Luxury gourmet breaks and stays in North Devon

Whether you're looking for a luxury weekend away or boutique accommodation in Devon, The Collective has it covered

Whether you’re looking for a couples weekend away in Devon or a luxury group holiday with friends, The Collective at Woolsery, near Clovelly in North Devon has the boutique accommodation options covered. And the icing on the cake is the exceptional food, drinks and dining on the doorstep.

Cosy cottage for a romantic break in Devon

Not one, but two wood burners, two exposed-brick fireplaces, a free-standing bath and a comfy corner sofa make The Old Smithy a dream location for a romantic getaway in North Devon. The one-bedroom cottage is a cosy bolthole which marries traditional period features with a contemporary aesthetic.

For dining at home, stock up on goodies from J. Andrew Shop & Post Office in the village. You’ll find fresh and local produce, much of which is grown or reared at sister establishment Birch Farm, as well as delicious artisan local food and drink.

Luxury gourmet breaks North Devon

Those who want to cosy up by the fire but forego cooking should opt for a fish and chip takeaway from Woolsery Fish & Chips, which sells sparklingly fresh and crisp fish, hand-cut chips, and all the sides, as well as treats such as handcrafted burgers and special recipe chicken wings. If the weather permits, scoff them on The Old Smithy’s private patio.

For a romantic night out or a hearty Sunday lunch, you just need to open the door through the garden to the award-winning The Farmers Arms dining pub where hyper-seasonal ingredients are used to craft inventive British menus. And you can indulge in a tipple or two in the knowledge that your bed for the night is mere footsteps away.

Couples retreat

For a similar experience, but with a different aesthetic, check out Woolsery’s grown-ups-only shop suites. Located over the village shop, the two luxury suites are creatively designed in a retro style (one with a traditionally feminine edge, the other masculine) and are a perfect base for exploring the north Devon countryside before unwinding in comfortable luxury. Each suite is equipped with a super king-size bed, a chic living area and a bathroom with free-standing bath and rainfall shower.

Relax with a pre-dinner tipple from the old-school cocktail bar before strolling the short distance to The Farmers Arms for supper.

Family adventure

For a family stay in luxury countryside accommodation, look no further than Rosehill Cottage. This stylish south-facing cottage has french doors leading to a suntrap patio making it ideal for alfresco brunches and early-evening aperitifs.

Rosehill Cottage was fully renovated in 2021, and has all the conveniences of modern living (underfloor heating, Sonos speakers, wood burner, Rako lighting system) paired with quintessentially rural English furnishings.

The kitchen, perfect place for a luxury gourmet break in North Devon

Youngsters will enjoy perusing the well-stocked larder shelves at J. Andrew Shop & Post Office for treats to take back to the cottage for movie nights, and Woolsery Fish & Chips will be the first port of call for ravenous bellies after a day by the seaside on the north Devon coast.

A gourmet group-gathering

Woolsery’s Hillside Cottage has all the trappings for a large family or a group getaway with friends. With four spacious bedrooms and plenty of social areas inside and out (its garden is large, private and attractively designed) it has a comfy home-from-home vibe with an edge of decadent luxury.

The fully equipped kitchen, with double oven, allows you to rustle up a feast using fresh produce from Woolsery’s Birch Farm and delectable produce from J. Andrew Shop & Post Office. Or, if you’re marking a special celebration or birthday, take your group gourmet-getaway up a notch by booking the private dining room at The Farmers Arms. The mid-17th century pub will see you feast like kings on fresh-from-the-farm ingredients and award-winning tipples from a carefully curated selection at the bar.

Hillside Cottage, Luxury Holiday Cottage, Woolsery, North Devon

Browse The Collective’s range of luxury accommodation in Devon then book your gourmet feast at The Farmers Arms.

Making the most of the natural larder