Our guide to luxury Devon holidays

With wild surf and weather-beaten moorland, peaceful harbours and verdant valleys, and chocolate-box villages in abundance, there’s much to explore and no time to waste. Here's the Unique guide to luxury Devon holidays.

An adventure in Devon is never long enough. Vast in size and pinpricked by cosy villages throughout, this is a county with a kaleidoscopic array of natural beauty; life in the South Hams is a peaceful affair, where green cliffs bleed into the sea, yachts dot the estuaries, and lazy rivers wind past vineyards and castles. On Devon’s northern coastline, wind-lashed cliffs drop into the ocean, whilst carpets of pink sea thrift cling above surfers chasing breaks. The guide to luxury holidays in Devon cover the lush and peaceful Teign Valley, guardian to England’s highest waterfall, and the rugged expanse of Dartmoor, scattered with Neolithic stone circles, ancient forests, and even freshwater pools for exhilarating wild swimming.

From the Saxon village of Ashburton to the coastal frontage of Appledore, once a vital shipbuilding centre, you'll find tiny tearooms serving brownies and focaccia behind fogged windows, thatched pubs where dogs can laze in front of crackling fires, and coves made for soaking up the sun as water laps against your SUP board. Quince honey farms and private, sandy beaches await, whilst antique shops hide treasures from times past. Whether residing in a miniature castle in Exmoor, a luxury estate with a pool near Totnes, or a designer beach house on the coast in Ilfracombe, these are luxury Devon holidays with a distinct difference. From Newton Ferrers to Noss Mayo, we’ve left no scone unturned.