Choose Your Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Devon

For many tourists, renting holiday cottages in Devon is the only way to really experience this lovely county. Here are wide sandy bays from Woolacombe in North Devon to Slapton Sands in the South Hams. Discover quaint coves such as  Beer, Lee Bay, Blackpool  Sands and Ladram Bay with clear waters backed by lush green countrywide. Stay in a holiday cottage in the rural heart Devon to explore deep flower-filled lanes ior the wild moorland landscapes of Exmoor and Dartmoor. The many picturesque and historic towns and villages scattered across Devon offer a fine choice of self catering accommodation from quaint thatched cottages in sleepy villages, stylish barn conversions on working Devon farms and waterside apartments in converted fishing lofts and harbourside warehouses on the South Devon coast. Devon's mild climate makes the County a popular choice for self catering holidays all year round, as Christmas Day surfers on the North Devon beaches at Croyde and Saunton will testify, while wild daffodils and primroses appear in the hedgerows as early as February, bringing added pleasure to winter and early spring walks in the countryside.

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Warcombe Farmhouse, Woolacombe, Devon

Warcombe Farmhouse, Woolacombe

Warcombe Farmhouse is a large, dog-friendly Devon Long-House with Wi-Fi sleeping 9 in 4 bedrooms. The Farmhouse is set in quiet countryside on the coast near the seaside village of Lee Bay and Woolacombe. Perfect for family summer holidays.

Cherry Tree Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon

Cherry Tree Cottage, Sidmouth

Cherry Tree is an attractive one bedroomed Grade II listed cottage with Wi-Fi, which sits alongside the other luxurious properties at Littlecourt Cottages. Sleeping 2 it is only a short distance from the beaches of Sidmouth on the South Devon coast

The Exeter Suite, South Molton, Devon

The Exeter Suite, South Molton

Pretty two bedroom first floor apartment comfortably accommodating up to four. The Exeter Suite is ideally located in its own private wing of the 16th century Exeter Inn, a wonderful family friendly pub in the countryside village of Chittlehamholt, which is only a short drive from Exmoor.

The Farmhouse at Sherrill Farm, Tavistock, Devon

The Farmhouse at Sherrill Farm, Tavistock

A large charmingly furnished, peaceful and pet friendly Devon farmhouse with WiFi near Tavistock and Dartmoor sleeping 14-22 people in 7 bedrooms with private hot tub and shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.

Rydon Stables, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Rydon Stables, Budleigh Salterton

Rydon Stables is a newly converted and accessible East Devon holiday property, in historic Otterton close to the sea at Budleigh Salterton. Dogs welcome.

Higher Mullacott Farmhouse, Ilfracombe, Devon

Higher Mullacott Farmhouse, Ilfracombe

Dating back to the 17th Century, Higher Mullacott Farmhouse near Ilfracombe is a beautiful large 5 bed holiday property which has been tastefully renovated for style and comfort ; all set in a beautiful countryside position with sea views on the North Devon coast.

Stables Cottage, Totnes, Devon

Stables Cottage, Totnes

Exclusive large self catering holiday cottage near Totnes in South Devon. Beautifully converted stone barn sleeping 8 set in 80 acres of picturesque South Hams countryside with private coarse fishing lake, nature walks & views to Dartmoor. Pets welcome.

Oregano Cottage, Tavistock, Devon

Oregano Cottage, Tavistock

Oregano Cottage, forms the ground floor of a converted dog friendly Devon Barn with Wi-Fi on the Sherrill Farm Estate near Tavistock, Devon with shared indoor pool, tennis court and fishing lakes.

Chestnut Cottage, Tavistock, Devon

Chestnut Cottage, Tavistock

Escape to the country! large Dog friendly Chestnut Cottage with Wi-Fi on the peaceful Sherrill Farm Estate near Tavistock in Devon sleeps 8-12 in 4 bedrooms (+ sofa bed) with shared pool and private hot tub.

Next Door, South Molton, Devon

Next Door, South Molton

Next door is a cosy one bedroom cottage that takes dogs, situated in the picturesque village of Chittlehamholt.It is set in grounds of a charming old North Devon pub so you have ready made catering and good beer on-site.The cottage is well placed for the wilds of Exmoor or the stunning sandy beaches...

Hemphaye Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon

Hemphaye Cottage, Sidmouth

A charming 17th Century self catering Devon cottage with Wi-Fi for up to 6 people located only a short walk from the beach and the town centre of Sidmouth.

Luggs Barn, Honiton, Devon

Luggs Barn, Honiton

Luggs Barn is tucked away down a secluded 300-yard private drive in East Devon with only the owners' 15thC farmhouse for company. This large, picturesque and pet friendly self catering farm cottage near Honiton offers stylish and spacious accommodation. Sleeps 8 in comfort with stunning view

January Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon

January Cottage, Combe Martin

January cottage is a charming 2 bedroom cottage sleeping 4 people in a double and a twin.January cottage is set within Yetland Farm cottages, a collection a lovingly renovated farm cottages on a working farm. Families can enjoy a lovely holiday near the North Devon coast and children can feed lambs....

Buckland House, Dartmouth, Devon

Buckland House, Dartmouth

Set in a sheltered valley two miles inland from Slapton Sands, and Blackpool Sands, Buckland House is a large elegant Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse c1750. Offering high quality comfortable holiday accommodation for two or more families. Pets welcome.

Highway, South Molton, Devon

Highway, South Molton

Highway is a pretty two bedroom mid-terrace cottage ideally located in the countryside village of Chittlehamholt in North Devon. Comfortably accommodating up to three this quaint dog friendly cottage is within easy walking distance of Highbullen golf course and the 16th century Exeter Inn.

The Coach House, Kingsbridge, Devon

The Coach House, Kingsbridge

Bright spacious rural cottage in gorgeous secluded location in the South Hams countryside, just 20 minutes from lovely South Devon beaches. 3 bedrooms, ensuite shower and family bathroom and 2 WCs, large kitchen / dining and separate spacious sitting room. Outside there is a large garden with BB...

Corner Cottage, Plymouth, Devon

Corner Cottage, Plymouth

In a lovely South Devon location with beautiful views, pet friendly Corner Cottage near Plymouth is a large and stylish 5-bedroom holiday home with Wi-Fi sleeping 10 guests, perfect for a larger family or group of friends.

The Linhay at Boswell Farm Cottages, Sidmouth, Devon

The Linhay at Boswell Farm Cottages, Sidmouth

The Linhay in Sidmouth, East Devon sleeps 6 and is one of seven spacious holiday cottages at Boswell Farm, set in the secluded and delightfully rural Sweetcombe valley. Pets welcome.

The Coach House, Sidmouth, Devon

The Coach House, Sidmouth

One of five luxury Devon holiday cottages only a short walk from the Sidmouth sea front, and part of a history Regency house built in 1802 for the Duke and Duchess of St. Albans. Grade II listed.

Bridesmere, Moretonhampstead, Devon

Bridesmere, Moretonhampstead

Bridesmere, a beautifully decorated converted Devon barn, in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor, sleeps 8. Bridesmere is one of 3 self-catering cottages at Clifford Barton which all have private fenced gardens, pet friendly, great for kids, 2-acre lake, 50-acre nature reserve and Games Barn.

The Old Granary, Barnstaple, Devon

The Old Granary, Barnstaple

Imagine a place where you can escape and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Nestled on a farm, the large Granary Cottage is a place where memories are made to treasure. Located in a rural North Devon village near Barnstaple, it sleeps 2-8 guests in 4 bedrooms with Wi-Fi It lies within easy reach of...

Aggie's Cottage, Ilfracombe, Devon

Aggie's Cottage, Ilfracombe

Aggies is a beautifully furnished rural holiday cottage in Devon sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms nestled in the hills of the North Devon Coast close to the coast and beaches at Ilfracombe and Woolacombe.

Ford Hill Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon

Ford Hill Cottage, Combe Martin

Situated on the outskirts of Exmoor, and only a short drive from the North Devon coastline is Ford Hill, a luxury 3 bedroom cottage with beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is only a hop, a skip and a jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe beach.

Lambside House, Plymouth, Devon

Lambside House, Plymouth

Lambside is a large Georgian 'gentleman's residence' close to the South Devon coast near Plymouth sleeping 14. This beautiful house has been refurbished in a way that retains every bit of style and grandeur whilst leaving no doubt about its friendly atmosphere - this house welcomes people and their ...

Old Maids Cottage, Lee, Devon

Old Maids Cottage, Lee

Award winning, historic and lovingly restored thatched 3-bedroom cottage sleeping 6 in the beautiful Devon seaside village of Lee Bay. Pets welcome.

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To the south of the county are the bustling Victorian seaside resorts of Torquay, Paignton, Exmouth and Teignmouth, these days offering much more than a traditional bucket and spade holiday (although buckets and spades are still essential holiday must-haves).  To the south east corner of Devon are the charming and more genteel Edwardian resorts and villages of Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Budleigh Salterton, where a perfect day can be had pootling around Lyme Bay in a self-hire boat catching mackerel to BBQ back at your holiday cottage in the evening. Head west along the south coast to discover  'chocolate box villages, country pubs and beaches such as Bantham Bay and Burgh Island where you can enjoy lunch or dinner at The Pilchard Inn or the Burgh Island Hotel and, if the tide is in, return to your car by sea tractor.

North Devon is much wilder and quieter than the south. Here are the big sandy surfing beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and Saunton Sands (perfect for beach cricket and sandcastle building when the tide is out). Tiny coast-hugging villages such as Lee Bay or Clovelly delight the visitor at any time of the year while the principal coastal towns of Barnstaple and Bideford provide all the services and supplies you will to enjoy a self catering holiday in a rural or seaside holiday cottage. North Devon also has the occasional geographical claim to fame, such as the biggest village in England (Braunton) and the longest High Street in England (Combe Martin). For visiting walkers and cyclists, the superb Tarka Trail offers more than 40-miles of level cycling on old North Devon railway lines that follow the river valleys and estuaries of the Taw and Torridge. There are plenty of bike hire shops along its route if you don't have space to bring your own bikes.

Inland Devon is equally inviting to visitors. Quiet thatched villages such as Broadhembury, Coleford, Sampford Courtenay or Chitlehampton (all replete with excellent pubs and idyllic holiday cottages) can be found at the end of slow drives down deep Devon lanes. The city of Exeter is well worth at least one day's visit to see the magnificent Cathedral (picnic on Cathedral Green) followed by a trip down to Exeter Quay on the River Exe, full of craft shops bars and bistros. Hire a bike and follow the ship canal tow path through Starcross to the coast. If you make it past the enticing pubs such as the Twin Locks, you'll end up collecting sea shells and nibbling seaside candy floss on the beach at Dawlish Warren.

The centre of Devon is the truly beautiful Dartmoor National Park - offering picturesque wild walks and drives across the moors. Visit Widecombe and Princetown - the latter now earning a reputation as an artistic centre as well as being the location of the famous prison. Above all find and climb a tor - there are hundreds for visitors to choose from! Dartmoor is also home to England's 'newest castle'. Now iwonderfully restored by the National Trust, Castle Drogo, designed y Edward Luytens just outside Drewsteighton was built in the early 20th Century and is a fascinating place to visit.

Devon's seafaring heritage and traditions can be discovered in the south coast ports of Dartmouth (take a trip by Edwardian paddle steamer up river to Dittisham past Greenaway, Agatha Christie's house now  open to the public), Salcombe or Plymouth where a boat trip visiting all the historic maritime naval yards along Plymouth Sound will provide an entertaining history lesson.

For steam train lovers, as well as occasionall main line excursions to and from Exeter, there is steam a-plenty to be found within an easy drive of many holiday cottages. In  South Devon, ride the Dart Valley railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes or from Paignton to Kingswear (and then by ferry to Dartmouth). In North Devon ddiscover the Lynton Barnstaple Railway which operates a mile or so of scenic track from Woody Bay Station - combine this with a cliif top walk along the South West Coast Path between Woody Bay and Martinhoe and you have the perfect day out!

With so much on offer in Devon and it's not just the lagre attractions that appeal to visitors. In North Devon, visit The Gnome Reserve, where over a thousand gnomes are secreted along an enchanting woodland walk. It was once nominated for a Turner Prize.  It is no wonder that many of the Devon's self catering holiday cottages and seaside apartment welcome back the same visitors year after year!