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.
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.
Space, luxury and incredible views await lucky visitors to West Soar, which combines the convenience of a hotel with the privacy of self-catering. This 5-star holiday home boasts incredible ocean views and is only a short walk away from the sandy shore of Soar Mill Cove, within easy reach of Salcombe and Dartmouth. The house is next to the Soar Mill Cove Hotel and guests have free use of the hotel's leisure facilities, including a tennis court and indoor swimming pool. They also enjoy discounted rates at the hotel's spa and highly rated restaurant and the option of room service. There is space for up to ten people in five bedrooms, and the potential to accommodate up to twenty two when booked together with the hotel's Ocean View Villas. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Stay in a traditional Devon longhouse on a family-run farm close to Exmoor at The Cyder Barn. It's a charming mix of original features, like the stone inglenook fireplace and wonky oak beams, with modern comforts that will make your stay relaxed and enjoyable. The cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is child and dog-friendly. There are beautiful footpaths and cycling trails from the door and you are within easy reach of the coast. The self-catering Devon cottage is close to Tiverton, with tranquil views.
This quiet holiday cottage is part of the owner's estate, with space for three people to sleep in two bedrooms. Little Yeo is within easy reach of Westward Ho! and just over two miles from the South West Coast Path. It is welcoming and comfortable, with a large garden and a lovely sitting room with a log burner. It's ideal for a relaxing break in any season and the layout suits couples, solo travellers or small families. Clovelly, Barnstaple, Exmoor National Park, Arlington Court and RHS Rosemoor are just a few of many choices for days out.
Kingswear is a ten-minute ferry trip from Dartmouth with a marina, pub and village shop within walking distance of pretty Leat Cottage. The holiday home sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is child and pet-friendly. The quiet garden is like a private oasis at the end of a busy day at the beach and sightseeing at places like Dartmouth Castle, the South West Coast Path, National Trust Coleton Fishacre, and Woodlands Family Theme Park. Sailing, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding are all popular, as are golf and fishing. The cottage is available for holiday bookings all year round.
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.
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.
The Bolthead offers a high standard of self-catering for friends, families and couples and affords a spectacular position with panoramic views over the Salcombe Estuary and South Sands Beach on the doorstep. Perfect for those who want a holiday relaxing by the sea, this ground floor apartment sits on the outskirts of Salcombe in the popular South Hams area of Devon and is within easy reach of fantastic restaurants, shops and South West Coastal Path.
Picture post-card pretty, this delightful thatched self catering holiday cottage is ideally placed in the picturesque coastal Devonshire village of Thurlestone with its pub, village shop and two beaches. Sitting in the popular South Hams area of Devon, there are an abundance of attractions within easy reach as well as fabulous beaches and superb coastal and countryside walking. Perfect for family holidays or celebrating a special occasion with friends.
When you stay at 1, Out of the Blue, you do not have to waste any time driving to the beach because it is just outside the front door! The contemporary holiday property has fantastic views of both the beach and Baggy Point, and is in an enviable location next to Croyde Beach, within walking distance of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There is an excellent variety of activities to try all year round, from learning to surf, to walking along the coastal path, cycling the Tarka Trail, playing golf or shopping in towns like Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. With space for up to eight people, it is an ideal choice for families and friends who love being close to the beach.
Sitting in an elevated hillside position surrounded by rolling Devonshire countryside, this former Victorian farmhouse provides welcoming self-catering accommodation for six guests in three bedrooms. Rose offers tranquility in bucket loads with no passing traffic to interrupt. A good base for exploring Devon's many attractions including the Blackdown Hills, coast and even Exmoor. On-site fishing solely for the use of guests.
High on a hill, surrounded by fields with no neighbours or passing traffic, Honeysuckle provides a romantic rural holiday retreat ideal for relaxing or exploring the many attractions that Devon has to offer. An adjacent fishing pond is available for guests' use. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Stay in a fantastic location overlooking the beach and harbour at Brixham in this comfortable holiday cottage which sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and has sea views from the house and garden. Shops, cafes, pubs and the beach are all within walking distance, as is beautiful Berry Head Nature Reserve. The South West Coast Footpath is nearby, and there are plenty of attractions, including Paignton Zoo and Greenway within easy reach. York Lodge West has everything families and friends need for a wonderfully memorable holiday on the English Riviera.
The Dairy offers family and dog friendly self-catering in an idyllic position within an AONB in South Devon perfectly sandwiched between Salcombe and Dartmouth. Full of character, this delightful 4 Star holiday cottage is ideal for parties of up to six and is less than a mile from Beesands village with a beach and superb pub. Easy access onto the South West Coastal Footpath and plenty of attractions for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Two holiday cottages ideally located amongst seventeen acres of rolling East Devon countryside - a tranquil place within the picturesque Blackdown Hills AONB close to the pretty village of Upottery and within easy reach of Honiton. Stable Cottage has superb views and is an ideal place for walking, relaxing or using as a self-catering base for exploring the vast array of attractions within Dorset, Somerset and also Devon.
Enjoy the beauty of South Devon from this charming holiday cottage in Kingsbridge. The one bedroom Victorian property is a stroll from the quay, bars, tea rooms and shops with wonderful walking, cycling, sailing and sightseeing opportunities. It comes with secure off-street parking, a huge plus in the busy summer season, and has a picturesque cottage front garden and living room with a log burner. Salcombe, Dartmouth and Dartmoor National Park are nearby, as are the Rivers Dart and Avon. Gardeners Cottage welcomes couples and independent travellers all year round.
Sandwiched neatly between the English Riviera and Dartmoor National Park, this welcoming holiday cottage is ideal for families. 2 Dainton Elms is a three-bedroom semi-detached home sleeping six people, with an enclosed garden and beautiful views. It is within walking distance of five pubs and a golf course and is only three miles from Newton Abbott. Paignton, Torquay and Brixham are just a short drive away, as are favourite attractions like Buckfast Abbey, Paignton Zoo, and Greenway House. Walking, golf, cycling, fishing and horse riding are popular all year round.
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
Oaksberry is a fresh and inviting holiday home on a smallholding in rural Devon, close to Tiverton and within walking distance of 13th-Century Stag Inn, which is open at weekends, in Rackenford. It's a peaceful location with good access to Exmoor, Dartmoor, beaches on the north and south coast of Devon, and the popular resorts of Minehead and Lyme Regis. Oaksberry sleeps two people in one bedroom and is ideal for couples or solo travellers. A futon/double sofa bed can increase the accommodation to four people. The apartment is dog and child friendly and available all year round.
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