Our guide to self-catering Exeter holidays

You name it, you can probably enjoy it during a visit to the historic city of Exeter. There’s the canal and the pubs that line it for those of you who like to explore on two wheels, and part of Exeter’s compact charm is that you can be in the heart of the city one moment and relaxing on the cobbled waterfront over a leisurely meal the next.

If you fancy picking up the pace a little you’ll find a bustling shopping centre with just the right combination of high street chains and quirky independent shops - so there’s plenty of opportunity to shop for those back home while you’re in Devon. 

On sunny afternoons life slows down and centres around the cathedral green and visitors are always welcome inside to appreciate one of the county’s most iconic buildings. Just one more thing, don’t miss the underground passages that lie right beneath the city centre…you’ll never look at the city in the same way again. 

Greendale Farm Shop and Cafe

If you’re a bit of a foodie at heart, a big part of staying in Devon is sampling the local tastes and flavours, and Greendale Farm Shop is one of those hidden gems that you won’t want to miss out on. No matter what the season, the farm shop’s shelves overflow with fruit, veg and all the other goodies we...

Tar Barrels at Ottery St Mary

Now this Devon tradition may seem quite strange, but bear with us. Each bonfire night sees thousands gather in the small town of Ottery St Mary to watch locals run through the streets carrying flaming barrels of tar on their backs. Still feeling bemused? We don’t blame you a bit. This spectacle has snowballed in the last few years after...


Devon could have been made for adventurers, and GoApe, just 15 minutes from Exeter makes it easy for all ages to make...
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