South Molton holiday cottages are a great choice if you want to experience life in a traditional Devon market town, with some of the county's most beautiful countryside on your doorstep. This thriving community lies on the banks of the River Mole, with the wilds of Exmoor to its north and the sandy beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe to its west. Wandering into the town centre, you'll pass rows of pretty cottages and an excellent museum, where you can explore the history of sheep and cattle trading at the town's livestock market. In the heart of South Molton, there's an excellent pannier market, which is the place to go for fresh, local produce and antiques. There's also a good selection of family-run shops, cosy pubs and welcoming tearooms, and a pretty town square, which remains the centre of activity for the community. For a slice of delicious homemade cake or toasted teacakes the size of side plates with a pot of tea, try the renowned Corn Dolly Tea Shop.

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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.

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.

Fairways East sleeps 8 in four en-suite bedrooms. The large, luxury house is set within the lovely Devon countryside within the grounds of Highbullen Country Estate. Guests have access to the 9 hole golf course, 7 all weather tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, gym and a sauna.

Orchard Cottage is a large 4-bedroom Devon farm cottage on the edge of Exmoor in North Devon in Bishops Nympton, an idyllic rural location near South Molton. It is ideally located for exploring Exmoor and North Devon fabulous award winning beaches.

A stunning farming estate in the heart of rural North Devon. Barn Cottage is located in a scenic valley in the parish of Bishop's Nympton, near South Molton on the edge of Exmoor National Park. This farm cottage allows access to Devon's coastline, its beaches and other attractions.

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.

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.

A stunning farming estate with a swimming pool in the heart of North Devon, The Old Stables is a rural holiday cottage located in a scenic valley between Bishop's Nympton, and South Molton on the edge of Exmoor National Park with easy access to Devon's coastline and other attractions.

Green Knowe Cottage is surrounded by lush green countryside and sits on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The modern rural cottage in Knowstone, Devon, welcomes pets and offers a spacious garden, modern design and furnishings, tiled floors, a log burner and a vaulted conservatory dining room.

Directly north of your holiday cottage in South Molton, windswept moors, wooded valleys and towering clifftops await discovery in the Exmoor National Park. This enchanting area is a paradise for walkers and wildlife watchers, with countless footpaths crossing miles of unspoiled countryside, where wild ponies and deer roam. Simonsbath and Brendon's moorland villages are home to charming country pubs, while Lynton and Lynmouth cling to the sides of a steep valley, overlooking a harbour and rocky bay. If you're after a day on a sandy beach with North Devon's best surfing conditions, Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton are a short drive westward.

Self-catering holidays in South Molton are ideal for visiting North Devon's best family attractions, including Exmoor Zoo, Quince Honey Farm, Watermouth Castle and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park – home to lions, wolves and incredible animatronic dinosaurs which can be found lurking along a jungle trail.