An esplanade lined by cafes and hotels overlooks a shingle beach in East Devon. Sidmouth Beach in East Devon

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Holiday cottages in East Devon site in a region of exceptional natural beauty with wild hills, peaceful farmland and woodland walks. This corner of Devon also has a beautiful coast, where sandy beaches, rocky coves, classic resorts and ancient fishing villages can be discovered. Sections of the gorgeous Jurassic Coast are located within East Devon, with unique geology and dinosaur fossils. Much of the region has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where sprawling heaths, wooded combes and lush river valleys have created a paradise for outdoor activities. Further north, the Blackdown Hills are one of the Southwest’s hidden gems, with rivers, streams, forests and hillside walks. The entire coast is bordered by the South West Coast Path, a spectacular route covering 630 miles from Minehead to Poole and regularly named as one of the world’s best walks.

A stone-built house with a gable end with a row of windows overlooking a lawn and shingled parking area.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Apple Mill is a delightful Grade II listed holiday cottage in East Devon, accessed via its own driveway. This large rural retreat near Tipton St John sleeping 8 has a secluded, private garden, hot tub and courtyard.

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A n ewly thatched Devon cottage overlooking a spacious lawn.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

The Manger is an authentic rural cottage holiday cottage near Axminster, nestled among woodland and fields in East Devon. The lovely pet-friendly cottage of stone and thatch possesses a generous garden with a pond and orchard, a table tennis table, an interior with lime-washed walls, exposed beams, and gentle rustic charm.

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A balcony with table and chairs overlooks Sidmouth's seafront.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

York House is a beautifully restored Georgian beachfront holiday home in Sidmouth, offering luxurious comforts and stunning sea views. Relax by the fireplace in the living room or cook in the fully equipped kitchen. Cross the Esplanade to the beach the beach to enjoy leisurely seaside strolls. Gather for meals in the spacious dining area overlooking the sea or dine al fresco on one of two terraces. With its prime location and coastal charm, York House promises an unforgettable seaside holiday in Sidmouth.

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A two storey brick house with a large gable end overlooks a lawn and spacious parking area.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
2

Relax and unwind in this cosy East Devon rural holiday cottage in the Blackdown Hills near Honiton and, slightly further, the Jurassic coast. Apple Tree Cottage is perfect for couples seeking a romantic rural retreat in any season or a family with an infant for holidays during school term times.

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A semi detached, part-tiimbeer contemporary cottage with fold-back French windows, a patio and spacious lawn.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Hunters Moon is a modern rural holiday cottage in the hamlet of Curscombet. The pet-friendly East Devon coast holiday cottage features a generous furnished garden, a spacious interior with an open-plan design, abundant natural light, and a wood-burning stove.

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A 3-storey, glass-fronted house curves around a courtyard with a central lawn and sofas
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
6

Indulge in a delightful luxury cottage vacation at Woolbrook Reservoir in Sidmouth - a stunning coastal cottage retreat with an awe-inspiring design. This holiday home in East Devon features spacious rooms, a captivating atrium, and a rooftop garden complete with a wood-fired hot tub. The property includes common areas like a high-quality kitchen, a games room, and an outdoor lounge suite. Located less than 1.5 miles from Sidmouth, it provides privacy and offers breathtaking views.

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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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A large single storey barn with a private, secure, hedge-lined lawn.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Lower Curscombe Barn is a rural East Devon holiday cottage near Honiton that combines two properties on a semi-working farm. This luxury holiday home provides child-friendly self-catering accommodation for up to 12 guests with six bedrooms in two beautifully furnished, adjoined cottages amidst lovely gardens.

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Exterior of a double-fronted, stone-built cottage overlooking a quiet village street in East Devon.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

2 Smugglers Close is a delightful East Devon holiday cottage in Branscombe in East Devon. Stroll the seaside village and relax in a charming cottage with a country kitchen and picture window. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps six and enjoys beautiful countryside views plus access to beautiful beaches.

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East Devon holiday cottages in Axminster are ideally located for discovering both the hills and coast. Situated near the Dorset border, this hillside market town has a historic centre and lovely views of the River Axe. 10 miles to the east, Honiton is another welcoming market town on the River Otter, with fine Georgian architecture and rich lace-making heritage. Colyton is a traditional Devon town with a listed church, family-run businesses, and several historic estates near the coast. 

The East Devon coast is home to clifftop walks, which offer superb views across the English Channel and the chance to spot seals and dolphins. Seaton is a picturesque town where fishermen can be seen landing their catch in the harbour. Ten miles west, Sidmouth is a charming seaside town with an esplanade, red cliffs, gardens and a sandy beach. At the region's western edge, the town of Exmouth lies at the mouth of the River Exe, with cob cottages, an elegant seafront and great places to eat and drink on self-catering holidays in East Devon. Beer and Budleigh Salterton are popular destinations for visitors looking for a seaside holiday cottage where they can swim, sunbathe and build sandcastles.

For lovers of thatched cottages, East Devon has them in abundance, with Broadhembury and Branscombe offering particularly photogenic walks amidst age-old cob and thatch cottages.

 

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