"Grapevines love to live within sight of water. And since most of the great vineyards in Europe are located near rivers, I decided to turn my dream into reality here. With its special microclimate, Lympstone Manor’s environmental setting seemed to me to be the ideal place to produce exceptional wines, notably a high quality English sparkling wine using Champagne grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Meunier. I invite you to enjoy our exciting vineyard tours during the summer months, as well as the festivals taking place at harvest time in the fall. On these unique occasions, we can celebrate our common passion for wine. ”
From adventure to well-being… Lympstone Manor is in a commanding position with both the land and the sea at your doorstep to explore and adventure across. The estuary becomes a playground for the Watersports enthusiasts, with stand-up Paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing to windsurfing and water skiing. Stay on dry on land with horse-riding across the countryside and rolling hills of Devon to golfing and fishing.
Borrow a bicycle from the hotel to explore the Exe trail linking Exeter to Exmouth along the estuary or stroll around the gardens of the Manor around the ‘Lady’s Walk’. To explore a little further afield; walk along the South Devon coastal path; exploring the Jurassic Coast- a World Heritage site or even join one of our experience local guides with their knowledge of both the land, sea and population of birds. Dartmoor lies to the west, with its bare, heath- and gorse-covered hills topped by granite tors to adventure across. Closer to the manor, just a mere two miles south is the two-mile-long beach golden sandy beach of Exmouth; the gateway to the Jurassic coast, golden sands and south facing it is the perfect sandy beach destination while at the Manor.
Devon’s capital lies a short 7 miles north of the Manor and boasts a wealth of modern arts and historic interests. With history in the very walls and floors of the city from the Woollen trail, to the gothic 11th century Cathedral to the 600-year-old Powderham Castle; the current family home to the Courtenay’s open to the public. The city of Exeter today embodies a varied cultural scene, good places to eat and drink, independent shops and a lively quayside area.