Local Area

Holyford is situated in a beautiful part of East Devon designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage site. The surrounding countryside is full of rivers, ancient woodlands, meadows and beaches with a wealth of wildlife. It is the perfect base for days spent walking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, swimming…

Holyford is on a no through road leading down to Holyford farm, a picturesque 16th century farmhouse and Holyford ancient bluebell woodland, a 56 acre community owned nature reserve, with a network of footpaths.

The nearest village of Colyford is a 10 minute walk away with a post office, excellent butchers and various pubs and restaurants.

The nearest town is Colyton, the ‘town of the rebels’ which has numerous pubs and restaurants, local shops and an electric tramway which follows the river Axe down to the sea at Seaton.

The seaside towns of Seaton and Beer are only 2 miles away and to the East lies Lyme Regis and Charmouth, the famous fossil hunting beaches. The southwest coast path joins all these wonderful, yet very different beaches together, making spectacular local walking, especially the Undercliffs Nature Reserve between Seaton and Lyme Regis. A good local bus service can provide a return journey if needed!

Heading East along the coast road you are soon at Branscombe, a stunning village by the sea, next is the Donkey sanctuary and then on to Sidmouth the famous regency town by the sea with a fabulous folk festival in the summer.