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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).

Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Apple Barn is a sophisticated modern coastal cottage sitting just moments from the Devon coast in East Portlemouth. The impressive pet-friendly cottage promises beautiful countryside views, contemporary comforts, and multiple relaxation areas both inside and outside. Savour the serenity.

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Frontage of a large 3-storey, Devon country house overlooking an outdoor pool and tree-lined lawns.
Sleeps
38
Bedrooms
18

Discover the ultimate South Devon holiday rental at Alston Hall, a luxurious country retreat with a pool designed for large gatherings. With 18 bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, and extensive facilities, including indoor/outdoor pools, a tennis court, and more, it promises an idyllic stay for up to 38 guests. Immerse yourself in comfort, grandeur, and fun, perfect for family reunions or group getaways. Explore the stunning surroundings and enjoy easy access to Mothecombe Beach and Plymouth. View this luxury holiday home with a pool now.

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A covered balcony with table furniture above a lawn and estuary at high tide
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

For exceptional self-catering holidays in South Devon, view 3 Riverside. This holiday first-floor apartment overlooking Kingsbridge Estuary boasts modern comforts with a balcony offering stunning water and countryside views. It is fully refurbished and features a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and a walk-in shower. It is an ideal location for exploring South Devon's beaches and attractions. Private parking, Wi-Fi, and proximity to town amenities enhance the appeal. Perfect for those seeking a peaceful waterfront retreat with scenic surroundings.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Dower House is a large 18th-Century Devon holiday farmhouse sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms, with panoramic views across the Dart Estuary in the village of Dittisham between Dartmouth and Totnes for holidays with families or small groups of friends.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

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

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A slate-roofed, stone-barn conversion to create a South Devon holiday cottage overlooks two spacious split level terraces in the countryside.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

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

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Situated on the grounds of a working lighthouse at the southernmost point in Devon, Landward Cottage near the abandoned coastal village of Hallsands overlooks Start Bay. It offers gorgeous sea views and a pet-friendly three-bedroom South Devon holiday cottage featuring a gravel patio and cosy sitting room.

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Carpeted lounge area with large windows in a Kingsbridge holiday cottage with sofa, large cupboard and coffee table
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Discover serenity in South Devon at Printers Grange, a stylish Kingsbridge holiday home. This newly built retreat features elegant furnishings, an open-plan living space, and an enclosed terrace for relaxation. Enjoy the comfort of Hypnos beds in two bedrooms and modern amenities, including a well-equipped kitchen and Smart TV. The property's central location allows easy exploration of the picturesque Kingsbridge/Salcombe Estuary and nearby beaches. Perfect for couples and small families seeking coastal charm and privacy by the sea. View the full description for an enchanting getaway.

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A terrace of 4 slate-roofed cottages over looking a lawn with tall shrubs and an open field in Dittisham.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Willow Cottage is a 2-bedroom, pet-friendly holiday cottage in Dittisham, South Devon. Nestled in a picturesque waterside village, this Dart Valley gem offers a tranquil escape with stunning River Dart views. Ideal for couples and families, the well-presented cottage features a sitting room, modern kitchen, and inviting patio. Enjoy local pubs, cafes, and walks, or venture 5 miles to Dartmouth for more amenities. Discover the charm of Willow Cottage—your perfect South Devon retreat. View now for a detailed glimpse into this idyllic getaway.

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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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