Holidays in Devon
Devon holidays offer something for everyone; beautiful beaches, vast moorlands and gorgeous countryside, a rich and diverse county that is perfect for a long weekend, short break, longer holiday or last minute getaway. Devon is the only county in England with two separate coastlines, the north coast on the Atlantic and the south coast on the English Channel. The north coast has spectacular beaches and is renowned for its surfing at Woolacombe and Croyde. The south coast also shares England’s first natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, perfect for fossil hunting days out, amazing red cliffs and pebble and sandy beaches.
As well as surfing, Devon is great for active holidays, with miles of country footpaths and of course the South West Coast Path to explore, horse riding, golfing, sea and river fishing, diving and sailing. Devon also has 150 miles of the National Cycle Route, including the Tarka Trail and the ‘Devon Coast to Coast’ cycleway, and there are even dog friendly beaches and accommodation so your furry friend can come along too.
Devon is home to two National Parks; Exmoor National Park is a designated 'International Dark Sky Reserve', so perfect for star-gazing, or for daylight hours, see if you can spot the red deer instead. Explore the Tors of Dartmoor National Park and marvel at ‘War Horse’ country, the landscape that captivated Steven Spielberg.
Cartwheel members offer a huge variety of accommodation, with stunning views of Dartmoor, Exmoor or surrounding countryside. Choose from eco-friendly lodges by a nature reserve, a shepherd’s hut, apartments within a wing of grade 2 listed country house or a luxury self catering cottage with a real feel of the country - beams, exposed stone floors, four poster beds and log fires. Get back to nature and take a lodge by the water’s edge, or a cottage with wildlife lakes or woodland walks.
For family friendly breaks, look for farm animals and safe play areas, or indoor heated pools. Foodies will love Devon – home of the clotted cream tea! Our bed and breakfast owners will really look after you with aga-cooked farmhouse breakfasts made with local produce and there’s even a restaurant serving fresh vegetables from the garden. From luxury apartments with views across Dartmoor, to self catering cottages with a fishing lake and private hot tub, organic working farms with home cooking, barn conversions and beachside holiday parks, you’re spoilt for choice for holidays in Devon.
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