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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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Surrounded by the rolling hills and lush farmland of mid Devon, the hamlet of Old Bridwell sits on the edge of the pretty village of Uffculme. This row of 3 holiday cottages (refs 28939, 28940 and 28941) is just 2 miles from the M5, in the very heart of Devon, and conveniently situated for access to all major roads and a host of visitor attractions. Beautifully restored and set within 3 acres of grounds, these charming cottages lie in a spacious courtyard centred on a thatched circular pump house offering all you need for a truly relaxing holiday. Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lynton, Lynmouth, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth are all close by and Tiverton, a bustling market town straddling the River Exe, is just 8 miles away. Knighthayes Court, Bicton Botanical Park, the Tarka Line, several golf courses, Quad World and plenty of opportunities for swimming, golf, horse riding, cycling and fishing are all easily accessible. The cathedral city of Exeter is 22 miles and the numerous amenities of Taunton are 17 miles. Diggerland and various National Trust properties are within easy reach. 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 this beautiful area and are within easy driving distance of Exmoor National Park and the Devon and Somerset border. Crealy Adventure Park is great day out for the children, with rides and animals, and there is something for all ages. The Jurassic Coast is just 17 miles away; the coastal path offers walkers stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coastal path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces and numerous walks with stunning views, taking in Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Seaton, Beer and Lyme Regis. The Jurassic Coast is ideal for exploring on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Branscombe is a haven for walkers, with a cluster of thatched and stone cottages nestling alongside a narrow lane at the bottom of a wooded valley. Visit Paignton Zoo, which covers 75 acres, and the Dart Valley Steam Railway. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Pet free of charge.

All properties: Gas central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 3-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£456-£981
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Berridon Park Ref: W42968

Peacefully located amidst glorious countryside, this detached holiday lodge is the perfect country escape, close to the North Devon and North Cornish coast with many stunning beaches. The pretty village of Bradworthy is about 1 mile away and has a pub and several shops. Fishing, sailing and surfing are all available locally whilst the coastal resort of Bude, 9 miles, has fine sandy beaches and an 18-hole golf course. Picturesque Clovelly, with its cobbled streets, is close by or the famous Eden Project is within easy reach, as are many other family attractions. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with louvred wall. Separate toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with additional single (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over ¾-bath and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Large lawned garden with deck, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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£243-£852
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Mill Cottage Ref: HQQE

Mill Cottage is a detached holiday cottage with its own large, private, rear garden and is perfect for families, including those with young children, retired couples and walkers. The property is set in 100 acres of wooded and landscaped grounds, and is a haven for wildlife. The Jurassic Coast is 7 miles; the coastal path provides walkers with stunning views. From the coastal path it is possible to experience the drama of sheer cliff faces and numerous walks, taking in Sidmouth (7 miles), Budleigh Salterton (8 miles), Seaton and Lyme Regis. Paington, part of the stunning Riviera, is situated on the South Devon coastline in sheltered Torbay. The Paignton, Torquay and Brixham beaches are without a doubt the best in the bay and have a choice of restaurants, bars, ice cream kiosks, beach shops and marine activities. Other places to visit include Exeter, with its cathedral, Powderham Castle, Seaton Tramway, Beer Quarry Caves, Paignton Zoo, the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and Escot Park. Crealy Adventure Park is a great day out for children and offers something for all ages. Westpoint, 5 miles, hosts the annual Devon County Show, an annual Holiday on Ice show, antiques and trade fairs, and occasional large concerts. For fishing enthusiasts there is plenty on offer in the local area. Try mackerel fishing in Lyme Regis, where many boats in the harbour offer one hour fishing trips, deep-sea fishing at Lyme Bay (species include conger eels, bass, pollack, skate, cod and black bream) or beach fishing at Chesil Beach. There are a number of fishing farms locally, with the nearest being 4 miles from Mill Cottage. There are numerous golf courses nearby, including Northbrook Golf Club. Horse riding can be enjoyed at Oaklands Riding School, which is set in the beautiful countryside on the edge of Exeter. For the more daring, take a flying lesson at Aviation South West Club House (4 miles). Shop and pubs 2 miles.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Beamed kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with additional single bed over double (for +1). Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Wet room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full solid fuel central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared 100-acre woodland and landscaped grounds
  • Open air playing area in grounds, 50 yards, with swing, sand pit, slide and children’s activity station
  • Table football
  • Parking (car park)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Fenced stream in garden. Lake in grounds 200 yards

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£553-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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.


Madeleine Cottage is one of the Woodhouse Farm Cottages, overlooking the old farm courtyard, and located a few yards from the indoor swimming pool. Once a calf-rearing barn, the lovely original beams in some ceilings are still on view. Small flight of steps to entrance. Living room with French door to patio. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area and Italian-tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire
  • Full NSH included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4 per person
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Two patios

  • 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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£411-£1361
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland with footpaths
Heated indoor swimming pool, with private changing rooms and showers (open all year)
Off-road biking
Games room, with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football
Mini-gym
Zip slide
Communal BBQ
Green lanes at Wheeldon Farm for 4x4 driving

If you are looking for adventure and adrenalin, then Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages, located in a working farm environment and nestled within the South Hams, is the ultimate holiday cottage destination. Set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland, including miles of footpaths and green lanes, ideal for walking, cycling or 4x4 driving, guests can enjoy a range of on-site facilities suitable for all the family, including a heated indoor swimming pool. It is also just a short distance from some of South Devon’s finest beaches and tourist attractions.
The Wheeldon Off-Road Centre, adjacent to Adventure Cottages, boasts a purpose-built, 30,000 square foot indoor arena and junior training circuit, and is the ideal year-round venue for the whole family to learn to ride a motorcycle in a fun, safe and controlled environment. All children staying on holiday in one of the four cottages at Wheeldon Farm (refs 27214, 27215, 27216 and 29983) are given a free private full taster bike session in the highly acclaimed Junior Academy, providing children with the opportunity to experience the ultimate two-wheel off-road adventure for the first time. The instructors at Wheeldon Farm are all ACU accredited and will guide the children through their paces every step of the way. All the kit, clothing, boots, gloves, helmets and bikes are provided. All that’s needed is the enthusiasm to have a great deal of fun! Suited to all ages from 5 years to fit seniors. Children’s taster sessions are free of charge, with adult and subsequent children’s riding available to those staying in the cottages at a preferential rate.
In addition to all the motorbike fun, a range of other activities can also be organised locally, including horse riding, golf, go-karting and trout and carp fishing. Home-made meals can be pre-ordered and delivered to the cottages. Please note, extra activities and catering requests must be pre-booked with Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages prior to guests’ arrival at the site. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one 5ft zip and link, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors/dining room/kitchen. Vaulted ceiling and wooden floor throughout. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Patio and furniture.

All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared sitting-out area with furniture. Access to farmland. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool, open 8am to 8pm all year. Shared games room with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football. Natural water supply from borehole. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream in grounds.

WAS
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£523-£1336
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
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.

Badger Cottage is a lateral conversion of two cottages; perfect for two families wishing to share a cottage. This detached building has a large private garden with sun deck and a hot tub, plus a small games room making it an ideal family cottage. It is situated 1/4 mile from Woodhouse Farm. Large, oak-beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to patio and wooden floor. Dining room with oak table seating 12 and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops, electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and wooden floor. Small games room with TV. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full central heating included
  • Towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • iPod dock
  • Electric range included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store (by reception)
  • Small games room with TV and table football
  • Hot tub (1st April-1st November)
  • 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
£794-£2617
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

"Outstanding variety...situated in beautiful rolling Devon countryside and offering easy access to the many beaches of South and East Devon and the untamed beauty of Dartmoor. With a heated indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Newhouse Barton has it all"

Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Newhouse Barton is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbott, this collection of sympathetically and carefully restored barns and farm cottages enjoy a superb range of on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees and sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. Totnes is a 10-minute drive away, with a medieval castle and a thriving arts and crafts scene. Teignmouth is a traditional Victorian seaside resort with a nature reserve at Dawlish Warren, a hotspot for bird watching. Exeter has a world famous cathedral, quays and a shopping centre. For the more active, there’s surfing at Bigbury or visit Haldon Forest, with its cycle and nature trails and Go Ape! For the children, Torbay is easily reached, with Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts.
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 watersports 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, and the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port at Beer and beaches at Sidmouth and Branscombe. Local shops 1½ miles.

Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove and patio doors to fully enclosed, south-facing rear garden with panoramic views. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full NSH included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview
  • Additional Freeview TV
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD/DAB radio/iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Wooden patio furniture
  • Children’s puzzles and games
  • Barbecue
  • Friday to Friday

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, with changing and shower facilities, open all year round 9am - 8pm)
  • Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football
  • Young children’s play area with climbing frame
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£483-£1305
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).

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£561-£1698
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Pleasant Maris Ref: 23210

Set on a country lane in the delightful village of East Ogwell, this cottage, one of a pair, makes a comfortable base. Golf and tennis within 2 miles, while Newton Abbot and Torquay offer more amenities. Dartmoor offers walking and riding and is home to the Dartmoor pony The south Devon coast boasts sandy beaches and striking views. Within easy reach are Paignton Zoo, The Babbacombe Model Village, The Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead and the National Shire Horse Centre at Yealmpton. Brixham, 10 miles, Dartmouth, 14 miles. Shops 1 mile, pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 3 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£269-£1062
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Christmas Cottage Ref: W43327

This delightful, thatched holiday cottage forms part of the owner’s thatched Devon longhouse. This deceptively spacious house is well laid out and retains original features and character. Relax in the spacious, well-maintained shared grounds complete with tennis court and children’s play area. The private sitting-out area has views across the grounds to the countryside beyond. Situated down a quiet country lane between the Torridge and Taw Valleys, both AONB’s in Devon’s rural heartland. Shop and pub serving food 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and two high chairs on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre landscaped grounds with sitting-out area. Shared tennis court. Shared pitch and putt. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

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£350-£803
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Bottor Rock Lodge Ref: 30620


Situated on the edge of the owners’ working farm yet offering privacy, this detached holiday property is an ideal location for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or for those who wish to escape and unwind on a holiday in a quiet part of Devon. Close to Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, the area is a wonderful spot for walking, bird watching or looking for local wildlife. The lodge has been decorated and finished to a very good standard, offering spacious accommodation. With an open fire in the living room, Bottor Rock Lodge is ideal for all year round holidays. With stunning views over the surrounding countryside, the property has its own private, outdoor, secluded seating area and is ideal for al fresco dining. Guests can enjoy the indoor games room with table football, small pool table, TV and darts. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway, Bottor Rock Lodge is well situated for all attractions such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, as well as many tourist attractions. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, and walkers can enjoy many stunning walks. Pretty Bovey Tracey, one mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. Agatha Christie’s house at Greenway is a must for fans of crime novels. There are many National Trust properties all close by. Haldon is also close by offering fantastic cycle ways and Go Ape, perfect for the active visitor. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Games room. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 48" satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Electricity aga (winter only). Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Games room with table football, pool table and dartboard. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge, to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps and a drop in the garden.

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£796-£1857
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Colourful gardens amidst acres of farmland – just a mile from South Devon’s golden sands . . ."

Just a mile inland from the beach and sea at Man Sands, these five cottages enjoy a gloriously secluded rural situation on a 47-acre working farm, yet are convenient for the delights of picturesque Kingswear (1½ miles) and historic Dartmouth. Imaginatively formed within a charming group of barns, they are set in superb landscaped shared gardens. An indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna have been created in a separate building, and a further barn offers facilities for table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton. A spacious play area within a walled garden is equipped with swings, a sand pit, adventure playground, large outdoor trampoline (with safety netting), a large lawned area with raised decking, complete with garden furniture and views over the surrounding countryside; and here there is also an indoor playroom with ball pool, climbing frame and a range of children’s ride-on tractors and cars for outdoor use. The gardens are a riot of colour, with flower beds, tubs, hanging baskets and an intriguing network of brick paths, courtyards and paved terraces. Further afield the estate includes a well-stocked one-acre fishing lake (rods not supplied). Children are welcome to help feed the animals; and there are goats, ponies, kune kune pigs, sheep, lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs to make friends with. The taste of rural life at Nethway continues with walks through the fields.
The cottages themselves have been meticulously converted, with careful use of traditional stone and slate. All are tastefully furnished and decorated throughout, and comprehensively equipped. All of the properties have their own patios with furniture (Hyssop and Lovage Cottages have their own lawned garden), and all enjoy shared use of a separate barbecue area. They are ideal for holidays at any time of the year – all properties are cosily heated throughout and this region is especially beautiful in the quieter off-season months. For Christmas and New Year holidays, each cottage has a festively decorated Christmas tree and the roaring log fires in all living rooms are ideal for the Autumn and Winter months. This peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its coastline, which offers coastal walks and a choice of footpaths leading to secluded beaches. The village of Kingswear itself is set on the Dart estuary opposite Dartmouth – which can be reached via ferry. Here you will find a wealth of things to do, including the Kingswear–Paignton steam railway, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Leisure Park, to name but a few, and many Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves are within easy reach. Coleton Fishacre (NT) is 1 mile away. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton offer an array of seaside attractions and are within easy driving distance. Dittisham and Totnes make excellent river excursions from Dartmouth, and Dartmoor is only 45 minutes drive. Golf, sailing and riding can all be enjoyed locally and the nearby coastline boasts a choice of surfing beaches. Shops 1½ miles.

Living room with dining area and wood-burning stove. Modern fitted kitchen. Single bedroom. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Shared enclosed patio and small lawned area

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity rads (£35per week, £20 per short break October-April)
  • Radiant fire
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Satellite TV (Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared landscaped gardens and farmland grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 12ft x 4ft), open 24 hours a day, all year round, except Saturday mornings
  • Sauna (coin-operated)
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table, ‘fun’ netball and badminton
  • One-acre coarse fishing lake (rods not supplied)
  • Children’s play area and playroom
  • Free-range eggs available from neighbouring farm
  • Grocery and daily paper delivery by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply

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£454-£1479
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