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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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Woodleigh Grange Ref: HPPH

Woodleigh Grange is an impressive apartment within a detached property in an extremely sought after area of Torquay. It has large, enclosed gardens to the front, rear and side with mature trees and shrubbery. It runs parallel to the 18th hole of the local golf club and has spectacular views over the course. The property has been decorated and furnished to a high standard - a special feature is the cinema room with widescreen 3D TV (glasses provided). It is the ideal base for family groups, reunions, celebrations and friends who want to holiday together, and golfers could not be any closer to an excellent golf course. The property is great for all year round stays. There are three ground floor rooms which are ideal for the less abled; all of the bedrooms are spacious.
The property is within walking distance of Oddicombe Beach and associated activities and the shopping area of St Marychurch, A tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area of Torquay, Babbacombe boasts a traditional olde worlde charm that has delighted generations of holidaymakers.
Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and the Cary Arms Pub. Nearby is Babbacombe Model Village, where thousands of miniture buildings and people capture the essence of all things British.
On returning from the beach, satisfy a healthy appetite at one of the numerous tea rooms and eateries dotted along the cliff top overlooking the stunning Babbacombe Downs. No visit to the area would be complete without indulging in traditional cream teas. Torquay has a lot to offer, there is the Living Coasts where penguins wander freely, the theatre which has shows all year round, or take a ferry across to Brixham, to sample the fresh fish and seafood.
No trip would be complete without a trip to Dartmoor to climb one of the tors or just take in the beauty and travel across the moor to Tavistock where there is some dramatic scenery. Paignton offers the zoo and Agatha Christies home Greenway. There are many NT places. Shops and pub 500 yards.

Spacious living room with feature fireplace. Sitting room with door to garden. Cinema room with widescreen 3D TV (glasses provided). Study. Kitchen with dining area. Second kitchen with dining area. Reading room with computer and printer. Utility. Two double bedrooms, one with TV and two steps down to en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and additional Z-bed (for +1). Two shower rooms each with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with TV, additional Z-bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs (living room and cinema room)
  • Six Freeview TVs
  • Two DVDs (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

Grade 5 Star rating
Haven House Ref: 28849

Situated just 6 miles from the English Riviera and coastline with beautiful sandy beaches and a wealth of nature reserves and National Trust properties, this very attractive Victorian, semi-detached, holiday property, built in 1898, has many original features and has been tastefully decorated and furnished to a very good standard. Within a few minutes’ walk to the market town of Newton Abbot which offers shops, restaurants and local pubs. Dartmoor with its famous ponies, dramatic landscapes, abundance of wildlife and the South Devon Coast offers superb days out. Historic Dartmouth and Salcombe with its beaches and sailing are also easily accessible. There is so much on offer in Devon, and Haven House is conveniently situated. Whether you are taking a family holiday, friends holidaying together or a celebration, this is the perfect house. Exeter with its fantastic cathedral is only a 30-minute drive, Plymouth which has an aquarium, The Hoe and The Barbican is only a 35-minute drive. Amazing walks along the Jurassic Coastal Path taking in places such as Lyme Regis, Branscombe and Sidmouth approximately 40 minutes’ drive. Haven House offers a spacious family holiday home and the second living room leads directly to the enclosed garden through the patio doors. There is a multitude of picturesque villages and historic inns, and always round the corner lies somewhere to indulge in a delicious cream tea. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin both with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Range. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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