Your Host Joy

I am established professional holiday accommodation provider of some 21 years standing.  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 places to visit, parking spots and give an insight into the wide variety of 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, listed below, 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.  Recent years have been being involved as a judge and assessor on a variety of National and South West:  Tourism, Food and Hospitality Awards.


Our Awards


  • 2020/21 “Safe, Clean & Legal” accreditation from Quality in Tourism
  • 5 Star East Devon Environmental Health (Hot Tub) Rating current
  • Visit England ‘Good to Go’ Covid Cleaning accreditation
  • 2021 Top 10 Rated Rentals in Dorset
  • 2017 World’s Top Ten Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards Rentals
  • Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor (annually)
  • Former Winner Taste of the West in category
  • Former Winner Guest Accommodation Devon Tourism
  • Former Winner  UK Green Tourism in Business Goldstar Award
  • Past Silver Award Guest Accommodation of the Year Devon Tourism
  • Past Bronze Award Sustainable Tourism Devon Tourism
  • Past Highly Commended Guest Accommodation South West Tourism
  • Past Highly Commended Sustainability South West Tourism
  • Past Finalist DEBI Awards
  • Past Staff Silver Award for “Outstanding Customer Service” South West Tourism
  • Past Staff Bronze Award for “Outstanding Customer Service” Devon
  • Prue Leith (Kensington) School of Cookery Diploma 1991
  • Past Winner of Lyme Regis Best Garden Competition
  • Past Wildlife Finalist Lyme Regis Garden Competition
  • Welcome to Excellence NCFE + Visit Devon, Jurassic Coast & Gold Host
  • Welcome to Excellence
  • Jurassic Coast Quality in Business Partner
  • 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
  • Friend of South West Tourism Alliance
  • Member of PASC (Professional Association of Self Catering)
  • Ambassador for East Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding National Beauty)
  • Recent years I have been involved in judging and assessing a variety of Tourism Awards.


Fire Safety: For your peace of mind we comply with the Fire Safety Order of 2005 – which is 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.