Coastal, Countryside and Moorland Holiday Cottages in Devon

For many visitors, renting holiday cottages in Devon is the most enjoyable way to 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. At the same time, wild daffodils and primroses appear in the hedgerows as early as February, bringing added colour to winter and early spring walks in the countryside.

237 cottages found 237 match all criteria.

Upper Instow Beach Cottage is a charming first floor North Devon holiday let overlooks the estuary. The dog-friendly waterside apartment sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms. It has a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy uninterrupted views across the beach and estuary to Appledore and lovely sunsets.

Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet-friendly North Devon holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.

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.

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.

Situated betwixt the country and the coast in Axmouth, 5 Hillside boasts lovely rural views. The semi-detached stone-built cottage is picture perfect and offers beautiful gardens and multiple outdoor spaces, plus a sophisticated interior with an open-plan design, and contemporary comfort.

Situated just moments from Lee Bay is The Old Apple Store, a luxurious coastal cottage boasting a spacious deck and hot tub with wonderful views. The thoroughly modern cottage in Ilfracombe offers an open-plan design with true urban chic, and open fire and the chance to explore the Devon coastline.

A bespoke whiskey barrel shower hangs in the garden of The West Wing, a rustic and retro rural cottage in Barnstaple, Devon. Traditional charm meets funky design in a cottage boasting a fireplace with wood burner, wooden floors and beams & a generous garden with views - all close to sandy beaches.

Part of the brand-new Byron Apartments complex on the ground floor of a block of apartment homes, 2 Putsborough in the heart of Woolacombe, Devon, offers a luxurious coastal holiday for up to four guests, a pet-friendly apartment with an en-suite master double and access to indoor pool and gym.

Perched high above the vibrant town of Brixham, this property has fantastic views of the harbour and out to sea. With three beautiful bedrooms sleeping six guests it makes an ideal holiday home for families or groups of friends looking for a fabulous coastal break in Torbay, Devon.

Rose Cottage is a gorgeous stone-built 1600s Grade l Listed cottage in Ashprington, Devon, which boasts a delightful garden and a thoroughly sophisticated interior. The luxurious rural cottage offers multiple spaces for relaxation both indoors & outdoors, as well as a wood burner and modern style.

A charming conversion above the stables turned into a small cottage nestled in the beautiful Doone Valley amidst pretty Exmoor countryside, The Hayloft in the small village of Oare, Somerset, features stylish sitting room, country style kitchen with granite countertops, and two en-suite bedrooms.

5 Middlecombe in the seaside resort village of Woolacombe, Devon, is part of the North Devon coast’s newest holiday destination, a child-friendly first-floor apartment with access to the complex’s many amenities and boasting open-plan living area, private balcony, and en-suite master bedroom.

Positioned at the end of the three-mile shingle beach at Slapton Sands, you couldn’t get closer to the sea if you tried. Step inside this beautiful apartment and you'll instantly feel at home. Take in the wonderful sea views from the Juliet balcony, or relax in the spacious open-plan living areas.

Butterwell Barn is a Victorian barn conversion turned into a comfortable South Devon holiday home that sleeps up to eight near the seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, a pet-friendly rural cottage offering reverse-level accommodation with high vaulted ceilings, oak beams, and four en-suite bedrooms.

The Owlery is a romantic holiday cottage in South Devon set in the Dittiscombe Hills Estate. Couples will have a lovely rural view from cottage windows, the sound of a small stream nearby, and plenty of peace and tranquility. Add a log-burner and spa bath large enough for two for a special holiday.

Just metres from the beach at Slapton, this chic, beach side apartment is perfect for dog owners looking to enjoy a slice of coastal life. With a lovely, open plan layout, two spacious bedrooms and allocated parking, we can't think of a better way to experience this special part of south Devon.

Treat yourself to a city break at this fabulously stylish apartment on Plymouth Hoe. A chic, open-plan layout provides a bright and contemporary space for four guests and you'll love the indulgent touches like voice activated climate and music control as well as the barista-style coffee machine.

A pretty stone cottage, Dovecote has a flexible arrangement as the second bedroom has a single bed and pull-out bed for a child making this is an ideal coastal cottage for families with smaller children, or with Granny or Grandad and a dog or two! Access to Dittiscombe meadows through a garden gate.

The School House is a charming Victorian cottage situated in Countisbury, near Lynton in North Devon and surrounded by the beauty of Exmoor. The pet-friendly cottage features a wood burner and other traditional details and boasts a wonderful garden with a running stream and rural views.

A holiday in this beautiful apartment is coastal living at its best. With a large, private terrace and a sweeping sea view over the sparkling shingle beach, you'll instantly feel like you're miles away from it all.

Dating back to the 17th Century, Higher Mullacott Farmhouse near Ilfracombe is a beautiful large 5 bed holiday property which has been tastefully renovated for style and comfort ; all set in a beautiful countryside position with sea views on the North Devon coast.

A real coastal gem for dog owners, this sleek ground floor apartment is just metres from the beach at Slapton Sands. Bright and well laid out, the property has a two bedrooms, a modern kitchen, terrace and two bathrooms.

Surrounded by rolling Exmoor hills between the confluence of Badgworthy Water and Oare Water on the Devon-Somerset border, Oare Water Cottage in the rural hamlet of Malmsmead is a detached countryside cottage featuring conservatory, large living room, and delightful enclosed garden.

A stunning farming estate in the heart of rural North Devon. Barn Cottage is located in a scenic valley in the parish of Bishop's Nympton, near South Molton on the edge of Exmoor National Park. This farm cottage allows access to Devon's coastline, its beaches and other attractions.

Torbay Seaside 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. Here, 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. 

Idyllic North Devon Holiday 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. The principal coastal towns of Barnstaple and Bideford provide all the services and supplies you need 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.

Coastal, Countryside and Moorland Holiday Cottages in Devon

For many visitors, renting holiday cottages in Devon is the most enjoyable way to 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. At the same time, wild daffodils and primroses appear in the hedgerows as early as February, bringing added colour to winter and early spring walks in the countryside.

Find Cottages in Dartmoor and the Heart of Devon

Inland Devon is equally inviting to visitors. Quiet thatched villages such as Broadhembury, Coleford, Sampford Courtenay or Chittlehampton can be found at the end of slow drives down deep Devon lanes (all replete with excellent pubs and idyllic holiday cottages). Exeter's city centre 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 towpath 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.

Devon's centre 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 from which visitors can choose. 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.

 

South Devon Coast and Countryside Cottages

Devon's seafaring heritage and traditions can be discovered in the south coast ports of Dartmouth. Taking a trip by Edwardian paddle steamer up-river to Dittisham past Greenaway, Agatha Christie's house is now open to the public. Discover more of Devon's scenic heritage by water at 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 rail 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 Devon's southern corner, 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 clifftop 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 add colour and enchantment to a woodland walk. The Reserve 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 Devon's self-catering holiday cottages and seaside apartment welcome back the same visitors year after year!