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A county for lovers of the great outdoors; holiday cottages in Devon offer the perfect base for adventure.
Why choose a Devon holiday cottage?
The wild moorland, sweeping bays and sandy beaches of Devon attract holidaymakers each and every year, and it’s not hard to see why! Whether you require a relaxing escape or seek a fun-filled adventure, a holiday in Devon has something for everyone.
These Devon cottages are spread across the vast landscape of this varied region. Devon boasts two coastlines, two National parks, and no fewer than five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fill your Devon self-catering stay with walks through charming villages packed with fascinating history and culture, visit harbour towns and learn about Devon’s maritime past, or simply sit, relax and enjoy a traditional cream tea.
From the wide selection of cottages to rent in Devon, a perfect base for your adventures awaits you. Holidays in Devon are perfect for outdoor activities with hundreds of miles of trails to walk and cycle, rivers to canoe, and granite tors to climb. The 95-mile stretch of Jurassic Coast has some beautiful beaches, ideal for family holidays or a weekend of surfing.
Where are the best places to visit in Devon?
Stay in Devon cottages within popular seaside resorts scattered along the South West Coast Path such as Exmouth, Salcombe and Brixham. Learn more about Devon’s maritime heritage in Dartmouth, home to a beautiful natural harbour, or ride the sea tractor to Burgh Island.
Explore the two National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and try your hand at pony trekking or horse riding. These Devon holiday cottages are dotted all across the county so you can take your pick from cottages on the coast, in the countryside, or close to the beach.
There are a huge number of walking and cycling routes surrounding Devon accommodation. Walk the South West Coast Path, the longest trail in the UK, and explore the Dartmoor Way, a 95-mile circular loop around Dartmoor National Park. Nestled in the hills of Dartmoor, you'll find bustling towns like Chagford too. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot Exmoor ponies, wild red deer and many rare species of birds.
For those with children, Devon has many stunning beaches including Croyde Bay, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands. There are many family-friendly attractions to visit such as the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Exmoor Zoo or The Milky Way Adventure Park in Bideford.
Types of holiday cottage in Devon
With almost 500 hand-picked holiday retreats, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to our holiday cottages in Devon. Choose a cosy Devon cottage with a hot tub, a coastal cottage in Devon to soak up the seaside scenery, or pick a dog friendly Devon cottage for you and your faithful hound.
Whether you are looking for adventure, holidaying with a young family, or after a romantic escape, a cottage holiday in Devon really does have something for everyone.
Book your holiday cottage in Devon today and secure your stay with Helpful Holidays.