Things to do
Activities for everyone
The Exe estuary is a protected bird sanctuary famous for its migratory birds, particularly in the winter, and many can be seen from the cottage itself.
Topsham has many excellent restaurants and pubs. It also has: a sailing club, bowling green, heated outdoor swimming pool open from May to September (for serious swimmers go early mornings to the ‘The Nutters Club’), tennis courts and a recreational ground with children’s playground and skateboard park. There are numerous other activities to pursue, virtually on the doorstep including: walking, sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, canoeing, cycling (a traffic-free cycle path runs to Exeter), golf (nearby Woodbury Park), sandy beaches at Dawlish Warren, 6 miles, and Exmouth, 5 miles and much more.
For more information about Topsham visit www.topsham.org.uk.
Topsham, the former port of Exeter, is itself a great destination in its own right. The town has a long and ancient history. Originally a Roman hamlet, Topsham’s town charter dates back to 1300. Its shipyards supplied boats to sail against the Spanish Armada. Once a lively port, today most traffic on the Exe estuary consists of pleasure craft, though commercial salmon fishermen still work the river. Topsham’s historic past is evident in its fascinating Dutch-inspired architecture along The Strand.