In need of a post-Christmas ‘pick me up’? Beat the January blues and book a relaxing break in South Devon this spring, allowing you to experience the true peace and tranquillity the region offers at this special time of year. From rejuvenating short breaks spent walking the South West Coast Path, to foodie getaways sampling the finest ingredients South Devon has to offer, the options are endless!
Put the ‘spring’ back in your step
South Devon is home to a myriad of coastal paths, footpaths and bridleways, providing walking opportunities galore. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring views, as well as a host of rare flora and fauna lining the hedgerows and verges. Whether you are walking, strolling or hiking – with or without a dog – this really is an unbeatable holiday destination for exploring on foot. Why not check out our free downloadable South Devon Walking Guide, filled with useful routes and suggestions for all abilities.
STAY: Berry Cottage, Dittisham (sleeps 4) is a dog-friendly, beautifully renovated waterfront cottage. This is a great location from which to walk to Dartmouth or catch the ferry across the River Dart and explore the National Trust’s Greenway House and gardens.
One of the most special things about visiting South Devon during the spring, is the abundance of wildlife just waiting to be discovered! The estuaries and creeks, fields and nature reserves all offer something different. Enjoy spotting bluebells and buttercups, snow drops and swallows, before returning to your holiday home feeling refreshed and ‘at one with nature’.
STAY: The Old Milking Shed, Bantham (sleeps 6) is a converted barn offering luxury, pet-friendly accommodation for a family or three couples looking to escape to South Devon. Explore the sandy beach at Bantham or walk the coast path to Thurlestone or Aveton Gifford, both popular with nature enthusiasts.
A taste of spring
Not only is spring a fantastic time to experience South Devon’s natural environment – it is also a wonderful time to sample some delicious seasonal foodie treats. With an exceptional range of food producers, offering everything from jam to gin, the ingredients available during the spring time are sure to liven up your plate. Head to Wild Artichokes in Kingsbridge and enjoy their spring feasting menu, which includes an array of flavours and seasonal vegetables, beautifully woven into sharing dishes.
STAY: South Wing (sleeps 6) is set on a working farm in the rural village of Sherford, near Kingsbridge. This ‘wing’ of a traditional Devon farmhouse offers the ideal base for families looking to explore the countryside, with or without a dog. The pet-friendly beach at Slapton Sands is just a few miles away.
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