Find Self-Catering Cottage Holidays In Devon

For many tourists, 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.

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Fairways West is a newly renovated luxury house that sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms in Chittlehamholt, North Devon. The house is perfect for large families or groups of friends. The house is set in lovely grounds of a hotel and has access to an 18 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool and leisure complex.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

The Byre at Wheel Farm is an attractive barn conversion offering self-catering accommodation for up to 5 visitors in 3-bedrooms. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna and tennis court all within easy reach of fabulous beaches and the Exmoor National Park.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Mill Wheel Cottage lies in beautiful rural surroundings on the North Devon coast in Combe Martin within acres of landscaped gardens and woods, where leisure facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. This restored old water mill sleeps up to 5 in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Beautiful thatched holiday cottage in a quiet village near Barnstaple within easy reach of North Devon beaches and Exmoor National Park.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Rock House is a rare find in Torquay - a large and pet friendly South Devon holiday cottage with sea and harbour views, restored and furnished to a very high standard. It lies within easy reach of Torquay's beaches and major attractions. Perfect for large families or groups of friends.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

Romantic Dream Cottage near Westward Ho! beach in North Devon is a 5-star gold holiday cottage, a perfect cottage for couples looking to retreat and relax in complete luxury. With south facing views of the Devon countryside and a private 2-person hot tub you are sure to fall in love. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

"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

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Grandad's, so named because it is popular with Grandparents wanting to enjoy a self catering holiday with the family while retaining some privacy. This one double-bedroom, ground floor Devon annexe close to family cottages at Stonehayes near Honiton offers exactly that.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Deer View Cottage is a stunning, 5* luxury cottage, set within the grounds of the North Devon Highbullen Country Hotel. The pet friendly 3-bedroom cottage is in a quiet corner of the estate enjoying picturesque views across the valley. Use of indoor heated pool, spa facilities and golf course.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

The Linhay is a stylish and well-equipped 3-bedroom barn conversion at Stonehayes Farm in the heart of the beautiful East Devon counntryside. With free range eggs in your welcome pack and riverside picnic spots it's perfect for family holidays.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Affinity is a luxury apartment on the rural North Devon coast that sleeps 7. Located near Georgham and a short hop and a skip from Putsbrough Beach, this spacious, elegant and beautifully furnished apartment has 3 bedrooms (+ cot).

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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Our wonderful little Beach Hut sleeps 2 in an isolated, quiet and totally private cove near Plymouth. It is available to rent for 2 night weekend & mid-week breaks during the warmer months. The Beach Hut offers is the perfect place for couples to really escape for a few days away from it all!

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1

Southclay North Devon coastal cottage is a large, family-friendly, 5-star home sleeping 10-12. Oozing quality, it is a real treat with 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.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

Weavers Cottage, sleeping up to four, is one of seven dog friendly cottages at semi-rural Muddlebridge House near Barnstaple in North Devon. With an indoor swimming-pool and two-acre garden, it is ideally situated for wonderful sandy beaches,walking on Exmoor, fishing and golf.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Situated a few miles from North Devon's beautiful beaches and a short drive from Exmoor,The Farmhouse at Wheel Farm near Combe Martin is the perfect place to take a holiday, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Guests have free use of an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

A spacious family and pet-friendly coastal cottage with WiFi, Willow Cottage sleeps 6 in the picturesque North Devon countryside near Barnstaple. Guests enjoy use of a communal swimming pool and tennis courts.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Set within the lovely North Devon countryside and near the stunning coastline, Granary Cottage is a large rural holiday home sleeping up to 6. Located in Combe Martin, guests will have access to onsite communal leisure facilities including an indoor pool, sauna, tennis court and gardens.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Glen Cottage is a delightful 18th Century South Devon holiday cottage in Newton Ferrers with a garden extending down to the foreshore and sleeping 4 in two bedrooms. Relax and enjoy your peaceful waterside view of activity on the idyllic Yealm Esturary.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Gamekeepers Hide is a comfortable 2-bedroom rural retreat on the Colmer Country Estate near Modbury in the South Hams area of Devon. Guests at this pet friendly holiday cottage have use of the Estate’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Walk the grounds to see deer, rabbits, foxes and badgers.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

It is said that the view makes the holiday, and where better for families to discover this, than at Glintings, a Polperro holiday cottage. Sitting comfortably on a sunny hillside location, this spacious, pet friendly cottage in Cornwall sleeps 6 and offers superb views over the village and harbour.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

The Haven is a charming cottage sleeping 6 guests in 3 bedrooms in the North Devon countryside between Barnstaple and Exmoor. Built in the 17th century, in converting it to a comfortable rural holiday cottage, it has retained many of its original features, with oak lintels and wooden beams.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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!

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 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!

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!