Broadhembury - an East Devon Village Full of Thatched Cottages

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Broadhembury is a village in East Devon, five miles northwest of Honiton. It lies within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its green, rolling countryside. On the doorstep of holiday cottages in Broadhembury, spectacular walks through the hills can be enjoyed, with far-reaching views across the county. The village is a small, rural community on the banks of the River Tale and surrounded by woods and farmland. It has a pair of graceful churches and a post office with a shop. Nearby, the Drewe Arms is a 16th-century thatched pub. It has an open fire, a well-stocked bar serving local ales and ciders, and a lovely beer garden where delicious food can be enjoyed on a sunny day.

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A short drive eastward from your holiday cottage in Broadhembury, the market town of Honiton lies on the banks of the River Otter with a historic centre and a range of family-run businesses to explore. Roughly the same distance in the opposite direction, Cullompton is a traditional Mid Devon town with a farmers’ market, several historic pubs and some of the region’s finest architecture. Self-catering holidays in Broadhembury are perfect for visitors planning to explore the beautiful county of Devon. To the village’s south, the coast is a rugged stretch of cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches. The villages of Seaton Down, Beer and Branscombe are all a scenic drive away through the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

North of Broadhembury, Exmoor National Park is home to open moors, wooded valleys and a dramatic coastline. Further west, Sidmouth is a resort with distinctive red sandstone cliffs, Regency architecture and a beach. A visit to the city of Exeter is also highly recommended, with a cathedral and a centre packed with independent shops.