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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 all 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).

Front exterior of a 2-storey holiday home in Thurlestone with a wide drive for parking.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Explore Lower Goosewell Cottage, a charming South Devon Coastal Cottage. This Thurlestone holiday let is near the village pub and South West Coastal Path and offers easy beach access. Enjoy luxurious comforts, including an open-plan lounge with entertainment amenities, a well-equipped kitchen, and ensuite bedrooms. Outside, relax on the sea-facing patio or explore the spacious garden. Off-road parking and stunning sea views make it the perfect seaside cottage for your Thurlestone getaway. View now for more details!

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A contemporary country house overlooks a terrace with table laid for meals.
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7

 

Golden Meadow is a luxurious holiday home located in South Devon that offers a unique coastal retreat. The architectural design of the property is a blend of steel, glass, and stone, creating a captivating appeal. The property features seven spacious bedrooms, a cinema room, and stylish reception areas, making it ideal for gatherings of family and friends. The outdoor spaces are Mediterranean-inspired and offer flagstone terraces and panoramic views of Start Bay. The kitchen is well-appointed, and the expansive dining room provides the perfect setting for socializing and entertaining. Golden Meadow is located near Torcross and Dartmouth, providing easy access to South Devon's sandy coves and coastal delights.

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A large house with a portico overlooks a lawn bordered by mature shrubs.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Explore Holset House, a large coastal property in South Devon offering the perfect setting for self-catering holidays in East Portlemouth. With breathtaking views of Dartmoor, this luxurious and well-equipped retreat features five bedrooms, a formal dining room, and expansive lawns for relaxation. Just over half a mile from sandy beaches and a short ferry ride to Salcombe, it's an ideal escape for families and friends. Discover comfort, grandeur, and convenience in this exceptional holiday home. View now for an unforgettable experience.

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A view of Dartmouth estuary seen from the covered terrace of a waterside holiday let
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4

Bights Boathouse is a luxurious waterside holiday home with fabulous views across up and down the Dart estuary in Dartmouth. This pet-friendly property is located in the enchanting South Hams area of South Devon, offering its guests easy access to various coastal attractions. The property is surrounded by boutique shops, restaurants, and local events such as the Dart Music Festival. Guests can enjoy scenic cycling and walking routes or take a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway. The nearby beaches like Blackpool Sands are waiting to be explored.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Discover the coastal serenity of 16 Combehaven, a top-floor duplex apartment in Salcombe, South Devon. This holiday rental is ideally situated just a 5-minute walk from Salcombe's heart and offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a balcony with stunning estuary views. Featuring modern amenities, underground parking, and close proximity to sandy beaches, it promises to be the perfect South Devon retreat. Come and explore the charm of this Salcombe holiday rental and escape to the seaside, where comfort meets coastal allure.

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      Exterior of a large contemporary house with a raised terrace and surrounded by mature gardens.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Clamoak Cottage is a charming waterfront cottage in Clamoak boasting a thoroughly modern interior combined with exposed beams and touches of yesteryear and an open fire. The pet-friendly cottage offers outdoor spaces with sweeping views of the Tamar River and the South Devon countryside.

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A stone-built, 2-storey courtyard cottage with foxgloves flowering in its garden.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Cherry Cottage near Slapton Sands in South Devon was built at Buckland Court in 2001. This large rural holiday cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. It is furnished to a high standard, including Wi-Fi. Central heating and modern insulation ensure this cottage is ideal for off-season use. Pets welcome

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A large large stone barn conversion in Devon surrounded by open fields and mature trees
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

Swallows Reach is an exquisite large holiday cottage in Halwell, a dream South Devon holiday home with a swimming pool. This impressive farm cottage boasts five beautifully appointed bedrooms, four with en suite facilities, spanning three levels. Enjoy the inviting open-plan living space, including a lounge with a wood-burning stove, and relish the fully equipped kitchen. With the added allure of an indoor pool, shared play area, and the convenience of off-road parking, Swallows Reach promises a perfect pet-friendly getaway for families or groups.

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An open air swimming pool with park benches on its terrace surrounded by a tall hedge.
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 with a heated swimming pool offers 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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South Devon is dotted with beautiful towns and villages, probably the most famous being Dartmouth, home of the Royal Naval College. Many Dartmouth holiday cottages or self-catering apartments offer superb waterside views across the wide Dart Estuary 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, where getting a pleasure boat back to Dartmouth is often possible. 

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, which chunters alongside the River Dart between Totnes and Buckfastleigh. Further down the coast is Burgh Island, on which stands an Art Deco hotel that features in at least one Agatha Christie novel. When the tide is in, reach it by ‘sea tractor.

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