10 hotels for South Devon winter mini breaks

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Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera

Sidmouth

Old-school service and attention to detail come to the fore at this ‘splendid place’ overlooking Lyme Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • weddings
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Dart Marina

Dart Marina

Dartmouth

‘Crumbly scones’ make this chic, river-facing hotel ‘probably the best tea place in town’, but there’s much more for its fans to enjoy: ‘A lovely setting, good food and well-appointed accommodation’.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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The Cary Arms

The Cary Arms

Babbacombe

Step out of your yacht, if you have it, and on to the private jetty at Lana de Savary’s cliff-face hotel, on a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove; the rest of us will descend the winding road and admire the wide vista over the Teign estuary.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
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Thurlestone Hotel

Thurlestone Hotel

Kingsbridge

‘The Grose family maintains its excellent tradition’ of providing first-class hospitality near the rugged Devon coastline, where consecutive generations have run the family-friendly hotel for more than 120 years.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Ilsington Country House

Ilsington Country House

Ilsington

‘It’s a pleasure to stay here.’ In a ‘beautiful location with stunning views of Hay Tor and Dartmoor’, the Hassell family’s ‘delightful’ hotel has ‘a lot going for it’: ‘friendly, helpful and efficient staff’; ‘good-quality food’; the ‘quiet surroundings’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
10% discount voucher
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Strete Barton House

Strete Barton House

Dartmouth

In a village on the South West Coast Path, Stuart Litster and Kevin Hooper run their modern B&B in a 16th-century manor house, with a welcome slice of home-made cake at the ready.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
10% discount voucher
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Salcombe Harbour Hotel

Salcombe Harbour Hotel

Salcombe

On the Salcombe estuary, this Victorian hotel makes the most of the panoramic vista across the water, with wide terraces, huge windows and binoculars in the bedrooms to take in the views.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Glazebrook House

Glazebrook House

South Brent

‘All rather fun’, Fran and Pieter Hamman’s 19th-century manor house on the edge of Dartmoor national park teems with curiosities and vintage pieces.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • disabled
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The Cricket Inn

The Cricket Inn

Beesands

Well placed for walkers on the South West Coast Path, this 19th-century fisherman’s inn faces the beach on Start Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
  • seaside
  • view
  • dog_friendly

Cotswold wedding hotels: romantic hotels and city chic boutiques

The Cotswolds is a swirling mass of history, culture, bucolic vistas, chocolate box villages and excellent food.  Famed for Cotswold stone buildings and towns from Oxford to Cheltenham and Cirencester, it’s a treasure trove of beautiful places to get married. 

Oxford of course, being known as one of the ultimate university cities, has a sense of grandeur for a wedding occasion that few other places manage.  Fusing a feeling of country chic with city style, to think of Oxford is to think of coffees in Jericho, punting on the river, roaming around the art galleries and historic colleges, and taking in the sense of history that goes back so many hundreds of years.  The architectural style, the parks, the opportunities for both outdoor activities and urban sophistication, arts and crafts alongside academia are all part of the magic.

The Cotswolds of course is a wide reaching part of the UK, famous for its beauty, but also for its hospitality.  The area benefits from its own superb local produce when it comes to dining, but also being a juncture between London and the South West, where the best of clotted cream, Devon lamb and cider are all amongst the favourite experiences that the area has to offer.

Close to Bristol and Bath, the Cotswolds offer wedding guests a wide variety of things to see and do in the area, so part of the joy of getting married here is that both you and your guests can enjoy several days in the area, giving you time to really relax into the experience and enjoy it with the best of all worlds at your fingertips.