26th December 2020

The Great British Staycation

Escape the everyday

While there were months that were sad and stressful for many, the Great Pause was also a chance to really slow down and practise being grateful. Lockdown took away our ability to make plans and forced us to live in the moment. The little things we’d barely have noticed before – an empty beach, the ferns unfolding in spring, a pub serving a pint – now seemed incredible. This appreciation has paved the way for an entirely fresh perspective on holidays in the UK, without it feeling like a compromise.

Perched atop the cliff tops of the stunning North Devon coast, Saunton Sands Hotel + Source Spa and Wellness is enveloped by the UNESCO World Heritage designated North Devon Biosphere which makes up part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And what do all these accreditations mean? Every which way you turn, you’ll be blown away by the beauty of this special slice of the world. Aptly named England’s Adventure Coast, our doorstep beckons to be adored and explored.

Epic ocean vistas are present wherever you are; dining in the award-winning Art Deco restaurant, saluting the day with yoga on the lawn, doing laps in the large outdoor pool, soaking tired toes in the spa’s vitality pool, playing tennis, and from your bed in the many sea facing rooms and luxury self catering apartments. You might question ever jumping on a plane to get your seaside fix again!

After months of being stuck inside and ongoing restrictions on our freedom, leaving many feeling tense and anxious to be outside; the luxury of fresh air, empty space in nature and seeing new sights feels revolutionary. Lean into holidaying in Devon and embrace the chill of the Atlantic Ocean, climb the rolling Devon hills and roll with the unpredictable weather; awaken your appreciation for our freedoms and surroundings… it feels like living!

Escape the everyday and join us for simple pleasures and making magical memories by the sea. 

Be inspired for breaks for..

Romantics

Romantics

Think strolling hand in hand with beaches all to yourselves, watching sunset from the Thermal Suite and stargazing from the rooftop. Arrive to flowers, prosecco and luxury chocolates in your room. Book the ocean-view double treatment room and enjoy a massage together. Take a sea-facing room, order room service and have breakfast in bed, maybe even book a late checkout?

Wellness Warriors

Wellness Warriors

Find yourself and be present in nature. Practice gratitude as you absorb the breathtaking surroundings. Connect with the earth; sink your toes in the sand and take cold water dips in the Atlantic or our outdoor pool. Revive with a Source treatment using cruelty-free and vegan seasonal oils, scrubs and lotions. Greet the day with morning yoga flow and see in the evening with meditation. Feast of vegan afternoon tea and local seasonal delights.

Girly Getaways

Girly Getaways

Escape the everyday with your gang. Fill your days with sauntering between our aroma sauna, steam room, vitality pool, ice fountain and large heated indoor pool. Meander pre-Christmas farmers’ markets, spend an afternoon in our terrace lounge quaffing and scoffing Champagne afternoon tea followed by cocktails at sunset. Get red carpet ready with an iSClinical facial and after sip prosecco on the rooftop swaddled in a cosy robe.

The Adventurous

The Adventurous

Explore England's Adventure Coast…admire the epic coastline from the ocean; paddleboard the headlands, surf the UK’s top spots, take a fishing trip and leap from cliffs into the water on a coasteering adventure. Scuba dive around Lundy island, take to the skies and hang glide over Woolacombe, race over the rugged moorland on horseback and cycle miles through the countryside on traffic-free Tarka Trail. Do cold water laps in our outdoor pool and revive in our spa.

Heritage and Gardens

Heritage and Gardens

Catch RHS Rosemoor in its marvellous spring bloom (with discounted entry), uncover the fascinating heritage at Hartland Abbey and stroll through woodlands carpeted with bluebells. Take the clifftop railway through Lynton and Lynmouth perched on the edge of Exmoor and traverse the cobbled streets of historical Clovelly. Learn about Saunton’s military past at the D-Day weekend 

The Environmentalist

The Environmentalist

Join in a community beach clean, visit the Countryside Centre to learn more about our wildlife, take a guided walk through Braunton Burrows and discover its rare flora and fauna. Ride the waves with one of our sustainable Dick Pearce body boards. Dine at the hotel and Beachside Grill on local produce with a great range of vegan options including afternoon tea. Indulge in a spa treatment or manicure, using cruelty-free, vegan and non-toxic products. Stay in a hotel that supports local charities, businesses and the environment.

Making Magical Memories

Making Magical Memories

The summer holidays are for long days playing on the beach, building sand castles, rolling down sand dunes and jumping waves. Jam-packed entertainment programme with surfing, go kart party, laser clay shooting, crafting, baking, circus workshops and so much more. 2 hours free supervised childcare daily, family afternoon teas, tennis tournaments with the beach as a backdrop. Beyond Saunton, we offer discounted entry to heaps of fun family attractions. Join us for generations of family fun.

Sunseekers

Sunseekers

Either side of the 6 weeks summer holidays, grab a grown-up getaway and bask in the warm seas, explore endless stretches of golden sandy beaches, beautiful bays and remote coves.  Lounge around the large heated outdoor pool sipping on cocktails, dine al fresco on the terrace overlooking the ocean at the hotel or down at the Beachside Grill. Soothe sun-soaked skin with a nourishing treatment and watch the sea sparkle from the rooftop sun deck.

Foodies

Foodies

Feast on autumnal fayre enjoying our talented chefs’ years of experience. Take an evening dinner on the terrace at the Beachside Grill and watch the sun sink into the ocean. Indulge in afternoon teas with delicate pastries, sandwiches, proper clotted cream and warm homemade scones. Sample our new specially blended Saunton Gin, join us for a wine weekend special and marvel at our creative cocktails in ornate glassware. 

A Boys Trip

A Boys Trip

Assemble the lads for a playtime by the sea! Ride the September swell, hit the golf course, challenge each other to a tennis tournament, charter a fishing boat and reel in bass or mackerel or get in the countryside for a days’ shoot. Return to award-winning food, great top-shelf spirits, Sky sports on the big screen and the warming embrace of Source Spa and Wellness for weary bodies and woozy heads!