Going self catering at holiday cottages in Devon gives you the freedom to come and go as you please, and to enjoy a range of different food options, whether you want to eat out or source ingredients locally and get cooking back at base in your beautifully kitted out kitchen. Devon has been given Fairtrade County status, so you can rest assured that much of what you eat will not only be delicious, but ethically produced too.
At your holiday cottages in Devon, you’ll never be far from a source of authentic local food – buy direct from the working farm you’re staying on, a neighbouring village or nearby farmer’s market.
If you do fancy taking a trip out, head to a historic town like Tavistock, Okehampton or Widecombe-in-the-Moor, where seasonal food markets have been held for many years. Look out for popular free-grazing Dartmoor and Exmoor beef and lamb, award-winning Devon Blue cheese, and Brixham’s high quality seafood, which is coveted by some of the best restaurants in the country.
And if you should get peckish while you’re out and about, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants on hand offering everything from pasties (yes, they’re just as popular here as they are in Cornwall!) and fish and chips to gourmet dining from celeb chefs like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Mitch Tonks and Gary Rhodes.
But self-catering at holiday cottages in Devon isn’t just about the food – if you like a tipple, don’t forget to stop off at a traditional country inn on your way home for a pint of Devon cider, or ‘scrumpy’, as the locals call it.
In fact, all types of holiday makers are well catered for, so whether you’re visiting for a short break, long weekend or a whole week, go self-catering and enjoy everything this foodie county has to offer.