Visit Colyton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Colyton, Devon. A neat, busy small town supplying a rich farming vale. West Saxons settled it as early as the 7th century. Its church is remarkable for the octagonal lantern top, built on l5th-century wool profits, to its tower, and its exceptionally large west window. It contains an Anglo-Saxon cross and numerous monuments, notably those of the Courtenays and the Poles, and is pleasantly high and light with slender white pillars, though it is perhaps too complicated to be a complete success. Other buildings worth looking for are the Great House in South Street, the Vicarage in Queen Square and the Church House.
Some 21 miles North, Shute Barton (National Trust) is the surviving two wings of an embattled medieval manor house behind an attractive 16th-century gatehouse. It has a fine hail roof with collar-beams and wind-braces, and is generally interesting. In the 16th century it was owned by the father of Lady Jane Grey who, like her, lost his head.
The church just East contains a marble statue of Sir William Pole (d. 1741), Master of Queen Anne's Household.
Nearby towns: Axminster, Honiton, Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth
Nearby villages: Axmouth, Beer, Blackdown, Branscombe, Broadhembury, Chard, Chardstock, Charmouth, Colyton, Combpyne, Cotleigh, Dalwood, Dunkeswell, Gittisham, Greenham, Ham, Hawkchurch, Higher Wambrook, Kilmington, Luppitt, Marshwood, Membury, Monkton, Morecombelake, Musbury, Northleigh, Offwell, Ottery St. Mary, Payhembury, Rousdon, Salcombe Regis, Shute, Southleigh, Stockland, Stowford, Thorncombe, Tipton St. John, Uplyme, Upottery, Wambrook, Whitchurch Canonicor, Widworthy, Wootton Fitzpaine, Wyke, Yarcombe
Have you decided to visit Colyton or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Colyton bed and breakfast (a Colyton B&B or Colyton b and b)
- a Colyton guesthouse
- a Colyton hotel (or motel)
- a Colyton self-catering establishment, or
- other Colyton accommodation