Sometimes, escaping from the hustle and bustle of your busy life is just what you need, but with restrictions still looming and finding the time to travel, trips with long flights aren’t always ideal. Devon is the perfect destination for holidays, it’s filled with places that make you feel like you’re abroad. With its beautiful hills, coastlines and villages, beaches and coves, and fine food and drink, why book a holiday anywhere else?  

Here are 10 reasons why Devon holidays are like being abroad.  

1. Countryside Breaks

Devon is renowned for its array of countryside locations and untouched natural landscapes. Being out in nature has proven to benefit your physical and mental wellbeing in several ways, including improving mood, reducing feelings of stress and anger, helping you get active and boosting creativity.

2. Unique Accommodation

From treehouses to lakeside cabins, glamping tents, and thatched cottages, Devon is renowned for offering unique accommodation for the perfect getaway all year round. Devon also isn’t short of countryside manors and hotels, like our very own Northcote Manor, Air BnBs and even holiday caravans to rent by the beach.

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Treehouses and Cabins

3. Breathtaking Beaches & Coasts

Devon is famous for its beaches and coasts, where the sea is as crystal blue as abroad. Must-see locations include Bude, Exmouth, Dawlish, Woolacombe, and Salcombe. You can either drive along the coasts, walk, or hop on a boat or ferry. There are also rumours about several secret coves hiding along the Devon coastlines. So, if you fancy finding your own private beach, book a holiday in Devon.

4. Home to Countryside Walking Trails

Devon is home to the greatest countryside walks that will help you reset, with endless hills, moorlands, and areas of outstanding natural beauty for a truly memorable experience. Whether you’re an independent hiker, or looking for a day out for the family, Devon has countless walking trails that will leave you spoilt for choice.

5. Plenty of Activities for Everyone

If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in Devon, such as surfing, horse-riding, cycling, climbing, canoeing, and more, for people of all ages. Whether you fancy an activity that will get your heart racing or a quiet activity where you can appreciate the stunning scenery and wildlife, Devon has it all for the perfect family holiday.

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Outdoor Activities

6. Locally Sourced Food & Drink

Everyone knows by now that Devon is famous for its homemade cider! The county is also home to hundreds of charming pubs and restaurants, and independent cafes with locally sourced food that will tantalize your tastebuds.

7. Charming History & Character

Devon is rich in history and architecture. From ruins to old villages, churches, castles, museums, cathedrals, and river quays you can explore to find out more about Devon’s past and culture.   

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Historic Castles & Stunning Landscapes

8. Wild Camping Unlike Any Other

Devon is one of the most popular locations in the country for camping, thanks to its stunning beaches, coastal villages, and fairy-tale woodlands. Whether you want to camp in the wild, at a camping site, attend one of the many Devon festivals, or opt for luxury camping and glamping, Devon will leave you spoilt for choice.  

9. Unforgettable Spa Breaks

From hotels and spas to luxury cabins with your own private jacuzzi, Devon is a popular location for the ultimate spa break. Post-lockdown is the perfect time for wellness and self-care, and Devon offers luxury, quality spa breaks that will make you feel like you again – without the need to fly to another country!

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Northcote Manor Luxury Pool & Spa

10. Hot Summer Weather (Most of the Time)

In the summer, Devon can get as hot as the Spanish Islands! Even though the weather in the UK isn’t always consistent, the summer months are just as good as abroad and come at a significant fraction of the cost.

If you want to book a holiday this year, why not find somewhere to stay in Devon so you can feel like you’re abroad, yet close to home? To find total peace and tranquillity in the countryside, Northcote Manor sweeps across lawns and ancient woodlands in North Devon, offering a unique stay of the utmost luxury. To find out more, make an enquiry today.