A few minutes walk from the golden sands of Exmouth beach (with Blue Flag status), Sunnydeck is a fresh, modern ground floor apartment sleeping two guests in one spacious bedroom. Exmouth is a fantastic choice for a Devon holiday with the beach, estuary, nature reserves and excellent walks like the Jurassic Coast Footpath all on your doorstep. There are endless opportunities for walking, swimming, sailing and cycling, and with good public transport links nearby you don't need a car to enjoy it all. Guests love that there are great bars and eateries nearby. Stop by The Grapevine for a lazy lunchtime drink, or treat yourself to a meal at The Point with great waterfront views and even better steaks. Exeter, Sidmouth, Dawlish and Budleigh Salterton are just a few of the choices for a fun day out, making Sunnydeck a popular choice for couples who want to see and do it all.
Lower Carlane Court is a fresh ground floor holiday home sleeping four people in two bedrooms with two more on a comfortable sofa bed. It's well-equipped and suits families and couples, including those who want to bring their dogs. Slapton's two pubs and village shop are a two-minute walk from the door, while the walk to Slapton Sands via Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is only around 20 minutes. Dartmouth and Sidmouth are both within easy reach, as are the beaches and attractions of the English Riviera. Lower Carlane Court is one of three fantastic self-catering holiday cottages at Carlane Court. They can be booked together to accommodate extended families and friends.
The Stables sleeps six people in three bedrooms with space for two more on a comfortable sofa bed. It's an ideal holiday home for a family getaway to Devon, being only a mile from Slapton Sands and even closer to Slapton Ley lake and nature reserve. The cottage is one of four lovely self-catering cottages at Carlane Court in Slapton village, a few minutes from a village shop and two friendly pubs. Dartmouth, Sidmouth and Dartmoor National Park are all within easy reach, as is the South West Coast Path and the beaches and attractions of the English Riviera. The Stables is available for bookings all year round.
Upper Carlane is a gorgeous family holiday home in Slapton, a two-minute stroll from two pubs and the village shop, and a relaxed 20-minute walk from Slapton Sands. It sleeps seven people in three bedrooms with a double sofa bed that increases accommodation to nine people. Guests enjoy a beautiful open plan living area with a central fireplace between the seating and the dining room. Slapton is part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within easy reach of the English Riviera and Dartmoor National Park. Upper Carlane is part of Carlane Court and available for bookings all year round.
Nestling amidst the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills in East Devon, Jasmine Cottage is a great self-catering choice for those seeking a taste of country life with lovely walks and cycle rides on the doorstep.
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.
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!
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
Enjoy the best of the coast and the countryside in this lovely bungalow. Lansdowne Park is situated on a quiet street in the lively market town of Totnes (just 10 minutes walk from the town centre!), offering visitors a comfortable and convenient base for exploring Dartmoor National Park, South Hams beaches and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There is ample opportunity for walking, cycling, sailing, surfing and a wealth of other sports, as well as sightseeing and places to eat, drink and shop. The bungalow offers comfortable self-catering accommodation all on one level and is perfect for couples.
A delightful wisteria clad dog-friendly holiday cottage sitting in the picturesque coastal village of Branscombe, East Devon and just a short stroll from the lovely beach, popular Masons Arm Inn and coastal footpath with miles of stunning seascape to enjoy. Sandwiched between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis with Beer close by (walkable around the coast), you can enjoy an abundance of attractions for day trips out and lazy days on the beach. All the right ingredients for a family holiday by the sea.
The Bull House is a delightful 4 Star holiday cottage that accepts up to two dogs ideally located in an AONB in South Devon between the popular yachting towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. Under a mile from Beesands village with its lovely dog-friendly beach and very good pub. Miles of coastal and country footpaths to explore and plenty of attractions for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A spacious luxurious large holiday home sitting on a private estate in the very heart of the beautiful rolling countryside of North Devon. Located near to Barnstaple and within easy driving distance of the coast, this is a superb retreat for large groups of friends and family who want to spend time together or celebrate a special occasion.
Treat yourself and the kids to a proper Famous Five style holiday at Old Post Cottage. Tucked behind the village square on a quiet lane in Mortehoe, the cottage is within walking distance of pubs, cafes, Rockham Beach and the South West Coast Path, and only a mile from Woolacombe. Exmoor National Park is also within easy reach, as are Ilfracombe, Croyde and Barnstaple. There is space for four people to stay in two bedrooms, making it ideal for couples, families or friends who want a proper seaside holiday in a comfortable, character cottage.
This fantastic self-catering Devon holiday cottage is on the edge of Dartmoor and within easy reach of beautiful beaches and coastal footpaths. Hollyberrynook is a newly built property where individuals or couples can stay to enjoy gorgeous views, memorable walks, miles of cycling routes, fantastic food and lots of lovely rest that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. It's in the charming village of Rattery, a five-minute stroll from the 11th Century village pub with a private sunny garden and lots of space. Bookings are available between March and October.
Space, luxury and incredible views await lucky visitors to West Soar, which combines the convenience of a hotel with the privacy of self-catering. This 5-star holiday home boasts incredible ocean views and is only a short walk away from the sandy shore of Soar Mill Cove, within easy reach of Salcombe and Dartmouth. The house is next to the Soar Mill Cove Hotel and guests have free use of the hotel's leisure facilities, including a tennis court and indoor swimming pool. They also enjoy discounted rates at the hotel's spa and highly rated restaurant and the option of room service. There is space for up to ten people in five bedrooms, and the potential to accommodate up to twenty two when booked together with the hotel's Ocean View Villas. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Stay in a traditional Devon longhouse on a family-run farm close to Exmoor at The Cyder Barn. It's a charming mix of original features, like the stone inglenook fireplace and wonky oak beams, with modern comforts that will make your stay relaxed and enjoyable. The cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is child and dog-friendly. There are beautiful footpaths and cycling trails from the door and you are within easy reach of the coast. The self-catering Devon cottage is close to Tiverton, with tranquil views.
Weathervane Cottage is a single storey self-catering holiday cottage with exposed beams and a wood burning stove. Relax and unwind on the patio overlooking the surrounding peaceful countryside of the Blackdown Hills. Excellent local walking, plenty of attractions to visit in Devon, Dorset and also Somerset, and lovely beaches on the Jurassic Coast close by.
This quiet holiday cottage is part of the owner's estate, with space for three people to sleep in two bedrooms. Little Yeo is within easy reach of Westward Ho! and just over two miles from the South West Coast Path. It is welcoming and comfortable, with a large garden and a lovely sitting room with a log burner. It's ideal for a relaxing break in any season and the layout suits couples, solo travellers or small families. Clovelly, Barnstaple, Exmoor National Park, Arlington Court and RHS Rosemoor are just a few of many choices for days out.
Beautifully presented with exposed beams and wood burning stove, this delightful holiday cottage affords fantastic views over the surrounding Blackdown Hills. There are excellent country walks directly from the front door of Meadow Cottage and the Jurassic Coast is within easy reach. A great self-catering base for exploring the counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset with a wealth of attractions for day trips out.
Exposed beams and a wood burning stove add to the charm of this self-catering holiday cottage – perfect for a romantic retreat. Located in peaceful unspoilt countryside with glorious views of the surrounding Blackdown Hills, Garden Cottage is close to the Jurassic Coast and an abundance of attractions in Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
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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.