Your Experience

Lympstone Manor is for discerning guests who want to experience the very best in accommodation, cuisine and wine. Above all, it’s a place where you can feel completely at home, relax in beautiful natural surroundings, enjoy the extensive gardens and parkland leading down to the foreshore of the Exe, or partake in any number of activities that are literally on Lympstone Manor’s doorstep.

“Experience the exceptional.”

Grounds & Parkland

The 28 acres of garden, grounds and parkland at Lympstone Manor extend from the Georgian manor house down to the foreshore of the Exe estuary, surrounded by the green hills of Devon. James Cordingly, our Head Gardener, looks after the gardens and grounds and is in the process of bringing them back to their former glory from days when this was a substantial and important private house. Ask the team about garden tours: James will impart his knowledge of gardening and guide you through the grounds explaining the history, restoration and future plans.

The Lady’s Walk is an historic circular route developed in 1760. It extends around the boundary of our grounds which skirts the edge of the estuary where you can head out onto the shingle foreshore. The walk takes about 30 minutes and maps are available at Reception.


Only a short distance from Exeter, on the southern edge of Lympstone village overlooking the Exe estuary, Exmouth and the south Devon coast, and surrounded by unspoilt countryside and an abundance of wildlife, Lympstone Manor is a perfect rural escape. It’s location makes it easily reachable by car, train or air.


We know that many who choose to visit us are seeking peace and relaxation, with your every need catered and pampered for. And you won’t be disappointed. For those who are more active, there is such a wealth of activities to choose from. Here are just a few of them: walking on the South Devon coastal path; exploring the Jurassic Coast; golf at Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury Park and Exeter Golf & Country Club; bird watching in a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest; cycling along the Exe Estuary Trail; watersports including sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and kitesurfing; deep sea fishing; wine tasting and vineyard visits; and much more.