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Christmas Breaks with Devon Hotels

Devon, known for its captivating natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, transforms into a winter wonderland during Christmas, offering a truly enchanting experience for visitors seeking a memorable holiday escape. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway with your loved one, a family reunion filled with merriment, or simply a peaceful retreat to unwind and recharge, Devon hotels have something magical in store for everyone.

In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the heart of Devon's holiday season, exploring the delightful Christmas breaks and offers that await you. From luxurious accommodations adorned with twinkling lights to festive feasts that tantalize your taste buds, Devon's hotels offer a unique and unforgettable Yuletide experience.

So, let's unwrap the magic and discover why our Devon hotels are the perfect destination for your Christmas break this year!

Cary Arms and Spa

Christmas and New Years at the Cary Arms and Spa is always a special occasion. Spend time with friends and family, relax and recharge in comfort! Enjoy the best seasonal dishes with an inspired gastro-inn twist, lively entertainment and the warmest ambience. Read a good book by the fire, enjoy a brisk coastal walk or just indulge with a winter-warming treatment in the spa.

The Bedford Hotel

Take a break away this Christmas, and enjoy three or four days of warm hospitality, fine food and good cheer at the historic Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock.

Highlights include a decadent wine tasting dinner on 23rd December, a traditional Christmas Day Lunch with all the trimmings, movie night with popcorn, and some casino fun.

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Two Bridges Hotel

Take a break from the cooking and the washing up this Christmas, and head to Dartmoor for a Christmas Break full of good food, great company and warm hospitality at the Two Bridges Hotel.

Enjoy superb dining, including a traditional Christmas Lunch, in the award-winning Tors Restaurant. Sleep soundly in one of their comfy, individually styled rooms (or a four-poster perhaps?). Cosy up in front of a crackling log fire after filling your lungs with plenty of crisp Dartmoor air on a bracing walk.

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The Devon Hotel

Make this year’s festive celebrations extra special by spending the season at The Devon Hotel in Exeter on a luxurious Christmas break.

With an outstanding reputation for fabulous cuisine and luxury accommodation, the hotel is centred around an elegant Georgian building which turns into a Christmas wonderland over the festive season.

Their ?agship Carriages Brasserie Restaurant is at the heart of all celebrations, as you can’t celebrate Christmas without delicious festive cuisine! Not only does the hotel boast outstanding food, but their luxury accommodation is also like no other – making the perfect festive getaway for groups of all sizes.

Hotel Riviera 

Enjoy a festive break at the Hotel Riviera, a family-owned hotel and a place where Christmas and New Year have been celebrated for more than two hundred years!

Discover a hotel with a superb situation at the heart of the elegant Regency esplanade in Sidmouth. Experience the comforts of luxurious, award-winning accommodation. Relax in the comfort of elegant public rooms. Renew old acquaintanceships or make new friends in the welcoming piano bar. Enjoy good food and fine wines, specially selected to accompany our exquisite seasonal fare — and served by the Riviera’s friendly and attentive staff.

Mill End Hotel

Mill End is a relaxing place to escape to for a Christmas break, surrounded by the peace and quiet of Dartmoor.

Settle in and make yourself at home with tea and homemade mince pies on arrival, plenty of time to relax with a board game (and a glass of mulled wine!) in the cosy lounges and a full itinerary of luxurious festive meals across the Christmas period. Think ‘quaint luxury,’ classic bubbly and canapes, and refreshing countryside walks in this Christmas card, picture-perfect setting!

Bovey Castle

Enjoy a sensational Christmas experience at Bovey Castle. The team invites you to celebrate the festive season with loved ones and join them for Christmas and New Year breaks, specially selected Christmas menus and indulgent festive spa pampering.

Experience the magic of Christmas in the castle as the Hotel transforms into a winter wonderland, with rooms illuminated by spectacular Christmas trees and plump armchairs nestled against tables laden with walnuts and oranges. The hotel is idyllically situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, so take the opportunity to explore the area and visit local festive events in the surrounding towns and villages during your stay.

Choose your stay, whether it’s in one of the hotel’s boutique bedrooms or luxury private lodges, there’s something suitable for everyone. Indulge in a delicious festive spread in front of a roaring fire, luxuriate in the Elan Spa with pampering festive treatments, or for the more adventurous ones… explore a range of festive activities with the family and the hotel’s dedicated activities leader for a Christmas like no other.

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

If you’re looking for a relaxed Christmas on the coast, Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is for you. Expect knockout coastal views from every aspect, sea-facing festive feasts and a chilled house party atmosphere.

Their three-night coastal break includes festive afternoon tea, gourmet dinners, live entertainment and a stockingful of further festive treats.

Boringdon Hall

Arrive at Boringdon Hall at your leisure on the 23rd, 24th or 25th December to a warm welcome complete with mulled wine. From there, the hotel invites you to sit back, unwind and savour the magic of the glorious Manor House this Christmas season.

Boringdon Hall’s all-inclusive Christmas Breaks give you complete peace of mind that everything is taken care of. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included along with daytime nibbles and all drinks. Whether that’s a glass of bubbles with breakfast, a wine pairing with dinner or a tipple before bed, their all-inclusive Christmas Breaks are sure to be one of enchanted memories.

Northcote Manor

Make the best of the most wonderful time year at Northcote Manor. Although the welcoming team can’t promise a white Christmas, they will make sure you feel relaxed, well looked after, and full of Yuletide joy!

The hotel is already fully booked for Christmas 2023 (a testament to this gorgeous getaway!) but the good news is that their books are now open for Christmas 2024.

Passage House Hotel

Nestled on the picturesque banks of the River Teign Estuary and only a stone’s throw from the historic market town of Newton Abbot, the Passage House Hotel is the perfect haven for a truly special and festive experience.

Allow the team to wrap you in the warm, enchanting atmosphere of their beautifully decorated hotel, where the magic of the season permeates every corner, from elegant 90 ensuite bedrooms to the cosy and historic Passage House Inn.

Whether you’re joining a Christmas party, a cosy stay, a festive afternoon tea, or the grand New Year’s Eve Gala, this hotel is eager to share the season’s joy with you. So don’t hesitate to reach out, enquire, and let Passage House make your holidays brighter than ever.

Langstone Cliff Hotel

The traditional Christmas and New Year festivities at the Langstone Cliff Hotel have been renowned since the 1950’s!

From special Christmas lunches to cosy festive getaways and even plans for Twixtmas, the Langstone Cliff Hotel offers guests the perfect destination to enjoy happy times with friends, family and colleagues. There’s just so much going on here over the festive period that you’ll be hard pressed to find an event that doesn’t suit your Christmassy needs!

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa

Celebrate the festive season at Harbour Hotel Salcombe on a special three-night coastal break. There'll be gourmet dinners, live entertainment and a stockingful of festive treats in front of a jaw-dropping estuary backdrop.

Enjoy a festive afternoon tea on your arrival, live entertainment from The Kingsmen Male Choir, a delicious itinerary of dinners and buffets and complimentary access to the on-site luxury HarSPA during your break!

Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa

Christmas and New Year at Ilsington is all about rest, relaxation and plenty of good food. The emphasis is on good traditional hospitality with a friendly, family feel!

This tranquil destination doesn't do non-stop festive entertainment, yet there are plenty of relaxed events during your stay to add to the festivities and enhance the truly magical feeling of spending Christmas in a Country House Hotel.

Enjoy everything from fireside Devonshire cream teas to leisurely breakfasts, a truly traditional 6-course Christmas lunch, short walks to services at the local church and a special Boxing Day bird of prey flying display!

Dartmoor Lodge Hotel

Dartmoor Lodge Hotel can’t wait to make your Christmas break truly magical in whatever way they can! They’re currently taking bookings for their Christmas Festive Menu and Christmas Day Lunch Menu, both of which you can preview on their website.

Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel

Set in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk from the magnificent Exeter Cathedral and the city’s Christmas Market, the unique Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel offers a beautiful setting for your festive celebrations. They have a wonderful selection of ideas for your perfect Christmas, with everything from festive party nights to indulgent seasonal afternoon teas.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing short break, mouthwatering festive menus with all the trimmings, or sparkling nights of fun celebrations with friends or colleagues, be sure to enjoy them at this elegant 4-star hotel.

Spending Christmas breaks at one of our glorious Devon hotels is an experience like no other. With its enchanting landscapes, charming villages, and warm hospitality, Devon offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable holiday season. Whether you're seeking a cosy retreat for two or a festive family gathering, Devon has something to offer everyone.

So, if you're looking for a Christmas break that combines the magic of the season with the beauty of the countryside, a hotel in Devon is the ideal choice. Whether you're sipping mulled wine while gazing at a roaring fire or taking in the breathtaking views of the moors, Devon will wrap you in its warm embrace and make your Christmas holiday truly special. Be sure to check out our special offers page just in case any new offers pop up for Christmas.

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