Holiday cottages in Devon offer that extra flexibility to come and go as you please, and the region contains one of England’s largest and most varied choice of self-catering cottage, lodge and holiday home experiences. From Grade II Listed thatched cottage gems in Dartmoor and city mews houses in Plymouth to seaside bungalows in Teignmouth and character barn or coach house conversions around market towns and villages, Devon’s spectacular coast and rural landscapes are brimming with holiday cottage choice. The region contains many family friendly farm cottage experiences and luxury cottage complexes with onsite swimming pools, petting farm animals, fishing lakes, hot tubs, farm walks and more, where you’re welcome to bring family pets and horses too! On a self-catering cottage holiday you can sample Devon’s finest local produce. Replenish supplies at local markets and independent, award-winning village shops. The county has farm cottages on organic farms, and you’ll never be far away from great dining experiences including classic cream teas. Devon cottages come in all shapes and sizes. There are grand Grade Listed manor houses accommodating large groups, leisure farm cottage complexes near Blue Flag surfing beaches on the North Coast and classic Regency cottage complexes on the coast around Sidmouth – perfect for folk week gatherings.
If you’re looking for that perfect family friendly and pet friendly cottage holiday, Devon won’t disappoint with its extensive cottage, holiday home and self-catering lodge choice. Stay in spacious 4 to 6 bed contemporary holiday home in favourite summer seaside resorts on the Riviera and North Coast or book a cosy pet friendly harbourside cottage gem in South Hams. You’ll find a huge choice of pet friendly beamed cottages with open fires in Dartmoor or choose a self-catering lodge with hot tub on the North Coast next to the Tarka Trail and near the South West Coast Path. Coastal cottages close to best surfing beaches will usually feature surf equipment storage space, outdoor showers and wash off facilities and most Devon cottages include facilities such as WiFi, off road parking and private gardens as standard. Short breaks are usually available off peak and find discount deals and special offers in Devon cottages outside of peak summer months or last minute.
Cottage Complexes/ Groups
Cottage complexes in Devon include clusters of luxury farm cottages in beautiful country settings, classic heritage building conversion in boutique coastal locations and a huge choice of leisure cottage complexes in a variety of locations from Torquay to the north Hartland heritage coast. The region also has an extensive choice of large luxury villas, manor houses and contemporary holiday homes in coast and country settings perfect for large groups. Whether you’re looking for wedding party self-catering accommodation, an activity group base or a family group farm holiday, you’ll find it here in Devon. The region excels in family farm holidays, featuring a number of cottage complexes with 10 or more cottages and onsite swimming pools, play areas, friendly farm animals, walks, dog exercising areas and more.
Family Friendly Cottages
Browse hundreds of family friendly cottages, lodges, seaside bungalows and modern holiday homes in Devon. Facilities such as cots, high chairs and stair gates come free of charge, and flexible family cottages feature enclosed gardens, WiFi, digital TV, PlayStations, games and fully fitted kitchens with washing machines and microwaves – all those essential home comforts. Many also offer inclusive access to onsite or neighbouring leisure facilities such as pools, gardens, games rooms and play areas, and a baby sitting service may be available on request. Find them across the region, close to amenities, on all inclusive family farm complexes and in popular family seaside resorts such as Paignton, Torquay, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe near award-winning beaches and family attractions. Look out for great value special offers on family cottages during off peak half-term breaks!
Cottage holidays with Dogs & Horses
In a region packed full of dog friendly beaches, National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and glorious coastal walking, not surprisingly you’ll find hundreds of pet friendly cottages across Devon. This South West county is not only a top spot for walking holidays with dogs, it’s also a great place for holidays with horses. Many rural cottages in Dartmoor, Exmoor and Central Devon offer onsite stabling (or can arrange stabling) for horses, with a network of bridleways direct from your door. Dog friendly beaches and country walks are never far away from your Devon cottage where pets stay free or for a small extra nominal fee.
Cottages with luxurious interiors, historic character and quintessential features such as exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces with woodburners and a thatched roof are not hard to find in Devon. The region offers that perfect romantic package – idyllic coast and country locations and unique cottage accommodation, with some quirky romantic escapes also available including boutique beach huts and yurts with hot tubs. Cosy cottage escapes offering short breaks overlook picture-postcard harbours, sit close to heritage coast path walking and Blue Flag golden sandy beaches or in peaceful National Parks and AONBs just minutes from a real ale inn. Honeymoon and romantic cottage hideaways are across the region on the edge of Dartmoor with hot tubs and starry night views, on luxury farm complexes with leisure facilities and walks and in gentle valleys and harbour towns in South Devon – all perfect for that special Valentines break or year round escape. Historic luxury properties include elegant villas on the English Riviera, grand manor houses and 17th century coach house conversions in Dartmoor and Exmoor, cosy coastal fisherman’s cottages and spectacular rural barn conversions.