Kenton is a small village on the A379 halfway between Exeter and Dawlish. For such a small village it boasts a magnificent church, a village shop and post office, two hairdressers, and no fewer than three eating places: the Rodean, the Dolphin, and Chi’s. The Rodean is a truly superb restaurant offering Anglo-French dishes of the highest order; the Dolphin is a great example of the local village pub offering traditional British pub grub at very reasonable prices; and Chi’s is an up-market Chinese/Thai bar and restaurant offering delicious oriental dishes.

The best way to reach these restaurants is on foot, and the most pleasant way is via the Parson's Walk. When you walk out of the gates, turn left. Immediately on your left you will see two small paths. The first leads to the new vicarage; take the second, which goes by the side of the church yard. At the bottom, turn left, and you are at the Triangle, which is the heart of the village and the location of all three eating houses. If it takes you more than three minutes, you are not really hungry!

If you turn right at the main road, it's a ten minute walk to Powderham Castle, which has a lovely tea-room, ideal for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

Note: When you leave the house by car, you must turn left (since the little bit of road leading up to the house is one way.) When you reach the end of the road, turn left again. You come out at the triangle which is the heart of the village. You may go to the left or right of it. At the main road, turn left for Exeter and Topsham, right for Powderham Castle, Starcross, Dawlish, etc.

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