{"LocationDetails":{"Id":298,"Name":"Lympstone","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Lympstone holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDid you know... \u003c/strong\u003eLympstone residents famously dry their washing along the beach?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLympstone is one of East Devon\u0026rsquo;s prettiest villages and \u003cem\u003eLympstone holidays \u003c/em\u003eare 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 \u0026ndash; a stay in one of Blue Chip\u0026rsquo;s self-catering \u003cstrong\u003eLympstone holiday cottages \u003c/strong\u003ewill place you close to everything you could wish for.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026bull;The annual Lympstone Furry Dance has been going for 70 years\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026bull;Lympstone is home to Commander Training Centre for Royal Marines\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026bull;Peter\u0026rsquo;s Tower was built by W.H. Peters in memory of his wife\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"lympstone","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364573393.JPG/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Powderham Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePerched on the Exe Estuary just outside the city of of Exeter, Powderham Castle is an historic family home with 600 years of history to its name. Powderham manages to combine a fascinating and informative day out with lots of fun, so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely family attraction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can learn the history of the castle with a guided tour, picnic in the huge grounds, enjoy the sprawling gardens and play areas and visit the authentic Victorian kitchen \u0026ndash; all in one day! Powderham also hosts many events and activities throughout the year, such as a Bird of Prey attraction, concerts and themed days.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWork on the castle started in 1391, and it still belongs to the ancestors of its founder Sir Richard Courtenay today. It\u0026#39;s now the home of the East and Countess of Devon and it\u0026#39;s packed with stories from over the centuries. The guides know the castle inside and out, and they\u0026#39;ll tailor each tour to suit the age groups of the party. The castle\u0026#39;s architecture is one of its most striking features, and outside there\u0026#39;s a deer park which is home to 600 fallow deer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026#39;ve got small children make sure you walk them over to the Walled Garden and Play Area and Pets Corner, the friendly pets are always happy to greet friendly visitors. The adventure play castle - Courtenay Fort- provides entertainment while the grown ups sit and rest, and there are nature trails throughout the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6426,"LocationLongitude":-3.46267,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Powderham Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/powderham-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Powderham Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The China Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe China Garden Restaurant in Exmouth has dished up impressive Chinese meals to the people of Exmouth for 40 years. Boasting breathtaking views across the Exe Estuary, The Lai family at China Garden serve cuisine inspired by China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you prefer a more informal Chinese meal or are watching your holiday budget, there are Endless Feasts from Monday to Wednesday each week and a buffet option every Sunday. The menu ranges from Chinese classics to contemporary ideas, and the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s elegant setting makes this a great setting to enjoy good food during a stay in Lympstone accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6206,"LocationLongitude":-3.41528,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/chinese.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/the-china-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/chinese.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Green Door","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf a special occasion falls during your stay in Lympstone accommodation, or if you just fancy treating that special someone, The Green Door Restaurant in Woodbury strives to provide a unique dining experience with local produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe extensive menus range from light lunches to 5 star dinners and traditional Sunday roasts, all in the relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere created by the owner, Mark. If you want to enjoy the homemade tastes from The Green Door in the comfort of your Lympstone accommodation \u0026ndash; they also operate a takeaway service too! Breakfasts and lunch are also served in The Green Door cafe, so whenever you fancy popping in \u0026ndash; there is a menu to suit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.674,"LocationLongitude":-3.40475,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364812706.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/the-green-door","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364812706.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Georgian Tea Room","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGeorgian Tea Room \u0026amp; Restaurant is one of those eateries with a loyal TripAdvisor following that grows with every visitor. Its quaint English charm attracts visitors from overseas keen to try a cream tea in true English style and they\u0026rsquo;re never disappointed. The tea room also serves up freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes (that we\u0026rsquo;re assured are delicious), and the reviews promise a warm welcome and unrushed service.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow it would be an injustice to underestimate the cream teas in our description so we\u0026rsquo;ll describe them for you. We\u0026rsquo;re talking warm scones that crumble on the inside, a selection of different flavoured jams to choose from and clotted cream\u0026hellip;and did we mention that they\u0026rsquo;ve been awarded the title of \u0026lsquo;Best in Devon\u0026rsquo; in the past? The coffee lovers don\u0026rsquo;t get forgotten either as there are free top ups for coffees.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;The tea rooms are housed in a Georgian property surrounded by lawns, and to enjoy a warm day while you tuck in is a highlight of a holiday in Devon. Topsham is a pretty town just outside Exeter and many visit its market on Saturday mornings. We\u0026rsquo;d recommend Georgian Tea Room \u0026amp; Restaurant during a day in this friendly corner of East Devon.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6857,"LocationLongitude":-3.46696,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/cream tea.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/georgian-tea-room","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/cream tea.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Les Saveurs at the Seafood Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis is one for fans of Channel 5\u0026rsquo;s Marco Pierre\u0026rsquo;s Kitchen Wars \u0026ndash; Les Saveurs at The Seafood Restaurant won the competition in April 2013 and the owners were titled \u0026lsquo;The Best Restaurant Couple in the UK\u0026rsquo;. The competition focused on how couples work together to serve up great meals, and Olivier and Sheila demonstrated their skills throughout the series and came out on top.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant also has an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence to its name and prides itself on putting Exmouth\u0026rsquo;s food scene on the map (and the television!). The restaurant enjoys a quiet location in an old fashioned Exmouth backstreet close to the town centre and its new decor makes it the perfect setting for a special meal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs much of the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s fish and produce as possible is sourced locally, and the its sophisticated menu will be sure to make a visit one to remember. 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This 16-sided house is an unmissable family attraction in Exmouth. Built by a pair of eccentric spinsters in the 18th century, A La Ronde is full of surprises both inside and out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHave you ever returned from holiday with a whole set of new ideas and plans based on the sights you experienced? A La Ronde was constructed by a pair of cousins after their return from travels around Europe, and judging from its features they saw some pretty remarkable attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house includes a spectacular gallery completely adorned with more than 25,000 small shells, as well as a feather frieze decoration with the original feathers from native game and birds still visible. 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