Coastal, Countryside and Moorland Holiday Cottages in Devon

For many visitors, renting 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 thatched 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 Budleigh 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.

289 cottages found 289 match all criteria.

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4

Nestled in the heart of the North Devon countryside between Bideford and Clovelly, Crooked Lake is a charming 17th Century cottage ideal for a quiet and relaxing getaway amidst beautiful countryside.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

The Chalet is stunning, purpose-built apartment - hotel, comprising of 6 luxury apartments and an incredible 2 bedroom penthouse suite. Each apartment sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. The living area is open plan with large, glass, full length windows overlooking Saunton Sands beach and the sea beyond.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

The Chalet is a stunning purpose-built collection of luxury apartments situated on the cliff overlooking the long sandy beach at Saunton Sands. Apartment 3 is located on the entry level. It has 3 gorgeous bedrooms and spacious open plan living. The apartment shares a lovely balcony with sea views.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Located in the village of Kingswear, River Cottage is a two bedroom property offering unrestricted views along the River Dart and across to Dartmouth with a backdrop of rolling hills.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Set in the peaceful suburb of Wellswood, Bishopsgate a luxury Torquay holiday home. “Down to the finest detail…this house is a jewel” remarked one recent guest. Bishopsgate is definitely for those seeking fun and adventure with all the luxuries of a lavish, exclusive coastal home. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4

Given its panoramic views over the English Channel, White horses is an aptly named coastal cottage in Dawlish, a short walk from the beach of this Devon seaside resort. This detached holiday home, recently refurbished to a high standard, has spacious living rooms and a child-friendly garden.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

For a charming holiday with a nostalgic touch, 5 Shoreside in Shaldon provides a luxury experience in one of Devon's most picturesque coastal villages, with a serene waterside view. Shoreside is a large, well-equipped house in a prestigious development built along the River Teign Estuary.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

A traditional fisherman's cottage set over three floors and situated just a minutes walk from Brixham's picturesque harbour and town centre.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Whitelady House near Tavistock in West Devon is an imposing Grade II listed country house set in its own stunning grounds within Dartmoor National Park. It sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms. This dog friendly house is lies at the heart of a rural walkers paradise next door to the Nati...

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

The Log Cabin epitomises rustic charm. The two-bedroom remote cottage was built with weathered pine logs and lies between a woodland and a lake near the village of Sheldon. Guests will enjoy rare tranquillity and the chance to fish for their supper, as well as experiencing the delights of Devon.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Fishlegs is a child friendly cottage in Devon that sleeps 6. It is more than an ordinary 3-bedroom seaside holiday cottage in Torbay. This Brixham house has been wonderfully refurbished to create a quirky, intelligent design that will make you want to return.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

This charming, luxuriously restored carriage house in Torquay is minutes away from the Torbay beaches and South Devon attractions from model villages to steam railways. Monterey Mews is a dog-friendly let leeps six comfortably, with cosy gathering places both inside and out.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Nestled in South Devon, in the rural areas closer to the countryside, is the place where Beyond Escapes is located. A contemporary vacation residence facility, 25 Courtyard Lodge is perfect for a peaceful Devon coast and country holiday in all seasons.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Stay in a Devon countryside dwelling near Totnes with the little luxuries you expect. Roomy and packed with comfort, this private lodge provides three bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out and relax while you make South Devon and Dartmoor your playground. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Spend your holiday captivated by the views from the lounge and spacious deck in this luxurious waterside holiday home overlooking the Dart Estuary in Kingswear just a ferryboat trip across the water from Dartmouth. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

With a setting in the beautiful fishing town of Brixham and sea views that captivate, Castaway Cottage is a dog friendly choice for that group escape.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Adipit Cottage is a two bedroom cottage situated near to the town of Bideford, within the North Devon countryside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Raymar House is a luxuriously furnished contemporary cottage in a quiet secluded corner of Dartmouth, forming part of a recently refurbished old warehouse just a 5-minute stroll to Dartmouth Castle and the South West Coast Path. 6 Spa passes included within the rental at the exclusive Dart Marina.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Tucked away in rural Devon, outside Exeter, The Shippen is an amazing one bedroom cottage for couples that will awaken the sense of love in you. A romantic retreat, it oozes comfort and class, and opens up to an amazing view of hills and endless trees.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Hazel Barn is a Large and luxurious farmhouse with modern amenities for a holiday in North Devon. The family-friendly Exmoor cottage lies on the owner’s rural property and treats guests, an open fire, hot tub, indoor and outdoor games areas and captivating views of North Molton and beyond.

  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

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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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

South Devon Coastal Cottages

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). It's a haven for superb family theme parks such as Diggerland, an adventure theme park with a real emphasis on DIGGERS! An invigorating construction experience for adults & children. Highly recommended!

Sleepy East Devon Cottages

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. For delightful views of the River Ax estuary - and the chance of a Devonshire Cream Tea in Colyton, enjoy a sedate ride on restored trams at The Seaton Tramway that runs from Seaton along the estuary to Colyton. on 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.

Idyllic North Devon Countryside Cottages

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.

Discover the Dartmoor and the Heart of Devon

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.

Seafaring Devon and Fishermens Cottages

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 South Devon 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!

Family-Loving Devon

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!