Local to Prestoller House

Axminster is approximately 20 miles from the M5 (junction 26) and can be also accessed via the A303, A35 and A358. Exeter International airport is 20 miles away and Bristol 55 miles . Axminster railway station is a short 10 minute stroll from the house.

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage HQ is also within a 10 minute drive from Prestoller House.

The Dorset and East Devon coast World Heritage Site is England’s first natural World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset with rocks recording 185 million years of the earth’s history. World Heritage status was achieved because of the site’s unique insight into the Earth Sciences as it clearly depicts a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

For information about gateway towns and villages to the Jurassic coastline, please visit the Jurassic Coast website.

East Devon has much to offer throughout the year. Step back in time and enjoy a magical vista of sea, beaches, the only natural World Heritage designated site in England and more. Enjoy the most breathtaking views from the South West Coastal Path or simply unwind. Enjoy life at a leisurely pace.

Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh is situated at the mouth of the River Otter, in an historic traditional seaside town nestling on the edge of a unique pebble beach with spectacular red cliffs.


Sidmouth is a picture book regency town for coast and coutryside. An idyllic holiday setting with unhurried charm.

Ottery St Mary

For one of the oldest and most historic towns in Devon visit Ottery St Mary, which offers an ideal base away from the seaside crowds, yet is close to the World Heritage Coast Sites.


Honiton has an historic reputation for lace making but today this is also a major centre for antiques, with some 30 shops devoted to furniture, art and second-hand books. Honiton is also the home of the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), East Devon’s only public free admission art gallery, which hosts a contiually changing programme of intriguingm entertaining and sometimes quite challenging contemporary exhibitions.


Historic market town famed for its rope making; the hangman’s rope made at Bridport gave birth to the saying ‘stabbed with a Bridport dagger!

Axe Valley

Tucked away in the south east corner of Devon is the unspoilt Axe Valley.


Exmouth is one of England’s oldest holiday seaside-towns and the western gateway World Heritage Site.