Escape to the North Devon coast for salty wind-blown days exploring and cosy nights in! You don't have to stay for long to feel revitalised, we find that just a single night away from the hubbub can help. Stay from £85 including dinner or, for a longer stay, The Great Escape invites you to cosy up for three nights from just £180 per person. We've recently opened our new dog-friendly hotel bedrooms - please ask for details - or, our Beach Retreats 4-for-3 offer is perfect for a pocket-friendly self-catering stay.
AUTUMN IN THE ALCHEMIST SPA
Autumn; days are getting a little shorter, mornings a little crisper. Cool,clear days and crunchy golden leaves floating in the breeze. This time of year also brings another gift - the perfect reason to overhaul your skincare regime. With the changing of the seasons, there’s one thing that we frustratingly can’t predict: how skin will react to the transitioning weather.
We have hand-crafted a selection of seasonal stays and journeys to help you protect, nourish & support your skin against the changing Autumnal elements. They are designed to give your body what it needs at this time of year.
Our alchemists recommend...
This indulgent one-night spa break includes £50 spa credit per person, per night, rasul journey and a Devon-made Exmoor Wicked Wolf Gin & Tonic. Available 1st - 30th September.TAKE A LOOK
Discover a world of experiences... This one-night spa break includes dinner, a movie in Neo, rasul journey and 20% off spa treatments. Available 1st October - 30th November.
CATCH A MOVIE
AUTUMN'S BEST MOVIES
Snuggle up in our plush hideway for an unashamedly luxury cinema experience. The latest blockbusters are shown daily in Neo Cinema, with a side order of warm popcorn, traditional sweets, and a selection of fine wines & expertly mixed cocktails to choose from. We've got so much to love coming up in autumn: special screenings, big hitters, and period drama! Tickets can be bought online, from just £9 per person for a retro sofa seat or armchair.
It's cinema season...
The Crawleys and their servants prepare for a royal visit from the king and queen. Old favourites from "below stairs" will be back too, including Joanne Froggatt and Brendan Coyle as Anna and Mr Bates and Robert James-Collier as Thomas Barrow.
"This has been the most challenging film I have ever worked on" - Brad Pitt. Catch Ad Astra on the silver screen from 27th September. A heady exploration on the nature of masculinity and human existence, the flick finds Pitt playing astronaut Roy McBride, who embarks on a voyage across the solar system to discover the source of a dangerous power surge that threatens humanity.
In this premiere of surf film epic Transcending Waves, the Gauchos del mar brothers explore the Falkland Islands. A 50 day expedition sees them searching for waves on foot, in a 4×4 truck, on inter-island planes and on a sailboat.
OUT & ABOUT
THE COAST IS CALLING
With miles of soul-stirring coastline and rugged countryside within easy reach, Woolacombe is quite simply one of the most beautiful places to visit in Devon and the whole of the South West. You'll find no shortage of magical places to anytime of year, but come autumn, the crowds vanish – leaving behind a quiet elemental landscape, flushed with seasonal colour, that’s yours for the taking. A soul-stirring tapestry of rolling pastures, surf-perfec waves, wild moorland, and deep wooded valleys.
Autumn's best bits...
There's no doubt about it: autumn is awesome for surfers. In September and October the water is still still warm, the waves are empty and you'll start to see some early winter swells.
We've got storage for your boards, or we can arrange surf/SUP coaching and hire with the Surfing GB qualified coaches at Hunter Surf.
WE;'ve got a great selection of dog-friendly beaches all year round - Putsborough, Rockham Bay and Saunton, for example - but in autumn, patient pups really are rewarded. Our very own Woolacombe Beach loses it's dog-free zones, becoming 100% dog-friendly, as does the stunning Croyde Bay (20 mins' drive).
Lundy has resident seals all year-round, but pups are born between September and November, so autumn is a great time to go. Our friends at Wild Frontier Charters offer a great selection of unforgettable experiences and trips to this wild, craggy seal paradise.