Find North Devon Self-Catering Accommodation to Rent

Whether you want to spot dolphins from high-up on Europe's tallest cliffs near Combe Martin on the Southwest Coast Path, catch a few waves at Croyde or explore ancient fishing villages and market towns, a holiday cottage in North Devon is a lovely way in which to enjoy this secret corner of Devon. From the sandy beaches of Saunton and Woolacombe to the wilds of Exmoor and the bustling coastal communities of Barnstaple and Bideford, discovering this spectacular corner of southwest England is an unforgettable experience.

Barnstaple is a thriving West Country market town on the banks of the River Taw, in the heart of North Devon. Its historic centre is home to independent shops, tearooms, 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. 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 to Meeth via Bideford and Torrington with stunning views across the estuary. Visitors to North Devon will find some attractive holiday cottages in the leafy sleepy little villages surrounding the Barnstaple such as Goodleigh, Shirwell, Kentisbury and Bratton Fleming.

76 cottages found. 76 match all criteria.

Upper Mill is a holiday cottage for couples with use of an onsite heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Located at Wheel Farm near Ilfracombe, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coast, including the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe Bay. Exmoor is also nearby.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

The Garden Cottage is set in stunning Devon countryside near Grest Torrington and sleeps 2 people in a charming one bedroom garden cottage. It is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It has a large comfortable lounge.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

Lower Mill Cottage at Wheel Farm is a 1-bedroom holiday home for couples with communal use of a heated indoor pool and tennis court, near award winning Blue Flag beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough. The wilds of Exmoor where ponies and red deer roam freely are also only a short drive away.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

Stable Cottage is a large pet friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 6 at Wheel Farm, set in the beautiful North Devon countryside near Ilfracombe just a short drive to the gorgeous coast line and Exmoor National Park. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and free WiFi.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

A stunning new North Devon beach apartment for 2015 in Westward Ho! Directly overlooking the beach in this family friendly resort, this beautiful seaside holiday apartment has a contemporary interior, high quality spec with balcony and wonderful sea views.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

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13th-20th Oct

Barnfield Cottage Cottage Listing
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Barnfield is a luxury North Devon Holiday Cottage with WiFi in the rural foothills of Exmoor and an easy drive to wonderful sandy beaches. This large and child friendly thatched cottage sleeps 8-10 in 4 bedrooms one being a ground floor with en suite. Up to 3 pets are welcome.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Devon

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11th-22nd Mar

Melinda's Cottage Cottage Listing
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Nestling in a wooded North Devon Valley, 3-mins walk to the beach, Melinda’s Cottage, is a family-friendly 2-bedroom Grade-II listed holiday cottage on the coast in Bucks Mills. Melinda’s Cottage lies in a tranquil rural location, ideal for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

The Byre, a stunning converted barn for up to 6 people and a dog, is a great place to stay and visit the beautiful North Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor. The cottage is light, bright and spacious and very relaxing but also benefits from being 3 miles from Barnstaple and 8 miles from the coast.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

This delightful seafront holiday home in the North Devon seaside village of Combe Martin is a tastefully furnished, large Victorian House offering self-catering holidays sleeping 8 (+cot) guests. With stunning views, Horizons is ideally located for beach holidays and exploring North Devon and Exmoor

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Devon

Blue Horizon is a large seaside holiday home on the Espanade at Woolacombe offering awesome panoramic sea views across award winning Woolacombe Sands from its wrap-around balcony. This pet friendly holiday let in North Devon sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

North Lake Chapel has been attractively converted to offer self-catering holidays in Morchard Bishop near Witheridge, a tiny heart of Devon village in a secluded rural location. This large detached and dog friendly holiday home with gorgeous rural views oozes character and style.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Devon

A luxury North Devon holiday home in Ilfracombe, Lantern House is perfect for families and large groups, comfortably sleeping up to 12 people with ample living space, stunning sea and harbour views, a delightful enclosed, sheltered garden and secure on-site parking for 3 to 4 cars. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

Enjoy the quiet, comfortable luxury of The Round Retreat, a large rural holiday cottage on the coast near Barnstaple in North Devon with an indoor pool & spa, tennis court, gym, spa and sauna. Sleeping 12 - 14 guests in 7 bedrooms, it is perfect for large or dual family holidays or celebrations.

  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 5
  • North Devon

A stunning 3 bedroom contemporary Devon barn in secluded rural surroundings near Brayford with lake, tree house and woodland walks suitable for sleeping up to 7 guests. Situated centrally within a 53-acre organically managed country estate.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

The Roundhouse is a large and spacious holiday cottage with an indoor pool near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast at Combrew Farm. Sleeping 9, this 5-bedroom barn conversion offers luxurious self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends all year round.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Devon

Barn Owl Cottage at Cornbrew Farm near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast is a pet friendly holiday cottage sleeping 5 in a rural location. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, tennis and badminton courts, Sauna, a spa and childrens play area with trampolines and a games room.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

Courtyard Cottage is a comfortable, well-equipped coastal holiday cottage in North Devon sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Close to North Devon's many beaches, you will also enjoy access to facilities at Combrew Farm such as our indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and gym.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

Primrose Cottage at Berry Park offers large quality Self-Catering Holidays at Berry Park by the sea, in the beautiful Devon Countryside near Bideford. Pets welcome. Heated swimming pool and games room.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

A tastefully renovated eco-cottage near Winkleigh in North Devon, Otter is a dog-friendly holiday cottage in a secluded rural location on a farm managed as a wildlife reserve. Suitable as a romantic escape or for a small family, facilities include boating on a lake and bikes to borrow. Sleeps 4.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

A cosy eco-lodge in an idyllic rural setting near Winkleigh in the heart of North Devon, Nuthatch offers dog-friendly self-catering holidays for a family of 4. Borrow bikes, have campfires, boat on the lake and explore the farm all within reach of Dartmoor and the North Devon beaches

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

Situated on the outskirts of Exmoor, and only a short drive from the North Devon coastline is Ford Hill, a luxury 3 bedroom cottage with beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is only a hop, a skip and a jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe beach.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

Set in an elevated position overlooking the golden sands of Saunton Sands beach on the North Devon coast, The Chalet Saunton, is a purpose built “Apart-Hotel” consisting of 6 , 3 bed luxury apartments and a stunning penthouse which has two bedrooms and the best view in the country.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Devon

No.1 Barton Court is a modern and well-equipped 1st Floor Seaside holiday apartment with a parking space in the heart of Woolacombe, North Devon. It sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms just a short walk from Woolacombe's splendid multi-Award Winning beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

A 16th-Century private chapel for Pickwell Manor, it is now a cosy North Devon holiday cottage for couples above Putsborough Beach. The intimate interior is a romantic bolthole that pays tribute to classic camper-van life, albeit with far more facilities than you would ever find on 4-wheels.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Devon

The glorious 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 of the same name. If you want a holiday cottage in North Devon where you can fall asleep to the sound of the sea, Woolacombe 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 sand, you’ll find pubs, cafes and shops selling everything needed for a day on the beach.

The South West Coast Path heading east from Woolacombe 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 sandy beach with 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.

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. 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 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 self-catering holiday in North Devon, 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.