Among the green hills and lush valleys of South Devon a new development of unique luxury lodges has just been launched. With views over the surrounding countryside, yet close to the coastline, each lodge at Whitehill Country Park has been designed for use as a holiday home.

‘Whitehill Country Lodges are peaceful retreats, the perfect base to explore all that the Devonshire countryside has to offer and the ultimate country holiday home,’ explains Claire Jeavons, whose family bought the park recently when they saw the potential to develop a new kind of second home experience for those who love South Devon, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. Prices start at £89,995.

Whitehill Country Park lies on the border of the ancient boroughs of Torbay and the South Hams in South Devon, nestled in rolling countryside on the outskirts of the village of Stoke Gabriel, with its traditional inns, tea rooms, parish churchyard and mill pond. Also within easy reach are the riverbanks of the Dart – perfect for strolls, fishing and crabbing, enjoying a picnic and a good book or launching a boat. Nearby Paignton, which along with its neighbours Torquay and Brixham make up Torbay and the English Riviera.

There are many attractions and activities to enjoy in the area, from prehistoric caves and historic castles, through walking trails, steam railways and award-winning nature reserves and adventure parks. The organic Riverford Farm and Shop is close by (www.riverford.co.uk) as well as fabulous wine from the Sharpham Vineyard (www.sharpham.com) and the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England, Dartmoor National Park, www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk.

Each luxury lodge is designed to the highest specifications and beautifully finished to provide you with the ultimate home away from home. Somewhere for you to relax, unwind and enjoy the good things in life. Timber-clad and lying in a superior position within its own spacious plot on a hillside, each lodge is surrounded by trees and Devon hedges and still just minutes from the swimming pool and facilities of the park.

Decorated with style, the 2-or 3-bedroom country retreats have fully-fitted kitchens complete with modern appliances; comfortable living and dining area, master bedroom, bathroom, private sundeck for long summer evenings and fabulous views over the nearby hills and woods.

Lodge homes open days are being held every Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm including May Bank Holiday Sat 24th – Mon 26th May

As an introductory offer Whitehill Country Park is offering free pitch fees until 2009 and free decking on all current show homes. For further details, please visit www.whitehill-lodges.co.uk or call 01803 782338.

Half Term Offer – If you are looking for a last minute family break in the glorious Devon countryside Whitehill Country Park is offering 20% off for a minimum of three nights stay at their beautiful park in the rolling South Hams hills. Call 01803 782338 or email info@whitehill-park.co.uk

English Riviera Events

Vintage Trawler Contest – 24 May

Honda Power Boats – 24 & 25 May

French Market – 8 June

Occombe Beer Festival – 13 & 14 June

Babbacombe Festival 18 June

Torbay Half Marathon – 22 June