Plan Your Devon Staycation

As summer rolls in, everyone’s yearning for their own sunny adventure. With the rise of the Great British staycation as the option of choice, we’re sharing some choice reasons to visit our favourite place in the world, Devon. The Passage House Hotel is located in the South Devon village of Kingsteignton and overlooks the picturesque Teign estuary. The Hotel is ideally situated to explore some of the most beautiful sights and attractions on offer in the South West.

1. The South West Coast Path

Passing the Passage House Hotel just 6 miles in nearby Teignmouth, the South West Coast Path winds its way along 819km of incredible Devon coastline​. The path is split between the north and south reaches of the peninsula and provides a perfect vantage point to enjoy miles of unspoilt natural scenes. You can spot a large variety of wildlife on- and off-shore, including seals and dolphins. Whether you’re looking for golden sandy beaches, high craggy cliffs or picturesque harbour towns you can find it all within easy reach of the South West Coast Path.

2. Food & Drink

In Devon, we’re famed for our fabulous West Country food and drink. Enjoy a cold cider in the afternoon sunshine outside any number of thatched country pubs, or visit one of the many famous restaurants boasted by the region to sample the vast variety of fresh seasonal produce the area has to offer. Try the freshest seafood straight from the coast, or for the true Devonian experience why not enjoy one of our traditional afternoon teas?

3. Historic Exeter

Fast growing in its reputation as an exciting, vibrant destination, Exeter is the regional capital and a bustling, prosperous city. Just 25 minutes away from the Passage House Hotel by road, explore the beautiful Cathedral Quarter, busy shopping High Street or relax at the many eateries and bars that line the historic quayside. For the kids, the RAMM Museum offers fantastic interactive exhibits charting the vibrant history of the city. At night there are plenty of stylish bars, restaurants and music venues to discover. Exeter acts as the central transport hub for the region and provides easy access to the South West by road, rail and air.  

4. Surfs Up

Our beautiful county is home to some of the best surfing beaches in the UK, with miles of picturesque sandy shorelines to pick from. The summer of 2018 is predicted to be a scorcher, and with our famed south Devon microclimate, sun sand and surf is a perfect way to spend the summer. While the north coast is famed for its world-class surf, the more sheltered south coast beaches offer stunning panoramas and are popular with families looking for a relaxing day at the seaside. Nearby Shaldon and ​stunning Bantham are two of our favourites.  

5. Totnes

This charming town, Just 10 miles away from the Passage House Hotel, is famed for its alternative and diverse community. A historic market town, Totnes is chocked full of independent shops offering ethical, wholefood and fairtrade goods. The town benefits from its proximity to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can ​discover stunning scenery with a boat trip along the river Dart, or explore Devon’s industrial heritage and hop aboard the steam train in the nearby village of Buckfastleigh.  

6. Dartmoor

Devon’s awe-inspiring moorland landscape proves a year-round pull to intrepid explorers. Walkers and climbers look for a challenge scaling Dartmoor’s impressive granite Tors, while vast and open scenes provide some of the best cross-country equestrian rides found in the UK, and ancient inns and ale-houses adorn well-trodden country byways. There is a wealth of history to discover, the 13th Century clapper bridge at Postbridge and the snugly-nestled village of Widecombe-on-the-Moor pay testament to Dartmoor’s unique heritage and old-world charm. The famous Haytor (pictured) lies just 11 miles to the west of the Passage House Hotel.

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