The West Country here in the UK is a wonderful part of the world and south Devon is a great place for a holiday this Christmas.
There are countless opportunities for Boxing Day walks on the South West Coast Path and award-winning delicious local produce, good for the all-important roast dinner. From festive family gatherings to cosy couples getaways, there is a good selection of self-catering holiday properties from Coast & Country Cottages, available in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for December.
Looking for a pet friendly retreat for a family Christmas away? The Linhay, near Dartmouth (sleeps 6) is a luxury VisitEngland Five Star awarded baby friendly barn conversion in the picturesque South Devon countryside.
The property has a delightful wood burning stove ideal for roasting chestnuts. You can even leave a mince pie out for Santa on the beautiful slate hearth on Christmas Eve. The historic maritime town of Dartmouth is just two miles away, with its boutique shops and some award-winning restaurants too. £100 off Christmas week commencing 20th December, now £975.
For a larger family gathering, the luxury VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded property Kirkdale in Thurlestone provides stylish accommodation for up to 11 people. Situated in the picturesque village of Thurlestone with its beach, shop and pub, this fabulous contemporary house is designed with socialising and entertainment in mind – the games room is perfect for children (and adults) to relax in, whilst the open plan kitchen and dining room is the ideal setting for Christmas lunch.
Hoping to catch the Queen’s Speech, without any interruptions? Head to the TV room and enjoy watching it on the widescreen television. Or take a refreshing afternoon family walk along the dramatic South West Coast Path, and burn off any Christmas over indulgences. Save £100 on the week commencing 20th December, now £2,760.
The South Hams is also a great place for smaller families looking to enjoy a quiet break together over the festive period. Garden Apartment at Hillfield Village is a stylish ground floor property with beautiful French windows leading to the South facing terrace. Sleeping up to 6, the apartment is a good option for a family escape over Christmas – plus all the Christmas decorations are supplied.
Guests at Hillfield Village can also enjoy the use of the children’s play area, the all-weather tennis court and beautiful gardens. For golfing enthusiasts there’s the championship course at the nearby Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, where Hillfield Village guests enjoy exclusive Members Guest Rates on green fees and leisure facilities (including indoor pool and Jacuzzi). Save £100 on the week commencing 21st December, now £738.
If you would like more information about Christmas availability, you can contact the Coast & Country Cottages team on 01548 843773 or visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk.