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.

2-Storey cottage exterior with hanging flower baskets.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This is one of five luxurious holiday cottages located in East Devon. The cottage has two bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate four people. It is conveniently situated in Sidmouth, just a short walk from the seafront. The property is a part of a historic Regency house built in 1802 for the Duke and Duchess of St. Albans. This house is Grade II listed, making it a remarkable piece of architecture.

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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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Gable end of a wood panelled  Barn conversion with wooden steps to a front door and deck.teps to
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Explore Brookhaven, the ideal Musbury holiday let—a barn conversion creating a modern, open-plan studio for couples seeking a rural retreat in East Devon. Recently finished to high standards, this charming apartment boasts a king-size bed, a well-equipped kitchen, and a private seating area overlooking the serene Axe Valley. Enjoy village amenities, coastal charm, and nearby attractions. Discover the allure of this Musbury cottage for couples and plan your escape. View full details for an unforgettable East Devon getaway.

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A terraced row of well-maintained Victorian Houses with small low-walled front garden.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Escape to Exmouth in this beautifully presented penthouse holiday apartment overlooking the Exe estuary. With two bedrooms sleeping four, this home is just a short stroll from Exmouth’s long, sandy beach and is the perfect retreat for a seaside holiday in one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest coastal towns.

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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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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 two storey brick house with a large gable end overlooks a lawn and spacious 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 double fronted East Devon holiday cottage in front of a secure lawned garden.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Hamilton House is a large East Devon seaside holiday cottage in Branscombe. The sophisticated cottage boasts a unique dining room and a sun trap garden within easy reach of Branscombe Beach. The large deck catches the sea breeze and invites relaxation. Hamilton House sleeps eight guests in four bedrooms.

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Front exterior of a thatched Devon longhouse on a quiet Devon lane.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

A historic, romantic holiday cottage in Stockland nestled in the heart of the Devon countryside, Kites Holt makes the perfect Blackdown Hills rural retreat, part of a 15th-century thatched Medieval Hall House with a private entrance, open fire, underfloor heating in the bathroom, and quaint mid-floor kitchen.

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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 western edge of the region, 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 are popular destinations for visitors looking for a holiday cottage in East Devon where they can swim, sunbathe and build sandcastles.

 

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