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JUN 24, 2014

Why Devon’s Holiday Cottages are the UKs Best Kept Secret

With the summer months now upon us, it’s time to start to consider summer holidays. The choices for families, couples and even single individuals are vast. From the beaches of Marbella to the increasingly popular destination of Turkey, holiday-makers travels are, today more diverse than ever. However, why fly to Europe or beyond if you can take a trip to scenic Devon.

Devon has a lot to offer as a holiday destination. There is a wealth of lovely towns dotted across the county, each with a rich culture and heritage, and offering holiday-makers with much to do. Towns and villages such as Modbury, Totnes, Ashburton, Harbertonford and Holne are steeped in history. These villages formed tight knit communities and were frequently built around a local church or watering hole.

Holne is home to a 13th century church of St. Mary the Virgin, which is just a short walk from a renowned pub, the Church House Inn pub. Upon visiting Holne you’ll be treated to fantastic walking and cycling routes, and even the chance to swim in the deep pools of the River Dart, which passes nearby. Taking a walk across Dartmoor National Park and you’re sure to bump into shaggy Dartmoor ponies and lots of sheep.

If you’re more at home relaxing on a sandy beach, Devon will not disappoint. With a range of beaches that stretch all the way along the north and south coast. Moving from the east you’ll pass the beautiful beaches of the English Riviera around Torbay before moving onto Dartmouth.

A trip further round the coast will see you reach Salcombe Estuary, and eventually reach Plymouth. Holidaying around the Salcombe Estuary you’ll find beaches to suit everyone. With cafes dotted around the estuary and great canoeing waves, there is something for those that wish to relax or engage in fun activities.

Delve a little further along the coast and you’ll come to Torcross, the famed site of the D-Day landings. A quaint fishing town, complete with shingle beaches awaits you. Those that enjoy riding the surf certainly shouldn’t discount Bigbury, South Devon’s best surfing beach. Whether you just want to paddle out and catch some waves or go kitesurfing, this beach is the perfect destination for you.

Devon has so much to offer. Whether you’ve designs on indulging in a completely relaxing holiday, or if you like to keep active and enjoy some fun  in the sun, you’ll find that Devon has just what you’re looking for.

 

Created on 24th June 2014
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