With its golden sandy beaches and hidden coves, winding country lanes, picturesque villages, and a wonderful array of independent pubs, cafés, and boutiques, there’s no doubt that Devon is one of the best destinations for a couples’ retreat. In the very heart of Devon lies Exe Valley Glamping, which offers the perfect base to unwind and relax during your romantic break in the southwest of England. Keep reading to discover how to make your couples’ escape to Devon truly unforgettable.
What Makes Devon the Perfect Place for Couples to Visit?
What better destination could you think of to spend a romantic weekend with your other half than Devon? Its enchanting countryside, spectacular coastline, quaint villages, and fine eateries mean there’s beauty and excitement around every corner. Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or just treating your special someone to a surprise weekend, Devon has got you covered.
Exe Valley Glamping is nestled in the glorious Devonshire countryside, offering acres of incredible scenery to take in, wonderful walks to embark on, and endless picnic spots to enjoy some quality time together over tasty food. The surrounding countryside is home to high-quality and well-established restaurants that pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients and having extensive wine lists, perfect for a romantic date night.
There are plenty of well-known beaches in Devon, but for every large, popular beach, there are 10 lesser-known beaches tucked away around the headland. These often have unspoiled sands and they can be very peaceful; ideal for sunbathing during the day or taking a romantic evening stroll. Most beaches are dog-friendly, so your four-legged friend is welcome to join you too!
Endless top-quality restaurants adorn the roads of Devon, including eateries owned by celebrity chefs. There’s no better romantic night out than a visit to one of Devon’s specialty restaurants, with plenty to choose from including Indian, Thai, Mexican, Moroccan, and seafood. With such a wide selection on offer, you’re sure to find the perfect choice for your romantic meal for two.
The Most Romantic Places to Visit in Devon
There are endless romantic beaches to visit and explore across Devon, and one of our particular favourites is the secluded and peaceful Ness Cove. At low tide, this beach is a delightful display of red shingle and coarse sand, ideal for searching rock-pools to find crabs and shellfish. Make sure you check on the tide times before you visit – at high tide, the beach is completely submerged!
This dog-friendly beach is a little over a 50-minute drive from Exe Valley Glamping. Tucked away under the cliffs of the Ness Headland, access to Ness Cove is reached through Smuggler’s Tunnel (historically used to bring contraband in and out of the country!), which leads you through the rocks of the Jurassic Cliffs and out onto the beach.
Another wonderfully romantic destination we’d recommend visiting in Devon is the National Trust’s Knightshayes. Less than a 15-minute drive from Exe Valley Glamping, the breath-taking property boasts one of the finest gardens in the Southwest. A masterpiece of architectural planting, the gardens are home to one of the most outstanding botanical collections in the country. It’s the perfect place for a romantic stroll, hand in hand with your other half as you discover a cornucopia of magnificent flora.
A wonderful spot for a romantic evening meal is one of our favourite local pubs, Fisherman’s Cot. Just a short 10-minute walk from Exe Valley Glamping, the menu boasts traditional pub classics, expertly crafted cask ales and velvety red wines. It’s a gorgeous, cosy inn where you can spend quality time with your loved one, sharing delicious food and lots of laughs.
Experience an Unforgettable Romantic Retreat at Exe Valley Glamping
What could be more inviting than watching the sunset, enjoying a candle lit dinner, and then hunkering down for the evening in front of a log burning stove? Throw in a good film and birdsong at sunrise and you’ll have the most magical romantic escape. Exe Valley Glamping boasts everything you need for a truly unforgettable romantic getaway. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or just spending some quality time together; whisk your loved one away to Devon for the weekend and let the sparks fly.
If you’re ungoverned by the school holidays, why not make the most of our special term time offer? Book your romantic getaway during the school term and save £100 on the price of your stay! This offer is available to couples and small families with children under 4 years old and is ideal for those wanting to explore the great outdoors at more peaceful times of the year. Book your romantic retreat at Exe Valley Glamping today!