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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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50.348010, -3.572688

You won't forget your stay at Morocco House. This stylish house has accommodation over four floors and has uninterrupted views of the River Dart from both the house and the garden. It's in the pretty village of Kingswear in the South Hams region of Devon, a short walk from the ferry to Dartmouth, train station, shops and local pub. The house has two bedrooms plus a double sofa bed and can sleep up to six people, with every room beautifully furnished to ensure a comfortable stay.

Weekly guide price:
£910 to £1610

2-6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.906288, -3.705124

The high standard of accommodation at Two Moors Way Holiday Cottages is just one of the many reasons guests fall in love with the place during their stay. The Old Tractor Shed is one of two completely private and self-contained holiday homes that sit around a mile from the mid-Devon village of Witheridge, on a former farm where the owners are working to restore the land by planting trees and wildflower meadows. You can walk to the village pub, shops and cafes from the cottage, which sleeps up to four people in one gorgeous bedroom and on a double sofa-bed. The views are amazing, as are the extras like a private outdoor hot tub and a stargazing kit. Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, and beautiful beaches like Croyde and Saunton Sands, are within easy reach. The cottages are ideal for couples or small families. 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £1250
Short breaks from £75 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.352411, -3.580522

Briny Cottage sits right in the heart of Dartmouth's historic harbour side town within the picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Step out of the front door of the holiday cottage and wander to the shops, beach, galleries and abundance of cafes, pubs and restaurants. An excellent base for exploring the areas many attractions and perfect for couples (one or two) and family holidays.

Weekly guide price:
£289 to £1189
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Wisteria Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 18th Oct 2021 for 7 nights, £881"Comfortable cottage with log burner in the lounge and the sole use of hot tub. Shared games room. Dog friendly with walks from your door. Short breaks available"
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, 30th Oct 2021 for 7 nights, £671"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:Mon, 18th Oct 2021 for 7 nights, £636"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

Honeysuckle Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 5th Nov 2021 for 3 nights, £411"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

50.855169, -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

Bryher

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 18th Oct 2021 for 4 nights, £450"5 nights £500. Coastal walks, local pubs and cream teas."
50.725323, -3.066232

Just one mile from the popular seaside town of Seaton and ten minutes in the car from Lyme Regis in one direction and Sidmouth in the other, this comfortable self-catering holiday cottage with fabulous views offers the perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and beaches of East Devon and West Dorset. Spend your days exploring the coastal path, fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast, relaxing by the sea or discovering Devon's many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1900

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

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

51.090095, -4.001035

Modern comforts meet rural charm in this lovely holiday cottage in the North Devon village of Goodleigh. Goodleigh Cottage sleeps six people in three beautifully decorated bedrooms and features an upstairs open-plan living area with a vaulted ceiling and stunning countryside views. It's only ten minutes from Barnstaple and within easy reach of beautiful beaches and Exmoor National Park. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom holiday home sleeps up to six people and is ideal for families, extended families, and friends. Bookings are available all year round, with guests able to enjoy fantastic walks and bike rides from the door. 

Weekly guide price:
£540 to £1669
Short breaks from £77 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.095777, -4.044137

Just a stone's throw from Exmoor National Park and long sandy beaches, Courtyard Cottage is set in gorgeous North Devon countryside on the outskirts of the market town of Barnstaple. Perfect for walking, cycling or surfing holidays, or simply enjoying some time out in a beautiful setting, this tastefully decorated holiday cottage is an ideal self-catering getaway for couples or small families. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms with a wood burning stove and underfloor heating it is cosy all year round.   

Weekly guide price:
£978 to £1500
Short breaks from £112 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.119203, -4.167080

A charming period self-catering property located in the popular village of Braunton in North Devon. Located on an original farmer's estate, Diana's Cottage sits in a beautiful rural setting, yet is walking distance to the village shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a choice of fantastic beaches on your doorstep, or head inland to explore the wild beauty of Exmoor. Sleeping up to five guests in two bedrooms this pretty holiday cottage is perfect for families or couples looking for a seaside break at any time of the year. 

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1290
Short breaks from £200 per night

5  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.044394, -4.223862

Seaglass is a modern holiday home on a quiet holiday park in Westward Ho! The two-bedroom, two-bathroom property sleeps four people and is dog and child-friendly, making it ideal for couples or families who love the quiet location that's conveniently close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Seaglass is within walking distance of the sand, rock pools and sea pool that make Westward Ho! such a favourite holiday destination for so many. Golf, surfing, swimming and walking along the South West Coast Path are all accessible from the property, with nearby attractions including The Big Sheep, Barnstaple pannier market, and the Tarka Trail. 

Weekly guide price:
£506 to £1024
Short breaks from £126 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.800501, -3.894161

Clovehayes is a spacious holiday home close to Dartmoor and within walking distance of the centre of North Tawton's shops, pubs and other amenities. It's perfect for a holiday with family or friends, as it sleeps six people in three bedrooms with lots of luxurious extras like Emperor sized beds, underfloor heating, and high thread-count bed linen. There are footpaths, cycling routes, fishing lakes and golf courses nearby, and favourite attractions that include Castle Drogo, Powderham Castle, RHS Rosemoor, and Dartington Crystal.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1050 to £1750
Short breaks from £172 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

51.055038, -4.180697

This ground floor self-catering apartment is perfect for families as it sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and has a garden. Lower Instow Cottage is in a prime position across the road from Instow Beach and within walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Westward Ho! and the South West Coast Path are only a few miles away, and Exmoor National Park is also within easy reach with more scope for walking, mountain biking and horse riding. There are golf courses, gardens, historic buildings and adventure parks within a small radius of Lower Instow Beach Cottage, making it a wonderful choice for a holiday in every season. 

Weekly guide price:
£492 to £1108
Short breaks from £123 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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.