The only county with two coastlines! Bordered by Cornwall to the west, Devon also has two National Parks in Dartmoor and Exmoor. The many popular towns in the north include Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe and Westward Ho!. Definitely a "something for everyone" place to stay. Devon is also quick to get to, via the M5 motorway.
Saunton Sands, near Barnstaple, and Appledore, near Bideford, are well worth a visit. Appledore is the embodiment of a traditional fishing village, while Saunton Sands is a glorious beach backed by a nature reserve.