Places to Stay in Devon
Wherever you choose to base yourself on your Devon getaway you can guarantee some spectacular sights. Whether you want something coastal with an excellent view of the sea or somewhere more rural with nothing but sprawling fields outside your window, there is something for you. Whether you want a cute cottage, a cosy B&B or a grand hotel in Devon you'll find it here. Devon is full of friendly campsites or if you want something a little more unique, you’ll find a whole host of options to suit every taste and budget right here in Devon.
Award winning places to stay
Devon has some of the best hotels in the UK – from small, friendly boutiques to sprawling country estates, the hotels here tick every box. Alternatively, you might want to stay in a bed and breakfast or a guesthouse which is more informal and guarantees you an incredible, locally sourced cooked breakfast every morning.
If you’re someone who wants to get closer to nature, make sure to take a look at a Devon farm stay or book a pitch at a campsite or caravan park. For the best of both worlds, you can indulge in some glamping, where you can enjoy all the charms of camping with all the luxuries of a hotel! Some of the glamping sites in Devon even have private hot tubs, proper beds, running hot water and more!
Families love the flexibility of self catering properties and many of Devon’s resorts feature holiday parks full of onsite attractions and facilities, keeping the whole family entertained, these sites are great for a budget break too, so whether you’re splashing out or watching the pennies, you’ll find plenty of choice among the region’s holiday parks.
Many of Devon’s accommodation providers are award winners on a local, national and international scale – did you know that the world’s best B&B award was given to a B&B in Torquay several years in a row?
A room with a view
For countryside living, make sure to look at the properties located in the Mid Devon region or those on Dartmoor or Exmoor. There are a number of incredible country estates that have been converted into hotels and give you direct access to the moorland. Alternatively, head to North Devon where there is stunning scenery and easy access to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
One of the most popular places for families looking for a seaside resort is the Torbay area, whether you go for Torquay, Brixham, Teignmouth or Paignton, you’ll be sure of views of well tended gardens or the coast, as well as being a stone’s throw from some of the best rated attractions in the south west.
Urban chic, rural idyll, somewhere in between?
While your mind might automatically jump to a countryside retreat when you consider holidays in Devon, the two cities of Exeter and Plymouth have plenty to offer giving you everything you might expect from a city break. A boutique hotel or guesthouse gives you all the advantages of urban living, with great locations, plenty of history and all the restaurants, shops and culture you could ask for. While staying on the outskirts in a cosy cottage or on a nearby farm allows you to really live like a local. Both cities have the hustle and bustle that cities are famous for but have stunning scenery right on the doorstep making them ideal destinations for those who need to compromise.
How about joining the green revolution and booking somewhere eco friendly? You’d be surprised how easy it is to reduce your carbon footprint by holidaying in Devon. From getting rid of single use plastics to serving sustainable, locally sourced food on the premises, you can enjoy all the luxuries with none of the guilt. Find a selection of eco friendly stays here.
Many of the region’s alternative accommodation providers are eco friendly and offer a truly memorable home from home! With everything from tree houses to safari tents and even castles, there are plenty of ways to make memories here in Devon.
Romance, relax, recharge
Whether you’re on the hunt for a romantic retreat or you just want somewhere to rest, there are few places better than Devon’s spa hotels. The region is so well known for its luxurious spa hotels, that you can find spas and treatment centres in a whole host of accommodations, including family friendly holiday parks and even dog friendly boutiques!
With the beautiful landscape, it is no wonder that Devon has become one of the leading destinations for wellness retreats. These retreats offer the perfect venue for relaxing and recharging and often have courses and workshops to help you continue the practises once you get home - find out more here.
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