There’s no better way to overcome the Winter blues than by taking a break in a peaceful cosy cottage in Devon and getting into the Christmas spirit. Get involved in the festive buzz and the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Exeter just up the road from Cofton, then retreat to your cosy cottage to for a relaxing break to de-stress. Enjoy a stunning view of the Estuary, your own private hot tub or a luxury leisure complex right on your doorstep – it’s up to you just how much peace and quiet you need.
Destination Devon for a Cosy Cottage retreat
Exeter is a fantastic destination for a Christmas shopping break. Whether it’s finding a hidden gem in the Farmers’ Market, tucking into a juicy hog roast roll in the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, or scouring the mix of independent shops and high street names to find the perfect gift for someone special. Exeter has it all!
You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy some Christmas cheer. In fact, our Winter accommodation discount offer means that you can save 20% on a short break or 30% on a week’s break or more (T&Cs apply), which should leave you with a few pennies to enjoy some retail therapy.
Some of our cosy cottages have private hot tubs, so if you’re thinking of a relaxing break that will let you bubble your troubles away, make sure you book one of our hot tub holidays and make it the perfect time to get some well-deserved R & R.
Top things to do on a Christmas shopping break
The joy of coming to South Devon on a cosy cottage break before Christmas is the wide range of festive things to do. There are countless Christmassy things to do this time of year, but if Christmas shopping is your bag then here are our top recommendations for finding that perfect gift or treat for yourself.
The Michaelmas Fair is only a short drive away from our cottages at Powderham Castle. If you’re after wonderful handmade items wonders and lovingly crafted pieces, this is the place for you. You won’t find these gifts on the high street and the event is also supporting The ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity.
Dawlish Farmers Market
If you’re after something a bit more low-key, then maybe the Dawlish Farmers Market is for you. Have a lazy breakfast at your home from home, which should be a breeze to prepare because our cottage kitchens are fully equipped with everything to make a hearty feast or a healthy snack. But don’t be too late to the market because it starts at 10.00am every second Saturday of the month right on Dawlish Seafront. It’s the perfect way to take a leisurely stroll by the seaside while browsing the finest produce our glorious corner of Devon has to offer. Everything from cheeses, pies, ales and cakes – it’s the perfect place to stock up on some tasty local treats.
Princesshay Shopping Centre
If you’re looking for the glitz and glamour of Christmas that the high street retailers do so well, then Exeter’s Princesshay shopping centre is the best place to be. With all the big brand names you could possibly want, Princesshay links up seamlessly with the high street and the newly refurbished Queen St dining area. Don’t forget to try and fit in a visit to Exeter’s Underground Passages if you have the time…
Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market
In the midst of all of this, it would be easy to forget one of the main attractions, the famed Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market. With a mix of acclaimed continental traders, local crafters and performers, this years’ Christmas Market is shaping up to be the best yet. It’s a fantastic Christmassy place to be, with around 80 traditional continental chalets and plenty of places to get a mulled wine or festive treat. It’s on from 16th November to 17th December, so add it to your list of Christmas must-do’s!