Can you smell that? Spring is in the air! And after what feels like a lifetime of winter maybe it’s time for a change of scenery. But where should you go?

If you want to treat yourselves to a fun pre-summer getaway where you can reconnect as a family, escape the hamster wheel of life and immerse yourselves in nature, you need a holiday in Devon.

Here’s five reasons why the South West is the very best place for a staycation in 2023:

Slow down time

If your head is spinning itself into a tangle of work, school and social commitments it’s a sign that you need to step away from your chaotic calendar. What better place to do this than Devon where you’ll feel the pressure of the daily grind slip away as you immerse yourselves in scenic landscapes and charming towns where a slower pace of life comes as standard.

patio at sunset

Enjoy nature’s playground

Let your kids be kids by leaving the screens at home and exploring Devon’s coast and countryside. There’s no better way to soak up relaxed vibes than with a day spent beside the sea or to re-energise yourselves with a stomp through the moors.

Meet the season’s new arrivals

Springtime is an incredible time to visit Devon. It’s one of the first places in the UK to see spring flowers like cherry blossom and bluebells, and to catch a delicious whiff of wild garlic growing in the hedgerows.

That’s not to mention the bouncing lambs and fluffy chicks arriving on Devon’s farms.

child feeding goats

Indulge in local treats

An essential ingredient for a relaxing holiday is good food and drink. And there’s plenty to be found in Devon. From cream teas and artisan tipples to freshly landed fish in Brixham, your taste buds are in for a treat. You can also put a pin in any arguments about who is washing up and book a table at one of our many Michelin star restaurants.

Say ‘yes’ to family time

Allowing yourself some headspace naturally gives way to saying yes to the things that really matter. Like making memories with your loved ones. Say yes to luxuriously long walks. Yes to sitting for hours on a harbour wall to see who can catch the largest crab. And yes to indulging in a well-earned local ice cream.

If these memory-making reasons to holiday in Devon have given you food for thought, why not book a break with us at Nethway Farm Cottages? We offer cottage holidays in a hidden valley in the heart of the South Hams and just a mile from a secluded sandy beach on the South West Coast Path. It’s the perfect spot to relax and top up your reserves of feel good vibes for the rest of the year.

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Nethway Farm Holiday Cottages are nestled in a hidden valley just two miles away from Dartmouth and the bustling fishing port of Brixham in the heart of South Devon. Five traditional, self-catering, stone cottages are nestled within beautiful gardens and are perfect for family friendly holidays…