Ogwell is a Devon village with a green, a church, a pub and a scattering of thatched cottages. Surrounded by gently rolling countryside near the market town of Newton Abbot, it is an idyllic base for exploring the sandy beaches and river estuaries of the Devon’s south coast. Wander into the village from your holiday cottage in Ogwell and you will discover a sleepy rural community which time seems to have forgotten. In the heart of the village, the Joly Sailor is a cosy pub with log fires and a garden, serving a selection of local ales and classic British dishes. Ogwell is home to a number of striking historic landmarks, including a 13th century listed manor house which stands next to an ancient parish church.

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Just north of Ogwell holiday cottages on the banks of the River Lemon, Bradley is a medieval manor house set amid verdant gardens and woodland. Continuing north, Newton Abbot is a bustling town with a variety of independent shops and some great places to eat and drink. 

Self-catering holidays in Ogwell are popular among visitors who want to make the most of Devon’s south coast. Within a few miles of the village, you will find sandy beaches, hidden coves and lush estuaries where you can sail, swim and surf. Overlooked by wooded hills and towering cliffs, Watcombe Beach is a lovely spot for a day by the sea. The South West Coast Path is at its most dramatic here, offering breathtaking views across the Channel towards France. Nearby, the charming resort of Torquay is home to a busy working harbour, a marina and a range of family attractions. Teignmouth is a thriving port packed with nostalgic seaside amusements. And the city of Exeter is well worth visiting, with a graceful cathedral and excellent shopping.