Keep the Winter blues at bay with a Devon Coast Winter Break. Our magnificent Georgian building stands on the Esplanade, Sidmouth, overlooking glorious Lyme Bay. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel boasts wonderful seas views towards the red sandstone cliffs of Salcombe and Peak Hills.
As the jewel in the crown of Devon’s Jurassic coastline, Sidmouth is a lovely place to visit in Winter. On crisp cool days, when the sea is as calm as a mill pond, you can gaze out to the horizon from your balcony. Or, in more blustery weather, take a stroll along the Esplanade to blow away the cobwebs. Venturing further will take you along the Millennium Walkway to Jacob’s Ladder Beach. Or for those with strong legs, a hike up steep Peak Hill for amazing coastal views.
Turning left along the Esplanade from the hotel, leads to The Ham and on into the Byes. Two miles of parkland and home to an abundance of trees, The Byes is a lovely peaceful place for a stroll. Sidmouth is very proud of its surrounding nature and is the only Civic Arboretum in the UK. Many of its beautiful trees have been recorded including those in The Byes. Guests can download a ‘Tree Trail’ for a guided walk around the town: https://sidmoutharboretum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/town_trail.pdf
Shopping in Sidmouth
For those who prefer to shop rather than walk, Sidmouth’s town centre has many individual and unique shops. From Fields, Sidmouth’s department store, to boutiques, craft and book shops, there’s somewhere for everyone. Perfect for a Winter’s afternoon of browsing.
Winter breaks are about relaxation and our hotel is the ideal place to relax with four large ground floor lounges to choose from: a selection of books, magazines, games and puzzles is available. For those who would like a complete therapeutic experience, we have Aspara, our Hydra-spa. With a stunning interior featuring Italian natural stone. The centrepiece of the spa is a mosaic tiled hydrotherapy pool with air jets, water jets and a steel water canon for easing tension in the back, neck and shoulders. There is also a steam cabin and sauna for the perfect peaceful retreat.