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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Stable Cottage, South Molton, Devon

Stable Cottage, South Molton

Stable Cottage is a stylish Devon holiday cottage with acres of space set within the extensive grounds of Highbullen Hotel and Country Club estate, enjoying all the first class facilities available to guests in rural surroundings near South Molton. The cottage sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms plus a fu...

Dill Cottage, Tavistock, Devon

Dill Cottage, Tavistock

Dill Cottage sleeps two people in an antique 4-poster bed in a quaint and nicely equipped barn conversion with WiFi, shared swimming pool and fishing lakes near Tavistock on the Devon-Cornwall border.

3 Torwood Gables, Torquay, Devon

3 Torwood Gables, Torquay

3 Torwood Gables is a family-sized seaside self-catering apartment on the South Devon Coast in Torquay. This pet friendly open-plan apartment with solid pine floors and beams is one of a handful of apartments created from a Victorian Primary Sdchool.

Oregano Cottage, Tavistock, Devon

Oregano Cottage, Tavistock

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

Willow Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Willow Cottage, Barnstaple

A spacious family and pet friendly coastal cottage with WiFi sleeping 6 in North Devon countryside near Croyde with ccommunal swimming pool and tennis courts.

Lake Victoria Cottage, Dartmouth, Devon

Lake Victoria Cottage, Dartmouth

Beautiful 2-bedroom, pet friendly Dartmouth holiday cottge in the heart of Dartmouth for romantic retreats (with or without a little one!). A light, airy and colourful Lake Victoria Cottage lies just off the Market Square a short stroll to the Quayside and many excellent shops, restaurants and bars....

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.

The Garden Cottage, Great Torrington, Devon

The Garden Cottage, Great Torrington

The Garden Cottage is set in stunning Devon countryside near Grest Torrington and sleeps 2 people in a charming one bedroom garden cottage. It is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It has a large comfortable lounge.

Partridge Cottage - Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge, Devon

Partridge Cottage  - Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge

Standing deep in the South Devon countryside just a short drive from the coast at Salcombe, Partridge Cottage is luxurious Devon holiday cottage with 3-bedrooms sleeping 6. It is, quite simply, a beautiful rural retreat in a country house setting for a family or group of friends.

Dream Cottage, Westward Ho!, Devon

Dream Cottage, Westward Ho!

Romantic Dream Cottage, near the beach in Westward Ho! North Devon, is a 5-star gold holiday cottage, the perfect choice for couples looking to retreat and relax in complete luxury and is dog friendly. With south facing views of the countryside and a private 2-person hot tub you are sure to fall in ...

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 ...

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.

Collipriest, Tiverton, Devon

Collipriest, Tiverton

Collipriest Cottage is a large five bedroom house set in it's own beautiful grounds on the edge of Tiverton. The house enjoys far reaching views across the Exe Valley and has the most beautiful gardens ideal for children to play and explore. The house is ideally situated for exploring Devon.

Rock House, Torquay, Devon

Rock House, Torquay

Rock House is a rare find in Torquay - a large and pet friendly South Devon holiday cottage with sea and harbour views, restored and furnished to a very high standard. It lies within easy reach of Torquay's beaches and major attractions. Perfect for large families or groups of friends.

Huccaby, Torquay, Devon

Huccaby, Torquay

Located in the peaceful hamlet of North Whilborough, Huccaby is a beautiful rural location for a self catering holiday in South Devon. This child friendly cottage with a communal heated indoor swimming pool sleeps 6 plus cots in 3 bedrooms and has Wi-Fi.

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

Waterfall Cottage, Ivybridge, Devon

Waterfall Cottage, Ivybridge

Waterfall is a traditional 2-bedroom stone cottage with terrace leading to an outdoor heated swimming pool. Set near the South Devon town of Ivybridge, Waterfall Cottage lies within 26 acres of woodland and lakes. It is perfectly located for days on South Devon Beaches and exploring Dartmmoor.

Honeybag, Torquay, Devon

Honeybag, Torquay

Nestling in the tranquil South Devon hamlet of North Whilborough near Torquay, Honeybag is the perfect location for couples with an infant, or those seeking a romantic hideaway with a swimming pool. It sleeps 2 (plus a cot) with an en suite bathroom.

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.

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...

Cornborough Cott, Westward Ho!, Devon

Cornborough Cott, Westward Ho!

Cornborough Cott is a stand-alone dog friendly self catering cottage next to Cornborough Combe in rural surroundings on the North Devon coast. It sleeps two and is completely self-contained. Furnished and decorated to the highest standards to create an ideal escape for a couple looking for a quiet b...

April Cottage, Colyton, Devon

April Cottage, Colyton

April Cottage is a Grade II listed thatched holiday cottage situated in the medieval town of Colyton in the Axe Valley on the Devon-Dorset border. The seaside resorts of Sidmouth, Beer, Lyme Regis and the Lyme Bay area are a short drive away. Pets welcome.

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.

Solstice, Dartmouth, Devon

Solstice, Dartmouth

Solstice is a delightful period maisonette style property set over three floors, in an excellent location. The property has stunning estuary views of Kingswear and the mouth of the River Dart.

Whytings, Lyme Regis, Devon

Whytings, Lyme Regis

Close to the East Devon coast above Lyme Regis, Whytings is a large self catering barn conversion on a working sheep farm in a beautiful rural location. This pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 20 guests in 8 bedrooms. Perfect for large family gatherings or groups of friends.

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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!