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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Devon

Situated in the South West of England, close to other popular tourist destinations such as Cornwall, Devon has long been a favourite holiday spot and with such a huge choice of places to visit it is little wonder. The historic county, once known as Devonshire, has plenty of attractions, a thriving harbour industry and spectacular, unspoilt, natural sites with several areas that have been designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Well known for its rugged moorlands, pretty villages and quaint chocolate box cottages, Devon is a must–see holiday destination. Read more

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50.419013, -3.630446

The Hayloft is a holiday cottage where guests walk in and feel immediately at home. The 5-Star Gold cottage is close to the village of Stoke Gabriel, three miles from Totnes and a ten-minute drive from the beaches of the English Riviera. There is space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms so it is ideal for couples or friends who want a comfortable place to unwind. Nearby attractions include Paignton Zoo, Greenway House, the River Dart and wonderful walks through the countryside and along the coast. The cottage can be booked together with two other cottages to accommodate large groups of up to 14 people. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£513 to £1560
Short breaks from £326 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

50.855169, -4.034252

The Old Northcote Arms is a beautiful holiday cottage in a wonderful location. The 17th Century former pub is in Iddesleigh in Devon, strolling distance from the Duke of York pub and within easy reach of Dartmoor and the North Devon Coast. There is space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms, and the cottage is also dog-friendly. Guests can access beautiful walks and bike rides from the door, making this a wonderful holiday destination at any time of the year. 

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1950
Short breaks from £180 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.357000, -4.120030

You'll never want to leave this period waterfront boathouse, which dates from the 1700s and has a fantastic location beside Turnchapel Harbour. The gorgeous holiday cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits families or friends. There is lots of space indoors and outside, with huge decks and balcony’s make the most of the harbour views, and luxurious touches like underfloor heating and an open fireplace. There are lovely beaches within walking distance of the cottage, and a private pebble beach in front of the house just for you.. Plymouth and Dartmoor National Park are both within easy reach with a wealth of sights and attractions, and there are lots of opportunities to sail, paddle-board, kayak, walk and cycle. We know you'll love Drift Cottage.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £2750

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Wisteria Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 29th Oct 2021 for 7 nights, £737"Spacious cottage with log burner, walks from your door, quiet location yet within easy reach of the Jurassic coast."
50.855459, -3.151905

Sitting in a tranquil position amongst the beautiful Black Down Hills AONB, this pretty beamed holiday cottage affords lovely views which can be enjoyed from its hot tub. Wisteria Cottage enjoys superb facilities and a beautiful setting which makes it the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday in East Devon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£566 to £1800

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

Willow Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 6th Nov 2021 for 6 nights, £570"Couples cottage with own private hot tub. Rural location with stunning views. Countryside walks from your door and within easy access of the Jurassic coast. Short breaks available."
50.855459, -3.151905

Situated in a peaceful position in East Devon, Willow Cottage nestles amongst the glorious countryside of the Blackdown Hills, and is a romantic retreat which boasts its own private hot tub - simply relax and soak up the stunning scenery whilst you bubble your aches away.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £1700

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Jasmine Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 30th Oct 2021 for 7 nights, £506"Spacious cottage with log burner, walks from your door, quiet location yet within easy reach of the Jurassic coast."
50.855459, -3.151905

Nestling amidst the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills in East Devon, Jasmine Cottage is a great choice for those seeking a taste of country life with lovely walks and cycle rides on the doorstep.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £1000

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.881155, -3.710484

Hele Lane Cottage is a delightful thatched holiday home by the river in the depths of the beautiful countryside of Mid-Devon. An ideal base to explore this interesting and beautiful part of the South West with Dartmoor and Exmoor within easy driving distance and all the right ingredients to simply relax amongst nature.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £895
Short breaks from £80 per night

5  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Honeysuckle Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 5th Nov 2021 for 3 nights, £401"Couples cottage with own private hot tub and stunning views of the Otter Valley."
50.855459, -3.151905

Honeysuckle Cottage is located in an oasis of peace and tranquility within the beautiful Blackdown Hills in East Devon. A romantic holiday cottage that provides superb self-catering accommodation with its own private hot tub to help you truly unwind after you have been exploring, walking or cycling!

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1500
Short breaks from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.881155, -3.710484

A delightful barn conversion providing self catering accommodation in the depths of the beautiful rolling Mid-Devon countryside. An ideal base for exploring this interesting area or simply relaxing amongst nature and enjoying a taste of country life.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £895
Short breaks from £80 per night

6  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.914786, -4.177569

Tarka's Holt is one of five family-friendly holiday homes at Stowford Lodge in North Devon. Sleeping up to five guests, this delightful cabin sits opposite the children's play area and has excellent on-site facilities including a football field, woodland path, and indoor swimming pool. Just three miles from Great Torrington, this is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the area including Dartington Crystal, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Appledore, Clovelly, the Tarka Trail and the glorious beaches of Bude and Westward Ho! There is also an excellent pub for meals out under three miles away.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £880
Short breaks from £125 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.914786, -4.177569

If you want to explore North Devon with its many attractions and glorious coastline, Stowford Lodge is an excellent choice. Offering five family-friendly holiday cottages within six acres of grounds, the cottages are just three miles from Great Torrington and within driving distance of Bude and Westward Ho! for a day on the beach. Dartington Crystal, the Tarka Trail and RHS Garden Rosemoor are just a few of the other attractions for day trips out or stay put and relax amongst the grounds with plenty of space for children to play, a woodland path and indoor swimming pool.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.914786, -4.177569

A comfy home from Home, Tarquol Cottage sleeps four guests and is one of five welcoming holiday homes set within extensive grounds in North Devon just three miles from Great Torrington. With facilities such as a children's play area and field, woodland path and indoor swimming pool, there is plenty on-site to keep the little ones entertained and a host of attractions for day trips out including the lovely sandy beaches at Bude and Westward Ho!, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, the Tarka Trail for traffic free cycling and the pretty villages of Appledore and Clovelly.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.914786, -4.177569

Welcoming with home comforts, Halcyon Cottage is a popular choice for a family holiday with excellent on-site facilities including spacious grounds with play areas for the children, indoor swimming pool and resident pets. One of five holiday homes at Stowford Lodge, the cottage is an excellent base for exploring North Devon and its many attractions with the glorious beaches of Bude and Westward Ho! within driving distance, as well as Dartington Crystal, RHS Garden Rosemoor, the Tarka Trail and the pretty villages of Appledore and Clovelly to name just a few.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.914786, -4.177569

Stay in comfort in the heart of the North Devon countryside at Warren Cottage. This welcoming holiday home has been converted from a Victorian farm building and has lovely features like exposed beams and brick walls. Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms, Warren Cottage is perfect for families and nestles within six private acres which include a heated indoor swimming pool, children's play area, large flat playing field, and resident sheep, chickens and Dartmoor ponies. Warren Cottage is three miles from historic Great Torrington, and close to popular Devon beaches like Bude and Westward Ho! Cycle or walk the Tarka Trail, or admire pretty villages like Clovelly and Appledore. You will find it an extremely comfortable and convenient place to stay with plenty to keep the whole family occupied.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £830
Short breaks from £120 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.051310, -4.192779

This tastefully decorated waterfront holiday house located in Appledore in North Devon is perfect for family self-catering holidays by the sea. The Boathouse sleeps up to eight guests in four lovely bedrooms and also boasts a cinema room, outdoor terrace and gorgeous open plan living space. The quirky fishing village of Appledore is a delight in all seasons with its narrow winding streets, colouring fishing cottages and fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Spend your days at the beach, walking, cycling or visiting the numerous attractions on offer, or simply relax and recharge in a tranquil waterfront setting. 

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £2450

6+2  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.378917, -3.664431

Families love Maristow Cottage at Gitcombe Estate. The three-bedroom holiday cottage is light and spacious, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with a sofa-bed to accommodate an extra person if required. It's in the quiet village of Cornworthy on the edge of the Dart Valley and within easy reach of Totnes, Dartmouth, Dartmoor National Park, and beautiful Devon beaches like Blackpool Sands. On-site amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna and a steam room, an outdoor heated swimming pool with a terrace and sun loungers, an indoor games room and play area, a playground, an all-weather tennis court, and 14 acres of landscaped grounds.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1132 to £3953
Short breaks from £205 per night

6+1  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.378917, -3.664431

Enjoy the best of the South Hams, Dartmoor and the Devon coastline in this gorgeous self-catering holiday home. Burrator Cottage at Gitcombe Estate sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families. Facilities include indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, an all-weather tennis court, an indoor games room, a playground, and 14 acres of landscaped gardens. It's a few miles from Dartmouth and Totnes, 20 minutes from Blackpool Sands, and half an hour from Paignton and the English Riviera. Walking, cycling, sailing, surfing, swimming, fishing, golf, and horseriding are easily accessible all year round.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£954 to £3706
Short breaks from £286 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.378917, -3.664431

Haytor Cottage at Gitcombe Estate sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families, including those with young children. It's a light, fresh holiday cottage using the estate's indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 14 acres of landscaped grounds, indoor and outdoor play areas, and an all-weather sports court. Guests are close to Dartmouth, Totnes, Dartmoor and Devon's beautiful coastline and within easy reach of some of the area's favourite sights and attractions. It's a fantastic place for a holiday in any season, with stunning walks and bike rides from the door.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£912 to £3571
Short breaks from £273 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.378917, -3.664431

Meavy Cottage is a fantastic 4-Star self-catering holiday cottage near Totnes and Dartmouth and within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park and Devon's beautiful beaches. It's one of nine superb properties on the Gitcombe Estate, where there are 14 acres of landscaped grounds, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, an adventure playground, and an all-weather sports court. Meavy Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a single sofa-bed on a mezzanine level. It's perfect for families but is also welcoming for couples who appreciate the extra space. Bookings are available all year round.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1019 to £2653
Short breaks from £305 per night

4+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

51.120993, -4.021891

Rose Cottage is in a quiet location in rural Devon, 12 minutes from Barnstaple and within half an hour of beautiful beaches and Exmoor National Park. It's a charming holiday cottage with space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms (both with ensuite bathrooms) and a layout that suits families, couples and friends. The cottage is dog-friendly and benefits from gorgeous walks and bike rides easily accessible from the door. There's plenty to see and do in all seasons, from sunning yourself on Saunton Sands to climbing to the top of Dunkery Beacon, cycling the Tarka Trail and shopping in Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market. 

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1750
Short breaks from £78 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Devon Holiday Cottages

There are two national parks in Devon and these should be on everyone's list on things to see when they visit. The Dartmoor National Park offers something for everyone. Aside from the magnificent views Dartmoor provides, visitors can also explore the local wildlife; tourists can watch the Dartmoor ponies run wild or see if they recognise any of the scenes from movies such as The War Horse which was filmed in the area. Moreover, Dartmoor has many archaeological sites to visit, so it is a magnificent place for anyone who enjoys exploring or digging up history.

The breath-taking sites of Exmoor National Park have to be seen to be believed. This spectacular park, which spans more than 250 square miles, provides a unique combination of farmlands, rugged moorlands, valleys and so much more. While in Exmoor, why not take time to see the Landacre medieval bridge or the beautiful Exmoor ponies? There are plenty of attractions to visit for the whole family including many that are dog-friendly.

Exeter is at the very centre of Devon and its magnificent Cathedral attracts tourists from afar, as do the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills and the famous Jurassic coast, which has been named a World Heritage Site. The diverse coastline of Devon makes an ideal place for tourists that like their outdoor activities including water sports. There are miles of coastal paths to explore making Devon a perfect holiday destination for walkers and dog owners. From the pebble beaches of East Devon with pretty fishing villages such as Beer; to the golden sands of Ilfracombe and Croyde on the North coast and the much loved English Riviera and South Hams areas on the South coast, Devon has plenty to offer beach lovers. The vast, clear blue seas are great for surfing or sailing and Devon is also home to many shipwrecks, so if you enjoy diving, you'll find plenty of sites to explore under the Devon seas.