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Devon''s status as ''The English Riviera'' is well earned and is testimony to the popularity of this holiday destination, which attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy its special charms.

The county is blessed with two coastlines which are dotted with picturesque fishing ports and mile after mile of clean sandy beaches. The interior consists of a striking contrast of dramatic moorland that includes the Dartmoor National Park and a patchwork of green leafy lanes that criss-cross the region.

Dartmoor actually has two national parks as well as five areas of outstanding natural beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Geopark and Biosphere Reserve. It’s also famous as the location for Conan Doyle’s ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’. It has 368 square miles of windswept, dramatic and uncrowded moors to enjoy!

The English Riviera; Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, are a magnet for those looking for a seaside holiday with lots of attractions and activities for all ages. It also has a rich maritime history, plenty of sporting events and water sports activities.

South Devon is characterised by gentle rolling hills and a lovely coastline, offering easy walks, country pubs and great restaurants, while the northern coast has superb surfing beaches. Exmoor in north Devon is perfect for moorland walks, mountain biking and has wonderful natural beauty.

The many facets of Devon provide visitors with a wide choice of holiday options and lots of top quality visitor attractions and days out, such as the Dartmouth Steam Railway and The National Marine Aquarium; too many to mention here.

Of note is Woolacombe Beach, one of the jewels in Devon’s crown with three miles of golden sand of Blue Flag status and the Tarka Trail; its 30 miles forms a figure-of-eight and follows the path the brave otter takes in Henry Williamson’s beloved novel.

If you fancy walking on the wild side why not take a trip to one of Devon’s many animal attractions? The zoo at Paignton offers an array of exotic creatures and makes for a wonderful day out, while the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is also very popular with families.

Devon offers a wealth of holiday opportunities so if you’re ready for a break take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Devon.

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  • Dartmoor Lodges - Woodside Lodge

    Doccombe, nr. Dunsford

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 28924

    Located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park


    Situated within the Dartmoor National Park, set back from a beautiful, leafy stretch of the B3212 and a mile from Doccombe, these three, lodge-style properties (refs W43911, 28924 and 29495) are adjacent to the owners’ home. The holiday lodges lie in a lovely setting that offer a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are 10 acres of beautiful, ancient woodland, complete with a stream winding its way through the land, plus wildlife ponds, granite boulders and a 3-acre field, (which is ideal for exercising dogs) and pheasants that come knocking at the door to be fed. A rich variety of plants and woodland flowers offer an idyllic haven for the resident wildlife. This is a brilliant area for walking, relaxing and star gazing as there is no light pollution. Nearby, a golf club and horse riding over Dartmoor are available. Being in the midst of Dartmoor, there are many superb walks, reservoirs, heather-clad tors and Dartmoor ponies. There are many places of interest for the whole family. If you are a keen walker, the Teign Valley is well known for its delightful woodland footpaths. It is an area of outstanding beauty and in the springtime, the Dunsford woods are famous for beautiful natural daffodils and a little later, a carpet of bluebells. All three properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests. Exeter is only 10 miles. Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    6 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and beam/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters included. Cot. High chair. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Gravelled courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Stream in grounds 7 yards.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Wi-fi. Shared 10 acres of natural woodland including 3-acre field for exercising dogs. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

  • Didworthy Country House - Moorlands

    Didworthy, South Brent

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27599

    Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool

    Didworthy Country House is a most elegant Victorian country house nestling within the Dartmoor National Park in the hamlet of Didworthy, close to the village of South Brent. These three holiday properties (ref’s: 27597, 27598 and 27599) form part of the main house and are positioned around an inner courtyard planted with clematis and pretty colourful plants. All guests have shared use of the owners’ fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool (available July/Aug, 10am to 6pm) and access to the lovely garden complete with patio areas and summerhouse with barbecue. From the pool patio the views are quite lovely and the moors are just a short walk. Many outdoor activities can be organised whilst you holiday here, including horse riding, shooting and fishing. These properties are perfect for those couples and families who are looking for a completely tranquil location in the countryside, and those who love the outdoors will thoroughly enjoy holidaying here. Following the River Avon upstream will take you over Shipley Bridge and up on the moors to the Avon Dam which is a wonderful scenic walk or you could take your bikes and cycle the route. The owners live on site in the main house and are most friendly and accommodating and are happy to share their swimming pool and garden with you. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    External open-tread stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Wi-fi. Large shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor swimming pool (depth 1.4m, available July/August, 10am to 6pm). No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

  • Magpie’s Rest

    Horrabridge, nr. Yelverton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43419

    This delightful first floor, studio holiday apartment is located above the workshop adjacent to the friendly owner’s house. It boasts a lovely decked patio area to the rear and a bright, light interior. It is ideally suited for couples of all ages for holidays and short breaks throughout the year. Conveniently located just off the A386 midway between Tavistock and Yelverton on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, this property is a fantastic base for those who enjoy walking or cycling. The Drakes Trail, a 21-mile path linking Tavistock to Plymouth, is right on the doorstep. Visit the impressive Gem Bridge spanning the wooded valley and Grenofen Tunnel, taking you through beautiful woodlands and open moorland. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    12 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (movies package). Playstation 3. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Laundry facilities available on request. Wi-fi. Decked patio. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 12 open-tread steps to decked patio.

  • Hatchwell Hall and Lodge - Hatchwell Lodge

    Widecombe-in-the-Moor

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: KBBB


    These two detached, characterful properties, a Devon longhouse and lodge, are situated in a very secluded location in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park. These holiday properties, with spectacular views, are just 15 miles from Torbay and within easy reach of Devon’s beaches. The A38 is just 8 miles, and the cathedral city of Exeter and Plymouth are 30 minutes’ drive. Hatchwell Hall and Lodge are ideal for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall. In Hatchwell Hall (ref HTTU), cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove in the drawing room, which also has comfortable deep sofas and family games. The property has the perfect mixture of rustic country furniture and antiques, canopied and carved beds, exposed stone and a love of horse and hounds throughout - an unashamedly romantic and comfortable getaway. Hatchwell Lodge (ref KBBB) has a private patio area and an enclosed garden area, the living room has a wood-burning stove for the cosy evenings in, as well as a large kitchen and diner. Widecombe-in-the-Moor boasts two excellent, characterful pubs serving locally sourced food, the world-famous church known as ‘Cathedral on the Moors’, a National Trust shop, a post office, gift shops and several tea rooms. Castle Drogo (NT) is the last castle built in England in nearby Dartmoor, and there are many other National Trust properties within easy reach. Situated in an AONB is the drama of Dartmoor, with rocky tors, wild ponies, exquisite walks, horse riding, fishing, cycling, falconry and golf at Bovey Castle’s award-winning course. Within 6 to 8 miles are the two picturesque villages of Chagford and Mortenhampstead, with historic inns, excellent pubs, tea rooms, curiosity shops, tennis courts and the Miniature Pony Centre. Visit Bigbury-on-Sea, 16 miles, Slapton Sands and Torcross, 22 miles, Dawlish, 15 miles with beach and nature reserve, or Torquay which is within easy reach. A visit to Burgh Island is a must. The Eden Project can be reached in an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Spacious beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and spacious kitchen area. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, dressing room and sloping ceilings.

    • Freeview TV
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Freezer
    • Enclosed lawned courtyard garden with decking and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, ‘Economy 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared 3-acre grounds
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

  • Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages - Drum Cottage

    Liverton, Newton Abbot

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: HHHX

    With wonderful views over Dartmoor and situated within South Devon countryside, this stunning complex of barn conversions (Refs HHHX and HHHW) was once part of the Stover Estate. Converted in early 2008 in a contemporary style and equipped to a high standard, with the addition of modern day comforts, they make the perfect place for couples, families and larger parties wishing to holiday together.
    They offer wonderful all year round accommodation, with each cottage boasting its own patio area, with garden furniture and barbecue. Once a working farm and an old miniature railway site, Gorse Blossom Farm has some 40 acres, where guests can wander around at their leisure and which offers a haven for wildlife, including birds of prey, badgers and the lesser horseshoe bat, which has made its home here. An all weather surface tennis court will keep children and adults entertained.
    Being close to the A38 makes this the perfect place from which to explore South Devon, Torquay (with its sandy beaches, 12 miles) and Plymouth, 25 miles (to see the Hoe, the Barbican, the National Marine Aquarium which is ideal for children and adults). The Eden Project (approximately
    1½ hours drive) is a fabulous day out. Crealy Adventure Park is 20 miles. Exeter has a magnificent cathedral and quay, whilst a boat trip can be taken up the river to two stunning pubs. There are many villages to explore and stop off for a Devon cream tea. Dartmoor is on the doorstep, with its stunning scenery and heather clad rocky tors and ponies, and is a walkers’ paradise at any time of year, with Becky Falls (rocks and waterfalls), 8 miles. Paignton not only has more sandy beaches, but also a famous zoo.
    Visit the South Hams, taking in Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth. Go the other direction and take in the Jurassic Coast, or visit Beer, Branscombe and Seaton to take a ride on the Seaton Tramway. There is so much to see and do that visitors will have to keep coming back year after year to take it all in. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Courtyard and furniture. 5 acres of shared natural grounds and paddock. Barbecue. Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in paddock.

  • Little Brookside

    Horrabridge, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 17125

    Situated within the village of Horrabridge, within Dartmoor National Park, this self-contained ground floor holiday apartment is within the owner’s substantial home. It makes a delightful base to explore the beauty of Dartmoor and the local area, and has the use of its own level private patio terrace overlooking the stream which runs beside the property. A short drive from Tavistock. Plymouth, 12 miles, for theatre, shops, historical NT attractions, Plymouth Hoe and nearby beaches at Bigbury and Mothecombe. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. 24hr laundry service. Private lawned area within owner’s garden. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children over 12 months due to unfenced stream in grounds. NB: There are terraced and sloping gardens at the property.

  • Hof Cottage

    Northlew, nr. Okehampton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43446


    Located at The Old Forge in the village of Northlew, Hof Cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, is a delightful holiday base from which to explore the stunning landscape that makes up this part of Devon. The detached cottage, despite being compact and bijou, is well furnished and equipped. There is an enclosed courtyard for guests to sit out in and enjoy a bit of al fresco dining. The village of Northlew has a community run shop and a local pub. Local attractions include Eastcott Vineyard where you can sample award winning sparkling wines. The regional town of Okehampton, with a good range of shops and amenities is close by, and is considered the ’Gateway to Dartmoor National Park’. On Dartmoor, there are plenty of walks for all ages and abilities to enjoy this stunning and dramatic area as well as some pretty villages with pubs and tea rooms. Towards the coast, there are many fine beaches and coves including Saunton, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! A trip to Lundy Island can be arranged from Bideford pier. There are numerous places of interest close by including the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal and the historic fishing village at Clovelly. Visit the last castle to be built in England, Castle Drogo (NT). There is golf at Okehampton and Ashbury or you can hire a bike and cycle the Tarka Trail at Great Torrington. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area with beams. Kitchen with laminate floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and freezer in utility room. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • East Dunley Cottages - Fig Cottage

    Bovey Tracey

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: W44213

    Virginia Cottage (ref 28108) and Fig Cottage (ref W44213), are both perfect for couples who enjoy walking, sightseeing and visiting National Trust properties. These properties are are situated in 10½ acres of unspoilt natural grounds on the edge of Dartmoor. Both barn conversions are set in a row of three in a courtyard setting, close to the owners’ home, smallholding and 5-pitch certified caravan site. The holiday properties are eco-friendly with solar panels, air source heat pumps and an environmentally-friendly hot water system. Walkers can explore Dartmoor, spot wild ponies, cross ancient stone bridges spanning the River Dart, and admire the Tors. Visit Castle Drogo, Lydford Gorge, Buckfast Abbey, Torbay, Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles. Exeter, with its stunning cathedral, is a short drive. A nature trail and cycle route can be found on the Forestry Commission land, 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 28108 and W44213 can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Central heating by air source heat pump, solar electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 10½ acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and leat in grounds, 65 yards.

  • Tregona

    Buckland Monachorum

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: HHHE


    This spacious, well-equipped, contemporary, and very stylishly furnished single-storey conversion offers many home from home conveniences including a hairdryer, two wall mounted flatscreen TVs and internet connection. It is set in a secluded leafy garden in the village of Buckland Monachorum adjacent to the historic parish church and the welcoming Drake Manor Inn. This picturesque village is located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, 6 miles from Tavistock and 10 miles from Plymouth, and is ideally situated for visitors to enjoy the area. Local attractions include Buckland Abbey (NT), home of Sir Francis Drake and The Garden House in nearby Crapstone. Golf can be found just around the corner, whilst walking, cycling, riding and fishing can also be enjoyed in magnificent scenery. The South Devon Coast is less than an hour away. Bicycle storage is available by arrangement with the owners. The village, within a 5-minute drive of the property, has a row of shops including a chemist, butchers, delicatessen, local supermarket and cafe.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with leather sofas, oak table, vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss, rugs on wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft leather frame bed, oak furniture, TV and spacious en-suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two digital flatscreen TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, secluded, lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking 100 yards
    • Cycle store (on request)
    • Welcome pack
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

  • Hockmoor Garden Cottage

    Buckfast

    Grade
    2
    0
    1
    1
    Ref: HYZ

    Set amid Hembury Woods, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this romantic retreat is ideal for couples. Adjoining the owner’s home, this cosy holiday cottage has been converted to a very good standard and offers a combined galleried living room/bedroom on the first floor. With your own garden area to relax in, there are also 16 acres of the owner’s extensive gardens, private woodland and small-holding with horses, chickens and sheep, around which guests are free to roam. Buckfast with its abbey lies just ½ mile away. Moorland and woodland walks, riding and fishing are all to hand, with golf, sailing, surfing and the beaches of the South Hams nearby. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried living room/bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. TV. DVD. Washing machine. Garden area and furniture. Shared 16-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

  • The Smithy

    Brentor, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28207

    This detached holiday property, tucked away down a country lane and a few paces away from the owners’ home, is set on the outskirts of the village of Brentor (1 mile), which is situated within the Dartmoor National Park. This cosy barn conversion is ideal for a couple who want to ’get away from it all’, and who love the great outdoors, with open moorland ¼ mile. There are fabulous walks nearby, including the iconic landmark of the tiny church of St. Michael; perched high on the rocky tor outcrop just outside the village. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available on request (£3 per load). Shared 11-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture (40 yards). Barbecue. Parking (1 car, 44 yards). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Dartmoor Lodges - The Studio

    Doccombe, nr. Dunsford

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 29495

    Located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park


    Situated within the Dartmoor National Park, set back from a beautiful, leafy stretch of the B3212 and a mile from Doccombe, these three, lodge-style properties (refs W43911, 28924 and 29495) are adjacent to the owners’ home. The holiday lodges lie in a lovely setting that offer a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are 10 acres of beautiful, ancient woodland, complete with a stream winding its way through the land, plus wildlife ponds, granite boulders and a 3-acre field, (which is ideal for exercising dogs) and pheasants that come knocking at the door to be fed. A rich variety of plants and woodland flowers offer an idyllic haven for the resident wildlife. This is a brilliant area for walking, relaxing and star gazing as there is no light pollution. Nearby, a golf club and horse riding over Dartmoor are available. Being in the midst of Dartmoor, there are many superb walks, reservoirs, heather-clad tors and Dartmoor ponies. There are many places of interest for the whole family. If you are a keen walker, the Teign Valley is well known for its delightful woodland footpaths. It is an area of outstanding beauty and in the springtime, the Dunsford woods are famous for beautiful natural daffodils and a little later, a carpet of bluebells. All three properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests. Exeter is only 10 miles. Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil panel heaters and electric heaters included. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Small, enclosed gravelled courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: Stream in grounds, 50 yards.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Wi-fi. Shared 10 acres of natural woodland including 3-acre field for exercising dogs. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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