Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer for another year? Then make the holiday season last a little longer with a late summer/early autumn break in South Devon. Enjoy long walks on crisp sunny days, make the most of the quiet streets and beaches, and, of course, take advantage of some fantastic holiday offers from Coast & Country Cottages.
Things to do
Whatever the season, you’ll find there’s so much to do in South Devon. Our locally-based team has put together 51 reasons to visit South Devon here, along with an A-Z guide to things to do in South Devon and plenty more ideas on our blog.
Many of our attractions can be enjoyed whatever the weather, including a host of indoor attractions for families and those with large indoor areas like the ever-popular theme park at Woodlands.
What’s on this autumn in South Devon?
In addition to our plethora of all-year-round attractions, there are also some wonderful events to look forward to every year in South Devon. These include two that take place every autumn in the historic harbour town of Dartmouth.
The Dartmouth Food Festival
Firstly, the Dartmouth Food Festival, taking place this year between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd October, is one of the biggest foodie events in the South West. Featuring live chef demonstrations, workshops, tasting sessions and more, this is an unmissable event for those with a passion for local food.
Find out more about the Dartmouth Food Festival here.
While a late summer holiday will help you extend your summer, Candlelit Dartmouth is all about getting everyone into the Christmas spirit nice and early. It’s a magical event for kids and adults alike, featuring carol singing and live musical performances, a lantern parade, Santa’s arrival by boat and plenty of delicious local food and drink.
Candlelit Dartmouth will run from Friday 25th to Saturday 26th November this year.
See this page for a full calendar of South Devon events.
Save up to £300 on your late summer break!
We have some fantastic late summer and autumn offers, so why not explore our special offers now or take a look at some highlights below.
300 OFF Broad Downs Barn, a spacious rural retreat
Just a five-minute drive from Salcombe, Broad Downs Barn (sleeps 14) is a stylish barn conversion set in 22 acres of privately owned pasture. Make the most of the late summer evenings in your own private garden, complete with outdoor dining furniture. Or head indoors into the spacious, stylish interior, perfect whatever the weather is doing.
Due to a cancellation, the week commencing 16th September is now available to book for £1170 – a saving of £300!
£200 OFF stunning Lokua at Thurlestone Sands
Get £200 OFF all remaining weeks at Lokua (sleeps 9) until 31st October 2016. Sitting on the South West Coast Path by Thurlestone Sands, Lokua is a spacious detached holiday cottage with stunning panoramic views of the countryside and beach.
This VisitEngland 5 star-awarded property makes the ideal base for active families and groups looking for a stylish and comfortable holiday home, from which to explore a stunning stretch of South Devon coastline. It’s also just a short drive from the many attractions of Salcombe and Kingsbridge.
Up to £200 OFF weeks at Windchimes
Located just a short, mostly level walk from Salcombe, Windchimes (sleeps 8) is a luxurious marine residence offering fantastic views over Batson Creek and the Kingsbridge Estuary. This stunning four-bedroom holiday cottage is set over four levels, making it a great option for larger families.
Get £200 OFF the week commencing 9th September, now from £936 (or £300 OFF with occupancy of four or fewer and two bedrooms used). There’s also £100 OFF the October Half Term week!
More great deals on Autumn and winter holidays
Take a look at all of our current special offers, from fantastic discounts on October Half Term Holiday breaks to festive getaways that will make this Christmas one to remember.