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.

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Rowan Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Rowan Cottage, Barnstaple

Rowan is our pet friendly 4* holiday cottage in the peaceful North Devon countryside between Barnstaple and the coast. Recently converted from an old barn suitable for four adults or a family of four. Restored to a high standard with exposed beams and oak flooring. Guests have use of shared indoor p...

Cider House at Boswell Farm Cottages, Sidmouth, Devon

Cider House at Boswell Farm Cottages, Sidmouth

Cider House sleeps 6 and is one of seven spacious family friendly holiday cottages at Boswell Farm near Sidmouth, set in the secluded rural Sweetcombe valley close to East Devon beaches. Pets welcome.

Courtyard Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Courtyard Cottage, Barnstaple

Courtyard Cottage is a comfortable, well-equipped coastal holiday cottage in North Devon sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Close to North Devon's many beaches, you will also enjoy access to facilities at Combrew Farm such as our indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and gym....

Devon Beach Court, Woolacombe, Devon

Devon Beach Court, Woolacombe

Devon Beach Court is a light and airy modern seaside apartment with WiFi in Woolacombe, North Devon. Offering comfort and style throughout, it sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms.

Lake Victoria Cottage, Dartmouth, Devon

Lake Victoria Cottage, Dartmouth

Beautiful 2-bedroom, pet friendly Dartmouth holiday cottage 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...

Coriander Cottage at Sherrill Farm, Tavistock, Devon

Coriander Cottage at Sherrill Farm, Tavistock

Coriander is a quaint and welcoming detached barn conversion with WiFi near Dartmoor in West Devon sleeping 6 people in three bedrooms with shared swimming pool and fishing lakes. Pets welcome.

Hayloft Cottage, Totnes, Devon

Hayloft Cottage, Totnes

Hayloft Cottage is a rural Devon holiday cottage near Totnes, sleeping 6 set in it's own 80 beautiful acres with private fishing lake, views to Dartmoor and close to coast and beaches. Pets welcome.

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 School.

The Cider House, Honiton, Devon

The Cider House, Honiton

Beautifully maintained 2-bedroom barn conversion amidst glorious Devon countryside sleeping 4 guests with open plan living area and modern and well-equipped kitchen.

Rose Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Rose Cottage, Barnstaple

Rose Cottage is a luxuriously furnished and equipped 4-bedroom holiday cottage in a rural location on the North Devon coast near Barnstaple. Guests enjoy use of a heated indoor pool and many more leisure facilities. Sleeps 7. Pets welcome.

Sunset Beach, Croyde, Devon

Sunset Beach, Croyde

Large, modern four-bedroom holiday home located in the desirable North Devon seaside village of Croyde. Sunset Beach accommodates up to eight, and is situated within easy walking distance of the golden beach and village centre. The house has an enclosed garden and gorgeous views of the countryside a...

The Byre at Wheel Farm, Combe Martin, Devon

The Byre at Wheel Farm, Combe Martin

The Byre at Wheel Farm is an attractive Devon barn conversion offering self-catering accommodation for up to 5 visitors in 3-bedrooms. Located on the North Devon coast in Combe Martin, Wheel Farm?s glorious rural surroundings give visitors acres of landscaped gardens and woods in which to walk and p...

Merrifield House, Ashburton, Devon

Merrifield House, Ashburton

An idyllic quiet haven, large pet friendly Merrifield House near Ashburton in Devon is a listed Georgian former Rectory sleeping 10 guests in 5 bedrooms. Get away from it all whilst enjoying easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the wonderful sandy beaches of the South Hams.

Shire Horse at Greendown Farm, South Molton, Devon

Shire Horse at Greendown Farm, South Molton

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.

Southclay, Bideford, Devon

Southclay, Bideford

Southclay in North Devon is a large, family-friendly, 5-star property that sleeps 10-12. Oozing quality it is a real treat with beautiful rural & sea views. Facilities include hot tub, swimming pool, tennis court & games room. With underfloor heating and cosy wood-burner it is perfect all year round...

Braefoot Cottage, Ilfracombe, Devon

Braefoot Cottage, Ilfracombe

Devon village of West Down. Comfortably sleeping 4, Braefoot Cottage is a family friendly countryside retreat that also provides an ideal base for exploring the North Devon coast.

Kittiwake Cottage, Braunton, Devon

Kittiwake Cottage, Braunton

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.

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.

Riverdale, Newton Ferrers, Devon

Riverdale, Newton Ferrers

What could be a more idyllic destination for a relaxing holiday that a quaint and cosy fishermans cottage close to the water in the South Devon fishing village of Newton Ferrers. Dog friendly Riverdale Cottage welcomes 4 guests for walking, boating, culinerary and beach holidays all year round.

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.

The Byre @ Cross Farm, Barnstaple, Devon

The Byre @ Cross Farm, Barnstaple

The Byre, a stunning converted barn for up to 6 people and a dog, is a great place to stay and visit the beautiful North Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor. Enjoy late Spring and Summer in beautiful North Devon countryside when the wild flowers bloom.

Hameldown, Torquay, Devon

Hameldown, Torquay

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.

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...

Pheasant's Roost, Broadwoodkelly, Devon

Pheasant's Roost, Broadwoodkelly

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.

Courthaye Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon

Courthaye Cottage, Sidmouth

A tastefully refurbished 4 person East Devon holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Sidmouth within easy walk of the beach and set alongside 4 other luxurious cottages which once formed a Regency house for the Duke and Duchess of St.Albans. Grade II listed.

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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 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!