Are you planning a cheeky autumnal get away to North Devon? Though you might prefer to get in the water in the summer months, this time of year provides some of the better conditions for surfing and other watersports – ideal considering that North Devon forms the UK’s first surf reserve! Whether you want to take on the waves, explore the attractions or just get away before the weather changes too drastically, here are some fabulous hotels across the region offering a comfortable base for a range of adventures!
As one of the Brend hotels, you know you can be sure of a comfortable and luxurious stay here, plus you are in an enviable position right on the beach at Saunton Sands! There aren’t many hotels that can say they overlook miles of sand, have private access to the beach and offer a host of facilities for the whole family! With award winning restaurants, swimming pools, a gym, spa, surfing lessons, childcare and even its own hair dresser, this is the hotel for those that want to do everything, nothing or a little bit of everything!
This historic inn sits in Clovelly harbour and offers some spectacular views out to see and into the village itself. The Red Lion might have been built in the 18th century, but there is nothing tired or old about this hotel! The Red Lion’s Harbour Restaurant has fresh food daily straight from the harbour itself and the two bars offer locally sourced drinks and somewhere comfortable to sit and while away the hours.
Located in the premier town of Barnstaple, The Imperial Hotel is a great option for anyone who wants to explore the whole region. You’re close to the beaches, the various towns and villages and have all the amenities you could wish for. Plus, it is the leading luxury hotel in the town and with its sweeping oak staircases and soft furnishings, you can live like royalty during your stay.
For somewhere that adds a touch of drama, book a stay at Hartland Quay Hotel. Located right on the edge of the ocean with easy access to the South West Coast Path and unparalleled views, this is a haven for anyone looking for tranquillity and atmosphere. The building has been running as a hotel since 1886, so you have generations of expertise at your fingertips.