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Walk in the footsteps of Daniel Defoe with a cottage or holiday rental home in Honiton

Honiton is an East Devon market town seventeen miles from Exeter, renowned for its lace making. It is close to the River Otter and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Honiton grew because it was a coaching stop on the busy Exeter to London route. Honiton has been mentioned in several ancient textbooks about travelling around Britain by authors including Celia Fiennes, Charles Wesley, William Camden, William Corbett and Daniel Defoe.

Places to holiday in Honiton

In one of his books, Daniel Defoe wrote, ""From Honiton the country is exceeding pleasant still, and on the road they have a beautiful prospect almost all the way to Exeter"" This stands true today and despite its continued growth and doubling in size since the 1960's, Honiton is a great place to take a self catering holiday. There is a much to see and do in and around Honiton and a cottage allows you the freedom to plan your day without restrictions.

Holiday cottages in Honiton vary a great deal from and are a far cry from the coaching inns of the 19th century, but one thing that hasn't changed is the traditionally hospitality and the warm and friendly welcome the town offers visitors.

Honiton is cited in the Doomsday Book as Honetone meaning farmstead belonging to Huna and farm cottages. Converted barns are a popular self-catering option in this area and convenient for the neighbouring towns of Axminster, Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth, Colyton, Sidbury, Broadhembury, Awliscombe, Luppitt, Hemyock and Upottery.

Things to do in Honiton

Cyclists will enjoy the eleven mile circular route around Honiton through the Blackdown Hills, which is a beautiful, tranquil fairly isolated landscape with high plateaux, steep ridges, springs and valleys dotted with ancient features, villages and farms. On this route you will pass Wolford Chapel, Combe Raleigh and St Mary's Church at Luppitt. This lovely area has a one of a kind geology and is home to people, wildlife, insects and rare plants. There are also many special organised walks and events around the Blackdown Hills.

Antique lovers will enjoy Honiton as it has more than twenty antique shops and collectors look out for a piece of Honiton Pottery to take home. There is also a sports centre with swimming pool and on Tuesdays and Saturdays there is an outdoor market in the High Street. On Thursdays there is a farmers market at St Paul's Church between 9am – 12.30, which is great for stocking up with fresh produce to take back to your cottage. Farms in the area sell local cider, cheese, speciality breads, goat's milk products and the vineyard at Oakland Farm offers an outing to be remembered.

The high street is a mile long with an extensive range of shops. The museum is housed in a 13th century chapel and has samples of lace making. Honiton Golf Club is a short drive from the town centre, as is course and trout fishing at Hollies Trout Farm and flying lessons at Dunkesfield. Holiday cottages in Honiton are not far from the coast, Dunkeswell airfield museum and there are numerous bars, hotel restaurants, wine bars, cafes and pubs for eating out locally.

Weather in Honiton

Honiton's climate is very mild and warmer than the surrounding coastal districts, as can be seen by the number of grapevines flourishing in the area.

Travel to Honiton

Exeter Airport (EXE) is close to Honiton and the railway station is situated on a passing loop of the main line to the West of England operated by First Great Western trains. Honiton is well served by buses from Sidmouth, Exeter, and Cullompton and coaches from London stop in the high street.

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                                                Lovely location and very friendly owners

                                                4 of 5
                                                Came to stay with grown up children to celebrate our 25th Wedding Aniversary. It worked really well having somewhere for everyone to come and go from. It's a great location and it's good to have the pool, though it would be great if it were open later than 7 as we often weren't back from a day out till 6ish. Sophie and Martin are very lovely and have clearly made lots of recent improvements to the accommodation, though Malard is not as beautiful decked out as it is on the website. There is no four poster and the lounge furniture is older looking. Probably good for us as we had the dog with us! The cottage could do with a more generous amount of cleaning kit, bin bags, washing up liquid and stuff like that however we did get some of these things but after a while it get a bit embarrassing to keep asking. Sophie answers texts really quickly. They were moving into their own part of the farm and lots of work was being done to get them in so they had lots to do and were very busy with that. It will be very lovely when it's all finished. There was lots of tea and coffee and lovely scones, jam and cream when we arrived which was very welcoming.
                                                • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                Clean, comfortable and well equipped

                                                5 of 5
                                                I had a fab week with my parents and 2 children, aged 6 and 7. The cottage was ideal and comfy and in a great location for the surrounding attractions. Treaslake itself had great things to keep the children amused, from goats, sheep, chicken's, rabbits and ducks to a play area, a games room, an indoor heated pool and a trampoline sunken in the ground, which was the the boys favourite bit. Thank you Sophie amd Martin for the fantastic hospitality and for the tip on Escot. We loved the Otter's.
                                                • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                Fabulous luxury home away from home!

                                                5 of 5
                                                Upon arrival the cottage is even more stunning than the photos. There were fresh flowers and a welcome hamper which was a lovely touch especially after a long haul flight to Heathrow. The cottage was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and well looked after. There was more than enough space for our 3 generations of family, we made use of the annexe which was also of a very high standard. The garden was stunning with lots of hiding places for the kids to play in and lots of space to run around. The flowers and trees were beautiful, the lawns were well maintained, we spent a whole day in the garden playing and then having a BBQ in the early evening on the terrace. The location is very convenient for shops in Honiton and access to Exeter and the Jurassic Coast, but it was also very quiet and tranquil and we felt like we were away from it all. The restaurants in Honiton were really good, most accepted our Westie terrier inside too. All in all we had a 5 star holiday in a stunning house I would thoroughly recommend it and I have no doubt that we would visit again.
                                                • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016