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Devon's countryside is as impressive as its two very different coasts, with Dartmoor and Exmoor rising from a landscape of patchwork fields, thatched whitewashed cottages and traditional stone longhouses. There are many appealing properties here and our pick of the best places to stay in Devon are either dramatically sited on the coast or deep in the countryside further inland. Many of them reflect the region's chic new image, others are cosy old favourites.
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South Devon is something of a hippy enclave which has become home to a host of music festivals and alternative lifestyle centres. North Devon is home to many grand stately homes set in glorious grounds, a contrast with the dramatic natural beauty of Exmoor.
Devon boasts no fewer than two National Parks and five areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Geopark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two National Parks - Exmoor on the North Coast and Dartmoor towards the South.
Nobody who has been to the county would be surprised at this embarrassment of UNESCO conferred riches. Perhaps the more famous of the National Parks is Dartmoor. Its rugged beauty inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Cyclists can enjoy the Drake's Trail and on both Exmoor and Dartmoor, herds of attractive wild ponies can be found roaming.
But Devon is more than just a pretty face. A haven for outdoor activities and extreme sports, its north coast beaches with their vast expanses of sand are as popular with surfers as they are with walkers and dogs. Ilfracombe is a good choice for all ages, with a historic harbour, sandy beach and artworks by Damien Hirtst!
The South coast too has much to recommend it. Dartmouth and the surrounding area are quite simply stunning and an increasingly popular summer holiday destination for those who prefer not to rack up the air miles. Other favourites for the young crowd include Salcombe, whist Torquay attracts the older set.
There are plenty of good places to stay in and around the Devon towns of Plymouth and Exeter. Plymouth, site of Sir Francis Drake's famous game of bowls feels steeped in history, maritime and otherwise.
Parts of the university town of Exeter date back to Roman times. It also boasts an atmospheric high street with cobbled streets and squares housing high street and independent shops.
What not to miss:
- Take long walks in either (or both) of Devon's National Parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor.
- Embark on a scenic cycle along Drake's Trail.
- Explore the pastel-coloured houses, steep streets and sandy coves of pretty Salcombe.
- Spend a day kayaking along the River Dart.
- Spot seals, puffins and basking sharks on Lundy Island.
This county is rich in choice when it comes to accommodation, and the best places to stay in Devon range from boutique B&Bs to chic seaside crowd pleasers to holiday cottages or apartments. There is certainly something for everyone and a range to suit all budgets.
The best places to stay in Devon
For a rural retreat
- The Arundell Arms is a traditional hotel with its roots firmly in country pursuits. It comes up trumps with comfortable rooms, a really warm welcome and fab food. Come here for fishing on the Tamar or shooting in season.
- Percy's Country Hotel is an eco friendly, organic restaurant with rooms in the heart of Devon, between Dartmoor and the North coast. Come here for a total chill out, great walks and fantastic food.
For the coast
- The Henley probably boasts one of the best views on the South coast: a panoramic vista stretching from the Avon Estuary to Burgh Island. The five bedrooms are spacious and simple and make for an ideal seaside bolthole.
Devon is a wonderful destination for a spot of romance - think windswept walks, followed by drinks by roaring fires and candlelit dinners.....
- The Endsleigh is Olga Polizzi's stylish Devon pad. As you would expect the interiors are stunning, but the property has retained the air of an old hunting or fishing lodge as per its original incarnation. Book it simply for its stunning location in a hidden valley, surrounded by gardens designed by Humphrey Repton.
- The Horn of Plenty is a Georgian country house located on the edge of Dartmoor. If peace and quiet are what you're after, look no further. Plus it has great food, super comfy beds and glorious views.
- If a hot tub with bubbly is more your sort of romance, then check out our list of hotels with hot tubs in Devon.
- For a full list of Devon's most romantic hotels, click here
Devon's best pubs with rooms
Devon is blessed with lots of cosy pubs with rooms, many in fantastic locations and most with fabulous food too.
- The Red Lion overlooking Clovelly harbour is one of our favourites. It's the perfect destination if you're after a spot of nostalgia, ideal for families and the restaurant serves up the best of the day's catch.
- A converted manor on the edge of Exmouth National Park. Kentisbury Grange boasts a superb restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines.
- Percy's Country Hotel is an eco friendly stay and houses a fabulous organic restaurant with rooms in the heart of rural Devon, between Dartmoor and the North coast.
- The newest addition to the Pig collection, at the Pig at Combe you'll find the trademark country chic interiors, 25 mile locally sourced menu in the restaurant, potting shed pampering, lovely gardens and gorgeous views over the surrounding area.
- The Rock Inn is a historic hotel boasting a charming self contained holiday rental cottage, plus dogs are welcome.
- The relaxed family friendly, Soar Mill Cove Hotel, is just a couple of miles from Salcombe and offers spacious rooms and suites, some with private patios and stunning sea views.
- Bovey Castle is a family friendly country hotel with something for everyone: lego room service for the little ones & bespoke spa treatments for the adults!
For water sport enthusiasts
- South Sands is a paradise for watersport addicts - a comfortable haven, right on the beach and complete with beach-side restaurant.
- The rustic chic, Weeke Barton, is Grade II Listed and boasts 5 gorgeous en-suite rooms, licensed dining and 5 acres of wild but kept gardens tucked away in the beautiful rolling hills of Dartmoor. All at very reasonable rates.
Dartington Hall offers stylish rooms exuding contemporary country chic and exceptional rates too.
For an apartment or cottage
- For many the ideal treat is to rent a holiday cottage amidst the beautiful Devon countryside. For a wide range for all tastes and budgets we recommend the choice with our online partner, Booking.com.
- Fly to Exeter airport, is has good connections across the UK and Europe. Alternatively travel by train, there are excellent connections across Devon from London.
- Best time to visit - Devon is a year-round destination with each season bringing its own charm but for the highest chance of warm bright days visit between the summer months of May - August.
- If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars for the best prices.
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Best Hotels in Devon
Weeke Barton 5 rooms from £120Bridford, Devon
Rustic chic - Grade II Listed Weeke Barton, with 5 gorgeous en-suite rooms, licensed dining and 5 acres of wild but kept gardens tucked away in the beautiful rolling hills of Dartmoor.Great walks - Dartmoor ramblingLocal markets - Good for local colour.Full of characterSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Sawdays
The Pig at Combe 27 rooms from £145Honiton, Devon
The newest addition to the Pig collection, at the Pig at Combe you'll find the trademark country chic interiors, 25 mile locally sourced menu in the restaurant, potting shed pampering, lovely gardens and gorgeous views over the surrounding area. Come for a chilled country escape.Exclusive offer - Complimentary upgradeFishing - On the river Otter, plus the kitchen will cook whatever you catch for you!Great walks - Fabulous walking both on the doorstep and further afieldSights nearby - Just 5 mins from Honiton and 15 mins from ExeterViews - Great views from hotel
Hooppells Torr 2 rooms from £145Kingston, Devon
Elegant, luxurious country B&B on Devon's south coast, set amid beautiful mature gardens. Two stunning bedrooms and stylish ensuites with all the luxuries you'd expect from a five star establishment. Aga-cooked breakfasts and a gorgeous indoor salt walter pool. No restaurant, but plenty close by.Great walks - This is excellent walking country with South West Coast Path and Dartmoor on the doorstepSwimming Pool - Indoor heated salt-water pool available from May to September.Restrictions on children - No children under 14Recommended by - Sawdays
Thurlestone Hotel 65 rooms from £150Kingsbridge, Devon
A charming famiy friendly property on the South Devon coast with superb facilities for all ages. There's a wide range of rooms with a traditional yet contemporary feel - many with a private balcony and sea view, plus award winning fine dining, superb spa, golf course and much more.Local exploring - From hidden beaches to National Trust Properties and pretty seaside villages, there's masses to see and do.Sights nearby - Within a short drive there is a wide range of museums, castles, National Trust properties and pretty seaside towns to exploreSpa - The Voyage Spa offers a good range of beauty therapies, plus pool and jacuzziGreat walks - There are stunning coastal walks straight from the door
Kaywana Hall 4 rooms from £170Dartmouth, Devon
Modern design, Californian style boutique B+B with a pool, close to the River Dart. Rooms have their own entrances and sit out terraces, so ideal if you don't want to be disturbed.Great walks - Down to the river Dart or through the valleyCooking classes - Next door at Manna from DevonRestrictions on children - Adults onlySwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Hotel Endsleigh 18 rooms from £190Milton Abbot, Devon
Historic shooting lodge offers an intimate, Olga Polizzi styled stay. Relax in the stunning grounds or in the library. Beautiful rooms overlook the valley and stretch of private river. Italian meets Spanish cuisine with Jose Graziosi's delicious dishes. Good for outdoor-types and families.Exclusive offer - Special OfferFamilies - Babysitting and monitors available plus such delights as picnics (complete with lanterns and blankets) in the grounds.Honeymoons - Fairytale suites, gourmet cuisine, cosy fireside sofas and incredible grounds for strolling hand in hand- enchanting!Country Escape - Extensive grounds for fishing, shooting, and rambling, plus plenty of comfy armchairs for the weary walker!Sights nearby - The National Trust and its stately homes make for a great day exploring - Cothele House, Saltram House and Castle Drogo.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection
Rose & Crown 8 rooms from £60Plymouth, Devon
Immediately striking due to an orange facade, the Rose & Crown is a charming Devonshire inn. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and the hotel restaurant offers delicious local cuisine. A great launchpad from which to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding Yealmpton.Local exploring - A great base for exploring Yealmpton and the surrounding countryside.Sights nearby - Visit the lovely nearby Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface.Great walks - Go for lovely walks along the river Yealm.Full of character
Prestoller House 3 rooms from £75Axminster (DEVON)
A quaint B&B in the historic market town of Axminster. A handful of contemporary rooms are cleanly designed with soft hues, crisp white linen and luxurious bathrooms. Surrounded by an abundance of culture and pristine countryside this is the perfect spot for a weekend break.Local exploring - Ideally placed to explore the Jurrasic Coast, the historic town of Lyme Regis and all that Axminter has to offer.Sights nearby - Visit the splendid church of St Mary the Virgin, the oldest building in Axminster.Great walks - Discover the Jurrasic Coast - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - on long walks.Restrictions on children - Adult only
The Lamb Inn 7 rooms from £80Crediton (South Devon)
Combining an atmospheric pub with excellent rooms, The Lamb Inn is a great spot in rural Devon. Comfortable rooms, good food in the restaurant and a cosy bar make it a lovely place to spend a weekend. A self-catering Garden Suite is also available.Local exploring - A great base for exploring the Devonshire countryside north of Exeter.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Exeter and visit the cathedral and castle.Great walks - The surrounding area is full of beautiful walking routes.Full of character
The Seagate 10 rooms from £80Appledore, Devon
With views of the charming fishing village this 17th century inn is a great family stay. The decor hints at its nautical location with light palettes, blue stripes and cushions, as well as exposed beams and extra beds. The menu's emphasis is on fresh local fish, complemented with fine wines.Sailing - Whether for purpose or pleasure you can book a boat trip with 'Appledore Leisure Cruise and Fishing Trips'Great walks - Traverse part of the South West Coastal Path.Sights nearby - Powderham Castle is worth a visit.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Hartland Mill B&B 3 rooms from £81Bideford, Devon
Quiet and charming, Hartland Mill B&B is an excellent option for those looking for somewhere to stay on the Hartland Heritage Coast. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty, it's perfect for people looking to explore some of Devon's finest scenery.Great walks - Five minutes walk from the stunning South West Coast Path.Birdwatching - Go birdwatching on the stunningly beautiful Lundy Island.Sights nearby - Take a trip to the magnificent nearby Hartland Abbey.
Bayards Cove Inn 7 rooms from £84Dartmouth (South Devon)
Set a beautiful historic townhouse, Bayards Cove Inn is a classy establishment in Dartmouth. Its modus operandi is to do the simple things well and the hotel staff make good on this. Excellent restaurant, comfortable rooms and a beautiful setting overlooking the Dartmouth estuary all help of course.Great walks - Go for lovely walks on the nearby beaches such as Blackpool Sands.Sights nearby - Ten minutes walk from the magnificent Dartmouth Castle.Fishing - Sea fishing trips can be organised by the hotel.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Ginger Peanut 5 rooms from £85South Devon
An excellent restaurant and bar with five boutique and elegant rooms each with smart en suite shower room and all with access to a complimentary guest pantry. The restaurant is run by award wining chef Peter Mundy and serves dishes from the finest local produce. A superb find close to Exmoor.Back to Nature - With nearby access to Exmoor National Park, nature lovers will be right at home.Sights nearby - The castles at Dunster and Tiverton make for a great day out.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Lobhill Farmhouse 4 rooms from £85Okehampton, Devon
A gorgeous farmhouse boasting an enviable location just outside Dartmoor. Lovingly styled rooms feature polished wooden floors, crisp white linen and soft hues. The ever friendly host offers both B&B and self catering. Ideal for couple or family breaks.Country Escape - A charming farmbouse located just 3 miles from Dartmoor National Park.Great walks - Find endless scenic walking trails running through Dartmoor and also routes straight from the property.Remote - Off the beaten track.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Mitchelcroft 3 rooms from £85Buckfastleigh (Dartmoor)
A characterful B&B boasting an enviable location in the heart of Dartmoor. Three individually styled rooms are light and comfortable and offer private outdoor seating areas to enjoy the views. Indulgent breakfasts are served in a contemporary breakfast room with floor to ceiling windows.Country Escape - Boasting a secluded spot within Dartmoor National Park.Great walks - Take long walks along the endless and picturesque walking trails running through Dartmoor.Kayaking - Dicover the beauty of the South Devon coast in a kayak.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Kilbury Manor 5 rooms from £85Buckfastleigh (South Devon)
A 7th century listed cottage situated to the south of Dartmoor National Park. Friendly, comfortable B&B with a beautiful garden. Large rooms with stylish decor - a mix of traditional and contemporary. Two are situated in the converted barn. The perfect place to relax and unwind.Country Escape - Proper country living - experience life in a true English rural idyllGreat walks - Good for walkers.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
The City Gate 14 rooms from £89Exeter (South Devon)
Right in the heart of Exeter, The City Gate is a delightful 14-bedroom hotel. Offering stylishly decorated rooms with contemporary comforts as well as an excellent in-house restaurant. Perfect for a relaxing weekend away in Devon's capital.Local exploring - A great base from which to explore the charms of Exeter and the surrounding countryside.Great walks - The nearby Jurrasic Coast has countless beautiful walking paths.Sights nearby - Five minutes walk from the magnificent Exeter Cathedral.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
Glebe House 3 rooms from £90Colyton, Devon
Characterful and charming, Glebe House is a lovely B&B in rural Devon. Full of artefacts and antiques, it has a real homely feel with charming rooms and goats roaming in the paddocks outside. An ideal weekend retreat.RuralSights nearby - Take a trip to Colyton Tannery, the UK's last remaining Oak Bark Tannery.Great walks - The surrounding landscape is full of beautiful walking routes.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
Beachborough Country House 3 rooms from £90Barnstaple, Devon
Situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park, Beachborough Country House is a characterful B&B in the village of Kentisbury. Rich with antique charm, the rooms are comfortable and elegant. A great base for exploring Exmoor.Great walks - The Exmoor National Park is full of wonderful walking routes.Full of character
Tytherleigh Arms 6 rooms from £90Axminster, Devon
A charming Coaching Inn tucked into the Devonshire village of Tytherleigh. The Tytherleigh Arms features elegant rooms, a cosy bar and a superb restaurant making it a great spot for a romantic rural retreat.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to the lovely Devonshire town of Axminster.Great walks - Go walking at the magnificent Golden Cap.
Deer Park Country House Hotel 35 rooms from £90Devon
An imposing Georgian house set in a picturesque part of Devon. Quintessentially British throughout, expect floral patterns, roaring fires and antique furniture. Boasting an award winning restaurant and superlative friendly service. The perfect spot for a rural escape.Country Escape - A glorious country house set in pretty grounds and boasting easy access to the Jurassic Coast.Fishing - Try your hand at fly fishing on the Deer Park’s three mile stretch of the River Otter.Great walks - Take long walks along the picturesque coastal path.Full of characterRecommended by - Johansens
Mill End Hotel 15 rooms from £90Devon
Nestled in the Teign Valley sits this lovely hotel and restaurant. Open log fires and cosy interiors makes this the most welcoming place to come back to after a day exploring Dartmoor. Enjoy a delicious cream tea or gastronomic delights for dinner in the restaurant. Beautiful scenery all around.Fishing - Upper Teign Fishing Association has six miles of fishing for brown trout, sea trout and salmon.Sights nearby - Visit Castle Drogo, Fernworthy Resevoir and Buckland AbbeyGreat walks - The hotel is surrounded by scenic walking trails.Local markets - Visit Tavistock, an award-winning market town.Recommended by - Sawdays
No 2 Broadgate 3 rooms from £90Barnstaple, Devon
No 2 Broadgate really is a little gem, just a short way from Barnstable's town centre. Boasting delightful rooms that exude a simple elegance with lush ensuite bathrooms. Peaceful and intimate, it's perfect for a romantic weekend away.Great walks - Go for walks along the nearby Devonshire coastline.Sights nearby - Take a trip to the nearby Watermouth Castle.Local markets - Browse the wares in the Pannier Market.Restrictions on children
The Rams Head Inn 8 rooms from £90Dolton, Devon
The Rams Head Inn is a charming hotel in the midst of rural Devon. Excellent rooms, an atmospheric bar and a superb restaurant all combine to create a stellar B&B. A great option for families or groups.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking routes.Fishing - Go trout fishing on the nearby Torridge.
Keynedon Mill 4 rooms from £95Kingsbridge, Devon
Set amidst the beautiful rolling landscape of South Devon, Keynedon Mill is a delightful B&B. Housed in an rustic old stone mill, it features lovely rooms, sumptuous breakfasts and a superb gardens. A great spot for a romantic retreat.Surfing - The Devon coastline has lots of great surf spots, some of which just a couple of miles from the B&B.Great walks - The surrounding countryside plays host to a number of lovely walking routes.Birdwatching - Twitchers will enjoy birdwatching at Frogmore Creek.Full of character
Bulleigh Barton Manor 3 rooms from £95Newton Abbot, Devon
Beautiful views, charming hosts and lovely bedrooms all come together to create Bulleigh Barton Manor. A few miles from Torquay, it offers guests a great base for exploring the wonders of South Devon.Local exploring - Perfect for exploring the countryside surrounding Torquay.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorBirdwatching - The surrounding scenery offers a varied landscape that is home to a vast array of birdlife.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to nearby Totnes, hailed as one of Britain's funkiest towns.
Masons Arms 27 rooms from £95Branscombe, Devon
Traditional country pub in a pretty coastal village. Cosy and stylish rooms - muted tones with real wood accents and antique touches. Fine ales and classic dishes, with the beach only a short walk away. A great place to rest your head whilst discovering East Devon’s Jurassic coastline.Restaurant - Features lobster and crab landed on Branscombe beach. It has held a Michelin star for more than 10 years.Foodies - The restaurant holds a Michelin star, and they run monthly masterclasses if you're keen to learn!Beach nearby - Branscombe Beach a 10 minute walkCooking classes - Cookery masterclasses are held on the first Wednesday of the month.Recommended by - Sawdays
Green Dragon House 3 rooms from £95Axminster
Set in a beautiful property in the town of Axminster, Green Dragon House is a charming B&B. Featuring comfortable rooms and offering excellent breakfasts, it's a great base for people who want to explore the Jurassic Coast.Local markets - Browse the wares at Axminster Thursday market.Great walks - Go walking at the Golden Cap.
The Rock Inn 9 rooms from £95Newton Abbot, Devon
Welcoming guests since the 1800's this country inn is located within Dartmoor National Park. It is traditional in style with exposed beams and antique decor. There is a charming self contained holiday rental cottage, plus dogs are welcome! The restaurant focuses on fresh, local fish and good wine.Sights nearby - Buckfast Abbey (famous for their tonic wine), Castle Drogo, Powderham Castle are a short drive.Great walks - Yarner Wood The nearby Yarner Wood is superb for walking.Views - Great views from hotelFull of characterRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide
The Globe Inn 7 rooms from £95Chagford (Dartmoor)
An atmospheric inn set in the heart of the pretty market town of Chagford. Individually styled rooms are spacious and bright with large sash windows and boldly patterned fabrics in soft hues. A lively restaurant serves traditional fare using local produce. Perfect for exploring the moors.Active Holiday - Dartmoor National Park offers a plethora of outdoor pursuits.Great walks - Explore the miles of secenic walking trails that run through Dartmoor.Lively - Hip and happening.Traditional
Burnville Farm 4 rooms from £95Dartmoor, Devon
Set on a beautiful Devonshire farm amidst rolling green fields, Burnville Farm is an excellent B&B. Boasting lovely rooms, an outdoor pool and stunning views, it's a great base for exploring Dartmoor. Also offer self-catering cottages that are great for families and groups.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Tavistock, voted the UK's best market town.Great walks - Dartmoor National Park is full of superb walking routes.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Sawdays
Beera Farmhouse 3 rooms from £96Tavistock, Devon
Set in rolling Devon countryside, Beera Farmhouse is a delightful B&B. The individually decorated rooms exude charm and character and the farm's sprawling land is ripe for exploring.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.Sights nearby - Visit the magnificent nearby Bicton Gardens.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.
Lee Byre 3 rooms from £100Okehampton, Devon
A family run B&B boasting a secluded spot in the stunning Devon countryside. Three charming rooms are traditional in style with exposed stone and beams, sink-into beds and fabulous views. Hearty breakfasts are served and the hosts are more than happy to share their knowledge of the region.Active Holiday - With Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep there's a host of outdoor pursuits to enjoy.Great walks - Discover the North Devon and Cornish coast on long walks.Outstanding locationRemote - Off the beaten track.
The Red Lion 17 rooms from £100Clovelly, Devon
A charming family friendly hotel overlooking Clovelly Harbour. Seventeen attractive rooms decorated in a neutral palette with splashes of blue and green to reflect the nautical feel. Cosy bar and restaurant serving up the best of day's catch. Great option for a traditional seaside holiday.Views - All rooms boast either sea or harbour viewsGreat walks - South West Coastal Path on the doorstepFull of characterSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Lodge at Loyton 10 rooms from £100Tiverton, Devon
Tucked away in rolling Devonshire countryside just to the south of Exmoor, The Lodge at Loyton is a place that exudes class and charm. Lovely rooms, delicious food in the restaurant and beautiful grounds all come together to create a place that's perfect for a rural retreat.Sights nearby - Dulverton is a delightful town nearby, full of charm and character.Great walks - Go out walking for the day in nearby Exmoor National Park.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays
Three Crowns 21 rooms from £105Chagford, Devon
A charming inn set in Chagford and surrounded by the rugged and beautiful Dartmoor National park. Simply dressed rooms mix contemporary and traditional styles with feature wallpaper, crisp white linen and soft hues. A fabulous restaurant beautifully showcases local produce.Active Holiday - With Dartmoor National Park on your doorstep there's a host of outdoor activities on offer.Great walks - Stroll through Stone Lane Gardens, an enchanting 5-acre woodland garden on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.Fishing - Try your hand at fly-fishing on Dartmoor’s rivers and lakes.Full of character
The Pines at Eastleigh 10 rooms from £105North Devon
A Grade ll listed house set in picture perfect countryside surrounding by rolling hills and grazing sheep. Traditionally dressed rooms are comfortable and cosy. Homemade breakfasts are served using locally sourced produce and the friendly owners are ever ready to advise on local activities.Country Escape - A delightful rural property set in a secluded spot with access to beautiful walking country.Great walks - Find walks galore through the little hamlet of Eastleigh and its country lanes.Surfing - Go surfing on the renowned beach of Croyd.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Strete Barton House 6 rooms from £105nr Dartmouth, Devon
This top-notch B&B is a 6th century cottage set in a picturesque village close to the beach. High standards of interior decor - contemporary with exotic touches. Sleigh beds and striking colour schemes. Relaxing and comfortable, with a beautiful garden and terrace overlooking the sea.Views - Panoramic views across Start Bay from Start Point light-house to the mouth of the river DartGreat walks - Just off the south west coast pathRestrictions on children - No children under 8 yearsFishing - Excellent fishing nearby.
The Elephant's Nest Inn 3 rooms from £110Mary Tavy, Devon
Positioned on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, The Elephant's Nest Inn is a delightful small hotel. The centrepiece is the fantastic pub and restaurant which oozes character and charm. Upstairs, three lovely rooms offer guests a comfortable place to rest their heads.Great walks - There are lots of wonderful walking routes right from the Inn.Sights nearby - Take a trip to nearby Lydford Castle.Full of characterViews - Great views from hotel
The Cott Inn 5 rooms from £110Dartington, Devon
The picturesque Cott Inn brims with history and charm. One of England's oldest remaining thatched inn's, between the Dartmoor National Park and the spectacular South Devon coastline. The perfect country escape with a snug bar, an excellent restaurant and delightful upstairs rooms.Country Escape - The perfect country escape in a historic thatched house surrounded by lovely gardens and bordered by the Dartmoor National Park.Local exploring - Perfect for exploring the beautiful surrounding Devonshire countryside.Great walks - This area is packed with excellent walking trails and routes, ask at the bar for personal favourites.Sights nearby - History buffs will be glad to hear, Dartmouth Castle is within ten miles.
Orestone Manor Hotel 11 rooms from £110Torquay (South Devon)
Georgian manor house hotel, overlooking Lyme Bay. Most of the spacious rooms feature Mediterranean views across Torbay. The decor is vintage chic with antique furnishings and bold print wallpaper. Excellent food, secluded lawns and peaceful porches, a haven.Garden - Attractive outside space.Great walks - Exe Estuary boasts miles of cycle and foot paths, exceptional views, beauttiful sandy beaches and is teeming with wildlife.Private Hot Tub - Book the Garden Suite for your own private terrace with outdoor hot tub and wonderful sea views.Sights nearby - Torre Abbey and The Agatha Christie Mile are both nearby and great informative day trips!Recommended by - Frommers
Fingals Bed and Breakfast 2 rooms from £110Dartmouth (South Devon)
Delightfully informal boutique B&B near the River Dart. 'Quintessentially English' - this 17th Century house is full to the rafters with art and antiques and home to a fine lawn, and grass tennis court. A magical spot for a proper home from home experience!Local exploring - Explore the surrounding countryside, from vineyards and country houses, to seaside and river adventures.Families - The perfect countryside family escapeGreat walks - Using the river as your guide, the countryside truly is your oyster.Sailing - Lessons available nearby on the River Dart.Recommended by - Sawdays
Larkbeare Grange 3 rooms from £115Talaton, Devon
Hidden in the depths of rural Devon, Larkbeare Grange is a charming B&B run by great hosts. The house offers smart, comfortable rooms and a beautiful setting. A great launchpad for exploring Devon.Great walks - The surrounding area is full of lovely walking routes.Sights nearby - Visit nearby castles at Powderham and Tiverton.Romantic - Good for couples.
The Dartmoor Inn 3 rooms from £115Okehampton, Devon
Nestled into the Dartmoor National park, so is perfectly positioned for exploring the area. The inn offers excellent accommodation and fine dining in the restaurant. The Dartmoor Inn is intimate and charming with three homely bedrooms and a popular pub.Local exploring - A great base for exploring the Dartmoor National Park.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking routes.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
Kerswell Farmhouse 5 rooms from £115Totnes, Devon
Nestled amidst gently rolling Devonshire hills, Kerswell Farmhouse is a delightful B&B. Boasting comfy rooms and a lovely big garden, it's a great place to relax. The feel of the farm is never too far from sight with chickens, lambs and pigs all wandering in nearby fields.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of excellent walking routes.Sights nearby - There are castles nearby at Totnes and Dartmouth.Full of characterViews - Great views from hotel
The Hope and Anchor 11 rooms from £115South Devon
A quaint inn boasting an enviable location on Devon's beautiful Hope Cove. Simply dressed rooms boast glorious sea views, soft hues and soothing sounds of the ocean. Quintessentially British dishes are served in the atmospheric restaurant with particularly good seafood.Country Escape - Boasting a fabulous location in one of Devon's prettiest coves and surrounded by glorious walking country.Great walks - Discover fantastic South Devon AONB, with endless peaceful countryside, rolling hills, stunning coastline and hidden coves.Fishing - Deep-sea fishing expeditions leave from nearby Salcombe.Views - Great views from hotel
Tynedale B&B 4 rooms from £115Torquay (South Devon)
A charming B&B in one of Britain's best holiday destinations. Four chic rooms are individually styled with bold colours, plush velvet head boards, contemporary bathrooms and crisp white linen. Indulgent breakfasts and a warm welcome make this the perfect spot for a relaxing escape.Local exploring - Coined as the English Riviera there is a beautiful coastline to be enjoy as well as having easy access to Torquay's attractions.Great walks - Discover the beautiful and dramatic coastline on long walks.Restrictions on children - Children over 15 are welcomeFull of character
Dartington Hall 50 rooms from £120Totnes, Devon
A grand medieval courtyard and landscaped gardens in the Devon countryside. Stylish rooms exude contemporary country chic and offer exceptional value. Great locally sourced food is found at the White Hart amid the formal gardens. A wonderful spot for all the family to enjoy the best of Devon.Trekking - With the Devon countryside and national park nearby, this is ideal for relaxed country walksCountry House - In the Devon countryside, 8 minutes' drive from Totnes Railway StationArchitectural - The rooms surround a medieval courtyard and beautiful garden areasRestaurant - Award-winning restaurant which uses locally sourced ingredients
Seaflowers 3 rooms from £120South Devon
A charming B&B overlooking the beautiful Frogmore Estuary. Featuring comfortable rooms, great views and hearty breakfasts. Seaflowers is perfect for those looking for a base from which to explore the surrounding Devonshire countryside.Local exploring - Perfect for exploring the Frogmore Estuary and the surrounding countryside.Local markets - Browse the local market at nearby Kingsbridge.Sights nearby - Take a trip to visit Dartmouth Castle.Sailing - Go sailing on the Frogmore Estuary.
The Henley 5 rooms from £123Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon
Small and friendly owner managed seaside bolthole of just five rooms, with a beach house feel. Cosy rooms are comfortable and clean with wonderful sea views. Cooking that finely showcases the Devon produce. Private beach access. A great weekend escape.Romantic Break - A magical seaside escape for two, with charming rooms, fantastic food and phenomenal views and walks along the coast.Birdwatching - The hotel provides binoculars in every room, so make the most of your large windows!Great walks - Step out of the hotel and onto the pretty garden path tumbling down to the beach.Surfing - Surf or kite surf on Bigbury, Challaborough and Bantham beaches.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
St Elizabeth's House 15 rooms from £129Plymouth (South Devon)
A Georgian manor set in mature gardens in a scenic village outside of Plymouth. Attractive rooms are simply designed with light wooden furniture, soft hues, sash windows and luxurious bathrooms. Dine in the traditional restaurant and sip on an evening tipple in the atmospheric bar. Fabulous.Country Escape - Located in a picturesque village and set amidst its own manicured gardens, the perfect rural escape.Great walks - Find miles of walking trails through scenic countryside.Sights nearby - Visit the grand Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Kentisbury Grange 16 rooms from £130North Devon
Kentisbury Grange, a converted manor house, situated in pretty gardens on the edge of Exmouth National Park. Rooms are contemporary in style with crisp white linen, roll-top baths and soft hues. Boasting a superb restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines. The ideal country escape.Foodies - Boasting an award winning restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines.Country Escape - A charming rural property in the pretty county of Devon.Sights nearby - Make a trip to the pretty coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.Great walks - Explore the miles of trails that run through Exmoor National Park.
Horn of Plenty Hotel 16 rooms from £130Tavistock, Devon
Luxury and elegance make up this country house in rural Tamar Valley on the edge of Dartmoor - a peaceful stay in stunning grounds. Modern, comfortable rooms are unique in style and capture the view. Fine dining at the 2 AA Rosettes restaurant. A perfect adult retreat.Groups - If you want your own country house just for the weekend then this is the place for you. Exclusive use is avaliable.Foodies - The award winning restaurant tantalises your taste buds with its locally sourced, seasonal and inventive menu.Great walks - With all of Dartmoor on your doorstep there is no excuse for sitting inside.Sights nearby - Dartmoor National Park and The Eden Project are both nearby.Recommended by - Johansens, Sawdays
Higher Gitcombe 3 rooms from £132Devon
A boutique B&B boasting a spectacular setting in the heart of the South Hams. Elegant rooms are spacious and all white on white. A high-ceilinged central lobby features numerous artworks and leads down to the breakfast room and cosy lounge. Ideal for weekend walking holidays.Country Escape - A secluded property in the heart of South Hams and surrounded by picturesque countryside.Sights nearby - Dartmouth Castle, Totnes Castle, Bayards Cove Fort, Berry Pomeroy Castle and Dartington Hall are all within easy reach.Great walks - Embark on gorgeous countryside walks leading to the River Dart direct from the house.Kayaking - Take a traditional canoe down the River Dart.
Watersmeet Hotel 25 rooms from £134Woolacombe, Devon
Classic seaside hotel with fabulous views over the North Devon coast. Tastefully refurbished rooms reflect the beach side location and the restaurant offers delicious food sourced from local ingredients. An romantic hotel for a seaside break and ideal for a family holiday too.Spa - In room treatments available plus steam room and jacuzziViews - Amazing sea views from all but two of the bedroomsOn the beach - Direct access to a sandy beach below the hotelGreat walks - South West coastal path on the doorstepRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Johansens
Old Park Hall 4 rooms from £140Devon
Blending the old with the new, Old Park Hall is a delightful B&B in Devon. Housed in a stunning Georgian building, the property offers luxurious rooms, a superb restaurant and lovely rolling grounds. Perfect for exploring the coastline around Lyme Regis.Sights nearby - The stunning natural UNESCO World Heritage Site of Golden Cap is within minutes of the property.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking trails.Fishing - Go fishing along the Lyme Regis coastline.Spa
The Cricket Inn 7 rooms from £140Devon
A charming inn boasting a fabulous spot on the pristine Devon coast. Nautically themed rooms are bright and white with pops of blue coming from the soft furnishings. An award winning restaurant serves up quintessential British fare and specialises in seafood. A delightful rural escape.Country Escape - A remote setting offering breathtaking sea views, ideal for total escapism.Great walks - Take long walks along the stunning South West Coast Path.Surfing - Hit the waves on the popular surf spot, Bantham Beach.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Percy's Country Hotel 7 rooms from £140Virginstow, Devon
Eco friendly, organic restaurant with rooms in the heart of rural Devon, between Dartmoor and the North coast. Spacious well appointed bedrooms and fabulous organic food, much of it produced on site. Wonderful spot for total relaxation after a day exploring the area.Great walks - Both Dartmoor and the South West Coast Paths are within easy reach.Sights nearby - Plenty of National Trust Houses and gardens in the vicinity.Cooking classes - Courses available year round.Restrictions on children - Over 10s only.Recommended by - Sawdays
Ilsington Country House 25 rooms from £140Dartmoor, Devon
A quintessentially British country house set in beautiful, rugged Dartmoor. Charming rooms feature soft hues, tartan fabrics and sink-into beds. A fabulous restaurant (using the freshest local produce) and indulgent spa are a welcome respite after a day spent on the moors.Spa breaks - A country house and contemporary spa which uses the latest technology alongside touches of ancient Tibetan knowledge.Swimming Pool - Indoor poolRemote - Off the beaten track.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Tarr Farm Inn 9 rooms from £150EXMOOR, Devon
A quaint farmhouse in the picturesque moorlands of Exmoor. Simply designed rooms feature soft hues, large windows and chintz fabrics. Superb food is served in the small restaurant using produce of the region. A glorious spot for a countryside escape.Back to Nature - A pretty farmhouse in the rugged landscapes of Exmoor.Birdwatching - With 243 species residing in the region bird watchers will be in paradise.Great walks - Discover the beautiful moorland on long walks.Remote - Off the beaten track.
Southernhay House 10 rooms from £150Exeter (South Devon)
A chic adults onnly boutique property located in the heart of Exeter. Smart rooms feature soft hues, enormous sash windows and spacious contemporary bathrooms - the best have free standing baths. And The Club Room offers all day dining. The ideal base from where to explore the city.City Style - A chic townhouse with an excellent central location.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Exeter Cathedral dating back to 1400.Restrictions on children - Adult onlyRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays
Tor Cottage 5 rooms from £150Devon
Situated down a quiet country lane amidst 28 acres of Devon's finest countryside you might just miss this property. From her famous full English to the old school country charm, owner Maureen runs an idyllic B&B. There is a pool and most rooms have a working log burner and private terrace.Sights nearby - The National Trust properties of Lydford Gorge, Cotehele House and Buckland Abbey are all worth a visit.Great walks - Wonderful walking for all abilities in the surrounding countryside, plus Dartmoor on the doorstepBack to Nature - Spot the odd deer or pheasant wondering past from the comfort of your own bed or private terrace!Local markets - Open six days a week you have no excuse not to visit the 900 year old Pannier Market.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Blagdon Manor 7 rooms from £155Beaworthy, Devon
Quiet and secluded country house hotel overlooking peaceful rural landscape. Primarily a restaurant with rooms the chef serves up quality food inspired by the local produce. Charming rooms feature chintz fabrics and wooden beams. Established sweeping gardens. Ideal for a relaxing weekend.Country Escape - A beautiful country property with roaring fires and homely feel, set in a charming village with spectacular views over Dartmoor.Foodies - Excellent cuisine making use of all that Devon has to offer from local partridege, to homemade chutney with West Country cheese.Great walks - Some of the most beautiful Devon walks start from very near the manor such as Germansweek Trail and Tetcott Trail.Fishing - Fish for salmon, sea trout, brown trout, grayling and coarse across a number of sites in Devon and Cornwall.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Boringdon Hall Hotel 40 rooms from £155Plymouth (South Devon)
A five star Country House and spa located next to the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Smart rooms perfectly mix traditional and contemporary styles, the best featuring heavy four posters and in-room free standing baths. An extensive spa and innovative restaurant make this a very special stay.Spa breaks - Unwind in the state-of-the-art Gaia spa, one of the best in Devon.Great walks - Spend days exploring the rugged countryside of Dartmoor National Park.Swimming Pool - Indoor poolRestrictions on children - Adult only
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel 16 rooms from £159Kingsbridge, Devon
17th century manor house set within five acres of perfectly manicured gardens. Dining at the award-winning restaurant in its newly renovated dining room is a must. Rooms are decorated in a classic style and filled with antiques. A stunning setting for weddings or the perfect weekend break.Weddings - This picturesque manor house with its stunning gardens is a wonderful wedding locationFoodies - The 2 AA Rosette award winning restaurant comes highly recommendedCountry Escape - Nestled in the Devon countrysideFull of character
The Salty Monk 7 rooms from £159Sidmouth, Devon
An award winning restaurant and adjoining B&B set in the pretty town of Sidmouth. Rooms vary between uber contemporary - think in-room glass screened bathrooms - and a little more on the country chic side. The fabulous restaurant serves up exemplary fare using seasonal produce.Country Escape - A relaxing rural property surrounded by the natural riches of East Devon.Great walks - Take long walks along the beautiful Jurassic coastal path.Sights nearby - Visit the majestic Exeter Cathedral.Restrictions on children - Adult only
Soar Mill Cove Hotel 20 rooms from £159South Devon
Relaxed family friendly hotel a couple of miles from Salcombe. Spacious rooms and suites, some with private patios and stunning sea views. Delicious food with an emphasis on local specialities. Wonderful walking on the doorstep and a warm welcome for canine guests too!Great walks - The Devon Coastal path is on the doorstepFamiliesPrivate Hot Tub - Book one of the Ocean View self catering units for your own outdoor hot tub.Spa - Wide range of treatments on offer from facials to massages to reflexology.
Dart Marina Hotel 49 rooms from £160Dartmouth (South Devon)
This property, in Dartmouth's buzzing harbour has a luxury spa and an AA Rosette awarded restaurant. Chic rooms in pale palettes are bright with large windows overlooking the River Dart. There are also self-contained apartments. This property is perfectly located to explore Dartmoor.Sailing - This hotel is places perfectly for sailing enthusiasts of all abilities.Sights nearby - Dartmouth and Kingswear Castle are both nearby and a great day out!Romantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Arundell Arms Hotel 21 rooms from £160Lifton, Devon
A truly English hotel overlooking Dartmoor, close to the Cornish border. Beautiful gardens, sloping down to the river, with an award winning fishing school. Spacious and comfortable rooms with sleek country house interiors. Dine on local produce at the award winning restaurant. Bliss.Exclusive offer - Make Sunday Special OfferFoodies - Award winning restaurant, run by famed head chef Steven Pidgeon- plus a fine wine list and spectacular service.Active Holiday - Perfect for an active holiday with plenty of fishing, walking and shooting available in the local area.Great walks - Close to Dartmoor - true definition of English countryside, with plentiful walks for all levels of commitment.Fishing - On a 20 mile stretch of the River Tamar with private fishing rights and equippment for guests.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
The Cider House 4 rooms from £160Yelverton, Devon
The former cider house of the Buckland Abbey monks, this elegant B&B is a real charmer. Set amidst lovely gardens and featuring just four chic, luxurious rooms and delicous breakfasts with many of the ingredients grown on site. Perfect for a sophisticated rural retreat.Great walks - Wander through the Cider House's lovely gardens and the surrounding estate.Sights nearby - Guests have access to the magnificent nearby Buckland Abbey.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Lewtrenchard Manor 10 rooms from £165Devon
This Jacobean manor house, dating back to the 16th century, with all the modern comforts as well as oak panelled hallways, open fire places and manicured gardens. Rooms are decorated with antique pieces. The restaurant, including nine course tasting menu is a must try. A popular wedding venue.Fishing - The Arundell Arms in Lifton has fishing rights on the river TamarGreat walks - Ask the hotel for a map of Dartmoor and its many walking trailsSights nearby - The Eden project is well worth a visitOpulentRecommended by - Fodors, Sawdays
Northcote Manor 16 rooms from £170Burrington, Devon
This 18th century country house hotel offers the simple pleasures of good food, lovely views and peace and quiet. Tranquil walks can be enjoyed in the the walled ‘secret garden’, apple orchards and Japanese water garden. Great for a relaxing weekend break.Views - Fine views over the Taw ValleyGarden - 20 acres of lawn and woodlandFishing - Game fishing on the River TawTraditionalRecommended by - Johansens, Sawdays
The Rising Sun 16 rooms from £170Lynmouth, Devon
With a picturesque position overlooking Lynmouth harbour, The Rising Sun is a charming traditional inn. Set in a delightful 14th century thatched property, the hotel prides itself on delicious food in the restaurant and comfortable, relaxing accommodation in its sixteen individually designed rooms.Local exploring - A great base from which to explore Exmoor National Park.Great walks - There are countless beautiful walking routes in the Exmoor National Park and the South west coast pathFishing - Take sea fishing trips out from Lynmouth harbour or try your luck on the river LynSights nearby - Glen Lyn Gorge and Watersmeet House are close by
Prince Hall 9 rooms from £176Dartmoor, Devon
Tucked away in the Devonshire countryside, Prince Hall is a lovely B&B. Boasting smart, spacious rooms and beautiful views out over moorland. There is a great a la carte restaurant. It is a lovely place to relax in a rural setting.Sights nearby - Go and visit local sights such as Lydford Castle and Castle Drogo.Great walks - Go for lovely walks in the surrounding countryside.Views - Great views from hotelFull of character
Royal Castle Hotel 11 rooms from £180Dartmouth (South Devon)
A traditional hotel boasting a fabulous location overlooking the River Dart and just steps from the castle. Elegant rooms are traditionally dressed with antique furniture, patterned wallpaper and chandeliers. An atmospheric fire lit restaurant specialises in grills. A charming stay.Local exploring - Perfectly placed in the heart of Dartmouth with many of its attractions within walking distance.Great walks - Find glorious walks in the surrounding countryside with trails suitable for gentle walks or more challenging hikes.Sights nearby - Visit the imposing Dartmouth Castle, just a short stroll from the property.Sailing - Take a cruise along the river on a coal-fired paddle steamer.
The Old Rectory Hotel 15 rooms from £180Martinhoe, Devon
A very relaxed hotel nestled in the Devonshire countryside. A secluded escape with well-styled rooms and excellent, locally-sourced food. Guests can take many delightful walks to local beauty spots within Exmoor National Park. The perfect place for a quiet weekend away.Fishing - Woolacombe Beach is just a 30 minute drive away.Great walks - 500 metres from the Exmoor coastal path.Surfing - On nearby Woolacombe Beach.Kayaking - Can be arranged locally.Recommended by - Sawdays, Johansens, Good Hotel Guide, I Escape
Anran @ Tidwell Farm 14 rooms from £180Landscove, Devon
Close to the border of Dartmoor National Park, Anran @ Tidwell Farm is a charming guesthouse in rural Devon. Beautiful rooms and stunning surrounds are the main reason to head here. The whole house is available to rent for bigger groups.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.Sights nearby - Take a trip to nearby Totnes Castle.Romantic - Good for couples.
Whitehouse 6 rooms from £190Chillington, Devon
Small but beautifully designed coastal village hotel - a boutique of real style with just six rooms, one mile from the beach, with chic rooms and a screening room for movies.Spa - House membership to the Dart Marina SpaSailing - Can be booked nearby.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Cary Arms 8 rooms from £195Torquay (South Devon)
A boutique hotel with the charm of a British pub. The cliff top position makes for stunning views. Chic white washed rooms mix traditional features with modern simplicity. Hearty gastro-pub styled food is served at the restaurant. A glorious spa. An excellent choice for a family holiday.Total relaxation - Lazy days eating seafood on the terrace, followed by customised holistic treatments in the spa using Yon-Ka products.Families - Three cottages with three, four or five rooms are ideal for families.Great walks - Jump onto the South West Coast Path National Trail spanning for 630 miles through stunning landscapes.Fishing - The Inn provides rods for the pier and nets for fishing in rock pools.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Johansens, Sawdays
South Sands 22 rooms from £195Salcombe, Devon
Paradise for watersport addicts - a comfortable haven, right on the beach. Rooms are designed in a contemporary New England style - creams and soft pastel colours. The spacious suites are perfect for families. Enjoy the sea air and great brasserie food at the beach side restaurant and terrace.Great walks - Walk up behind the hotel and look around the National Trust's Overbeck's House and Garden a treasure trove of tropical plants.Local markets - Walk to Salcombe and check out the various art galleries and boutiques including Bibi & Mac, Quba Sails and Jack Wills.Sailing - South Sands Sailing school is right next to the hotel offering sailing, kayaking and other watersports.Fishing - The hotel can arrange deep-sea fishing trips with a little notice.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Good Hotel Guide
Sidmouth Harbour Hotel 57 rooms from £205Sidmouth (South Devon)
A nautically inspired hotel set on the famed Jurassic Coast. Light and airy rooms are decorated with soft hues and have floor to ceiling windows (the best are sea facing). Boasting both a spoiling spa and an excellent restaurant serving British classics. A fabulous spot for a weekend getaway.Country Escape - A country house boasting a location on the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for a rural getaway.Sights nearby - Visit Sidmouth's interesting Norman Lockyer observatory.Great walks - Take long walks along the Jurassic Coast.Kayaking - Explore the coast from the sea by kayak.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
Saunton Sands Hotel 95 rooms from £206Nr Braunton, Devon
Quintessential family seaside hotel with a spectacular setting on the North Devon coast. Stylish contemporary accommodation in neutral muted hues, with flexible options from doubles to family apartments. Top class on-site facilities for sports, relaxation & family fun plus 2AA Rosette fine dining.Swimming Pool - Heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools.Sights nearby - Enjoy a day out at Victorian Watermouth Castle; providing a theme park for the kids.Kids Club - A supervised playroom and two hours free childcare per day for under-eights.Spa - A comprehensive facility offering all you could want to relax and unwind.
Bovey Castle 64 rooms from £229Chagford (Dartmoor)
Family friendly country hotel with something for everyone: lego room service for the little ones & bespoke spa treatments for the adults! Ideally situated for exploring the wilderness of Dartmoor and more activities on site than you can imagine.Child friendly - Daily egg collecting, meet the ferrets and falconry displays. Colouring books & crayons for little ones at meal times!Spa - UK's flagship SUNDARI spaFamiliesGreat walks - Complimentary walking guides and dog towels.Recommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels
Gidleigh Park Hotel 24 rooms from £270Chagford (Dartmoor)
Super luxurious and pampering Dartmoor retreat, on 107 acres of mature grounds. The plush rooms come with antique furnishings, original art and huge sash windows. The Michelin stared food is served in an atmospheric and grandiose dining room. Peaceful, restful and totally heavenly.Fishing - Fly fishing on the River Teign - licenses and tuition providedRestaurant - Michael Wignall's award-winning restaurantGarden - Beautiful landscaped gardenGreat walks - There are inumerable lovely walking trails both on thr 107 acres of mature grounds and on nearby Dartmoor.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Sawdays, Michelin Travel
The Hamptons 5 rooms from £290Ilfracombe, Devon
Luxurious self-catered apartments in a Victorian Villa a short walk from the beach. Chic interiors with elegant chandeliers, large windows and soft hues. The shared garden features a large hot tub. Plenty of activities nearby. An excellent base for families or groups.Families - Private accommodation with a garden with plenty of activities in the surrounding area make this the perfect base for families.Country Escape - Set amidst lovely surroundings, overlooking the coastline and with plenty of country pursuits to suit every taste.Surfing - Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe beaches are nearby and lessons can be easily arranged.Sights nearby - Ilfracombe, and Lundy Island are both within easy reach of the property.
Paschoe House 9 rooms from £290Crediton (South Devon)
Historic 19th-century country house hotel in rural Devon which has been sympathetically updated for retreat and relaxation. There are just nine luxurious individually designed rooms combining classic country styling and all the mod cons. Superb Devon sourced dining. Excellent on-site activities.Great walks - Make use of the Two Moors Way, suitable for all levels, you will not run out of terrain.Fishing - Take advantage of a dedicated fly fishing instructor & guide.Hideaway - With just nine rooms, Pashchoe is as intimate as could be.Back to Nature
Salcombe Harbour Hotel 50 rooms from £295South Devon
On the edge of bustling and picture postcard Salcombe this stunning newly refurbished boutique hotel has everything one could wish for. Magnificently situated, overlooking the estuary with its sailing boats, sandy beaches and a short walk into town. Wonderful terraces, spa and pool, cinema. BlissSuites - All rooms come with 'balcony baskets' with binoculars throws and books, complimentary gin and sherrySit-out Terrace - Wonderful terraces with sunloungers and glorious views of the harbour, estuary and out to sea.Restaurant - The Jetty Restaurant is both chic and family friendly with mouthwatering seafood lunch barParking - Cars are left on the hotel state of the art turntable and valet parked!
Burgh Island 27 rooms from £310Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon
Full of character, this seaside art deco hotel on a tidal island is a true 'experience' hotel, where time has stood still in the 1930s. Comfortable period-style rooms. Locally sourced food and classic pre-war cocktails are on the menu. Half board only, because the tide locks you in at night.Beach Life - Located along a rugged stretch of British coastlineRetro/Vintage - Decorated in an authentic 1930s styleSights nearby - There are a number of day excursions from Burgh Island, to historical houses and castles.Restrictions on children - No under 5s, no under 12s at dinnerRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Lympstone Manor 21 rooms from £350South Devon
On a hill surrounded by gorgeous countryside on the coast of Exmouth sits the stunning Lympstone Manor. This Grade II listed Georgian country house hotel offers elegant accommodation and absolutely unbeatable cuisine. The ideal getaway from it all spot.Foodies - The acclaimed chef Michael Caines is in charge of the cuisine at Lympstone Manor and produces absolutely splendid dishesCountry Escape - Forget about all your worries at this pampering and indulgent rural spotGreat walks - With 28 acres of garden leading down to the foreshore of the Exe estuary there are many beautiful walksTraditional