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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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50.695578, -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

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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

50.598966, -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

50.706900, -3.598700

"Cottage in South Devon" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon. Three Hares Carriage is set in 16 acres of natural rural countryside on the edge of the Haldon Hills, gateway to the Teign Valley and Dartmoor, perfectly situated there is much to see and do with the stunning cathedral city of Exeter just a 3...

Prices from £163 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 £266 per night

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50.659527, -3.664396

"Engine House" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Bridford is located in Devon on the border of Dartmoor, in the Teign Valley. It is a small village containing local amenities such as a village shop and a pub, and several other local businesses available. There are lots of walks to go on to be...

Prices from £164 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 £131 per night

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50.810944, -3.507298

"The Lodge" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. The ancient village of Silverton rests in the centre of Devon, between Tiverton and Exeter. Silverton is a great base for any break in this part of Devon, providing guests with a fantastic pub, The Lamb Inn, and a convenience store. Close to...

Prices from £186 per night

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50.718416, -3.832793

"Little Torr" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 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 shop, ancient...

Prices from £140 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 £266 per night

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50.744869, -3.795649

"The Acorn Barn" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 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 times with many later historic...

Prices from £120 per night

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50.612227, -3.518332

"Jasmine at Magnolia Lake" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon. Dawlish is a traditional seaside town resting in the beautiful county of Devon, with a stunning, golden sandy beach on its doorstep. Providing a fantastic holiday location, Dawlish has all you need for a self-catered stay, from local shops,...

Prices from £114 per night

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50.679611, -3.554873

"Kingfisher 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 balcony Large corner sofa seating four, 52” Flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player and a log burning stoveKitchenOpen...

Prices from £248 per night

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50.771085, -3.507335

"Cottage in Mid and East Devon" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. A stunningly detailed interior will charm you as you enter this mid terrace cottage, situated in the small village of Stoke Cannon. There is a nearby pub and shop less than 100 metres away, and slightly further afield is the cathedral city of...

Prices from £130 per night

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50.712875, -3.617182

"Cottage in Mid and East Devon" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon. A truly idyllic rural retreat, situated on the owner's working farm and surrounded by picturesque countryside walks. Just 4 miles away is Exeter's stunning cathedral and university as well as shops, restaurants and bars. Head towards the south...

Prices from £129 per night

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50.612227, -3.518332

"Hayloft at Magnolia Lake" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Enjoying a lovely position on the south coast of Devon is the bustling town of Dawlish. Home to a lovely selection of shops for food and essentials, as well as local businesses, pubs and restaurants, Dawlish has all you need for a self-catered...

Prices from £127 per night

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50.736500, -3.720300

"Cottage in Mid and East Devon" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. 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 guided tour. Dartmoor is also within easy reach of the property, as...

Prices from £119 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 £133 per night

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50.717180, -3.363880

"Olive Tree Cottage" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 guests in Devon. West Hill is a charming woodland village, home to a convenience store and local pizza van, located in a quiet corner of East Devon. Take a short drive or a train journey into Exeter to be spoilt for choice with shops, bars and eateries, as well...

Prices from £213 per night

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50.612227, -3.518332

"The Blue House at Magnolia Lake" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 guests in Devon. Dawlish is a welcoming seaside resort resting on the southern coast of Devon, in easy reach of many countryside and coastal attractions. The town is home to a good selection of amenities including shops, restaurants and cafés catering to all...

Prices from £132 per night

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50.738878, -3.689210

"Springfields Bungalow" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 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 £191 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 £150 per night

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50.745800, -3.473500

"House in Mid and East Devon" is a 4 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 8 guests in Devon. Impressive and beautifully presented detached family house sat in an elevated position with fabulous views over Exeter, Dartmoor and The Blackdown Hills. Just a short drive will bring you into Exeter city centre where you will find an abundance...

Prices from £369 per night

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50.666225, -3.493761

"Crablake Farmhouse" is a 6 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 12 guests in Devon. Exminster is a lovely, rural community in Devon, nestled between Powderham and Exeter. The 14th-century red sandstone church, walks along the river Exe, rspb Exminster and Powderham Marshes, and Powderham Castle, a 14th-century castle rich with...

Prices from £357 per night

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50.612227, -3.518332

"Swallows Nest at Magnolia Lake" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Dawlish is a lovely seaside town resting on the southern coast of Devon. Offering a range of wonderful amenities including a variety of shops, restaurants, cafés, and a cinema, it has all you could need and more for a self-catered stay. Visit...

Prices from £155 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 £205 per night

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50.614190, -3.450841

"Tideways" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Starcross is a village on the shores of the Exe Estuary in Devon. The village comes with a small selection of pubs, restaurants and supermarkets for all of your amenities. Take a boat trip across to Exmouth and join the Exe Estuary cycle trail...

Prices from £239 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.