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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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  • Stable Cottage

    Meshaw, nr. South Molton

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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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  • Crowbeare Farm - Taw

    Great Torrington

    Grade
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    Ref: 31062

    Crowbeare Farm is situated at the end of a private lane and adjacent to the owner’s home. These semi-detached holiday properties are set in a peaceful location, surrounded by fields and streams, but with the added advantage of being only a short distance from the historic town of Great Torrington. Taw (ref 31062) and Torridge (ref 31063) have been converted from the old milking parlour, with sympathetic conversion and decoration keeping all of the old stone and brick work on the outside as original as possible. Taw is the smaller of the two, with one galleried bedroom looking onto the fields. It is open plan, light and airy with a small south facing patio to sit and enjoy the view. Torridge has two bedrooms, one double with an additional single upstairs and twin zip and link beds downstairs. The ground is level from the parking area through into the kitchen, first bedroom and the living room. The downstairs bedroom is suitable for those with walking difficulties or those who use a wheelchair. It has an en-suite shower room and a door out onto the south-facing patio. The living room also has a ramp from the patio doors to the patio. Crowbeare Farm has a small herd of pedigree South Devon cows. They are a quiet, docile breed with each one having its own character. Early to late summer is when they have their calves. They are fascinating to watch and friendly. The cottages are located a short distance from the civil war town of Great Torrington. This has a good range of shops and amenities, as well as the 1644 visitor centre, Dartington Crystal factory and just on the outskirts of the town, RHS Rosemoor is a must for keen gardeners. The cottages are ideally situated for exploring the other attractions this part of Devon has to offer. There are stunning beaches at Woolacombe and Sandymouth. Enjoy a day out at Hartland and visit the lighthouse, Hartland Quay and the historic fishing village of Clovelly. There are numerous National Trust properties in the surrounding area to enjoy. The town of Bideford lies close by where you will find most amenities and at Bideford’s quay, you can book a trip to Lundy Island. Slightly further afield, there is the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. Beach lovers will delight in the wide sandy beaches, the nearest being at Westward Ho! A day out at The Milky Way and The Big Sheep will keep the younger ones entertained. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 3 steps to living room with beams/dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom.

    Gas included. High chair on request. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Washing machine. No smoking. NB: Stream close by.

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  • East Dunley Cottages - Virginia Cottage

    Bovey Tracey

    Grade
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    Ref: 28108

    Virginia Cottage (ref 28108) and Fig Cottage (ref W44213), are both perfect for couples who enjoy walking, sightseeing and visiting National Trust properties. These properties are are situated in 10½ acres of unspoilt natural grounds on the edge of Dartmoor. Both barn conversions are set in a row of three in a courtyard setting, close to the owners’ home, smallholding and 5-pitch certified caravan site. The holiday properties are eco-friendly with solar panels, air source heat pumps and an environmentally-friendly hot water system. Walkers can explore Dartmoor, spot wild ponies, cross ancient stone bridges spanning the River Dart, and admire the Tors. Visit Castle Drogo, Lydford Gorge, Buckfast Abbey, Torbay, Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles. Exeter, with its stunning cathedral, is a short drive. A nature trail and cycle route can be found on the Forestry Commission land, 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 28108 and W44213 can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Central heating by air source heat pump, solar electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 10½ acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and leat in grounds, 65 yards.

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  • 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.

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  • The Cartlinhay

    Bideford

    Grade
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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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  • 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.

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  • A Bit On The Seaside

    Paignton

    Grade
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    Ref: 28373

    Situated just a 5-minute walk to the sandy beach of Broadsands, this holiday property, A Bit On The Seaside is attached to the owner’s home and decorated and furnished to a very good standard. There are some fantastic views across the bay and beautiful sunsets whilst sitting on the decking or dining alfresco. Enjoy superb walks around this stretch of coastline, across fields to Elberry Cove and along the coast to the fishing village of Brixham. Take a ferry to Torquay or Dartmouth and visit Dartmoor with its rugged tors and lovely tucked away villages. Golf, go-karting, birdwatching and sailing, all available nearby. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

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

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Freezer. Decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Muntham Holiday Apartments - Nichols

    Torquay

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC584

    Muntham Holiday Apartments are situated in the Wellswood area of Torquay, a leafy residential area just a short distance from the harbour and town centre. The building is a fine example of a magnificent Victorian villa, built for a member of parliament and later a former Lord Chief Justice of Calcutta who named it ’Muntham’ which means ‘gentle breeze’ in Hindi. All the apartments are named after famous people who lived in Wellswood. The interior of the villa boasts an opulent main hall and staircase with high ceilings and beautiful Victorian plaster mouldings. These apartments are perfect for couples who want to explore the English Riviera region of south Devon. You can leave your car and walk 15 minutes into the lively and bustling resort of Torquay, with its abundance of shops, bistros, theatres and tourist attractions. Kents Caverns is just a 10-minute walk, and Meadfoot beach and Babbacombe village are both about 15 minutes’ walk away. The villa is set in gardens of almost 1 acre, which is unusual for Torquay, so there is plenty of space for all to find a relaxing spot to sit and read with a glass of wine or a coffee on a sunny day. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on the first floor.
    Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. No smoking.

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  • Moxhayes - Moxhayes Barn

    Yarcombe

    Grade
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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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  • Rose Cottage

    Cheriton Bishop, nr. Exeter

    Grade
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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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  • 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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  • Wheel Farm Cottages - Lower Mill

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
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    Ref: 30116

    Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
    Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
    Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
    Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
    Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
    Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
    Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
    Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
    Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
    Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
    Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
    Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
    Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker.Telephone-honesty box. Shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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