Wander down to the quayside on a fine day… for the summer buzz of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Just south of historic, tree-lined Southernhay, the waterfront is a five-minute stroll.
Dean Clarke House, a hospital for 200 years, has recently been renovated to reveal its Georgian grandeur. This first-floor apartment, reached by lift or stair, is as lofty and luxurious as can be, with dimmer lights, rain showers and warm toasty floors. Families will appreciate the day bed, the generous welcome pack and the toys; business guests, the desk and the on-site gym.
Stroll round the corner to the cavernous Cosy Club, for cool cocktails and lively lunch. Walk to The Hourglass for great pub grub. Or head for Budleigh Salterton, a half hour drive, for pebbles, cream teas and the smell of the sea.