10 hotels for South Devon winter mini breaks

1
Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera

Sidmouth

‘Old-fashioned in style and lovely for it.’ Returning guests this year were pleased to discover that Peter Wharton’s ‘splendid’ hotel overlooking Lyme Bay ‘sails gracefully on, without feeling the need to change things for the sake of change’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
2
Dart Marina

Dart Marina

Dartmouth

‘Completely wonderful in every way.’ ‘One of our absolute favourites.’ Readers give the thumbs-up to Richard Seton’s spa hotel overlooking the River Dart.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
3
Ilsington Country House

Ilsington Country House

Ilsington

On the edge of Dartmoor National Park, with views to granite Haytor, the Hassell family’s hotel is ‘a little off the beaten tracks – but worth finding’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher
4
The Cary Arms

The Cary Arms

Babbacombe

At the end of a ‘precipitous, twisty descent’, ‘courageous’ visitors are rewarded with ‘unrestricted views and a genuine, good-humoured welcome’ at Lana de Savary’s ‘fabulously secluded’ cliff-face hotel.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • wi-fi
5
The Cricket Inn

The Cricket Inn

Kingsbridge

In an ‘absolutely beautiful position’ overlooking Start Bay, Rachel and Nigel Heath’s 19th-century village fisherman’s inn is ‘a relaxing place to stay’, writes a trusted reader this year.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi
6
Thurlestone Hotel

Thurlestone Hotel

Kingsbridge

For 120 years the Grose family have looked after this family-friendly’ hotel approached by lanes ‘resplendent with wild flowers’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
7
Strete Barton House

Strete Barton House

Dartmouth

The Far East meets the South West at Stuart Litster and Kevin Hooper’s inviting B&B in a South Hams coastal village.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • parking
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8
Glazebrook House

Glazebrook House

Totnes

‘Full of surprises:, curiosities and vintage pieces burst through Fran and Pieter Hamman’s 19th-century manor house on the edge of Dartmoor national park.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • walking
  • wi-fi
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9
Salcombe Harbour Hotel

Salcombe Harbour Hotel

Salcombe

‘It was not only the view that made our stay, but the whole ambience,’ writers a Guide regular this year, of this Victorian hotel and spa on the Salcombe estuary.
From £145 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi

South Devon hotels in Winter:

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