Devon Cottage Holidays in and around Modbury

This welcoming market town lies in the heart of Devon’s beautiful South Hams district, between the spectacular coast and the wilderness of Dartmoor making it suitable for a Devon self-catering holiday blending beach and bracken. Modbury holiday cottages are perfect if you want to unwind in a traditional Devon community, with some of the county’s most dramatic scenery on your doorstep. Wandering through the town, you’ll discover a lovely selection of independent businesses, including an excellent butcher and a popular deli, serving fresh produce from local farms. In and around the High Street, gift shops, art galleries, a book shop and an elegant church make it easy to while away an afternoon in the town centre. There’s also a number of great places to eat and drink. For a pint of local ale or a hearty pub lunch, try the White Hart Inn, on Church Street.

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The countryside surrounding Modbury is some of South Hams’ most enchanting. Peaceful country lanes wind their way through farmland and woods, where you can walk for miles with only the sound of birds in the hedgerows for company. Cottage holidays in Modbury are perfectly located for exploring the glorious south Devon coast. The town lies on the northern edge of the renowned South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a short drive from Challaborough, Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea and Hope Cove. Whether you want to ramble along the breathtaking clifftop coast path, wildlife-watch, surf or sunbathe, this dramatic stretch of coast won’t disappoint. One of the area’s most picturesque walks follows ancient smugglers’ lanes through the remote Ringmore Valley before descending to rocky Arymer Cove, with incredible views across the sea, towards France. Just north of Modbury is the Dartmoor National Park, a windswept expanse of heath, boulders and imposing granite hills. Look out for wild ponies and sheep grazing on the roadside as you experience this unique environment.