Days Out From Twistgates
Use Twistgates Farm Cottages as your base and you have the whole of Devon, as well as our very close neighbours Dorset and Somerset, on your doorstep. Many delightful attractions and days out are easily accessible but to get a feel for what is going on right now, and to see the latest photos, check out our FACEBOOK page, INSTAGRAM account and read our BLOGS , and to find our exact location click on the link at the bottom of this page.
Plenty of good WALKS from your front door including circular walks to the closest villages of Upottery and Churchinford (with a shop and 2 pubs between them), or take a gentle wander along quiet lanes to the river to watch the bird life. Alternatively, boot up for a hike in the Blackdown Hills (AONB), East Devon Way or the South West Coast Path. Exmoor and Dartmoor are accessible too.
It’s an easy drive to BEACHES along the Jurassic Coast including Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth, as well as Lyme Regis and Charmouth (excellent fossil hunting) and the picturesque fishing village of Beer.
Our nearest TOWNS are Honiton, Wellington, Taunton and the CATHEDRAL CITY of Exeter (with its historic Quayside, Underground Passages and RAMM museum). Excellent choices for restaurants and cafes, shops and things to do.
Many NATIONAL TRUST properties within a short drive from Twistgates Farm, as well as the beautiful GARDENS at Burrow Farm and Forde Abbey. LOCAL HISTORY with iron age forts, ancient forests and D Day connections.
We are spoilt for choice for LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD – Award winning ice cream, artisan breads, fresh-from-the-sea fish, meats, cheeses, beers, ciders and wines. Nearby eateries to suit all moods and pockets from the country chic surroundings of the Pig at Coombe to the relaxed style of the Candlelight Inn at Bishopswood, and plenty in-between! And if you don’t want to eat out we can give you the name of a local chef who will come and cook for you here.
Attractions that appeal to CHILDREN, and approximately 30 mins drive from Twistgates Farm, include Seaton Jurassic, Wildwood Escot, The Bear Trail, The Donkey Sanctuary and, at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, holiday activities and workshops.
There are plenty of ANNUAL EVENTS and FESTIVALS taking place in the area. Our favourites include the Honiton Agricultural Show, Blackdown Hills Beer and Music Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival and the Devon County Show.
A couple of weeks before your holiday begins we will send you a link to our Welcome Guide – it’s packed full of information for all the above and much, much more!