NEWS: Lympstone named as one of Britain’s best villages
Lympstone has been named one of the top 50 villages in the country by the Sunday Times, which praises its mixture of “old charm with a hyper-active community.”
It says the strength of the village is its mix of homes (“period houses, thatched cottages, the odd mansion and a few waterfront villas overlooking the Exe”) and excellent facilities (“shops, post office, four pubs, a pre-school and primary school, and soon a fine dining hotel thanks to local Michelin-starred chef Michael Caine.”)
Meanwhile in nearby Topsham local residents have banded together to buy one of the best known and most loved sites in the town – six acres of fields next to the Goat Walk.
Some feared the site, zoned for agricultural use, could have been bought by developers. Now the Topsham Community Association says it will remain open space “in perpetuity.”