Devon staycation inspiration

Here are a few suggestions to start off research into a staycation in Devon. Soar Mill Cove Hotel is our choice for a place to stay. Beside the sea but sheltered, we found that it had excellent family-friendly facilities but was also peaceful, scenic, and the food was to an excellent standard. We also dined at the Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park, which is a hotel too, tucked away in the countryside, it is grander than Soar Mill and better suited to a romantic getaway than a family holiday.

At the other end of Devon are the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with the water powered Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway.  A must for history nerds, and those who like a visit to the seaside.


Where to stay in Devon

Soar Mill Cove

Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon Review

What to see in Devon

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Where to eat when visiting Devon

Gidleigh Park

Lunch at Gidleigh Park, Devon


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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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