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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Shared swimming pool and shared games room

Maddox Down Farm is situated in a quiet hamlet with stunning views over the countryside, completely rural. This working farm, with the traditional stone barns converted into 5 delightful holiday cottages in keeping with the area, has been in family ownership since the 1500s. On site there is a shared swimming pool (available from Easter to October), games room in a converted cart linhay, complete with pool table, board games, books, videos, matted area for small children and more. In the meadow below the cottages there is a wildlife pond where you can sit and have a picnic and watch the fish. Also, you might be able to see geese, moorhens and ducks. There is a shopping service available, including local produce. Situated only 2 miles from the edge of Exmoor National Park, 3 miles from the sea. Fishing trips can be booked from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with its unique Cliff Railway, are a short drive. Only 8 miles from Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sand and Blue Flag status. Barnstaple is 10 miles away, with its famous pannier market in use every day, a tennis centre, leisure centre and many other amenities. Also visit Bideford, situated on the River Torridge and Tarka Country. Trips to Lundy Island can be taken from here. Enjoy a Devon cream tea upon arrival. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors and beams/dining room/kitchen. Wooden floors throughout.

Electric woodburner in living room (first £10 included). First £10 NSH and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio area. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m, available from Easter to October). Shared games room with matted play area for small children, darts, pool table, table tennis and table football. Two pets welcome (working farm). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£262-£1007
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Briery Fields Ref: HPPN

A heated indoor swimming pool makes Briery Fields, nestled in the peaceful North Devon countryside, the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday with family or friends wishing to get away from it all. Set in the heart of an area of natural beauty, just 10 miles from the North Devon Coast. Adjoining the owner’s home, this single-storey cottage enjoys large secluded gardens and a stunning indoor pool room with a lounge area and shower. Surfing, fishing, boat trips, riding, cycling and golf are available locally. The sandy Blue Flag beach at Westward Ho! is 10 miles. The Eden Project, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure Park are easily reached. Shops 5 miles, pubs 4 miles.

Living/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional Z-bed (for +1). Twin bedroom with en-suite toilet. Shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Private indoor swimming pool (30ft x 12ft, heating charge £60per week, £40 per short break) with shower facilities and pool room with cross-trainer
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£392-£1141
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Scenery Cottage Ref: 26650

Scenery Cottage is a small terraced holiday cottage in the centre of the ancient village of Bridford, high up on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, believed to be over 200 years old and was once the village school. Bridford is a located in the beautiful Teign Valley, and is an excellent place from which to visit this wonderful area. This area is one of Dartmoor’s best kept secrets – a quiet, traditional village set in beautiful countryside. Dartmoor has acquired a justified reputation as one of Britain’s finest areas for walking and sight-seeing. There are plenty of opportunities for walking, golf, bird watching, beaches and NT properties in the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room, woodburner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Econonmy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. On road parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£228-£739
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Wadadli Lodge Ref: HHHP

Wadadli Lodge is something quite unusual. A contemporary, detached, Swedish-style house built of local stone and oak, offering beautiful interior design. The property stands in its own garden, with its own outdoor heated swimming pool and large play field with lake beyond. From the living room, balcony and decked garden, the pool can be viewed so it is easy to keep an eye on the youngsters enjoying themselves splashing around and having fun. The living area boasts high vaulted ceilings with oak flooring, with large glass windows at one end opening onto a large glass balcony overlooking the swimming-pool, play field and lake beyond. Both double bedrooms are en-suite and have French doors which open onto the decked garden.
The holiday property is located just outside of Ivybridge in close proximity to the A38, in countryside ideal for horse riding; many of the fields surrounding have horses and stabling. Ivybridge is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and a short drive leads up onto the open moorland. In the other direction heading towards the coast there are many beaches, all approximately half an hour’s drive away, including Mothecombe, Bantham, Bigbury and Wembury. Plymouth city centre is 7 miles away with its historical Barbican and Hoe, as well as theatres, cinemas, bowling, pubs, restaurants, concert hall, ice skating, aquarium, ski slope and night clubs. Shops 3 miles.

Two double bedrooms, both with oak floor, French doors to garden and en-suite shower room with toilet and limestone floor. Twin bedroom with oak floor and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and limestone floor. First floor: Open-plan living room with panaromic windows, door to glass balcony, dining area with vaulted ceiling and well-equipped modern kitchen area, all with oak floor.

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair by prior arrangement
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with surround sound
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Decked garden with furniture
  • 1-acre play field
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (32ft x 12ft, depth 4ft to 8ft, heated June, July and August only)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Large pond and stream in the play field

WAS
NOW
£962-£1997
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Leisure facilities available all year
Indoor heated swimming pool/toddlers’ pool (open all year)
All weather hard tennis court
Approach golf
Snooker lounge
Pool table and table tennis
Badminton, skittles, short mat bowls and basketball
Squash court
Children’s outdoor play equipment
91/2 acre landscaped grounds
On-site information centre
Bike and kayak hire (available locally)

Set in a superb countryside location, off quiet single track country lanes in the heart of South Devon, the properties at Higher Poulston are ideal for all age groups including couples, friends and families. It provides a quiet rural base, yet within driving distance of the many splendid beaches and interesting towns that the area has to offer.
Featuring a fantastic leisure complex, with exclusive shared use for all guests staying here on holiday, the facilities are open all year around and offer something for all ages and abilities. There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a separate shallow heated toddlers pool. The badminton and squash courts are purpose built to a very high specification. In addition there is a snooker room, table tennis, skittles and short mat bowls. In the grounds surrounding the cottages, there are large open lawn areas to play and picnic, some BBQ areas, a tennis court and approach golf.
The cottages at Higher Poulston are made up of a cluster of lovely stone barn conversions of varying sizes(, the spacious period Farmhouse, which is fantastic for a large family and the newest addition, Wisteria House(ref 25998), a contemporary barn conversion with a stunning interior, accommodating up to 20 guests.
All the properties are comfortably furnished with leather sofas, pine or oak furniture, well equipped kitchens and modern bathrooms, making this a holiday to enjoy and remember.
The friendly owners live on site and are happy to help. Many visitors find themselves revisiting Higher Poulston year after year. This is a very family friendly holiday complex; the ideal place for mums and dads to relax in, children to have fun, and grandparents to join in too.
Set within its own 9½ acres of private land, tucked away along a quiet country lane and close to a working dairy farm. Away from the farm there are many interesting places to explore. There is a little tourist information room on site and in here you will find plenty of ideas for days out and about . For your local shopping, the little village of Harbertonford, 1 mile, has a small village shop, a pub and post office. Also, the village of Morleigh, 1 mile, has a pub serving food. The ancient town of Totnes, just 3 miles away, has a truly unique atmosphere, with a range of quirky independent shops and bistros and is a vibrant and interesting place to visit, especially on Fridays when the market comes to town.
The South Devon coastline is close at hand, has many beautiful beaches and coves, scenic walks and pretty villages including Blackpool Sands and Slapton. Enjoy a day out in the riverside marine town of Dartmouth and take a cruise along the river to Totnes or the ferry across to Kingswear, and the quaint fishing town of Brixham, then ride on the steam train to Paignton or Buckfastleigh. Within easy reach are the English Riviera resorts of Paignton and Torquay, the boating and sailing centre of Salcombe on the estuary and the historic town of Dartmouth, nestling on the banks of the River Dart. Woodlands Fun Park is a great tourist attraction and fun day out for families, as is Dartmoor National Park, with its hundreds of acres of wild rugged moorland, both about 4 miles away.
Close to Dartmouth you can play golf on an 18-hole championship course (Higher Poulston visitors receive a discount at Dartmouth golf and country club). Bike and kayak hire are available locally.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Dishwasher. Shared garden and furniture. Shared barbecue.

All properties: Electric cooker. Shared internet office with broadband (ref 25998 has its own wi-fi). Shared 9½-acre grounds. Children’s play area. Parking. Heated indoor swimming pool (12.4m x 6.7m, depth 1m to 1.35m) open all year. Toddlers’ pool (depth 0.85m). Shared leisure complex with pool table, toddlers’ play area, table tennis and indoor ball games room. Tennis court. No pets allowed from mid June to mid September, at all other times dogs must be kept on a lead within the grounds of the complex. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£280-£752
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Forming part of the courtyard to one of Braunton’s oldest houses are these two converted barns. Situated close to the centre of the village, the holiday homes are within easy reach of Braunton’s shops, restaurants and pubs. The barns can be joined together via a connecting corridor and so can be hired together for larger groups. Braunton is the gateway to North Devon’s surfing area, and the well renowned beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe offer some of the best sandy beaches and surf in the country. The backdrop to these beaches is the stunning South West Coast Path which offers some excellent walking with lovely views over the sea. There is plenty to do for all ages in the area including Clovelly, the lighthouse and quay at Hartland, the Big Sheep and Milky Way amusement parks, RHS Rosemoor at Torrington, cycling on the Tarka Trail or crabbing at Ilfracombe harbour. The regional town of Barnstaple has plenty of good shops and restaurants and the pannier market and Butcher’s Row are well worth a visit. Dartmoor and Exmoor are both within reach as well as the areas around the northern part of Cornwall. Shops and pub 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms.

CD. Washer/dryer. Parking (2 cars).

Both properties: Gas central heating (controlled by owner), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture.Telephone-incoming calls only.

WAS
NOW
£219-£811
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Bayview Cottage Ref: 25904


Just 100 yards from a sandy beach, this semi-detached holiday cottage is ideal for a family beach holiday and friends to get together. Close to all amenities, including a nature reserve with the famous Dawlish Black Swans, and mini golf. Dawlish Warren, a Blue Flag beach, is just 1 mile away with sand dunes and small lakes. Various activities to do locally include many NT properties, Crealy Adventure Park and the model village in Torquay. Being on the coast Dawlish has a number of superb beaches including Dawlish Warren holder of the European Blue Flag Award and Coryton Cove with the Tidy Britain Group’s Seaside Award. The town is only 10 miles from the historic county town of Exeter with its spectacular cathedral, the historic quay, boats to take you to tucked away pubs, kayaking and canoeing and Killerton House with its splendid gardens. 10 miles in the other direction is Torquay and the English Riviera with its numerous tourist attractions, including award winning Paignton Zoo, the model village, the steam train, take a boat to Brixham well worth a visit, or carry on to Dartmouth and lively nightlife and entertainment. For hiking, biking and the great outdoors, Dartmoor National Park is again only 15 miles to the west. See Dartmoor ponies, and nature at every turn, odd little Dartmoor villages, castles, culture, tradition and heaps of community spirit. There are so many visitor attractions close by and the Dawlish Warren Nature reserve, a splendid place to bird watch, this is also close to another beach. Table football and air hockey are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 3 steps to wet room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Second staircase to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (access also from hall). Wet room with toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Room with single bed (alternative sleeping). All rooms with low ceilings and doors.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Broadband connection. Small courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car).

WAS
NOW
£351-£958
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Lower Aylescott Cottages (refs 29396, 29490, 29491, 29607 and 30032) are located just outside the village of West Down, in the stunning North Devon countryside. The cottages are ideal for couples and smaller parties during the quieter months and are well suited for families during the school holidays. The extensive well-maintained grounds benefit from two fishing lakes and a children’s play area. There are walks around the grounds as well as some local footpaths. Lower Aylescott Cottages are all well-equipped and furnished to a good standard. The nearby village has a pub and local shop. The properties are very well-located to explore all North Devon has to offer. The renowned beach at Woolacombe is a short distance away, as well as the famous surfing beach at Croyde. For something a bit more rugged, head out to Crow Point and the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The nearest large town is the seaside resort of Ilfracombe. Enjoy an ice cream down at the harbour and see the Damian Hirst sculpture at the harbour entrance called Verity. There is also the Tunnels Beach and the Landmark Theatre, as well as a good range of shops and restaurants. Other local places of interest include Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and the Lynton to Lynmouth funicular railway, which all make for a good day out. Exmoor is a short distance away and on a clear day the views can be spectacular. There are National Trust properties at Arlington and Knightshayes, and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Great Torrington. On site fishing is available. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 4½-acre grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared children’s play area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps in courtyard. 2 lakes in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£259-£940
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Stockham Lodge Ref: HDDZ

Situated only 2½ miles from Branscombe beach, in a designated AONB and on the Jurassic Coast, this beautifully appointed property makes the perfect holiday home for all seasons. It is an ideal base to explore the spectacular scenery of the World Heritage coastline. The picturesque fishing port of Beer is close at hand where motorboat hire or mackerel fishing trips can be arranged, and it also offers good shops and restaurants. Sidmouth, Seaton and Lyme Regis are all within 10 miles. Nestling on the south-facing aspect of a tranquil wooded valley, the panoramic views from the lodge are magnificent, giving year round appeal. Converted from a flint barn and farm outbuildings this detached holiday home provides comfortable and spacious accommodation with classic rural character. A large sauna (eight persons) and fitness room has been installed. Outside the paved terrace provides an excellent vantage point to observe the valley’s wildlife. A relaxing plunge in the hot tub can be enjoyed at any time, especially at night for star gazing. The lodge is a starting point for a variety of country walks. Blackbury Camp, an iron-age fort, can be visited on the way down to the sea. The coastal path will take visitors through spectacular scenery, much of which is managed by the NT. Alternatively a trip on the old electric tram railway departs from nearby Colyton, along the Axe estuary marshes to Seaton to enjoy the traditional seaside atmosphere. Lyme Regis offers an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns around its famous harbour, The Cobb. The regional capital and cathedral city of Exeter is about a 40-minute drive. Shop 2 miles.

Living room with rugs on oak floor, French doors with valley views and 16th-century plank and muttin screen leading to sitting room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. Dining room with gas ‘wood-effect’ fire, oak floor and flint walls. Compact, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with Range cooker and flagstone floor. Double bedroom with additional bed (for +1) and en-suite wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and large en-suite bathroom with triple shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with double shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with additional bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. All bedrooms have TV.

  • Gas fires, electricity, full underfloor central heating (radiators in bedrooms), bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Five TVs (one Sky widescreen)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Small book library
  • Stereo/CD
  • Range cooker included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband/modem connection
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Large lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store
  • Parking (3 cars, additional parking on request)
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor
    facilities

WAS
NOW
£968-£2959
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Brook Cottage Ref: DDDK

This stunning, detached, thatched holiday home in mellow flint stone is in a glorious secluded location, and set on the outskirts of Lyme Regis, one of the prettiest seaside resorts on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It has a lovely decked south-facing area overlooking the River Lym, which passes through the grounds, and a delightful landscaped garden, which is reached by a wooden footbridge, providing a wonderful setting to relax and unwind. The home offers quality fixtures and fittings with many oak features, a games room with a pool table, and a lovely conservatory where one can unwind and enjoy the vista. Direct from the front door and within a 20-minute walk along the river lies the heart of Lyme Regis, with its narrow streets, restaurants, shops, sandy beach, or the picturesque harbour and The Cobb, made famous by the setting of the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. There are water activities such as boat trips, fishing, swimming, diving, sailing and wind surfing, fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast, and exhilarating walks along the coastal path with its beautiful scenery, particularly from the top of Golden Cap with its commanding views over Lyme Bay from Portland to Torquay. There are many attractions within easy driving distance including Forde Abbey and Gardens, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, Crealey Adventure Park, Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens, or explore Weymouth, Dorchester, Sherborne and Exeter. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

Five steps to entrance. Spacious living room with feature fireplace, wooden floor and patio doors leading to conservatory. Spacious dining room with wooden floor. Well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Large conservatory/sun room. Two separate toilets. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • Gas/electric range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, terrace, gazebo and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • External games room with pool table
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps, sloping banks and stream in garden

WAS
NOW
£896-£1643
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, these six very comfortably furnished holiday properties (refs 28862, 28863, 28864, 28865, 28866 and 28867) all have separate entrances and enjoy the use of an acre of attractively landscaped gardens with extensive sea views. They are ideally situated for the coastal path, yet still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting for abundant local wildlife. Primrose (a ground floor apartment), Bluebell (set on the first floor) and Foxglove (on the second floor with a roof terrace giving spectacular sea views) are situated in a purpose-built extension to the owner’s Victorian residence, whilst Poppy (a first floor apartment) is part of the original house. The ‘English Riviera’ is famous for its mild climate and is ideal for year-round breaks. Torquay, with its many amenities is only 4 miles away. These are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends’ reunions and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing and angling. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place in which to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Oddicombe Beach is also close by, and discover the shopping area of St Marychurch, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area. Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff-face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and a pub. Nearby, visit the Babbacombe Model Village. Exeter and Plymouth are within an easy drive. There are many NT properties, including Agatha Christie’s summer house in Galmpton. Golf and walking locally. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

External steps to entrance. All on second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters included. Two digital TVs. Roof patio and furniture.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 10 steps and sloping banks in shared garden.

WAS
NOW
£352-£744
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

"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.

Attractive living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Private enclosed lawned garden with decking and furniture

  • 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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