Book A Charming Self Catering Cottage in Devon

For many tourists, renting holiday cottages in Devon is the most enjoyable way to really experience this charming 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 Devon countryside. Stay in a holiday cottage in the rural heart Devon to explore deep flower-filled lanes or 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 or 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 colour to winter and early spring walks in the countryside.

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Kings Arms House, Chulmleigh, Devon

Kings Arms House, Chulmleigh

Kings Arms House sleeps up to nine in four bedrooms and is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Devon countryside. Nestled between Exmoor and Dartmoor the dog friendly house is only a short drive from Exeter, as well as being within easy reach of both the north and south Devon coastlines.

The Copper House, Kingsbridge, Devon

The Copper House, Kingsbridge

Magical romantic cottage for 2 with wi-fi A large studio with 5-foot double bed, sofa, dining table and TV. Separate kitchen. Bathroom with double ended bath Garden with furniture for sundowners! Gorgeous countryside all around and use of the 4-acre flowery meadow and woodland.

Sage Cottage, Tavistock, Devon

Sage Cottage, Tavistock

Sage Cottage is on the first floor of a nicely equipped converted Devon barn on the Sherrill Farm estate near Tavistock and Dartmoor with WiFi, shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, fishing lakes and games barn. Pets welcome.

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.

Oak Cottage, South Molton

Set in the heart of the beautiful North Devon countryside on a working farm, Oak Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom pet friendly holiday cottage near South Molton that sleeps 5. Green Down Farm sits on an elevated position offering far reaching rural views of the stunning Devon countryside all the way ...

Tollgate Cottage, Ilfracombe, Devon

Tollgate Cottage, Ilfracombe

Tollgate Cottage, (1850) is thought to be one of the oldest cottages in Hele near Ilfracombe, North Devon - just a short stroll to the sea, it is ideal for self-catering family holidays and romantic breaks. Dog friendly. Family friendly. Children welcome. Beach. Exmoor. Country. Woodburner. Pubs n...

Lynhurst, Brixham, Devon

Lynhurst, Brixham

A large and luxurious family-friendly holiday home in Brixham with landscaped gardens, in a quiet yet convenient area of this Devon seaside town that comes complete with its own traditional Beach Hut on Broadsand Beach. Lynhurst sleeps 10 in 5 bedroom, perfect for large families or groups of friends...

The Boat House, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge, Devon

The Boat House, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge

Thanks to its superb estuary-side location near Kingsbridge it is very easy to send your whole holiday at The Boathouse, simply watching the world sail past your windows. This light and airy 2-bedroom holiday cottage (sleeps 4), close to South Devon beaches has been beautifully designed with a nauti...

Lake House, Great Torrington, Devon

Lake House, Great Torrington

Lake House is a beautifully remote thatched holiday cottage with a hot tub and lovely rural views in North Devon. This large 4-bedroom cottage (all ensuite) near Great Torrington will suit an extended family or groups of friends seeking a relaxing and characterful property for a self-catering holida...

The Sea Garden, Bigbury, Devon

The Sea Garden, Bigbury

Nestled away in the Devon village of Bigbury, The Sea Garden is a contemporary, rural retreat with superb rural views and sea glimpses is a short distance from the beaches at Bigbury and Bantham. This dog friendly Devon holiday cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

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.

Lanesend House, Salcombe, Devon

Lanesend House, Salcombe

Located in idyllic South Devon countryside near Salcombe, Lanesend is a beautifully presented and pet friendly 4-Star holiday home with Wi-Fi. The tastefully furnished house lies within walking distance of North Sands Beach and sleeps 7 guests in 4 bedrooms.

Surcoat cottage, Westward Ho!, Devon

Surcoat cottage, Westward Ho!

Surcoat is a great self-catering holiday cottage near the beach in North Devon with hot tub and spacious enclosed garden. The cottage sleeps 3 in 2-bedrooms. Perfectly located for guests requiring close proximity to local pub and restaurant with private access to coastal footpath leading to Westwar...

Fairways East, South Molton, Devon

Fairways East, South Molton

Fairways East sleeps 8 in four en-suite bedrooms. The large, luxury house is set within the lovely Devon countryside within the grounds of Highbullen Country Estate. Guests have access to the 18 hole golf course, 6 brand new tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a gym and a sauna.

Cornmill, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge, Devon

Cornmill, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge

Once a working corn mill near Kingsbridge, it has been beautifully renovated to create a large, luxury Devon holiday cottage in a secluded rural location near the South Devon coast. The Cornmill sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms, welcomes dogs and is perfect for large family holidays or gatherings of friends....

Fastnet, Salcombe, Salcombe, Devon, Devon

Fastnet, Salcombe, Salcombe, Devon

Fastnet is a brand-new, large and luxurious Salcombe townhouse furnished to offer the highest quality self-catering holidays in Devon, just a short stroll from Salcombe’s town centre snd the beach. Located on the coast in the South Hams region of South Devon, Fastnet sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms....

Partridge Cottage Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon

Partridge Cottage Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe

Partridge Cottage welcomes families and their pets to the little coastal village of Berrynarbor in this charming corner of North Devon. This rural North Devon holiday cottage sleeps 6 on a farm where children are welcome to help with feeding lambs, pigs, goats and duck.

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.

Berry Farm, Great Torrington, Devon

Berry Farm, Great Torrington

Berry Farm is a large Devon Farmhouse with 7 bedrooms sleeping 16 offering pet friendly self-catering holidays in for families and groups. It lies in a beautiful rural location in rolling Devon countryside just 5-minutes from Petrockstowe, a quaint village with a shop and a great pub, The Laurels.

Cornborough Coombe, Westward Ho!, Devon

Cornborough Coombe, Westward Ho!

This stunning large dog friendly 5-bedroom house with Wi-Fi, large gardens and woodland near the seaside resort of Westward Ho! in North Devon dates back to the 12th Century in parts. It is full of charm and style, with every care taken to ensure it's guests have the most relaxing holiday imaginable...

Magnolia Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon

Magnolia Cottage, Sidmouth

One of five luxurious cottages with Wi-Fi at Littlecourt Cottages, Magnolia sleeps up to 6 people in a charming property only a short distance from the town centre and beaches of Sidmouth on the South Devon coast.

Rose Barn, Barnstaple, Devon

Rose Barn, Barnstaple

Rose Barn is a large luxury holiday cottage with a swimming pool in North Devon that cleverly combines two adjoining cottages at Combrew Farm near Barnstaple to create a 7 bedroom, pet friendly holiday home that sleeps 12. Perfect for large families or groups for holidays and special occasions.

Barn Owl Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Barn Owl Cottage, Barnstaple

Barn Owl Cottage at Cornbrew Farm near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast is a pet friendly holiday cottage sleeping 5 in a rural location. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, tennis and badminton courts, Sauna, a spa and childrens play area with trampolines and a games room.

Butterdon, moretonhampstead, Devon

Butterdon, moretonhampstead

Butterdon a beautifuly decorated stone cottage located in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor - sleeps 5. Butterdon 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 private nature reserve and Games Barn.

Orchard Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Orchard Cottage, Barnstaple

An ideal country hideaway in North Devon for a young family or a couple wanting a little more room.

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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 but just as welcoming to visitors. 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 wonderfully restored by the National Trust, Castle Drogo, designed y Edward Luytens just outside Drewsteignton 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 occasional 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 discover the Lynton Barnstaple Railway which operates a mile or so of scenic track from Woody Bay Station - combine this with a cliff 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 large 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!