Ever been away for the weekend in search of a relaxing time only to be confronted with children running riot in the dining room or using the stairs as a launching site for their toys? Not the best start to your romantic break away!If you choose accommodation carefully, then there is nothing to stop you having a stress free stay, enjoying peace and relaxation. Of course it doesn’t mean we don’t like children but occasionally we all deserve some quality ‘adult’ time.Proprietors of guest houses have valuable knowledge of attractions more suited to adults, such as details of nearby National Trust properties and gardens, often beautiful and inspiring places to visit. Popular leisure activities amongst adults on breaks away by the coast are walking and cycling holidays, sailing and windsurfing.
Discovering Devon’s many attractions and also the surrounding area such as Dartmoor for the first time can be exciting, or revisiting places dear to our hearts from happy childhood memories always brings on a knowing smile. If less active, choose a traditional country pub to spend your lazy days chatting with the locals or enjoy a coffee in a waterside café.For those on a business trip expecting a busy stressful day ahead or preparing for an interview a good night’s sleep is essential, so choosing a ‘child free’ bed and breakfast in Torquay is a great idea and comes with a guarantee of not being woken at dawn by the sound of a crying baby.In the morning after a refreshing night’s sleep enjoy a lazy breakfast prepared just how you like it in nice quiet surroundings, read the papers or how about some exercise? Lose yourself in nearby Cockington, a traditional Devon village with thatched houses, a manor house, quaint church and a cobbled court area showcasing local crafts and acres of woodland walks. Or why not enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment at a local Spa or Health Club.Adults only guest houses often provide packages ideal for that special someone in your life. Choose the right one to suit the occasion, be it a special birthday treat or anniversary celebration and you can pre-order cup cakes, party balloons and even chilled champagne or a night-cap if the guest house is licensed.
Shopping breaks by the sea (without the kid’s eyes on your parcels) are a great way to enjoy a mini break especially before Christmas time and in the evening you can include an intimate, romantic meal at one of the many local restaurants in Torquay or book a trip to the theatre.So next time you’re looking to book a break away by the sea, remember to choose from a selection of ‘Adults only’ accommodation. In Torquay there is a range of accommodation particularly suited to this, so why not try Garway Lodge next time?