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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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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Treetops Ref: HWT

Occupying the most superb elevated position, along the North Devon Heritage Coast, this unique holiday property is set up on the cliff side and offers unrivalled panoramic views over the bay and Bristol Channel from its principal rooms. Laid out over three floors, and of unusual ‘upside-down’ style, it makes the most of the vista from its third-floor living room and dining room, both of which offer magnificent views from their large picture windows and open out onto a spacious terraced area in which to relax and enjoy the view. Outside there are large terraced gardens, complete with furniture and barbecue.
The picturesque, ‘old-world’ fishing village of Combe Martin is a short distance away and offers its own small beach and rocky cove as well as a range of quaint local shops, tea rooms and pubs. Also well worth a visit is the pretty village of Berrynarbor, just ½ mile distant; situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it oozes charm and provides the visitor with tea rooms, a village shop/post office and an old inn (children welcome), all scattered among its traditional thatched cottages. For more extensive facilities, head for the popular harbour side town of Ilfracombe, offering boat and fishing trips to Lundy Island, secluded coves and beaches along its coast, as well as its own theatre, a swimming pool, restaurants and shops. Miles of golden sands await at the resorts of Woolacombe, Saunton and Putsborough – popular with surfers and beach lovers. Alternatively, head away from the coast and explore the wild open moors of Exmoor National Park (5 miles), where wildlife abounds and horse riding is readily available. Exmoor Zoological Park and Bossington Wildlife Park, within 10 miles. NT properties of Arlington Court, Watersmeet and Dunster Castle easily accessible. For great family days out, visit Dinosaur Park at Combe Martin, the Big Sheep at Bideford, or Watermouth Castle (just ½ mile from the property). Shops 1 mile.

Level access from road to ground floor: Two twin bedrooms with superb sea views from picture windows and doors to balcony/terrace; one large with en-suite bathroom with bidet, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet. Stairs to half-landing: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Large living room with gas fire and separate dining room, each with panoramic sea views from picture windows and patio doors onto balcony/terrace. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: Utility with washing and drying facilities and cycle storage.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen included
  • TV
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large terraced gardens with sitting-out areas and furniture
  • Two balcony/terraces with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle storage
  • NB: Sloping gardens, no direct access to the beach.

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£713-£3061
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Victoria Lodge Ref: HSSX

Victoria Lodge is a very Victorian house indeed! Located close to the heart of the clifftop town of Lynton, this holiday home retains the ambience and appearance of how it might have been in the Victorian era. From the sumptuously furnished and decorated bedrooms to the picture collection, this adjoining house offers something very different, and is an ideal destination to spend a holiday or to celebrate a special occasion. Despite its very Victorian appearance, the house is very much geared to modern day requirements, with all the bedrooms having en-suite facilities and televisions. There is a good-sized shared terraced garden at the rear to enjoy the surroundings and guests can enjoy the popular walks to Watersmeet and Valley of the Rocks which can start directly from the door. It is also a short walk to the heart of Lynton, which has a good range of shops, restaurants and amenities. Lynton is connected to its close seaside neighbour Lynmouth by the famous clifftop railway. Lynmouth is delightful and again has a good range of shops and places to eat. There are numerous attractions within easy reach of the house including Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle. At Croyde and Woolacombe some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country can be found, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor has lots to offer including Tarr Steps, the village of Withypool and a walk up Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. A day out into West Somerset is recommended with places such as Porlock Weir, Dunster with its castle (NT) and the seaside town of Minehead, home to the West Somerset Stream Railway. There are NT properties at Arlington and Knightshayes and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Great Torrington. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Large living room. Sitting room. Spacious kitchen with tiled floor and dining area with large dining table (converts to ¾-size snooker table) wooden floor. First floor: Three double bedrooms, each with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Seven Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, shared garden with terraces, lawned areas and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • ¾-size snooker table
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Steps in shared garden

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£1209-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Located on the vast Woolhanger Farm Estate, this large detached house is ideal for families or a group of friends to get together and enjoy a memorable holiday. The large layout of the house means there are plenty of living areas for everyone to enjoy. There is even an adjoined annex which is ideal for a couple or parents with a small baby to have their own independent space. The house also has a huge enclosed garden with a sitting-out area and large lawns, ideal for croquet or playing football. The property also enjoys shared use of a well-maintained tennis court. The Woolhanger Estate, 8 miles, has a wonderful wedding venue which is located in a spectacular Victorian music room. Woolhanger Farmhouse can be used in conjunction with Witham Cottage, ref HSSQ, to provide accommodation for upto 17 guests. As well as walking on Exmoor, there is plenty to do within easy distance of the property. In Ilfracombe there are the Tunnel Beaches, harbour and numerous shops and restaurants whilst Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle are within easy reach. At Lynton, take the funicular railway which will take visitors down to Lynmouth or take a trip along the narrow gauge railway at Woody Bay. At Croyde and Woolacombe find some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country, as well as many smaller coves and bays. There are National Trust properties such as Arlington and Knightshayes, and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor can also be easily reached. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Large living room with wood-burning stove and patio doors. Sitting room. Large dining room with patio doors. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with Aga (for cooking), breakfast area and wooden floor. Second kitchen with electric cooker, breakfast area and wooden floor. Utility. Games room. Two separate toilets. First floor: Five double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip and link bed; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Annex: Ground floor: Kitchen with electric cooker and breakfast area. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, partial oil central heating, Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Wii
  • Aga
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared payphone (estate office foyer)
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with Wii, pool table, table tennis, darts and table football
  • Shared tennis court
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead, sheep country
  • No smoking
  • NB: 4 steps in garden

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£956-£2698
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