Why North Devon is the best place to spend Christmas and New Year
With its wild Atlantic storms, stunning scenery and cosy country pubs, North Devon is an amazing place to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Traditional fairs, village markets and carol singing add to the atmosphere, and our luxury holiday accommodation in Westward Ho! is in the middle of the action. Our Seahorse Apartments have incredible views of the Atlantic, which is at its wildest during the winter months. We also have a range of bespoke cottages which are just a stone’s throw from the waves and perfect for a romantic getaway. Our larger cottages are great if you want to get your family together, and don’t worry about ingredients for Christmas dinner – our talented chef will provide you with a stunning, locally sourced hamper. Not convinced? Here are a few more reasons why North Devon is the best place to spend Christmas and New Year.
Christmas and New Year in North Devon would be incomplete without a trip to the local pub. Expect roaring fires, delicious local food and a warm welcome at the bar. The Pig on the Hill is a local favourite – and it’s just up the road from our luxury cottages and apartments. Not only does it serve great food and ales, but it hosts a lively New Year’s Eve party, too.
Breath-taking coastal scenery
The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounding our six-acre farm offers some of North Devon’s most dramatic scenery. Our luxury holiday accommodation has private access to the South West Coast Path, which meanders over towering cliff-tops, east towards the historic market town of Bideford and west to Clovelly, a quaint fishing village which is particularly magical during the festive season. Enjoy a bracing Christmas Day walk before you settle into your luxury cottage for dinner and presents!
North Devon Christmas events
North Devon’s towns and villages take the festive season seriously. You’ll never be far from a traditional fair or market – perfect if you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute or want to stock up on quality local produce. One of the most enchanting places to enjoy Christmas time at night is the ancient fishing village of Clovelly. The Christmas lights switch-on is a long-running tradition, with a procession along the cobbled streets led by a brass band and Christmas carols sung by a local choir. A hog roast, mulled wine and other festive treats are served at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station, where Father Christmas makes an appearance.