Discover the heart of East Devon

Connected to almost everywhere and yet, peaceful enough to give the impression of being miles away, you can really enjoy the best of both worlds in Ottery St Mary. You’ll find Exeter International Airport is just 8 miles away, while the A30 provides easy access to a host of towns, making Ottery a great place to start your adventure.

Here in Ottery, you are centrally located to enjoy the best of East Devon. The beach is just a 15 minute drive, while country houses, adventure parks, countryside walks and more are all just on the doorstep. If you fancy a day at the beach, you can reach Sidmouth in a quarter of an hour, while award winning gardens, theme parks and more are just a stone’s throw away.

Although you might feel like you are worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life while in Ottery St Mary, you’re actually much closer than you think, giving you the perfect opportunity to discover East Devon.

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Best Biz on the high street is in Ottery!

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Ottery St Mary’s Devon Eco Boutique is celebrating being the best biz on the high street! They recently won Biz Bubble’s 2024 award for being the Best Biz of the Highstreet, Biz Bubble aim to celebrate the UK’s small business sector and to give recognition to the nation’s best small companies, sole…

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Coming to Beautiful Days? Stay a while!

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If you’re coming to the Beautiful Days festival this year, make the most of your trip to East Devon by exploring the wider area with these suggestions! Beautiful Days is back for its 21 st year this year and features a huge lineup of popular musicians, including fan favourites, Fisherman’s Friends…

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Meet the residents | Ottery’s beavers

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Did you know that the River Otter is one of the only places in the UK with wild, free ranging beavers? At one time, beavers were pretty widespread across the UK, but around 500 years ago, they were hunted into extinction, with sightings being incredibly rare and any beavers spotted, being traced…

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Line up announced for Beautiful Days

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Beautiful Days have announced the full line-up for their 21 st year with names including Richard Ashcroft, The Saw Doctors, Levellers, Richard Hawley, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Damned, Toyah & Robert, Fisherman’s Friends, Hard-Fi, Inspiral Carpets, Badly Drawn Boy, New Model Army, Utah Saints and many…

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Two Ottery businesses in finals of Exeter Living

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Congratulations to Coldharbour Field Kitchen and Devon Eco Boutique who have both been named as finalists at the Exeter Living Awards. Backed by a massive marketing campaign, this event has sold out every year. Businesses can nominate themselves in one or more of the 20 categories – the winners are…

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Congratulations Nicci!

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Nicci Simpson, a business woman from Ottery St Mary, has been named in the UK’s Top Female Entrepreneurs of 2024, a campaign that highlights inspiring female business leaders across UK. Nicci is the owner and founder of Devon Eco Boutique, a hub for unique gifts, practical products and preloved…

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