Local Area

Holiday House Devon – The Local Area

Supermarkets

  • Honiton – Tesco, Lidl, Aldi
  • Axminster – Tesco
  • Chard; Tesco – Sainsbury`s Lidl
  • Sidmouth – Waitrose, Lidl, Tesco Extra
  • Exmouth – Tesco, Lidl
  • Exeter – Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury`s, Lidl, Aldi

Local towns and villages in our area or within a short drive.

Exeter

Busy Devon city but with quick and easy access. A real mix of new shopping centre with lots of history very close by.

Famous Exeter Cathedral, the Waterfront and Princesshay Shopping Centre are major features. Endless pubs, cafes and eateries, and a vibrant nightlife.

Exeter Cathedral Exeter Cathedral Yard Princesshay Exeter

Exmouth

Seaside town with almost 2 mile long seafront, sandy beach with promenade. Working small docks/marina. Town centre with lots of bars and takeaways. Hot spot for kite surfing.

Exmouth Seafront Exmouth Sand Dunes

Sidmouth

Lovely Georgian seaside town with interesting town centre independent shops. Pubs, restaurants and cafes. Pebble beach with sand at low tide.

Sidmouth Promenade Sidmouth From Peek Hill Sidmouth Gardens

Topsham

Historic port on the River Exe. Interesting town to wander around. Good pubs and eateries and interesting little shops. Great bird watching on the estuary and RSPB reserve.

Topsham High Street Topsham Quay Exe Estuary Topsham

Budleigh Salterton

Otterton

Small village with many thatched cottages. Otterton Mill craft centre has working waterwheel. Walks along the river Otter, down stream to Budleigh Salterton.

Otterton Otterton Mll

Branscombe

Very long village lined with thatched cottages that leads down to the sea. Reported to be the longest village in England. Two village pubs and beachfront cafe/restaurant.

Branscombe Beach View Masons Arms branscombe Branscombe Thatched Cottage

Beer

Small fishing village with fishing boats on the pebble beach. Very sheltered bay often protected from local winds. Boat and fishing trips from the beach. Art galleries, cafes, village pubs and beach cafes make this a village worth visiting.

Beer Beach Beer Bay Beer Village Centre

Seaton/Axmouth

Home to the Seaton Tramway which runs up to Colyton along the River Axe. Axmouth another very popular bird watching spot.

Seaton Seafront Seaton Tramway Axmouth

Lyme Regis

Very popular small town the the world famous Cobb, sea wall and harbour. In the heart of the Jurassic Coast, very fossil orientated.

Lyme Regis View Lyme Regis Cobb Lyme Regis Sea Front

Honiton

Small market town that holds a twice weekly street market, also home to many antique shops, and know for Honiton Lace.

Honiton Market Honiton High Street Honiton Hot Pennies

Dartmoor

Around a 35 minute drive away is the National Park of Dartmoor, open moorland, rivers and small villages with the famous Tors.

Dartmoor Dartmoor Tor Dartmoor Bridge Over River

Torbay

The English Riviera, around a 35 minute drive. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, each with its own character. Torquay, bustling seaside town with lots of nightlife and marina. Paignton, seaside resort. Brixham, ancient fishing port.

Torquay Marina Torquay Seafront Brixham