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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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  • Megan’s Lodge

    Derriton, nr. Holsworthy

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    Ref: W43732

    Megan’s Lodge is the perfect romantic retreat. This delightful detached property, secured by electric gates, is the ideal holiday choice to relax and unwind at any time of year. Nestled within the glorious Devon countryside, in the grounds of the owner’s home, just a few miles from the Cornish border and 8 miles from the wide golden sands of Bude, it is the ideal spot from which to explore this stunning location. The open plan living area is furnished to a very good standard to make your stay a real home from home experience, with a well equipped kitchen and dining area and a comfortable living room with log-effect fire, perfect those cooler evenings. The sumptuous super king size bed can also be made up as two singles if you prefer, and a Z-bed can also be added to this room for a child over 10 years or a cot for a baby. The historic market town of Holsworthy is just 1/2 mile away, and has a good selection of local shops, town amenities, golf club and an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre. Fishing, golf, riding, surfing, sailing and walking are all available in this stunning area. The pretty coves of Crackington Haven, Port Isaac, Tintagel, Boscastle, Padstow and Newquay in Cornwall, and Clovelly, Bideford and Barnstaple in North Devon, are all close by. A great day out at the Eden Project and Truro, only an hour away. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double (6ft, zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with Velux windows and sloping ceiling.

    Electric log-effect fire in living room. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Small, private patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome Pack. No smoking. No children under 10 years except babies under 12 months.

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  • Pebbles

    Seaton

    Grade
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    Ref: 26981

    Tucked away in a corner of East Devon is this comfortable, well furnished, semi-detached holiday bungalow in the beautiful, unspoilt Axe Valley. Seaton has a mile-long beach excellent for water sports and a unique tramway which runs along the Axe Estuary, to the medieval market town of Colyton. The viewing hide and wheelchair-friendly paths means this beautiful area and its wildlife, wildfowl and wading birds in winter, dragonflies and butterflies in summer - are accessible all year round. Walk the coastal path to Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area, furniture and summer house. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • The Bothy

    Bradworthy, nr. Bude

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    Ref: 29469


    The perfect romantic retreat, this detached, single-storey barn conversion is an ideal holiday choice to relax and unwind. Nestled within glorious Devon countryside, in the grounds of the owners’ home and just a mile from the Cornish border, it is the ideal spot from which to explore this stunning location. Just 1½ miles from the breathtaking Tamar Lakes where fishing, sailing, lakeside walks and water sports are available. The ideal spot at any time of year with fishing, golf, riding, surfing, sailing and walking all available in this stunning area. Superb beaches at Sandymouth and Bude, and many pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Clovelly. Bradworthy, with its historic church, thriving village inn and a good selection of village shops, is just 2 miles. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/
    kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. NSH and electricity (from solar panel), bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Games and book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer (in external store room). Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children. NB: Step in garden.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Meshaw, nr. South Molton

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 27975

    Quietly located in North Devon, this semi-detached holiday cottage overlooks the courtyard of a country house. South Molton has shops, pubs and restaurants and a weekly farmers’ market. Barnstaple has a theatre, cinema, leisure activities, Museum of North Devon, Pannier Market, 14th-century St Anne’s Chapel and 18th-century Queen Anne’s Walk. Spectacular beaches at Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! an easy drive. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing at Tamar and Wimbleball Lakes. Shop and pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to 1 double (5ft) galleried bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. 15 acres shared woodland grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Granary Cottage

    Cockington, nr. Torquay

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    Ref: 31160


    Located in the village of Cockington, Granary Cottage is a first floor holiday apartment located above one of the prettiest thatched gift shops in the village. Situated close to a pretty tea room, the property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. Only 3/4 miles from Torquay’s seafront and 3 miles from the town centre, this is a perfect spot to take a holiday. Whether you like walking, birdwatching or taking a perfect lazy holiday, Cockington has it all. A real picture-postcard village, Cockington has hardly changed over hundreds of years. There is evidence of Iron Age and Saxon settlements near the local pub, and the village is mentioned in the Domesday Book. This thatched village is the perfect setting for a walk, no matter what time of year it is. It has an historic forge, a court and church, tea rooms, thatched pub and, of course, the lakes and woods. The village sits somewhat incongruously, right in the heart of urban Torbay, but stubbornly refuses to be tainted by modern developments. The village is one of the most photographed places in the country, and the surrounding country park and woodland makes it an ideal destination for walking.
    The pride of the village is Cockington Court, originally owned by the Cary family from 1375 to 1654. It is now home to Cockington Chocolate Company with their sweets, truffles and gifts, and a fabulous contemporary arts and crafts hub, showcasing creative arts from, amongst others, glassmakers, a blacksmith and conceptual artists. With beautiful gardens and a fabulous tea room, its a great place to spend the day, with plenty to see and do for the whole family. Cockington Court also has a connection to the English Riviera’s most famous daughter, Agatha Christie. In her youth, she often visited the village, and her novel ’Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’ is dedicated to her friend Christopher Mallock. The Mallocks regularly staged amateur theatricals at Cockington Court and, despite her terrible shyness, Agatha Christie regularly took part. Think afternoon tea, cricket on the green and the gentle pace of village life you would find in an Agatha Christie Miss Marple novel (without the murders of course!), and you have the rural idyll that is Cockington. If you want to truly experience traditional, English country life, come to Cockington on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.
    Brixham and Paignton are also close by. Take a trip on a steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth, enjoy the theatre at Torquay or take a ferry over to Brixham for the day. There are also many National Trust properties nearby. Beach 3/4 miles. Shop 11/4 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on first floor: Living room with single pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining room. Steps down to kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and bench. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Pipistrelle

    Ashwater, nr. Holsworthy

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    Ref: W43848


    Nestled within the heart of the glorious Devon Ruby countryside, yet just 15 miles from the breathtaking North Cornish coast with many dog friendly beaches, Pipistrelle is the perfect holiday choice for couples and friends wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This semi-detached, single-storey cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, has a spacious living/dining room, with a cosy woodburner for those cooler evenings. A couple of steps lead down into a sun room, ideal to enjoy a morning cuppa and plan your day. Guests are free to enjoy the owners’ 25 acres of land and relax beside the stream on this working sheep farm. There are many walks from the doorstep including the footpath which takes you into Ashwater village with its popular aptly named Village Inn.
    Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and magnificent scenery, and just 15 miles from the wide golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks along with shopping, leisure facilities, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Holsworthy, 6½ miles, has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets along with a weekly market. The market towns of Okehampton and Launceston with its historic castle are a short drive away. Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding and cycling are all on offer close by and Dartmoor National Park is a must for nature lovers. The property is close to the water sports centre at Roadford Lake, where sailing dinghies, kayaks and wind-surfers can be hired. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 steps to sun room. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from hallway).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 25-acre natural grounds (restricted access when livestock grazing). Parking area (2 cars, 20 yards away). Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead - working sheep farm. No smoking. NB: Pond, river and stream in grounds, 1/2 mile.

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  • Champernowe

    Dartington, Totnes

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    Ref: CP53

    Champernowe is situated in a lovely hamlet, with country views from all windows and a south-facing aspect. Enjoying its own garden, it stands adjacent to the owner’s house, just a mile from 14th-century Dartington Hall, with its garden walks (open to visitors), 14th-century Cott Inn – a thatched public house/restaurant, and the Cider Press Craft Centre. Totnes, 2 miles, offers a choice of shops, weekly market, swimming pool/health suite, museums, historic buildings and riverside walks. Explore Dartmoor National Park 6 miles, the beaches of the South Hams and Torbay 15 miles from here. Shops 2  miles.

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

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer on request. Garden with picnic table and chairs. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Berry Park - Garden Cottage

    Welcombe, nr. Bude

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    Ref: W44289

    Berry Park is a splendid Victorian country house with spectacular sea and countryside views. Nestled amidst six acres of attractive gardens and fields in the beautiful Devon countryside, next to the Cornish border in the unspoiled hamlet of Welcombe. Close to the beach and coastal path, Berry Park is perfect for families, couples and groups. Welcombe beach is great for surfing, rock pooling, paddling and beachcombing, and also has pebbles at high tide and sand at low. The South West Coastal Path is just a 10-minute walk away and the coastline in both directions offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West Country with many long sandy beaches and hidden coves to explore.

    The main house has been skilfully converted into apartments of various sizes sleeping 2 to 8 people (refs: W44290, W44291, W44292, W44293, W44294, W44295) and adjoining it are two 16th-century cottages (refs: W44288 & W44289), sleeping 2 to 9 people.

    The spectacular scenery around Welcombe makes it the perfect venue for those who enjoy coast and country walks. Berry Park borders the Marsland Valley which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to rare wildlife including red deer, otters, owls and buzzards. Numerous wild flowers abound, especially in the springtime when bluebells carpet the woods and it becomes hard to believe that orchids are rare.

    Why not take a break from the cooking with an evening in the character thatched village pub? Just a short walk from Berry Park they serve real ales and excellent food. The menu features dishes using high quality, locally produced ingredients. The pub is perfect for families, and dogs are welcome too!

    With 6 acres to explore, a children’s play area, indoor games room and outdoor heated swimming pool, there really is something for everyone.

    Picturesque Clovelly, with its cobbled street leading down to a tiny harbour, is just a short drive away. Historic Bideford, a prosperous port during the heyday of trade with America has all the town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market, and boat trips to Lundy Island. Bude, 12 miles, has a good selection of shops and restaurants, many specialising in locally caught sea food, along with a golf course, indoor Splash pool, surf schools and bowling. Coastal walking, cycling, golf, riding, fishing, surfing and sailing are all available in this stunning area. Docton Mill, Hartland Quay and Hartland Abbey are close by, along with many pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun, the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure parks are a must. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double bed (curtained off). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6 acres of natural grounds. Shared children’s play area. Ample parking. Shared above ground outdoor heated swimming pool (depth 1m). Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis and board games. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Grove Cottages - The Swallows

    Instow, Barnstaple.

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    Ref: HRRA

    These single-storey barn conversions are situated in a charming area of Devon. The detached Oak Tree Cottage (ref HMMY) is situated at the bottom of a large garden and has been sympathetically converted with its own garden area. The Swallows (ref HRRA) is one of a pair, with its own decking for sitting out and dining, and ideally suited to those seeking a comfortable holiday base. 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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  • The Cartlinhay

    Bideford

    Grade
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    Ref: W41747

    500 acres of farmlandRural countryside / Working farm

    These four barn conversions are set on a delightful working farm in a wonderful position overlooking the River Torridge, the Iron Bridge, and further down river towards Bideford. The barn conversions offer comfortable accommodation for various size parties and are suitable for a holiday at any time of year. The farm nestles at the end of a long private driveway and offers total peace and seclusion in the Devon countryside; there are 200 acres of farmland with garden furniture and barbecue, as well as some lovely woodland walks around the farm itself, and the nearby Tarka Trail close to the farm. Just 2 miles from the historic market town of Bideford with its wealth of popular pubs, shops and restaurants, and a little further afield is Barnstaple with a wide variety of facilities. Just a short drive takes you to Westward Ho! with its 2 miles of golden sandy beach. Other attractions include Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Horse riding, golf and fishing can all be found within 5 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

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

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Honey Pot

    Dunchideock

    Grade
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    Ref: HKS

    Nestling peacefully amidst rolling countryside in the Haldon Hills, this holiday cottage offers an idyllic peaceful retreat for couples, whilst still being able to keep in touch using high speed wi-fi. Ideally placed for shopping, theatre and sightseeing trips in the cathedral city of Exeter, or exploring Dartmoor National Park. Experience beekeeping and observe the abundance of natural wildlife within the grounds, and the sandy beaches are only 9 miles away. A nature trail and cycle route can be found in the Forestry Commission, ½ mile. Exeter is just 4 miles with its stunning cathedral. Powderham Castle and many NT properties are close by. Shop 3 miles, hotel bar and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. Extremely comfortable, open-plan, beamed living room with dining and kitchen area with ceramic hob. Beamed bedroom area with four-poster double bed. Shower room and toilet.

    • Full oil central heating included (November-March £15per week)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV (42" plasma)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
    • Wi-fi
    • Private walled garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No children
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden

    Note: The Honey Pot (HKS) lies close to The Barn (HTD) and both may be booked together to sleep 4 people

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  • Bedford House Apartments - Torwood View

    Torquay

    Grade
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    Ref: W44240

    Situated in a fantastic location in Torquay, Bedford House Apartments (refs W44240, W44241, W44242 and W44243) are set back from the road in an elevated position, making them a remarkably peaceful and relaxing place to stay. They are only a 5-minute walk from Torquay harbour where you can find many restaurants, bars and cafes. The attractions of the English Riviera stay open all year round and are all within walking distance; Torquay Museum, 3 minutes, The Princess Theatre, 15 minutes and Kent’s Cavern, 20 minutes. Numerous beaches can also be reached within half a mile.

    The holiday apartments are surrounded by mature gardens with exotic plants that grow well, being in the English Riviera’s mild climate. They have off-road parking and make an ideal base from which to explore Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, as well as areas of Devon and further afield to Dartmoor, The South Hams and the cities of Plymouth and Exeter.
    There are superb bus routes across the Riviera and the nearest bus stop to the apartments is less than 100 yards away. Between April and the end of October, visitors are also able to make use of the extensive boat services which provide links to Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    iPod dock. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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