The attractive market town of Honiton has long been famous for lace making and pottery, however today it is more well-known for its twice weekly market, antique shops specialising in furniture, art and second-hand books, and abundance of independent shops, galleries and cafés that fill this vibrant town.
Sandwiched between the East Devon and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and within easy reach of the Dorset AONB, Dartmoor, and Exmoor, Honiton is the ideal spot from which to explore the rich and varied natural landscape of East Devon and neighbouring Dorset.
The seaside towns of Seaton, Beer and Lyme Regis are just a short drive away, where the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coastline can be enjoyed. Just 20 minutes by car from Honiton, Seaton is a gateway to the Jurassic Coast, and a great spot for water sports, fishing, and many other traditional seaside activities, including viewing the magnificent coastline from the cliffs on the ever-popular South West Coast Path.
Meanwhile, 25 minutes away you'll find the traditional seaside town of Lyme Regis, home to the family-friendly Lyme Regis Museum, and a fantastic place to hunt for fossils, enjoy the beach, stroll along the famous Cobb, or treat yourself to a meal at one of the many bars, cafés and restaurants that line the seafront promenade.
A holiday cottage in Honiton provides a picturesque base from which to explore the many rural and coastal delights of East Devon and neighbouring Dorset.