Thank you for visiting Handpicked in Devon. For more than a year we have carried out extensive surveys from thousands of regular Devon visitors in order to compile what we believe is the most informed selection of the very best that Devon has to offer.
Using various key criteria such as quality of service, value for money, quality of product, accessibility, existing awards, location and reputation we believe those featured genuinely deserve to be handpicked. We have visited the vast majority of these establishments ourselves to confirm our surveys findings.
Naturally accommodation and dining establishments have featured strongly in these findings however we believe we have also unearthed some other hidden gems from other sectors as well. Officially launching in April 2010
We have concentrated on four main areas:
Finding the very best Devon accommodation across all sectors. These include: Luxury Hotels in Devon, Country House Hotels, Pubs & Inns, Devon Luxury Bed & Breakfast's, Self Catering Accommodation including Farm Cottage Holidays, Devon Luxury Cottages and much more...
For a preview of just some of our STAY selection click here
Finding the very best places to dine out in Devon. These include: Award Winning Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants in Devon, Devon Gastro Pubs & Inns, Modern British Restaurants, Bistros & Cafes in Devon, Seafood Restaurants and much more...
For a preview of just some of our DINE selection click here
Finding the very best places to shop out in Devon. These include: Exclusive Devon Shops, Award Winning Produce, Unique Devon Products, Devon Foods, Devon Products & Services and much more...
For a preview of just some of our SHOP selection click here
Finding the very best places for great Days out in Devon. These include: Sports & Activities, Historic Buildings & Gardens, Devon Family Days Out, Regattas & Shows, Fun Days, Watersports and much more...
For a preview of just some of our ENJOY selection click here
Who Gets Your Vote ?
We hope you enjoy and approve of our selection but if you know a Devon business that you feel should be featured on Handpicked in Devon click here
Should your business be featured on Handpicked in Devon ?
If you feel that your Devon business should be featured on Handpicked in Devon and you fullfill the Key Criteria set out above please contact us with your application by clicking here
Searching for the perfect location on Handpicked in Devon
We have broken Devon into the following areas for easy searching for our visitors.
All of Devon.
Finding exactly the right location is extremely important to visitors of websites such as ours. For this reason we have we think provided our visitors with a number of very easy to use searches throughout the website.
Choose By Area.
Simply choose the area of Devon you wish to browse using the drop down area box located on every page toward the top left of the page. This will show every handpicked business in all sectors throughout the site in your chosen area.
Browse Locations by Map
Directly under the search box you will see a map of all our Handpicked in Devon clients, simply move your cursor over each strawberry to find out the name of the business and click for more information.
Choose by Keyword or Name of the Business
Within the same search box you may enter a word or phrase to refine your search such as Bistro or Hotel and again choose the area of Devon you are looking for. This will display any Handpicked in Devon clients who have used any of the keywords you have chosen and are located within your preferred location.
Enter Business Name and/or Location
If you know the name of the business you are looking for and its rough location this will display more defined and advanced results. For example search for Yeoldon Hotel, Bideford.
Search by Category
Maybe you are looking to find an award winning restaurant in Devon. Simply click on that category and all within will be displayed you can then narrow that search by area, newest, or A-Z.
For ease of use, each advertiser has a map link directly under their address on each advert.
Special Offers & Late Availability in Devon
Many of our Handpicked in Devon clients offer several special offers and late availability options. To view all those offering these options simply click on the links on the left hand navigation, you can then sort these results by location and other factors as before. N.B please check with the individual advertiser that all offers are currently available.
Our Plans Going Forward
We realise that although we offer a good choice of Devon businesses featured in both the brochure and the website we realise we have only just scratched the surface in terms of the number of other quality establishments we could have featured. We are also aware that we need to explore in depth both North Devon and Torbay to unearth more Handpicked in Devon gems.
Quality Never Compromised
Although we know that not everybody will agree with some of our selections those chosen in this first edition have been recommended to us by Devon visitors and we have been extremely pleased with their suggestions. We will continue to search out great businesses throughout all sectors and feature them on our products but we will not compromise the whole concept of Handpicked in Devon by knowingly promoting any business that does not fulfil key criteria such as quality of service, value for money, quality of product, accessibility, reputation and much more.