Enjoy the London 2012 Olympic Games from beautiful South Devon
With just months to go until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the countdown has begun to one of the most exciting events to happen in Great Britain in a century.
If you are not one of the lucky few who have tickets but want to combine your holiday with keeping up to date with the Games, head to South Devon and watch the unfolding events on a widescreen TV from a luxury holiday property, or on a giant screen at Blackpool Sands beach! Or if you are simply hoping to escape the Games completely, head to this peaceful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - with stunning scenery, miles of coastal paths to explore and hidden coves and beaches, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the sunshine.
Coast & Country Cottages offer a fabulous choice of self-catering properties exclusively in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding area, ideal for a Summer holiday.
The family friendly VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded property Warren Cottage, near Dartmouth, sleeps up to six people and is the ideal base for exploring the South Devon countryside. Organise a family game of rounders in the spacious garden, or enjoy a traditional Devonshire cream tea on the sunny terrace. Why not visit the nearby Blue Flag awarded Blackpool Sands beach on the Start Bay coastline - enjoy swimming, rock pooling and water sports or simply relax in front of the giant screen on the beach and keep abreast of the sporting events at the Olympic Games whilst enjoying locally sourced food and drink from the licensed beach café. The week commencing 27th July is £1275.
The exclusive Dart Marina apartments on the edge of the River Dart in Dartmouth are the perfect location for a romantic retreat this Summer. 36 Dart Marina is a fabulous VisitEngland Five Star awarded apartment with panoramic river views and a flatscreen TV, ideal for watching the Games! When you are not keeping up to date with Olympic news or relaxing on the window seat enjoying the unbelievable views across the water, walk along the waterfront for a browse in Dartmouth's boutique shops and art galleries or dine in one of the award-winning restaurants. Guests at 36 Dart Marina can also enjoy the use of the Dart Marina Health Spa, including indoor pool and Jacuzzi, plus 10% off Elemis beauty treatments. The week commencing 27th July is £925.
For those looking for an active holiday during the Olympics, head to 9 Prospect House, Hallsands. Sleeping 4, this beautifully designed VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded apartment is situated on the stunning Prospect House development, perched on a cliff top overlooking the Start Bay coastline. Finished in a stylish 'New England' theme throughout, the apartment boasts stunning views out to sea and across the surrounding countryside. Guests at this luxury property can enjoy the use of the development's gardens overlooking the sea, tennis court and outdoor swimming pool. The South West Coastal Path goes past the front door, ideal for running or walking. Celebrate the Olympic Games with your own tennis tournament, swimming events or even a Marathon! The weeks commencing 28th July and 4th August are £1495 per week.
If you are looking to escape anything Olympic related, why not head to a 'chocolate box' thatched cottage in the peaceful South Devon countryside. Higher Collaton Cottage sleeps six and is nestled in the rolling countryside, in a picturesque hamlet, 10 minutes from the popular sailing town of Salcombe. VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded, Higher Collaton is a 16th Century cottage full of character, with exposed ceiling beams and pretty climbing flowers around the front porch. Enjoy exhilarating days exploring the nearby South West Coast Path, or relax in the spacious, private garden with a glass of something chilled. This is the ideal property for avoiding the Games altogether! The week commencing 28th July is £1744, and the week commencing 4th August is £1823.
Visit coastandcountry.co.uk for the latest availability and some sensational Summer offers.