Discover the Charms of Devon with Ideal Getaways for Couples, Friends, & Families
Nestled on the southwest coastline of England, lies the world-famous holiday destination of Devon. Holidaymakers from around the globe visit Devon for its amazing character, breathtaking beaches and diverse plethora of attractions.
Devon is a great place to visit as a couple, with a group of friends or as a happy family with young children. There are so many beautiful Devon holiday cottages and accommodation options to choose from. Let’s take a look at why you should consider visiting Devon this year as we embark on a journey through the heart of Devon, unravelling the places to visit that make it stand out as an exceptional vacation spot.
Devon’s Allure for All
At its heart, Devon is a county full of diversity and contrast. It’s impossible to ignore the spectacular landscape this place has to offer. From the rugged coastline of the Jurassic Coast to the rolling hills of Dartmoor National Park, the county’s natural beauty is nothing short of delightful.
But it isn’t just the landscape that draws in the tourists. There is no denying that Devon is home to some of England’s quaintest villages. Quintessentially English cobblestone streets, thatched cottages, and vibrant gardens create a storybook setting that transports visitors to a bygone era.
Devon’s diversity is what makes it such a popular place amongst travellers. Romantic getaways for couples, with secluded beaches and cosy pub dinners; adventurous trips for friends involving outdoor thrills such as surfing and mountain biking, and family fun for all, with child-friendly attractions, beaches, arcades, theme parks all topped off with our beautiful Devon holiday cottages.
Romantic Retreats for Couples
Devon offers a range of country pubs where you can sit and relax while having a romantic meal with your partner. The Hourglass in Exeter is a 19th-century cavernous space that has a selection of seasonal and locally sourced food as well as local ciders that are world famous. The Pig’s Nose Inn will take you back in time. An Inn with decor dating back to when it was founded over 300 years ago, this pub offers hearty food that hits the spot after a long day of sightseeing.
The Brent Tor Walk is a delightful hiking experience located on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. This walk offers stunning views and the opportunity to visit the hilltop Church of St Michel de Rupe, perched atop the rugged and rocky terrain of Brent Tor.
Adventures with Friends
Coasteering at Ilfracombe
Head to Ilfracombe and try coasteering along its rugged coastline. Ilfracombe offers guided coasteering experiences, combining cliff jumping, rock scrambling, and swimming for an exciting adventure.
Surfing at Croyde Bay
Croyde Bay is a renowned surfing destination in North Devon, and one of the best places to surf. The waves here roll in year-round. You can rent surfboards and wetsuits from Croyde Surf Hire and catch some waves with your friends. If you’re new to surfing, they also offer surf lessons for just £35 for 2.5 hours of surfing with a qualified surfing instructor.
Zoos & Aquariums
Visit Exmoor Zoo in Barnstaple or the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. Get up close to a variety of animals and marine life while enjoying educational talks for the kids and feeding sessions that’ll bring out the kid in yourself.
Occombe Farm in Paignton is a great family day out. The place has farm animals you can interact with, trails for a short stroll and play areas for the children. The great thing about Occombe Farm is that it costs less than £10 per person for a whole day of fun.
Little Dunley Cottages
We might be a little biased, but Little Dunley Cottages are one of the best places to stay while visiting Devon. As you can see, we offer accommodation for all types of people, whether that be groups of friends, families or couples.
We have a total of 13 beautiful Devon holiday properties, that sleep between 2 to 6 people. Depending on the cottage, you’ll have access to facilities such as a hot tub, swimming pool, games room, tennis court and fishing lake with carp. Also, some of our smaller cottages are pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along with you on your vacation.
Check out the full range of our cottages at Little Dunley Cottages to find the perfect cottage for your Devon getaway. If you are looking for an amazing experience, try our new ‘Tiny House’ – packed with everything you need for a peaceful escape.