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Newton Abbot

For a place steeped in history in the heart of Devon, try the market town of Newton Abbot. Dating back to 1220 AD, the town came into existence when the Abbots of Torre Abbey built a ‘new town'', where the River Teign turns into an estuary.

The town’s wealth grew from the wool and leather trades in the Middle Ages. Later, in 1583, when local adventurer Humphrey Gilbert landed in Newfoundland and claimed it for the British, a trade route was set up between the two places. In the 19th Century, ball clay was found nearby and this material was shipped through Newton Quay to lands beyond. Today, the site of the old quarry is a wonderful country park with ponds, streams, a watersports lake and play areas and trail for children.

In the 21st Century, Newton Abbot remains a thriving market town with several interesting historic buildings to visit, including Old Forde House, which had both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell to stay, but not at the same time, the 13th Century Bradley Manor and Tucker’s Maltings, a working malt-house that runs fascinating brewing tours.

It’s well placed to explore the rest of Devon. Mysterious Dartmoor with its famous tors and rugged scenery lies to the west and the English Riviera to the south, where plenty of seaside fun can be had on the beautiful beaches of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The spectacular scenery of South Devon with its red cliffs is also within easy reach.

Newton Abbot is also home to its famous racecourse, which is a major venue for thoroughbred horses. It also hosts regular antiques sales.

For a holiday that encompasses both town and country, Newton Abbot is a wonderful venue. Search holiday cottages in Newton Abbot for a coattge break full of interest and variety.
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  • Newton Abbot, Devon
    Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Hannahs - Bradbury 1

    Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: UKC1745
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    A first floor apartment located at Seale-Hayne offering a multitude of on-site facilities - make sure you have enough time to explore the area too!
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    Hannahs at Seale-Hayne offers an exciting range of unique accommodation with options to suit all budgets and requirements. There are three types of accommodation on offer, the first is Valley View (UKC1744), all on the ground floor, and situated next to the hydro pool. This is perfect for families, the apartment is also right next to the horticulture area and with stunning views down over the Teign Valley. The apartment is also fully wheelchair accessible. This is a fabulous addition to...

    Hannahs - Valley View
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  • Newton Abbot, Devon
    Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Courtenay Gardens

    Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: W44110
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This detached house lies in an ideal location with both Dartmoor National Park and the coastal towns of Torquay and Teignmouth being within easy reach.
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    Courtenay Gardens is situated on Wolborough Hill overlooking the town of Newton Abbot with views of Dartmoor, the Haldon Hills and the broad estuary of the River Teign. Newton Abbot is often known as ‘the gateway to the moors and the sea’ because of its close proximity to Dartmoor National Park and the coastal resorts of Torbay and Teignmouth. The town has much to be proud of, boasting the medieval St Leonard’s Clock Tower, Decoy Country Park, numerous other parks,...

  • Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon
    Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages - Templer Cottage

    Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: HHHW
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated within 40 acres of land yet providing easy access to exploring South Devon; Templer Cottage is a fantastic holiday base.
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    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...

    Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages - Drum Cottage
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  • Lustleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Lustleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Loganstones

    Lustleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: UKC1136
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Loganstones offers an idyllic rural getaway for families to enjoy beaches, abbeys, cycling and more.
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    Loganstones lies in 1-acre grounds and is a spacious, detached house offering plenty of room where families and friends can get together. The property has been decorated and furnished to a good standard; there are two living rooms, both with wood burners, making this a perfect location for year-round holidays, and a large kitchen/dining room, which is the perfect place to enjoy family meals.
    The house itself has views from the first floor over the Dartmoor countryside - what better...

  • Abbotskerswell, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Abbotskerswell, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Plumtree Cottage

    Abbotskerswell, near Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: UKC25
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Plumtree Cottage provides an idyllic base to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort.
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    Plumtree Cottage is in a peaceful spot on the edge of Abbotskerswell with rolling fields and woodland beyond. It is a large, south-facing, detached, family home, which has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The property is spacious and is ideal for family or friends to get together. It is set in 2 acres of enclosed garden with terraces and well-positioned seating to enjoy the sun all day. This is the perfect location for beach holidays, walking, cycling, birdwatching...

  • Denbury, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Denbury, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Rowan House

    Denbury, near Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: UKC698
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    For those wanting to explore the glorious Devon coast and countryside this is the perfect location, with Brixham and Dartmoor both within easy reach.
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    Situated in a quiet, pretty village location, this spacious semi-detached farmhouse has been decorated and furnished to a good standard and is brimming with charm and character. This is the perfect house for two families or group of friends to holiday together. The property has its own enclosed walled garden, with garden furniture, ideal for al fresco dining and also benefits from a large enclosed orchard, ideal for children to play in. There is a snug with a wood burner perfect...

  • Teigngrace, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Teigngrace, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Twelve Oaks Holiday Cottages - Twelve Oaks Farmhouse

    Teigngrace, near Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: 25545
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Sleeping ten, this property is great for the whole family. Relax in the pool or take a trip to ‘Go Ape’!
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    Dating back to the 13th century these charming holiday cottages occupy a peaceful location, and command views over the owners’ 250-acre working Charolais beef farm, bordered by the River Teign on the edge of the village of Teigngrace. This lovely and popular part of South Devon has much to offer with glorious beaches, meandering estuaries and some very pretty countryside. Also within easy striking distance is the rugged expanse of Dartmoor, its wild beauty changing colour with...

    Twelve Oaks Holiday Cottages - Acorn Cottage
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    Twelve Oaks Holiday Cottages - Apple Blossom Cottage
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    Twelve Oaks Holiday Cottages - Oak Leaves
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  • Hennock, near Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Hennock, near Bovey Tracey, Devon×

    Bottor Rock Lodge

    Hennock, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

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    Ref: 30620
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Situated on a working farm with 24 acres of meadowland, this property is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike.
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    Situated on the edge of the owners’ working farm yet offering privacy, this detached holiday property is an ideal location for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or for those who wish to escape and unwind on a holiday in a quiet part of Devon. Close to Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, the area is a wonderful spot for walking, bird watching or looking for local wildlife. The lodge has been decorated and...

  • Bovey Tracey, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Dunley Farmhouse

    Bovey Tracey, near Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: 30438
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This 18th century farmhouse is perfect for a rural family holiday, with local attractions for all ages.
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    Set in the heart of rural countryside, this spacious and well furnished detached farmhouse, dating back to 1760, shares 15 acres of grounds with the owner on this working farm, making it an ideal holiday home for families of all ages all year round. Whether for a holiday in the height of summer, enjoying the many attractions and beaches in the area, or for a family gathering in off peak season for a celebration, Dunley Farmhouse is a superb choice. There is an enclosed garden ideal...

  • Kingsteignton, Devon
    Kingsteignton, Devon×

    The Chantry

    Kingsteignton, Devon

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    Ref: KAAO
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This quirky property features themed bedrooms and a plunge pool, and is just 4 miles from the beach.
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    Dating back to 1815, this beautiful, quirky, thatched property, forming the major part of the original vicarage, is the perfect location for a family holiday or for friends to get together. Described by the Georgian Group, dedicated to preserving buildings from this period, as ‘one of the very best examples of the cottage orne genre in the country’. On entering this Grade II* listed property, guests cannot help but be impressed with the large 24ft circular reception...

  • Hennock, near Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Hennock, near Bovey Tracey, Devon×

    Warmhill Farmhouse

    Hennock, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

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    Ref: E1119
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    For the perfect country retreat this thatched farmhouse has 100-acres of farmland to explore, or spend a day on mysterious Dartmoor instead.
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    Mentioned in the Domesday Book, this 100-acre working farm, on the slopes of the pretty Teign Valley, is ideal for both family holidays and those wanting peace and quiet. Next to the owner’s home, this delightful thatched farmhouse has an enclosed garden opening onto the farmyard. Children will love the galleries in the bedrooms and they are encouraged to help with the animals. Bring wellies for the farm! Visitors are free to wander over the farmland which has an abundance of...

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