Townhouse Exeter is centrally located with the city centre and wider Devon area on our doorstep. We are a great base for work and play, where you will find plenty of ‘Exe’s’ to exe’plore and exe’perience! Exeter, the River Exe estuary, and the greater Exe Valley area that is.

All this is either a moment’s walk away or a relaxed half-day or day trip by bicycle, motorcycle, bus, train or car. And don’t forget that you can also easily day trip to areas of Cornwall, Somerset & West Dorset too.

Below are not always your bog-standard recommendations – but you will find suggestions of dishes and exe’perience’s for the curious traveller throughout the year.

Fancy a great meal? You will find dishes from pub grub to Michelin star dining. Fancy an adventure? You will find experiences for all ages, tastes and curiosities to discover.

Want a stunning train journey? Try Exeter to Torquay or Plymouth for a stunning ride along the estuary, or Exeter to Barnstaple along the beautiful Tarka line, and now the returned service to Okehampton on the Dartmoor Line. Want a stunning walk, bicycle or car ride? Try the Exe Estuary, Dartmoor, Exmoor, the North Devon Coastline or the Jurassic Coast.

When we moved here from London, Tim was surprised to find that Exeter is great, but around Exeter is amazing!

Need further inspiration or just curious? Please see the following:

Visit Exeter
Visit Devon
Visit South Devon
Exe Estuary Trail
National Trust Devon

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Yes, from us it is just a 10-minute walk to find Exeter’s High Street and famous Cathedral. But when asking what to do or where to eat here, don’t just focus on it being a Cathedral City with a 2,000 year old Roman history. It is so much more.

It is Exeter University’s Streatham Campus, the Phoenix arts venue, and St Nicholas Priory. Its great sports at Sandy Park for the champions Exeter Chiefs rugby. And let’s not forget about great food – everywhere you turn! Oh and if you fancy a pint or dinner along the water? Exeter Quay is the spot for waterside dining and drinking, as well as cycle rides or canoeing along the canal.

Near Exeter

As Tim is prone to say, “…around Exeter is amazing!” You can see and taste this for yourself, all starting within 30-ish minutes of Townhouse Exeter – either by train, car and sometimes bus.

Want an exe’perience? See kite surfers along 2 miles of sandy beach at Exmouth, enjoy stunning estuary sunsets in Topsham, or breathtaking walks along the Jurassic coastal path. Want tasty dishes? How about Michelin starred & mentioned dining at Lympstone Manor and The Galley Topsham, or something less fussy in a unique setting like the River Exe Café!

Devon & beyond

Ready to use your Townhouse Exeter base to exe’plore the amazing greater Devon and beyond?

By train or car, you can take exceptional half-day & day trips easily to some of England’s most beautiful places and tasty pubs & restaurants. Visit Devon describes it as”…a stunning county of great contrasts – with two beautiful coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”

And its worth noting that the National Trust has many incredible properties throughout Devon, Cornwall and the Southwest worth visiting. So we highly recommend you visit their website for further inspiration.

National Trust Devon
Visit Dartmoor

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