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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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Bedrooms
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Buddleia Ref: HMMO

Buddleia is a fabulous, well-furnished, modern holiday property of very generous size, superbly suited to a large family for summer holidays and family gatherings year-round. The owners have renovated it to a high standard to create a wonderful, detached home set in the village of West Charleton, between the riverside town of Kingsbridge and the wide expanse of beach at Slapton Sands, on the South Devon Coast. It has its own private gated driveway and large, enclosed, level, lawned garden - very secluded and south facing. Skirting the rear of the property is a large decked area with glass balustrade, table (seats 12) and steps down to the lawn. To the front is a small pebble Mediterranean-style patio area. This is a very family-friendly holiday home; the large kitchen/dining room forms the main hub of the house and - with its large breakfast bar and bar stools - creates a good social area for cooking, chatting and dining. The separate living room features a 42in plasma TV and wood-burning stove - ideal for cosy nights in during autumn and winter; in summer the large French doors can open up onto the decking. For children, there is an outdoor play area with a slide and swings. West Charleton lies on the A379 - one of the many villages en route from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth. Within 20-30 minutes’ drive are many popular and well-loved locations in South Devon: the yachting haven of Salcombe, the rugged cliffs and tiny coves at Hope Cove and Thurlestone, Bantham Beach (popular with surfers), the busy market town of Kingsbridge, Totnes and Modbury, the famous beaches of Slapton Sands, working fishing village of Beesands, East Prawle - surrounded by NT coastline and close to the Start Point Lighthouse, the little sandy bays at East Portlemouth and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 50 yards.

Large entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, plasma TV and doors to large decked area. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking), American-style f/freezer, TV and doors to decked area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, door to patio, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, large apex glass window, en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. All upstairs bedrooms with far-reaching views to Salcombe. Bathroom with 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
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large decked area with glass balustrade, furniture, sun loungers and large enclosed, level,lawned garden; small patio to front
  • Outdoor play area with slide and swings
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Equipment store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps to large, enclosed, level, lawned garden

WAS
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£880-£3152
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
White Dove Barn Ref: 23399

Situated within a SSSI, this detached holiday barn is situated within the glorious coastline of the South Hams, close to Wembury Bay marine conservation area. This beautifully presented and spacious Grade II listed barn dates back to the 17th century. Close to the owners home, it has been carefully restored to a very high standard benefiting from all modern conveniencies. Guests can access the first floor by an oak staircase, or a second spiral staircase. It was once an integral part of Langdon Barton - the 300-acre working farm which has been in the same family for 110 years and still in use. A 15-minute walk over fields leads to Wembury beach offering rock pools, a NT cafe and safe bathing. Here you will also find the South Devon Coastal Footpath, with stunning sea views of Mewstone Island and across Plymouth Sound to the Cornish coastline and on a clear day in the distance you can see the Eddystone Lighthouse - 13 miles off shore. St Werburghs Church, standing on the headland above Wembury beach is in the most stunning location, here you can follow the coastal footpath and catch the water taxi to Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo. Mount Batten for water sports and yachting is just 5 minutes away. Langdon Barton can also offer secure boat parking. The city of Plymouth is just 7 miles and in recent years has gone through a face lift with its new shopping mall and regenerated waterfront areas. The Barbican at night is bustling with nightlife, bars, bistros, restaurants and shops. Dartmoor National Park, 15 miles. Eden Project 11/4 hour’s drive. Golf 4 miles. Shop/PO 2 miles. Pub 500 yards.

Ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor (can also be accessed via second spiral staircase): Living/dining room/kitchen with beams, roof trusses and wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Ipod dock. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£657-£1650
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

"A truly magical estate to escape to and unwind..."

Nestling peacefully high in the hills above the Taw/Torridge estuaries, the Webbery Manor Estate - a Saxon manor listed in the Domesday Book as being given by the conqueror to Nicholas the Crossbowman - is a haven of rural tranquillity, yet lies within convenient striking distance of the North Devon market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple. In the 30 acres of parkland and woods surrounding the Manor House (rebuilt during the Regency period), grazing sheep compete for space with deer, hare, owls, pheasant, birds of prey and other wildlife. Stunning views of Exmoor and Lundy Island (accessible by ferry from Bideford and Ilfracombe) may be enjoyed from the grounds on clear days. Gardeners will delight in the many specimen trees and rhododendrons, and in the stone and brick walled kitchen gardens from which complimentary seasonal produce is made available to guests. In addition, the gardens at RHS Rosemoor, Marwood and Tapley Park are all within easy driving distance.
Four of the properties (HDDN, HDDO, HDDP and HDDQ) were originally constructed using materials from the estate and all have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with careful attention being paid to comfort and detail. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antique and period pieces, they offer solid oak floors, hand-made curtains and wood-burning stoves with fuel available from the estate’s woodland. The owners’ tennis court may be used subject to availability (non-marking footwear must be worn). Dove Cote House is a substantial residence, truly unique with dove cotes set into the front gable of the house. The interior boasts vaulted ceilings, galleried landings and many other interesting features. The main bedroom has a roof terrace with breathtaking westerly views out to Lundy Island - just the place for breakfast or watching the setting sun with a glass of wine on a warm summer’s evening.
A link to the Groom’s Cottage can be opened up to create a six-bedroomed cottage accommodating twelve people. The Groom’s Cottage which adjoins the Dove Cote House has open-plan accommodation on the ground floor with French doors leading to a secluded walled garden. The Linhay, where carts were once kept and the hay stored for the horses which worked the estate in a bygone age, is a two-bedroomed detached cottage with a bright and airy interior which oozes charm. Both bedrooms enjoy westerly views over the Bristol Channel towards Lundy. The Appleloft, which once housed the estate’s cider press is a delightful spacious, two-bedroomed cottage with a gallery and vaulted ceiling, adjoining the Groom’s Cottage.
Chapel Cottage (H81), the fifth property, adjoins the Manor House (occupied by the owners) and is a conversion of what was once the family place of worship, whilst the sixth, The Coach House (HPPR and HPPS), has been reconstructed in the Regency style and has wonderful views towards Exmoor in the distance. It has been divided into two stunning wings, Cutcliffe Chambers and Luppincott Chambers. Each is sited either side of an internal light tower and can be booked separately or, for a larger party, taken together. The Garden Cottage is a spacious retreat for two, and as it adjoins The Coach House it can also be booked as an annexe to this property to create a five bedroom cottage accommodating ten.
Webbery is ideal for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for those who just want to escape and unwind on holiday in a truly magical place. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks in woodland, along coastal and esturine trails and for the more energetic, The Tarka Trail is located only a few minutes away and provides extensive (and largely level) cycling with wonderful estuary views. The sea is never far away from Webbery and the long sandy beaches of Instow...

Large living room with wood-burning stove in large brick fireplace. Large dining room with wood-burning stove and oak refectory table. Bespoke well-equipped kitchen with range (for cooking), marble worktops, Belfast sink and limestone floor. Breakfast area. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with Art Deco French mahogany bed. Roof terrace. Bathroom with raised area with Victorian slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel included
  • Electricity included
  • TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Electric/gas range (double oven) included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Large American-style fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Terrace with furniture and lawned garden
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared 30-acre mature parkland
  • Shared use of owners’ grounds with two walled gardens
  • Shared barbecue and gazebo
  • Parking
  • Shared all-weather tennis court with pavilion (bring own ‘non-marking’ footwear and equipment)
  • Complimentary produce available from kitchen garden
  • No smoking

Note: Groom’s Cottage (HDDQ) and Dove Cote House (HDDP) can be linked, allowing both properties to be booked together to sleep 12 people (with the dining room also seating 12).

WAS
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£561-£1698
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
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
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Orchard House Ref: HDDK

Orchard House is a stunning, 18th-century converted barn which has been beautifully furnished throughout and offers spacious, detached holiday accommodation on the breathtaking North Devon Coast. A 40-minute walk across farmland leads to a little known, secluded, pebble and sandy beach - Portledge beach (access only available from 2nd Feb - 31st August) - which is a wonderful sun trap and well off the tourist map, making it usually very quiet even on the busiest summer day. The spectacular South West Coastal Path has a chain of magnificent cliffs and stretches along the Heritage Coast to Hartland Point. Retaining many original features - including exposed timber roof trusses, vaulted ceilings and natural stone – the property also benefits from modern design details. The four spacious double bedrooms are sumptuously furnished with designer fabrics, each one themed: French-style, chunky rustic Mexican-style, rich mahogany, and one with contemporary nickel bedstead. To the front of Orchard House is an enclosed garden and patio, with uninterrupted country views across the fields and valley. The long stone patio area extends the entire length of the barn, with huge patio table and chairs seating 12. Guests are free to explore the surrounding 20 acres of woodland and pasture (with sheep). The famous surfing beaches of Westward Ho! (4 miles) and Bude are an easy drive or hire a bike and explore the nearby Tarka Trail. Sailing, water-skiing, golf and riding are available locally. There are numerous NT properties in the area, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Hartland Abbey is well worth a visit and the charming village of Clovelly, just 6 miles away, is one of Britain’s showpieces, with whitewashed houses tumbling down to a little harbour. The Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre, which includes a large supermarket, is just 2 miles.

Spacious, modern open-plan living/dining room with central wood-burning stove, and 50in plasma TV. Well-equipped kitchen with large range, granite work tops and central breakfast bar. Utility/toilet/boot room. Study with sofa-bed (for +2) and 40in plasma TV. Entrance hall/cloakroom. First floor: Four double bedrooms each with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. All bedrooms with plasma TV.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Eight TVs (Sky, full package)
  • DVD
  • Playstation 3
  • Electricity double range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer with ice maker and water filter
  • Broadband connection
  • Payphone
  • Large level, enclosed lawned area with patio, furniture, swings and climbing frame
  • 20 acres shared woodland and farmland
  • Barbecue
  • Car port (for 3 cars); ample additional parking
  • Cycle store
  • Shared external games barn with table tennis, pool table and darts
  • Shared tennis court (racquets/balls included)
  • Natural spring water from borehole
  • Welcome pack
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fountain water feature in garden, pond and stream in grounds

WAS
NOW
£1467-£3626
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
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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
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Braganza Ref: HRRF

Situated on the picturesque South Devon Coast, Torquay is one of three beautiful towns forming the sheltered Tor Bay and is renowned for the warm climate and clear bathing waters. The local beaches form a golden arc around the bay with shingle coves scattered nearby. Braganza has a sweeping gated drive which leads past the Mediterranean style garden to this exquisite Grade II listed Georgian villa set above Torquay’s harbour side and yacht marina. This fine house is attached to the owner’s apartment and takes full advantage of its southerly facing position with sea views into Torbay. The property has been renovated, to restore this gracious residence back to the grandeur of its period, which is around 1823. Once owned by Rear Admiral Sir Charles Dashwood and Lady Elizabeth (13th in line to the throne) this very impressive house is very spacious and has sea views from most rooms. There is a games room with a bar area and a hot tub with beach and spa towels included. This is the perfect house for a large family to holiday together or a celebration, not just for a summer holiday but for celebrating special occasions throughout the year. Enjoy surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife. Stunning views can be seen almost everywhere across Torbay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth, a few miles away. Dartmouth and Paignton also have wonderful things to do. Visit Agatha Christie’s summer house, or take ride on the steam train. There are many NT properties to see in the area as well. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

Reception hall with wood-burning stove. Large living room with French doors. Spacious dining room with French doors. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, Aga, electric hob and tiled floor. Separate toilet. Turned sweeping staircase to first floor: Three double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet, two with four poster bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with additional pull-out bed (for +1). Twin bedroom with TV, additional pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Aga (double electricity hob)
  • Combi microwave/oven/ grill
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Access to external games room with snooker table, dartboard, bar, kitchen and shower room
  • Cycle storage by arrangement
  • Private hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Ponds in grounds

WAS
NOW
£1194-£3168
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Holmfield Ref: HQQA

Holmfield is a lovely comfortable country house located in the pretty village of West Charleton, close to Kingsbridge. Ideally suited to families to enjoy the fantastic South Hams countryside and the many beaches along this stretch of coastline. This holiday property is a well-loved family home, very spacious and with an elegant interior decor. An adjoined house, it has parking for three cars and a lovely south-facing rear garden with rural views. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn separated by Gothic-style arches with an enclosed patio with water feature, a large level lawn and the added bonus of its own private, outdoor, 32ft long heated swimming pool in the garden. The living accommodation within the house is spacious, light and airy, and boasts two separate living rooms and two conservatories, one of which leads from the living room and the other leads from the kitchen. Both conservatories open out on to patio areas where there is ample seating for al fresco dining and drinks. There is also badminton, croquet, lawn bowls and a pool table.
The village of West Charleton has a pub, less than a minute’s walk, which serves food. Kingsbridge, only 3 miles away has a wealth of restaurants and pubs as well as supermarkets, banks and a hospital. There are many stunning beaches along this area’s stretch of coast, including Thurleston, Hope Cove, Lannacombe, Mill Bay (East Portlemouth), Mattiscombe (near Start Lighthouse), historic Slapton Sands and the lovely Blackpool Sands, all within 10 miles. A wealth of NT properties are within easy reach as well as Pennywell Farm, otters and butterflies at Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor Zoological Park, Plymouth’s National Aquarium, Dartington Glass, river boat excursions, Paignton Zoo. For the more active there is horse riding, Dartmouth’s Woodland Adventure Park and an excellent sailing course at South Sands, Salcombe. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

Large beamed living room. Sitting room with TV. Large dining room. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area and TV. Utility. Two conservatories. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV, garden and estuary views and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom with additional set of bunk beds (for +2) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower. Further double bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Spiral staircase to second floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Two high chairs
  • Satellite TV (sports package)
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • X-box
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Two freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with decking, furniture and furnished summerhouse
  • Private outdoor heated swimming pool (32ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 8ft 6in) open 31st May - 30th September
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond in garden

WAS
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£1409-£3169
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
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£954-£3004
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
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£989-£2752
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