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Why You Should Spend Christmas in Devon

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Spend Christmas in Devon (subject to Government restrictions!)

There’s no getting away from it – the mornings and afternoons are growing shorter, darker, and there’s a cold bite to the mornings! With light at the end of the tunnel amidst the pandemic, it’s time to embrace the winter season and start planning for the most wonderful time of the year in Devon.

Although Christmas may look quite different this year, a staycation in the UK remains a viable option, government regulation dependent of course! Devon is a fantastic choice for a cosy, family-oriented and wholesome Christmas break.

The South West is a sought-after stay across all seasons, being the ultimate spot to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air and charming towns. We have put together some ideas of what you could get up too in a Devonian December, so you can get excited for the festive season in a green, gentle and slow-paced place.

Family Time

After an unsettling and volatile year, quality time with your loved ones is extremely important. Escape to the coast and countryside and get back to nature with your family. Squabble over scrabble, give and receive gifts, and enjoy a blustery family walk along the coast.

Charming Seaside Villages

The South Hams has plenty of picturesque villages dotted along the coast. With Brixham, Dartmouth, Totnes and Salcombe just a short drive away from our Devon apartments, you are spoilt for choice with towns to explore, grab a coffee and enjoy a fish and chips overlooking the colourful harbours. Check out our blog Best Places to Eat & Drink!

Boxing Day Swim

If you’re feeling brave and want to wash away 2020, take the plunge on Boxing day in the sea with the brave locals to start the year right and refreshed!

Exploring the Moors

Dartmoor is a must-visit when in Devon for the adventurers, the ramblers, foodies and the stroll-seekers, there’s something for everyone! The wild and windy moors offers endless gorse, dramatic tors, snow-topped hills and fresh-water streams winding through the National Park. Dartmoor is the ultimate social distancing spot with wild ponies, epic views, reservoirs and hikes for all abilities! Check out our blog to get day-trip inspo.

Winter Sun

With low expectations for British weather in the winter, you still might be lucky enough to get some sunshine in December. If so, you can lap up golden hour, head to the endless beaches and unexpectedly enjoy t-shirt weather with a picnic on a coastal walk!

Now we have given you an idea of what a Devonian Christmas break could look like – it’s time to book your stay! Check out our accommodation in Plymouth and Torquay. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly, dog-friendly or romantic retreats just for two, we have properties to suit all preferences! Get in touch if you have any questions.

If you want to know more about how to spend a holiday in Devon, check out our blog on How to Spend 5 Days in Devon. 


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