Devon – May Bank Holiday Inspiration

Getting you out and about in the Devonshire countryside.

If you are thinking about spending some time in Devon this May the events taking place across the county, whether it’s craft workshops, food festivals or a sporting event, are perfect for a great day out and provide plenty of entertainment and activities to keep everyone happy. Here are a few ideas to get you out and about in the Devonshire countryside. 


From May to September the Exeter Street Food Market takes places in various locations across Exeter.  Experience street food at its best with locally sourced fresh produce served up in some of Exeter’s most beautiful locations.



Only a twenty-minute drive from The Barn, River Cottage HQ in Axminster has year-round events to keep you busy when staying in Devon. It is a base for fantastic cookery courses, chef schools, unique dining experiences and memorable events. A long with visiting their award-winning restaurant/deli you can take part in the following events throughout May:

5th May – Cookery Courses & Saturday Night Feast

12th May – Cookery Courses & Saturday Night Feast

19th May – Cookery Courses & Saturday Night Feast

20th May – Sunday Lunch & Farmhouse Lunch

26th May – Master Classes with Award-Winning Chefs

 Retreat In Devon

With acres of green fields, valleys and woodlands, East Devon is undeniably fitting for a secluded or romantic break in the UK. The Barn is our only property in Devon so far, and with its traditional thatched roof, it’s the classic traditional English hideaway.

The Barn | East Devon

Hidden in the depths of the Devonshire countryside, The Barn is an utterly secluded holiday cottage, ideal for romantics. Renovated to the Beachspoke standard with stylish details and amenities you didn’t even know you needed, it is one of the most delightful places to stay in Devon.

From £118 per night

Sleeps 2 | Private Parking | Dog Friendly

View The Barn here.

 Beautiful bespoke wooden bed with grey linens and mood lighting in a cosy cottage bedroom