Go off-grid in this comfortable Shepherds Hut in the Blackdown Hills AONB. It's the perfect escape for couples or individuals, including those with dogs. Beautiful views, fantastic walks and bike rides from the door, and plenty of peace and privacy await you at Tiphayes, a former dairy farm near Upottery and Honister in Devon. Accommodation may be pared down, but it's still wonderfully comfortable with an efficient log burner and insulation for winter and a newly-constructed bathroom cabin with a shower and WC. Spend days exploring the Blackdown Hills, Exmoor, Dartmoor and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast, and quiet nights stargazing by the fire pit.
Who doesn't love a holiday by the coast? Catboat Cottage is a gorgeous 200-year-old holiday home metres from the beach and South West Coast Path and a short stroll from pubs, cafes and shops. The former fisherman's cottage is on one of the oldest streets in Appledore. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and has loads of family-friendly touches that make it especially popular with parents and kids. It is ideal for a relaxed holiday in North Devon, where local attractions include The Big Sheep and RHS Rosemoor and spectacular beaches, rolling countryside, and miles of footpaths and cycling routes.
Rowan Cottage ticks every box for your self-catering holiday home in Croyde. It's in a quiet location, just a five-minute walk from the beach and convenient for shops, cafes and bars. There is space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms, so it's perfect for couples or families. Hugely valuable, especially if you're on holiday in Croyde in summer, there is off-street parking for two cars, a garden, and a shed to store surfboards and other sports equipment. Saunton Sands and Woolacombe are a scenic walk via the South West Coast Path, and you're also close to Exmoor and popular attractions.
The Admiral's Suite is a beautifully renovated holiday home in a Grade-II listed apartment in the Devon market town of Shaldon. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is a short stroll from the beach, cafes, pubs, and shops. It's ideal for families or couples who want a self-catering holiday in Devon in any season. The location is wonderfully convenient for exploring the stunning beaches of the English Riviera and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the Teignmouth Valley.
Made just for couples, Old Chapel is a short stroll from the centre of Shaldon village and beach. It sleeps two guests with a mezzanine bedroom and benefits from parking - a real bonus in Shaldon in the summer. Stylish and modern, Old Chapel is presented to a high standard throughout. The best attractions of the English Riviera, Dartmoor National Park and Devon coastline are all an easy drive away or, if you take the ferry to Teignmouth, by train. Old Chapel is exceptionally comfortable, and conveniently located in one of the most charming coastal villages in Devon.
You can't help but relax in the tranquil setting of Crownwheel Cottage. The period stone and timber barn has been converted into a beautiful holiday home beside a mill leat with six acres of shared ground that include bluebell woods, a waterfall and a riverside lawn. The cottage is ideal for families or friends, sleeping six guests in three bedrooms with the potential for two more in folding beds or travel cots. Slapton village is three miles away, while Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Totnes are also within easy reach. Combine lazy days on the beach with gorgeous walks and bike rides through the countryside and around the coast, and fun days shopping, eating and sightseeing in picturesque towns and villages. Holiday bookings are available all year round.
Strand Cottage is everything you could wish for in a coastal holiday retreat. With views over the waters from the living area, this delightful self-catering rental is just a short stroll from the beach and good pubs for a meal out. A great choice for those looking to relax by the sea or get out and about exploring Devon's many attractions with the English Riviera and Dartmoor National Park a short drive away.
Shaldon is an excellent village for a seaside self-catering holiday in Devon, especially when you stay somewhere as welcoming as Sea Dream Cottage. The three-bedroom holiday home is moments from the beach, cafes, pubs and shops, and has a private courtyard garden. It sleeps six people and has an ideal layout for families, including those with dogs. There is so much to do, from building sandcastles on the beach to tearing around Dartmoor on a mountain bike, strolling along the promenade in Teignmouth, or enjoying top attractions like Paignton Zoo and the English Riviera Wheel.
This spacious, welcoming dog-friendly holiday house is close to the centre of Shaldon, within walking distance of the River Teign, shops, cafes and pubs. It comfortably sleeps up to seven people in four bedrooms and is ideal for families or friends who want to be close to the action without sacrificing peace and privacy. Catch the ferry to Teignmouth, explore the English Riviera, and make the most of being close to Dartmoor National Park with day trips full of sightseeing and fun activities.
Frog Cottage is a traditional cob-and-thatch property in the pretty hamlet of Combeinteignhead. Sleeping five people in three bedrooms, the holiday cottage is peaceful and rural yet only a mile from Newton Abbot and the River Teign and three miles from the coast and beaches like Ness Cove. You are only a stone's throw from the village pub, though with so many beautiful footpaths and cycling routes around, you'll be happy to go further afield to have an excuse to work up a thirst. It's a wonderful choice for a family self-catering holiday.
Accommodating large groups of up to 40 guests, Bickleigh Castle is a great choice if you are looking for a more intimate wedding, conference or staycation with your family and friends. Comprising of the Norman Castle, Saxon Chapel and cottages this fabulous venue stands in extensive grounds with the River Exe running through, nestling in the Exe Valley within a leafy unspoilt part of Mid-Devon's glorious rolling hills.
Weavers Cottage is perfect for families (or couples) and is located at Muddlebridge House within large grounds close to both Barnstaple and Instow in Devon. There are an abundance of attractions and glorious beaches a short drive away, along with miles of coastal footpath for walkers to explore, The Tarka Trail for cyclists and plenty of sand for those who prefer to simply relax. Excellent on-site facilities include an indoor pool, games rooms, play areas and a sauna.
The Tallet offers the perfect combination of coast and countryside sitting on the edge of Exmoor and within easy reach of Devon's finest beaches. Nestling amongst 60-acres of tranquility where you will see deer and buzzards up above, this fabulous detached and secluded holiday home is just perfect for those looking for something extra special from a holiday. With plenty of space for seven guests, highlights include a large balcony off the master suite (or approached via an external staircase from the ground) for relaxing in the sunshine, outdoor table tennis, fabulous views and an incredibly social living space. It is so good, you may find it hard to tear yourself away and explore the many attractions of Devon on the doorstep.
A choice of comfy welcoming holiday cottages nestling amongst rolling Devonshire countryside five miles from Barnstaple with excellent on-site facilities including an indoor and toddler pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and tennis court. Perfect for a family holiday and within driving distance of Exmoor and the coast.
With 'upside down' accommodation, Rowan welcomes families and dog owners and is a comfy holiday retreat ideally placed amidst peaceful rolling Devonshire countryside. Five miles from Barnstaple and within easy driving distance of the coast and Exmoor National Park. Superb on-site facilities with indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and even a tennis court.
With a four poster bed, Ivy Cottage is a welcoming 'bolt-hole' for two set amidst the glorious rolling countryside of Devon near Barnstaple. Affording fabulous views, there are great on-site facilities to ensure your break is relaxing (pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis court) and plenty of nearby attractions including Exmoor and the coast within easy driving distance.
Welcoming families, couples and dogs, this comfy cottage provides an ideal self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of Devon (including Exmoor and the coast within driving distance). Excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and tennis court.
Inglenook is a gorgeous period cottage with loads of original features and a convenient yet quiet location in the popular market town of Crediton. The market, shops and fantastic pubs like the Three Little Pigs are all within walking distance, while Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are within easy reach. Exeter, Exmouth and Barnstaple are just a few choices for a fun day out, and because the cottage is within walking distance of a mainline train station and a bus stop, guests do not need a car to explore. The one-bedroom property is perfect for couples and solo travellers who want to be close to some of Devon's favourite attractions.
Let the stresses and strains of everyday life fade away as you immerse yourself in the laid back Devon life style. With Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep you can enjoy fabulous peaceful walks and plenty of relaxation with a private garden a riot of colour in the warmer months. Spend your days walking and exploring in the very heart of a county rich in stunning landscapes and incredible scenery then relax at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the sun set.
Enjoy the warmth of more than 200-years of hospitality in this charming Dartmoor cob and thatch holiday cottage. Primrose Cottage is in the pretty village of Drewsteignton, next to the church and within strolling distance of the village shop and pub. There are gorgeous walks from the door through the River Teign Valley and local attractions, including National Trust's Castle Drogo and Fingle Bridge. Walking, climbing, and mountain biking are popular in North Dartmoor's rugged landscape, but there are more gentle pursuits to enjoy, such as browsing local markets and visiting the beaches of the English Riviera just over half an hour away. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has two sitting rooms, an open fire and a very small enclosed front garden with table and chairs to sit and watch the world go by.
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