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Last Minute Christmas Breaks in North Devon

8th November 2019

Categories: Visitor News

Last Minute Christmas Breaks in North Devon

We’re officially on the way to winter, and if you’ve not experienced North Devon in the full throes of the festive season, you’ve been missing out. Luckily, this year could be your chance - there are still a few accommodation options with availability over Christmas, and best of all, they’re offering some pretty tasty discounts.

Don’t worry, thanks to us (you’re welcome), you don’t need to trawl through booking websites. We’ve found the best available, last-minute deals, to help you share the most magical time of year with us.

North Hayne Farm Cottages

Get into the festive spirit early at North Hayne Farm Cottages, by booking a 3-night break from the 6th December. As well as offering all the delights of a rural North Devon farm experience, they’re providing some extra special seasonal experiences that are perfect for families. Whether it’s jingly goat walks, seeing the pigs (in blankets), festive donkey rides or a reindeer food-making workshop, the kids will be totally occupied - plus, adults can enjoy the use of a private hot tub and book a massage to completely unwind.

Prices start from £299, and if you quote VISITDEVON when booking, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco - which would be perfect to enjoy in that hot tub we mentioned. 

Hele Valley Holiday Park

Similarly, there’s a great offer at Hele Valley Holiday Park in early December and at the tail-end of November; what better way to get into the winter spirit than by cosying up with your loved ones on the North Devon coast? At bargain prices, with 3-night caravan breaks from £210 and 3-night Superior Lodge stays at £250, it’s too good to miss.

Hele Valley is located in Hele Bay, just outside of Ilfracombe, and has great connections to numerous must-see locations in North Devon. It’s also surrounded by miles upon miles of natural beauty, which we promise is just as impressive during the colder months. 

The Park Hotel

Credit: The Park Hotel

The Park Hotel is in Barnstaple - a perfectly central location for reaching every end of North Devon, and a luxurious respite for anyone looking for a winter break. Plus, they’ve got a variety of fantastic offers for all over the festive period. 

You can book to spend Christmas and Boxing Day at the hotel, with a programme packed full of Christmas tradition and festive fun to get involved in. Alternatively, recharge after a busy few days with a Twixmas break - or let loose with a full New Year’s package. There’s a deal there to suit whatever your plans are, with a range of dates and budgets, but make sure to book while availability lasts.

Saunton Sands Hotel

Credit: Saunton Sands Hotel

The Saunton Sands Hotel is offering a similar range of deals, and just like The Park, they’ve got a fantastic festive programme with plenty to do no matter your age or your interest.

Whether it’s a pre-Christmas weekend special at the crossover between November and December to get into the spirit, a luxurious midweek break, or simply a one-night or weekend Christmas wonder as a special treat for a loved one, there’s something for everyone. Plus, that’s not even to mention their Party, Stay and Spa package, which will definitely get you celebrating before the big day - or if it suits you better to stay after the big day, they’re offering their own Twixmas deal, as well as an incredible New Year’s extravaganza

Overlooking beautiful Saunton Sands beach, the hotel is the perfect way to unwind after a busy year while making the most of North Devon’s spectacular scenery. 

The Woolacombe Bay Hotel

Credit: The Woolacombe Bay Hotel

Another hotel with incredible sea views is The Woolacombe Bay Hotel, and they’re offering fantastic, all-inclusive stays over Christmas Day this year. Promising log fires and glittering decorative trees, their reputation for excellent food and entertainment ensures that this will be a festive break to remember.

Beginning on Christmas Eve, you can stay through to the 27th December - or even later if you book extra nights - and make the most of an array of festive celebrations, alongside enjoying the tranquility of winter in Woolacombe


A couple of different packages are available, so there’s something to suit whatever your Christmas plans may be, but it’d definitely be a holiday to remember. Alternatively, come a few weeks earlier and get involved in some of the village’s annual festivities - they’ve got plenty planned, from the Red Barn Beer & music Festival to carol singing and Christmas-themed treasure hunts.

The Red Lion Hotel

On the other end of the North Devon coast you’ll find the ancient fishing village of Clovelly. The Red Lion Hotel sits on the harbour, overlooking the sea, and is the perfect place to spend a memorable Christmas with your loved ones. Accompanying sublime coastal views, they have great rates for the seasonal period and will ensure everything is taken care of for you. Indulge in great food, and get involved with the festive spirit of the village by joining in with events like their famous Boxing Day BBQ.

Alternatively, come later on and stay for New Year’s - their Pirate Party is renowned throughout North Devon, so you’re guaranteed a good time, with a slightly different North Devon twist to it. Take a look at the full festive brochure for more details. 

Robin Hill Farm Cottages

Credit: Robin Hill Farm Cottages

If you’re after something a little bit more private for your Christmas break, have no fear, but act quickly - Robin Hill Farm have two cottages left during the most festive part of the season. One cottage is available for over Christmas itself, while another is only free for New Year’s Eve, however, both are expected to be booked up pretty soon.

Situated in the heart of the countryside in an unspoilt North Devon valley, these cottages make the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a peaceful, tranquil experience, making the most of their rural setting. Plus, located fairly close to Bideford, connections to the rest of the area are far nearer than the surroundings would have you think, so you can access festive entertainment in other areas with ease.

Woodford Bridge Country Club

If you’re more of a homebody, there’s no need to worry - just because you don’t want to leave your home for Christmas, it doesn’t mean you need to miss out on a North Devon winter break. The Woodford Bridge Country Club are offering some fantastic deals on Winter Escapes in the New Year; from January 1st until the end of February, you can get 25% off their accommodation with the code WINTER19.

In a beautiful rural setting, with top-notch facilities and self-catering options to give you some privacy, you and your family can recharge after a busy festive season, and start 2020 on a high. Hurry though - discounts only apply when booked before 26th December.

So, with deals like this available, why would you say no? Winter is just as magical in North Devon as any other season, particularly over the festive period - so go ahead, get booking before the spots are all gone! And if we will be seeing you down our neck of the woods in the coming months, make sure to let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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