If you enjoy walking, there are many routes available including a footpath that can be joined from opposite the entrance to the Coach House and runs between Politmore, the village of Broadclyst and Killerton house and gardens. It covers much of the Killerton estate. Also within the estate is Ashclyst Forest, an ideal dog-walking spot.
Further afield the South West Coast Path, runs from Dorset along Devon’s southern coastline into Cornwall and back along the North Devon coast to Exmoor. Dartmoor is also a favourite for locals and visitors alike – its imposing tors and striking scenery are an impressive sight.
Family attractions such as Crealy Great Adventure Park, Powderham Castle, World of Country Life and Bicton Park are within a short drive and the fossil hunting beaches of the Jurassic coast are also close by.
The Heritage Coast in East Devon incorporates the picturesque fishing villages of Seaton and Beer and Sidmouth, a regency town with shopping, dining, formal gardens and where even fish & chips on the beach seems a sophisticated affair.
Further afield, the sandy beaches of south Devon are a popular draw and the north coast can be a nice trip out, especially for a day’s surfing or sightseeing.
It’s easy to walk stretches of the South West Coast Path, either by a circular route or by catching the bus to or from a starting point. Beer to Branscombe is a great example of a gentle path with a connecting bus service.
The historic cathedral and university city of Exeter is just 7 miles from Broadclyst and offers excellent shopping, entertainment, sightseeing, and dining.
Try a Red Coat guided tour or visit the restaurant and craft shops on the Quayside. There are also many events all year round such as the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink in the spring.
For those not wishing to drive into Exeter centre, there are frequent buses from the village of Broadclyst. The footpath to the village is a nice walk on a dry day, or do an unofficial park and ride by parking in the village and catching the Stagecoach 1 bus – you’ll find timetables in the cottage.
For more about the county and ideas on what to do while you’re here, go to www.visitdevon.co.uk
We've just returned from a week (two adults, two kids and a dog) and it was great. The management were so pleasant to deal with, the cottage is spotless and furnished to a very good standard. It's a perfect holiday for those wanting to get away from it all and live the idyllic english countryside life, but still only be a short drive to a beach or to a city for a good shop around. I can't praise it highly enough and we all really enjoyed our stay.
Abbiamo soggiornato al Coach House ad inizio luglio 2015 con due bambine piccole. La casa e' stupenda, veramente ben equipaggiata e con due giardini curati e vivibili esclusivi per gli ospiti. Per chi come noi ha bambini piccoli e' un posto apprezzato da grandi e piccini. I proprietari sono davvero disponibili e la posizione e' ottima per visitare il Devon ma anche per spingersi in Cornovaglia.Lo consigliamo vivamente!
It's not like a holiday letting, it feels more like a home.
We would recommend the accommodation to anyone and will be returning ourselves.
We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage which you had made very welcoming. An excellent cottage, furnished to a high standard with all the facilities we could have wanted.
Many thanks once again for a wonderful stay. The children had an absolutely joyous time playing in the gardens.
We look forward to seeing you again and enjoying your accommodation and the lovely Devon countryside.
The nearest we've ever found to home from home. An excellent cottage, furnished to a high standard with all the facilities we could have wanted.
5 Star Self Catering Accommodation