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.

255 cottages found 255 match all criteria.

Smithy Cottage accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms and is situated outside Ilfracombe in the glorious North Devon countryside just a handful of miles from the beach at Woolacombe. The cottage is located at Lower Aylescott where guests can enjoy on-site fishing and a children's play area.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Blare Cottage at Lower Aylescott Farm stands amidst glorious North Devon countryside a few miles from the fabulous Woolacombe Beach. This pretty two-bedroom holiday home sleeps 4. Guests can roam the grounds, fish the well-stocked lakes while children will enjoy the onsite children's play area.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Pine Lodge is a tastefully decorated pet friendly, 5-bedroom holiday home with Wi-Fi sleeping 10 in Bickington outside Barnstaple on the North Devon coast. A well-equipped house with large garden and views over open countryside towards Saunton and Lundy Island, it offers ideal group accommodation.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Stables is a large stunning holiday cottage converted from stables in Tawstock near Barnstaple, North Devon. It has a tastefully decorated 6-bedroom interior with loads of space to relax and unwind. Outside there is a large private patio, garden play area and shared games room,and tennis court.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 7

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Nestling in a wooded North Devon Valley, 3-mins walk to the beach, Melinda’s Cottage, is a family-friendly 2-bedroom Grade-II listed holiday cottage on the coast in Bucks Mills. Melinda’s Cottage lies in a tranquil rural location, ideal for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall. Free WiFi

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Mill House, sleeping six, is one of seven spacious holiday cottages at Boswell Farm, set in the secluded Sweetcombe valley near Sidmouth and the beaches on the East Devon coast. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Courthaye is an East Devon luxury holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Sidmouth within an 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. Sleeps 4.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

4 Courtenay Cottage is a recently refurbished, large Salcombe Holiday Cottage with sea views in a most beautiful part of South Devon. Lying within walking distance of the waterfront and idyllic beaches, the property offers comfortable holiday accommodation to families and friends all year round.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Designed with romantic retreats in mind, Cutterbrough is a modern, stylishly designed holiday lodge with a hot tub set in Braunton, close to Saunton Sands on the beautiful North Devon coast. Pets welcome.

    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. The cottage is light, bright and spacious and very relaxing but also benefits from being 3 miles from Barnstaple and 8 miles from the coast.

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 2

    This delightful seafront holiday home in the North Devon seaside village of Combe Martin is a tastefully furnished, large Victorian House offering self-catering holidays sleeping 8 (+cot) guests. With stunning views, Horizons is ideally located for beach holidays and exploring North Devon and Exmoor

    • Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 3

    A luxurious seaside property in Bigbury-on-Sea, this beautifully appointed, contemporary South Devon holiday home is a real find! Having sea views, a spacious balcony, oak flooring and motion-activated lighting inside and gardens, beach storage and external show on the outside it's rather special!

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 2

    Tidicombe is a large family-friendly Holiday Cottage in the Exmoor foothills. Ideal large groups & families. Peaceful rural location, 5 acres garden/woodland/meadow. Sleeps 12 + cots. Cliffs, Coves, Fishing Harbours & famous Surfing Beaches15-25 mins drive. Lovely footpaths. Short Breaks available.

    • Sleeps 12
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2

    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.

    • Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2

    Upper Mill is a holiday cottage for couples with use of an onsite heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Located at Wheel Farm near Ilfracombe, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coast, including the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe Bay. Exmoor is also nearby.

    • Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1

    Blue Horizon is a large seaside holiday home on the Espanade at Woolacombe offering awesome panoramic sea views across award winning Woolacombe Sands from its wrap-around balcony. This pet friendly holiday let in North Devon sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

    • Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2

    North Lake Chapel has been attractively converted to offer self-catering holidays in Morchard Bishop near Witheridge, a tiny heart of Devon village in a secluded rural location. This large detached and dog friendly holiday home with gorgeous rural views oozes character and style.

    • Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 3

    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. decorated to the highest standards to create an ideal escape for a couple looking for a quiet break.

    • Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1

    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.

    • Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1

    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...

    • Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2
    • Bathrooms 2

    Lower Mill Cottage at Wheel Farm is a 1-bedroom holiday home for couples with communal use of a heated indoor pool and tennis court, near award winning Blue Flag beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough. The wilds of Exmoor where ponies and red deer roam freely are also only a short drive away.

    • Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1

    Treetops is an invitingly warm and comfortable Scandinavian-style lodge with a private hot tub in an unspoilt rural location within easy reach of Slapton Sands on the south coast of Devon. BBQ/Fire-pit for outdoor dining. Pets welcome.

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 1

    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.

    • Sleeps 12
    • Bedrooms 6
    • Bathrooms 4

    The Garrison is a family-friendly coastal cottage in the Torbay resort of Brixham in South Devon. This beautifully furnished 3-bedroom cottage lies close to cliff-top walks along the South West Coast Path.

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 1

    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!