At this time of the year, Self-catering Holiday Accommodation in Devon is at a premium. As hundreds of thousands of tourists arrive every year, most book well in advance so as not to be disappointed.
Tourism is a thriving industry in both North and South Devon and for this reason, you’ll find an enormous choice of accommodation in the county. There are hotels, guest houses, static caravans, chalets, glamping sites and self-catering apartments.
Many people choose self-catering accommodation in Devon because it affords them the freedom to come and go as they please. Families often don’t want to eat out every night and being able to cook in their apartments saves them money. They can also eat when they want to rather than be tied to set meal times in a hotel.
The English Riviera
Located in South Devon the English Riviera is highly popular as a tourist destination. The weather tends to be warmer here and there is so much for everyone to see and do. Encompassing Paignton, Brixham, Torquay and Babbacombe (the Torbay area) there are 22 miles of beaches to explore and enjoy. From secluded coves to traditional seaside resorts there is no limit to what you can do. Beachcombing, fishing, cruising, kite flying, coast steering and all manner of water sports are available.
In addition, there are always festivals going on throughout the year. They usually involve live music and lots of food and drink. We know how to party on the English Riviera and that’s just one of the reasons people return, year on year.
There are also lots of markets where you can buy fresh produce including fish caught locally. Fresh fish is often a luxury to those who live in cities. However, if you have self-catering accommodation in Devon you can cook fish and seafood every day if you wish. There are a number of fishmongers in Paignton but you can also buy it from the quay in Brixham.
Rural holidays are popular in North Devon with its rolling countryside and small fishing villages. Bideford is on the banks of the River Torridge and from there you can take a boat or helicopter trip to Lundy Island. No cars are allowed on Lundy and there are only 28 people living on it. It is the most fantastic nature reserve with many species of rare birds, marine and wildlife to see.
Less than 5 miles from Bideford is Westward Ho! famous for the author Charles Kingsley who wrote a book of the same name. The beach has a pebble ridge but when the tide goes out it stretches for miles. Many of the original Victoria 4 storey houses overlook the sea and most have been converted into self-catering holiday accommodation.
No matter where you choose your accommodation in Devon, you can be assured of a memorable holiday. The country is steeped in history, tales of smuggling and pirates of old abound and there is something for everyone.
We would love to hear about your experience of self-catering accommodation in Devon. If you have an interesting story about your holiday we will gladly publish it on our blog.