Holiday in Devon
Devon is quite simply stunning. The locals are charming (they’re undeniably a smiley and chilled-out bunch), and Devon’s specialities are their giant fluffy scones, clotted cream, fudge and ice cream! This is a county that offers everything – beautiful historical sites, sandy beaches, clifftop walks and exciting cities and towns. The pace of life is unhurried here, so for an utterly relaxing and indulgent treat, book a Devon holiday. The south coast beaches are gorgeous, while swimmers and surfers will benefit from crystal clear waters and sandy shorelines. A real favourite is Soar Mill Cove, which is a great place to spot seals and a wide array of birds including gannets and peregrine falcons.
Devon Holiday Reviews
I don’t think I’ve ever been anywhere quite as beautiful. The sandy beaches and clear blue seas took my breath away.
I’m going home half a stone heavier! I’ve never had such an indulgent foodie holiday – from the charming pubs to the boutique fudge shops, Devon has been one giant treat.
Eco Lodges in Devon
Churchwood Valley is an award-winning haven of environmental conservation offering enchanting rustic cabins and eco-lodges with stunning views of Wembury Bay. Set in a tranquil and remote woodland valley setting, these lovely self catering-holiday homes are just a 10-minute walk to the nearest beach.
Holiday Lodges in Devon
Salcombe Retreat is a collection of luxury self-catering holiday lodges near the coastal town of Salcombe. Just a short walk from Soar Mill Cove on the Devon coast, these stylish holiday homes have countryside or coastal views, and many of the lodges are dog-friendly. Children will love the play area while adults will enjoy the nearby sandy beach, cafés and bars.
Holiday Apartments in Devon
Drake's Wharf features contemporary coastal apartments on the entrance of the River Tamar in ‘Britain’s coolest little city by the sea’. Set in a unique Grade 1 listed former Navy building, in the sophisticated world-class Royal William Yard, these stylish urban self-catering apartments are surrounded by shops and restaurants for a perfect city break.
The South West corner of England is home to Devon – arguably one of the UK’s most stunning holiday locations. It’s a huge county with absolutely loads to see and do. Inland you’ll find a wealth of riches. Steam trains, manor houses, delightful walks and the best pubs litter the countryside. On the River Dart, Dartmouth offers historical sights and award-winning food, while Plymouth should be high on your to-do list. The UK’s largest aquarium is here, alongside an incredible nightlife, great shopping and loads of family-friendly activities such as National Trust property Saltram, and if you’re heading to Bigbury-on-Sea, make sure you visit the Venus café. South Wood Farm in Coxleigh, Honiton is also well worth a visit. South Wood is an idyllic English country garden with a contemporary design around a 17th-century thatched cottage nestled in the beautiful Blackdown Hills. And with surfing, kayaking and coasteering, there's also plenty for watersports enthusiasts. Devon’s world-famous cream teas are something else. For the fluffiest scones (plus gluten-free and diabetic options) visit The Singing Kettle in Torquay. Holidays in Devon are ideal for anyone looking for relaxation or an active UK holiday.
Dartmouth is a delightful gem, with a 14th Century Castle and winding cobbled streets and loads for every age group. Take a boat trip up the River Dart and finish off the day at one of the many great restaurants.
Soar Mill Cove
The South West Coast Path is one of the UK’s most spectacular walking routes. Traversing clifftops, the views of the unspoilt coastline are dotted with beautiful and interesting landmarks.
You can’t come to this part of the world without diving into sea or river-based activities! If you don’t fancy swimming, then take a boat trip or hire a kayak – you might even see the seals.
See the sharks, turtles and other sea life found in various parts of the world in the National Marine Aquarium. From the waters of Plymouth Sound itself to as far afield as Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in Devon
1. The local villages are pretty, unspoilt and with plenty to explore. Visit the Royal Oak in Malborough for a real taste of village life.
2. Watersports enthusiasts are in for a treat. South Devon’s coastline is perfect for surfing and building sandcastles – Bantham Beach in particular.
3. Thrill-seekers and families will love the rollercoasters and rides at Crealy Theme Park near Exeter, Devon's biggest family theme park.
4. Across all corners of Devon, there are multiple designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a label that this county absolutely deserves.
5. From manor houses to museums, Devon is the ideal destination for family holidays, romantic trips, solo adventures and group get-togethers.