If you’re looking for a romantic break then Sidmouth could be just what you’re looking for. Fresh sea air, open countryside and a relaxed pace of life. Perfect to recharge your batteries and relax with your loved one.
Throughout February all our guests staying two nights or more are treated to sparkling wine and chocolates in their room on arrival and candlelit dinners on selected evenings. To make your stay extra special we can also arrange for flowers in your room or a fabulous treatment at the hotel’s spa.
To help you enjoy your romantic break in Sidmouth we’ve pulled together a list of our five most favourite romantic spots in Sidmouth and East Devon:
1. South West Coast Path
The Sidmouth to Seaton stretch of the South West Coast Path walk takes you along the Jurassic Coast and through the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although many steep ascents and descents along the way there are plenty of places to sit back with a flask of coffee and enjoy the spectacular ocean views. At the end of the day you can reward your efforts with a hearty dinner at the hotel.
2. Otterton Mill
Set in an idyllic setting beside the River Otter in East Devon, Otterton Mill is an historic working watermill. The ancient mill workings are fully open for public viewing and to experience the ancient traditions of flour milling and bread baking. Whilst you’re there enjoy a Devon cream tea (rated 2nd by The Sunday Times in 2015 for top places in Britain for afternoon tea) whilst listening to the relaxing sound of the river. There are also delightful walks along the river, where you might see an otter, accessible from the mill.
3. Branscombe Beach
Just a few miles up the coast from Sidmouth, picturesque Branscombe has a long pebble beach, painted beach huts and a pretty thatched village nearby. Enjoy a stroll along the beach, skim a few stones and then retire to the hotel for a delightful afternoon team.
4. Bicton Park & Gardens
Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these beautiful grade 1 listed gardens are set in Devon’s picturesque Otter Valley, just 5.5 miles from Sidmouth. The view from the top of the Italian Garden is just breath taking and as you weave your way through the gardens you’ll discover the little house of shells, the secret garden, the lake and woodlands. Head for the romantic Hermitage Garden, a place of almost perfect peace, nestled in the far corner of the park.
5. Norman Lockyer Observatory
The Norman Lockyer Observatory is an historical observatory situated on a hill just outside Sidmouth. The observatory has regular open evenings where you can gaze at the stars and learn more about the night sky above.
During February the observatory will be open on Saturday 18 for an evening of star gazing, a planetarium presentation and visits to the historic telescopes.
If you’d like to book a romantic break please click here or call us on 0800 220714.