We’ve had some beautiful weather in Devon the last few weeks, prompting people to head to the beaches and countryside for walks, fun and outdoor adventure. Happily it looks like there’s more sun to come too, with forecasters predicting warm temperatures this Easter, and one of the hottest summers on record. Holidays in Devon offer countryside and coastline, ancient ruins and modern shopping centres, and it's perfect for families or couples. So don't delay - book today!
If you’re after adrenaline-filled things to do then you can find out the best places for climbing, white water rafting, horse riding and a host of white-knuckle fun across the county. Discover the great Devon outdoors with watersports, cycling, adventure sports, walking, climbing, fishing, riding ... and more. Why not try your hand at surfing or sea kayaking – we’ve got two coastlines and miles of beaches after all. We’ve also got two national parks, making a spot of climbing or hill walking on Exmoor or Dartmoor a must-do Devon experience. And if cycling's more your thing, our network of cycle trails means we’ve got that covered too.
But, if your idea of bliss centres around peace and quiet, tranquillity is something that Devon’s not short of. Hit one of the glorious beaches, ramble in miles of unspoilt countryside, visit ancient castles, browse art galleries, take a boat trip, visit some awe-inspiring gardens or simply while away the hours in a quiet café.
There really is something for everyone, and we know that by staying at Waves or Top Deck you'll really enjoy having your very own "home from home" and simply won't want to leave.
Thinking about a weekend break in Devon but can't face the long drive - well then why not let the train take the strain! There are fast direct trains to Totnes from across the UK (only 20 minutes from our properties in Stoke Fleming) and if you book them ahead you can get your ticket for a great price too. (try www.thetrainline.com for some fantastic deals). You can pick up car-hire from the station or get a taxi.
If you're heading down to Devon from London, First Great Western offer the outstanding Pullman Fine Dining Service on the 18.03 and 19.03 services from London Paddington. The journey is only 2 hours 45 minutes, an ideal amount of time to enjoy an delectable 3-course dinner. As the UK's only on-train fine dining restaurant still in service it really is a very special experience. Award-winning (& Dartmouth's very own) restaurateur and chef Mitch Tonks has created a menu using wonderful local produce including the seafood of the South West which he strongly believes to be the finest in the world. The wines have been chosen from the wine list of his award-winning Seahorse restaurant in Dartmouth and have been matched with the food.
Coastal Retreats are stylish and family friendly self-catering holiday homes located in the popular area of the South Hams, Devon.