Escape the crowds in East Devon

If you want to get away from the busy spots in East Devon, we've got four favourites to consider. You can explore the Jurassic coast away from the busy beaches, relax away from the hustle and bustle in one of our cottages, or discover our smaller special places.

Hide at Loughwood meeting house

Concealed by hill and woodland, the location of Loughwood Meeting house is no accident. It’s thought to be positioned on the county border for an easy escape, making the isolated chapel a bolt-hole for the persecuted Baptists of its time. No longer needed as a religious safe-haven, Loughwood Meeting House is a delightful starting point for a local countryside walk, and holds the history of its community within its walls.

Watch the world go by from Dumpdon hill fort

What comes up must go down. Climbing up Dumpdon Hill to the Iron Age Hill Fort reveals a panoramic view down at the patchwork landscape of fields. If you would like to explore further then walk through the small beech forest behind, before heading back down the hill.

Dumpdon Hill is an Iron Age Hill Fort near Honiton in Devon
Dumpdon Hill is an Iron Age Hill Fort near Honiton in Devon

Snuggle up in the Forge Cottage, Branscombe

Leave the crowds behind with a stay in Branscombe's quaint holiday cottage. A home away from home, the Forge Cottage is a traditional thatched cottage set in the heart of Branscombe village. It's a great base to wander through a selection of coastal walks, visit the working blacksmith, try out a local pub or buy some local kindling to put on the woodburner.