ShhhhhhI'm happy in East Devon, near shops, by a railway, 5 mins walk from countryside, a short bike ride from the sea, just outside the proper tourist crush in summer. I'm not a local as I've only been here for 43 years.
Indeed, but how on earth anyone could find the 'Ho!' anything other than ugly and depressing is beyond me. The planners have even made it difficult, almost impossible, to walk off the 'promenade' onto the very nice beach. Such a waste.Westward Ho! is quite possibly the ugliest, nastiest town you've been to, yet you actually liked that house?
I can think of far worse places than the Ho! and that house looked like my worst nightmare.
Funny how peoples tastes differ.
Each to his own, I suppose.