Romance needn’t be just for Valentine’s Day; it’s best enjoyed year-round. England is packed with romantic destinations, and Devon is no exception. Against a backdrop of wild moors, pristine beaches and bewitching star-filled night skies, Devon has something to offer lovebirds of every type.
You can hunker down together in a country cottage or indulge yourselves at one of Devon’s spa hotels. Food lovers can step out for dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant or enjoy a sumptuous cream tea in a romantic rose garden. And couples with a love for the outdoors can explore fossil beaches, medieval towns and quintessential English villages before relaxing beside a crackling fire at the end of the day.
If all of this is getting you starry-eyed, it’s time to book a romantic Devon break. By way of a little inspiration, here’s our pick of some of the most romantic hotels in Devon.
For a coastal spa break, The Cary Arms & Spa – known locally as ‘the inn on the beach’ – wins hands down for sea views. Delightfully situated on Babbacombe Beach in Torquay, this 5-star boutique hotel sits on the South West Coast Path, making it a perfect spot for exploring the surrounding hidden coves and secluded beaches.
For a child-free getaway, head to the adult-only 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay which also just happens to have been named the Best B&B in the World two years running by TripAdvisor. Glamorous bedrooms and bathrooms are sure to impress your other half and the B&B is the perfect base from which to take romantic beach strolls. Torquay has become a real foodie destination in recent years and now offers three Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from.
If you’re looking for a romantic country retreat, the Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa is the place to be, nestled within 10 acres of private grounds on the southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park. This family-owned hotel boasts a beautiful spa which is free for staying guests and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant with stunning views of the moor and Haytor Rocks.
Each of these wonderful places to stay regularly run special offers so book direct to take advantage of the best deals. And find more of the best places to stay in Devon.