South Devon is well known as a summer holiday destination thanks to its beaches, but this beautiful part of the UK is also a treat for winter escapes. Dramatic walks along the South West Coast Path, water sports including surfing at the famous Bantham beach and a local larder of superb food and drink are all part of the attraction. Visitors to the area will be able to tell you about the magic of hiking in Dartmoor National Park or visiting a spa hotel with estuary views in the popular seaside town of Salcombe. Perhaps you will be inspired by the prospect of evenings tucking into some of the best seafood in the world followed by locally made ice cream. National Trust houses (including one formerly owned by Agatha Christie), private islands, links golf courses or simply strolling along sandy beaches - it's all just a taste of South Devon's appeal. Of course, the best people to give you the inside scoop are the local hoteliers, whose hospitality is the cherry on top, and whose personal recommendations will give you a winter holiday to remember.