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An Indian Summer? Misty sunrises; clear, sunny blue skies; cooler evenings with spectacular sunsets... Autumn weather can be nicer than the middle of July or August! And if some wintry storms do come through, what could be nicer than snuggling up to the log-burner at Southclay or The Annex for the first of the season's cosy log fires or chasing falling leaves as they swirl in the wind? A glorious, colourful Fall? The trees and hedgerows in North Devon flame with vivid colour to rival any in the USA.

Holiday Ideas > Autumn Break

Autumn Break

North Devon in all its glory is delightful in Autumn with a little more space on the roads, on the beaches and at our visitor attractions as soon as the schools go back. The Southwest Coastal Footpath, The Tarka Trail or The Two Moors Way linking Dartmoor and Exmoor will challenge everyone to get outside at this wonderful time of year to enjoy walking or cycling some of our footpaths and bridleways. A glorious, colourful Fall? The trees and hedgerows in North Devon flame with vivid colour to rival any in the USA.

The sea is at its warmest in the Autumn, usually a really warm 17 - 18 degrees and Southclay Holidays always keep the pool heated until October (many years until the end of October half term) so there is no excuse not to swim a couple of times a day at this time of year... A sunset swim or surf, when the sea has come in over the warm sand at Westward Ho! is magical.

With so much Autumn entertainment and so many festivals for locals and visitors to North Devon to enjoy: the Appledore Book Festival; the North Devon Art Trek; the Cider Festival and Apple Festivals at RHS Rosemoor; The Two Moors Festival... and lots more! there is just too much to cram in before October Half Term!

  • Southclay - Abbotsham

    Prices from £1,200.00

    Southclay is perfect for family holidays, for groups of friends or special celebrations. Rated as 5 star GOLD by Quality in Tourism, the assessment service for VisitEngland. It has 5 spacious bedrooms, two en-suite, sleeping 10 (+ 2 on small mattresses in one of the twins by arrangement with the owner) and with travel cot if needed. It boasts a large, sociable kitchen, conservatory/dining room, lounge with wood burner, a second ‘snug’ lounge and games room with full size pool table.

    • 5 Spacious Bedrooms
    • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Private Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    • Sea Views from nearly every room
  • The Annex - Abbotsham

    Prices from £700.00

    A five-star cottage with two large en-suite bedrooms (sleeps 4-6), private hot tub, swimming pool and tennis court. Recently refurbished and quite charming, The Annex is the end of a traditional Devon longhouse with thick stone walls, slate roof and a rose growing over the doorway - everything you could wish for in a perfect holiday cottage in the country. The Annex can be booked independently from Southclay as a stand alone unit with separate access, facilities and own hot tub... perfect for a family or even for a couple for a romantic getaway; or booked in conjunction with Southclay to increase the total number of guests accommodated.

    • Sleeps 4-6 in two large bedrooms
    • Five star traditional, stone cottage
    • Private Hot Tub
    • Off road parking
    • Outdoor pool and tennis court