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A local's guide to Devon

Shannon 04 October 2019

Devon: a place that offers the perfect balance of coast and countryside; rural village living and vibrant city life; action-packed adventures and laid-back retreats. It’s a region that is well-loved by all who visit, and a quintessentially British staycation destination. If you’re planning your first, third or hundredth visit to Devon, you’ll find all the information you need to live like a local and get the very best out of your experience.

With local’s guides to North, South and Mid Devon, alongside an in-depth guide to each town, city and village, you’ll be able to find the hidden gems and most authentic experiences for your next adventure…

Your guide to North Devon

Wander quaint villages, indulge in the finest local foods, visit some of the best beaches in Devon, eat a fantastic cream tea and tick a few things off your Devon bucket list. North Devon is the kind of place that you'll fall in love with on your first visit, and you'll want to come back year after year to see the secret coves and explore more of it's unique charm. Learn all about our favourite spots to stay in North Devon today...
A local's guide to Appledore
A local's guide to Barnstaple
A local's guide to Bideford
A local's guide to Braunton
A local's guide to Clovelly
A local's guide to Combe Martin
A local's guide to Croyde
A local's guide to Exmoor
A local's guide to Ilfracombe
 A local's guide to Instow
 A local's guide to Lynton and lynmouth
 A local's guide to Mortehoe
 A local's guide to South Molton
 A local's guide to Westward Ho!
 A local's guide to Woolacombe


North Devon encompasses an array of stunning sights, from coastal beauty to historic towns, ancient woodlands and everything in between. Long strolls by the sea, cream teas at quaint cafes, surfing until sunset: take your pick on how to spend your time and make the most of the time you have to spend with loved ones. What's more, it's incredibly family friendly and dog friendly too, so a holiday here will be a real crowd pleaser.

Your guide to South Devon


Quaint seaside villages and charming towns characterise South Devon, making it the place to be for romantic trips and family escapes. It's a place for living life in the slow lane and taking in the natural beauty that's all around us, as well as being a hot spot for water sports. Discover the secrets of South Devon today...
 A local's guide to Beer
 A local's guide to Brixham
 A local's guide to Dartmouth
 A local's guide to Dawlish
 A local's guide to Exmouth
 A local's guide to Noss Mayo
 A local's guide to Paignton
 A local's guide to Plymouth
 A local's guide to Salcombe
 A local's guide to Sidmouth
 A local's guide to South Hams
 A local's guide to Teignmouth
 A local's guide to Torquay
 A local's guide to Totnes


Ready to peruse the picturesque villages, dine at all the best spots and get to know South Devon? You're sure to fall in love with the stunning scenery and array of activities within minutes of arriving; rest assured it's a place that you'll want to return to year after year, building a bank of fond memories.


Your guide to Mid Devon

From the peaks of Dartmoor to the idyllic villages, Mid Devon is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. With a mixture of rural destinations and small cities packed with all you could need, each one has a real community feel to it that helps you to feel at home right away on your travels. Explore the beauty of Mid Devon today...
 A local's guide to Bovey Tracey
 A local's guide to Crediton
 A local's guide to Cullompton
 A local's guide to Dartmoor
 A local's guide to Exeter
 A local's guide to Tavistock
 A local's guide to Tiverton
 A local's guide to Topsham


The green heart of Devon is the perfect place to go for a little rest and relaxation away from the stress of everyday life. Featuring some of the best secret walking spots passed meandering lakes, through glorious woodland or down the quirky city streets, as well as fantastic foodie spots, Mid Devon is a perfect place for your next adventure.


Ready to book your next break? Whether you’re in search of a luxury cottage with a sea view, a celebration house or our best dog-friendly properties, browse our extensive range of Devon cottages and find your perfect fit!

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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