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Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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Dolton (1.5 mls SE), Devon
Barnstaple (4mls SE), Devon
Dawlish Warren (1ml N), Devon
Lyme Regis (9 mls N), Devon
Combe Martin (2mls W), Exmoor
Bideford (9mls S), Devon
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With its sweeping coastline peppered with unspoilt beaches and secluded coves, rugged moorland where wild ponies roam free, and a wealth of picture-postcard villages, Devon is the perfect destination for relaxing long weekends or short breaks away. Short breaks in North Devon revolve around the sun, sea and surf – catch some waves at Woolacombe, Saunton and Westward Ho! and enjoy picnics on the sand at Croyde and Ilfracombe. Not forgetting invigorating coastal rambles along the South West Coast Path or inland strolls amongst the vast wilderness of the Exmoor National Park.
Short breaks in Mid and East Devon are perfect for exploring the breathtaking landscapes of the Dartmoor National Park as well as the gorgeous beaches at Exmouth, Sidmouth and Beer. And short breaks in South Devon are ideal for those seeking a traditional bucket and spade seaside holiday, with deckchairs and beach huts dotted along the palm-fringed English Riviera. Browse our Devon cottages for self-catering short breaks to find your perfect countryside or coastal mini break.
Whether you are looking for a quick three-night break, a mid-week retreat or a weekend away, we have a wide selection of dog-friendly short breaks in Devon where the four-legged members of the family can join in the fun too.
If you’re looking to escape the realities of everyday life, our short Devon breaks could be just the tonic. And our luxury weekend breaks offer extra slices of indulgence to make your stay even more special, with the likes of hot tubs, roll-top baths, crackling wood burners and four-poster beds on offer - perfect for a romantic break away with your loved one.
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