With December looming and the Christmas preparations beginning, it is easy to forget that 2016 is fast approaching. For those with extra special birthdays or significant milestone anniversaries coming up in the next 12 months, there has never been a better time to plan your holidays for special occasions in South Devon.  

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to many unspoilt beaches, miles of stunning South West Coast Path and a fabulous range of restaurants to suit all tastes. For a truly memorable dining experience, why not head to one of the award-winning eateries ‘The Seahorse’ or ‘Rockfish’ in Dartmouth,  both run by celebrity chef Mitch Tonks – perfect for a meal for the whole family to celebrate that special event!

Why not choose a luxury self catering property in the region and really celebrate your big event in style? With a fabulous selection of properties, perfect for those looking to enjoy holidays for special occasions in 2016, bring the whole family for a celebration to remember!

For a rural retreat surrounded by countryside, choose a self catering property like Broad Downs Barn, near Salcombe – stunning accommodation, ideal for holidays for special occasions over the coming months. Set in a peaceful location within beautiful gardens, surrounded by 22 acres of privately owned pasture, guests at this luxury VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded property can enjoy the use of the outdoor swimming pool, gardens and play area. This is a great base for those looking for a relaxing getaway, whilst still being within easy reach of beaches and the spectacular South Devon coastline.  

Finished to an exceptional standard, Broad Downs Barn sleeps up to 14 – perfect for a larger gathering of family or friends looking to enjoy holidays for special occasions. For winter breaks, gather around the woodburning stove in the spacious, open plan lounge, playing family games of charades and sipping warming hot chocolates. During the summer months, dine al fresco in the garden, whilst the children enjoy a cooling dip in the swimming pool.  

The popular sailing town of Salcombe is within a short five minute drive, or is accessible on foot – head in to town where you can try crabbing on the quayside with a delicious locally made ice cream, or relax on one of the many beaches. With numerous watersports  and sailing opportunities, not to mention many sandy coves perfect for swimming and paddling, Salcombe is a definite must for those that love being by the sea.

Looking to enjoy coastal holidays for special occasions? Choose a holiday home with stunning sea views like Drake House, in the pretty fishing village of Hope Cove – A former smuggler’s haunt with two fabulous sandy beaches. Thought to have been a former Sea Captain’s home, Drake House has been fully renovated in recent years to provide exceptional, luxury accommodation for up to 10 people. With stunning sea views from most rooms, this wonderful property has delightful open plan living accommodation, ideal for a gathering for the whole family or group of friends.

With the South West Coast Path on the doorstep, and the beach just a two minute stroll away, Drake House is a wonderful base for those looking for seaside holidays for special occasions in 2016. Try rockpooling, beach combing and even surfing, before returning to Drake House, where you can dine on the patio and make the most of the stunning views out to sea, in the South Devon sunshine.

Whilst it can be overwhelming planning holidays for special occasions, arranging that special trip to South Devon couldn’t be easier. For help making arrangements for your visit, including hampers, flowers and even outside caterers contact the Coast & Country Cottages team. They would be delighted to assist you. Alternatively, why not download the fabulous Coast & Country Cottages view magazine, which offers advice and information on the local area and useful businesses in the area.

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Where better than the beautiful South Devon countryside to celebrate holidays for special occasions in 2016. Find out more information on luxury South Devon holiday cottages for your memorable break in this region today.