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Haven has it all with family holidays at Devon Cliffs

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de_beachview_01_2013Having your very own bolt hole by the seaside couldn’t be easier with Haven. If you’ve visited one of their idyllic destinations along Britain’s coastline why not do some research into buying your own caravan with Haven? Devon Cliffs is just one of a wide range of destinations which span the whole length of the UK, from the magical charm of the Lake District to some of the UK’s top coastal resorts, with 36 locations to choose from you can be there in under two hours. 

Devon Cliffs is a magical destination with a wide range of excellent facilities for all the family. 

From the stunning coastline and private beach the park is one of those destinations you’d wished you’d found sooner in life. 

There are a wide range of activities on site which also make it an outstanding place to visit, but even more so, Devon Cliffs is a home from home which you should truly consider investing in for the ultimate in work / life balance if weekends and holidays if the South Coast takes your fancy.

From newborn babies, to great grandparents there is something for everyone at this incredible site, even the family pet!

The roads near to the resort are a delight to drive along. Winding countryside lanes that showcase the very best vistas, ocean views and landscapes help build the excitement before your holiday begins.

de_adventuregolf_01_2013When we first arrived the sun was beaming and I noticed a family taking selfies at the infamous welcome entrance. Our check in was simple, a free car park next to the centre and a full information pack about our stay was presented to us. Here you are given your caravan keys, information about activities onsite, an easy to read map of Devon Cliffs, activity passes you may have purchased, restaurant menus, guides to local off-site days out and some helpful instructions on how to find your accommodation. And you need to read it! There are an incredible 2000 caravans onsite. However, this is spread out over a vast area so there’s plenty of space to park, we had two cars in our party. 

Just a short walk away is the swimming pool, entertainment complex, adventure golf course, archery, five a side football pitch, bars and restaurants – and that’s just for starters.

We drove a couple of minutes from reception and arrived at our zone, The Terrace. Without doubt it has to be one of the most beautiful spots I have come across in the UK. With 180 degree panoramic views of the ocean as stunning vistas across the whole park it was a magical location. 

Leading down to an expansive golden beach it is the perfect location for a family holiday. Even for couples looking for a romantic break you couldn’t get a more beautiful site.

The caravan had its own parking space so we parked up and took a look around. We were situated right next to sunset point, and the footpath to the beach could be reached by strolling down the dunes just a few short metres.

de_southbeachcafeint_12_13Upon entering the caravan the first thing that struck me was the sheer size of the living space and the quality and cleanliness of the furnishings. Spotlessly clean, and kitted out with all of the latest mod cons, this was a real spectacle compared to another company we had stayed with previously.

Haven understand how to go the extra mile, with excellent customer service and attention to detail, which is extremely reassuring when booking somewhere new. Their level of expertise takes out all of the hassle making it a straightforward and pleasurable experience choosing your holiday – or for owners, your future holiday home.

The living room was better than many 4* hotel suites, with a flatscreen LCD television, surround sound, dining table and large sofa. There was even a fire which came in handy on one of the nights where a storm came just after sunset.

The kitchen was well balanced, with all sorts of amenities fitting into the space.  As you walked further through the caravan, there was a bathroom complete with fitted shower cubicle, sink and toilet. There was a twin bedroom on the right with wardrobe and shelves, plus a spacious master bedroom at the back with an comfortable double bed, fitted bedside tables, walk in wardrobe and surprisingly – yet another bathroom (ensuite). There are also lots of opening windows which was excellent to let some cool air in on those hot summer evenings. 

At Devon Cliffs the range of onsite activities included such delights as mini fencing for children as young as 4 years, learn-to-swim sessions, learn to bike ride, adventure golf, football and basketball. There is a club house with a wide range of amusement games, arcades and onsite bars to get a cold beer or much needed glass of wine to wind down. There’s also a full programme of family entertainment and kids clubs. For owners and VIPs there’s a private pool, a gym and a lounge restaurant / bar. Caravan’s start at extremely affordable prices too.

slideshow2There’s a really good selection of food at Devon Cliffs too. There are numerous restaurants including the vibrant Cook’s fish and chips restaurant and take away, Papa John’s Pizza which may come in handy if you fancy a night in, as they deliver straight to your door, a Mash and Barrel which had a very helpful manageress when we visited. 

We spent a lot of time exploring Devon including the Donkey Sanctuary, Brixham, Exmouth Fisheries and the outstanding Stuart Line Cruises.

We did the River Ex Tour which lasted for around an hour and sailing from Exmouth our Skipper gave live commentary on the history of the area, the beautiful sights and the resident and visiting wildlife. We spotted several fishing boats, and fishing tradesmen mending boats, resealing hulls, fixing chains and anchors and tide master fishermen searching for treasures.

de_inpoolslide_02_12As a designated RAMSAR site, the Exe is one of the top rivers in the country for wildlife and is a feeding ground for several seals, you maybe lucky enough to see the resident seal on your trip.

Back on dry line, at the end of our holiday it was clear to us that when you choose to become an owner on a Haven park you become part of a community. The benefits include owners only facilities like lounges and gyms, special owner events like wine clubs and parties, and a Privilege Card that gives you a 15% discount card in shops and restaurants on park. A Pre owned holiday home starts at £17,995.

For further information on buying a holiday home with Haven visit: http://www.haven.com/experience/holiday-types/holiday-home-ownership.aspx

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