A Sense of Adventure
The village of Lympstone is just a short stroll away, down a quiet country lane, or, at low tide, a walk along the foreshore. Lympstone has three pubs and retains the atmosphere of a maritime village, while there is rural countryside on its periphery, too, with fields and farms that extend up to the heathlands of Woodbury Common. Downriver lies Exmouth, a popular seaside town, and the centre for watersports and other activities.
The Exe Estuary Trail is a cycle path that virtually passes through our grounds, linking Lympstone Manor with Exmouth to the south and Topsham to the north. The latter is a popular and historic town with a charter that dates back to 1300. Topsham always has much going on, including the biannual Nello’s Longest Table feast.
Beyond the Manor
In 1855, land from the estate was sold for the railway line that connects Exmouth with Exeter, Devon’s capital city. Today the charming Avocet Line, which stops in Lympstone, has a twice hourly service through day (mainly hourly in the evenings). Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals in England, located on the same site for nearly 1000 years.