Your Host Joy

I established Hedgehog Corner after returning to my roots following a career in London.  I am a true local of the fifth generation – the daughter of a local farmer and cider maker – with a wealth of local knowledge to share with you.  It is a great pleasure to help you choose the best places to visit, cheapest parking spots and give an insight into the wide variety of fabulous places to eat locally from Hunters Lodge Inn within walking distance and River Cottage HQ just over a mile away – to the Hive Beach Café by the sea.

My aim is to deliver excellent customer service and first class accommodation.  I hope my achievements reassure future guests that a high level of hospitality and accommodation will be provided during your stay – as well as value for money and a warm welcome – all endorsed by professionals within the hospitality industry.


Our Awards


  • 2017 World’s Top Ten Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice 2017 Awards Rentals
  • Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor
  • The Winner Taste of the West in category 2013
  • The Winner Guest Accommodation Devon Tourism 2013
  • The Winner  UK Green Tourism in Business Goldstar Award 2013
  • 5 Star East Devon Environmental Health Rating current
  • Silver Award Guest Accommodation of the Year Devon Tourism 2011
  • Bronze Award Sustainable Tourism Devon Tourism 2013
  • Highly Commended Guest Accommodation South West Tourism 2012
  • Highly Commended Sustainability South West Tourism 2013
  • Finalist DEBI Awards 2013
  • Staff Silver Award for “Outstanding Customer Service” South West Tourism 2013
  • Staff Bronze Award for “Outstanding Customer Service” Devon 2012
  • Prue Leith (Kensington) School of Cookery Diploma 1991
  • Winner of Lyme Regis Best Garden Competition 2000, 2007 and 2011
  • Wildlife Certificate of Merit 2013 Lyme Regis Garden Competition
  • Welcome to Excellence NCFE + Visit Devon, Jurassic Coast & Gold Host.
  • Welcome to Excellence – all courses & refreshers in every category.
  • Jurassic Coast Quality in Business Accreditation
  • Jurassic Coast Business Partner & Fund raiser
  • Official Fundraiser for the Jurassic Coast Heritage Trust
  • BQF Committed to Excellence Accreditation (EFQM/C2F) Programme Certificate
  • Safer Food Better Business Certificate – EDDC
  • Food Safety in Catering Certificate – CIEH
  • Health & Safety Certificate – CIEH
  • Working at Height Certificate -HST
  • Included in Rose Prince (Telegraph’s Food Writer) “Guide to Local Produce”
  • One of the “The Top 100 Places to Stay in England” Sunday Times Magazine
  • Member of DEBI (Devon Environmental Business Initiative)
  • Friend of South West Tourism Alliance
  • Member of PASC (Professional Association of Self Catering)
  • Ambassador for East Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding National Beauty)
  • Committee Member of Axminster Chamber of Commerce

Fire Safety: For your peace of mind we comply with the Fire Safety Order of 2005 – which is now pertinent to all Guest Accommodations.

Regular PAT Testing of electrical items and Hot Tubs.

Access Statement available on this web site or just phone for a chat to see if we can meet your requirements. Assistance dogs i.e. guide and hearing dogs most welcome.