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 a perfect self-catering base for families and friends.
Braunton Farmhouse is a fantastic holiday home surrounded by fields and close to the beaches of Devon. You can walk or cycle the two miles to Braunton's pubs, shops and cafes if you do not want to drive, and fantastic beaches like Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe are nearby. This part of North Devon is protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and with favourite attractions such as the Tarka Trail, South West Coast Path, Exmoor Zoo, Watermouth Castle and the Combe Martin Dinosaur and Wildlife Park only a short drive away, there is no shortage of fun to be had! Surrounded by fields and with space for ten guests in five bedrooms, you can easily imagine the Famous Five having adventures somewhere just like this dog-friendly farmhouse.
Perfect for families and friends, Duror Cottage is one of a collection of six holiday retreats located at Lower Aylescott, on the edge of the North Devon village of West Down. With extensive grounds (including a fishing lake) for relaxing during the summer months, a log burner for cosy winter breaks, good pub within walking distance and an abundance of attractions within easy reach (including the coast and Exmoor), this is a great self-catering base for enjoying everything Devon has to offer.
Sitting alongside the fishing lake, Lake View Cottage is a popular choice for a family holiday and sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms. Located at Lower Aylescott Farm on the edge of the North Devon village of West Down (with a very good pub serving food and a shop), the cottage is a great self-catering base for exploring the North Coast of Devon with its glorious beaches and the areas many attractions. Guests can enjoy plenty of space inside and out for relaxing, a log burner for winter breaks, on-site fishing and lovely walks with Exmoor National Park within easy reach.
Perfect for a family holiday and also couples, Smithy Cottage is one of six family-friendly holiday homes sitting amongst North Devon Countryside on the edge of West Down village and within easy driving distance of the coast and the areas many attractions. Spend your days walking in the surrounding countryside, relaxing on one of the gorgeous sandy beaches or getting out and about exploring. On-site fishing, plenty of space for children to play and a great pub serving food in the village.
Enjoying a countryside position and with plenty of space for children to play and adults relax, Lower Aylescott is home to six family-friendly holiday homes surrounded by North Devon countryside within easy driving distance of the coast. Enjoy on-site fishing, lovely countryside walks from the front door or jump in the car and head for the popular beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton. There is an excellent pub in the village as well as a shop for provisions.
Blare Cottage is one of six well presented holiday retreats nestling amongst North Devon countryside on the edge of West Down village with a good local pub, shop for forgotten conveniences and an abundance of attractions close by. The glorious beaches of Devon's stunning north coast are just a car ride away with Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton providing lovely days out by the sea. On-site facilities include fishing lakes and plenty of space for children to play.
An excellent choice for families, Braefoot Cottage is one of a collection of holiday homes sitting on the outskirts of the vibrant North Devon village of West Down. The village has a good local pub for meals out, village shop for provisions, and is within easy driving distance of the award winning North Devon coast beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. Plenty of space on-site for children to play as well as fishing lakes.
Perfectly placed, this modern beautifully presented coastal retreat affords an idyllic position just a short walk from Croyde's golden Blue Flag beach and the village eateries and shops. This is a perfect location for water lovers with some of the country's finest surfing on the doorstep as well as kayaking, coasteering, miles of coastal walks, pony trekking and also excellent golf nearby.
With lots of extra special touches, The Garden Cottage is a wonderful bolt-hole for two available to rent for holidays from early spring through to November. A beautiful scenic countryside setting and convenient location make this an ideal retreat for exploring the many attractions of Devon (including the coast!), Somerset and even Cornwall.
Beautifully presented, this stylish barn conversion provides contemporary holiday accommodation and sits on the edge of the Exmoor National Park in the village of Goodleigh. Within easy reach of Barnstaple, Devon's stunning coastline and the areas many attractions.
A fantastic stylish barn conversion in a quiet backwater of the Devonshire village of Braunton on the North Devon coastline. Fantastic beaches within a five minute drive and a good choice of pubs and restaurants within walking distance, along with plenty of attractions within easy reach.
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.
A delightful quaint holiday cottage providing a peaceful retreat amongst beautiful rolling countryside just fifteen minutes from Bideford and ten minutes from North Devon's glorious beaches. Perfect for a relaxing holiday and an excellent self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of the area. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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.
Steeped in history, this delightful large holiday home overlooks the Devon coastline and is ideally placed just one mile from the Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe and three miles from the golden sands of Woolacombe Blue Flag beach. Ideal for those looking for a coastal or country retreat and a great base for enjoying everything North Devon has to offer including an abundance of attractions and Exmoor National Park (within driving distance).
Packed full of character, this delightful holiday cottage is just one mile from the Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe in Devon and offers the perfect mix of coastal and country charm. A tranquil setting with extensive grounds to relax and unwind, close to an abundance of attractions including the glorious Blue Flag beach of Woolacombe (just three miles away).
Full of country charm, this gorgeous self-catering farmhouse oozes character and is perfectly placed just a mile from the coastal Devonshire town of Ilfracombe. Available for the peak eight summer weeks only, you can enjoy a taste of country life by the sea with stunning beaches and an abundance of attractions nearby as well as wonderful walks.
Beautifully presented, this spacious stylish holiday retreat offers the opportunity of experiencing a taste of county life on an estate in the heart of North Devon's 'Tarka' countryside. Superb views and excellent facilities available from the nearby hotel make Stable Cottage in Devon a welcoming holiday home all year round and a great self-catering base for exploring the areas many attractions. A private hot tub will be available for holidays taken from April 2022.
A spacious family-friendly self-catering holiday home sitting in the village of Chittlehamholt in the heart of North Devon's rolling 'Tarka' countryside on a country estate. With a fantastic outlook and wonderful views, Fairways East is a great rural retreat for family gatherings and friends reunions. A private hot tub will be available for holidays taken from April 2022.
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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.