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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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  • 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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  • Little Meadows

    Cockington, near Torquay

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC884


    With lovely countryside views over the Cockington Valley, this delightful garden apartment is situated on the lower ground floor of the owners’ home. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard and is in an ideal location for exploring all Torquay has to offer. The private patio area with table and chairs is ideal for dining al fresco, and there is also a double swing seat, perfect for watching the sun go down. Guests also have shared use of the owners’ garden area.
    Enjoy superb walks around this stretch of coastline, and along the coast to the fishing village of Brixham. Take a ferry from Torquay or Dartmouth and visit Dartmoor with its rugged tors and lovely villages tucked away. Activities available nearby include golf, go-karting, birdwatching and sailing. The beautiful beaches of Torquay are situated less than a mile away, and there are many National Trust properties to visit, including Agatha Christie’s summer home, ’Greenway’. Walk from Torre Abbey Gardens and Park beyond to reach the picturesque harbour, theatre, shops, cafes and restaurants. The Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium, where penguins roam freely, is worth a visit, and just a short drive or bus ride is Babbacombe Model Village, Bygones, a family-friendly attraction depicting British history from the Victorian era, railways and the 1950s, and Kents Cavern, a prehistoric cave. By day or night there are fantastic panoramic views from the Rock Walk behind Torquay promenade. The property is a short walk to the thatched local inn and Cockington village. Beach 1 mile. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    26 steps down to property and 3 steps up to entrance. All on lower ground floor.
    Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed, patio door leading to patio, and 2 steps up to en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    2 steps up to:
    Dressing room.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Large, enclosed, shared garden. Patio with garden furniture and barbecue. Shared grounds. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, 30 yards, and a drop from the patio.

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  • Jellicoe

    Ilfracombe

    Grade
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    Ref: 30475

    Jellicoe is a chic, split-level one bedroom beach apartment and has amazing views of the harbour and Damien Hirst’s ‘Verity’ statue. It is one of five apartments at The Admiral’s House, all with stunning views of Ilfracombe’s heritage harbour and beach. A steep terraced garden accessed from the second floor of the house is ideal for sunbathing and has several picnic areas. It is centrally located for Ilfracombe’s main attractions including local boats for trips and fishing. Lundy Island ferry runs from the harbour, and sometimes the famous Waverly Paddle Steamer offers coastal cruises. The holiday property is a 5-minute walk to the Landmark Theatre and for those who love walking, the path at the front of the house is the start of the coastal path, leading to Hillsborough Nature Reserve and the coves of Reparee and Larksdown. This is a great base for touring, surfing at Croyd and Woolacombe, cream teas, National Trust properties, Exmoor National Park, the Victorian cliff railway at Lynton and Lynmouth and many mini theme parks within a short drive. Beach 100 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity (£35 per week, £20 per short break November-April), bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared, steep, terraced grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Public car park (50 yards). Welcome tray. No smoking. NB: Steps on terrace.

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  • The Barn

    Dunchideock

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: HTD

    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. Set within the grounds of the owner’s home with its own garden, it is 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 in the grounds. Nature and cycle trails in Forestry Commission ½ mile, sandy beaches 9 miles. Shop 3 miles, hotel bar and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Entrance with electric sun awning. Extremely comfortable beamed living room, dining area, well-equipped kitchen area with ceramic hob. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Full oil central heating included (November-March £20per week)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs (one 51")
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer (available in utility opposite property)
    • Wi-fi
    • Private walled garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No children
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Pond in garden

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

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  • The Cartlinhay

    Bideford

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W41747

    500 acres of farmlandRural countryside / Working farm

    These three 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.

    CD. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Portable barbecue. No smoking.

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  • Waldon Valley Lodges - Hazel Lodge

    Bradworthy, nr. Bude

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W42814

    A tranquil retreat

    A tranquil haven close to the North Devon and North Cornish Coast, this is the ideal holiday retreat. These delightful single storey detached lodges sit peacefully amidst 8 acres of grounds beside the River Waldon. Guests are free to explore the many walks around the grounds which are a haven for birds and wildlife, or try a spot of fishing in the lake. All enjoy privacy, seclusion and delightful decked verandas, the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Bradworthy, 1 mile, has the largest village square in the West Country and provides good village amenities including a pub, church, post office, general store and butchers. A superb location with something for everyone. If you can drag yourself away from the lodge, nearby Tamar Lakes offers coarse and trout fishing, sailing, wind surfing and canoeing, whilst the coastal resort of Bude, 9 miles, has fine sandy beaches and excellent surfing as well as an 18-hole golf course, gift shops and galleries. Breathtaking countryside and coastal walks can be found nearby and the wild beauty of Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are just a short drive. The pretty fishing villages of Padstow, Tintagel and Clovelly are close by and the famous Eden Project is within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

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

    Travel cot. Freeview TV. Freezer. Welcome pack.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (fuel £5 per basket). NSH and electricity included. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden and shared grounds with decking and furniture. Fishing on site. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

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  • Flat 3

    Dartmouth

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: DHFOSS3

    A one bedroom second floor loft apartment located in Foss Street, in the very heart of Dartmouth, close to the quay and the many restaurants and shops Dartmouth has to offer. This open plan apartment has vaulted ceilings with roof lights and is very well appointed and equipped.

    Steps (12) to Communal Entrance: Steps (34) to second floor. Front door to open plan Sitting/Kitchen/Dining Room: Vaulted with timber beams and roof lights, TV (40"). Kitchen area: Modern fitted units, fan oven and grill, ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, microwave. Bedroom: Vaulted roof lights, double bed (4’6"). Bathroom: Vaulted, roof light, bath with electric shower over, basin, WC.

    Parking: Seasonal ticket (unreserved) for town car park.
    Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
    Wifi available.
    Electric heating and hot water.
    One well behaved dog welcome at the discretion of the owner at an additional £25 per week.

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  • Devoncourt - Studio 2

    Exmouth

    Grade
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    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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  • Lower Court Cottages - The Workshop

    Fluxton, nr. Ottery St Mary

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 27716

    These two 16th-century barn conversions, two of three, are situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, they were once stables of the Mayor of Exeter, then became a workshop and now are two delightful holiday cottages. Both are decorated and furnished uniquely and offer an ideal base for which to explore East Devon. Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Fluxton, nestled at the foot of rolling hills which ascend from the River Otter, located 2 miles from Ottery St Mary and 5 miles from Sidmouth. The area is dominated by lush green hills, wooded valleys and the dramatic Jurassic Coastline. An ideal location to walk the Jurassic Coastline, taking in Beer, Sidmouth and Seaton. There are plenty of activities all within reach, including cycling, horse riding, birdwatching and many NT properties. Exeter’s 2000 year old history is reflected in its heritage attractions, such as the Gothic St Peter’s Cathedral and the Roman city wall. Explore beneath the city’s streets at Exeter’s underground passages, which were originally built to bring fresh water into the city in the medieval times. Find out more about Exeter’s fascinating history on one of the free Red Coat Guided Tours. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux window, low ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters included. CD.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Internet connection. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Tarifa

    Bigbury-on-Sea, nr. Salcombe

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W40613

    Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Tarifa is a compact and very well equipped holiday property ideal for couples of all ages. A compact south facing first floor apartment, with superb panoramic views stretching across the wide sandy beach and the causeway out to Burgh Island. From the living room, there is a small balcony ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the sea view and a lovely well-maintained communal lawn garden beyond. Provided is private parking for 1 car with 5 steps to the apartment. A superb location for a summer beach holiday, located just a short stroll to the beach, café and surf shop and for walking the glorious South Devon coastal path. The beach is popular with families and water sports and is dog friendly. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    All on first floor: Living room/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Moxhayes - Moxhayes Barn

    Yarcombe

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 19776


    In Yarcombe near the old lace town of Honiton, lie these two holiday barn conversions next to the owner’s farmhouse, situated on a working farm in stunningly beautiful open countryside, with fine views over the Yarty Valley and Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Moxhayes Barn (ref 19776) is unusual and a little quirky, but offers peace and comfortable accommodation for 4 guests, as does Moxhayes Cottage (ref 19777). Offering a good touring base, with many attractions within easy driving distance. The World Heritage Coastline of Lyme Bay is a must, as is Exeter cathedral city with its many attractions and day trips to the south coast resorts of Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth. Enjoy days out at Crealy Adventure Park, Killerton House and Gardens. Many scenic country walks and village pubs, or explore nearby Honiton. Guided walks on the Jurassic Coast by arrangement. Golf 7 miles. Shops 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Properties 19776 and 19777 can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 guests.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Gallery with double bed.

    Gas central heating and electricity included. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: There are open-tread stairs with a low bannister to the mezzanine.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared ¾ acre paddock. Barbecue. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: River, 300 yards.

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  • Orchard Cottage

    Hawkchurch, nr. Axminster

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 25937

    Ideal village location

    In the heart of Hawkchurch, near the village pub and church, and only 5 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis is this very well presented and homely, semi-detached cottage. Lyme Regis with its renowned Cobb, harbour, beach, shops and restaurants is a must to visit. An excellent holiday home to enjoy West Dorset, East Devon and the stunning coast between West Bay and Exmouth. Ideal for walkers and bird watchers, with lots of walks from the cottage. It is also close to Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s ’River Cottage’ television series HQ. Shop 100 yards, pub/restaurant 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/bedroom area with (5ft) double. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

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