We welcome international travellers and will try and make your stay as easy as possible.

Whether you are staying in London and fancy a few days in Devon, or would like to head straight to the South West and simply enjoy the variety of beautiful unspoilt countryside, wild rugged coastlines, sandy coves and open moorland, we can help plan your itinerary.

The Old Kennels is approximately 3 hours by train from London, we are always happy to meet you from the train or arrange a cab to collect you. The Waterloo Line brings you in to Honiton, just five miles from The Old Kennels.

The Loft apartment provides a cosy base from which to explore. We are situated in East Devon, just four miles from the Somerset border, and 30 minutes to the south coast, an hour from Cornwall and the North Devon Coast, so centrally located for a choice of wonderfully memorable days out.

If you are coming to take a course at The Old Kennels as part of your trip, things you make can often be posted to your home to save you carrying them on flights.

Some suggested Itineraries for day trips might be:

Take a trip on the WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY
The longest heritage railway in England, through 20 miles of stunning Somerset countryside and coast, with a variety of wonderful dining experiences, murder mystery, even candlelit nights. Take the train to Dunster famed for its huge and dominating Castle (open to the public) and quaint cobbled village. A step back in time to the days of the steam railways.

Hire a Classic Car and Driver and go for a Devon Cream Tea (jam on top of course!)
Step back in time and see Devon at a gentle pace, drive the lanes in style and soak up the views. A leisurely day should always involve a cream tea, that’s scones, cream and jam, cups of tea (or champagne if you prefer), maybe some fancies and cucumber sandwiches – how very Devon!

 Lunch at the River Exe Café
Take a water taxi to a little pontoon in the centre of the river for a very special lunch, just our favourite day out – great views, fresh sea air and fabulous food – all the ingredients to total relaxation.

Stuart Line Cruises
From Exmouth seafront – see seals, take a tour of the Jurassic Coast line and its hugely diverse rock formations from out to sea or just enjoy a relaxing cruise. Private charter available and tours all year round. Explore thier extensive range of boat trips and days out from a number of departure points including Exmouth, Topsham, Sidmouth, Seaton and Exeter.  View their timetable for a list of all our trips. Always a delight!

Unique Devon Tours – Award Winning Private Guided Tours
Owned and run by local expert Alex Graeme, Unique Devon Tours organises fascinating and entertaining holidays for small groups in this beautiful and intriguing area of England, making the most of the wonderful array of activities, attractions and things to do in Devon.

Whatever your preference, whether you are here simply to take one of our wonderful traditional craft courses, retrace your Devonshire family history, enjoy our rich and unique south west culture (pasties, cider and cream teas do all feature!), we would love to help you plan your stay, so just get in touch and we will do all we can to help. If you are an agent, do contact us by email or phone we will be glad to accommodate your bookings.