Honiton is a lively market town famous for its lace, pottery, glove making and, more recently, for antiques and antiquarian books. It hosts a large street market twice weekly and has a wide range of great restaurants, art galleries and independent shops. The surrounding Devon countryside, thatched villages and coastline make this beautiful thriving town a superb holiday destination.
The town is famous worldwide for its intricate lace used in Queen Victoria's wedding dress, and more recently in Prince George's christening gown.
Honiton gradually developed along the line of the old Roman road, the Fosse Way, that links Exeter to Lincoln and is mentioned in the Norman Domesday Book of 1086.
Honiton’s main industry today is agriculture. Rich farmland surrounding the town is fed by the waters of the River Otter producing a very fertile land. Honiton is a thriving tourist destination with a weekly street market, fabulous restaurants and tea rooms and art galleries, including the Thelma Hulbert Gallery.
There are events for everyone, including the Honiton Agricultural Show in August – one of the biggest one day shows in the country - the bi-annual Honiton music and arts festival in May and the carnival in October.
Honiton's beautiful surrounding countryside includes the Iron Age Hembury Fort as well as stunning local thatched villages including Broadhembury and Gittisham.
Situated off the A30, within easy reach of the M5, Honiton train station and Exeter Airport, Honiton is very accessible and a superb holiday destination.
A traditionally converted barn on a working dairy farm in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. A peaceful setting overlooking the Otter Valley with woodburner and wonderful countryside views.
Smallicombe Farm is set in an idyllic location of 70 acres of pasture and ancient woodland and offers excellent self-catering holiday cottage accommodation on a real working farm in Devon.
Delightful cottages on working Dairy farm, explore the area for fantastic coastline, wonderful moorland, visitor attractions, local foods and many family events. Children love the calf feeding.
A working farm bordered by the River Tale which captures the magic of the countryside - sheep, cattle, free range chickens and working sheep dogs. An idyllic setting with excellent facilities.