Attractions & Links


Branscombe bakery mill and forge

Charming vernacular buildings with mill and forge restored to working. Nestling in a valley that reaches down to the sea, these thatched buildings date back more than 200 years. Visit the working forge and mill (check opening times), then enjoy a traditional cream tea in the Old Bakery tea-room. Explore the beach or woodlands – there are plenty of paths to choose from.

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Honiton

Honiton is the nearest town to Millhayes, just 4 miles away. Honiton is famous for its lace making past and today, it’s a well-known centre for antique shops and is a great place to browse. This website has lots of useful links and a list of local restaurants and cafés.

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Jurassic Coast

This stunning coastline is just 30 minutes from Millhayes.
The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site. Known as The Jurassic Coast, it covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the earth's history.

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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.
It also has an excellent array of shops and some excellent restaurants too.

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National Trust attraction - A La Ronde

A little further away, but so unusual, it’s well worth a visit! Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.

This unique sixteen-sided house was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass. There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells.

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National Trust properties nearby

Killerton House, built in 1778-9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families. Well-known for its historic costume collection.

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Sidmouth

The coastal town of Sidmouth is a nearby gem. Beautiful gardens and leisurely walks‚ Regency history and fine hotels‚ clean beaches and friendly shops – it’s all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley.

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South West Coastal Path

If you want to venture further afield, this website has details of the entire South West coast path.

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The Blackdown Hills

The Blackdown Hills form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateau, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features.

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