About East Devon Excellence

East Devon is a fabulous piece of Devon, stretching from the West Dorset border at Lyme Regis to just east of Exeter. The stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site forms its most southerly boundary and from there, it stretches some 15 miles inland.

The area combines the best of coast and country, with fantastic landscapes and ‘seascapes’ aplenty. Towns and villages in East Devon include Sidmouth, Exmouth, Topsham, Beer, Branscombe, Ottery St. Mary, Honiton, Axminster and Colyton.

East Devon is easily accessible by road (the M5 from the North or A30/303 from the East), by rail (mainline via Exeter or South West line from London Waterloo to Axminster and Honiton) and by air (Exeter Airport is situated in East Devon).

This website provides a beautiful selection of handpicked places to stay, eat and explore. They are all best in class, 4* and 5* establishments, and between them have more awards and accolades than you can throw a stick at!


The places brought together on this website have many things in common. Generally family-run, one such common factor is that we who run the hotels, B&B’s, holiday cottages, pubs, restaurants, farm shops and attractions on this site all care about our businesses, our guests and customers, and the (natural) environment in which they are located with a passion.

Dealing with any of the businesses on this website means you are dealing with people, rather than with corporations. Almost all are owner managed, and many of us live on site.


We believe we are modern and innovative, yet when it comes to values, we are all pretty traditional. What this means in practice is that we all truly believe in providing the best possible service at all times, that we listen to our guests, invite their feedback, respond to their queries, and constantly work to further improve. We offer hospitality which is warm yet efficient, comfortable and welcoming. We do all we can to ensure that our impact on the environment is as positive as it can be. The latter means that we try where possible to source locally, prevent waste, and believe we have not just an environmental responsibility, but a social one too!


The businesses on this website simply ooze quality. Whether you are after top class accommodation, fabulous food and drink, or a great day out, you can trust every partner on this website to deliver. Between us, we have literally won hundreds of awards, we have been judged 4* or above by the relevant tourism bodies, and constantly achieve great feedback on various external review sites.

What is more however, being part of this site means that every business involved would happily vouch for one another. As we all have great reputations at stake, that really does mean something!


Dealing with people rather than with corporations has many advantages. We simply have to get things right all the time, as we have nowhere to hide if we fail to deliver. And in the odd event that things may not be completely as you would have hoped for, you can trust that the people behind the businesses on this site will do everything in their power to get it right. You can take our word for that!

We are sure that you will enjoy your stay in East Devon while visiting any of the venues listed in our directory. You will be able to contact each venue using the details on their listing.