Find North Devon Self-Catering Accommodation to Rent

A Land of Towering Cliffs, Award Winning Beaches and Quaint Holiday Cottages

Book a North Devon holiday cottage and spot dolphins from high-up on Europe's tallest cliffs near Combe Martin on the Southwest Coast. Catch a few waves in the surf at Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. Stay in a coastal cottage on the North Devon coast in ancient fishing villages such as Clovelly, or relax in the countryside near equally ancient market towns such as South Molton and Hatherleigh. Where ever you choose to stay, a holiday cottage in North Devon is a lovely way to enjoy this secret corner of the West Country. From seaside cottages and luxury apartments overlooking the sandy beaches of Saunton and Woolacombe to remote rural cottages amidst the wilds of Exmoor and the bustling and historic coastal ports of Barnstaple and Bideford, a self-catering holiday in his spectacular corner of southwest England is an unforgettable experience.

Historic North Devon

A Barnstaple holiday cottage is nicely located for exploring the north east corner of Devon. A thriving market town packed with leisure facilities on the estuary of the River Taw, Barnstaple's historic centre is home to independent shops, tea rooms, a lovely museum and a number of striking landmarks, including the 13th century Long Bridge, over the Taw. The Pannier Market and Butchers Row are both worth visiting for fresh, local produce or a unique gift to take home.

The Tarka Trail for Walking and Cycling Holidays

One of North Devon's best cycle routes, the Tarka Trail, runs through Barnstaple, following an old railway track for more than 30 miles, along the north and south banks of the Taw, from Ilfracombe, through Braunton to Meeth via Bideford and Torrington with stunning views across the estuaries of the Taw and Torridge. Visitors to North Devon will also find some attractive rural holiday cottages in the leafy sleepy little villages in steep wooded valleys surrounding Barnstaple such as Goodleigh, Shirwell, Kentisbury and Bratton Fleming.

82 cottages found 82 match all criteria.

A short rural walk from Croyde?s sandy beach in North Devon, Oyster Cove is a stylish 3-bedroom property with a lovely garden and outdoor dining patios. The cottage, sleeps 2-8 guests, and is also able to welcome pets.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
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Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet friendly holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the North Devon coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
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Nestled in the heart of the North Devon countryside between Bideford and Clovelly, Crooked Lake is a charming 17th Century cottage ideal for a quiet and relaxing getaway amidst beautiful countryside.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
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The Chalet is stunning, purpose-built apartment - hotel, comprising of 6 luxury apartments and an incredible 2 bedroom penthouse suite. Each apartment sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. The living area is open plan with large, glass, full length windows overlooking Saunton Sands beach and the sea beyond.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
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Imagine a place where you can escape and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Nestled on a farm, the large Granary Cottage is a place where memories are made to treasure. Located in a rural North Devon village near Barnstaple, it sleeps 2-8 guests in 4 bedrooms with Wi-Fi It lies within easy reach of...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
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The Red Barn is a beautifully-styled, warm and welcoming barn conversion in Braunton near fabulous beaches. This family-friend coastal cottage offers self-catering holidays for 4 guests a few minutes drive from the glorious beach at Saunton Sands. Pets welcome

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A stunning farming estate in the heart of rural North Devon. The Mornacott Cottages are located in a scenic valley at the edge of Exmoor National Park close to the town of South Molton and well served by road transport links being located around two miles from the arterial North Devon Link (A361) w...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4
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Woolleigh Barton is a large and pet friendly North Devon holiday cottage that sleeps 8 in the beautiful River Torridge Valley near the village of Beaford in North Devon. This pet friendly cottage also has a hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool in delightful rural surroundings.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
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This 3-bedroom 17th Century cottage near Brayford a few miles from Barnstaple in North Devon is adjacent an age-old farmhouse and is suitable for up to five people. Copper Kettle Cottage is located on a 53-acre organic estate with a lake, tree-house and beautiful woodland walks and lovely picnic spo...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
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North Street Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom cottage dating back to the 18th Century. It is situated in a quiet back street in the lively village of Braunton in North Devon.The cottage sleeps 6 and accepts 1 dog. Situated just 3 miles from Saunton Sands, North Street is perfect for a family holiday.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
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Beech Lodge is a dog-friendly North Devon Eco Holiday Home, It offers generous space, privacy, and south-facing countryside views to Dartmoor. Located on Wheatland Farm in a secluded rural location near Winkleigh, Beech sleeps 6. Facilities include bikes to borrow and paddle-boarding on the lake.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
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Surcoat is a great self-catering holiday cottage near the beach in North Devon with hot tub and spacious enclosed garden. The cottage sleeps 3 in 2-bedrooms. Perfectly located for guests requiring close proximity to local pub and restaurant with private access to coastal footpath leading to Westwar...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
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A luxury holiday cottage with a hot tub for couples on the North Devon Coast, Broadpath is a dog-friendly romantic escape on the North Devon coast in Braunton close to coastal footpaths and the golden sandy beaches of Saunton Sands and Croyde.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
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Talk about stunning sea views: The panoramic cliff-top one through windows at The Bay House in Bigbury-on-Sea embraces award-winning Devon Beaches and Atlantic sunsets. This charming and child-friendly 2-bedroom coastal holiday cottage nestles in a Cliffside location above Challaborough Beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
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Rose Barn is a large luxury holiday cottage with a swimming pool in North Devon that cleverly combines two adjoining cottages at Combrew Farm near Barnstaple to create a 7 bedroom, pet friendly holiday home that sleeps 12. Perfect for large families or groups for holidays and special occasions.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 5
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Rose Cottage is a luxuriously furnished and equipped 4-bedroom coastal cottage in a rural location on the North Devon coast near Barnstaple. Guests enjoy use of a heated indoor pool and many more leisure facilities. Sleeps 7. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
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Adipit Cottage is a two bedroom cottage situated near to the town of Bideford, within the North Devon countryside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
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The Gallops is one of our most popular 8 person family cottages. This large Devon cottage has 4 spacious en suite bedrooms, use of a communal pool private family hot tub, views of the Atlantic Ocean and rolling cliff top meadows.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
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Honeysuckle Eco Lodge lies amidst a superb countryside in a secluded location at Wheatland Farm near Winkleigh, a 'step back in time' village in the heart of North Devon. Pets are welcome at this family-friendly lodge that is also a perfect romantic bolthole for couples.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
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Romantic Dream Cottage near Westward Ho! beach in North Devon is a 5-star gold holiday cottage, a perfect cottage for couples looking to retreat and relax in complete luxury. With south facing views of the Devon countryside and a private 2-person hot tub you are sure to fall in love. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
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Swanpool is one of three luxury lodges for a romantic retreat on the North Devon coast in Braunton with miles of coastal footpaths and golden sandy beaches for walks. Relax in your private hot tub and walk for miles on golden sandy beaches at Saunton, and Croyde. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
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With pre-school children and infants, Serenity is a self-catering apartment for couples or small family presenting a wonderful opportunity for relaxing seaside holidays in and outside the peak season. It stands on the North Devon Coast at 16th Century Pickwell Manor above the beach at Putsborough.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
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Deer View Cottage is a stunning, 5* luxury cottage, set within the grounds of the North Devon Highbullen Country Hotel. The pet friendly 3-bedroom cottage is in a quiet corner of the estate enjoying picturesque views across the valley. Use of indoor heated pool, spa facilities and golf course.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
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Devon village of West Down. Comfortably sleeping 4, Braefoot Cottage is a family friendly countryside retreat that also provides an ideal base for exploring the North Devon coast.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
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From Croyde to Woolacombe

The glorious sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe are all a short drive from Barnstaple. Saunton is the closest, with miles of uninterrupted sand and brilliant waves for surfing. There are a number of surf schools in the area and a popular café with a terrace overlooking the Atlantic. A short, scenic drive away is Croyde, a rugged bay, backed by dunes, a stroll from the pretty village. If you want a choice of North Devon cottages where you can fall asleep to the sound of the sea, Woolacombe cottages could be for you. Walk the length of this vast stretch of golden sand, to Putsborough, and back on one of the footpaths which meanders through a maze of wild dunes. In the laid-back village above the sands, you'll find pubs, cafes and shops selling everything needed for a day on the beach.

From Lee Bay to Lynmouth and Exmoor

The South West Coast Path heading east from Woolacombe Lynmouth is beautiful, with towering cliffs, rocky peninsulas and the chance to spot dolphins and basking sharks. Stop for a pint at the Grampus, a charming pub, a mile from Lee Bay, a popular swimming spot with rockpools to explore at low tide. Nearby, Ilfracombe is not to be missed. As you wander around this welcoming resort, you'll discover grand Victorian architecture and fishing boats bobbing in a working harbour. Looming over the crashing waves is a dramatic sculpture by Damien Hirst, known as Verity.

East of Ilfracombe on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, Combe Martin is another seaside village with a sandy beach and superb rock pools overlooked by imposing cliffs and a selection of cafes and pubs. It's a great starting point for a challenging walk along the South West Coast Path along the highest cliff tops in Europe towards Exmoor via Heddon's Mouth and Woody Bay. Exmoor's enchanting expanse of windswept moorland is a paradise for horse-riding, wildlife-watching and walking. The moor, which extends across North Devon and neighbouring West Somerset meets the coast, where the elegant villages of Lynton and Lynmouth cling to the sides of a wooded valley. If you're weary after following the steep footpath from Lynton down to Lynmouth Harbour, jump on the Victorian cliff railway and savour breathtaking views of the Bristol Channel on the way back up.

From Bideford to Clovelly

Heading Southwest towards the Cornish border, Bideford, known as the Little White Town, overlooks the River Torridge, with a tangle of narrow streets to explore. Along with Ilfracombe, it's an embarkation point for day trips to Lundy Island. At the river mouth, Appledore is a picturesque village with a rich shipbuilding heritage and one of North Devon's best-loved ice-cream brands, Hocking's. Appledore's share of North Devon holiday cottages tend to be charming, beautifully restored Appledore fishermen's cottages clustered on streets leading off the Quay.

On the coast, west of Bideford, secluded rocky coves, breathtaking clifftop walks and shipwreck remains await discovery. Just past the hillside fishing village of Clovelly, The Hartland Peninsula is particularly dramatic, with a magnificent abbey nestled in bluebell-carpeted woods and a pub overlooking a quay, where a pint of ale can be enjoyed, just a few feet from the crashing waves. Often missed by visitors looking for self-catering holidays in North Devon, the region's inland areas offer tranquil countryside and a scattering of villages and market towns, such as Winkleigh and Great Torrington, where a slower, rural pace can still be found (as can Hocking's icecreams!). For families, there are two absolutely superb days out to be enjoyed at The Big Sheep in Abbotsham and The Milky Way near Clovelly. Rain or shine, both are highly recommended. If you do decide to book a North Devon holiday cottage, it is odds on you'll plan to repeat the experience many times in the year's ahead. It's that kind of country - and that kind of coast: Wild, rugged, spectacular and so enjoyably relaxing.