Out & About

Fine Dining, Country Pubs, World Class Scenery & it's on our doorstep!

The Old Dairy and Byre Cottage provide the ideal base to enjoy the natural beauty of East Devon, whatever the time of year.  Nestling on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Lympstone, we are perfectly placed to enjoy the stunning Devon coastline and its award-winning beaches, the historic city of Exeter, as well as the breath-taking Dartmoor National Park.

Lympstone village –  we are just a short stroll to the centre of this thriving fishing village with its idyllic harbour. Situated on the shore of the Exe Estuary, appreciate stunning panoramic views from the edge of Exeter, over to Powderham Castle, Dawlish Warren and the open sea beyond.  From here you can enjoy fabulous walks including the South West footpath, and the Exe Estuary wildlife.

Just on the Doorstep:

Exmouth

One of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon with its two miles of golden sandy beach perfect for water sports enthusiasts, families and walkers.  A thriving seaside town offering a wide variety of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy all year round, Exmouth lies at the gate of the Jurassic Coast: East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Exeter

The historic Cathedral City of Exeter sits at the head of the Exe Estuary just eight miles north of Lympstone, and is easily accessible by bus or train. The City boasts a stunning Cathedral of Norman origins, a maze of medieval underground tunnels and bustling historic quay with a host of delicious eateries. A shopper’s paradise, the city has an eclectic mix of high-street shops and independent retailers, as well as the newly built Princesshay shopping centre with its unrivalled cosmopolitan café culture, which features a great line up of restaurants and cafes, catering for every taste.

 

Sidmouth   

Sidmouth lies on the Jurassic Coast in the middle of the East Devon AONB and is surrounded by spectacular scenery.  This Georgian seaside town is steeped in royal and architectural history.

 

Budleigh Salterton

A charming, unspoilt seaside town of a bygone age, with a stretch of pebbly beach two miles long, flanked by colourful beach huts, and enjoying panoramas of the Jurassic coastline.  Enjoy a rest or lunch in one of them any cafes or restaurants or enjoy passing time browsing in the many interesting shops.

 

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage site dating back over 250 million years covering 95 miles of stunning coastline, rich in geological interest with spectacular scenery.

 

Otterton Mill

Set beside the River Otter in one of Devon’s most beautiful coastal valleys is this historic working watermill with café-restaurant, local food shop, craft shop and art gallery.

 

Exe Cycle Trail

An unforgettable experience for cyclists to enjoy stunning views of the estuary with its beautiful landscape and interesting wildlife.   This 26 mile cycle trail links Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish taking in amazing views along the River Exe with lots to see and do along the way.

 

South West Coast Path

The longest National Trail in the country.  The rich heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along this superb coastline are truly inspirational.

 

Water-sports

The perfect location to take part in top water-sports such as kite surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP, wakeboarding and water-skiing.

 

 

National Trust Properties

A La Ronde: Don’t miss this sixteen sided house with its magical strangeness; filled with amazing hand-made creations and shell gallery.

Killerton: Enjoy beautiful walks within one of Devon’s oldest estates. At its heart is a friendly Georgian house with stunning gardens, and activities for young people all year round.

 

 

Topsham

First documented as a Roman settlement, this small picturesque town developed into a major British port and shipbuilding centre that in its heyday rivalled London. There are Dutch houses from this maritime past, and fine examples of Georgian and Edwardian architecture. Today Topsham boasts a large number of gorgeous shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the famous Bridge Inn; the first pub that the Queen has visited!

 

 

Woodbury Common

The East Devon Commons cover an area of heathland east of Exeter and inland of the coast. Extremely important as a wildlife habitat, they also provide an area of superb walking. The open spaciousness of the terrain and the views afforded from their relatively high elevation over the surrounding lowlands to the Exe Estuary and the sea mean that they are deservedly popular as a destination for walkers. Part of the Commons is crossed by the East Devon Way. This is a 38 mile/60km long