This popular attraction runs alongside the River Axe between Seaton and Colyton. The Seaton end of the Seaton-Colyton Electric Tramway

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Seaton

In the far southeast corner of Devon on the Jurassic coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, lies the little seaside town of Seaton at the mouth of the River Axe. In this quiet community amidst the charming countryside, several idyllic holiday cottages can be found for guests who want a peaceful seaside holiday within reach of sufficient visitor attractions should the sun take an occasional day off. This quiet town still boasts many traditional shops such as a butcher and fishmonger, which will prove hugely popular to the self-catering visitor, while its long shingle beach (with sand at low tide) is perfect for seaside picnics and the occasional foray into the surf on sunny days.

Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4

Gull’s Rest is an idyllic coastal holiday cottage in Beer set on the hillsides surrounding the quaint fishing village in East Devon. It boasts gorgeous views of the harbour and Lyme Bay from the living area’s floor-to-ceiling windows and four bedrooms spread over two stories.

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Exterior of a barn conversion with tables and chairs in a flower-filled courtyard.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Located in the charming village of Colyton, within East Devon's picturesque National Landscape, you'll find The Old Barn - a delightful rural holiday cottage. This cosy rural retreat is perfect for cottage holidays, accommodating up to five guests and pets. The cottage comprises three ground-floor bedrooms, including a king-size bedroom with en-suite facilities. Ascend the stairs to the open-plan living area with a wood-burning stove for those chilly evenings. Outside, you'll find a private garden and a communal picnic area. The nearby village of Colyton offers a range of shops, tearooms, and conveniences, while the East Devon National Landscape invites walkers to explore its scenic network of footpaths, bridle paths, and green flower-filled lanes.

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Exterior of a Devon village cottage with a patio and a well-kept garden.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Orchid Cottage is a spacious 19th-century coastal cottage in picturesque Axmouth village, next to the River Axe. This family-friendly East Devon cottage is just one mile from the harbour and fascinating Jurassic coast, making it ideal for exploring the Devon and Dorset coasts.

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Exterior of a 2-storey contemporary home with twin floor-to-ceiling French windows opening onto the garden.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Bucket & Spade is a beautiful coastal cottage in East Devon, just a stone's throw away from the pristine white sands of Seaton. The pet-friendly holiday home boasts a spacious garden with an outdoor relaxation area, a cosy log fire, and an open-plan design with a chic coastal feel.

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2-storey holiday cottage in Beer  built with limestone blocks
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4

Craft Cottage successfully blends luxury with charm. The pet-friendly, stone-built holiday cottage in Beer sleeps six and promises a seaside holiday in style. A delightful garden offers space to relax, while the interior features exposed walls and rustic charm, plus elegant décor & stylish furnishings.

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Explore the wonderful little seaside holiday towns and villages along the East Devon and West Dorset coastline, including Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe, Beer, Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Take an original, restored tram along the old railway line along the Axe Estuary for a cream tea in the chocolate-box village of Colyton (which also has some pretty holiday cottages of its own). There are enough beaches within a short drive to visit a different one every day of your cottage holiday in East Devon.

Walk along the Axe estuary footpaths from your holiday cottage, some wheelchair accessible, to the little harbour village of Axmouth, or get closer to nature at the bird hides in the Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve. Cyclists should book a weekend break in early July for the Seaton Festival of Cycling.

There are plenty of opportunities to catch fish, whether you are accomplished or a novice at angling. Little mackerel boats will take you out into Lyme Bay to chunter around for an hour or so, sufficient in summer to catch and bring home enough fish to BBQ on your holiday cottage patio. Plenty of local trout fisheries are within easy reach for more dedicated anglers, while sea and game anglers will find plenty of sport along the banks of The River Axe.