January certainly is a month of mixed emotions for us all… Many return to work with a good case of the holiday blues, some embrace Veganuary, and some of us even give up alcohol after a few too many Ports over Christmas. But for many people January marks the start of a new year full of adventures, starting with a winter getaway! If you fall in to this category and you’re planning a chilly trip down to Devon, you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve gathered five of the best hotels in Devon for a winter getaway
The Belmont Hotel, Sidmouth
From the moment you drive through the castellated entrance and you’re greeted by the Hotel’s frock coated doorman, you realise you’re in a world apart at The Belmont. Only yards from the beach and the Esplanade, the enchanting Belmont Hotel in Sidmouth maintains the impeccable standards of a bygone age. Enjoy wonderful dining in their Restaurant, where they take pride in Silver Service, and be amazed by the gorgeous sea views. The 4 star Belmont Hotel is everything you ever dreamt of finding in a traditional seaside luxury hotel.
Grand Torquay, Torquay
The Grand Hotel Torquay has one of the best locations on the English Riviera, perched on the seafront in Torquay and surrounded by 22 miles of stunning Devon coastline. The nearest beach is directly opposite and they are an easy stroll along the seafront into the town, which includes a harbour, theatre, and marina. There are also plenty of activities and local attractions nearby.
Paschoe House, Crediton
Paschoe House is a luxury family run country house hotel, restaurant and events venue in the heart of Devon. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner for both residents and non-residents. They are located 15 minutes to the North of Dartmoor and 25 minutes from the city of Exeter amongst 25 acres of land in a sheltered valley and right on the edge of the famous Two Moors Way footpath.
Lewtrenchard Hotel, Okehampton
Lewtrenchard Manor is one of the most popular and most prestigious family run luxury hotels in Devon. Nestled in a secluded valley beneath Dartmoor’s wild tors, and virtually untouched by time, the Manor is located in a magnificent setting. Steeped in history, this Jacobean manor dates back to the early 1600s, and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break, away from the modern world, in beautiful surroundings.
Lifton Hall, Lifton
Lifton Hall is a relaxed and friendly hotel. The building is Grade II Listed with parts dating from the early 17th Century and combines traditional Devon character with modern refurbishments. They have ten large and comfortable, en suite bedrooms – each with its own character and charm.