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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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  • Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, Devon×

    Moorcroft Cottage

    Bovey Tracey, Devon

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    Ref: W43532
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A cosy retreat for two, this apartment is within easy reach of many attractions, including beaches and National Trust properties.
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  • Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, Devon×
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    Ref: 28108
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Virginia Cottage is perfect for a couple who enjoy walking as this property is situated on the outskirts of Dartmoor.
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    East Dunley Cottages - Fig Cottage
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    Wisteria Cottage
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  • Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, Devon×
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    Ref: W44213
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    An ideal, cosy, romantic retreat for couples wishing to explore South Devon, Exmoor and Dartmoor.
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    Wisteria Cottage
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  • Higher Sigford, Ilsington, Devon
    Higher Sigford, Ilsington, Devon×

    Hollyhocks

    Higher Sigford, Ilsington, Devon

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    Ref: HYE
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Within Dartmoor National Park, guests can enjoy strolling along the footpaths while listening to the birds singing.
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  • Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon
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    Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages - Drum Cottage

    Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: HHHX
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Treat your loved one to this stylish cottage and admire the wildlife or snuggle up by the wood burner on an evening.
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    Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages - Templer Cottage
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  • Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, Devon×
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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Acorn Cottage is an idyllic property ideal for country lovers, on the edge of a nature reserve, with Bovey Tracey and Dartmoor close by.
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    Little Dunley Cottages - Vine Lodge
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    Little Dunley Cottages - Lake View
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    Little Dunley Cottages - Oaktree Cottage
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  • Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon×

    Lower Elsford Farm - Pond View

    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

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    Ref: UKC743
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated on a 32 acre working farm, this property provides idyllic accommodation for guests looking to relax and unwind.
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    Lower Elsford Farm - Garden Cottage
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    Lower Elsford Farm - Stable Corner
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    Lower Elsford Farm - Torfield
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  • Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, Devon×

    Cherry Tree Cottage

    Bovey Tracey, Devon

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    Ref: 15281
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated in Bovey Tracey which is known as the ‘gateway’ of the National Park, there are lovely walks to enjoy!
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  • Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon×

    Little Holme

    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

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    Ref: FDA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Little Holm is perfect for keen walkers as there are many paths to explore and in the evenings, enjoy relaxing by the fire.
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  • Bovey Tracey, near Newton Abbot, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, near Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Laurel’s Cottage

    Bovey Tracey, near Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: UKC1209
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Centrally located in Bovey Tracey, this holiday property sits in a delightful area, close to Dartmoor National Park and many National Trust properties.
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  • Newton Abbot, Devon
    Newton Abbot, Devon×

    Welcome Retreat

    Newton Abbot, Devon

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    Ref: 24098
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Welcome Retreat is ideally situated for exploring the area. Enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace after a busy day.
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  • Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Bovey Tracey, Devon×
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    Ref: HNNO
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Oaktree Cottage has it all; situated in a rural location yet with access to a swimming pool, tennis court and games room!
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    Little Dunley Cottages - Vine Lodge
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    Little Dunley Cottages - Lake View
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    Little Dunley Cottages - Acorn Cottage
    4
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