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.
With its peaceful location by the 'triangle' in the heart of the picturesque village of Tawstock, quiet garden and ample room to sleep six to eight people in three bedrooms, Triangle Cottage is a much loved holiday retreat for families, friends or couples. Barnstaple is around a mile and a half away, while the Tarka Trail is only two miles, giving you plenty of attractions, easy access to fantastic beaches, lovely walks and all the right ingredients to simply relax and unwind in this beautiful corner of North Devon.
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.
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.
With log burner, whirlpool bath and four poster bed, this 4 Star holiday cottage is ideal for couples wanting a romantic break or family holiday. The Linhay is located in South Devon, between Salcombe and Dartmouth and under a mile from the village pub and beach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Old Coach House is a beautiful holiday apartment on the Sheplegh Court estate in the South Hams region of Devon. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and suits couples, families and friends. The estate has 22 acres of gardens, woodland and grounds that include a heated outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool and sauna, and an all-weather tennis court. Guests have full use of all of these amenities as well as their own private courtyard garden. Award-winning beaches and Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach alongside favourite places like Salcombe, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Bookings are available all year round.
Clanaborough is a quintessential thatched cottage in Devon and a fantastic place to stay. The cottage is so comfortable and conveniently located to explore Devon's beautiful beaches and countryside that the owners enjoy regular repeat bookings from families who have been visiting for years - sometimes generations! Lovely countryside walks lead from the front gate, and the coast is just four miles away at Bigbury-on-Sea. Dartmoor National Park is close, as are Kingsbridge, Modbury, Salcombe, Totnes and Plymouth. With space for up to six people in three bedrooms and loads of unique and original features, Clanaborough is excellent for families and friends. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
Fantastic family-friendly holiday home 500 metres from South Milton Sands Beach and within walking distance of a nature reserve, golf course and pub. Primrose Cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with the potential to accommodate two extra children on bunk beds. It has glorious views over the valley to the sea and lovely walks and bike rides from the door. Salcombe, Dartmouth, Exeter, Plymouth and the Dartmoor National Park are all within easy reach for fun days. The cottage is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round.
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.
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.
Stylish throughout, this well presented self-catering apartment is a super choice for couples who want to relax and unwind in a peaceful setting amongst the beauty of the Blackdown Hills. Within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast, guests staying at Apple Loft can enjoy wonderful walks and fantastic views on the doorstep.
Nestling amongst the gloriously scenic Blackdown Hills are two welcoming holiday homes providing an ideal self-catering base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Devon. Sitting amongst seventeen acres of rolling East Devon countryside, close to the Devon village of Upottery and within easy reach of Honiton, guests have all the right ingredients to relax and unwind when on holiday at Sunrise Cottage.
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
Combe Martin boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Devon, with a dramatic coastline and a location on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. This spacious holiday cottage is within walking distance of the beach, pubs, shops and cafes, and within easy reach of some of the area's favourite sights and attractions. It sleeps up to six people in three comfortable bedrooms, with an open-plan living space and a private patio and garden. Seaweed is ideal for families and friends who love walking, cycling, and spending time at the seaside.
Sitting on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, this beautifully presented holiday cottage is an ideal choice for anyone wanting to explore the North Devon Coastline and its stunning sandy beaches with Combe Martin, Croyde and Woolacombe (amongst others) within easy reach.
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.
On the Somerset/Devon Borders, this self-catering holiday cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the many attractions that these two counties have to offer. Adjoining a nature reserve and with a hot tub, this is the ideal place to relax. Located on the edge of Langford Budville, guests can enjoy lovely views over the Blackdown Hills with walking and cycle rides from the front door.
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.
Oyster Cove is an ideal coastal retreat in the heart of the popular North Devon village of Croyde. Just a short stroll from the village with shops and pubs for a meal out and the sand dunes of the surfing beach, this large holiday home is perfect for a family holiday by the sea.
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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.