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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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  • Dartmoor Lodges - Woodside Lodge

    Doccombe, nr. Dunsford

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 28924

    Located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park


    Situated within the Dartmoor National Park, set back from a beautiful, leafy stretch of the B3212 and a mile from Doccombe, these three, lodge-style properties (refs W43911, 28924 and 29495) are adjacent to the owners’ home. The holiday lodges lie in a lovely setting that offer a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are 10 acres of beautiful, ancient woodland, complete with a stream winding its way through the land, plus wildlife ponds, granite boulders and a 3-acre field, (which is ideal for exercising dogs) and pheasants that come knocking at the door to be fed. A rich variety of plants and woodland flowers offer an idyllic haven for the resident wildlife. This is a brilliant area for walking, relaxing and star gazing as there is no light pollution. Nearby, a golf club and horse riding over Dartmoor are available. Being in the midst of Dartmoor, there are many superb walks, reservoirs, heather-clad tors and Dartmoor ponies. There are many places of interest for the whole family. If you are a keen walker, the Teign Valley is well known for its delightful woodland footpaths. It is an area of outstanding beauty and in the springtime, the Dunsford woods are famous for beautiful natural daffodils and a little later, a carpet of bluebells. All three properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests. Exeter is only 10 miles. Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    6 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and beam/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters included. Cot. High chair. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Gravelled courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Stream in grounds 7 yards.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Wi-fi. Shared 10 acres of natural woodland including 3-acre field for exercising dogs. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

  • Tregona

    Buckland Monachorum

    Grade
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    Ref: HHHE


    This spacious, well-equipped, contemporary, and very stylishly furnished single-storey conversion offers many home from home conveniences including a hairdryer, two wall mounted flatscreen TVs and internet connection. It is set in a secluded leafy garden in the village of Buckland Monachorum adjacent to the historic parish church and the welcoming Drake Manor Inn. This picturesque village is located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, 6 miles from Tavistock and 10 miles from Plymouth, and is ideally situated for visitors to enjoy the area. Local attractions include Buckland Abbey (NT), home of Sir Francis Drake and The Garden House in nearby Crapstone. Golf can be found just around the corner, whilst walking, cycling, riding and fishing can also be enjoyed in magnificent scenery. The South Devon Coast is less than an hour away. Bicycle storage is available by arrangement with the owners. The village, within a 5-minute drive of the property, has a row of shops including a chemist, butchers, delicatessen, local supermarket and cafe.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with leather sofas, oak table, vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss, rugs on wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft leather frame bed, oak furniture, TV and spacious en-suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two digital flatscreen TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, secluded, lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking 100 yards
    • Cycle store (on request)
    • Welcome pack
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

  • Champernowe

    Dartington, Totnes

    Grade
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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.

  • Braddon Villa

    Torquay

    Grade
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    Ref: 28739

    With fantastic views from the garden across Torquay and the nearest beach within 800 yards, this one bedroom ground floor holiday apartment is set in a Georgian villa dating back to 1821. The villa has been converted into apartments, with a magnificent shared hallway, high ceilings and original feature fireplaces. Torquay has a wide variety of attractions on offer such as day cruises around the bay, fishing trips and of course plenty of shops. One of the nearest beaches is Torre Abbey Sands, a large expanse of golden sand that is family friendly. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Six steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 6 steps to garden.

  • 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.

  • The Barn

    Dunchideock

    Grade
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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

  • Church Stile Cottage

    Exminster

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: HQQV

    Situated in the peaceful Devon village of Exminster, down a quiet no-through lane, is Church Stile Cottage, a Grade II listed property. Adjoining the owner’s home, this holiday property is very spacious and furnished to a good standard. It is perfectly located to discover Devon, with beaches and coastal paths, the Exe Estuary, the many NT properties and walking on Dartmoor with its tors, ponies and beautiful little villages (ideal for cream teas). Exeter is close by, with shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars and a cathedral. Buses run to the seaside and to Exeter every 20 minutes during the day, and continue to run late into the evening. Exminster is a friendly village and has a post office, pharmacy, GP surgery, dentists, churches and a golf course. Shop 100 yards, pub 500 yards.

    Living/dining room with gas ‘pebble-effect’ fire. Spacious beamed kitchen. First floor: Twin bedroom (beds can be placed together). Spacious bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas ‘pebble-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

  • Tritchayne Farm Cottages - The Hayloft

    Colyton

    Grade
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    Ref: 16048

    These properties are beautifully located in peaceful Devon countryside designated as an AONB, with lovely rural views and just 1 mile from the historic village of Colyton. These attractive, cosy and quirky stone cottages have all been thoughtfully renovated retaining character and charm, beams and partial stone walling. They offer spacious well-equipped and tastefully furnished holiday accommodation. Colyton is just 2 miles from the Jurassic coast at Seaton and is linked by a pleasant tramway ride along the Axe Estuary famous for its birdlife. Other resorts are easily reached such as Sidmouth, Exmouth, Lyme Regis, Beer and Branscombe. There are several local National Trust properties and many places of interest such as Honiton, famed as a principal antique, arts and crafts centre, Bicton Park, Forde Abbey, Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter and Dartmoor. The immediate locality offers particular opportunities for walking, cycling (cycles available for hire in Colyton), horse riding, bird watching and other country pursuits. There are excellent coastal walks, riding and golf. A selection of shops, pubs and restaurants are 1 mile away at Colyton.

    Ground floor: 1 twin (zip and link, can be 5ft double) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams.

    2-ring hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Freezer.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room included. NSH, electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Washing machine. Access to tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared central courtyard with pond and garden furniture. Large shared gardens. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: There is a wildlife pond in the gardens.

  • Acorn Cottage

    Horns Cross, nr. Bideford

    Grade
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    Ref: 31017

    On the glorious North Devon Coast, this cosy, detached holiday cottage, situated behind the owners’ home, is perfect for a romantic getaway at any time of the year. The A39 is just a stone’s throw away, and there are a host of popular attractions within easy reach including Dartington Crystal, RHS Rosemoor, Clovelly and the Tarka Trail. The popular village inn is just a short stroll away, just past this is a lovely 1 mile walk which takes you down through a stunning wooded valley to the secluded cove at Peppercombe. The historic market town of Bideford is just 3 miles away where you will find a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops. Acorn Cottage has low level switches and a double shower, making it suitable for the less able. The perfect base to explore the breathtaking North Devon and North Cornish coast. Exmoor and Bude are about a 20 mile drive away. Beach 1 mile. Shop 21/2 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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

    Electric woodburner in living room, electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Towel hire. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Didworthy Country House - Moorlands

    Didworthy, South Brent

    Grade
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    Ref: 27599

    Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool

    Didworthy Country House is a most elegant Victorian country house nestling within the Dartmoor National Park in the hamlet of Didworthy, close to the village of South Brent. These three holiday properties (ref’s: 27597, 27598 and 27599) form part of the main house and are positioned around an inner courtyard planted with clematis and pretty colourful plants. All guests have shared use of the owners’ fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool (available July/Aug, 10am to 6pm) and access to the lovely garden complete with patio areas and summerhouse with barbecue. From the pool patio the views are quite lovely and the moors are just a short walk. Many outdoor activities can be organised whilst you holiday here, including horse riding, shooting and fishing. These properties are perfect for those couples and families who are looking for a completely tranquil location in the countryside, and those who love the outdoors will thoroughly enjoy holidaying here. Following the River Avon upstream will take you over Shipley Bridge and up on the moors to the Avon Dam which is a wonderful scenic walk or you could take your bikes and cycle the route. The owners live on site in the main house and are most friendly and accommodating and are happy to share their swimming pool and garden with you. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    External open-tread stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Wi-fi. Large shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor swimming pool (depth 1.4m, available July/August, 10am to 6pm). No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

  • Little Coombe

    Okehampton

    Grade
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    Ref: W42322

    Close to National Parks

    This detached bungalow is ideally situated for discovering all Devon has to offer. Comfortably furnished, the property is close to the town of Okehampton. Very close is the stunning Dartmoor National Park with its areas of interest and fantastic walking for all abilities. There are stunning beaches at Woolacombe and Sandymouth. The R.H.S Gardens in Rosemoor is a delight and there are numerous National Trust properties, including Castle Drogo in the surrounding area to enjoy. The town of Bideford is a short distance away where you will find most amenities as well as the quay from where you can book a trip to Lundy Island. Shop and pub 3.5 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom (6ft, zip and link). Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Teign View Lodge

    Bishopsteignton, nr. Teignmouth

    Grade
    2
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    1
    1
    Ref: W44137

    With amazing views over the river, Teign View Lodge is a cosy, bespoke property, open plan to maximise space and decorated and furnished to a good standard. The bedroom has limited headroom (maximum height 6ft) with sloping ceilings on either side of the bed. This is the perfect spot for walkers, birdwatchers and cyclists, or just to get away from it all. The property is situated in a quiet residential area with a small courtyard area with table and chairs, perfect for al-fresco dining. Bishopsteignton is a large village, on the banks of the Teign Estuary. The River Teign is about 30 miles long from where it rises on Dartmoor, near Cranmere Pool, west of Chagford, and reaching the sea at Teignmouth, on the south Devon coast. There are many coastal and river walks well worth enjoying, as well as Dartmoor which is a short drive away. Teignmouth is about 2 miles away, and can be seen from the lodge. It has a classic crescent of Georgian buildings, promenade, pier and a long sandy beach. It is a real hidden gem on the south Devon coast and is both an historic port and classic seaside holiday resort. With traditional seaside attractions all around, you do not need to venture far to keep everyone entertained. There are two distinct sides to Teignmouth – the sea front and the harbour side. Then take a ferry across to Shaldon which is quieter, and has many cafés, restaurants and a sandy beach. There is a nature reserve at Labrador Bay and also a small zoo in Shaldon. There are many NT properties close by. A trip to Dartmoor is also a great day out, with its tors, ponies, vast expanse of moorland and little hidden villages where a Devon cream tea is all part of the holiday. Beach 2 miles. Shop 400 yards, pub 330 yards and restaurant 500 yards.

    12 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. First floor: Mezzanine with 1 double bed and sloping ceiling (limited headroom, max height 6ft). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet welcome - to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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