Which of Sidmouth’s many cafés and coffee shops are we most likely to head for when it’s time for elevensies or afternoon tea?
Dartmoor is one of the UK’s last wild places, a place of contrasts – dramatic granite tors, hidden sunken quarries, ancient standing stones and magical wooded valleys. And it’s only 35 miles from Sidmouth.
Here are the restaurants, cafés and pubs within walking distance of Chandler’s cottage that inspired our guests to comment.
Pay a visit to this charming maritime town on the river Exe where you’ll find traditional inns, elegant architecture and a historic waterfront.
Not far from Sidmouth, on a Devon ridge-way, there’s a beautiful spot for a woodland stroll, made all the more interesting by its links with our Iron Age ancestors.
From gentle strolls along the river valley to bracing cliff top hikes there are walks to suit everyone in this part of East Devon, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Sidmouth is home to the world’s largest donkey and mule charity and it’s open to the public every day of the year. Here you’ll find dozens of curious, friendly donkeys loving the attention they get from visitors of all ages.
On a hot August Bank Holiday we discovered East Devon’s ‘Secret Garden’ – a perfect place to unwind and escape from bustling seaside resorts.
It’s worth seeking out this revitalised café which has one of the best seaside locations on the South Devon coast.
The Cobb is Lyme Regis’ most famous sea wall, but there’s another, less well known one, that’s worth seeking out.