Sun shines on a cottage half-hidden behind hedgerows above a steep-banked, bush-covered Devon lane. Kentisbury Holiday Cottages

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A holiday cottage in Kentisbury is an excellent choice if you want to make the most of North Devon’s dramatic coast and the windswept beauty of Exmoor. The parish of Kentisbury consists of three pretty hamlets: Patchole, Kentisbury and Kentisbury Town. Just four miles south of the nearest beach at Combe Martin and nine miles north of the market town of Barnstaple, this typical Devon community is surrounded by wooded valleys, farmland and gently rolling hills. It is also home to one of the region’s most celebrated fine-dining restaurants, The Coach House by Michael Caine. Whether you’re planning on rambling along breathtaking clifftop footpaths or lazing on a secluded, sandy beach, Kentisbury holiday cottages are a fantastic base for exploring this beautiful corner of Devon.


On the outskirts of Exmoor and only a short drive from the North Devon coastline is Ford Hill, a luxury 3-bedroom North Devon holiday cottage with a beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is a hop, skip and jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe Beach.

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Self-catering holidays in Kentisbury would be incomplete without a trip to one of the area’s stunning sandy beaches. Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe all offer dramatic sweeping bays, miles of golden sand and excellent waves for surfing. You’ll also be in the perfect position to explore Exmoor, an enchanting expanse of woods and open moorland, where wild ponies roam, and a truly spectacular coastal road overlooks the sea. Kentisbury is a short drive from a number of exciting family attractions, including Watermouth Castle, Exmoor Zoo and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, where close encounters with meerkats, lions and life-size animatronic dinosaurs can be enjoyed. This unspoiled area is scattered with some of North Devon’s best places to eat and drink. A short drive eastwards, in the pretty village of Parracombe, is the Fox and Goose, an atmospheric Exmoor pub with roaring fires and a menu focused on the highest-quality, locally sourced meat and fish. The region’s best-known restaurant is undoubtedly Michael Caines’ award-winning Coach House at Kentisbury Grange, where you can expect exquisite food, cocktails and live jazz in a 17th-century former coach house.