After a long and sometimes damp winter, spring feels more welcome than ever this year as we welcome one of the best times of the year to visit North Devon. Whether you crave unspoiled countryside, exciting outdoor pursuits or the delights of one of the UK’s most popular foodie destinations, there is so much to look forward to in 2016. If we had to put our finger on exactly why there is no time like the present to plan your mini break in Devon, however, the following would all be high on the list:
Perhaps the biggest draw of all in our beautiful corner of Devon is the sheer amount of lovely countryside. Our visitors’ ideas of heaven can vary greatly however. Is paradise a stately home and lavish gardens or a craggy, wholly more rugged and wild detour to the moor or coast?
Whichever you prefer, North Devon has both. For the lover of lush grounds, sculpture gardens and ornamental flowers the list of beautiful gardens and National Trust properties is a long one. For more adventurous characters, look no further than the windswept glory of the North Devon Coast and Exmoor National Park. Whichever setting you prefer, all of our outdoor treasures are at their very best in the coming weeks and bursting with life and colour. Whether you are an avid angler, rambler or birdwatcher, now is the time to visit and discover your little piece of heaven!
While Devon grabs it's fair share of food headlines and rave restaurant reviews, North Devon and the wider West Country has an amazing array of fresh produce and some truly excellent foodie destinations. Our team at the hotel are always enthused by spring, and for good reason. Whether it’s Braunton asparagus or succulent Somerset lamb from the Mendip Hills, our menus and specials change to reflect the best of the season, with many of our ingredients sourced very near to the hotel. See our dining section for current menus and tempting North Devon food events such as our delicious Gourmet Evenings.
While some of our guests visit to take a complete break from busy schedules and places, there are also some wonderful events and festivals in 2016 to look forward to. Especially welcome are those run by locals and enthusiasts with a genuine knowledge and passion for what they do. We are especially looking forward to the 2016 North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival (30th April-7th May), as well as several unique festivals and traditional celebrations in Devon. The region has a wonderful sense of history and events such as the Hunting of the Earl of Rone are gatherings you won’t find anywhere else in the UK. See our dedicated page for 2016 North Devon events listings.
Should you need any further encouragement to visit this spring, we have some superb special offers on luxury breaks in North Devon. Book a room for 2 people in May or June 2016, for example, and if you stay for 2 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast you will receive an extra night’s stay free See our special offers page for details and seasonal deals.