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Horse riding and riding holidays

The proprietors run a riding school which caters for all standards and ages of rider. Organise a one off ride to see your surrounding countryside (it’s quicker than on foot!) – or a lesson, won a pony day or even a course or riding holiday. See our website www.devonriding.co.uk for all our information or talk to us for individual quotes.

Walking and biking

The opportunities are endless. With 2 reservoirs within a half mile walk and thousands of acres of heathland and woodland at your doorstep with views over the coastline you will have all the walking and biking you need for a relaxing occasional walking holiday – or a full on hiking or biking holiday.

Golf

There are 2 golf courses within 3 miles of the cottages – the first is East Devon Golf Course situated in a wonderful location overlooking the coastline Budleigh Salterton to Exmouth and the second is Woodbury Park on the edge of Woodbury Common. Woodbury Park also has swimming, gym facilities etc.

Watersports

Exmouth is famed for its sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

Swimming Pools

There are indoor swimming pools at Exmouth and Sidmouth (both approx 4 miles)

Fishing

Coarse fishing is available on Squabmoor reservoir – 10 – 20 minutes walk (or a less than 5 minute drive) (temporary permit required but available from Budleigh Salterton (tourist office/ post office). River fishing is available on the river Otter and deep sea fishing at Exmouth and Beer.

Bird watching

The area is renowned for its birdlife including more rare species right on the doorstep on the on the heathland such as Dartford Warbler and Night Jar as well as more common birdlife such as hundreds of Avocets wintering near the Exe Estuary, and flocks of ducks and waders - The heathland area surrounding the cottages is managed jointly by the RSPB as a special conservation site.

Adventure parks

Many to choose from – Bicton Botanical Gardens (3 miles) has beautiful gardens as well as extensive play facilities for children.
Crealy adventure park – (9 miles) – a substantial adventure park with everything from farm animals to fair ground rides and themed days.
World of Country Life – (3 miles) great for little ones – animals and farm life.
Many more to choose from all over East Devon.

National Trust Properties

Again many to choose from within a 40 minute drive including Killerton House, Knightshayes, Castle Drogo, A La Ronde plus many more within easy driving reach.