Lots of people wait until the summer months to take their holidays, particularly if they’re planning on taking a break in the UK. However, because South Devon is such a beautiful and diverse area, more people are considering off-peak holidays and cheap breaks here in the south west. Given that South Devon is one of the most picturesque regions of the UK with a unique countryside framed by spectacular coastlines, it’s no surprise that we’re one of the most popular spots in the country for cheap breaks both in and out of season.
Cheap breaks off-season are a fantastic way for you to keep costs down but still make the most of what South Devon has to offer. Late spring and early autumn can still provide enough good weather to make family beach-style holidays a possibility, while the winter months are better suited to couples who want to snuggle up together in a cosy country retreat and shut out the rest of the world. Of course, an off-season cheap break needn’t depend on the weather - there are also plenty of outdoor activities such as walking the coastal path, surfing and sailing that offer a year-round challenge.
Accommodation for cheap breaks in South Devon is varied and you can find bargains right across the board, from small, luxurious apartments to sprawling mansions set in well-tended grounds. If you want to really experience what the countryside has to offer but want something a bit different to the usual hotels and campsites then you can even take a cheap break in a yurt or house boat.
Cheap Breaks without compromise
Many companies in South Devon are well equipped to offer cheap breaks during off-peak months, with no compromise on service or standards. The Blenheim in Dawlish offers Winter Warmer cheap breaks that are ideal if you can’t take a full week off away from the office. There are both self-catering and B&B options and The Blenheim is located close to plenty of year-round attractions for the kids.
Esmé’s Cottage in Ivybridge has taken a novel approach to cheap breaks. During the months of January, February and March you tell the owners how much you want to pay for your stay and they’ll tell you instantly if it’s a deal. This cottage has retained much of its original character, with beams and an inglenook fireplace to keep the accommodation cosy and warm.