Data Reveals the Most Romantic Places in Devon for Couples

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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2024 - 11:58

Data Reveals the Most Romantic Places in Devon for Couples

Devon is full of romantic places, with plenty of picturesque towns, elegant historic buildings as well as beautiful landscapes and beaches. As we approach Valentine’s Day, local experts at Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays have revealed the most romantic places in Devon for couples.

The Devon holiday cottages company analysed TripAdvisor reviews for a number of popular places to find the percentage of reviews from visits by couples, who rated the spot five stars.



% of 5* Couple Reviews


Coleton Fishacre



Woolacombe Beach



Valley of the Rocks



Lundy Island



Lydford Gorge


1. Coleton Fishacre

Taking the top spot is Coleton Fishacre, a 1920s country retreat near Kingswear. Rated highest by couples, the romantic house is in the Arts and Crafts style, imbued with Art Deco elegance. The Royal Horticultural Society accredited garden gives enticing glimpses out to sea as paths weave past tranquil ponds and tropical plants.

2. Woolacombe Beach

Placing second is Woolacombe, a 3-mile sandy beach located on the North Devon coast. With breathtaking views and spectacular award-winning beaches, there are miles of beach perfect for long romantic strolls or to watch the beautiful sunsets.

3. Valley of the Rocks

Third is the Valley of Rocks, a U-shaped valley with a dramatic section of coastline on the northern edge of Exmoor. Boasting some of England’s highest sea cliffs, it’s famous for its herd of goats, geology and breathtaking views to admire whilst taking a romantic stroll.

4. Lundy Island

Placing fourth is Lundy Island, lying 12 miles off the coast of North Devon. Peaceful and unspoiled, it stands just three miles long and half a mile wide. Home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery, it’s an ideal location to get away from it all with a romantic Valentine’s Day trip.

5. Lydford Gorge

In fifth, situated halfway between Okehampton and Tavistock, Lydford Gorge is the deepest river gorge in the South West, with a picturesque 30m high waterfall. Designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for its geology, flora and fauna, the gorge is filled with temperate rainforest. It’s the perfect backdrop for romantic Valentine’s Day walk.


  • A list of 60 popular places in Devon was compiled from a range of articles. 
  • Using TripAdvisor reviews, the study analysed reviews for each place using the ‘couples’ type of visit filter, only looking at those with over 100 reviews to find the percentage of couples who rated the place five stars out of all couple reviews.  
  • These were then ranked highest to lowest to reveal the most romantic.