Out & About

Seaton Beach - Photo: Peaceful Morn: http://www.richardnash80.com/

Combe House is just a few minutes from the Jurassic coast. Here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite – and explorations…

Colyton has a friendly bike shop offering bicycle hire for all ages. The famous electric tramway runs from Colyton, with it’s charming original Victorian station, to the seaside town of Seaton. The open-top tram travels alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves teeming with wading bird life.

Seaton to Colyton Tramway

Seaton to Colyton Tramway

Seaton and Colyton Tram in the Axe Valley

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Lyme Regis has an historic fishing port, lovely beaches and is famous for its geology and fossil finds. Who can resist standing on the sea wall at The Cobb in Lyme Regis re-playing the famous scene from “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”.  Beer is an unspoilt fishing village with good pubs, fish and chips and beer!  From here, you can follow the coastal path east or west to Seaton or Branscombe.

Fishing Boat at Beer

Fishing Boat at Beer – Photo: flickr.com/photos/flissphil/


Sidmouth is a beautiful Victorian seaside town, with interesting shops and the famous donkey sanctuary nearby.

Axminster, home to River Cottage headquarters, is where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team, run many courses and culinary events.

Inland is the market town of Honiton which is full of antique shops and some lovely eating places.

The county town of Exeter is less than an hour away where you can visit the famous underground passages, the University and beautiful Cathedral.

The well-known Wiscombe Park Hill Climbs are held close by and there are a number of National Trust properties within easy reach.

The well respected Colyton Grammar School is a two minute drive from here.

There are buses that will take you to local coastal towns and to the city of Exeter, and a number of Taxi and Car Hire companies in the area.

Visits from Combe House B&B Find out more about What’s On in and around Colyton over the coming months by clicking here.


What our guests say:

Whilst needing accommodation for a surprise 75th birthday party, we booked in to Combe House as it was one of the few B&B’s that had some space. What started off as necessity turned into a wonderful surprise! [Read more on the Google Review page here…]
BS June 2016 | Google Reviews

A wonderful surprise!