6 Perfect Places To Take Your Mum In South Devon

March 24th, 2014 | By Clare Levy

We think that mums are special, and that’s why we love Mother’s Day. Hopefully you haven’t forgotten and you’ll be making preparations to do something wonderful with your mum to let her know just how much you love her. Flowers and chocolates are standard of course, and maybe you’re thinking about booking a table at a restaurant with the family too. But if you really want to spoil her on Mother’s Day why not bring her for a weekend getaway to South Devon.

Mothers Day High Res 16 Treat your Mum to afternoon tea – 10 Dart Marina

Here are six perfect places to take your mum in South Devon.

Where To Stay: A memorable holiday starts with your accommodation. Here are some suggestions;

10 Dart Marina: Situated on the edge of the River Dart in Dartmouth, one of the West Country’s most sought after locations, this luxury apartment has magnificent views from the picture window in the stylish lounge.  Just a short stroll away are Dartmouth’s boutique shops, award-winning restaurants and art galleries, or for a really memorable day out you could venture across the water and explore the beautiful home and magnificent gardens of the famous author Agatha Christie.

Edinburgh House, Salcombe A weekend in Edinburgh House, with its sweeping, panoramic views of the Salcombe Estuary will be a Mother’s Day to remember forever. Spread over two floors, there’s plenty of space in this converted 19th century property. You can share a bottle of wine while soaking in the views from the terrace or lounge in the stepped garden.

Mallard, Nr. Dartmouth This is a delightful cottage adjacent to the Dartmouth Golf & Country Club. With a beautiful lawn garden, complete with paved terrace and barbecue, Mallard is a wonderful bolthole. You’ll also have access to the country club’s brand new spa facilities, something Mum is sure to love! The new Dartmouth Golf & Country Club spa will open on 18th April 2014!

Dartmouth GandCC Pool Dartmouth Golf and Country Club Pool

Where To Eat. You’ll want to treat Mum to some special food while you’re here, and in South Devon you’re spoilt for choice. Here are two must visits during your stay. Book early to avoid missing out!

The Seahorse: Owned by celebrity chef Mitch Tonks this award-winning restaurant offers some of the finest seafood in the country. Always using fresh, local catch where possible Mitch’s team bring the subtle flavours of the ocean to the table and in a luxury dining experience to savour.

Riverford Field Kitchen: If you visit Riverford’s Wash Farm site near Buckfastleigh you can take a guided tour around their farm and see just what goes into making their tasty vegetables. Then sit down and enjoy a delicious meal at their award-winning restaurant.


Hope Cove 2 ML Walk along the South West Coastal Path to Hope Cove

Enjoy A Coastal Walk. You can’t come to South Devon on Mother’s Day and not soak up the incredible beauty of the area. There’s no end of choices, whether you fancy a country ramble or a gentle promenade along one of the many sandy beaches. For a gentle but awe-inspiring route try the National Trust’s route from Salcombe to Hope Cove where you’ll get to explore coves, take in views from the rugged cliffs and unwind with some food and a drink at Hope Cove.

A short break in a holiday cottage in South Devon is the perfect gift for your mum this Mother’s Day. Whether she wants a relaxing break full of indulgence, or a more active holiday enjoying everything the South Devon countryside has to offer, book a stay in one of our holiday cottages and make your mum feel really special. Gift vouchers are also available.

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