Oakdown has long been known as a retreat for discerning country lovers. Set amidst the spectacular coast and countryside of the East Devon Heritage Coast and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the beautiful Weston Valley and much of the coastal path are National Trust property. The area abounds with a wealth of wildlife, quiet beaches, history and geology which the discriminating visitor can explore from this ideal holiday base. Unspoilt ancient villages like Otterton and Sidbury nestle in secluded valleys, where olde worlde pubs serve mouthwatering meals and cosy thatched tea rooms will delight you with delicious cream teas.
We are situated on the outskirts of Branscombe, known to be England longest village. Its a village steeped in history and boasts a working thatched forge and one of the finest Norman Churches in the Country. You will find some beautiful walks, a village hall with tennis courts and cricket pitch, a wonderful picturesque pebble beach along with the Sea Shanty café.
Sidmouth is a beautiful town only a couple miles away. It comprises of a bustling town, a pebble beach at high tide and glorious sand beach at low tide, hotels, cafes, restaurants and much more. It is also the home to the Sidmouth Folk Festival which is a fantastic annual event in August.
The ancient cathedral city of Exeter, Devon’s county town. It boasts high class shopping including a John Lewis and House of Fraser stores, RAMM museum, superb sporting facilities and wonderful underground passages.
Website: Exeter City
Is a small town approx 6 miles away. It has a pebble beach which is popular due to the mile long esplanade and glorious cliff views. Seaton has undergone a huge investment and was chosen as the gate way to the Jurassic Coast. Seaton Jurassic Centre has become a popular visitor attraction. Seaton Tramway is another wonderful addition to the town leaving from Seaton, passing through the Seaton Wetlands and continuing to Colyton.
Lyme Regis is a popular Seaside town just over the border in Dorset. Is has a beautiful beach, a bustling town centre and plenty of things to see and do.
website Lyme Regis
The more adventurous can explore the wilds of Dartmoor with its granite tors, Bronze Age settlements, ponies, heather and sparkling rivers.