Lympstone Holiday Cottages
Did you know... Lympstone residents famously dry their washing along the beach?
Lympstone is one of East Devon’s prettiest villages and Lympstone holidays are perfect for the whole family. With a picturesque harbour on the River Exe and the washing lines of its residents lining the shore, Lympstone is a charming sight. Whether your idea of bliss is relaxing strolls through the Devon countryside or the opportunity to try new activities – a stay in one of Blue Chip’s self-catering Lympstone holiday cottages will place you close to everything you could wish for.
- The annual Lympstone Furry Dance has been going for 70 years
- Lympstone is home to Commander Training Centre for Royal Marines
- Peter’s Tower was built by W.H. Peters in memory of his wife
Lympstone Tourist Information
Lympstone has retained all the charm of a traditional Devon village and is an ideal base to explore new pursuits whilst enjoying Devon. Holidays in Lympstone are coloured by the village’s friendly atmosphere, and there are many local clubs that welcome families in search of a new experience. Although picture-perfect, Lympstone has its own unique character. The Italianate Peters Tower on the riverfront is thought to date back to 1885 and makes for a distinctive coastline! Built by W.H Peters as a memoriam to his late wife, the clock tower is well-loved by the residents.
One of the advantages of a stay in Lympstone is its convenient position for exploring nearby Devon resorts. Exmouth, Topsham and Exeter are all within easy distance, either by car or by train, and have a great deal to offer visitors. Those in Lympstone during August will have the opportunity to take part in its annual Furry Dance, where hundreds of dancers take to the streets in fancy dress and dance to a live band – cheered on by crowds along the way.
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Lympstone Family Attractions
Guests of Blue Chip Holidays’ Lympstone holiday cottages will find all kinds of opportunities to take in the village’s beautiful views and coastal scenery. Stuart Line Cruises operate boat trips along the River Exe Estuary, including sightseeing trips, chartered fishing expeditions and bird-watching trips. The nearest location to Lympstone for Stuart Line boat trips is Exmouth, five miles away.
Lympstone Sailing Club is perched on the Exe Estuary’s East shore and plays host to all kinds of annual activities and events. The sailing club is weighted towards fun for the entire family – although it has produced some fine sailors in its time.
For those who prefer to enjoy their Lympstone holiday on dry land, the area offers an impressive range of walks and cycle trails – from easy strolls to more challenging trails. One of the most scenic cycle routes runs from Lympstone along the Exe Estuary to Exmouth, and is a great way to admire the striking views. The village also has its own golf club, and is home to Lympstone Tennis Club.
A visit to Crealy Great Adventure Park in Exeter is a great day out for the whole family! Bursting with rides, indoor and outdoor attractions, animals and a host of activities – Crealy is a day your children won’t forget.
Eating Out in Lympstone
Eating out during holidays in Lympstone is the perfect excuse to try some of the area’s culinary delights! There are four traditional inns to choose from, The Saddler’s Arms, The Swan Inn, The Redwing Inn and The Globe. All except the latter have their own parking and gardens for al fresco dining. Dogs are welcome at The Redwing Inn.
The Saddler’s Arms specialises in steaks, whilst those in the mood for seafood may wish to sample The Globe! Shears Cafe, in the centre of the village, is perfect to sit and enjoy the views amidst its award-winning flowers. With generous portions and a range of homemade cakes, this traditional cafe is well worth a visit.