditional crafts such as hedge laying
or willow basket making – see www. blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk for ideas. Visit Hannahs at Seale-Hayne for arts and crafts workshops demonstrating traditional skills and materials being used to design unique pieces of art, www.discoverhannahs.org. Gardens Across the Heart of Devon are beautiful gardens open to the public all year round. Escot in Ottery St Mary, Pecorama’s stunning gardens with great views and the enchanting RHS Garden Rosemoor in Great Torrington.
Out of Season
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Out of Season
Whatever the weather, whatever the time of year, the Heart of Devon is the perfect place to visit! Throughout the colder months the Heart of Devon’s landscape takes on a rugged quality but all you need to do is wrap up warm and let all that fresh air blow the cobwebs away. Autumn brings spectacular colour and the chance to see the countryside transform before your eyes. Then over Christmas and New Year the Heart of Devon is a really exciting place to be with lots of festive celebrations and fabulous attractions hosting brilliant fun-filled events.
Top 10 out of season must do’s 1. Walk the Beer to Branscombe coastal path – stunning views, fresh sea air and great places at the end to sit down and warm up!
2. Get into the festive spirit with Exeter’s very own Christmas Market on the Cathedral Green, 21 Nov – 15 Dec. 3. Try a local brew or dish – the Heart of Devon is filled with fantastic pubs that serve drinks made locally, such as wines from Yearlstone Vineyard (www.yearlstone.co.uk) and yummy dishes cooked up using local produce like Jack in the Green (www.jackinthegreen.uk.com). 4. Get climbing down on Exeter’s Historic Quayside – Exeter’s Quay Climbing Centre (www. quayclimbingcentre.co.uk). Indoors and open year round. Great fun for the whole family! 5. Christmas and Boxing Day swims – nothing like a bracing swim in the sea to wash away the turkey and tinsel!
Heart of Devon: open 365 days a year Various Christmas and Boxing Day swimming events take place across Heart of Devon’s beaches. 6. Wrap up and take a Stuart Line Cruise and enjoy the Exe Estuary or Jurassic Coast (www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk) 7. Grab your binoculars and head to Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve for some bird watching.
8. Visit Exeter Cathedral for a carol concert and service. 9. Take the South Devon Railway or West Somerset Railway for a steam train back in time. 10. Afternoon tea at a country house hotel in front of a log fire.
How to Use This Guide
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How to use this guide Luxury hotels, friendly B&Bs, peaceful country cottages and working farms, or family friendly holiday parks and campsites. Whatever your needs and budget you will find a variety of accommodation choices to suit you in this guide.
Map References The location of each advertiser can be found by using either the regional map on pages 34-35 or the Exeter map on page 24. It is recommended that directions are requested at the time of booking.
How to Book Contact the accommodation direct to request further details and to make a booking. Advance bookings are always recommended in peak holiday times. Please mention the Heart of Devon Visitor Guide when booking.
Rates Prices quoted are based on bed & breakfast, per person, per night, or for self-catering accommodation, per unit per week, unless otherwise stated. These prices are for guidance and must be confirmed at the time of booking.
Accommodation awards Quality is important to us and so all accommodation featured in this guide has been assessed by either VisitEngland, the AA or the Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership. VisitEngland and the AA assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria, and award from one to five stars. The star rating reflects the overall quality of the experience. Facilities Key General facilities: > Children welcome Ò Credit cards accepted ≈ Licensed ˙ Pets welcome p Swimming pool on site Z Café/restaurant on site Ô Off street parking Internet access – Wi-Fi Internet Q Disabled access Hotel, Guest House & B&B facilities: ÿ Ground floor bedrooms ES Ensuite bedrooms t TV in bedroom « Passenger lift Ü Tea & coffee making facilities Garden for guest use ∑ Working farm
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Simple and practical Well presented and well run Good level of quality and comfort Excellent standard throughout Exceptional with a degree of luxury
Self Catering facilities: ÿ Ground floor bedrooms Bed linen for hire ã Bed linen inclusive in price Garden for guests use Caravan & Camping facilities: Bed linen for hire ã Bed linen inclusive in price é Electric hook-ups Shop on site ` Laundry room X Chemical disposal point Ç Showers D T F G ES
Double rooms Twin rooms Family rooms Ground floor rooms En-suite rooms
Places that ‘go the extra mile’ to make your stay a special one, will be awarded a high star rating and hotels and guest accommodation may achieve a Gold or Silver award. Silver awards recognise exceptional quality at all levels and Gold awards are given to the very best of the best.
Sidmouth & District Hospitality Association – for all the latest up-to-date information for your Sidmouth holiday Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurant Association – A fine selection of elegant town hotels, rural retreats and romantic coastal hideaways
You may see the following symbols throughout this guide: Visit England Welcome Pets – accommodation has facilities for your pet
AA Dinner Award – meals that exceed quality requirements
Visit England Welcome Cyclists – accommodation has facilities for cyclists
AA Breakfast Award – meals that exceed quality requirements
Visit England Welcome Walkers – accommodation has facilities for walkers
Visit England Rose Award - high quality holiday caravan parks
Visit England Welcome Families – accommodation has facilities for families and children
AA Rosette – Rosettes from 1 – 5 are awarded to restaurants for the quality of their food
Devon Association of Tourist Attractions – membership and assessment scheme for attractions in Devon
Quality Assured Visitor Attractions – quality assessment scheme for all types of visitor attractions
Visit England Breakfast Award – hotels and B&Bs that offer their guests a quality and choice of breakfast, service and hospitality Farm Stay UK – Properties of character & quality in superb settings, perfectly placed for country breaks
Place of Interest Quality Assurance Scheme – quality assessment scheme for sporting activities, theatrical or cinema performances and solely retail outlets Green Tourism Business Scheme – Businesses are assessed on a range of areas such as energy and water efficiency, and are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold Short Breaks – special rates and inclusive packages available
David Bellamy Award – conservation award for work undertaken by holiday parks to the protect and enhance the natural environment
Further information If you have any issues that have not been resolved by the proprietor/manager and which you would like to bring to the attention of the inspecting body, please write to: For properties that have been inspected by VisitEngland: Quality in Tourism, Security House, Alexandra Way, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8NB For properties that have been inspected by AA: The AA, 14th Floor, Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, RG21 4EA For properties that have been inspected by the Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership: Economy & Tourism, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1JJ
National Accommodation Accessible Scheme Mobility Level 1
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Back to the present, Exeter is a premier destination for shopping, whatever it is you’re looking for. On the bustling High Street and throughout the superb Princesshay you’ll find all the best names and brands. For splendid independent boutiques head to the West Quarter, Magdalen Road, Castle Street and Gandy Street, all selling unique jewellery, art and clothes. For an elegant retail experience, Exeter’s brand
Exeter Cathedral, at the city’s heart Renowned for its heritage and culture, Exeter is an exciting place to visit all year round. There are over 2,000 years of history to be explored and wherever you go in the city there’s a discovery to be made. Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum, rightfully awarded ‘2012 Museum of the Year’ is a key attraction and a fascinating day out for everyone. The medieval Underground Passages are the only type of their kind open to the public in Britain, and are certainly a way to get a different perspective of the city. At the heart of the city is the magnificent cathedral showcasing ornate gothic architecture.
To really get to grips with the city and it’s thrilling history there are free Red Coat Guided walking tours all of which cover different parts of Exeter’s dynamic past and present. There are also three self-guided walking trails which highlight Exeter’s heritage. Leaflets for these and any other information you may need can be found at Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets. For more heritage attractions why not visit the 800 year old Exeter Guildhall, which is still used for civic events. St Nicholas Priory, once a medieval monastery, and now an Elizabethan home or perhaps Tuckers Hall the medieval Guild of the Weavers, Fullers and Shearmen.
new department store, John Lewis is now open for business. When you fancy a break from Exeter’s active hub, head down to its Historic Quayside which is a ten minute stroll from the city centre. Here you’ll find fabulous restaurants and bars, shops selling antiques and local crafts, galleries and have the opportunity to hire bikes and canoes. Exeter’s quayside was once an important port as part of the woollen cloth trade. To discover more we recommend a visit to the 17th century Quay House Visitor Centre. If you enjoy live music, comedy, theatre or art exhibitions Exeter is a simmering pot of eclectic cultural activity! Across the city are venues which host a calendar of lively and diverse events. Eating and drinking is a big part of any trip to Exeter – whatever takes your fancy! Cafés, bars, restaurants, we’ve got plenty to choose from and many sell local food and drinks so you can truly get a taste of the Heart of Devon.
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Did you know: Northernhay Gardens in Exeter is the oldest public open space in England.
Whether it’s a weekend away, shopping break, conference venue or a part of a bigger itinerary come and explore Exeter! www.ExploreExeter.co.uk
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Exeter Central St Davids, Bonhay Road, Exeter EX4 4BG T: 0871 527 9278 www.premierinn.com 102 bedrooms with comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes.
Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QF T: 01392 412812 www.accorhotels.com The 4 star Mercure Southgate Hotel is located in the heart of Exeter, perfectly located near the City Centre & Cathedral, only minutes away. Visit the website for rates and special offers.
Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon EX1 1HD T: 01392 319955 www.abodehotels.co.uk Located on Exeter’s beautiful Cathedral Yard, ABode Exeter formally The Royal Clarence is England’s first named Hotel. Visit our website for best available rates.
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6 - 8 Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY T: 01392 272709 E: enquiries@queenscourt-hotel. co.uk www.queesncourt-hotel.co.uk The Queens Court Hotel, Exeter offers a warm welcome, attentive and relaxed service, and a proud reputation for serving exceptional restaurant food from a creative ‘modern British’ menu.
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Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3HL Mrs R North T: 01392 462311 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.heathgardens.co.uk 17th Century cottage situated 5 miles from Exeter. Killerton House and Knightshayes are 5 and 30 minutes drive respectively.
11 Blackall Road, Exeter EX4 4HD Tel: 01392 270200 Email: email@example.com www.raffles-exeter.co.uk Raffles is a large Victorian town house, 5 minutes walk from the city centre and close to the university. Car park available. Wildlife garden for guests’ use. Spacious accommodation. Vegetarian organic breakfast upon request. 24 hours notice for haddock or kippers. 1st choice in the Lonely Planet for Exeter. Enjoy your stay! Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Self-catering flat also available. D2 T2 S1 F1 ES6. Price £38-£48pppn. Family from £86 > Ò Ô < t ˙@
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Guardian Road Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3PE T: 01392 261 000 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.expressexeter.co.uk With an excellent location near the M5 close to both the airport and city centre our Holiday Inn Express Exeter hotel delivers on convenience, comfort and above all cost.
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Ratcliffe Farm, Thorverton, Exeter EX5 5PN T: 01392 860434 Tina Ayre www.honeysuckle-end-exeter.co.uk 6 miles from Exeter, central for all the West Country. Spacious accommodation. Log fire for cold evenings, walled garden for hot afternoons.
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Old Library, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter EX4 4SB T: 01392 724321 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.exeter.ac.uk/bdc Museum dedicated to our experience of the moving image. Explore popular visual culture through toys, artefacts, images and memorabilia.
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Climbing for everyone…
Located in the heart of Exeter The largest dedicated indoor wall in the South West offers something for all abilities, from beginners to experienced climbers, with two great boulder caves for bouldering fanatics. Whatever the weather you can experience some of the thrill of the outdoors indoors at the Quay, or just enjoy the view of the action from our Workshop Cafe!
Climbing wall meets theme park The UK’s first Clip ‘n Climb is now open at the Quay. Anyone can clip in and start climbing on our circuit of themed climbs with inflatable walls, speed races, moving parts and the ultimate test - the Leap of Faith!
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Discover Exeter’s 2,000 year history on a self-guided heritage trail. The City Wall Trail Discover the history of Exeter’s City Wall and the many key events that have occurred throughout its past. The Exeter Woollen Trail Explore many of the key sites of Exeter’s most important industry of the past, the woollen cloth trade. The Exeter Medieval Trail Discover Exeter’s medieval past, find out about many of Exeter’s surviving gems and the events that helped to shape this period of Exeter’s past.
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38-40 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1PE T: 01392 270222 E: email@example.com www.rendezvous-winebar.co.uk Independent city centre wine bar & restaurant offering an extensive wine list, delicious daily menus of local produce, & lovely, sunny gardens.
2 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ T: 01392 276913 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.teaonthegreen.com A genuinely friendly restaurant serving top notch local food, including daily specials, traditional Sunday Lunches, vegetarian and wheat-free options.
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The Heart of Devon coastline – simply spectacular The Heart of Devon is home to some absolutely stunning coastline – a natural draw for visitors to the area due to its range of sandy and pebble beaches, dramatic red cliffs plunging into the sea, and charming towns and villages which sit on the edge waiting to welcome visitors.
with the area dotted with Georgian, Regency and Victorian towns such as Sidmouth and iconic villages, all with the sea and cliffs on their doorstep.
Dawlish Warren, Shaldon, Exmouth and Teignmouth are charming towns and reflect back to a pleasant past that’s not quite forgotten. Beer and Branscombe are beautiful little villages and wonderful places to get away from it all.
2013 is the 40th anniversary of the South West Coast Path. This 630 mile trail is a great way to make the most of the Heart of Devon coastline. Also in the Heart of Devon is the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast which runs the length of the East Devon coast. This part of the coastline has a fascinating insight into geology and is an ideal place to hunt for fossils and to go rock pooling.
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Beer is a picturesque fishing village with a fascinating past that includes smuggling, quarrying and lace making. A colourful population of fishing boats, fresh fish for sale and mackerel fishing trips speak of Beer’s long fishing heritage. Beer Stone was first quarried by the Romans and was used in the building of 24 cathedrals, including Exeter and St Pauls. Visitors today can take a guided tour of the Beer Quarry Caves. For wonderful views over Lyme Bay take a trip on the Beer Heights Light Railway at nearby Pecorama.
Budleigh Salterton is an elegant seaside town with a beach composed of unique pebbles, carried from Brittany by an ancient river flowing into the Triassic desert around 240 million years ago. Around the headland from Budleigh Salterton is the famous and striking geology of Ladram Bay, with its towering rock stacks and red cliffs plunging into the sea.
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Beer: a delightful beach and village
Did you know: From the 17th – 19th Centuries Branscombe was a source of hand-made lace and Branscombe Point is a style that is still practised by lacemakers worldwide.
An impressively scenic 3 mile (5km) walk along the South West Coast Path from Beer will take you to Branscombe. This is one of Devon’s most relaxing and picturesque villages, with its thatched cottages and colourful hanging baskets appearing on many Devon postcards. It has a 12th century church nestling in peaceful surroundings with a glorious wooded hill as a backdrop. www.heartofdevon.com/branscombe
Enjoy Budleigh Salterton’s pebbled beaches The town itself has many attractive buildings including the thatched Grade II listed Fairlynch Museum. Culture is equally distinctive with special events throughout the year including a jazz weekend, music and literary festivals and monthly farmers’ market. It is also a great place to find unusual gifts with fascinating shops, galleries and boutiques, including Angie’s of Budleigh. www.heartofdevon.com/ budleighsalterton
Dawlish has a fantastic sandy beach A popular seaside resort since the 18th century, Dawlish is part Victorian and part Georgian. There are several beaches to choose from – Coryton Cove with its fascinating rock pools, Town Beach, and award winning Dawlish Warren with miles of golden sand sheltered by sand dunes. Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve is a site of international importance to wildlife. Enjoy a round of golf at the Warren Golf Club in the heart of the Reserve, bordered by water on three sides. Dawlish is situated along Brunel’s stunning South Devon coast railway, one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world. www.heartofdevon.com/dawlish
Did you know: The birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh was Hayes Barton, a couple of miles north of Budleigh Salterton.
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The East Devon AONB is a diverse and vibrant landscape of wooded valleys and coves, heathland, fertile river valleys and breathtaking views from cliffs and hilltops. With over 100 square miles of some of the nation’s finest countryside, it’s a haven for walkers and cyclists. Take in all the best bits by trying one of its two long distance walking routes; through
The Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Covering 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry’s Rocks in Dorset, it clearly depicts a geological ‘walk through time’, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history. The best way to view this stretch of coastline is on a Stuart Line Cruise from Exmouth or Sidmouth, with full on-board commentary of the history and wildlife.
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Get wet and wild in Exmouth A popular holiday destination since the 18th century, Exmouth’s two miles of golden sandy beach offers plenty of space to relax. It is one of the best places in the country for a wide range of water sports including kitesurfing, windsurfing and fishing.
East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the heart of the AONB on the East Devon Way or along the South West Coast Path, or cycle the 80 mile Buzzard Way. But it’s not just about the views, get close to our Bronze Age heritage or savour the finest Devon food and drink from producers who are passionate about our landscape. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, why not visit and join us as we celebrate looking outstanding at 50! Join in the party at www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk
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Seaton is a beautiful place to unwind
Follow the Blue Plaque Heritage Trail through the town centre to discover splendid Regency architecture sitting alongside contemporary café culture. Visit the large, award winning indoor market in the piazza-style Strand to find colourful stalls offering everything from fresh produce, to lace and jewellery. Kids will love the nearby World of Country Life! www.heartofdevon.com/exmouth
Did you know: Exmouth is home to ‘A la Ronde’, now owned by the National Trust but the only 16-sided Georgian home in Britain.
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Did you know: Seaton is notable for having one of the world’s first concrete bridges, built over the River Axe in 1877 by the Seaton and Beer Railway company.
Situated at the mouth of the River Axe, Seaton is famous for its heritage tram railway. A three mile narrow gauge electric tramway through the beautiful Axe Valley to Colyton, a fascinating medieval settlement known as the most rebellious town in Devon! Walk along the South West Coast Path from Seaton and you will reach the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve, one of the most important wilderness areas in Britain. Just inland is the Seaton Marshes Local Nature Reserve. www.heartofdevon.com/seaton
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An elegant Regency town, Sidmouth has a timeless charm, with over 500 listed buildings and beautiful gardens. Find out more about the town’s history at Sidmouth Museum, also the start point for interesting town tours. Visit in August for the chance to see some of the UK’s best folk acts at the internationally famous Sidmouth Folk Week.
Located four miles from Exeter, the estuary town of Topsham was once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, and retains a distinctly maritime flavour today. Distinctive buildings include elegant 17th century Dutchstyle merchant houses in The Strand, such as the attractive Topsham Museum overlooking the Exe estuary. Topsham is a thriving shopping location, with independent boutiques, jewellers, galleries, fine wines and foods. It is well known locally for its antiques shops, which include several floors to browse at the former Customs House on the quay. Good food is a
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Browse independent boutiques and quality gift shops in the town centre, and buy fresh fish and handmade local fudge or an ice cream at one of Sidmouth’s delicatessens or market stalls. Animal lovers should head to the nearby Donkey Sanctuary to meet over 400 rescued donkeys, or go on a llama trek with the Peak Hill Llamas.
Enjoy the perfect sunset in Teignmouth Visitors have been attracted to Teignmouth since Georgian and Regency times, for its wide sandy beaches and warm climate. It has a much photographed Victorian Grand Pier with free summer entertainment, and is a busy harbour and port with a colourful population of fishing boats. Scenic cruises, deep sea and mackerel fishing trips operate from Teignmouth, plus diving trips for the more adventurous to explore amazing wrecks and reefs. On the opposite side of the River Teign, reached via foot-bridge or the historic Teign Ferry, lies the picturesque village of Shaldon, where you will find the delightful Ness Beach accessed via a smugglers tunnel!
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Did you know: Sidmouth was the inspiration for ‘Stymouth’ in Beatrix Potter’s ‘The Tale of Little Pig Robinson’.
Take a trip along the estuary speciality in Topsham’s historic pubs and award-winning restaurants. Topsham’s narrow Goat Walk beside the Exe estuary offers wonderful views across the estuary mudflats and Bowling Green Marsh RSPB Reserve, home to a vast array of water-birds. There is a charming passenger ferry which carries passengers (and bikes) across the River Exe to the Exeter Ship Canal and Exminster Marshes nature reserve. Free walking tours of Topsham run every Wednesday and Saturday (May – September) at 2pm, from the Holman Way car park. www.heartofdevon.com/topsham
Topsham’s home to many quaint buildings
Did you know: local music legends, Show of Hands, live in Topsham.
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Royal York and Faulkner Hotel Sidmouth D3
Higher Bulstone, Branscombe EX12 3BL T: 01297 680446 F: 01297 680000 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.childfriendlyhotels.com Between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Catering for families. Children’s tea at 5pm. Evening meals (adults) from 8pm. Open all year. Special deals available. Call Kevin or Judith to book now
Bonehayne Farm Seaton
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The Barn Hotel Exmouth
Foxholes Hill, Exmouth EX8 2DF T: 01395 224411 E: email@example.com www.barnhotel.co.uk A warm welcome awaits you at The Barn. 11 en-suite bedrooms, most with sea views. Heated outdoor pool.
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Royal Beacon Hotel Exmouth D3 The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AF T: 01395 264886 firstname.lastname@example.org www.royalbeacon.co.uk Formally a Georgian Posting House, enjoying magnificent views of the seafront and Exe Estuary. 52 ensuite rooms and a choice of two great restaurants.
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Bonehayne Farm, Colyton EX24 6SG T: Mrs Gould on 01404 871416/ 871396 E: email@example.com www.bonehayne.co.uk Well equipped cottage on family working farm. Beautiful location, glorious views. World Heritage Coast 20 minutes – Lyme Regis to Sidmouth. Spacious yet cosy with oak beams, inglenook. Large lawned gardens. Trout fishing, walks, cycle hire nearby. Caravan and B & B also.
Swallows Eaves Hotel Colyford E3
Swan Hill Road, Colyford, Devon EX24 6QJ T: 01297 553184 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.swallowseaves.co.uk Swallows Eaves Hotel incorporating Reeds Restaurant is a privately-owned hotel in Colyford on the Devon/ Dorset border where country meets coast.
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Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ T: +44 (0)1395 513043 E: email@example.com www.royalyorkhotel.co.uk Charming family run hotel on Esplanade & adjacent town. Beautifully appointed, all amenities, excellent facilities & renowned personal service.
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The Bulstone Hotel Branscombe
The Barn & Pinn Cottage Sidmouth
Bowd, Sidmouth EX10 0ND Telephone: 01395 513613 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thebarnandpinncottage.co.uk This beautiful 15th Century thatched cottage nestles within two acres of award winning gardens with private parking Situated only 5 minutes drive from Sidmouth. Ten individually decorated non-smoking, en-suite rooms, full central heating, TV and Tea & Coffee making facilities. Dinner is available four nights a week. Good home cooking, a varied choice of menu and a well stocked bar. You will be sure of a very warm welcome from us into our home. D5 T3 S1 F1 G5 ES10. B&B from £39-£59 pppn > Ô<t ≈ ˙ Z ÒQ D3
THE ESPLANADE SIDMOUTH D EVO N
The Hotel Riviera has a long tradition of outstanding hospitality and is perfect for unforgettable holidays, long weekends, unwinding breaks, and all the spirit of the glorious Festive Season... you will be treated to the kind of friendly, personal attention that can only be found in a private hotel of this quality.
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Hotels, B&Bs, Camping & Caravanning
Elysian Fields, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8UJ
C3 For Your Next Holiday Try The Devon Hotel with a Different Outlook....
idholme Hotel is an historic Christian hotel with 72 bedrooms, a licensed restaurant and a heated indoor swimming pool. The gracious Georgian mansion also boasts a magnificent Victorian music room and is situated in nine acres of tranquil grounds. Located in the heart of the traditional Regency seaside town of Sidmouth, the hotel is ideally placed for exploring the East Devon coast - part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. • A FairTrade supporting hotel • Free WiFi
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19 Acres Wooded Grounds Spectacular Sea Views Wedding License 6 Function Rooms From 2 to over 400 Guests Ample FREE Parking Easy Access Comprehensive Menus
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Beauty Therapies Holistic Therapies Hairdressing Salon Sandy Beaches 64 En-Suite Rooms Comfortable Lounges Reduced Fee Golf FREE Wi-Fi
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Baby Listening Children’s Meals Indoor Swimming Pool Heated Outdoor Pool Snooker, Tennis Table Tennis Golf Practise area FREE Sky TV
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Holidays Weekend Breaks Half Term Family Breaks Christmas New Year Easter Mid-Week Breaks
• On-site car & coach parking • Easy reach of Exeter & Lyme Regis • Only 15 minutes from Exeter airport
tel: 01395 515104 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone 01626 868000 Facsimile 01626 868000
www.sidholme.co.uk Royal Glen Hotel Sidmouth
Glen Road, Sidmouth EX10 8RW T: 01395 513221 E: email@example.com www.royalglenhotel.co.uk The secluded 3 *** Sidmouth hotel with indoor pool is close to the famous esplanade and regency town centre on the heritage coast. 32 bedrooms, £48 pppn B&B, £73 pppn DB&B. Open for 10 months. ES t«<
The Salutation Inn Topsham
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68 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HL T: 01392 873060 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.salutationtopsham.co.uk Fine Dining Restaurant, GlassHouse and Accommodation set in the heart of Topsham, close to Exeter in Devon.
The Globe Topsham
Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HR T: 01392 873471 E: email@example.com http://theglobetopsham.co.uk/ A characterful 16th century coaching inn located in Topsham, Devon, a busy and popular estuary town just downriver from Exeter.
Beach Road, Babbacombe TQ1 3LX T: 01803 327110 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.caryarms.co.uk The Inn on the Beach – with charm, personality, fun, and values of a good English pub and the luxury and style of a boutique hotel, all set within Babbacombe Bay.
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The Cary Arms Babbacombe
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Dart Marina Hotel Dartmouth
Quayside Hotel Brixham
Sandquay Road, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9PH T: 01803 832580 E: email@example.com www.dartmarina.com Stunning location beside the River Dart. Incredibly comfortable, contemporary & stylish rooms. Food inspired by the local land & sea.
Quayside Hotel, King Street, Brixham TQ5 9TH T: 01803 855751 www.quaysidehotel.co.uk Warm, friendly service, an AA Rosette restaurant, lively Erne lister Bar with great bar food and views over Brixham Harbour and Torbay.
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B&B £79 - £125 per room per night.
Fantastic family-run four star park set in rolling meadows, mature woods, open parkland and coarse fishing lakes. – Indoor leisure complex with pool, gym, sauna – Heated outdoor pool and children’s pool – Pub, café, restaurant, park shop, take-away – Three outdoor play areas and nature trails – Minutes from Dawlish Warren Blue Flag beach – Touring and camping pitches, holiday homes, cottages, apartments
0800 085 8649 coftonholidays.co.uk www.heartofdevon.com
Self Catering, Camping & Caravanning, Attractions
Attractions Axevale Caravan Park Seaton
Littlecourt Cottages Sidmouth D3
Seafield Road, Sidmouth EX18 8HF T: 01395 515279 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.littlecourtcottages.com The Littlecourt is a delightful complex of five luxury holiday cottages forming part of a historic Regency house built in 1802.
Peak Hill Llamas Sidmouth
Peak Hill, Sidmouth T: 01395 578697 E: email@example.com www.walkingwithllamas.co.uk Walking with llamas on the Jurassic Coast. We offer a selection of guided walks and activities with llamas in spectacular scenery. Advance booking essential. Gift vouchers available.
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Colyford Road, Seaton EX12 2DF Tel: 01297 21342 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.axevale.co.uk Small, tranquil park with superb views. Town, beach, footpaths, pubs, attractions, local nature reserve all within walking distance. Pets welcome. All caravans have digital television, free WiFi, fridge, cooker, shower and toilet.
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GARDENS, GAMES & TRAINS
OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR
West Somerset Railway Minehead
at BEER • Steam Trains • Model Railway Exhibition • Landscaped Gardens • Play Areas • Sensational Views over Lyme Bay …and much more
TOUCH, HOLD, FEEL, HUG, LEARN FOR FREE
The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG T: 01643 704996 F: 01643 706349 www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk West Somerset Railway. England’s longest heritage railway running for 20 miles between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton M5 Junction 25). For train times and other information call 01643 704996 or see www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk.
OPEN EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER For full details visit the website
www.pecorama.info PECORAMA, BEER, DEVON, EX12 3NA. 01297 21542 You will find us HALFWAY BETWEEN SIDMOUTH & LYME REGIS
01395 578222 www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU A charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales No. 264818
Dog walking Sidmouth
An all weather family attraction! www.tram.co.uk
Heart of Devon
Travel back in time to the golden age of travel
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Journey from Seaton, gateway town to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast through two nature reserves alongside the Axe estuary to historic Colyton. Open daily: 1st – 6th Jan, 16th - 24th Feb, 23rd March 3rd Nov, 27th Dec - 1st Jan 2014 Open weekends: 2nd - 10th Feb, 2nd -17th March Halloween Tram of Terror: 26th - 31st Oct Birdwatching, Birthday Parties, Tram Driving Experiences and Lessons available all year. Santa Specials: 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec Group bookings available during the festive season for Turkey & Tinsel or Mince Pie Magic. Harbour Road, Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ tel: (01297) 20375 e: email@example.com
Get out and about in Heart of Devon’s beautiful country towns Here in the Heart of Devon we definitely have the very best of green and pleasant lands. With Dartmoor and Exmoor acting like bookends our beautiful, undulating countryside contains two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are the perfect places to get up close and personal to nature, not to mention a chance to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet!
Heart of Devon has acres of hills, valleys and nature reserves to explore and they’re home to various habitats and a wide range of wildlife. From the coastal valleys of the Teign, Exe and Culm to the countryside valleys of the Otter, Sid and Axe – all of these idyllic locations offer scenic views, the chance to enjoy walking or cycling and most importantly of all, getting back to basics!
Heart of Devon
Heart of Devon
The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) forms a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateaus, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features.
A thriving market town, Axminster is famous worldwide for its carpets, first made in 1755 by Thomas Whitty. Try and buy fresh local produce at the town’s Thursday morning market, first chartered in 1204. Or visit the River Cottage Local Produce Store and Canteen, offering a wide selection of the best local produce sourced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team. The town has a thriving artistic community, and you can visit fine examples of the town’s artwork by following its Art Trail.
Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Axminster & Crediton
www.heartofdevon.com/axminster Enjoy a great day outdoors
Get back to nature
Did you know: Blackdown Hills Support an extensive range of wildlife leading to the designation of 16 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s).
Unique geology creates an exceptional environment where rare plant, insect and invertebrate species can flourish. Visitors to the Blackdown Hills will be delighted to find an unspoilt place, full of places to discover. There is always a warm welcome in our villages and farmhouses, with plenty of good places to eat and to stay. The Blackdown Hills is the perfect place for a green holiday, where you can surround yourself with nature and support skilled makers and specialist food producers. www.blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk
Crediton is full of interesting stories Crediton is a lively market town with a magnificent church and a famous saint – St. Boniface, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church in Europe, who was born here in 680 AD.
Did you know: Crediton Railway station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The Parish Church of the Holy Cross stands on the site of Devon’s first Saxon cathedral (909 – 1050 AD). The current imposing red volcanic stone building (dating mainly from the 15th century) looks rather like a scaled down cathedral. Discover more about the history of the town on the Crediton Town Trail. www.heartofdevon.com/crediton
Heart of Devon
Heart of Devon
Cullompton & Honiton
Dartmoor & Newton Abbot
A peaceful country town set within the tranquil Culm Valley, Cullompton has many fine Georgian and Tudor buildings, and one of the UK’s most magnificent churches. St Andrews Church dates back to the 15th century, and its lofty sandstone tower dominates the landscape for miles around.
One of the last great wildernesses in the UK, Dartmoor was designated a National Park in 1951. Its inspirational landscape covers 368 square miles and was the film set for the award-winning film War Horse. It is populated by wild ponies, lofty granite tors, mysterious hut circles and standing stones, ancient woodlands, bustling stannary towns, and secluded villages. It is also home to England’s highest waterfall at Cantonteign Falls. Why not ride the South Devon Railway, a magnificent steam journey from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.
Honiton is heaven for antique lovers
Lots of history in Cullompton One of the town’s specialties is antiques, and regular antiques fairs are held in the historic Walronds building. Visitors can discover more about Cullompton’s historic buildings on its Town Trail. www.heartofdevon.com/cullompton
Did you know: Since 872 over 40 different spellings of Cullompton have been recorded.
Set amidst the East Devon and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Honiton, a beautiful market town is known as the antiques capital of the South West. It is also famous worldwide for its finely crafted bobbin lace, of which a collection can be viewed at the charming Allhallows Museum.
Breath-taking scenery on Dartmoor
The Honiton Hot Pennies ceremony in July is an annual event dating back to the 13th century, when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter – today the pennies are merely warm! Close to several walking routes, including the East Devon way, Honiton is a great place to start a trek.
Enjoy Dartmoor at your own pace, on foot, horseback or bicycle, with safe, trafficfree trails, quiet forest tracks, challenging bridleways and historic rural lanes crisscrossing the moor. The more adventurous can enjoy climbing, abseiling and caving with the Rock Centre or Isca Outdoor.
Markets galore in Newton Abbot Newton Abbot has a strong market tradition dating from 1220, with colourful markets including the buzzing Pannier Market, the weekly farmers market and twice weekly open-air markets. Many of the town’s buildings date from the mid 19th century, when the South Devon Railway reached Newton Abbot. The history of the town, with an appropriate emphasis on Brunel and the Great Western Railway, is on show at the excellent Newton Abbot and GWR Museum. www.heartofdevon.com/newtonabbot
Did you know: Queen Victoria had her wedding dress made of Honiton Lace.
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Ottery St Mary & Tiverton Set in the beautiful Otter Valley, Ottery St Mary is one of the south west’s oldest towns and so has many historical buildings and traditions. St Mary’s Parish Church was built in 1337, and is a magnificent scaleddown version of Exeter Cathedral. The town is world-famous for its Tar Barrels event in November, where flaming tar barrels are carried through the streets. On the outskirts of the town, discover acres of historical gardens and fantasy woodland at Escot Gardens, Maze & Forest Adventure! www.heartofdevon.com/otterystmary
Unique events in Ottery St Mary
Did you know: Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born in Ottery St. Mary.
North Hollacombe Farm Crediton B2
Barnstaple Cross, Crediton EX17 5BS Angela Searle T: 01363 84243 / 07974 962006 A warm welcome awaits, relax in our comfortable farmhouse excellent cooking. Views of Dartmoor 1.5 miles to Crediton ideal for touring coast or moors. Golf, riding and fishing nearby.
Hayne Farm Crediton
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Bags to see in Tiverton Occupying a strategic position on two rivers, the Exe and the Lowman, brought Tiverton wealth as a flourishing textile town, resulting in many fine buildings. Find out more about Tiverton’s rich heritage at the award-winning Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. The town’s most famous building is Tiverton Castle, a royal fortress with a turbulent history, commissioned in 1106 by Henry I. Take a horse-drawn barge trip on the Grand Western Canal, a wonderful relaxing place to enjoy the rich heritage of yesteryear and the abundance of wildlife and scenic landscapes that characterise the canal today. Nearby, visit one of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses at National Trust Knightshayes. For locally made pottery and ceramics visit Bickleigh Mill, one of Devon’s largest rural shopping centres and home to an historic 18th century working water mill. www.heartofdevon.com/tiverton
Waie Inn Crediton
Zeal Monachorum, Crediton EX17 6DF T: 01363 82348 F: 01363 82898 Jean Burrow E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.waieinn.co.uk Traditional family owned country pub. Comprises restaurant, bars, quality B&B & self catering accommodation, indoor swimming pool, squash courts, snooker/pool and indoor softplay and outdoor play area. D7 T2 F2 G2 ES8. B&B from £40 pppn >Ò˙«Ô< t≈ @ pX) Z@ Q
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4HR T: 01363 866392 Margaret Reed Guests are welcome to our 17th Century working beef and sheep farm, situated between Cadeleigh and Cheriton Fitzpaine. Exeter 9 miles, Tiverton 8 miles. South & North coast, Exmoor & Dartmoor within easy reach. Three local pubs within easy reach. Summer house overlooking duck pond. Good farm fayre. Fishing lake. D2 F1 ES1. B&B from £28-£30 pppn >Ô<j @
Thelbridge Cross Inn Crediton B1
Fox & Hounds Country Hotel Nr Crediton B1
Thelbridge, Crediton EX17 4SQ T: 01884 860316 E: email@example.com www.thelbridgexinn.co.uk The Thelbridge Cross Inn is a picturesque, family-run country inn located amongst the glorious rolling hills of Mid-Devon.
Eggesford, Chulmleigh EX18 7JZ Tel: 01769 580345 www.foxandhoundshotel.co.uk The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel features: • 6 Acres bordering River Taw (fly fishing March to Sept) • Award winning restaurant
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Brithem Bottom, Cullompton EX15 1ND T/F: 01884 821198 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bookbinders-cullompton.co.uk For peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. No stairs to rooms. Evening meals by arrangement. 2 courses from £12. 2.5 miles J28 M5.
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Northcote Manor Umberleigh
Mill End Hotel and Restaurant Chagford B3
Burrrington, Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9LZ T: 01769 560501 E: email@example.com www.northcotemanor.co.uk This beautiful 18th century country house hotel sits on 20 acres of beautiful gardens, surrounded by rolling Devon hills.
Chagford TQ13 8JN T: 01647 432282 www.millendhotel.com Country house luxury and fine dining excellence in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
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Hotels, B&Bs Bovey Castle Dartmoor
Hotels, B&Bs , Self Catering B3
North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE T: 01647 445000 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.boveycastle.com Bovey Castle is history, excitement, glamour & adventure. This is a place where you can live out your dreams then put your feet up! Prices: £114.50 - £334.50 pppn. Rooms: ES 64 and 14 SC lodges. >Ò ≈˙pZÔ @Q t « <
Dartmoor Lodge Hotel Dartmoor B4 Peartree Cross, Ashburton TQ13 7JW T: 01364 652 232 E: email@example.com www.dartmoorlodge.co.uk/home Nestled on the edge of South Dartmoor, the Dartmoor Lodge Hotel is easily accessible from The A38, midway between Exeter and Plymouth
ILSINGTON COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
Tucked away in 10 acres of its own land within sight of Haytor Rocks and affords beautiful views in all directions. Privately owned and run, this 25 bedroom hotel is the ideal location for discovering Dartmoor. Enjoy 2 AA rosette food in our elegant restaurant or for lighter and informal options, try our new sharing plates at the Blue Tiger Inn. Ilsington Hotel, Ilsington Village, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9RR Telephone: 01364 661452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ilsington.co.uk
Horn of Plenty Tavistock
Passage House Hotel Newton Abbot C4
Hartnoll Hotel Tiverton
3 Star Country Hotel
Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH T: 01626 355515 E: Stay@passagehousehotel.co.uk www.bw-passagehousehotel.co.uk The BEST WESTERN Passage House Hotel, a range of amenities for everyone to enjoy, from superb conference facilities and excellent Devon accommodation, to a health spa and leisure club.
Bolham, Tiverton EX16 7RA T: 01884 252777 E: email@example.com www.hartnollhotel.co.uk Luxury boutique hotel on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. Comfortable, spacious en-suite bedrooms with spectacular countryside views. B&B Single from £85, Double from £110 per room. D18, T2, G5, ES18 > Ò ≈˙Z Ô @ Q t<
Hotel Bar (serving full bar meals and light snacks, alfresco dining) ***
Country Inn (serving local real ales and home-cooked food) ***
Home to The Uk’s No.1 Fly Fishing School - 20 miles of private river for trout & salmon fishing ***
Games Room (for children) ***
Weddings and Receptions ***
Private Function Suite ***
Private Parties ***
Conferences & Meetings winner of GOLD business hotel for SW Tourism Awards 2011
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The Oaks Tiverton
Godford Farm Honiton
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Best Western Tiverton Hotel Tiverton C1
Gulworthy, Tavistock, Nr Plymouth PL19 8JD T: 01822 832 528 www.thehornofplenty.co.uk The Horn of Plenty has been thrilling guests for over 40 years with some of the South West’s very best food and accommodation. Awarded Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2012, Food & Drink Devon.
Pitt Farm Ottery St Mary
Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9LE T: 01626 832466 www.edgemoor.co.uk A family-owned, dog friendly country house hotel in Dartmoor, South Devon. Features a mixture of both traditional and contemporary style interiors. A perfect Devon venue for Civil Weddings
DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK
AA 2 Rosette Restaurant
The Edgemoor Hotel Bovey Tracey C3
Fairmile, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1NL T/F: 01404 812439 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pitt-farm-devon.co.uk Accommodation in 16th Century thatched farmhouse. Convenient for Exeter, coast, moors. Overnight or longer stays. Farmhouse breakfasts.
Blundells Road, Tiverton EX16 4DB T: 01884 256120 F: 01884 258101 E: reservations@tivertonhotel. co.uk www.bw-tivertonhotel.co.uk Set in 2 acres, friendly hotel with excellent facilities on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, 69 bedrooms and 7 conference suites. Location: Exeter International Airport 25 miles. Bristol Airport 45 miles. Tiverton Parkway, Rail Station 7 miles.
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West Middlewick Farm Tiverton
Otter Holt & Owl Hayes, Godford Farm, Awliscombe, Honiton, Devon EX14 3PW T: 01404 42825 www.devon-farm-holidays.co.uk Warm and cosy cottages on working farm. Sunny patio for outside dining. Circular walks from the farm. Close to market town and coast. Local foods included. PET AND SMOKE FREE. Cyclists and walkers welcome.
Puddington, Tiverton EX16 8PE Tel: 01884 860005 www.theoaks-bed-breakfast.co.uk Warm friendly welcome awaits in our spacious bungalow. Ideal for touring or simply relaxing. Enjoy fantastic views from the garden. Ensuite rooms. Children very welcome. Open all year (except Christmas).
Nomansland, Tiverton EX16 8NP Tel: 01884 861235 Email: email@example.com www.westmiddlewick.co.uk Small family run campsite on a traditional mixed working farm (established in 1933). Three large self catering log cabins with linen and towels provided. Log burner. Situated in their own private grounds. Panoramic views of Exmoor and countryside. Very central for touring or just relax on the farm. On the main bus route, three great food pubs within 2 miles. Log pods and B&B also available.
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Tedburn St. Mary, near Exeter, Devon EX6 6BE T: 01647 61129 Sue Edgar www.higherthornwood.co.uk Beautiful Grade II listed 17th century thatched cottage in an acre of private gardens. Views towards Dartmoor. Quality accommodation including ground floor double bedroom and bathroom. Village shop, two pubs and pleasant walks nearby. Self catering. Short breaks from £200 and weekly rates from £495-£900 pw. Occupancy 2 - 7. Open all year. @
Tiverton Castle Tiverton
Park Hill, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6RP Tel: 01884 253200 Fax: 01884 254200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tivertoncastle.com MAKE A CASTLE YOUR HOME – 4 spacious, comfortable, self-contained apartments sleeping 2/4 in historic Graded I Listed building & 2 charming cottages sleeping 4/6 in Castle grounds. All modern comforts in medieval surroundings, beautiful walled gardens. Easy access to Dartmoor, Exmoor, Exeter, many local attractions and north/south coast beaches. The Castle is open to the public on Sun, Thurs & Bank Holiday Mon. 6 units, Sleeps 2, 4, 6. £340-£1200 per week > Ô<t@
Self Catering, Camping & Caravanning Pine & Primrose Lodges Tiverton C1
Lower Ingrams, Loxbeare, Nr Tiverton, Devon EX16 8BY T: 01884 881362 Ron & Margaret Tidball www.pineandprimroselodges.co.uk Two spacious pine lodges. Comfortably furnished and well equipped. Ideal base for touring moors and coasts. Riding, golf and National Trust Properties nearby. Games room.
Wonham Barton Tiverton
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Working farm and self catering. Comfortable farmhouse wing overlooking the Exe Valley; explore secretive Devon, Exmoor and coastlines; 300 acres, traditional shepherding, varied wildlife, country pursuits. Open all year.
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Set in a forest clearing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Large, flat, sheltered touring pitches. Tents, touring caravans and motor homes welcome. Free indoor heated swimming pool. Central facilities building. Modern 6 berth holiday caravans to hire. Shop/take away. WiFi available. Forest walks. Pets welcome. Caravan storage. Rallies Welcome. Tourers please book in advance.
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Bampton, Tiverton, Devon EX16 9JZ Clifford Williams & Anne McLean Williams T/F: 01398 331312
Andrewshayes Holiday Park Axminster E2
Jack in the Green Nr Exeter
Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7DY T: 01404 831225 www.andrewshayes.co.uk A family run holiday park set in lovely countryside, just 15 mins drive to the coast. New facilities for 2013, see website for details. Open Mar - Nov. Prices: Camping/ touring from £14 per night. Luxury holiday caravans from £180 /wk. Seasonal touring pitches. Storage available.
Rockbeare, Nr Exeter EX5 2EE T: 01404 822240 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jackinthegreen.uk.com Voted 5th in the UK’s 50 Top Gastropubs (February 2012); Jack in the Green, Devon’s original local food champion.
D2 Forest Glade Holiday Cullompton Devon EX15 2DT Guild >Ò≈˙pZÔ Devon Guild Heart of Park Devon ad 301012_Devon Hear Tel: (01404) 841381 (9am to 8pm) www.forest-glade.co.uk email: email@example.com
The largest contemporary crafts centre in the South West ● free entry to fully accessible attraction ● exciting programme of exhibitions and events ● extensive craft shop featuring the best South West makers ● riverside café which includes a rooftop terrace
Fabulous Holiday Park
in the heart of rural Devon
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF Open 7 days a week 10am to 5.30pm Free Admission 01626 832223 www.crafts.org.uk
Family owned and run Lovely holiday homes for sale or hire Great tent and touring pitches Children’s play area, bistro, laundrette and small shop Close to Jurassic Coast and a Championship Golf Course
Call now for your free brochure
01395 232 431
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Woodbury, Near Exeter, Devon EX5 1HA
www.wooDlanDSpark.com Blackawton • Totnes • South Devon • TQ9 7DQ
Telephone: 01803 712598
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For People who Love . . . Boats, Horses, Wildlife & Water
From ButterFlies to rare Breeds. it’s quite a steam train journey! 3 Great Attractions 1 amazing day is devon’s most surprising day out! see butterflies emerge in tropical surroundings and otters swimming underwater; take a steam train ride along the valley of the dart; feed, cuddle and discover rare breed animals and birds.
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The Ducks’ Ditty Bar
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0843 357 1420 • www.threeandone.co.uk D2
Take a Trip on a
Horse-Drawn Barge The Barge: All-Weather 75 Seater Barge with Upholstered Seating and Modern Toilet Facilities. On Board: Bar, Real Ales, Draught Lagers, Ciders, Quality Wine, Tea/Coffee, Snacks, Ice Cream & Gifts.
Public Trips run to Timetable (see web) l
Day & Evening Private Hire Evening Trips - Peaceful or Lively Party. Buffets or Fish & Chip Suppers. Peaceful Floodlit or Background Music, Band, Disco or Karaoke. for more details go to our website or call for a free info pack.
At The Wharf
The Ducks’ Ditty Floating Caf’e Bar:
Fully Licensed, Permanently Moored at the Wharf.
Quality Wines, Real Ales, Draught Lagers Freshly Ground Coffee & Loose Leaf Tea.
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Horse-Drawn Barge Trips: (see web for info) Boat Hire: Canoes, Rowing & Day Boats. Canal Shop: Canal, Horse & Country Gifts.
Tiverton Canal Co, The Wharf, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon EX16 4HX
Tel:0 1 8 8 4
www.t i v e r t o n c a n a l .co.uk
Summary of advertisers
Summary of advertisers
Combe House Devon Dart Marina Hotel Dartmoor Lodge Devon Hotel Drakes Farm House The Edgemoor Hotel Exeter Court Hotel Eyre Court Hotel Fox & Hounds Country Hotel The Grange Gipsy Hill Hotel The Globe Hartnoll Hotel Hayne Farm Heath Gardens Holiday Inn Express The Horn of Plenty Hotel Riviera Ilsington Country House Hotel Jarvis Hayes Jurys Inn Langstone Cliff Hotel The Magdalen Chapter Mercure Southgate Hotel
Mill End Hotel
North Hollacombe Farm
01395 224411 42
01395 513613 43
01392 213526 25
01884 821198 55
Passage House Hotel
01647 445000 56
0844 855 9112 26
Premier Inn Exeter Central St Davids
01297 680446 42
01803 327110 44
Queens Court Hotel
01404 540400 55
01803 832580 44
01364 652232 56
Royal Beacon Hotel
01392 259268 27
Royal York and Faulkner Hotel
01392 256814 27
Royal Glen Hotel
01626 832466 56
The Salutation Inn
01392 832121 27
01297 21455 43
Sidmouth Harbour Hotel
01769 580345 55
Southernhay House Hotel
01392 259723 26
St Olaves Hotel
01392 465252 28
Swallows Eaves Hotel
01392 873471 44
Thelbridge Cross Inn
01884 252777 56
01363 866392 55
Town House B&B
01392 462311 27
University of Exeter
01392 261000 27
The Waie Inn
01822 832528 56
Woodbine Guest House
01395 515201 43
Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club
01364 661452 56
01392 461268 27
01392 312400 25
01626 864276 45
01392 281000 25
01392 412812 25
Location City Coast Country
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Hotel Inn Restaurant Self Catering
The Cary Arms
01566 784666 56
Buckerell Lodge Hotel
01392 319955 25
Hotels & Guest Accommodation
City Coast Countryside
The Barn & Pinn Cottage
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ABode Exeter Arundell Arms
City Coast Countryside
Hotels & Guest Accommodation
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SC-A Self Catering – Agency SC/C Self Catering/Camping SA Serviced Apartment T Transport
Map reference for each advertiser – use regional map on pages 34 - 35 or Exeter map on page 24
Summary of advertisers
West Middlewick Farm Wonham Barton
Exeter Golf & Country Club
01404 823805 28
Exeter Heritage Trails
01392 211286 28
Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets
01404 42825 57
Exeter's Red Coat Guided Tours
01647 61129 57
Exeter's Underground Passages
01392 860434 28
01395 515279 46
Haldon Forest Park
01884 881362 58
Jack in the Green
01884 253200 57
01884 861235 57
01398 331312 58
Paignton Zoo Peak Hill Llamas
Forest Glade Holiday Park Ladram Bay Holiday Park
Cofton Country Holidays
Castle Brake Holiday Park
Axevale Caravan Park
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Andrewshayes Caravan Park
City Coast Countryside
Camping & Caravanning/ Holiday Parks
Pecorama Quay Climbing Centre Quay House Visitor Centre
01404 831225 58
Rendezvous Wine Bar
01297 21342 46
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
01395 232431 58
0800 085 8649 45
South Devon Railway
01404 841381 58
St Nicholas Priory
01395 568398 68
Tea on the Green Tiverton Canal
Devon Guild of Craftsmen The Donkey Sanctuary Escot Gardens, Maze & Forest Adventure
Devon Association of Top Attractions
Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
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Budleigh Salterton TIC
Bill Douglas Centre
City Coast Countryside
Attractions, Eating Out & Shopping
West Somerset Railway
01392 724321 31
01395 445275 42
01803 555872 47
01392 201227 32
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01395 578222 46
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Woodlands Leisure Park World of Country Life For further information on places to visit, stay and events within the Heart of Devon t: 01392 665700 Or visit: www. heartofdevon.com The Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership is a public and private sector partnership of Exeter City Council, Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association, East Devon AONB, Woodbury Park Hotel, Sidmouth & District Hospitality Association, Tiverton Canal Co., the University of Exeter, and the Blackdown Hills Business Association. Designed and produced by Thinkology www.thinkology.co.uk Printed by Peninsular. Photography by: Sarah Williams,
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Pine & Primrose Lodges
01392 274699 28
01404 871396/871416 42
Attractions, Eating Out & Shopping
City Coast Countryside
The Garden House
Exeter Holiday Homes
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Bonehayne Farm Claremont
City Coast Countryside
Summary of advertisers
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National Trust, Tony Cobley, Tony Howell, East Devon AONB, South West Coast Path, Blackdown Hills AONB, Exeter City Council, New Inn Coleford, The Salty Monk, Route 2, The Real Food Store, Gidleigh Park, Delimann, The Donkey Sanctuary, Apex Photography, Gloss Art Exeter, NTPL Stephen Robson, RSPB, Dan Bryan, Bruce Ashford, Gary Mackley-Smith, Sidmouth Town Council, Phil Hemsley, Geoff Pagotto, Simon Horn LRPS, Exeter Cathedral, NTPL Andrew Montgomery, DCC, Susan Wiley, Richard Austin, Escot, Ray & Dot Culmer, Princesshay, Dominic Lowther, Jenny Steer. Printed on paper from sustainable sources.
Travel to the Heart of Devon When you arrive in the region, local bus and rail services can get you wherever you need to go. We hope you find the information in this guide helpful, so you can relax and make the most of your time in the region.
to Plymouth & Cornwall
Topsham Lympstone Exmouth
A30 Honiton Axminster
M5 Bristol Taunton
By air Exeter International Airport is located 6 miles outside of Exeter and offers excellent air links within the UK and overseas. www.exeter-airport.co.uk. t : 01392 367433
For further information visit
The easy way into Exeter City Centre
Getting around by bus
By road Choose the M5 for links from Bristol, Wales and Birmingham. The A30/A303 offers an alternative scenic route from London and the South East.
• Access for all - information on accessibility and other available services
For all your public transport information queries in the south west, contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit their website www.traveline.info
Leave the car behind and let someone else do the driving, so you can sit back and enjoy the wonderful scenery! There is an excellent local bus service in and around Exeter which connects most of the surrounding towns and villages, making it easy to explore by public transport. For information on scenic bus and rail routes throughout Devon, visit: www.journeydevon.info This map shows main services which operate at least hourly. There are also less frequent services to many other places.
• Great money-saving tips for the bus or train
Teignmouth Newton Abbot Totnes
• Ideas for great days out on the bus or scenic railways of Devon
Exeter St Thomas
• A fully interactive bus map showing routes and services across Devon
Wherever you want to be, there are lots of ways to make getting around Devon easy:
Need easy information to help you find your way?
Why not travel in comfort by train, a family-friendly option with main-line stations located at Tiverton, Honiton and Exeter. Companies operating in the area are First Great Western, Cross Country Trains and South West Trains. To plan your journey and to book tickets for all train operators, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call: 08457 484950. Once you are in the area, why not make use of the regular local train services, which run from all over the South West to Exeter. Exeter St David’s Station is a 10 minute bus ride, or a 20 minute walk from the city centre. Exeter Central Station is a 5 minute walk to the High Street. For more info visit: www.journeydevon.info
Heart of Devon rail links
Where are you going?
Take the train
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Excellent road, rail and air links make the Heart of Devon conveniently close to the rest of the UK. Wherever you are, you are not far away from the breathtaking scenery of one of the most beautiful areas in the country.
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Avoid the fuss of driving A38 Plymouth Torbay and parking – Park & Ride is the relaxing way to get in to the city centre. It’s kinder to the environment....and your pocket!
3 Park & Ride sites
By coach National Express operate a service to Exeter from most UK towns and cities. www.nationalexpress.com t: 08717 818178
conveniently located around Exeter All routes and buses are colour coded so you can easily pick the right service for you! All the services are operated with smart modern buses with leather seats and plenty of space for your shopping!
A379 Dawlish Teignmouth
FREE TO PAR K PAY TO RIDE
£2.25 Adult Return £5.50 off pe ak
for groups of 5 people travelling toge ther
Fares are correct at 03/12/2012 but may be subject to alteration.
Holiday Park, Devon
Devonâ€™s award winning family owned Holiday Park by the sea Celebrating our 70th year of family holidays Extensive range of modern holiday homes for hire Private sheltered beach Free nightly entertainment Indoor heated swimming pool Fabulous facilities Superb tent & touring pitches 5 star luxury lodge development Holiday home ownership available
Call now for your FREE brochure:
01395 568398 Ladram Bay, Otterton, Devon EX9 7BX or visit our website at: