23rd June 2022

What Winter Slump?

There’s nothing quite like the arrival of a cool, crisp winter; and after a busy summer, what better way to blow-off the cobwebs and get refreshed than by paying a visit to Saunton Sands Hotel to embrace the cosiest season of the year? For those in need of a winter detox or a fresh start to 2023, why not consider a getaway to the peaceful, spectacular setting where the sparkling sea meets our stunning Art Deco hotel?

From taking part in activities sure to get the heart racing, or indulging in more simple pleasures like curling-up and hibernating in an ultimate state of relaxation in our Source Spa and Wellness, you can truly get away from it all this winter, right here on the North Devon Coast. Use this winter to come and discover somewhere new – or rediscover those places you haven’t been in a while. Here’s some inspiration to get you started:

Take a chilly dip

Take a moment to literally chill-out thanks to the lure of a wild swimming session at Saunton beach or why not take the plunge in our outdoor pool for a bit of cold-water swimming. We even have Dryrobes you can borrow to swaddle yourself in! 

Marvel at North Devon’s winter wildlife

Get closer to nature by spending crisp winter mornings experiencing jaw-dropping wildlife spectacles along the three mile beach and the awesome sand dunes of Braunton Burrows on our doorstep which combine to compliment the UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Get away from it all on a winter ramble along the South West Coast Path

Part of the fun of winter is pulling on your best warm gloves, heading outside and becoming at-one with nature; the South West Coast Path definitely ticks that box as the 630-mile route offers heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way. See the routes here

Be pampered with a purpose in our spa

A little bit of winter wellness is the perfect way to relax before or after the Christmas rush. Our world-class natural surroundings teamed with our state-of-the-art facilities and bespoke treatments will bring your body and mind back to its ‘Source’ of wellness and balance. Find out more information on our spa days and treatments here

Dust off the Board Games

If it’s blowing a hoolie out there, why not pop to the Terrace Lounge and warm up with a pot of tea and pull out one of the board games we stock? There’s a great selection to pick from, and it’s a lovely way to spend a blissfully lazy afternoon with loved ones.

Get some ‘air’

Visit Air Extreme, North Devon’s indoor trampoline park. Bounce, flip and let loose on the wall-to-wall trampolines inside for an exciting activity for all the family. Situated in Barnstaple, Air Extreme is around 25 minutes from us and is a great wet-weather activity to suit all the family. You’ll also receive 10% off when you stay with us! Find out more.