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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Shippen Cottage Ref: HPPX

This beautifully converted adjoining barn is situated in a rural location just outside the town of Okehampton and is surrounded by 25 acres of woodland and walks that guests can enjoy during their stay. The cottage is part of Kigbeare Studios, which is made up of a small group of master potters, wood and metal workers and their studios. The location is ideal holiday base from which to explore the North Cornwall and Devon areas. Close to Okehampton, which is the gateway to Dartmoor National Park. Stunning beaches at Woolacombe and Sandymouth. Enjoy a day out at Hartland and visit the lighthouse, quay and the fishing village at Clovelly. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room, toilet and double sink. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beams, kitchen area and wooden floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared 25-acre natrual woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 5 yrs
  • NB: Stream in grounds 500 yards

WAS
NOW
£288-£923
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Old Mill House Ref: HSSP

This detached holiday property, formerly a mill house, is located in the beautiful Taw Valley. The small Tarka Line train passes by on its journey between Exeter and Barnstaple. Guests can enjoy 2 miles of trout and salmon fishing (by arrangement). Beaches in the area include Instow, Barnstaple, Woolacombe and Saunton. Barnstaple has most amenities, and places of interest include the R.H.S. gardens at Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal and the fishing village at Clovelly. Enjoy walking on Dartmoor, Exmoor and the South West Coast Path or cycle the Tarka Trail. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Additional seating area open plan with kitchen/dining room with wooden floor. Double bedroom.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Full LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced stream in garden

WAS
NOW
£342-£1027
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2


The Old Roundhouse is a unique escape in sumptuous accommodation, the perfect holiday retreat in genuine peace and tranquillity. This stunning, spacious, detached barn conversion with original roundhouse enjoys total seclusion within its own large gardens on the edge of the owner’s farm, with no near neighbours. Nestling in this designated AONB, uninterrupted and magnificent views of the surrounding countryside abound and lovely walks can be enjoyed from the property. A 10-minute walk over the owner’s fields and woods leads to Hartland village with shops and three pubs including the award-winning Hart Inn. Sandy Spekes beach is just over a mile walk. A fabulous, picturesque, hidden treasure, great for rockpooling and surfing. The owners have maintained many original features - exposed internal stone walls, beams and wonderful slate floors with underfloor heating throughout. Everything has been thought of to ensure an incredible holiday to please everyone. The Old Roundhouse is a really special holiday home and a warm welcome awaits with complimentary chilled beer and wine, cream teas, fresh flowers and toiletries - all ingredients for a well earned break. The stunning World Heritage coastline abounds with family activities, from pretty beaches to hidden coves, once the haunt of smugglers. Hartland Abbey is worth a visit, as is the famous Clovelly. Bude and Bideford are within easy reach with their shops, attractions and leisure pursuits. Shops ½ mile.

Large double height living room (original roundhouse) with electric woodburner in stone fireplace, exposed trusses and French doors to garden with hot tub. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking) and three steps down to dining room with handmade oak table. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, ramp access through French doors, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower over corner Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and adjoining wet room with toilet. First floor: Galleried sitting room with TV and DVD. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (one can be twin) and TV, one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, corner shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with corner shower cubicle and toilet. External staircase to double bedroom (can be twin) with TV, en-suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, full underfloor central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Seven TVs (one satellite, one smart)
  • Two DVDs and small library
  • Wii (small library)
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock/books/games
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American fridge/freezer (icemaker, filtered water)
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Access to surrounding farm and woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking included covered carport (for 4 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Hot tub
  • External games room with full size pool table, table tennis, table football and darts
  • Mid week cleaning on request (additional small charge)
  • Natural water supply
  • Welcome pack
  • NB: 3 steps in garden

WAS
NOW
£954-£3004
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Shorewaters Ref: 19563

Excellent views from the balconies

Situated in an idyllic position on the banks of the River Torridge overlooking the Taw and Torridge estuaries, with far reaching views across to Instow and beyond. A unique opportunity to holiday in such an enviable position, the cottage has been refurbished throughout to a very good standard, and makes a perfect holiday retreat in one of the oldest and prettiest villages in North Devon. The cottage has the added benefit of two terraces overlooking the river, and almost all of the rooms also benefit from the views. A fantastic spot to sunbathe or enjoy al fresco meals in the long summer evenings whilst taking in the sights of the passing boats. Just a short walking distance from the centre of Appledore, which has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and village shops. Take the ferry across the river to Instow, which offers a quiet inlet and sandy beach along with a lovely selection of pubs, and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. Nearby, the historic port and market town of Bideford is just 2 miles, as is the dramatic far reaching sandy beach of Westward Ho!, popular with keen surfers, windsurfers and beach lovers. Locally, golf (Burrows course), indoor swimming pool, fishing, sailing and water skiing are all available. Family attractions such as The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Dartingtion Crystal Factory, Tapeley Park, Tarka Trail, Atlantic Village are all within easy distance of the cottage. Shops and pubs 500 yards. This property can be booked with The Waterside ref 30331 next door to accommodate up to 13 guests.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and wooden floors/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 bunk, 1 single (4ft). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Two balconies. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There is a tidal river in the grounds.

WAS
NOW
£356-£1393
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Folley Barn Ref: KAAN


Nestled amidst glorious Devonshire countryside and just 12 miles from the breathtaking north Cornish coast and many dog-friendly beaches, Folley Barn is a detached barn conversion, with the owners conveniently close by. The property features vaulted ceilings in the living room and both bedrooms. The living room, the en-suite bedroom and the decking enjoy distant views. It is the perfect holiday choice at any time of the year. Guests are free to enjoy the owners’ 10 acres of land and relax beside the wildlife pond. The wide golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 12 miles away, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with shopping and leisure facilities, including 10-pin bowling, a wave pool, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Holsworthy, 2 miles, has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets, along with a leisure centre and weekly market. The market towns of Launceston and Okehampton are a short drive, and there are several good local pubs and restaurants close by. Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding and cycling are all on offer close by and, for family fun, The Big Sheep, Trethorne and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ramp access to decking with access to first floor entrance: Large, open-plan, beamed living room with wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Two beamed double bedrooms; each with 5ft beds and TV, one with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet, step to one with 5ft zip & link bed and Velux windows. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Access to washing machine in external utility on request
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, lawned, enclosed garden with raised decked area and furniture
  • Access to owners’ natural, unspoilt 10-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from bore hole
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in grounds, 33 yards

WAS
NOW
£342-£1363
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Woodmans Stoup Ref: KAAU


Woodmans Stoup is situated in the conservation village of Colyford located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This detached Grade II Listed period farmhouse dates from the 17th century, but has origins that possibly date back earlier than this. The property is a traditionally built thatched cottage and has a number of leaded light windows, some of which are shuttered. The property itself has an immense amount of period character with many original features still insitu such as inglenook fireplaces, flagstone floors, exposed beams, timbers and window seats, all of which combine to create a delightful period ambience and an impressive holiday cottage. The property has been decorated and furnished to a high standard, and is ideal for families or groups to get together. Colyford sits on the A3052 midway between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, and one mile from the beach which is located on the World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic Coast. The property has gardens and grounds of about ¾ acre which surround the house and lie principally to the south. Worthy of special note is the delightful cobbled courtyard which is created by the house and barns which enclose it on three sides, ideal for al fresco dining. Within the grounds is the linhay barn, an attractive traditionally built building on two storeys which is built principally of stone under a re-thatched roof, making this a great games room. Also within the grounds is a detached cider barn complete with a very rare horse engine and original cider press. Colyford has a popular post office, general store and butcher which proves a great asset to the village. There are two public houses and a restaurant. The coastal resort of Seaton lies approximately 1 mile to the south and has a wide pebble beach, a small harbour at the mouth of the River Axe and direct access to the World Heritage Coast and South West Peninsular Coastal Path. The market town of Axminster lies about 5½ miles. To the east is the coastal resort of Lyme Regis and to the west are the fishing villages of Beer and Branscombe and the Regency Gothic town of Sidmouth. The county town of Exeter, 23 miles west, provides a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, theatres, and restaurants. Well worth a visit is Seaton Tramway; next to the tramway is the new Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve. The installation of a viewing hide and wheelchair-friendly paths means this beautiful area and its wildlife - wildfowl and wading birds in winter; dragonflies and butterflies in summer - are now easily accessible all year round. There is also a fantastic cycle way as well. There are many NT properties all close by. Golf, sailing, horse riding and many other activities are all available locally. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Spacious, period character living room with open fire in inglenook, window seat and flagstone floor. Sitting room with feature fireplace and window seat. Dining room with flagstone floor. Kitchen with gas Aga (for cooking), double electric oven, gas hob and underfloor heated tiled floor. Utility/boot room. Games room with table tennis. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, feature fireplace and window seat. Beamed twin bedroom with feature fireplace leading to single bedroom, each sharing an en-suite shower room with toilet. Further single room. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate staircase to first floor: Beamed double master bedroom with 5ft bed and dressing room.

  • Open fire - inital fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, gas, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Wii
  • Gas Aga
  • Double electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, south facing lawned ¾-acre garden
  • South facing courtyard and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1614-£2985
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Slowpool Ref: HMMA

Slowpool is a detached period property which has been extended to provide spacious accommodation for a large family or friends - who want to holiday together or have a special occasion to celebrate. It occupies a very rural setting at the end of a track in a 6-acre wood, 3 miles south of Honiton. The wood is a haven for wildlife with regular sighting of badgers, deer and an abundance of birds. There is a network of footpaths in the woods for guests to use at their leisure. The coast of Sidmouth is a mere 20-minute drive.
This is a superb house with total privacy; it has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard and boasts three wood-burning stoves, together with many original features. For walkers and bird-watchers, this really is the most suitable accommodation. There are so many walks to enjoy from the front door.
Many activities are available in the area including golf, fishing, horse riding and sailing. There are also numerous NT properties - all within a short drive. Exmouth is close by and has lovely 2-mile stretch of beach and was once home to the wives of Nelson and Byron respectively, whilst a bit further on lies the genteel town of Budleigh Salterton with its white-washed and thatched cottages which attracted such visitors as Noel Coward and PG Wodehouse. At Exeter, the South West Coastal Path Park is an ideal family day out. Exmoor National Park is also worth a visit, with its rugged landscape and ponies. Shops and pubs 3 miles.

Hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Second living room with wood-burning stove and TV. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with electric range, tiled floor and large dining area. Utility. Shower room and toilet. Slate floor throughout ground floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet; one leading to dressing room with single bed (for +1 child). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with double-ended Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Oak floor throughout first floor.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric range, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • Music system
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland
  • Garage (for 2 cars)
  • Ample parking
  • Hot tub (available April-September)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£989-£2752
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Bridge Cottage Ref: HGGN

Situated in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Croyde, this beautifully presented, detached cottage lies within walking distance of the popular beach, with its excellent surf, and the village’s many shops, pubs and restaurants. Accessed over a narrow bridge, it has a well laid out garden and even boasts a hot tub (£60 if required) for guests to enjoy.
The cottage is well laid out to provide room for all occasions. It has full central heating, as well as a wood-burning stove which makes it ideal to visit at any time of the year. With good facilities, it makes a great place for a holiday, to either stay close and enjoy the beach, or guests can venture out and explore the surrounding countryside walks.
Bridge Cottage also a makes a wonderful base from which to explore the other attractions that North Devon has to offer. These include the beaches at Saunton and Woolacombe, the harbour at Ilfracombe, Arlington House, Lynton and Lynmouth and the Exmoor National Park. For younger ones there is the adventure park at Watermouth Castle and the Big Sheep at Bideford. Golf courses are available at Saunton and Bideford. Other activities including horse riding and fishing are all available locally. Shops and pub 50 yards.

Large living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. TV room with French doors to garden. Spacious farmhouse-style, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility/shower room/toilet and stable door to garden. First floor: Three bedrooms: one double (5ft bed), one twin, one bunk. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Hot tub (£60 if required)
  • No smoking
  • NB: 4 steps in garden and small stream bordering property

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Linhay Ref: HEEH

A delightful little stone barn conversion situated amongst a quiet, secluded, natural woodland setting on the grounds of a working mixed livestock farm. Beautifully converted, with pretty interior décor, it mixes olde worlde charm with modern living. Located near Hartland, this is a superb location for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Devon portion of the Hartland Heritage Coast, which extends inland to include the plateau around Hartland itself. North of Hartland Point lies the village of Clovelly, one of the most visited destinations in Devon, with white-washed 16th-century cottages on the clifftop. Shops 5 miles.

Open-plan living/dining-room with wood-burning stove, French doors to decked area and slate floor. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with TV, 5ft four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with Victorian slipper bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with Victorian iron bedsteads and en-suite power shower room and toilet. Most rooms with open vaulted ceiling and cross beams.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two flatscreen TVs; one 37" digital
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed decked verandah with sitting-out area
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£315-£1031
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
2
Copperfield Ref: HOOG

This impressive, detached late Victorian merchant’s house enjoys a delightful outlook across the River Torridge to the pretty port town of Bideford with its pastel-coloured houses alongside a tree-lined quay. The house has been completely refurbished in a light and airy contemporary style whilst retaining much of its original charm and character. Equipped to a very high standard and arranged over three floors, there is plenty of space for family and friends to gather, but also to escape to a quiet corner. Pretty gardens surround the holiday property and offer plenty of space for al fresco dining, summer barbecues and for the children to let off steam. The panoramic views from the living areas and many of the bedrooms are breathtaking, and with a fenced 18ft 6in outdoor heated swimming pool, terrace, hot tub and sheer indulgence of the cinema room with 50in plasma TV, HD projector and 84in screen, surround sound, Xbox 360, Wii and PS3, together with Cat 5 wired network, it will be hard to leave this unique property.
On the doorstep there is plenty to see and do with the famous Tarka Trail 2 minutes’ walk away for walking or cycling. Alternatively, meander around the many delightful shops, pubs and restaurants that Bideford has to offer, with its regular pannier and waterfront markets, all within a 10-minute stroll of the property.
Visitors can take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island or explore many pretty fishing villages including nearby Clovelly and Appledore. Instow is just 2 miles away and is a pretty, unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The wide, golden sandy beach of Westward Ho!, popular with surfers, is just 3 miles away with Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe a short drive across the Taw Estuary.
There are numerous NT properties in the area including Arlington and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Hartland Quay and Lighthouse are well worth a visit and for family fun, the Big Sheep and the Milky Way Adventure Parks are close by. Golf, riding, fishing, surfing, mountain boarding, karting and high ropes are available locally and the wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin moors are all within easy driving distance, as is the famous Eden Project. With so much to discover in this lovely part of North Devon, this is the perfect holiday choice. Shops ¼ mile, pubs 300 yards.

Large porch. Large living room with open fire, window seat and river view to Bideford. Double door to spacious well-equipped kitchen with quartz worktops, TV and central island, open-plan with large dining room with window seat and river view, double doors to terrace and river views to Bideford. Utility/laundry room. Cinema room with TV. Oak floors throughout ground floor, except cinema room. First floor: Two large double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and river view; one with en-suite bathroom with TV, Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Further small double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with TV, modern roll-top bath, twin basins, walk-in shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with river views to Bideford, modern roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Open fire - initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas (partial underfloor) central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Eleven TVs (satellite and Freeview)
  • Five DVDs
  • HD projector, screen and surround sound
  • X-box 360
  • Wii
  • PS3
  • 6-ring hob and double oven
  • Microwave
  • Two washing machines
  • Two tumble dryers
  • Two dishwashers
  • American fridge/freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • Computer with wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking on drive (for 4 cars); additional roadside parking
  • Outdoor, above-ground swimming pool (18ft 6in x 11ft, depth 4ft), heated May-September
  • Hot tub
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

WAS
NOW
£1454-£4376
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Located in a tranquil, rural setting on the beautiful Bere Peninsula, the tiny hamlet of Hewton nestles within a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the rolling fields that run down to the Tamar Estuary, which forms the Devon/Cornwall border. The properties are superbly appointed and a real credit to the owners. From the extensive 5-acre gardens there are the most spectacular views down the valley and over the river where yachts lie moored. The owners’ formal garden is beautifully landscaped and is home to many unusual and exotic plants, a koi pond and large, mature trees. The outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by decking and there are sun loungers and garden furniture for guests to relax on and admire the view. There is a large field towards the bottom of the gardens and a mature wooded valley. These properties offer complete tranquil relaxation in a truly picturesque setting - ideal for couples as well as those with children. On the doorstep are splendid walks, cycle routes and horse riding with tennis, golf, fishing, sailing and canoeing available locally. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock, Dartmoor and several NT properties (including Cotehele and Buckland Abbey) are close by, and the beaches of South and North Devon within an hour’s drive. Shops 2 miles.

Detached, contemporary, stylish property with full-length glass walls, oak and stone elements. High vaulted ceilings in living/dining room with French doors to large sundeck. Contemporary kitchen, slate floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet.

  • Full oil central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Large secluded garden with decking and sunbeds
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Shared 5-acre landscaped gardens with woodland walk and 2-acre field
  • Shared use of owners’ outdoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 8ft, open mid May - late September, weather permitting)
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£328-£1137
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
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‘Impressive and spacious’ are the first words that describe this period seaside villa. With breathtaking views over the River Torridge, Instow beach and across the estuary towards Appledore, The Captain’s House is also owned and managed by the Webbery Estate (refs HPPR, HPPS, H81, HDDP, HDDN, HDDQ, HDDO and HMMN, just 15 minutes away) and is located in the pretty coastal village of Instow, just a short walk from the beach. One of a pair, the holiday house has an enclosed garden and patio area to the rear, which is ideal for eating outdoors. Having been renovated, the property boasts a fitted kitchen and dining room which has stunning views over the estuary. Guests can enjoy lovely views from most of the upstairs bedrooms and there is a small reading area that overlooks the garden. The pretty village of Instow, located between Barnstaple and Bideford has stretches of golden, sandy beaches and dunes, which makes this an ideal place for relaxing family holiday. An ideal spot for most watersports and sea - fishing can be enjoyed here, or alternatively local boat trips are available. For those wishing to sample the local food, plenty of pubs and restaurants can be found in Instow and the speciality is seafood - of course. The famous ‘Tarka Trail’ - just on the doorstep - is perfect for walkers and cyclists and follows the estuary towards Braunton and is a lovely way to experience the delights that this area has to offer. On the opposite side of the estuary is Appledore, a pretty unspoilt village with a wealth of painted fishermen’s cottages, found up narrow winding streets, some of which date back as far as 1335. Famous for its maritime history and arts there is a maritime museum and numerous arts and crafts shops. Just a short drive away, visitors will find a substantial and popular surfing beach and golf courses at famous Westward Ho! Within two miles is Bideford with its historic port and lively market as well as regular boat trips to nearby Lundy Island. The Dartington Crystal factory and RHS gardens at Rosemoor are easily accessible, as is a wealth of National Trust properties including Tapely Park and Hartland Abbey, to name a few. Shops 100 yards.

Ground floor: Spacious dining room with oak floor and well-equipped kitchen with slate floor. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with rugs on wooden floor and uninterruped sea and estuary views. Small reading room. Double bedroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to third floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with low sloping ceilings and one with feature round window. Shower room and toilet. Many rooms with sea views.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs (one portable)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Steep stairs to lawned area

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£634-£2111
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