Dalwood, Axminster, Devon
Turn off the A35 just a few miles on from Axminster and follow the narrow winding lanes to Dalwood, an attractive and peaceful village, but one with a fantastic sense of community and clubs and events throughout the year – the biggest date in the Dalwood calendar is the Country Fair held every August, which draws folk from near and far.
Another pull is Burrow Farm Gardens, which are beautiful, and the pub, The Tuckers Arms, which apart from serving very good food and beer, is just so charming with its whitewashed walls, old thatched roof and cobbled forefront. Unusual for a village this size, Dalwood has three churches; near the pub is the 15th century parish church, a short stroll away is the Methodist Church, and tucked away at the edge of the woods on the outskirts of the village is a 17th century Baptist Church, Loughwood Meeting House, now owned by the National Trust and well worth a visit.
There are excellent walks from Dalwood, taking you up over the hills where the views out over the Axe Valley are astonishingly.
All information correct at the time of writing