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Devon

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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  • Rose Cottage

    Cheriton Bishop, nr. Exeter

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43392


    In a lovely rural setting on the outskirts of Cheriton Bishop, 1 mile north of the Dartmoor National Park, Rose Cottage is a well presented, single-storey holiday cottage and is attached to the owner’s home, with views across the lake and countryside. Exeter, with its many attractions, is just 8 miles. On your doorstep the park offers marvellous walking, climbing, pony trekking, superb scenery, bird watching and wildlife. Nearby, enjoy glorious walking through the Teign Gorge and the dramatic moorlands of Dartmoor, or visit Castle Drogo (NT), Fingle Glen, the Canonteign Falls and the Miniature Pony Centre. There are also lots of outdoor activities on offer, including coarse fishing onsite (tackle available to borrow), golfing, riding and tennis. The sandy beaches/seaside resorts of Dawlish, 13 miles, Torquay and Bude all within easy reach. The Eden Project is 1 hour away. Evening meals available for a small cost using fresh local produce. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating and electricity included (£15per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 15 acres of natural, landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Fishing foc. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds, 50 yards.

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  • Willowmead

    Shillingford St George, Exeter

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    Ref: HLLA

    Situated in the quiet village of Shillingford St George and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Willowmead is ideally situated to explore Dartmoor, the South Devon coast and countless other attractions and places of interest. Adjoining the owner’s home, the property is very spacious and perfectly located to enjoy the best of Devon. The holiday property is just 20 minutes from the coast and moors. Shops 1½ miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and living area with TV. Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Broadband connection
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for
      2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • The Shoe Box

    Northam, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W44254


    Tucked away in the pretty coastal village of Northam just ½mile from the glorious wide golden sandy beach of Northam Burrows, The Shoe Box is the perfect romantic retreat to escape and unwind and the ideal holiday base to explore this stunning location. This quaint little cottage is well-furnished and is one of the oldest buildings in Northam, sitting peacefully within a small courtyard but just a short stroll from lovely restaurants, shops, bars and the beach.

    The National Coastal Path passes close by and a short walk takes you to Royal North Devon Golf Club, The Northam Burrows Country Park and the stunning beach at Westward Ho! which is popular all year round with surfers and kiteboarders. The delightful North Devon coastal village of Appledore with its cobbled streets and bustling quayside is 1 mile and Bideford, 1 mile, offers town amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island.

    Clovelly and Hartland Quay are close by and the area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, whilst walkers and cyclists will enjoy the famous Tarka Trail which passes close by. Golf and riding are available locally. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and slate floor.
    First Floor:

    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet with Velux.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Public car park, 100 yards (foc). No smoking. Please note: The neighbour has access through courtyard to their property and there are steps to the courtyard. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Salcombe 33

    Salcombe

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: SHSAL33

    "The Salcombe" (formerly the Salcombe Hotel) is situated in the centre of town with about 350ft. of estuary frontage. This development of apartments has various communal facilities for guests including: gardens and outdoor heated swimming pool (Spring Bank Holiday to end September. Please note: The swimming pool, for the enjoyment of guests between 08:00 and 20:00, is unattended, guests are responsible for the safety of their children), lift (from ground floor to 3rd & 4th floors only) laundry, parking for one car per apartment, one mooring per apartment on private pontoon for dinghy, with overall length (including out-board) of 5m. There is also a restaurant within the building. All apartments have outstanding views of the harbour and estuary and are centrally heated.
    A comfortable third floor studio apartment with picture window providing wonderful views of the estuary.

    Sitting/Kitchen/Dining room: electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box. TV, double sofa bed, dining table and chairs, double glazed picture window. Bathroom: Bath, basin, WC and shaver point.

    Parking: space for one car.
    Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
    Linen not provided on short breaks.
    Wifi available.

    No pets allowed.

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  • The Old Forge

    Horsebridge, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30530


    This delightful, cosy holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, has a pretty and well-furnished interior, ideal for couples that are looking for a peaceful and rural location. It is situated in the picturesque, little village of Horsebridge, on the banks of the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. As the name implies, this cottage was formerly the forge and stable for travellers stopping off at the inn. The long stone bridge at Horsebridge dates back to the 1400s. There is a lovely pub in the village and some nice walks along the river. Horsebridge is in a superb location from which you can explore the wider region, including the historic market towns of Tavistock and Launceston. There are several National Trust properties in the area and lots of interesting places to visit close by. Golf and horse riding available nearby. Beach 22 miles. Shop 4½ miles, pub 20 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: 4 steps to living room with dining area and slate floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Shed with a View

    Cadbury, near Crediton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC543

    Despite its humble appearance, The Shed with a View is a real treat. The open plan living area makes you feel like you are sitting outside, with its large full-length windows. The comfortable bedroom has a lovely en-suite and there is a well equipped kitchen. Guests can enjoy the surrounding land which has a summerhouse overlooking the pond and is conveniently located in the charming area of East Devon, making this an ideal base from which to explore all of which Devon has to offer or simply as somewhere to hide away from the world for a few relaxing days.
    During your stay, there is plenty to see and do. The bustling town of Crediton or the regional capital of Exeter is with easy reach. At Bickleigh Mill, there is some lovely scenery as well as restaurants and shopping facilities. There are National Trust properties at Arlington, Castle Drogo and Knighthayes. The property is almost equidistant between the northern tip of Dartmoor and the southern tip of Exmoor, for those looking to explore these areas. There are also plenty of local walks into the surrounding countryside. The beaches of both south and north Devon can be reached with relative ease. There is cycling, golf and fishing all locally available. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV and double patio doors leading to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, patio doors leading to patio and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Large enclosed patio with garden furniture. Shared 4-acre natural unspoilt grounds with woodland, sitting-out area and summerhouse. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a natural water supply from a bore hole and unfenced ponds in the grounds. No children.

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  • Newbarn Farm - Oak Tree Cottage

    Collaton St Mary, nr. Paignton

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W44309

    Situated between wild Dartmoor and the holiday town of Paignton, Newbarn Farm is the perfect base for exploring dozens of attractions. The farm really does have everything: glorious views, barbecues, even a football field. There are lots of special touches to make your holiday magical, and adults will love the breathtaking views.

    As you meander down the private drive to Newbarn Farm, you’ll discover just how special it is, and a haven you’d never expect to find just a stone’s throw away from so many amenities. Newbarn Farm is home to eight holiday cottages, each with its own character and charm. Renovated to a very good standard, each cottage is extremely thoughtfully equipped, and is ideal for families, for friends to get together, as well as couples, and offers all the creature comforts to help you relax after exploring Devon. If you want a ‘good for the soul’ living experience, the complex is close to an abundance of fine dining and is relatively close to Michelin Star restaurants. It is central to a plethora of food fairs and shows, which after having visited, you can relax outside, barbecue some steaks, open some claret and champagne and watch the hot air balloons float across Dartmoor. When you have pampered your palate, take a walk from the property, with or without your dogs, and admire the sea views. Just before you go to bed at the end of a perfect day, look up to the night sky, ablaze with stars arching across the world and sliding down over Dartmoor, then wake up in the morning to the plaintive cry of a buzzard, the call of a pheasant, or watch the deer and trace the occasional fox slinking along the hedgerows.
    Ideas about what to do on holiday include experiencing wild Dartmoor and enjoying Devon ice cream in Paignton. Or take a bird watching trip from the harbour. You can do nothing or everything from your holiday base at Newbarn Farm which is situated on the south coast of Devon. It is in an ideal location for fishing with well-stocked, tranquil lakes easily accessible. The county promises to leave a lasting impression, and with breathtaking scenery; it is the perfect place to introduce the family to carp and specimen fishing. There are a number of lakes at the property (a licence is not required) and payment is available per day, or you can get a 24 hour ticket to go night fishing. Walkers and hikers can also enjoy the wild and rocky coastline, which is ideal for bird watchers, dog walkers, or just to enjoy some peace and quiet. South Devon has much to offer including Paignton with its steam railway, which will take you to Dartmouth. The award-winning Paignton Zoo makes a great day out for the whole family, and there are sandy beaches at Goodrington and Paignton. Take a trip to Brixham and nearby Dartmouth to see the castle and take a boat trip around the bay. Torquay has a theatre with many shows, the Living Coasts (a coastal zoo) is ideal for a family day out, and there are also many NT properties close by including Agatha Christie’s summer home Greenway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair for hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 42-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Coarse fishing at cost. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. NB: Unfenced lake 100 yards.

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  • Hof Cottage

    Northlew, nr. Okehampton

    Grade
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    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.

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  • Four Farthings

    Teignmouth

    Grade
    2
    2
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    2
    Ref: 18836

    Over 100 years old, this stone cottage is set in a residential area of Teignmouth. Four Farthings is situated just a short walk to Teignmouth town centre and the beach. One of a small terrace, adjoining the owner’s home, it retains a homely atmosphere and cosy cottage interior with a gas fire. Teignmouth is a charming seaside town that has, and still draws, generations of visitors to one of Devon’s oldest holiday resorts. Excellent base to visit South Devon for beaches, Exeter for shopping and Dartmoor for wonderful scenery. Train station, shops and pubs 1/3 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double. There is a single bedroom available until the end of 2016. Second floor: Bathroom with bath (no toilet).

    NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children. NB: 3 steps to sitting-out area.

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  • Grove Cottages - The Swallows

    Instow, Barnstaple.

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: HRRA

    These single-storey barn conversions are situated in a charming area of Devon. The Swallows and Oak Tree Cottage are ideal for those seeking a comfortable, practical holiday base whilst spending lots of time exploring this great part of Devon.

    Nearby Instow is an unspoilt seaside village with a large sandy beach and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, village shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. A fabulous location that has something for everyone, the area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the famous Tarka Trail. North Devon has wonderful beaches and is well positioned for visits to Exmoor, Dartmoor and North Cornwall. At Croyde and Woolacombe, discover some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor and the South West Coastal Path are located close by and there are NT properties at Arlington and Knighthayes. Shops ½ mile, pub, beach and restaurants approximately ¼ mile.

    Beamed living/dining room with patio doors and compact kitchen area. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Full gas central heating included (£30per week November-March)
    • Deck with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • No smoking

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  • Devoncourt - Studio 2

    Exmouth

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: 28727

    Devoncourt combines the freedom of self catering with the best of hotel life, daily maid service, excellent leisure, restaurant and bar facilities, comfortably furnished rooms with a well equipped kitchenette for home cooking and tea and coffee facilities replenished daily. It stands in 4 acres of mature sub-tropical gardens in prime position overlooking sea and sand, 500 yards away. Devoncourt Suite (ref 14901) is located in an annexe to the side of the main hotel with the entrance to the first floor accommodation via a doorway from the main car park. Properties 28726 and 28728 enjoy sea views. Residents have unlimited use of the sauna and steam room, indoor pool heated to 89 deg F all year, with trimnasium and an outdoor heated pool (no towels provided) as well as an all weather tennis court, putting, croquet and a golf driving range (deposit required for any equipment, avail 1st May to 30th Sep, 7am-9pm). Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult in pools. A small charge is made for use of the solarium and snooker room. Adding to the fun are quiz nights, keep fit, massage therapy, and regular entertainment in the Sun Lounge. Exmouth, Devon’s oldest seaside resort, has a busy little harbour to the west and high red cliffs with coastal paths to the east. Close by there are afternoon river cruises on the Exe Estuary with views of Starcross, Powderham Castle, Topsham, Lympstone and the wildlife of Exe Estuary or a visit to ‘World of Country Life’. Devoncourt has a special arrangement with Sidmouth’s 18 hole golf course. Shop, ½ mile, pub and restaurant on site.

    Stairs or lift to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen and double bedroom area. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. 4-acre shared gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Heated indoor swimming pool (10.5m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 2m) and outdoor swimming pool (11m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 2m), open May-September. Far-infrared sauna. Steam room. Trimnasium. Croquet. Tennis court. No smoking.

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  • Granny McPhee’s Cottage

    West Chilla, nr. Beaworthy

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: HSSH

    Detached barn conversion a romantic retreat, nestled within glorious countryside, with woodland and country walks. Retaining its charm with oak floors, old beams and wood-burning stove. The owners provide bath robes and slippers for guests’ comfort. Within the grounds of the owner’s home, much of the land is a nature reserve. North Cornwall’s beaches, 17 miles, with coastal walks. Fishing, riding and golf are available locally. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and oak floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and apex ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in external utility)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack including cream tea on arrival
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Step in garden

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