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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
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
0
West Park Ref: E1397

West Park is an extremely spacious barn conversion, ideal for a large extended family or a group of friends. It is a fabulous location for summer holidays near the coast. Open all year round, it is perfect for autumn and winter breaks for family gatherings and celebrations, with the added bonus of an indoor, heated swimming pool, shared with just 5 other properties on site. It has a sunny private, south-facing patio and a sunken lawn garden. Inside the property is a lovely games room with a pool table, a large, well-equipped family-size kitchen and a spacious living room with a large wood burner and a feature stone chimney breast. Located near Stoke Beach, surrounded by rolling, rural countryside and close to the south west coastal footpath that extends all along the coastline. The pretty estuary of Mothecombe is just 4 miles away, with its lovely sandy beach. The twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo offer some good pubs serving food. The walk following the coastal path around the headland from Noss Mayo to Stoke Beach is well worth it, as the views are stunning.

Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Steps down to games room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room (no toilet), one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 twin bedroom. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room inc. Oil CH, elec and bed linen inc. Two cots. Two h/chairs. Video. DVD. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Two f/freezers. Payphone. Garden with patio, swing, slide and furniture. Gas BBQ. Ample parking. Shared heated indoor swimming pool (9.1m x 4.5m), open 8am to 8pm, 1st Apr-31st Oct. Games room with pool table. Piano. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps down to patio and garden.

WAS
NOW
£960-£1974
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
21
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0
Great Horner Ref: HRRY

Great Horner consists of the main house and the garden cottage combined, forming spacious holiday accommodation, set in a large garden in rural south Devon. Within the grounds, a large games room with table tennis and table football, plus a 12-hole crazy golf course will keep both children and adults entertained. Close to the village of Halwell, it is midway between Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge in a lovely location for both lazy beach days or as a base to explore the region. Totnes, 4 miles, has a unique atmosphere, especially on a Friday when the market comes to town, or enjoy a day at Dartmouth, 7 miles, where visitors can play golf on an 18-hole championship golf course (Great Horner guests can receive a 25% discount at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club). The main house boasts a spacious dining room with a sitting area, wood-burning stove and a table to seat all 20 people, making it a perfect venue for family celebrations and get togethers. The cottage accommodation, just 20 yards away from the main house, has three bedrooms, kitchen, large living room and dining space. This is a superb, self-contained property, perfect for family members who prefer a little of their own space whilst all holidaying together. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Main house: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Interconnecting double bedroom and bunk bedroom (each has separate access from hall) with shared en-suite shower. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two sets of stairs to first floor: Living room with French doors to patio. Large dining room with sitting area and wood-burning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen with TV. Most bedrooms with TV. Separate toilet. Cottage annexe: Level entrance to first floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, dining area and glazed doors to patio. Kitchen with handmade pine units. Steps down to bathroom and toilet. Separate shower room and toilet. Ground floor: Three bedrooms: two double, one with 5ft bed (each for +2) and one twin (for +2).

  • Two wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (‘Econ 7’ NSH in annexe), bed linen and towels included
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Nine TVs (two Sky, full package)
  • Two DVDs
  • Two double ovens
  • Two microwaves
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned gardens to front and rear
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Half-acre garden and children’s play area with slide, swings, see saw
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • External games room with table tennis and table football
  • Crazy golf, lawn croquet, badminton
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1102-£3405
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
Lyndhurst Ref: 29335

This spacious, detached house is the perfect holiday escape for friends and family at any time of year, and is just a short stroll from the village inn. Situated in the small village of Highampton which is at the heart of West Devon’s rolling countryside, midway between the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park and the spectacular North Devon and North Cornish coasts. Lyndhurst is the ideal base from which to explore this stunning location. The spacious living room, with its cosy open fire, is the perfect spot to unwind, and the large, lawned gardens give the children somewhere to let off steam. The glorious beaches of North Cornwall are just 20 miles, with excellent surfing, along with breathtaking coastal walking. Fishing, horse riding and golf are all on offer close by, and Dartmoor National Park is a must for nature lovers, whilst the nearby Tarka Trail leads walkers and cyclists through superb scenery. Hatherleigh, 4 miles, has a supermarket and a good selection of small shops, whilst Okehampton has larger town facilities. The pretty fishing villages of Padstow, Clovelly, Port Isaac and Rock are well worth a visit, as is mystical Tintagel. For family fun, the Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are a good day out. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with step to breakfast area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over ¾ bath and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor.

Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room (intial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric range. Microwave .Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£807-£2187
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
25
Bedrooms
10
Pets
2

Riverside location
Close to Exmoor National Park
Shared use of 30-acres of unspoilt garden
Fishing lake (license required, at cost)

Set in the Exe Valley, and very accessible from major roads, are these beautiful properties which all offer the perfect holiday retreat, all or part of the complex can be booked for large groups, parties or family gatherings. With the River Exe, Devonshire Heartland, Somerset and the North Devon coastline on your doorstep, the properties are situated in an excellent countryside location offering a good base to explore the beautiful area and are within easy driving distance of Exmoor National Park and the Devon and Somerset border.
Golf, horse riding, cycling and fishing are available locally, and clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and river salmon fishing can be arranged locally. Rod hire available. Many delightful scenic countryside walks can be found from your doorstep including the spectacular scenic coast between Minehead and Combe Martin. Tiverton, 7 miles, offers a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as the famous Grand Western Canal and Bickleigh Castle.
The nearest coast with sandy beaches and family attractions including Somerset World and West Somerset scenic steam railway is at the seaside resort of Minehead. The medieval town of Dunster with its magnificent castle, deer park and mill and the historic cathedral city of Exeter with its variety of shops, restaurants, theatres, race course and the Maritime Museum are both 20 miles away.
Delightful Bickleigh, 8 miles, has lovely thatched inns overlooking the river serving good food and local ales, the perfect location to get away from it all. Taunton, Ilfracombe, Sidmouth, Seaton and Exmouth within easy driving distance. NT properties within easy reach include, Knightshayes Court, Powderham Castle and Castle Drogo to name a few. Brampton, 2 miles, where sailing is available at nearby Wimbleball Lake. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Three living rooms, two with beams. Dining room with beams/kitchen. Second kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (4ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and level access for disabled guests. Two cloakrooms both with toilet. Three separate staircases to first floor. First staircase to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet, 2 twin, one with additional single. Second staircase to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Third staircase to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with 2 additional singles and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Two shower rooms with toilet.

Woodburners in two living rooms (no fuel provided). Two cots. Two Freeview TVs. Electric cooker. Rayburn, £100per week, £50 per short break. Dishwasher. Two freezers. Large enclosed gardens, private terrace and furniture. Climbing frame and swing for children. Games room with pool table. Couples and family bookings only.

All properties: Oil central heating (on timer), £100per week, £70 per short break. electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared use of 30-acres of natural unspoilt grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Two pets welcome, must be kept on lead at all times. Friday to Friday. NB: Lake in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£1682-£3327
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Meadow Mews Ref: 23769

A spacious stone barn converted into a self catering holiday home ideal for a large family or friends. Located in the village of Chillington, midway between the market town of Kingsbridge and the long pebble beach at Slapton Sands, this is a superb location for families wanting a holiday set in the heart of the South Hams region of South Devon, close to many wonderful beaches and glorious coastline. The village of Chillington enjoys excellent facilities, a public house, village hall, playing field, post office/general store, butchers, garage, hair dressing salon and a pottery. The South Hams has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rolling hills, wooded river valleys, patchwork fields, sandy beaches, a spectacular coast line and small picturesque villages. There are ample opportunities to walk, sail, surf, windsurf, fish, ride and golf as virtually every sport and outdoor activity is well catered for. A few miles away is Slapton Sands, a 2 mile stretch of pebble beach, with the sea on one side and a fresh water lagoon on the inland side, making a nature reserve which attracts birds and wildlife. The South Hams enjoys one of the mildest climates in Britain, warmed by the Gulf Stream. Enjoy the varied sights, events and attractions that make the South Hams the ideal holiday venue for all ages, all year round. Shop and pub 200 yards. Can be booked with property ref 24241 to accommodate upto 17 guests.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 twin, each with beams, Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Use of 2-acre meadow. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£619-£2462
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Heathfield Farm is a unique Grade II listed farmstead, set in 80 acres of tranquil grounds, amidst the South Hams countryside. The main drive into the property sweeps down for approximately ½ mile through farmland towards Heathfield Down house and barns. The main building at Heathfield is a large, impressive Devon longhouse which has been split into 4 properties, one of which is Heathfield Down Farmhouse ref HQQN). Heathfield Farm is just a short drive from the beaches and coves that scatter this stretch of South Devon. Modbury, with its shops, old inn, craft centre and impressive church, lies just 2 miles away. This is an ideal holiday base for exploring the Devon coastline, with its sandy beaches, 6 miles away. At the bustling hamlet of Bigbury-on-Sea, visitors can follow a 4-mile long ‘tidal lane’ during low tide or visit Burgh Island, with its 14th-century inn and smuggling connections. The beach at Bantham is easily accessible, as is Thurlestone, a chocolate-box village of pink-washed thatched cottages, with a sandy beach backed by rolling farmland. There is golf and fishing nearby, as well as beautiful views towards Dartmoor National Park, a haven for walkers and nature lovers. Plymouth and Exeter with their extensive shopping and leisure facilities are about 14 miles and 40 miles respectively. Exeter is dominated by the distinctive St Peter’s Cathedral, a stately monument with two great Norman towers, and much of the interior dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Yachting at Newton Ferrers, Salcombe and Dartmouth. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Porch entrance. Living room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Spacious kitchen/dining area, with log burner and wooden floor. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with gas range (for cooking). Lower ground floor: Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two further double bedrooms each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Sitting room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fires - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Satellite TV (full package)
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Two washing machines
  • Two tumble dryers
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Lawned orchard with slate patio and furniture
  • Shared lawned haha to front
  • Shared grounds of 80 acres
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Wine, chocolates and flowers on arrival
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Drop from haha to meadow

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Tutchenor Farm Ref: 7098

Tutchenor farmhouse is a detached holiday cottage, privately set within the heart of Devonshire countryside, on the edge of a peaceful hamlet amidst working farms. Set within the quiet enclosed farmyard with walled lawned front garden and small lawned area to the rear overlooking fields. The property is decorated with a christmas theme during the festive season, making it an ideal base all year round. Okehampton and Holsworthy, each 10 miles, offer shops, pubs, restaurants and weekly markets. Hatherleigh, 8 miles, has preserved its character and charm as a true Devon market town. Tuesday morning is without doubt the best time to visit. The market holds a fascinating insight into rural Devon. Here you will find local farmers bidding for poultry and small animals. There are also stalls selling local produce, plants and crafts. This is not a tourist attraction - it is the real Devon and should not be missed. Ideal base to explore Devon and Cornwall. Bude, the nearest seaside resort is within 18 miles, for popular surfing beach, leisure activities, family attractions and shops. Dartmoor National Park is an easy drive for keen walkers and bird and nature lovers. Also cycling along the Granite Way and Tarka Trail takes you through the edge of Dartmoor and down to the north coast. Nearby Roadford and Tamar Lakes offer windsurfing, sailing, fishing, birdwatching, lakeside walks and picnics. Golf and horse riding available locally. Eden Project within 1 hours drive. Plymouth and Exeter both within 45 minutes drive. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Two steps to dining room. Two steps to kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, oil, electricity and bed linen included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Oil range. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed front garden, rear garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Two pets welcome (working farms). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£421-£1090
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
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
15
Bedrooms
7
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.


Columbia was converted from the Woodhouse Farm milling barn and two of the bedrooms are located in a unique round part of the building, once used for milling wheat with horses. The building overlooks the old farm courtyard and is designed to be a peaceful place for a group to enjoy their stay in Devon. The Woodhouse Farm indoor swimming pool is across the courtyard. Small flight of steps to entrance into open-plan living room with elec ‘wood burner’/pine kitchen with elec range cooker, leading to large dining room with table seating 16. Beams throughout and with rugs on Italian-tiled floor. First floor: Landing with two doors to patio (one south-facing). Large double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and adjacent bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom and bunk bedroom with shared bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Full NSH included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4 per person
  • Digital 32" TV
  • CD
  • Electric range included
  • Two washer/dryers
  • Additional dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • 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

WAS
NOW
£964-£2974
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

"Deep in Tarka the Otter country where the river glides beneath the trees and time stands still..."

Orford Mill lies alongside the River Torridge in a beautiful wooded valley, nestled below the historic town of Torrington. With its air of peace and tranquillity, abundant wildflowers and river life, it became the setting for Henry Williamson’s magical story of Tarka the Otter. Indeed, the mill wheel in which Tarka hid from the hound Deadlock was at Orford Mill. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away.
The complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house, now converted into nine delightful cottages, all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside is detached and overlooks the river. All cottages retain character features such as exposed beams and stonework, and each is furnished in an individual style to a very high standard. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, with lovely river views, as well as an all-weather tennis court, games room and fenced outdoor children’s play area. There is an on-site cafe with wi-fi (open 9am-9pm). In addition, fishing rights are available on 200 yards of river (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost). All the waterways are safely fenced.
The countryside around Orford Mill is dotted with sleepy villages nestled among the hills, while extensive woodlands, traversed by many footpaths, offer the chance to experience the area’s natural beauty at close quarters. Adjacent to the grounds are the renowned RHS gardens at Rosemoor, and other local attractions include Dartington Crystal, offering a factory tour and visitor centre. Great Torrington is only a mile away with good shopping and amenities, and there is golf at nearby Hartland. Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The ‘Big Sheep’ and ‘Milky Way’ theme parks are each less than 10 miles away.
The River Torridge runs downstream to the ancient port of Bideford, still with a working quay offering boat trips out to Lundy Island. Just around the corner is the attractive little town of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets. To either side lies Devon’s most spectacular stretch of coastal scenery – a chain of magnificent cliffs and rocky promontories, interspersed here and there by long flat sandy beaches, where the Atlantic breakers roll in to create ideal surfing conditions. There are splendid beaches at Instow and Westward Ho!, the latter bordered by the Royal North Devon Golf Club, and the Northam Nature Reserve. Further west is the supremely picturesque Clovelly, whose narrow, cobbled main street descends at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. To the south, the cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
Orford Mill offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. Excellent as a touring base, it makes a good choice for a holiday whatever the weather. Shop ½ mile.

This three-storey property is a converted former mill enjoying river and countryside views, with the original mill wheel still in place. Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner and 42in plasma TV. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Separate toilet. Low ceilings on second floor.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • DVD
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot, travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • TV with digital terrestrial channels
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi (in on-site café, open 9am - 9pm)
  • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Gas barbecues for hire by arrangement
  • Ample parking
  • Shared games room with pool table, games machines
  • Shared outside area with table tennis
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
  • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes – no trainers)
  • Professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph for hire (over 16s only)
  • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or available locally at cost)
  • Children’s play area with swings and playhouse
  • Heidi’s Hideaway (playroom for toddlers and young children)
  • Adventure fort
  • No smoking
  • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
  • Main TV in each cottage is linked (via colour video.audio camera) to its own individual bird box, providing live images on TV

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£993-£3113
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