Local Area Information
Located in the heart of the beautiful Blackdown Hills, on the Devon Somerset border we are in a quiet rural location, in the middle of nowhere and central to everywhere! Just forty minutes from the beach, Cathedral City of Exeter and close to the Market towns of Taunton, Honiton, Axminster and Tiverton. The Old Kennels is the perfect base to explore, whether it be National Trust properties and gardens, antique shopping, fine dining and farm shops or skydiving, you will be spoilt for choice!
How to Find Us
M5 Travelling Southbound(approx 9 miles)
Take M5 South to junction 26 Wellington, take 1st exit off roundabout signed Ruggin.
T junction turn right to ‘Ford Street’ along a narrow winding lane.
T junction turn left to Ford Street and Hemyock, up a long steep hill, at the T junction turn right to ‘Hemyock’
long straight road take the first left turning signed to ‘Hemyock’
turn left at the Catherine Wheel pub (signed ‘Dunkeswell’)
follow road four miles, take left turn signposted 'STENTWOOD'
drive slowly down lane, take first left
Travelling north on M5(approx 9 miles)
Take M5 north to junction 27 Tiverton, take 3rd exit off roundabout signed Culmstock.
mini roundabout 1st exit
several miles turn right to Culmstock
past shop take second left signed Dunkeswell (tiny lane be careful!)
grass triangle turn left
T junction right
take left turn signposted 'STENTWOOD'
drive slowly down lane, take first left BEFORE driving onto gravel - this is The Old Kennels
From A38 from London direction(approx 14 miles)
Turn right at the Eagle Tavern (which is further on in the direction of Honiton from the Ilminster roundabout)
At T junction (cross roads), go straight over, following signs to Hemyock; T junction right, cross roads straight over, after many miles turn left signed Hemyock
in village turn left between Catherine Wheel pub and church (signed ‘Dunkeswell’)
follow road about four miles, take left turn signposted 'STENTWOOD'
drive slowly down lane, take first left at bottom of hill BEFORE gravel
From A38 Travelling towards London(approx 6 miles)
Take the second exit to Honiton off the A303;
IMMEDIATELY (just 200 yards) take a right turn to Dunkeswell/Luppitt;
continue for about four miles to a fork, where you turn left to Dunkeswell;
Follow main road through Village and past the airfield. Approximately half a mile after the airfield, take first right (small drive marked Stentwood), follow lane slowly (large drain half way down!) to bottom of hill, turn left back on yourself before you drive onto gravel - this is The Old Kennels
Honiton(approx 6 miles)
You can get to the Blackdowns by train to Honiton (Waterloo line), from Tiverton or Taunton Stations (Paddington/ Birmingham Line) and bus from all surrounding places. We have a reasonably good rural bus service, and the bus between Honiton and Taunton passes the top of our drive twice a day. Alternatively take a taxi from the station (cost from Honiton which is our nearest station about 6 miles away is approximately £10 or more from other stations) we suggest you book a taxi in advance!