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Holiday Cottages in Exeter

Searching for a spot for your next cosy cottage holiday? Full to the brim with history, culture and beauty, the ancient city of Exeter should certainly be on your list. Explore its endless fascinating sites, wander along the historic quayside or browse the many, many independent boutiques. What’s more, just a stone’s throw away from Dartmoor National Park, this part of the world is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. To top it all off, you’ll find some of the best cottages in Devon in the local area. Sounds perfect? We sure do think so! Read more

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50.598966, -3.627050

Combine the benefits of a welcoming holiday home with a private spa at Oak Lodge. Tucked away among woodland on the Finlake Resort near Dartmoor, the three bedroom dog friendly property sleeps six people and boasts a private outdoor hot tub and an indoor sauna. It's a blissful spot to unwind and relax with family or friends, taking advantage of onsite activities and a location only 15 miles from the beaches of the English Riviera. Guests love the leafy outlook and tranquil atmosphere of the Scandinavian-inspired timber lodge, and the convenience of having a café and a bar/restaurant within strolling distance. 

Weekly guide price:
£540 to £2248
Short breaks from £77 per night

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Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.695578, -3.673091

Relax in the comfortable surroundings of Lockhouse Farm Cottage in the gorgeous Teign Valley. It's a stone's throw from Dartmoor National Park and only a mile and a half from the famous Steps Bridge that crosses the River Teign. Guests have direct access to beautiful walks and bike rides from the holiday rental, which sleeps five people in two bedrooms and is dog-friendly. The self-catering cottage is ideal for couples or families and is self-contained with its own enclosed garden, sitting in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse. Exeter and Teignmouth are both within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £790
Short breaks from £105 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.851221, -3.512414

Accommodating large groups of up to 40 guests, Bickleigh Castle is a great choice if you are looking for a more intimate wedding, conference or staycation with your family and friends. Comprising of 11th Century Norman Castle, Saxon Chapel and cottages this fabulous venue stands in extensive grounds with the River Exe running through, nestling in the Exe Valley within a leafy unspoilt part of Mid-Devon's glorious rolling hills.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

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Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.833540, -3.548062

"Church Farm Dairy" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon. Nestled amongst the rolling countryside of Devon, above the valley of the River Exe and between Bickleigh and Cadbury, rests the charming pint-sized village of Cadeleigh. Home to a church dedicated to St Bartholomew the Apostle, along with an...

Prices from £154 per night

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50.738869, -3.689227

"Tor Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Tedburn St. Mary is a little village in the heart of rural Devon, only three miles from the breath-taking Dartmoor National Park and seven and a half miles west of Exeter, the county seat. This picturesque community has been recognised for its...

Prices from £168 per night

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50.727410, -3.649859

"Chestnut, 6 Fingle Glen Lodges, Exeter " is a 2 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Living RoomOpen plan with the dining and kitchen area, with access via patio doors to the decked terraceThe room is furnished with two sofas and a coffee table as well as a smart televisionKitchenOpen plan with the...

Prices from £213 per night

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50.754353, -3.780131

"Primrose Lodge" is a 3 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Hittisleigh is a small, rural hamlet set in mid Devon, located a couple of miles north of the A30 between Exeter and Okehampton. The hamlet is home to the Parish Church of St Andrews, built in the early medieval time with many later historic...

Prices from £206 per night

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50.679611, -3.554873

"Oak Lodge, South View Lodges, Exeter" is a 2 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Living areaOpen plan with the kitchen and dining area with access to the decked balconyLeather sofa seating four, Smart TV with DVD player, IPod docking station, coffee table, mood lighting and a log burning...

Prices from £331 per night

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50.758300, -3.779000

"Cottage in Mid and East Devon" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon. Set in the small rural village of Hittisleigh, you are a short drive from the city of Exeter with its famous Gothic cathedral, fine art museum, and the unique underground passages which wind under the city and can be accessed by a guided tour....

Prices from £146 per night

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50.640192, -3.562935

"Haldon Forest Lodge, Exeter" is a 2 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Living AreaOpen plan with kitchen and dining areasThree sofas seating six including a sofa bed sleeping two guests32" Panasonic Smart TV and Amazon fire stickKitchenOpen plan with living and dining...

Prices from £331 per night

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50.694007, -3.728078

"Trout River Retreat" is a 2 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Moretonhampstead, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs and an open-air swimming pool to...

Prices from £117 per night

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50.729206, -3.717124

"Springfield Lodge" is a 2 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Tedburn St Mary is located about 3 miles from Dartmoor National Park and 7.5 miles west of Exeter's cathedral city. Traditional thatched houses, two good pubs, including The King's Arms Inn, which dates back to the early 1600s, and a...

Prices from £294 per night

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50.756185, -3.385497

"Whimple Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional...

Prices from £172 per night

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50.709308, -3.611357

"Ash Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Exeter is city in south Devon with a cathedral, historic quayside with artisan shops and cafés, guided tours of the underground passages and bars, shops and restaurants. There are museums tracing the city’s history including 'The Tucker’s...

Prices from £452 per night

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50.680300, -3.462500

"Cottage in South Devon" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Set on a quiet, hidden road within the town of Topsham, within walking distance of the River Exe. Topsham has a lovely choice of local pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail for those keen to be a little more active...

Prices from £287 per night

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50.757985, -3.385821

"Broadclyst Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Ottery St Mary, known as "Ottery", is a town in the East Devon district of Devon, just 14 miles away from Exeter. The town is famous for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral...

Prices from £171 per night

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50.735000, -3.682100

"Cottage in Mid and East Devon" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. This delightful cottage, set within an idyllic location, is situated in the village of Tedburn St. Mary, with its local pub and shop. The property is the perfect bolthole, with beautifully restored original features. This beautiful part of...

Prices from £206 per night

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50.693997, -3.728095

"Dartmoor Retreat Lodge" is a 2 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Moretonhampstead, Devon, is a small town that sits near the northern tip of Dartmoor National Park and offers a wide variety of services and attractions to its residents and visitors. There is a large selection of stores available, as well as...

Prices from £108 per night

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50.706924, -3.598679

"Hazeldene Stables" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Nestled in the heart of the Devon countryside, within accessible reach of the Dartmoor National Park and bustling city of Exeter is the lovely village of Ide. Boasting winding lanes, thatched cottages and all the amenities needed for a...

Prices from £205 per night

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50.697900, -3.432900

"Barn in South Devon" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 guests in Devon. Set within 70 acres of land on a working arable farm, this property is surrounded by wonderful walks through the beautiful countryside. This is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby coastlines, which include the Jurassic Coast, Exmouth...

Prices from £343 per night

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50.754353, -3.780131

"Foxglove Lodge" is a 3 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Hittisleigh is a small, rural hamlet set in mid Devon, located a couple of miles north of the A30 between Exeter and Okehampton. The hamlet is home to the Parish Church of St Andrews, built in the early medieval time with many later historic...

Prices from £206 per night

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50.703213, -3.792958

"Old Chapel" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Drewsteignton sits high above the River Teign as it meanders through a spectacular steep wooded Teign Gorge. It is a chocolate box village with a cluster of ancient cob and thatched cottages surrounding a square, complete with ancient church.

Prices from £258 per night

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50.732726, -3.111490

"Lower Wadden Farmhouse and Annexe" is a 6 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 14 guests in Devon. Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast near Seaton. The shingle beach is very sheltered, backed by limestone cliffs and was once fertile smuggling territory, plus contraband was hidden in nearby caves, which are...

Prices from £517 per night

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50.730330, -3.539850

"Station Lodge close to City Centre with parking" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon.

Prices from £142 per night

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50.720220, -3.529370

"Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon.

Prices from £137 per night

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50.659630, -3.536860

"Exeter Court Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon.

Prices from £96 per night

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50.719760, -3.537120

"Holiday Inn Express - Exeter - City Centre, an IHG Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon.

Prices from £119 per night

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Cottages in Exeter

When it comes to picking your self-catering holiday accommodation in Exeter, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. With holiday homes for every kind of group and occasion, you’ll find the perfect spot for your needs. Whether you’re searching for a large holiday cottage with a hot tub big enough for all the gang or a cosy holiday rental in the heart of the countryside for a relaxed family getaway, there are plenty of places in Exeter. And with all the features, amenities and facilities imaginable, you’ll have everything for a comfortable, stress-free stay.

When it comes to activities, Exeter is brimming with things to do and see. From exploring the city’s magnificent cathedral to getting out on the water and exploring the town by canoe, you won’t be short of ideas. You can even venture beneath the streets and explore the subterranean passages crisscrossing the city’s underbelly. For those that fancy adventuring further afield, the surrounding area of South Devon abounds in natural beauty and sleepy little villages. Sound idyllic? Why not take a look at our full collection of Exeter cottages today?

Best things to do in Exeter

With so much to do and see in the charming city of Exeter, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you out, here are a few of our all-time favourite activities:

  • Exeter’s Underground Passages: Discover what lies beneath with a guided tour of the city’s medieval underground passages. The only city in the UK to have underground passages of this type, it’s an unmissable experience.
  • Exeter Cathedral: History lovers will adore a trip to Exeter Cathedral. Considered the finest example of Decorated Gothic architecture, the cathedral also boasts the longest span of medieval vaulting in the world.
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery: Discover the impressive and diverse collections at this fascinating museum and gallery, home to artefacts from zoology to fine art.
  • Exeter Quayside: One of the prettiest parts of the city, Exeter’s Quayside thrums with independent shops, cosy pubs, cool coffee houses and plenty of vibrant energy.
  • Topsham: Cycle to the pretty estuary port of Topsham (just a few miles from the city) and enjoy the scenic views and elegant 17th-century, Dutch-style merchant houses.

How to get to Exeter

If you’re travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to Exeter, so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 173 miles

Birmingham: 168 miles

Glasgow: 442 miles

Liverpool: 251 miles

Bristol: 79 miles

Manchester: 239 miles

Leeds: 280 miles

Edinburgh: 445 miles

Newcastle: 366 miles

More locations in Devon

When it comes to dreamy getaways, the beautiful county of Devon has plenty to offer. From sleepy seaside towns and pristine beaches to rolling countryside and welcoming local pubs, this is a region just made for a relaxing staycation.