AUTUMN

Your guide to the season



Visit when the climate is gentle, waves crisp, stars bright, beaches empty, evenings cosy, sunsets golden... and the slumber deep.

This is your guide to all the best bits of the season ahead.


SEASONAL STAYS

AUTUMN OFFERS


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.

All hotel stays include access to The Alchemist Spa and SALT Gymnasia. Movies in Neo Cinema can be booked online, as can SALT sessions.

Special offers...
FALL INTO WINTER Stay & dine...

Stay from £85 per person, including dinner

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FALL INTO WINTER

Stay & dine...

The Great Escape Save 20%

Stay 3 nights from £180 per person

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The Great Escape

Save 20%

4 FOR 3 Self-catering stays

4 nights from £180

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4 FOR 3

Self-catering stays

SPA EXPERIENCES

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...
INDIAN SUMMER SPA BREAK From £145 per person

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.

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INDIAN SUMMER SPA BREAK

From £145 per person

FULL HOUSE SPA BREAK From £125 per person

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.

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FULL HOUSE SPA BREAK

From £125 per person

SEASONAL GOODNESS Autumn spa specials

Full of seasonal goodness, these limited edition autumn spa treatments are designed to give your body what it needs at this time of year.

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SEASONAL GOODNESS

Autumn spa specials

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...
Downton Abbey From 13th September

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.

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Downton Abbey

From 13th September

AD ASTRA From 27th September

"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.

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AD ASTRA

From 27th September

TRANSCENDING WAVES 14th October, 8:00pm

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.

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TRANSCENDING WAVES

14th October, 8:00pm

Pine cone

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...
SURF'S UP It's wave season

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.

HUNTER SURF

SURF'S UP

It's wave season

DOG-FRIENDLY BEACHES Pack your pup

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).

BEACHES

DOG-FRIENDLY BEACHES

Pack your pup

SWIM WITH THE SEALS at Lundy Island

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.

WILD FRONTIER

SWIM WITH THE SEALS

at Lundy Island



EVEREST BASE CAMP CHALLENGE


SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER


Have you got what it takes to climb 17,600ft - the equivalent of Everest Base Camp - on the SALT Gymnasia VersaCimbers? We're looking for teams to take part in our charity climb, in aid of North Devon Hospice.

This autumn, a new team of climbing legends will be born. Will you part of it?

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