There’s no better way to celebrate your love than finding somewhere new to explore whilst making extra special memories to last a life time. With luscious countryside, stunning coastlines and cosy pubs, Devon is one of the most romantic places to spend your special break. We’ve compiled this list of some of our favourite romantic things to do in Devon, so you can relax and spend time on what really matters, the two of you.
Holidays are for relaxation, so what better way to start your trip than a luxury couples spa experience. The HarSPA at Sidmouth Harbour hotel and the Royal York & Faulkner’s ‘Aspara’ both offer a range of relaxation and treatment options to suit your romantic pamper experience.
With a fantastic range of fresh local produce, Devon has some of the finest restaurants in the country. For a candle lit fairy-tale feast, our favourite is The Pig at Combe– this secluded honey-coloured Elizabethan gem has its own kitchen garden that complements its delicious 25-mile menu. For something a bit more coastal, the River Exe Café has our vote, the floating barge serves the best local produce and fresh seafood whilst offering dining with a difference. Stroll out from one of our Exmouth marina apartments straight on to the Puffin Water taxi to take you on a romantic dining experience like no other.
Picturesque walk or Pretty gardens
There’s no better way to see what Devon has to offer than enjoying its many stunning walking trails. Choose sections of the stunning South West Coast Path to take you to beautiful remote beaches with crystal blue waters. Or pack a picnic and head to the rugged landscape of Dartmoor, the moor offers an abundance of walks and wild swimming hole’s so it’s not hard to find a private spot.
If you’re after something a bit easier on the legs, try a walk around some of Devon’s beautiful Gardens. Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth displays a gorgeous selection of colourful flowers and plenty of hidden nooks for a romantic picnic, although the scrumptious cakes and cream tea at the clock-tower café are hard to resist.
Step back in time and enjoy this old-fashioned romantic adventure. Hop aboard the steam train on the South Devon Railway which runs along the stunning River Dart valley between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. You can also book on to a dining train to enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch whilst being taken on a nostalgic journey of freedom and exploration through the beautiful South Devon countryside.
If you’re an active couple looking for a buzz, an adrenaline-fuelled sport is a great way to spend time together. Enjoy surfing, water skiing and wakeboarding from Devon’s coastline or try Mountain Biking at Haldon forest for a fun filled day of action!
Nothing says romance like lying under the magical sky of the milky way. Pack a picnic and a blanket and head into the countryside where you’ll be greeted to some of the clearest sky’s in the country. Gaze up at the distinguishable Orion or ‘sauce pan’ and you’ll be able to remember this special moment wherever you may be in the world.
We have a gorgeous selection of chocolate box cottages and stylish waterfront apartments for you to choose from in our Romantic Holiday Cottages selection. They are perfectly placed over the beautiful East Devon coast and country so you can enjoy these romantic days out in Devon right from your doorstep. If you have any special requests, such as a bunch of flowers on arrival or a bottle of fizz in the fridge, our team at Sweetcombe are more than happy to personalise your romantic break away.
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