Devon is a beautiful county with views and activities to suit everyone. Coastlines hug its north and south, whilst in between you have the wild moorland of Dartmoor and - in the northeast - the Exmoor National Park. Between beaches and moors, tiny hamlets, green fields, and busy cities, you won't get bored in Devon. It offers chances for swimming, sailing, hiking, and exploring, plus lots of fabulous food... all of which make Devon popular with holidaymakers.
The demand for holiday cottages in Devon is high. If you want to explore a particular area or are travelling with a large party, booking early is advisable. The rest of us happy-go-lucky travellers can browse the many choices at any time to find ourselves our perfect Devon holiday!
A small selection of north Devon holiday cottages, all rather charming and just right for surfers, coastal walking enthusiasts, and... of course, hikers and explorers. My choice would be between the thatched roof cottage and the tower, depending on our holiday plans. If you would like to see the whole collection from North Devon, then click here.
The Dartmoor area is more remote, particularly the higher up you go. Holidays here can be proper outdoor adventures, with long hikes up to the tors, or to tiny, quaint villages, and perhaps the odd trip to either the north or south coasts. Just writing this reminds me of the fun we had trying to find ancient villages, stone circles, and a stone track tramway during our last Devon holiday. If you would like to browse the full collection of Dartmoor holiday cottages, then click here.
A couple of these cottages are from areas we discovered in our last Devon holiday. Burgh Island had always fascinated me after seeing it in a Poirot mystery, and it didn’t disappoint. I suppose if I stayed here, I would be travelling back and forth on the tractor at every high tide. Then there is Torcross. We ended up here a couple of times, once for a walk that went inland and around parts of the nature reserve and another walk that went along the coast to the lighthouse. I thought at the time it would be nice to stay in Torcross when there is a wild winter storm. I had to include The Bathing House because that view across is just stunning!
If you would like to see all the holiday cottages in South Devon, then please click here.
If you want a romantic holiday in Devon... this is the place for it! Tucked away, quiet and charming, this very special holiday cottage in Devon made for a great base. As expected from an 18th century music room, the acoustics are excellent, so take your best music with you. Play the piano, watch movies, and go to bed on a stage at the end of the day!
Wow, I think you'll all agree there are some stunning holiday cottage in Devon. I wish you luck in choosing one!