Lawpit Lodges

Food & Drink

  • Combe House Hotel and Restaurant, Honiton - 14 Miles away

    Here you will find exceptional food in a wonderful country setting, carefully chosen wines, roaring log fires and generous hospitality. Listed as one of the most romantic hotels in Britain and voted 'Best Restaurant in Devon' in 2006.

  • Sanctuary Wine Bar and Restaurant, Taunton - 15.1 Miles away

    Fresh fish and where possible organic ingredients feature on the menu, which you can enjoy with a wide selection of fine wines from around the world to perfectly complement your meal.

  • The Belfry Country Hotel, Honiton - 15.7 Miles away

    The menu includes freshly prepared dishes using either locally sourced produce, best of British or fair-trade, when available. They make everything, where possible from scratch to ensure the very best quality of ingredients make it into as many dishes as possible.

  • The Exmoor White Horse Inn and Country Hotel , Exmoor - 16.9 Miles away

    Spend time savouring the flavours of the West Country at this warm and inviting restaurant. Linger over their five course menu rich in pheasant, partridge and venison from the moor, locally caught trout, salmon and lobster and organic produce from surrounding farms.

  • The Mount, Taunton - 17.4 Miles away

    Set in glorious grounds, and noted for its elegance and warmth, The Mount offers two first class restaurants with menus featuring locally farmed meat, Somerset cheeses and Brixham lobster and crab. And their special home baked breads are renowned locally.

  • The Salty Monk, Sidmouth - 18 Miles away

    The Salty Monk has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes, with a menu consisting of dishes packed with fresh local produce from local suppliers. They make their own bread, ice cream and pasta daily to ensure the very best quality and freshness.

History & Heritage

  • Knighsthayes Court, Tiverton - 2.6 Miles away

    Enjoy a glimpse into grand Victorian country house life at Knightshayes: rich interiors, lavishly decorated - the smoking and billiard rooms, elegant boudoir and drawing room are particularly enjoyable. And the grounds are lovely too.

  • Killerton, Exeter - 9.8 Miles away

    A family home famed for costumes and comfortable living, this elegant 18th century house boasts wonderful views and period rooms displaying over 9,000 outfits of the 'Paulise de Bush' costume collection. There are some lovely walks in the park and a great tea room/restaurant.

  • Dunster Working Water Mill, Minehead - 17.3 Miles away

    See how flour is produced as the wheat grain is fed down to the grinding stones before being bagged up for local shops. Built in 1680, Dunston is the West Country's finest working water mill and sits in magnificent surroundings alongside the River Avill overlooking Exmoor National Park.

  • Dunster Castle, Minehead - 18.5 Miles away

    Many turrets and towers lend this ancient castle an air of romance, and its dramatic hilltop location affords magnificent views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel. It boasts fine interiors and its subtropical gardens are home to the National Collection of strawberry trees.

  • Powderham Castle, Exeter - 20 Miles away

    Set amid an ancient deer park, this magnificent medieval castle has been a family home to the Earls of Devon for over 600 years. Tour guides will entertain you with fascinating stories of the castle as you explore its impressive rooms.

Sports & Activities

  • Scuba Scene , Taunton - 14.8 Miles away

    Choose your location for a diving lesson, in a pool, the ocean, a lake or quarry and, with all equipment provided, you'll be in the safe hands of trained instructors. Scuba Scene is able to offer a full range of PADI courses, see website for details.

  • Drakes Farm Riding School, Ilminster - 21.5 Miles away

    Whether you are 4 or 74, everyone can enjoy riding lessons. Tuition is provided by a team of skilled instructors in private or group sessions, so lessons can be tailored to individual requirements and all abilities.

  • Axe Cliff Golf Club, Seaton - 22.3 Miles away

    Founded in 1884, Axe Cliff Golf Club is not only one of the oldest courses in Devon but was designed by legendary golf course architect and five times open winner in the early 1900s, Scotland's James Braid.

  • Paintball Exeter - 14.7 Miles away

    The Paintball Exeter site has game zones designed to make the most of the surrounding natural terrain, perfect for paintball players who want an authentic military style experience.

Great Days Out

  • Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, Exeter - 15.5 Miles away

    Enjoy a wild day out with lots to keep everyone entertained. Play in the adventure zone, the UK's greatest indoor playground, or brave the Battle of the Bears. Thrill to massive rides, or take a more peaceful train tour through the Realm of Nature.

  • Tropiquaria Animal and Adventure Park, Watchet - 16.1 Miles away

    At Tropicquaria you can get up close and personal with the animals and even hold snakes and spiders in the tropical hall. Visit the puppet show, aquarium or even play in the indoor play castle and full size pirate ships.

  • The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth - 19 Miles away

    As well as working on worldwide projects of national and international importance, the Donkey Sanctuary has many resident donkeys for you to meet. Spend time with these delightful animals - they love all the fuss and attention!

  • Quince Honey Farm, South Molton - 19.1 Miles away

    Britain's largest honey farm has a visitors' centre renowned worldwide for its unique living honeybee displays. Watch the bees in complete safety, without disturbing their natural behaviour, and view the honey processing plant, with its honey extracting, bottling, and candle making rooms.

  • West Somerset Railway, Minehead - 19.2 Miles away

    Experience the thrill of being in control of a steam locomotive when you take a day course in train driving, or simply sit back and relax as you travel along one of Britain's best and longest heritage railways.

  • Pecorama, Beer - 21.4 Miles away

    Home to the award winning Beer Heights Light Railway and PECO Model Railway Exhibition, Pecorama also has five steam miniature locomotives pulling passenger carrying trains on a mile long route over bridges, through steep sided cuttings and even a long dark tunnel.

  • World of Country Life, Exmouth - 21.8 Miles away

    From animals to feed, to steam engines and vintage cars and bikes, there's lots to see and do on a trip to the World of Country Life. There's also a Victorian Street and an exhibition of agricultural machinery from yesteryear.

  • Canonteign Falls, Exeter - 23.3 Miles away

    Home to England's highest waterfall, descending 220 ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking tourist attraction as well as a great family day out. There's a children's assault course, forest garden and nature trail, the giant spider and the trampolines and play area.

  • Miniature Pony and animal park, Moretonhampstead - 26.1 Miles away

    In 20 acres of beautiful Dartmoor parkland you will meet lots of friendly animals including pigs, goats, lambs, calves and birds. Enjoy scenic walks along nature trails, take time to relax by the tranquil lakes or have a picnic.

  • Exmoor Zoological Park, Barnstaple - 26.5 Miles away

    As well as providing 'natural' living spaces for many smaller creatures no longer seen in city zoos, the zoo is now home to larger animals such as cheetah, blackbuck, maned wolves, sitatunga and of course the 'Exmoor beast'!

Gardens & Countryside

  • Cothay Manor and Gardens, Wellington - 6.4 Miles away

    Surrounding a medieval manor, virtually unchanged in 500 years, are 12 acres of magical gardens. There are many garden rooms, each garden in itself linked by a 200 yard yew walk. In addition there is a bog garden with azaleas and drifts of primuli, fine trees and a river walk.

  • Exmoor National Park, Exmoor - 12.8 Miles away

    Nestling on the West Somerset/North Devon Border Exmoor's gloriously diverse landscape encompasses deep valleys, ancient oak woodland, England's highest sea cliffs, sparkling rivers and waterfalls and its protected habitats are rich in wildlfe.

  • Hestercombe House, Taunton - 16.8 Miles away

    Hestercombe's 50 acres of Grade I listed gardens cover three centuries of garden history, including 20th century formal gardens and a Georgian pleasure ground. Completed in 1906, the formal gardens were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll.

  • Burrow Farm Gardens, Axminster - 18 Miles away

    Created from farmland, and still being developed, this 6 acre garden is recommended by the 'Good Garden Guide'. Moisture loving plants and wild flowers adorn the woodland garden which is located in a Roman clay pit with ponds. Plants are for sale in the nursery.

  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Budleigh Salterton - 19.6 Miles away

    These magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley, between the historic city of Exeter and the coast. The gardens superbly combine peace and tranquillity with great visitor facilities and are open throughout the year.

Beaches

  • Dunster Beach, Minehead - 18 Miles away

    Within walking distance of the medieval village of Dunster, the beach is lies in the sheltered Blue Anchor Bay at the foot of Exmoor. It's sand and pebble with safe bathing and excellent fishing from the shore.

  • Porlock Weir Beach, Minehead - 18.4 Miles away

    Popular for swimming, fishing, surfing and sailing, the four mile long pebble beach of shingle ridge is of considerable archaeological and geographical significance. There is a fabulous marshland behind the beach which is home to numerous birds.

  • Minehead Beach, Minehead - 19.2 Miles away

    The beach doesn't get any surf but can be good for windsurfing and kitesurfing. It's a mixture of sand and shingle and looks out across the Bristol Channel to Wales. If you want to sail, the best place to launch from is the Lifeboat Station.

  • Blue Anchor Beach, Minehead - 19.2 Miles away

    The fossil bearing Jurassic limestone on this beach contains an abundance of pink crystals which are striking in appearance. Access to the beach is good but the rocky terrain makes walking difficult.

  • Bucks Mills Beach, Clovelly - 25.1 Miles away

    Bucks Mills is a rocky secluded cove at the bottom end of the picturesque village. It is quite popular for fishing but limited access means it is quiet most of the time.

  • Charmouth West Beach, Lyme Regis - 25.4 Miles away

    Charmouth West, otherwise known as the Jurassic Coast, is a scenic beach that stretches for two miles with intervening rock pools between Black Venn and Golden Capp. It's a sand and shingle beach, famous for its fossils.

  • Teignmouth Beach, Teignmouth - 26.8 Miles away

    Dolphins are often spotted from this long sand and shingle beach, which stretches from the mouth of the River Teign towards Dawlish and is dominated by the grand Victorian pier. The sand bars here can change shape overnight.

  • Lynmouth Bay, Lynmouth - 27.3 Miles away

    Lynmouth Bay is just up from Lynton and under the right conditions is one of the best left hand surf spots in the UK. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, and a place of historical interest, the beach is small pebble and shingle, and has a tidal swimming pool.

Cycling & Walking

  • Grand Western Canal, Tiverton - 3.2 Miles away

    Ideal for families with children, this is route is flat, easy and mainly off road. There are open views of superb landscape along the way, varying between the sheltered woodland and sweeping vistas of the Blackdown Hills.

  • Honiton's Circular Route, Honiton - 13.6 Miles away

    This circular 11 mile route straddles the border between Devon and Somerset, through the relatively unspoilt and forgotten landscape of the Blackdown Hills. Lots of wildlife and places of historical interest to see on the way.

  • Taunton circular cycle route, Taunton - 14.8 Miles away

    Enjoy Somerset countryside at your own pace on a 33 mile circular route via Milverton, Whiteball and Pitminster. It starts and ends in Taunton and stays mainly on quiet roads; there are some difficult hilly stretches along the return half.

  • Exmoor cycle route, Porlock - 20.6 Miles away

    This permanent route will start from the new TIC in Minehead to utilise bike hire and transport links to Porlock. This route is approximately 60 miles long, passing Pompey's Cycles in Minehead and the Exmoor National Park, taking in the beautiful scenery and wildlife spotting.

  • Exe Valley Ride, Exeter - 20.6 Miles away

    The route follows the western bank of the River Exe from Exwick, linking to the City Centre by way of the new purpose-built Miller's Crossing bridge.

Nature Reserves

  • Escot Park Beavers, Fairmile - 12.8 Miles away

    Spend an evening watching wild caught Bavarian beavers in their two acre enclosure encircling ponds, woodland and a section of stream within Escot Park. The beavers have built the first dam in the South West in 800 years.

  • Aylsbeare Common RSPB, Aylesbeare - 14.3 Miles away

    Firm paths over quiet Devon heathland give a chance of seeing Dartford warblers and stonechats. Woodland fringes, streams and ponds abound with butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

  • Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve, Taunton - 15.1 Miles away

    You should be able to spot Wood Whites, Brown Hairstreaks, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Silver-washed Fritillary at Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve. It's a site of varied habitats set on the Blackdown Ridge with magnificent views over south Somerset.

  • Chapel Wood RSPB, Exeter - 15.2 Miles away

    Chapel Wood is a broadleaved woodland, sited on a steep hillside, crowned by an Iron-Age hill fort and with a stream running down either side. As well as an impressive variety of birds, you might spot red deer, badgers and brown hares.

  • The old sludge beds, Dawlish - 16.7 Miles away

    The actively managed reed beds here are home to a large number of wetland birds. The reserve has become a major stop-off point and feeding area for migrating birds, with many breeding species including Cettis and warblers.

  • Thurlbear Quarrylands Butterfly Reserve, Thurlbear - 17.3 Miles away

    The 20 acre site is a mosaic of wildflower grassland and scrub with areas of uneven disturbed ground from old mineral workings. As well as the many species of butterfly here, there are a large number of birds, rabbits and moths.

  • Dunsford Woods Nature Reserve, Dunster - 17.3 Miles away

    The varied habitats at Dunsford support a wide range of plants and wildlife. In the Spring it's filled with wild daffodil, and butterflies, otters, mink, woodpeckers, deer and dormice can all be seen.

Towns & Villages

  • Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum, Uffculme - 4.4 Miles away

    A rare example of surviving Georgian architecture, industry and enterprise, set in the tranquil village of Uffculme, Coldharbour Mill was built in 1799 to spin woollen and later worstead yarns.

  • Allhallows Museum of Lace, Honiton - 13.6 Miles away

    Dating from around 1327, the building housing the museum is the oldest in Honiton. As well as the 100,000 year old bones of the Honiton Hippos, the area's earliest known inhabitants, the museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of lace in the world.

  • Northcott Theatre, Exeter - 14.4 Miles away

    Productions at the Northcott Theatre vary from comedies to tragedies, new writing to classics. The theatre describes itself as a creative platform where people can meet to be inspired.

  • The Bakelite Museum, Williton - 16.2 Miles away

    A museum for bakelite - the world's first and most successful synthetic plastic, the material with a thousand uses. Toasters, radios, egg cups, televisions, telephones, gramophones, hairdryers and electric heaters are all on display.

  • Dunster Dolls Museum, Dunster - 17.5 Miles away

    The museum displays 900 dolls from all over the world based on the unique collection of the late Mollie Hardwick. Dolls furniture and crockery are also exhibited.