Embrace sustainable staycations

Did you know that international air travel accounts for about 7% of the UK’s total carbon emissions? By choosing a staycation in East Devon, you can make a positive step towards reducing your carbon footprint, even if you’re travelling by car. What could be more inviting than the perfect blend of unspoiled traditional seaside holiday fun with the beauty and history of the countryside? Or consider a work-cation, combining remote working with a getaway break to stay longer.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: Say goodbye to long-haul flights and embrace the charm of the UK. By choosing a staycation, you significantly reduce your carbon footprint, making a conscious effort to protect the environment. If you’ve already made the switch to an electric vehicle, then East Devon has multiple EV charging points. Or you might want to travel by train! Honiton station is only 3 hours from London Waterloo. Sit back, unwind and enjoy stunning countryside views on your journey — certainly more relaxing than your average airport departure lounge. For cyclists, why not bring your wheels and explore one of the many cycle trails?

Support Local Communities: By staying in the area, you can rest easy knowing you are making a difference to the local economies, businesses and artisans. From traditional bed and breakfasts to family-run eateries, every pound spent contributes directly to the prosperity of local communities.

Preserve Natural Resources: Few destinations in the world offer breathtaking landscapes side by side with stunning coastlines, like East Devon. By minimising the need for excessive transportation and resource consumption you can help to preserve these. Our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are soon to be known as National Landscapes and with a World Heritage site on our coastline, there is every reason to visit responsibly.

Immerse Yourself in Culture: Discover more about the rich tapestry of the UK's history and culture at the area’s many historic landmarks, museums and local attractions. Your admission fees and contributions all go towards helping to preserve our heritage for future generations. Sidmouth and East Devon also have a rich festival culture.  Whether you’re into classical music or folk, literature or crafting, you’ll find something here.  

Explore Sustainable Accommodations: We partner with eco-friendly accommodations committed to reducing their environmental impact. From energy-efficient practices to waste reduction initiatives, your stay contributes to the growth of sustainable tourism. 

Connect with Nature: Engaging with nature is a necessity rather than a luxury, stilling our minds, inspiring our imagination and restoring calm. Reconnect with the great outdoors right on your doorstep. Whether it's hiking along the South West Coast path, exploring the woodlands or strolling along the beaches of East Devon, our staycations allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Cycling, walking and kayaking mean you can explore the area while improving health and wellbeing while further minimising your carbon footprint.

Create Lasting Memories: What are you waiting for? Order your slice of Devon heaven with a getaway today and enjoy making memories with your loved ones knowing that you made a difference.



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