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Whether you are a first time visitor to Devon or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. 

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Chagford named as one of Britain’s prettiest towns

Chagford on Dartmoor has been named as one of Britain’s best looking towns as part of research undertaken by The Telegraph. The Telegraph’s travel journalists ranked the towns in Britain based on the pleasantness of their shop fronts, historic architecture, low traffic, low litter, stunning views…

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Classic Cottages maintains its Which? recommended status

Classic Cottages, the largest independent holiday letting agency in the UK has recently been labelled as a Which? UK Holiday Cottage Recommended Provider for the third consecutive year. Out of all the cottages recommended by Which? Classic Cottages was ranked second out of all holiday cottage…

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Book your winter getaway in Devon

We all know Devon is spectacular in the summer, but it is also the perfect destination for a winter getaway. Not only is it quieter than in the summer months, meaning you can explore at your leisure, enjoy incredible seasonal food and drink and generally get into the festive spirit, but you can also…

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Winter on the coast – our top picks

With its 500-plus miles of sweeping coastline and over 100 beautiful beaches, holidays in Devon are seldom without plenty of time spent down by the sea. Of course, just like fish & chips, the beach and summer holidays are pretty much synonymous, and we completely agree that Devon is a dream…

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The English Riviera isn’t just for summer

With the palm trees and beaches, you might think that the English Riviera is a summer destination but with its host of hotels, attractions and more it is a great place to visit whatever the season. This region of Devon has its own micro climate - so it is relatively warm all year around and with the…

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Check out TikTok’s favourite Devon locations

We know that we sound biased when we tell you that Devon is the best place for a staycation, so we’re hoping that by telling you about some of the most popular locations according to TikTok, it will strengthen the argument! Back in the summer, the team at Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays have revealed…

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Cosy cottages to book for autumn

Now the summer season is coming to a close, you might be looking at ways to help you get through the next few months and what could be better than a cheeky autumnal get away in a cosy cottage? Devon is full of incredible self catering cottages that offer a real home from home and are perfect for…

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Half term excitement at Bovey Castle

After all the stress of the first term back at school, it won’t just be the kids who will want to take a break this October half term. Whether you’re looking for something to blow off some steam or somewhere to relax and ignore the ever increasing mountain of homework, you’ll find something to…

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