The ancient Jurassic coastline, the Sidmouth Folk Festival, Exmouth’s sandy beaches, Devon cream teas, rolling red hills and rural yet close to the thriving city of Exeter. No wonder many families love to spend their days working and playing in East Devon.
Close to the sea and countryside yet less than an hour from the moorlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor, East Devon has connections by motorway, road, rail and plane to London and the rest of the known world.
Stretching from the Exe river in the west to the county borders of Dorset and Somerset, East Devon is home to such towns as Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster and Budleigh Salterton.
Its coastline runs from Exmouth to Lyme Regis is part of World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast as well as hosting part of the 633 miles of the South West Coast Path.
In recent years, the area has become a retirement option with a third of the population aged over 60. However, that in itself has helped a growing army of self-employed gardeners, decorators and builders to provide a valued and valuable service industry!
There are two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Blackdown Hills and East Devon itself.
Rivers such as the Otter, Sid and Axe make their way to the sea through vales filled with productive fields, nature-filled woods and picturesque villages. Colyton, Branscombe, Tipton St John, East Budleigh, Musbury, Broadhembury and many other deceptively quiet villages await your exploration.
In such an English paradise, how could anyone want to break the law, let alone murder! If only life were that easy!