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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Romantic Holidays, North Devon

We all love a bit of romance. But with busy lives, demanding families and stressful jobs, it’s easy to forget to appreciate our significant others. With its stunning coastline, cosy country pubs and beautiful countryside, North Devon is the perfect spot in which to reconnect. And Ash Barton, in particular, is the ideal location for a romantic holiday.

Feel the love at Ash Barton

Whether there’s just the two of you, or you’ve arrived with a whole group, there’s always time for a little romance at Ash Barton.

Ash Barton is beautiful all year round. Whether it’s a warm sunny day or there’s a smattering of snow on the ground, make time to stroll across our wildflower meadow, wander through our woodlands, or meander round the lake.

Or maybe sit on the patio in the early morning sun sipping a coffee in companionable silence. Or hang out in the kitchen round the AGA eating crumpets.

Romantic things to do in Devon 

Think ‘romantic holidays in North Devon’ and you automatically think of long walks, hand in hand, across golden sandy beaches while sea salt gets in your hair. If that’s your thing, head to beautiful Woolacombe beach, often voted the UK’s best beach.    

Or sit above the beach at Croyde, with a bottle of fizz and your significant other, and watch the sun go down. As the sun sinks into the sea, the sky turns from blue to pink and yellow then navy. It really is one of the most stunning and romantic sunsets around.

Or why not hire a tandem bike and take a ride à deux along the Tarka Trail? The Barnstaple-Braunton or Barnstaple-Bideford sections are highly recommended. If the great outdoor appeals, head to Dartmoor. The rugged landscape is all very Wuthering Heights. One of the best spots for a romantic stroll is Lyford Gorge. But if you want to have this location all to yourself, head up there first thing in the morning.

And if you love food, you can’t beat a traditional cream tea for two. Tea by the Taw in Barnstaple is one of our favourites. Slather real Devon cream on your scone, then spread with jam and tuck in. Or if you find yourself in Croyde, head to Croyde’s Ice Cream Parlour, grab two spoons and share a bowl of proper Devonshire ice cream. Delicious.

Even though it rained everyday it didn't stop us from having so much fun! Swimming, pool, basketball, badminton. A very active week!

Neil Sharma

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