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.

233 cottages found 233 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.

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.

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 9 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool and leisure complex.

Deer View Cottage is a stunning, 5* luxury cottage with an indoor pool and hot tub set within the grounds of the North Devon Highbullen Country Hotel. The pet-friendly Devon holiday cottage is in a quiet corner of the estate enjoying picturesque rural views. Use spa facilities and golf course.

Stoneleigh is a gorgeous 19th-century home designed by prominent Victorian architect William Bryden and situated in the North Devon coastal town of Northam, a large child-friendly cottage that boasts ornate brickwork, original sash windows, traditional games room, and space for up to 17 guests.

The Log Cabin epitomises rustic charm. The two-bedroom remote and dog-friendly holiday lodge in East Devon 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 a chance to fish for their supper!

Cool Stone Cottage is sleek, modern and elegant. The pet-friendly cottage in Instow carries a distinct coastal vibe and lies just moments from the beach and the highlights of North Devon. Natural light floods the cottage and the sea breeze can be enjoyed in the open-plan spaces or the lovely garden.

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.

Seekings Cottage is a delightful farm cottage for two, located on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Several good pubs are close by, including one Michelin starred. The village of Dulverton is within an easy distance.

Charlesworth is a very impressive detached chalet bungalow perched above the village of Ashford in North Devon. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys estuary views from its lovely garden and boasts a sophisticated design, light-filled spaces, table tennis table, garden hammock and summerhouse.

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.

Lorna Doone Cottage enjoys wonderful views of the East Lyn River and the ocean and lies in an elevated position in Lynmouth, Devon. Split over three floors, the coastal cottage is just moments from the village centre and the beach and offers a lovely balcony, contemporary comfort and a log fire.

Beach Retreat is an elegant coastal cottage situated a short stroll from the beautiful beaches of Instow in North Devon. The pet-friendly cottage benefits from a neutral palette and sophisticated design features and captures the sea breeze in its light and airy rooms, as well as boasting a log fire.

Experience an amazing stay at this luxurious apartment in Plymouth. With extraordinary views over the Hoe and Plymouth Sound, this beautiful second floor property sleeps six guests and has a large private balcony with spectacular sea views.

The Retreat offers couples the chance to get away from it all. The romantic studio cottage near Lifton in Devon is surrounded by verdant countryside & offers a lovely patio from which to enjoy the views. The French doors connect the outdoors to the interior which offers contemporary style & comfort.

A superb coastal cottage in Beesands, South Devon. Beautifully designed to make the very most of its wonderful position on the coast, you'll find a luxurious interior and amazing sea views throughout. Three spacious bedrooms and loads of outdoor space means plenty of room, and it even has a cinema!

Hartford Cottage is a beautiful romantic cottage in a moorland village setting near South Molton in Devon. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys tranquillity and views and offers a private hot tub, a generous sunroom, traditional character and access to a tennis court & games room, as well as Exmoor.

The Mill House is a gorgeous stone-built cottage near North Molton in Devon & it is surrounded by lovely gardens and countryside. The pet-friendly cottage offers numerous outdoor spaces from which to enjoy the views as well as a well-appointed interior with log fire, arched windows and rural charm.

This thatched, 17th century, Grade II listed former farmhouse is situated in the peaceful village of Shute between Honiton and Axminster. It has a south-facing garden with fine views. The lovely resort of Lyme Regis is within easy reach.

Chelfham Barton Manor is a gorgeous rustic cottage sitting among green fields in Chelfham, North Devon. The pet-friendly stone-built cottage offers the height of luxury blended with exposed beams, flagstone floors and an open fire It boasts a spacious garden with hot tub plus gorgeous rural views.

Luxury defines 6 Middlecombe, a coastal apartment near the beach in Woolacombe Bay in Devon. The pet-friendly apartment features a sun-drenched balcony, a sophisticated interior with light & airy spaces and access to an indoor swimming pool, games room, sauna & treatment room, plus fun in the sun.

Old Church House is a Grade II listed 16th-century rural cottage nestled beside the churchyard at High Bray. Situated between the country and the coast in Brayford, Devon, the gorgeous pet-friendly cottage boasts multi-pane windows, oak beams and stone fireplaces and a wood-burning stove.

The Artist’s Studio sits upon a hillside overlooking the village of Widworthy, Devon, a romantic cottage extensively refurbished in 2015 to offer cosy and luxurious accommodation for couples on holiday, with wood-burner stove, king-size bed, and balcony with gorgeous views.

Luxury defines 10 Middlecombe, a coastal apartment near the beach in Woolacombe Bay in Devon. The pet-friendly apartment features a sun-drenched balcony, a sophisticated interior with light & airy spaces & access to an indoor swimming pool, games room, sauna and treatment room, plus fun in the sun.

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!