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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


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
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Whitehall House Ref: HRRW

Whitehall House has much to offer all those choosing to stay here. From the very well-appointed accommodation to the nearby sporting and leisure facilities, there is plenty to suit any party. The house itself, one of a pair, is spacious, with en-suite bedrooms, and has lovely views from the living room of the surrounding countryside. The house is ideal for all occasions, whether for a family holiday or for a group of friends to celebrate a special anniversary. The house is situated in the grounds of a country hotel. By separate arrangement, guests can enjoy golf on the 18-hole course, swim in the heated indoor 20m pool, play tennis, take out temporary health club membership (there is a wide variety of classes held in the aerobic studio, which can be enjoyed on a ‘pay as you go’ basis), use the golf simulator or enjoy a meal in one of the hotel’s restaurants.
The pretty villages of Chittlehamholt, Chittlehampton and Kings Nympton are all nearby and have good pubs. The market town of South Molton is approximately 6 miles away and a visit on market day is recommended. The North Devon coastline can be easily reached with walking along the South West Coast Path or relaxing and surfing on some of the great beaches at Woolacombe or Saunton. There are NT properties at Arlington Court and Castle Drogo, RHS gardens at Rosemoor or cyclists and walkers can enjoy the Tarka Trail. Information regarding fishing on the River Taw/Mole and horse riding can be provided. Shop and pub less than ½ mile away.

Spacious living room. Step to large kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with zip and link with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate entrance to further double bedroom with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Six TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Range (Winter only)
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 7 steps in garden

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£793-£2429
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Snooty Fox Ref: HTTU

This detached, early 16th-century, Devon longhouse, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a very secluded location in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park. This holiday property, with spectacular views, is just 15 miles from Torbay and within easy reach of Devon’s beaches. The A38 is just 8 miles, and the cathedral city of Exeter and Plymouth are 30 minutes’ drive. Snooty Fox is an ideal base for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall. Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the drawing room, which also has comfortable deep sofas and family games. The property has the perfect mixture of rustic country furniture and antiques, canopied and carved beds, exposed stone and a love of horse and hounds throughout - an unashamedly romantic and comfortable getaway. Widecombe-in-the-Moor boasts two excellent, characterful pubs serving locally sourced food, the world famous church known as ‘Cathedral on the Moors’, a National Trust shop, a post office, gift shops and several tea rooms. Castle Drogo (NT) is the last castle built in England in nearby Dartmoor, and there are many other National Trust properties within easy reach. Situated in an AONB is the drama of Dartmoor, with rocky tors, wild ponies, exquisite walks, horse riding, fishing, cycling, falconry and golf at Bovey Castle’s award-winning course. Within 6 - 8 miles are the two picturesque villages of Chagford and Mortenhampstead, historic inns, excellent pubs, tea rooms, curiosity shops, tennis courts and the Miniature Pony Centre. Visit Bigbury-on-Sea, 16 miles, Slapton Sands and Torcross, 22 miles, Dawlish, 15 miles with beach and nature reserve, or Torquay which is within easy reach. A visit to Burgh Island is a must. The Eden Project can be reached in an hour. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Drawing room with wood-burning stove and polished limestone floor. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with electric four oven Aga (for cooking) and tumbled limestone floor. Utility with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Spiral granite stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft four-poster bed, oak floors and TV. Further double bedroom with four poster bed, oak floor, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, low doorway and oak floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Five Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Electricity four oven Aga included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared 3-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge - to be kept on a lead (sheep country)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£991-£2356
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Olde Cottage Ref: HOOU

An enchanting, character 14th–century cob thatched cottage converted to an outstanding holiday home. Tucked away in a quiet area of Shaldon, 5 minutes’ walk from the estuary and sea, this is an ideal location for boating, walkers, family beach holiday, cliff walks or a quiet get away.Visit Torquay, Dartmouth and Agatha Christie’s property. Golf courses, bowls, horse riding and sailing locally. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Beamed living room with window seats and French doors. Beamed dining room with oak panel screens, curved alcoves, glazed cob wall panel and window seats. Well-equipped vaulted kitchen with slate floor. Conservatory/sun room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Deep curved, steep stairs to landing with 14th century peep window, exposed oak truss and purlins. Two beamed double bedrooms, one with window seats, one with 6ft bed. Single bedroom, window seat. Separate toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (library)
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband
  • Telephone-incoming only
  • Small enclosed courtyard garden, paved area, furniture
  • Car park 40 yrds
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Beach Walk Ref: 26132

Close to Bovisand Beach

Aptly named Beach Walk is a holiday barn conversion in a small cluster of properties, and is located just a short walk down to the well known Bovisand Beach, very popular in the summer with families. The property is modern and well equipped, with well proportioned rooms. The rear garden is completely enclosed with tall wooden fencing, making it safe for families with children. The beach here is sandy, and there are many rock pools to explore. The South West Coastal Path runs along the headland through Down Thomas and onto Wembury. From Bovisand there commands the most spectacular views out to sea, across the breakwater protecting the large bay, across to the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall and over to the Hoe area of Plymouth. There are several pubs in area, a small village shop, a small beach shop, an ice cream parlour and café on the beach. Horse riding can be arranged at Wembury, and National Trust members have free parking at Wembury Beach. Shops, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£426-£1020
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Squirrels Ref: E3468

This elegant and beautifully furnished mews house boasts a wonderfully central location in Torquay, just a short walk from the harbour. Here visitors will find a stunning new development full of bars, cafés and restaurants; Fleet Walk and the Pavilion offer superb shopping and the town’s flower filled streets and clean beaches are a delight. An indoor pool with a flume ride and wave machine, a Byegones Museum, theatre and Kents Caverns - this lively resort has something for everyone, whilst for the more active there are water sports, a golf course, horse riding and miles of coastal walking to enjoy. Close by is Brixham, a pretty town with a beautiful working harbour, where fresh fish and local seafood can be bought, as well as gorgeous beaches and coastal paths at Berry Head. Completing the ’English Riviera’ is Paignton, a great family destination, with its long sandy beaches, famous zoo and steam railway for nostalgic trips through the Dart Valley to Kingswear Station. Inland, there are a myriad historic castles, stately homes and magnificent gardens to visit, whilst Dartmoor’s rugged beauty beckons keen walkers and cyclists, and the picturesque villages and gloriously pretty countryside of the South Hams invite exploration. Shops and pubs serving food 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Living room/dining area with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Combi m/wave/oven. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Garage. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£1388-£1388
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Harbour View Ref: 28530

Harbour View is a first floor holiday apartment property in the heart of the beautiful and historic riverside town of Dartmouth. It is conveniently located in the centre of town, just a short stroll from the picturesque riverside and the bustling maritime town centre full of interesting shops, galleries and eateries. The spacious interior of the apartment is light and airy and makes a great base for a family looking to explore the south Devon coastline. It lies at the far end of the main shopping street, opposite the lower ferry to Kingwear, where you can take the steam train along the riverside all the way to Buckfastleigh on the edge of Dartmoor. Shops, pubs and restaurants 20 yards.

12 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room/kitchen with dining area. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Economy 7 central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Parking (permit needed). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£220-£830
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

History is woven into the fabric of these quietly set rural manor cottages....

Courtlands Manor Estate dates back to the 13th century and was once one of the principal country houses and estates in South Devon. The owners live in the manor house and have lovingly, completely transformed the barns into extremely comfortable holiday cottages. Approached via a sweeping private drive, this cluster of barns nestle in a hidden and sheltered valley with stunning country views across the rolling Devon countryside. Five cottages (refs HTTA, HTTB, HTTC, HTTS & HTTT) are named after the families who once lived and prospered here and the other two (refs KAAS and KAAT) are ideal for a large group or couple respectively. There is many an interesting tale to be told of the inhabitants of Courtlands Manor over the past 700 years. One relates that the Champernownes arrived from Normandy in the 11th century and were one of the largest landowners in the county, and another that the Elliotts lived here in 1438 and the son was the mayor of Plymouth, prior to Sir Francis Drake. Located just over 1 mile from the historic market town of Kingsbridge, Courtlands is set on its own private land and is the ultimate ‘get away from it all’ holiday retreat. In harmony with its surroundings and no passing traffic, wildlife is abundant with pheasants and rabbits, the only near neighbours are the owls, whose ‘hoots’ are often the only disruption of the peace and quiet of the star-filled, dark skies at night. Yet centrally situated between Dartmouth and Salcombe it is in a fantastic location to fully explore this region of South Devon and in particular the South Hams. The bustling riverside town of Dartmouth, so popular with tourists, is full of lovely independent and unusual shops, bistros and eateries and has Dartmouth Naval College and the landmark Dartmouth Castle sitting majestically at the mouth of the estuary. Sea trips along the coast to Paignton can be taken from here, or a steam train back to Buckfastleigh. The fantastic, sweeping coastline stretches from Strete, high on the cliff top, along to the famous Slapton Sands, with its dramatic coast road with the sea on one side and a freshwater lagoon on the other. It has year round appeal, with its wide pebbly beach so popular in the summer and great for fishing in the winter. Visit the little, historic fishing villages dotted along the coast, the lighthouse at Start Point and beyond to East Portlemouth and of course Salcombe. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Double bedroom with fully tiled en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with fully tiled en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with vaulted ceiling, A-frame beams and bi-fold doors to decked area, open-plan with kitchen area with electric range (for cooking) and dining area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and fully tiled en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • DVD
  • Electric range included
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Lawned garden with decked patio
  • Ample parking
  • Pets free of charge

  • Electricity, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Smart TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Boat and trailer parking by arrangement
  • No smoking

WAS
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£895-£1803
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Torns Park Ref: E3013

Furnished in period style, this detached country house boasts the spacious elegance of a bygone era as well as superb views towards Buckfast Abbey from its elevated position within Dartmoor National Park. Ashburton (1 mile) offers interesting shops, restaurants, pubs, and art, craft and antique galleries. The River Dart Country Park, National Hunt racing, golf courses and many other attractions are all nearby. Torbay and coast 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Reading room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom (no toilet). Shower room and toilet. Z bed available.

Open fire in living room inc. Elec heaters and elec by £1 coin meter. NSH, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. DVD. Oil Aga. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Freezer. 0.75-acre garden. Verandah and furniture. Parking. Private water supply. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£558-£1153
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

" Between coast and country ... a collection of designer cottages enjoying the best of both worlds "

Situated in a quiet and peaceful rural location on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Tawstock, these four attractive holiday cottages (refs HYA, HYB, HYC and HYD) are only 7 miles from the nearest beach at Instow and conveniently close to all facilities at Barnstaple. The properties have been converted from a range of old stone barns presented in a fresh contemporary style. With the owners living in the original farmhouse, they form part of the traditional farm courtyard, though Park Gate is no longer a working farm. Each holiday cottage is individual in design, well equipped and comfortable, with attractive furnishing fabrics and attention to detail. Each has patio doors from the living room leading to its own decked patio and lawned garden, perfect for al fresco meals while watching the sun set.
This is an excellent location for exploring the magnificent coastline of North Devon, from the ‘Golden Coast’ with fine sandy surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, to the rugged cliffs of Hartland Point. The coastal footpath offers superb walking with wonderful views of the dramatic shoreline, while inland the wild beauty of Exmoor waits to be discovered. Bideford Bay takes in its sweep along Westward Ho!, Hartland Point and the beautiful village of Clovelly – much loved by photographers. Instow and the old ship-building port of Appledore shelter in the mouth of the Torridge Estuary, and regular boat trips to Lundy can be taken from Bideford. Casual cyclists who fancy a spin in the countryside under their own steam will appreciate the Tarka Trail, a popular flat route that is easy to manage and runs from Meeth near Okehampton; it winds its way to Braunton and can be picked up at Barnstaple, just 2 miles from the cottages. There are plenty of places to visit nearby, including a number of family attractions such as The Big Sheep, Funderzone and The Milky Way which have covered amusements for children of all ages. At Great Torrington, there are the famous and stunning RHS gardens at Rosemoor. Whilst there, it certainly worth a visit to the Dartington Crystal factory glass works (7 miles), where molten glass is expertly fashioned into unique works of art by the glass blowers. Horse riding, golf, surfing lessons and fishing can all be organised locally. The nearby town of Barnstaple offers good shops and restaurants, a weekly market and pannier market, theatre, cinema and sports facilities. Shops 2½ miles.

More suited to a larger family group, careful thought and attention to detail has gone into giving Oak a cosy ‘home from home’ atmosphere. An unusual full length window in the main sitting area gives clear views of the countryside beyond and there is a large decked patio leading down to a lawned area, where pleasant balmy evenings can be enjoyed.

Two steps to main entrance. Spacious living room with gas woodburner in central fireplace and patio doors to decked patio. Three steps up to dining room and large modern fitted kitchen with large range and breakfast area. Two bedrooms; one double wtih 24in flatscreen TV and one twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms, all with sloping ceilings; one double with en-suite bathroom with toilet, two twin and one bunk. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Additional cot
  • Range included
  • Freezer

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with decked patio, and furniture
  • Large shared communal lawned area
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Play area with swings
  • Tennis court
  • Games room
  • Cycle storage

WAS
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£2113-£2113
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
28
Bedrooms
13
Pets
0

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the twelve cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work. The heated indoor swimming pool is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition.

Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.


Nut Tree Farm is one of the rare properties in the UK, where a group of people can all stay in one big house and sit down to meals together - making it perfect for extended family groups. Nut Tree Farm sleeps up to 28 people in 13 bedrooms, all with their own en-suite shower/bathrooms. The accommodation is split between the barn wing of the building and the farmhouse, and guests have exclusive use of Nut Tree Farm’s heated outdoor pool and a games barn. Just up the hill are the Woodhouse Farm’s heated indoor swimming pool. Main shops 4 miles.
Farmhouse: Comfortable living room with open fire and leather sofas. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Large double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Wide oak stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with additional single bed (for +1). Barn: Comfortable 18ft x 18ft living room leading to large dining room with seating for 28 at 3 oak tables, leading to oak kitchen with two ovens. Utility. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite wet room (equipped for disabled) and toilet, and one with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms, each with en-suite wet room and toilet; one double, three twin.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Full oil central heating included
  • Towels included
  • Additional TV
  • Additional DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Additional dishwasher
  • Additional fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Two enclosed lawns, one with shady walnut tree
  • Gas barbecue
  • Outdoor swimming pool heated April-October (24ft x 12ft, level depth 4ft) with changing facilities
  • External games barn with table tennis, pool table
  • Wheelchair access
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
* Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
* Pool table.
* Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals
* Small indoor children’s playroom
* Sauna
* Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
* Enclosed orchard with seating.
* Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
*Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms

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£2552-£6009
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Sunvale Ref: FNR

This superb large stone house has been built in a most peaceful rural setting, away from all roads, in one-third of an acre of garden and about 7 miles inland from the east Devon coast. The two nearest resorts are Lyme Regis and Charmouth, both with sandy beaches and holiday entertainments. Chard and Axminster lie about 5 miles distant with shops and railway station.
Famous for its fine carpets, Axminster stills produces them today, with the original factory being found near the church. There are good examples of Georgian houses to be seen here, and for those interested in architecture, the National Trust property of Shute Barton close by survives as one of the most important non-fortified manor houses of the Middle Ages. A mixture of Gothic windows, battlemented turrets and Tudor gatehouse mingle together, reflecting the fact that it parts of it were built during two different centuries. Another interesting property to visit is the Old Bakery, together with the manor mill and forge at Branscome, set in one of Devon’s prettiest cob-and-thatch villages. Operational until 1987, it was the oldest traditional working bakery in Devon, and now serves as a tearoom, with the bakery equipment on display to the public. The lace-making and pottery town of Honiton lies within easy reach and has a selection of interesting shops and an annual fair held in July, whilst a little further afield is Yeovil, well known for its glove-making industry spanning 350 years. Riding and golf in the area.
Lyme Regis is easily reached and the colourwashed cottages and elegant Regency and Victorian villas which line the seafront make this very photogenic town. Attractions for all the family include a museum of local history and geology, Dinosaurland and a marine aquarium. Seaton is within easy driving distance, and boasts a steep pebbly beach as well as an open-top tramway. Garage/shop
4 miles.

Stone-flagged hallway. Very large, extremely comfortable living room with wood-burning stove in stone fireplace. Very well-fitted kitchen/dining room. Single bedroom. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Very large double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Second double bedroom leading to snooker room with TV. Single bedroom. Twin bedroom (2ft 6in beds). Bathroom with toilet. All rooms have fitted carpets.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel at cost
  • Electricity and gas central heating by meter reading
  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV (limited package)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio
  • Garden of ⅓ acre
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking in drive
  • Snooker room with ¾-size table
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£631-£2044
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