A large sandy cove overlooked by steep-banked wooded hills and cliff tops in South Devon BLACKPOOL SANDS IN SOUTH DEVON - GOLDEN MEADOW COTTAGE

South Devon

The region of South Devon, also known as The South Hams is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty located in and around the south-west coast of Devon. It stretches along the coast from Plymouth across to Dartmouth and inland to touch the southern edge of Dartmoor to the North. Its self-proclaimed capital is the historic town of Totnes, which even has its own currency. The coastline around Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe offer some of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. South Devon is also very popular with the sailing fraternity with lovely safe, picturesque harbours and tidal inlets, such as at Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo (good news for those bringing their yachts on holiday).

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4
Bedrooms
2

With fabulous waterside views across the beautiful River Dart and the Marina beyond, the 2-bedroom apartment 40 Dart Marina, is in a fabulous South Devon location within walking distance of central Dartmouth and in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Butterwell Barn is a Victorian barn conversion turned into a comfortable South Devon holiday home that sleeps up to eight near the seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, a pet-friendly rural cottage offering reverse-level accommodation with high vaulted ceilings, oak beams, and four en-suite bedrooms.

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8
Bedrooms
4

Boasting magnificent views over the Avon estuary, Cobbles Point is a rare property. The large coastal cottage in Bigbury-on-Sea sits moments from the beach and offers families and pets space to play plus exposed beams, an open fire, large gardens and a memorable holiday on the South Devon coast.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Fluvius is a truly sophisticated cottage sitting atop a hill with expansive views of the River Teign. The pet-friendly cottage near Teignmouth promises modern luxury & open-plan design as well as large gardens with a hot tub & opportunities for al fresco dining. Holiday in style on the Devon coast.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Uninterrupted views across Plymouth Sound await couples at Lighthouse View, a luxurious, romantic apartment on Plymouth Hoe in Devon. The elegant coastal apartment offers a generous furnished balcony with ocean views as well as a living area with sash windows, and gently invigorating sea breezes.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

The Bowline enjoys an enviable location in the heart of Salcombe and treats guests to subtle elegance. The coastal cottage in Devon offers a heated swimming pool and an open-plan living space which catches the sunlight and ensures comfort and relaxation, plus lovely views of the surrounding area.

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8
Bedrooms
3

A superb coastal cottage in Beesands, South Devon. Beautifully designed to make the very most of its wonderful position on the coast, you'll find a luxurious interior and amazing sea views throughout. Three spacious bedrooms and loads of outdoor space means plenty of room, and it even has a cinema!

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

A luxury lodge in the peaceful Devon countryside. With a huge wooden deck and sunken hot tub this home has two en-suite bedrooms as well as a log burner in the spacious living room. Within just a short drive of Exeter, you can enjoy the vibrancy of the city as well as the quiet of a lakeside setting

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6
Bedrooms
2

Set in the iconic Grade I listed Royal William Yard, this two bedroom apartment offers a wonderful architect-inspired space with original features and contemporary design. Take in the unique atmosphere of the area where its cobbled streets are lined with cafes, boutiques, bitros and art galleries.

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South Devon is dotted with beautiful towns and villages, probably the most famous being Dartmouth, home of the Royal Naval College. Here, many a holiday cottage or self-catering apartment offers superb waterside views across the wide river towards Kingswear. The Dart is packed with Marinas while ferries ply their trade carrying cars and foot passengers across to Kingswear, a terminus for the South Devon Railway. From the station restored Great Western steam locomotives haul visitors through the South Devon countryside to Paignton, from where it is often possible to get a pleasure boat back to Dartmouth. 

The contrast in geography is most pronounced if you drive for an hour from the coast at Kingsbridge or Dartmouth. Here you will find yourself on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. The region’s other heritage railway is the Dart Valley line, that chunters alongside the River Dart between Totnes and Buckfastleigh. Further down the coast is Burgh Island on which lists the hotel that features in at least one Agatha Christie novel. When the tide is in, reach it by ‘sea tractor’.