Apple Mill and Burrows make up Pebblebed Cottages, perfectly located for Walking Holidays in East Devon.

The River Otter is one of the main waterways in East Devon, the other two being the River Sid and the River Axe. The River Otter cuts its way from just over the Somerset border to East Devon through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast at Budleigh Salterton through an area known as the Otter Valley; both areas are renowned for the abundance of walks.


Beavers and kits have been spotted in The River Otter near Pebblebed Cottages. Beavers are very charismatic animals that can be seen during the summer evenings on the lower parts of the River Otter, around Tipton St John and Otterton. These areas are easily accessible via the public footpaths – a fantastic route for both long and short walks.

At Pebblebed Cottages, we have had the luxury to have spotted these beautiful creatures. You too can a walk along the banks of the River Otter from Tipton St John.

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Points of interest

Both Apple Mill and Burrows have bicycles that can be used during your stay. East Devon has an abundance of countryside, coastal walks and cycling routes with many points of interest. Throughout time the River Otter has been home to many textile and corn mills powered by water mills. Otteron Mill, now a café, shop and gallery with a surviving mill that can still be seen working.

Budleigh Salterton is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where millions of years of the earth’s history are hidden in the cliffs. 2-miles of pebbles at Budleigh Beach meet the River Otter at the Otter Estuary. The Otter Estuary is tidal and the adjacent salt marshes make up the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve – a perfect place to relax and watch the world and wildlife go by.

Walking and cycling days are almost always a must when you can come back and relax by the wood burner or in the hot tub, at luxury Pebblebed Holiday Cottages in East Devon.

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