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Local Information

Places of interest in Awliscombe village:

Awliscombe Inn village pub is about a mile from the cottages. The Otter Inn, with a large beer garden bordered by the river Otter is approximately two miles away.

Tracey Mill Trout farm is a restored Watermill and Trout Farm, with farm shop (but does have limited opening times).
Hembury Fort is a Roman/Iron Age Hill Fort with defensive ramparts still intact.
Awliscombe Church is of some historical interest, built in 1200’s.
Land Rover Experience provides off road driver training, for individuals and groups.

There is course fishing in the village open seven days a week and Trout and Course fishing within the Blackdown Hills.

Honiton:

We are 3 miles from the historic market town of Honiton. Made famous for its Lace making. It has a twice weekly market, museum, art gallery, sports centre with tennis courts and swimming pool. There are numerous cafes and restaurants, take-aways and pubs.

Families:

There are too many local attractions to fit into one holiday, Escot Woodlands Adventure Park, Bicton Botanical Gardens, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Exmouth World of Country Life, Crealy Adventure Park, Powderham Castle, Paignton Zoo and Dartmoor Miniature Pony Centre are all easily accessible. Honiton has a playbarn, Playdome, to help on wet weather days and there are Caves, Trams, Steam trains, horse drawn canal barge rides and river or sea wildlife cruises to add a bit of variety to your options.

Beaches:

We are 15 to 20 minutes drive to the stunning Jurassic Coastline, recently awarded World Heritage Status. Historic Sidmouth is the closest beach, a mixture of shingle and sand at low tide. The pretty fishing villlages of Beer and Branscombe are only a few minutes more, both shingle. The famous Cobb and beaches at Lyme Regis are about 40 minutes away and are a very popular family day out. The golden sands and sand dunes of Exmouth are also about a 40 minute drive.

Walking:

The farm is situated in The Blackdown Hills, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are walks from the farm. All the beaches above are linked by and give access to the South West Coastal Footpath and Honiton is an access point for the East Devon Footpath. Further afield are the stunning and unique National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor, both easily reached in under an hours drive.

Golf:

There is an 18 hole open golf course and a driving range at Padbrook Park, Cullompton under 10 miles away and a wide variety closer to the coast.

Riding:

The closest riding stables are at Devonshire Pitt Riding School, Farway, approximately 6 miles.

Historic Interest:

There are many National Trust properties and gardens of note locally. Of particular local interest are Killerton House, Knightshayes Court and Hestercombe Gardens.

Exeter:

The Catherdral City of Exeter is less than 15 miles away. With historic Quay (with cycle and/or canoe hire along the Exe), Cathedral Green, new shopping precinct, 3 cinemas, Phoenix Arts Centre, Northcott Theatre, museum, ten pin bowling and remains of the old Roman Wall, it has an interest to suit everyone.