Romantic Breaks in The Country: Romantic Things to Do in Devon

As the calendar gets towards February 14th, love is once again in the air. The romantic holiday is the perfect time to spend some time with a loved one and plan the perfect romantic break in Devon. There’s no shortage of romantic spots to spend a day or two and that doesn’t change with the weather! Whether it’s taking in the unique sights and sounds of the countryside or simply enjoying a little treat in a homely village, there’s plenty to enjoy!

Weekenders Breaks


For those more adventurous souls, there’s something truly romantic about an evening under the stars, looking up at the sky. Dartmoor is known for its dark skies, making it an excellent location for stargazing. Pack a blanket, some snacks, and a telescope or binoculars, and spend a quiet evening gazing at the stars together. February 15th presents a unique opportunity to observe the dwarf planet Pluto, well worth digging out the telescope from the loft!

hiking and walking in Dartmoor

Hiking over the Hills

It’s no secret that Dartmoor is home to some stunning views and romantic settings; perfect for a romantic break. Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Dartmoor by going on a romantic hike. You can choose from a variety of breath-taking trails, such as the Teign Gorge or the Tavy Cleave, and enjoy the stunning natural beauty and each other's company. Maybe pack a picnic and enjoy a spot of lunch out in the country or by the river.

Dartmoor Ponies

Wildlife Spotting

Dartmoor is known for its native wildlife. Visit the Dartmoor Zoo and bond over your love for animals. You can admire the various species and enjoy a leisurely walk through the park's lovely surroundings. Outside of the wildlife park, there is plenty to discover, including Dartmoor’s iconic wild ponies. Spend some time spotting these charming creatures as you explore the national park. Remember to maintain a respectful distance and not feed them.

Dartmoor canoeing

Try out something new

The exhilarating freedom of Dartmoor provides the opportunity to discover something interesting and find a new hobby, or maybe just make a fool of yourself in the company of your partner. Who knows? From canoeing on the River Dart to exploring the moors on horseback, there’s plenty to try for any comfort level. Maybe even try a spot of climbing in one of the UK’s premier climbing destinations or stick to a cosy day on land with an afternoon of wine tasting.


Enjoy a spot of Afternoon Tea

It wouldn’t be a romantic break to Devonshire without a few little treats and this is one of the more decadent and delicious. For many, there is still something quite enchanting about a spot of vintage afternoon tea, particularly in the heart of Devon where the iconic cream tea is a staple of the region. Enjoy a spot of tea and a scone together as you rest off a walk around the tors or simply indulge because you deserve it. Our classic Afternoon Tea comes with personalisable features to allow you to take in a touch of luxury exactly how you want it.

Pubs with Rooms

Cosy up in Dartmoor

If you are looking for a true romantic break in Devon, book our Valentine's dinner with a night’s stay and you can enjoy a special discounted overnight rate of £120. That excellent value offer includes our Luxury Dartmoor Breakfast hamper. Your opulent hamper will arrive at your room in the morning, allowing you to savour a leisurely and romantic breakfast in the comfort of your bed.