Destination guide

Have diverse adventures from North Devon cottages

North Devon is mainly grazing land for local varieties of sheep and cattle but for the holiday traveller it still has much to offer. From rugged cliffs to romantic misty moors and golden beaches, North Devon caters to any desire. Walking trails and pet-friendly beaches make North Devon an ideal destination for travelling with your dog year-round. Finding a place to stay won’t be a problem here; there is a wide range of dog-friendly B & Bs, hotels and cottages that will welcome your pup. Even the restaurants are dog-friendly with a full stock of treats and water bowls at the ready. North Devon is ready for both 2- and 4-legged visitors.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures with North Devon District holiday rentals

North Devon District lures all sorts of travellers, whether international or local, who come in search of rolling moors, boulder-strewn valleys and endless skies. The region is a gateway to Exmoor National Park, a wild expanse of South West England laced with impossibly scenic walking trails. If connecting with nature is a priority, escape to secluded holiday cottages nestled in the North Devon countryside.


Beach-hopping from your North Devon District holiday rental

North Devon District boasts some of the UK's top beaches, including award-winning Woolacombe. The lively resort lures sunseekers with 3 miles of golden sand, gentle waves and a lively town centre brimming with ice cream parlours, country-style pubs and fish and chip shops. The atmosphere is infectious, so why not stay local with North Devon District holiday cottages just steps from the sand? Across the bay, rolling waves make Croyde a haven for surfers. For North Devon's signature bathing experience, head to Tunnels Beaches, where stone-cut passageways wind down to glassy Victorian-era tidal pools.

How to get around

Getting around from your North Devon District holiday let

Resorts like Woolacombe and Croyde are easy to get around on foot, especially when you stay in the heart of the action with North Devon District holiday lets. Many travellers choose to drive to the area, which offers the freedom to beach-hop along the coast and explore North Devon District at your own pace. Barnstaple is the region's main transport hub and offers regular train connections to London, Bristol, Birmingham and other cities.

Food & drink 

Wine and dine with North Devon District holiday cottage

From grass-fed Exmoor beef to freshly caught Atlantic lobster, North Devon District holiday cottages unlock access to a well-stocked local larder. Self-guided culinary tours of the region will reveal an eclectic mix of colourful farmers' markets, traditional country pubs, Michelin-starred restaurants and seafood taverns. Want to get serious? Download the North Devon Food Trail App for the scoop on the district's top places to wine and dine. And, of course, don't leave without devouring a Devonshire cream tea, featuring loose leaf Earl Grey and fluffy scones, topped with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Essential info

A guide to North Devon District holiday rental stays

  • Take the car, for more freedom to explore the area
  • Pack layers, as North Devon District can get chilly, even in the height of summer
  • Plan your trip according to your favourite season: summer promises long days and plenty of sunshine, autumn ushers in golden foliage, spring sees the moors explode in a sea of purple heather, and winter calls for cosy nights by the blazing fireplace of your North Devon District holiday cottage

How many holiday rentals are available around North Devon District?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,347 holiday lettings around North Devon District. From 1,020 cabins to 1,020 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to North Devon District? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in North Devon District. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Croyde Bay Beach: 1,999 holiday lettings
  • Watersmeet House: 1,564 holiday lettings
  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 1,185 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 1,987 holiday lettings
  • Barricane Beach: 1,942 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around North Devon District listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in North Devon District?

Yes, of course. offers 1,020 Cabins in North Devon District. Our other popular types of North Devon District holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 1,020 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 695 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 1,020 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in North Devon District?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 252 holiday homes with pool available in North Devon District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.