There are so many places of interest and things to do in Devon. If you are a foodie or are seeking the perfect ‘doggie day out’, look no further as you will be spoilt for choice when you stay at Talaton House Self Catering Cottages for your holiday.

There is plenty to discover in the vast County of Devon. With seaside resorts for deck chairs and ice creams; moorland for hiking and dog walks; valleys of lush greenery and coastline for spectacular views; pretty harbourside coastal towns and rural villages for enjoyable eating, Devon has the best of everything.

A very popular holiday destination, Devon is the only county in England with two National Parks – Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park, and the only county in the U.K. to have a north and south coast.

Talaton House is located within East Devon; a beautiful place to visit with breathtaking countryside and coastal scenery. A large amount of East Devon is made up of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), East Devon AONB and the Blackdown Hills.

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) landscape is characterised by intimate wooded coombes, vast areas of heathland, fertile river valleys and breathtaking cliffs and hilltops. It includes the East Devon section of the Jurassic Coast – England’s first natural World Heritage Site – as is a living, working landscape shaped by many centuries of farming activity.

East Devon has much to offer throughout the year with something for the whole family, and that includes pooch! Take the dog for a spectacular walk on Woodbury Common or along the South West Coastal Path and then maybe enjoy an indulgent traditional devon cream tea as a finalie.
Alternatively, Sidmouth beach boasts both sand and pebbles, with rock pools for the kids and a pretty regency town with cobbled streets and historic buildings. If you prefer a wider vista then head to the sandy beach of Exmouth. The golden beach is two miles long and great for swimming and water sports.

A little further afield are the villages of Beer and Branscombe, both stunning villages with a fishing herniate and beautiful pebbly beaches.

During the summer months you can take a bike ride along the River Exe Canal which tracks between Exeter and Exmouth, and possibly enjoy a restorative drink at Turf Locks, a delightful pub perched alongside the river estuary.

Exeter is fantastic for shopping and eating out; with its magnificent Cathedral, Museum and cinemas, all well worth a visit.

For many more suggestions of how to enjoy East Devon and beyond, please do take a look at all the information below


Places of Interest

National Trust Killerton House and Park A fine 18th century Georgian house surrounded by 6000 acres of working farmland, woods, parkland and orchards. You can take beautiful walks by the River Clyst and visit the working watermill, explore the gardens or visit the beautiful house. Café and shop. Admission fee applicable both for house and […]


Things to do

Wildwood Escot With 200 acres of stunning parkland to explore, Wildwood Escot offers the opportunity to view many of our native wildlife; wild boar, red squirrels and otters are amongst the species to discover. This along with the adventure play equipment help to make Wildwood Escot an ideal destination for an enjoyable family day out. […]