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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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  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 5

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC109
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 9

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC113
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 12

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC110
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Newton Abbot, Devon
    Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Hannahs - Bradbury 2

    Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: UKC1746
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Hannahs at Seale-Hayne offers an exciting range of unique accommodation with options to suit all budgets and...

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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 10

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC112
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 16

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC114
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

    Prices from
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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 11

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC111
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Moretonhampstead, Devon
    Moretonhampstead, Devon×

    Lakeside Lodge

    Moretonhampstead, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: 27757
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Lakeside Lodge is a wonderful lakeside retreat set within its own traditional Devonshire meadow. It is the...

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    Pets go free
  • Newton Abbot, Devon
    Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Hannahs - Valley View

    Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC1744
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities

    Hannahs at Seale-Hayne offers an exciting range of unique accommodation with options to suit all budgets and...

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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 2

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    5
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC116
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

    Prices from
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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Newton Abbot, Devon
    Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Hannahs - Bradbury 1

    Newton Abbot, Devon

    6
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: UKC1745
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Hannahs at Seale-Hayne offers an exciting range of unique accommodation with options to suit all budgets and...

    Prices from
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    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Harcombe House - Bungalow 14

    Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC127
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in 300 acres of stunning gardens, lakes and woodlands, Harcombe House - owned and operated by The Fire...

    Prices from
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    Pets included
    Pets go free

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