Apple Mill and Burrows are perfect places to stay near The Donkey Sanctuary.  The Donkey Sanctuary is just 7 miles from the Pebblebed Cottages.


The Donkey Sanctuary is just outside of Sidmouth. Sidmouth is 4 miles away from Apple Mill and Burrows, with independent shops and a promenade along the beach, the perfect place to enjoy the views and perhaps the local restaurants and cafes. Exeter is only 9 miles away, with its historic cathedral and waterfront Quay.

On arrival to Apple Mill or Burrows, you’ll receive a welcome Bottle of Bubbles and a Devon Cream Tea for you to enjoy. Linen and towels are all included and we will be on hand to greet you and make sure your stay is as smooth and relaxing as possible.

The Walk by the Donkeys:

The South West Coast Path has outlined a fabulous walk around the Donkey Sanctuary. Before you set off on your walk, you will of course want to look around The Donkey Sanctuary and support the cause by visiting the Visitors’ Centre and maybe the Hayloft Restaurant too. View the walk route here.

Donkey Terminology:

Asino: An asino is the Italian word for “donkey”.

Ass: An ass is either a male or female donkey.

Burro: A burro is a Spanish word for “donkey”.

Hinny: A hinny is the result of breeding between a female donkey and a male horse.

Jack: A jack is a term for a male donkey.

Jenny: A jenny (or jennet) is a term for a female donkey.

Moke: A moke is a British term for a donkey.

Molly: A molly is a term for a female mule.

Mule: A mule is the result of breeding between a male donkey and a female horse.


The Donkey Sanctuary has a great web page outlining the most popular question about your visit, view them here: FAQs