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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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50.396214, -3.510951

The beautiful English Riviera is the perfect holiday destination at any time of year thanks to its wonderful beaches and temperate climate. Facing the harbour at Brixham with fantastic views from the garden, living room and bedrooms, Kippy's Cottage is a charming 18th Century fisherman's cottage which sleeps seven people in three bedrooms. It is within walking distance of beaches, shops, cafes and pubs, with a layout that makes it as comfortable for couples as for families. Paignton, Torquay, Plymouth, Dartmouth and Dartmoor National Park are all only a short drive away.

Weekly price from
£380 to £1183
Sleeps 7

7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Apple Loft

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 24th Dec 2018 for 3 nights, £295Save £75"Just 2 of you still looking for a Christmas break? 3 nights over Christmas now £295 (additional nights available before and after)"
50.879210, -3.108121

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 can enjoy wonderful walks and fantastic views on the doorstep.

Weekly price from
£300 to £550
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.879210, -3.108121

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. Close to the Jurassic Coast and an abundance of attractions in Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Weekly price from
£300 to £525
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.879210, -3.108121

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 cottage and the Jurassic Coast is within easy reach. A great base for exploring the counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset with a wealth of attractions for day trips out.

Weekly price from
£350 to £875
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.879210, -3.108121

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.

Weekly price from
£350 to £975
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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 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 price from
£400 to £1225
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

51.008636, -4.070510

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.

Weekly price from
£1250 to £3150
Sleeps 12

12  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.620465, -3.409990

A few minutes walk from the golden sands of Exmouth beach, 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.

Weekly price from
£315 to £495
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.993197, -3.961458

Harebell offers lots of original character, beautifully wrapped in Five Star Gold luxury. Perfect for families, friends and also couples who like a little extra space around them, Harebell nestles amongst 27 acres of glorious Devon countryside and offers all the right ingredients for relaxing as well as exploring, with the fabulous beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! within easy reach. Barnstable with a good range of amenities is close by and The Rising Sun at Umberleigh for a meal out is just a mile away. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£610 to £1500
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

50.993197, -3.961458

Stable is the ideal getaway for families, and if you have more than one family then you can also book the barn next door! Set in 27 beautiful acres of Devon countryside and within easy reach of stunning beaches like Woolacombe, Croyde Bay and Westward Ho!, each of the two luxurious barn conversions comfortably accommodates up to six guests. The Rising Sun at Umberleigh is just over a mile away, while Barnstaple and the River Taw are a short drive or bike ride from the property. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the standard of accommodation is reassuringly high with everyone, including the canine members of the family, made to feel very welcome. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£745 to £1845
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

50.540529, -3.504823

Beach Hut 1 raises the bar on stylish seaside accommodation. The intelligent design elevates a simple shack to a superbly comfortable studio style apartment complete with galley kitchen and mezzanine bedroom. Perfect for couples but large enough for four thanks to a futon sofa bed, it is actually on the beachfront with nothing but a stone wall between you and the sand. Stroll to great pubs like The Ferry Boat, or take an actual ferry boat to Teignmouth where there are more pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. Staying at Beach Hut 1 will make your holiday to the beautiful English Riviera one you will never forget.

Weekly price
Please enquire with owner
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.547280, -3.492303

Beach Cottage enjoys a fantastic ocean-front location in Teignmouth just steps from the beach, promenade and pier. This lively seaside town has good public transport links so is perfect if you want to leave the car at home. With space for up to nine people in four bedrooms, it is the perfect place for families and friends who want somewhere relaxed and comfortable to stay while they explore the beautiful Devon coast and countryside.

Weekly price from
£893 to £1346
Sleeps 7+2

7+2  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Willows

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 22nd Dec 2018 for 4 nights, £600"Willows, sleeps 6 and 2 dogs welcome, reduced for Christmas week from £900. Flexible start dates."
50.309269, -3.687887

A beautifully presented Four Star dog-friendly holiday cottage ideally placed in a tranquil setting in the popular South Hams area of Devon, near to Slapton Village with its glorious beach. A great location for visiting the many attractions and beautiful beaches of South Devon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£650 to £1300
Sleeps 6

6  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.298417, -3.701062

A beautiful 18th Century barn conversion, Kingfisher Cottage provides a luxury retreat perfectly placed in the highly desirable South Hams area of Devon. Close to Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and award winning beaches, Kingfisher Cottage is a popular choice with families, friends and dog owners.

Weekly price from
£475 to £1325
Sleeps 6+1

6+1  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.861938, -3.626257

Brimbles nestles within the small hamlet of Poughill in the heart of picturesque Mid-Devon. Sleeping up to ten guests, this beautifully presented holiday home is spacious and just perfect for relaxing with friends and family or using as a base for discovering the many attractions of Devon. Excellent on-site facilities which include animals to see, an indoor heated swimming pool and play area for the children.

Weekly price from
£1215 to £2400
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.861938, -3.626257

Located in the small hamlet of Poughill and set in the heart of beautiful Mid-Devon, this character barn conversion has immense character and provides spacious accommodation for large groups of up to ten. Perfect for relaxing, using as a base to explore Devon or getting together with friends and family.

Weekly price from
£1140 to £1980
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.179439, -4.211508

Some properties say "beachfront" even when they are miles from the sand, but Sunnycliffe lives up to the description, being just across the road from Combesgate Beach, and only a short walk from Barricane Beach. As if that was not enough, Woolacombe Beach is around a 20-minute walk away, giving guests the best of the North Devon Heritage Coast to enjoy. Walk the South West Coast Path or cycle the Tarka Trail. There are museums, country houses and gardens to explore, and countless pubs, cafes and restaurants serving delicious food and drink. There is space for six guests to stay in three bedrooms, making Sunnycliffe perfect for families and friends.

Weekly price from
£617 to £1543
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.459493, -3.597291

Mill Cottage is one of three welcoming holiday homes at Old Mill Cottages in South Devon. Perfectly placed for enjoying the fabulous beaches and attractions of the English Riviera, Mill Cottage is a short walk into the village of Marldon with a pub and village shop; and a short drive from Paignton, Torquay and Brixham. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Devon countryside, with the coast close by for lazy days on the beach and wonderful walks.

Weekly price from
£281 to £1050
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.459493, -3.597291

Rose Cottage is a short walk from Marldon, where there is a village shop and a traditional pub, the popular Church House Inn. Surrounded by peaceful countryside, the cottage is three miles from the beaches of the English Riviera and the delightful distractions of Paignton, Torquay, Brixham, Abbey Sands and Goodrington Sands. Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away, and there is plenty to see and do whatever your age or interest. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, Rose Cottage is a very comfortable base for exploring Devon's coast and countryside.

Weekly price from
£281 to £1050
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.459493, -3.597291

Jasmine Cottage is just perfect for couples and small families who want to experience the beauty of the popular English Riviera on Devon's south coast. Perfectly placed just inland, you can relax away from the crowds whilst being just a short drive from gorgeous beaches and attractions like Paignton, Brixham and Torquay. Just a short stroll from Marldon village (with shop and traditional pub for a meal out), Jasmine Cottage offers the best of the coast and countryside.

Weekly price from
£281 to £965
Sleeps 3

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Discover Devon as a county

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.