East Devon and the Jurassic Coast is the perfect location for holidays all year round, from the summer months walking the World Heritage coastline, or lazing on the beautiful beaches, to winter breaks in the stunning countryside.
East Devon offers a wealth of attractions for families, couples, walkers and cyclists. The imposing Blackdown Hills has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the opportunities to discover stunning wildlife and the history of the whole area is endless.
In the summer enjoy the famous Sidmouth Folk Festival on August 3rd – 10th and share the love of farming and agriculture at the Devon County Show, on May 16th – 18th in 2019. The winter months are equally attractive with major events to enjoy such as the famous Tar Barrels at Ottery St. Mary on Bonfire Night and the December Christmas Markets held in the grounds of Exeter Cathedral.
East Devon offers a wide range of places to stay. The farming history is known worldwide and many farms provide superb accommodation ranging from B and B’s to self-catering cottages all set in idyllic, rural locations. The villages and towns all offer some of the best pubs and restaurants in the country ranging from small local pubs to Michelin starred restaurants. East Devon boasts some of the finest, award winning, locally produced food and drink for you to enjoy.
This article was written by one of our B&B Hosts, Janet East at Yellingham Farm, Payhembury near Honiton.
Please consider staying with her if you would like to visit this fascinating area.