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Posted by Hannah Faulder on 28 May 2020
Devon is known for its stunning views and peaceful regions and it's those famous assets that make it perfect for a romantic getaway and some undisturbed quality time together. Whether you are a pair of adventurers looking for hiking trails and hidden climbing spots, or you prefer relaxing on one of many coastal corners, there's a perfect trip that can be tailored for all couples, and is ideal for newlyweds to experience. Here are a few reasons why Devon is the place to visit for newlyweds...
Cosy properties perfect for snuggling up in
After months of planning, discussions and the emotion of the big day, the perfect getaway for many couples consists of hiding away from the world to recuperate and spend some quality time together before going back to normality. Whether you like the sound of an idyllic, beach-facing Branscombe Beach Chalet or prefer the elegant Burnham town house, there's a selection of properties throughout Devon with distinctive design and appeal – great for spending your getaway cosying up inside! For a larger selection and dog-friendly properties, browse through Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays homes for both short weekend getaways and longer stays.
Embrace the fresh air together
Far from city life, Devon is an ideal setting for couples needing some much-needed escapism and 'you' time for yourself and your partner. Throughout this green region, there is an array of wild moors, welcoming villages, and national parks to explore. Devon is also home to the South West Coast Path, Britain's longest footpath that traces both coasts of Devon and offers easy access to breezy cliffs and secluded, sandy coves – perfect for a romantic picnic and a scenic stroll or a longer, adventurous walk from coast to coast. There are also a selection of locally owned pubs and cafés along the path to enjoy as you please.
Experience foodie heaven
Many people believe that food is symbolic of love, so a romantic trip away would not be complete without some amazing eateries to enjoy. From Devon's traditional cream tea to the weekly street food market in Exeter, offering Egyptian, classic American and tapas dishes, there's an eclectic array of options to explore. For wine and cheese lovers, Sharpham Wine and Cheese offer romantic tasting sessions and tours, or you can book in at The Mason Arms for Michelin Star rated food, in a sultry and relaxing setting. Here, be free to indulge as your heart desires and find your next favourite dish among the cuisine available throughout Devon.
Escape the normal
Devon is a world away from everyday life, which is exactly what many newlyweds are looking for on their honeymoon. You can escape from the mundane on the Devon coast or at the selection of castles scattered throughout the region. Berry Poneroy, Dartmouth and Okehampton castles are just a few popular among many visitors to experience the well-preserved and beautifully sited 14th and 15th century buildings for a magical experience. Devon's local history also weaves into its popular mystical woodland walks for a peaceful and romantic getaway, so you can make the most of your time together as newlyweds.