Unique places to stay in Devon this autumn

With nights drawing in and the colours around us are changing from shades of green to orange, autumn is the perfect time of year to go on an adventure to the countryside in the beautiful county of Devon and stay somewhere a little different. Re-live your childhood memories of days in the woods and spend your nights sitting under the stars toasting marshmallows by the fire.


Staying in Devon brings a brilliant sense of freedom, with its vast open landscapes, rolling hills and miles of beautiful coastline. For a truly rural experience find your way into the heart of Dartmoor and walk the many paths and tors, admiring the ponies along the way. For those who prefer to feel the fresh sea air on a cool autumnal day, why not visit the north coast for blustery clifftops, endless coast paths and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Not only is there a variety of landscapes to explore, there is also an incredible array of places to stay, all a little bit different and all rather special. From cosy shepherd's huts with sea views to beautiful colourful yurts, both inside and out, you will be able to have a completely unique experience when you holiday in Devon this autumn. We've picked out just a few of our favourite unique places to stay to get you started:


Stargazy Sky Shepherd's HutStargazy Sky Shepherds Hut, Axminster, Devon

Axminster | Devon | Sleeps 2

Stragazy Sky is the place to go to relax and hide away from daily life. It is off the beaten track with trees on one side, a trickling brook to the other and open views over the Axe Valley from the front. The fire pit and log burner are perfect for the autumnal evenings creating a lovely and cosy atmosphere for you. Swapping tents for shepherd's huts, this dreamy spot is also the perfect retreat for nearby Yarty Party, one of Devon's top festivals.


Whittlers YurtWhittlers Yurt, Clovelly, Devon

Clovelly | Devon | Sleeps 2

Head to the Devonshire countryside to stay in this fabulous yurt. Brave the lake and go for a dip or just sit by the edge and enjoy a bite to eat, surrounded by fields. Light up the barbecue for an al fresco styled dinner then get cosy in the yurt with the log burner crackling away.


Lanthorns RetreatLanthorns Retreat, Blackdown Hills, Devon

 Blackdown Hills | Devon | Sleeps 2

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lanthorns Retreat is a rustic cabin perfect for the more adventurous of us. Bring the bikes and walking boots to get exploring the stunning Blackdown Hills.


Wild Pear Shepherd's HutWild Pear Shepherds Hut, Ilfracombe, Devon

 Ilfracombe | Devon | Sleeps 2

Blessed with sea views from the door and set on the north coast between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, the dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches, perfect for surfing, makes Wild Pear Shepherd's Hut the ideal place to head to this autumn. During your dreamy stay, why not pay a visit to the nearby Thomas Carr 1873, one of the fabulous Michelin-starred restaurants in Devon.


Little Modbury LookoutLittle Modbury Lookout, Modbury, Devon

Modbury | Devon | Sleeps 2

Escape the hustle and bustle of life to the tranquil Devonshire countryside. Little Modbury Lookout is close to the market town of Modbury and surrounded by walks, you'll never want to leave.


Copperas Shepherd's HutCopperas Shepherds Hut, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe | Devon | Sleeps 2

Wake up to the ever changing sea views bound to take your breath away each morning. Light the firepit and sit out in the evenings enjoying the view or snuggle up in the hut with log burner crackling away in the background.


Ashley's ShackAshley's Shack, Dartmouth, Devon

Dartmouth | Devon | Sleeps 2

Set above an idyllic lake, Ashely's Shack is the perfect spot to retreat to for a getaway with your other half. Nearby walks along the River Dart make for a wonderful day as is a day trip to nearby Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Food Festival in October.


Shepherd's DelightShepherds Delight, Exeter, Devon

Exeter | Devon | Sleeps 2

The away from it all bolthole is located perfectly for those wanting to be close to the action but in a quiet location. Exeter is a short drive away one direction and in the other is the Devon Jurassic Coast, making the most of the mixture of city and coastal adventures.


Shepherd's OakShepherds Oak, Exeter, Devon

Exeter | Devon | Sleeps 2

Open countryside views welcome you to Shepherd's Oak. Whether you decide to sit out with the firepit lit while in the bubbling hot tub or snuggled up in the hut enjoying the views, this is a wonderful place to recharge away from daily life.


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