Although South Devon’s countryside shows its finery in the summer, the whole region takes on a different charm during the winter months. Brisk walks along coastal paths or on the beach can be invigorating and can really whet your appetite for the local food served up in restaurants and cafés. While many of the theme parks and family attractions may be closed, there are still plenty of festivals and events to keep everyone entertained and, failing that, there’s always the cosy warmth of snuggling up in your chosen accommodation.
Choosing accommodation in South Devon for your winter breaks lets you take advantage of some great off-peak special offers. Places such as the Garway Lodge Hotel are offering ‘Winter Warmer’ breaks, while Bovisand Lodge Estate hires out its Heritage Apartments and Cottage at reduced rates during the winter months. Bovisand Lodge Estate is close to a wonderful coastal walk if you fancy a stroll that’ll make your cheeks glow, and has the added luxury of an indoor swimming pool so you can make the most of your winter breaks here.
Festivals and Events
For those who want to explore a little bit more of the local scenery, the South Devon Walking Festival runs throughout September and offers up to 33 walking routes that take you along the best of the area’s coastline and through some of its finest countryside. In October, the Dartmouth Food Festival showcases all the best local produce. Top local chefs will also be demonstrating at the event including top names like Mitch Tonks from The Seahorse and Serin Aubrey from the Anzac Street Bistro. November brings you the opportunity to browse through 300 exhibitors of retailers, craftsmen and food and drink suppliers at the Exeter WestPoint Arena. There's even a Santa’s Grotto for younger holidaymakers.
Winter breaks in South Devon give you the chance to appreciate a different aspect of the region, and are a convenient and cost-effective alternative to holidaying abroad.