Christmas & New Year 2021/22

Join us for a festive family break

Over the winter months South Devon is magical. On clear days the panoramic views all around you are breathtaking, the light and fresh air can only really be experienced first hand. A walk crunching along Slapton Sands next to the Atlantic Ocean is well… awe-inspiring. Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is right on your doorstep too; every season offers something different and beautiful to see.

To get away from it all and a chance to just slow down for a little while..  cosy Carlane Court in Slapton, South Devon offers you exactly that.  A ‘Home from home’  place to stay and enjoy with all the family. Watch out though! A naughty Christmas elf is in residence – go find… and move around  to make sure everyone is being good for Santa! 


Sleeps 4 – 6 Lower Carlane is a really lovely spacious 2 bedroom apartment... with an additional fold-down sofa bed (sleeps 2) in the living room... dog friendly!

Sleeps 6 – 8 A beautiful three bedroom apartment set over two levels, with exposed beams and a cosy log burner; with an additional fold-down sofa bed (sleeps 2) in the living room.

Carlane Court turkeys are free range and ethically sourced from a local farm - where the welfare of the birds is paramount

The Queens Arms

Your local walkable pub. Also loved by friendly locals. Dog friendly.

Christmas Guest Extras

To make your Christmas/New Year stay with us even more relaxing… we are happy to do some of your essential Christmas shopping for you. 

This year as guest extras, we are offering a REAL 5ft Christmas tree already set up for your arrival (£40). Just add gifts below and maybe some of your favourite Christmas ornaments to the tree too.

You can also pre-order a free range locally sourced Christmas Turkey (available to guests staying from the 1st December – or maybe even earlier on request).

Last minute Christmas shopping

Totnes is a charming and lively town to visit and not too far away.  Take the family for a spot of lunch and browse the many indie shops.  You will find many products which are handmade, local or fairly sourced from a variety of unique outlets with everything on offer from: jewellery to fashionable clothing, fresh food, organic skincare, art and more. 

Stokeley Farm Shop is just down the road from you, serving food all day. With a pub bar, fresh food counters and a garden centre & gift shop selling alsorts AND they have a pizza oven too! You can also place food and drink orders online – which is then paid over the phone or on collection.

Kingsbridge village market is held on The Quay on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.
Seasonal vegetables and fruit are on offer along with freshly baked delicacies, cheeses, smoked goods, chillies, chocolates and hampers filled with local produce.

Totnes... a beautiful town full of Christmas markets and festive cheer

Polar Express Train of Lights

Weaving its way along the South Devon coast with a magical lightshow on board

Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £24.00 Child (aged 3-15) £15.00 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £75.00

A magical train journey - creating unforgettable Christmas memories

Your festive illuminated journey starts at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton, where the train with vintage carriages awaits you – decorated with thousands of lights.

  • Your first stop (15 mins) is Churston Station where the show begins.
  • From Churston, you will be propelled through the 450-metre Greenway tunnel which leads you to the enchanted forest- magically transformed by an amazing lightshow.
  • As you leave the forest you are greeted by the twinkling lights of Dartmouth reflected on the river Dart. So beautiful.
  • At Kingswear you can disembark and take photographs – and then you will be on your way back to Paignton to experience the spectacle from a different direction.

A bit of a trek, but on a crisp sparkly day it is a lot of fun. The mini village is set over 4 acres of award winning gardens and parodies life across the centuries and contemporary times. Who’s arriving at the Palace? 

It’s full of humour and you can feel like a GIANT as you wander around (except of course if you are child sized). Even Santa is mini.

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