Staycation Time in Devon: A Deep Dive into the Art of Relaxation

Liv Butler
Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 23:00

The term staycation has origins dating back to 1944, as per Merriam-Webster, but it was in the mid-2000s when it became a worldwide phenomenon, with people choosing to holiday at home for practical and financial reasons.

While going abroad, or even to the next county over, may sound more exciting than staying home, a staycation can still do wonders for the soul. So, regardless of the reasons why you’re in Devon for your staycation, let’s help you relax to the max.

Preparing For Your Staycation With Technology

One of the first steps to an ideal indoor staycation is to sort out your accommodation, whether you decide to stay in your home or book a hotel. The former would be cheaper, but the latter would give you more of a proper holiday vibe. Plus, in Devon, you could easily go for a cute cosy cottage near the coast or stay in a luxe spa and golf hotel, such as Bovey Castle. Regardless of the option you choose, you can easily book it online through booking platforms. 

Next up, you need to pick the entertainment you will be relaxing with. Luckily, there are plenty of options to choose from. For instance, you can opt to play bingo at Paddy Power. This will allow you to enjoy the classic game of years gone by from the comfort of your home, with fun modern twists that come from realistic graphics, bonus features, and more. 

If you're looking to simply delve into something that doesn't require any action from you, then we'd recommend getting an e-book downloaded on your Kindle or device of choice. Alternatively, Netflix, along with other platforms, has the option to download TV shows and movies, so you can easily binge-watch your favourite series, even if you're in a more rural area where there's less signal.

Outdoor Activities for Ultimate Relaxation in Devon

When it comes to relaxing outdoor activities in Devon, it’s time to treat your home county as if you were a first-time visitor. You’d be surprised by how much you missed in your own little corner of the world. Let’s start this off with a peaceful walk along the serene coastal paths such as the Hooken Cliffs, near Beer.

If you’re in the mood for some more tranquillity that doesn’t require as much walking, we’d recommend taking a boat ride along the coast. Or, you could take a tour through the last surviving horse-drawn bridge in the UK. This means you can visit your area in a completely new way whilst feeling the fresh breeze on your skin.

Finally, you’d be remiss not to visit some of the parks and gardens, such as Dartmoor National Park or the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. From lush landscapes to colourful foliage, it is the perfect backdrop for hiking, picnicking, or simply sitting on a bench somewhere and enjoying nature with a book in hand.

That’s a wrap on how to have the staycation of your life in Devon. Whether you go for a completely relaxing holiday or you opt for a more active holiday - the choice is yours. Just remember that it’s not where you are that matters, but what you do.