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Discover these North Devon holiday cottages for your next break; whether a beach escape or a rural retreat, there’s a host of locations and properties to suit your group.
Why choose North Devon?
The area of North Devon extends along the coast from Saunton to Lynton. It includes part of Exmoor National Park as well as the towns of Witheridge and Chulmleigh. Within its borders is the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a varied landscape covering 66 miles including coastline and dense woodland.
From your North Devon accommodation you can discover many great beaches and some of the best surfing spots in the UK. In fact, it’s ideal for pretty much any water sport you can think of. Try your hand at kayaking, paddle boarding or windsurfing to name a few.
Explore the great outdoors by walking or cycling along the many trails. The South West Coast Path runs the length of the North Devon coast and contains some of the best cliff views in the country. If you want to walk further inland then follow the Tarka Trail. This 32-mile route stretches from Braunton to Barnstaple and follows the route taken by Tarka the Otter, in the book of the same name written by Henry Williamson.
Where are the best places to visit in North Devon?
Visit the medieval town of Barnstaple, the largest town in North Devon. Once a thriving port, Barnstaple remains a busy market town with a traditional Pannier Market. Learn about the history of the area with a trip to one of the local museums or discover the remains of Barnstaple Castle.
Clovelly is an ancient fishing village that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Completely pedestrianised, the only traffic in the village are donkeys and sledges. Starting high up in the cliffs, cobbled streets descend down to an idyllic fishing port, still famous for its lobsters and crabs.
What are the best attractions in North Devon?
If you love the outdoors then there is plenty to keep you entertained on holidays in North Devon. Walk or cycle along the trails or visit one of the many beaches along the coast such as Saunton Sands or Combesgate Beach. Explore the rock pools, build sandcastles or try out the water sport activities on offer
From Ilfracombe you can take a boat trip and see the stunning North Devon Coastline from sea level. Whilst in Ilfracombe head along to Chambercombe Manor, a property rich in history dating back to the 11th century and said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.
For something different why not take a trip to The Ultimate Adventure Centre in Bideford? Take on the Ultimate Assault; ride the water slides, traverse climbing walls and try to get across the giant inflatable wipeout balls.
Types of Holidays in North Devon
The collection of North Devon cottages caters for all tastes and types of holidays. There are large holiday cottages, perfect for bringing together all your loved ones for a special occasion. Cottages in Devon with hot tubs allow you to indulge in some relaxation after busy days of exploring. Seek out a holiday cottage by the sea for those watersports enthusiasts.
Whatever your preference, book your North Devon self-catering stay with Helpful Holidays.