Find Self-Catering Cottage Holidays In Devon
For many tourists, to rent holiday cottages in Devon is the most enjoyable way to really experience this charming county. Here are beach apartments overlooking wide sandy bays from Woolacombe in North Devon to Slapton Sands in the South Hams. Discover thatched cottages in quaint coves such as Beer, Lee Bay, Blackpool Sands and Ladram Bay with clear waters backed by lush green Devon countryside. Stay in a Devon holiday cottage in the heart of the countryside to explore deep flower-filled lanes or the wild moorland landscapes of Exmoor and Dartmoor. The many picturesque and historic towns and villages from Clovelly to Budliegh Salterton scattered across Devon offer a fine choice of self-catering accommodation. Find 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 cottage 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.
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...
5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10 - View Listing
A large, charming and pet friendly Devon farmhouse for rural self-catering holidays near Tavistock and Dartmoor sleeping 14-22 people in 7 bedrooms with private hot tub and shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.
7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 22 - View Listing
Stable Cottage is a large holiday cottage sleeping 8 at Wheel Farm set in the beautiful North Devon countryside near Ilfracombe just a short drive to the North Devon coast and Exmoor. Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and Wi-Fi. The lively seaside village of Combe Martin is jus...
3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8 - View Listing
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...
4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10 - View Listing
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....
Beautiful, 2-bedroom barn conversion with Wi-Fi located in Braunton sleeping 4, the perfect place for a family getaway on the North Devon coast, being just a 5-minute drive to the beach at Saunton Sands. Onsite, you will find a terrace along with almost an acre of gardens.
Tastefully converted from old Devon Mill, Holly is ideal for a young family or a couple wanting more room.
Set amongst acres of rolling countryside and 60 acres of private farmland, Greendown Farm cottages offer guests a wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of a lovely Devon Farm. Shire Horse cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, with a private garden and far reaching rural views.
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.
1 Bedrooms - Sleeps 2 - View Listing
The Devon Manor House is a Grade 1 listed property, set in 160 acres of idyllic North Devon countryside. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms and has a swimming pool and tennis court. This large, luxury North Devon holiday home with glorious gardens is a short rural drive from beaches and Exmoor. Pets welcome...
8 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16 - View Listing
Coastal Way is a charming three-bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the popular North Devon coastal village of Braunton. The cottage is near enough to enjoy the wonderful beaches at Saunton, Putsborough and Croyde or the enticing bars and restaurants in Braunton just a short walk away.
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.
3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8 - View Listing
Pheasant's Roost is a pet friendly, stylish Barn Conversion with heated indoor swimming pool nestling in 13 rural acres near Winkleigh in the heart of Devon. Think lots of oak beams, log fires and exposed stonework. This 2-bedroom cottage will sleep up to 4 adults and 3 children.
2 Bedrooms - Sleeps 7 - View Listing
"What a fantastic place! Easily the best self-catering cottage we have stayed in. Our son?s words upon arrival were 'Can we stay here forever?'- a sentiment that has certainly not wavered through the week." Hugh, Caroline, Ella & Lucy 22.2.1
2 Bedrooms - Sleeps 5 - View Listing
Beautiful thatched holiday cottage in a quiet village near Barnstaple within easy reach of North Devon beaches and Exmoor National Park.
With pre-school children and infants, Serenity is a self-catering apartment for couples or small family presenting a wonderful opportunity for relaxing seaside holidays in and outside the peak season. It stands on the North Devon Coast at 16th Century Pickwell Manor above the beach at Putsborough. ...
1 Bedrooms - Sleeps 3 - View Listing
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.
The Farmhouse at Green Down Farm is a stunning, recently renovated, large Devon holiday cottage, set in 70 acres of private farmland, with rural views across to Dartmoor. The pet friendly Farmhouse sleeps 12 in 6 lovely bedrooms and is set in the heart of rural North Devon but only a 30 minute drive...
6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12 - View Listing
Tucked away in the tranquil hamlet of North Whilborough in South Devon, Hameldown is a large Holiday Cottage sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms, in the perfect rural location for a Devon self catering holiday for families seeking a holiday cottage with a pool and Wi-Fi.
4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8 - View Listing
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.
Deep in the heart of Dartmouth and near the beach at Blackpool Sands lies 4 The Pottery Cottage, a beautifully converted from an old warehouse a short walk from Dartmouth Castle and the South West Coast Path. This spacious open plan property has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sleeping 6. Rental includes...
Swallows is a delightful 4-Star Visit Britain rated apartment near Chagford with Wi-Fi. It sleeps 2, part of a Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse. Quiet, secluded rural location, in Dartmoor foothills between Chagford and Spreyton in Devon. Ideal location to explore Devon, Dartmoor and both coasts. ...
1 Bedrooms - Sleeps 2 - View Listing
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.
7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 14 - View Listing
Lovely, peaceful 2 bed, dog friendly holiday bungalow in Devon with fabulous River Dart Views. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Galmpton, Brixham, South Devon. Very convenient base for Torbay & South Hams. Availability shown on website ? see link below.
2 Bedrooms - Sleeps 3 - View Listing
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.
4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8 - View Listing
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 chuntering 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 before a leisurely ride home to your holiday accommodation.
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 the popular (and idyllic) South Hams region in the southern corner of 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. IF not Gnomes, they try sheep: The Big Sheep in Bideford has everything from baby lambs to feed to roller coaster rides - all year round! 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!