Clyst Hydon is a thatched village in Devon. Nestled by the banks of a gentle river, it is an idyllic base from which to explore the county, while experiencing life in a traditional rural community. Clyst Hydon holiday cottages are set amid the fields, woods and hills of East Devon, where countless footpaths and bridleways crisscross the unspoiled countryside. The village itself is little more than a scattering of historic homes. There is a garage, a church, and a number of farms, some of which have shops, where you can pick up a bag of fresh produce. A mile or two north of your Clyst Hydon holiday cottage, Pipers Farm Shop has a reputation for exceptional steaks and sausages. 

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In the heart of the East Devon village, the Five Bells is a lovely pub, serving a combination of award-winning fine dining and pub classics. The pub is housed in a thatched farmhouse and has a large garden where you can enjoy a pint of locally produced cider. The town of Cullompton is a short drive northward from the village, with a variety of shops and places to eat and drink. Self-catering holidays in Clyst Hydon are popular among visitors planning to explore the beautiful county of Devon. Within a short drive of the village, you will find ancient woods, windswept moors, and a spectacular coast. 

A few miles to the east of Clyst Hydon, toward the Somerset border, the Blackdown Hills are home to scenic walking routes, many of which provide spectacular views across the county. The South West Coast Path covers the entire length of the South Devon coast, which is a half-hour drive from the village. Walking a stretch of this stunning route is highly recommended, with sandy beaches, secret coves and towering clifftops. The coast is dotted with fishing villages and charming resorts, such as Seaton and Sidmouth. The cathedral city of Exeter is well worth a visit, with impressive architecture and the region’s best shopping.