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Upton Lakes – over the hills, but not far away!

As luck would have it, Upton Lakes is superbly located at the very heart of rural Devon, a county boasting a mix of some of the prettiest villages, the most dramatic coastlines and truly stunning historic buildings.
Take a short hop to Honiton, the renowned market town and antiques capital of Devon, famed for its lace making. Enjoy Exeter – a bustling cathedral city blessed with independent shops, the famous Underground Passages and its summer festival. Paignton offers seaside and steam trains for trips along the River Dart, or take a boat trip from Totnes to Dartmouth. Venture a little further and you could be walking the Jurassic Coast, visiting the National Marine Aquarium or taking a deep-sea fishing trip from Exmouth. The list is endless, with boundless choice to keep everybody’s holiday happy!
If you’re foodie, sample the delights of the best that Devon has to offer, from honey to apples and from cider to clotted cream. We’ve got vineyards, breweries, seaside fishmongers and an array of farm shops and local markets where you can sample some of the wonderful tastes of the county. If exploring’s your thing, you’ll find that a day just following your nose will lead you to any one of dozens of quaint villages and lovely beaches. The only time you’ll need to stop is when you reach the sea.
Speaking of the ocean – your search of surf is over! Apart from Cornwall what other county in England can offer you two coastlines? For sand and surf head north and for harbours and attractions head south – well, it’s not quite a clear cut as that, but you get the idea.
Stay local to Upton Lakes and you’ll find a huge choice of activities from horse riding, squash, tennis, rounds of golf and heaps more… or you could just cycle into Cullompton for a few supplies and head back home again for a peaceful and relaxed day on the lake. ‘Tis up to you.



The Donkey Sanctuary Go Ape Darts Farm

Diggerland The Big Sheep Crealy Exeter Underground Passages

The Tarka Line

Heyford House Day Spa

Historic Buildings

Powderham Castle Bickleigh Mill Coldharbour Mill

Killerton House and Gardens Exeter Cathedral Tiverton Castle


Special Breaks

Relaxation in the heart of Devon



Gallery of Upton Lakes



Our contemporary luxury lodges