Do you want to whisk a loved one away for a romantic break but don’t want to go to the usual overpriced, garish locations? South Devon is the ideal option for truly romantic breaks. With its beautiful countryside, dramatic coastline and sandy beaches, South Devon has all the necessary ingredients for romantic breaks at any time of year. Spring and summer tend to be the most popular months for visitors, but the region takes on a charm of its own during the autumn and winter months.
Whether it’s planned, spontaneous or a surprise, romantic breaks all have one constant ingredient – it’s all about two people who want to spend quality time together. If you want to spend your time thinking of nothing but your partner then you can choose from some wonderfully romantic retreats here in the West Country. Dartington Hall is a prime example of how we combine high standards and wonderful aesthetics to create an ambience of romance and serenity that’ll rekindle the romance in your life. Here you can enjoy tranquil walks through an ancient deer park or enjoy an intimate meal in the magnificent White Hart Restaurant.
Fine Dining and Rustic Fare
If you prefer the personal touch to your romantic breaks then there are plenty of remote and charming cottages where the only thing to disturb you is the birdsong. However, even the most dedicated chef may want some time off, so there are numerous top quality restaurants in South Devon ranging from fine dining to rustic farmhouse fare. The New Angel, Dartmouth’s most famous restaurant, has recently been taken over by celebrity chef Alan Murchison. Alan and his team have already achieved a Michelin star, and serve the best in local produce to visitors and locals alike in wonderfully romantic surroundings.
Back to Nature
Romantic breaks don’t have to be all about luxuries. If you’re more of a ‘back to nature’ couple then a romantic retreat in a yurt gives you all the peace and quiet you could want while still letting you indulge in a little comfort under canvas. Check out the new yurts at Lower Cobberton Farm or if you prefer gliding effortlessly down a quiet waterway, why not hire a house boat for a week?