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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
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

‘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

WAS
NOW
£634-£2111
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Steeped in history, Ben Venue is an imposing listed Victorian house built in 1890, once owned by the brother of A.R Johnson wax polish empire of America. Ben Venue (HKKB) is attached to Lemon Tree Cottage (HMMS) and the owner’s apartment. In Ben Venue (HKKB), many original features are still evident, with a very grand staircase, and large chandeliers throughout as well as high ceilings which add to the charm and character of this most beautiful property. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, from the piano in the entrance to the four-poster beds, the large bathroom and en-suite shower rooms. There have been many famous celebrities who have visited the property over the years and enjoyed many a game of snooker on the full size snooker table - see all the photos adorning the walls including Ray Reardon, Max Bygraves and Bobby Davro to name but a few. All of the rooms have elegance about them; there are huge picture windows, and sea views from the ground and first floors. Lemon Tree Cottage has its own entrance and is also decorated to a high standard from Italian marble floors to beautiful furnishings. Torquay has so much to offer and these are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends reunited and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks, with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and to study the natural wildlife at leisure. Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the tors of Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

Spacious living room with French doors to dining conservatory with sea views. Large dining room. Billiard room with full-size snooker table and sea views. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with gas/electric range and breakfast area. Utility. Sun room. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: Games room with gym and seating area. First floor: Study with TV. Double bedroom with sea views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle (jet shower), toilet and door leading to twin bedroom. Double bedroom with four-poster bed and wash basin. Three further double bedrooms, each with 5ft, four-poster bed, two with sea views and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (Winter £35 per week, £30 per short break)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Gas/electric range included
  • Freezer
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden and furniture
  • Secure cycle store
  • Full-size snooker table
  • NB: Water fountain in garden

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1068-£3392
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Weeke Barton Ref: KAAP


Already 500 years since the first stone was laid, Weeke Barton is a detached holiday property, close to the owner’s home, set in a peaceful location on Dartmoor. There are two wonderful wood-burning stoves set in inglenook fireplaces, as well as plenty of charm and original features throughout the whole house, including two stone, spiral staircases. All rooms have natural stone en-suite bathrooms, the living room has low sofas and cow skins with a roaring fire, and the bar is snug. There is also plenty of space to wander and relax in the wild but kept gardens. Set in the Teign Valley, this is an amazing spot for a number of outdoor activities. There are walks from the doorstep, bike trails, fishing, canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding and golf. There are various tried and tested walking routes ranging between one and five hours long. There is varied terrain in the area, including rivers, moorland, fields, hills, reservoirs, beach and tors. For cycling enthusiasts, Haldon Hill, 20 minutes away, is a great woodland park for off road cycling, and cycle hire is also available. There is also a freestyle park here, good for all ages and levels. Fly-fishing can be found at nearby reservoirs and private lessons can also be arranged. Trout fishing can be found at Tavistock Trout Farm, which has a pond for children to fish in, and Tavistock itself has a great pannier market. There are many golf courses in the National Park, including the glorious Bovey Castle, Teign Valley and Stover. Horse riding on the moor can be easily arranged to suit all capabilities, this is fantastic area to ride in. Dartmoor is 47,000 hectares of open access land, great for climbing, letter boxing or just to stroll across the wonderful moorland to see the ponies. Dawlish Warren, a 25-minute drive, has sand dunes, swimming, moorings and the usual seaside treats, whilst Exmouth, 40 minutes away, has a long sandy beach with many amenities and is popular with kitesurfers and for rock pooling too. Bigbury, 45 minutes, has a stunning beach stretch with a corridor of sand leading to Burgh Island, with its Art Deco hotel and 13th-cenutury pub. If the tide is in, a sea tractor takes visitors over to the island! Sandymouth, also 45 minutes away, has good surfing and a little café serving real coffee (check the tides). There are also many National Trust properties within a short distance from Weeke Barton. Beach 9 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and wooden floor. Spacious, beamed dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and wooden floor. Spacious, beamed, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Bar. Separate toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed and two additional single beds (for alternative sleeping only); one with en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Three further double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room with extra large shower, twin basins and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet. All bedrooms with TV/DVD (no reception).

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots and high chair on request
  • 42" Freeview TV
  • Five TVs (for DVD use only)
  • DVDs
  • CD
  • Electric double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • 5-acre garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Firepit
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 10 steps in garden

WAS
NOW
£2800-£2800
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3

This 300-year-old, granite, thatched Devon longhouse lies detached in a timeless hamlet in the Dartmoor National Park, 3 miles from Moretonhampstead, surrounded by ancient woodland and rolling hills. To the front is a large, south-facing lawned garden with table and chairs - a wonderful place for stargazing at night - enclosed by a sturdy stone wall displaying long-unused bee boles. The property has many original features and a wood-burning stove, but has also been updated for today’s lifestyle; it is spacious and is in an ideal location for families and friends to get together for a holiday or a celebration. Moretonhampstead is a friendly, busy, ‘gateway-to-Dartmoor’ village with shops, good food pubs, church and an outdoor swimming pool; heath-topped and surrounded by hills, it has good walks locally and has reservoir/river fishing close by. Its fascinating history goes back over 1000 years to Saxon times. In addition to having many of its own attractions, it is the ideal base to explore some of Britain’s most spectacular and beautiful countryside including moorland and the coast. For the active, Moretonhampstead boasts what many find to be a surprising range of sporting facilities and the great expanse of Dartmoor presents any rambler with unlimited options. No part of the National Park is more than a one hour’s drive away and most of the well-known beauty spots are considerably less. For those with other interests, there is the historic naval city of Plymouth, Devon’s Roman capital; Exeter with its magnificent cathedral; the many famous coastal resorts including Torbay, and the serene countryside of North Devon - all accessible within an hour. Set alongside the River Teign on the western edge of Dartmoor, Dunsford Nature Reserve offers wildlife and scenery so rich and varied that you will want to visit many times, and in every season. Admire the large areas of oak woodland glades, bracken-covered valley slopes, exposed rocky outcrops and the River Teign, which supports an abundance of wildlife from butterfly to bluebells, fallow deer to pied flycatchers. Golf at Bovey Castle is 2 miles, the popular Miniature Pony Centre is 2½ miles, Chagford is 5 miles and Exeter, 13 miles, Whatever the time of year, Moretonhampstead has something to offer! Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and bar area. Sitting room. Spacious dining room with ornamental ox-roasting spit and medieval muntin screen. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with central breakfast bar and tiled floor. Utility. Two steps up to playroom with TV (DVD use only) and DVD. Granite staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed, countryside views and en-suite shower room with toilet. Three double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom with 4ft bed (for +2 children). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with twin wash basins and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £3.50 per basket
  • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • TV (DVD use only)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Wii
  • Electric double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1053-£3022
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
The Stables Ref: HJJB

This impressive south-facing barn with exposed beams has all a family or group of friends need for a great holiday. The barn boasts six bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and televisions. Beautifully refurbished in a fresh contemporary style, white cotton linen and white towels add to that special feeling. The south-facing patio with teak table and chairs are ideal for al fresco living with countryside views.
A short distance away are the beaches at Westward Ho! and other beaches nearby include Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe. This area offers plenty to do for all ages including the Big Sheep and Milky Way amusement parks, RHS Rosemoor and cycling on the Tarka Trail, crabbing at Appledore and golf on numerous nearby courses.
Exmoor is not far away to enjoy some memorable days exploring the moors. Lynmouth, which has a unique water-powered cliff railway, and Watersmeet are popular destinations. Just off the North Devon Coast lies Lundy Island and there are day trips leaving from Bideford and Ilfracombe during the season.
Other places to visit include Arlington Court, Marwood Gardens, Dartington Crystal glass factory and Tapley Park. Horse riding, quad biking and watersports are all available locally. Shop 21/2 miles.

Spacious living room with gas fire. Dining room with wooden floor and patio door. Five steps to large well-equipped kitchen with range (for cooking). Two bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one double with 5ft bed, one twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms; two with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Gas fire included
  • Electricity, full gas underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Seven TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • External games room with table tennis, table football and darts
  • Shared tennis court
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£2601-£2601
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
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

WAS
NOW
£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

WAS
NOW
£956-£2698
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Peakaboo Ref: HMMB

Peakaboo is a large detached house (originally a pair of cottages) situated on Peak Hill, overlooking Sidmouth, with extensive sea and cliff views. It has a steep parking area and its own 2½-acre private woodland behind the property, with cliff top paths all adjoining National Trust land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are also stunning views of cliffs and the sea from the octagonal deck. Peakaboo is only a 5-minute drive from Sidmouth and all its amenities; it has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and makes an ideal holiday base for touring this fantastic part of Devon. There are many NT properties to visit including Bicton Park, whilst a trip to Crealy Adventure Park (close to Exeter) will be greatly enjoyed by children. For walkers, the coastal path to Branscombe, Beer and Seaton is fantastic and other places of interest include the Donkey Sanctuary near Seaton (5 miles) as well as Seaton Tramway. There are many activities to enjoy such as windsurfing, sailing, walking, bird-watching, golf and tennis, to name but a few.
The historic city of Exeter is 20 miles with its stunning cathedral and many shops. Slightly further afield lies the rugged wilderness and beauty of Dartmoor National Park, where both experienced and novice walkers can enjoy the stunning scenery. Visit all the quaint villages in the area and stop for a cream tea.
Lyme Regis makes an alternative day out and children of all ages will enjoy hunting for fossils in the high cliffs that overlook the town itself. Topsham, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton are all worth visiting each with independent shops. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

Living room/snug with open fire and 37in LCD TV. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with breakfast area and doors to decked area. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Five steps from hall to further double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Stone floors throughout ground floor. First floor: Second living room with 42in LCD TV and patio doors to decked area with sea views. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two twin bedrooms. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with decked area, furniture, and 10 steps to 2½-acre woodland garden leading to octagonal deck/viewing platform
  • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • NB: There are sloping areas and steps in grounds

WAS
NOW
£989-£2728
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
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Blue Hayes Ref: HKKH

This imposing Georgian house lies literally a stone’s throw from the beach. Situated in the pretty North Devon village of Instow this impressive house, one of a pair, has unrivalled westerly views out towards the Taw and Torridge Estuary and on towards Lundy Island. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the garden or the impressive sitting room. The house offers itself as either an ideal family holiday location or somewhere to celebrate a special occasion. The well appointed living areas are complemented with an enclosed courtyard off the kitchen. There is a self-contained area of living and dining areas, two bedrooms, shower room, toilet and kitchen on the lower ground floor of the house making it ideal for relatives or those requiring facilities on a level setting. Out to the front of the house is a lawned area with views over the beach and towards the historic village of Appledore on the far bank. Instow is a pretty village with two shops, eateries and pubs, and all within easy walking distance. The wonderful beach with its lovely sand dunes is ideal for all ages and has its own appeal at most times of year. The town of Bideford is a short journey away with a range of facilities, and a trip to Lundy Island can be organised from the quayside. Westward Ho! (2 miles) has a long stretch of sand and good surf and there is an indoor swimming-pool at Northam (2 miles). The house is also ideally located to explore either Exmoor to the east and its surrounding attractions, or to the west there is the North Cornish/Devon coastline with its excellent walking and hidden treasures like Clovelly, Bucks Mill and Hartland Quay. The Big Sheep farm park, The Milky Way activity park, Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor are other places of interest to visit. The Tarka Cycle Trail and footpath can be accessed from the village, which will ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy. Shop 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

Spacious living room. Morning room with TV. Large well-equipped kitchen with dining area, tiled floor and double doors to courtyard. Utility. Shower room with toilet. Lower ground floor: Sitting room. Kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and sea views. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (alternative sleeping only). Double bedroom with 5ft bed and sea views. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with small Japanese-style bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Further bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • High chair
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • DVDs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with courtyard, terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 5 cars)
  • Secure cycle store

WAS
NOW
£3060-£3060
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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Atlantic House Ref: HMMX

Glorious uninterrupted sea views can be admired from this breathtaking location, one of Hartland’s most stunning spots. Atlantic House is a delightful, spacious, detached property, set amidst the owner’s 17th-century farm. Lovingly converted from a former barn, it retains plenty of character with beams, stone walls and feature floors and is presented to a very high standard. The superb living/dining room takes full advantage of the views, and the sunny patio is the ideal spot to relax in and watch the waves. The property also has a large courtyard garden, ideal for al fresco dining, and the raised decked area and hot tub add the finishing touches for a holiday to remember. The magnificent rugged English Heritage coastline of Hartland and beyond runs across the farm in an AONB, offering a perfect haven for walking and bird watching. Narrow lanes from the doorstep wind down to secluded sand and shingle beaches. Berry Beach is just a 5-minute walk. Children will love the pets corner on the farm and the large playing field. The famous sandy surfing beaches of Westward Ho! and Bude are an easy drive and for family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are close by. There are numerous NT properties in the area, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Clovelly, with its quaint cobbled streets and picturesque harbour is a must. The village of Hartland is just 3 miles and has a good selection of village shops and pubs, all serving local produce. The historic port of Bideford, with its lively market, as well as the Lundy Island ferry and array of shops and other amenities, is just 15 miles. Golf, fishing, sailing, surfing and horse riding available locally. Shops 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and two steps up to dining room with patio doors, sea views, beams and wooden floor. Two steps up to spacious, well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking), beams and slate floor. Separate toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two steps down to double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. One step down to double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional single day bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with shower over spa bath and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional 2ft 6in single bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with shower over spa bath and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Six TVs (one Freeview with surround sound)
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Playstation
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed landscaped courtyard and lawned area, patio with decked area with hot tub and furniture
  • 2-acres of shared grounds with children’s playing field
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Mid-week cleaning at cost
  • No smoking
  • NB: 3 steps to decked area
  • Friday to
    Friday

WAS
NOW
£964-£3114
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