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Make a holiday cottage in Devon your home away from home

Devon is a traditional UK holiday destination lined with sunny beaches on its north and south borders, and filled with beautiful countryside in between. Holiday homes in Exeter are in the largest city in the county, a hub for cultural and historic sites. The stunning Dartmoor National Park and the majority of Exmoor National Park also lie within the border of Devon, attracting outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers from across the UK, and holiday homes in Torbay take advantage of the gorgeous English Riviera. A wealth of fun family attractions and a long list of golf courses round out the region, making it an attractive spot for all kinds of holidaymakers.

Whether it’s exploring the countryside or hitting the beach visitors dream of, HomeAway has a diverse range of holiday cottages in Devon located near a whole host of attractions. Catering to visitors of all budgets, small cottages start at under £150 per week, whilst luxury holiday accommodation can be booked for upwards of £1,000 per week. Regardless of the price, all holiday cottages in Devon come fully furnished, with select accommodation offering added amenities like tennis courts, swimming pools, and internet access.

Things to do

-Beaches: Devon benefits from beaches on two coasts. In North Devon, visitors will find a number of spots that are well suited for surfing, concentrated between Bideford and Ilfracombe, particularly at Croyde Bay. The north coast is also home to two family-friendly Blue Flag beaches: Westward Ho! and Tunnels Beach. In South Devon, some of the top beaches for families and watersports are at Bantham, Dawlish, Teignmouth and – of course – all around Torbay.

-Outdoor activities: Temperate weather makes outdoor adventures possible for most of the year in Devon. Dartmoor National Park is an excellent hub for outdoor activities, with numerous country roads and trails for walking, cycling, and horse riding. Dartmoor is also popular with rock climbers and kayakers. Visitors staying in a Devon holiday cottage closer to the coast can also enjoy the beauty of the South West Coast Path.

-Family attractions: Families choosing to stay in Devon holiday homes up north can visit the Milky Way Adventure Park, which has lots of theme park rides and play areas for children of all ages. The Crealy Great Adventure Park offers similar attractions and is located closer to Exeter in East Devon. Over in Combe Martin, the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is yet another great place for kids offering a multitude of animal encounter experiences.

-Golf: Located on the north coast of Devon near Barnstaple, Saunton Golf Club has the highest rated golf course in Devon. Its East Golf Course offers 18 challenging holes over varied terrain. The course at the Royal North Devon Golf Club, just north of Bideford, is one of the oldest outside of Scotland and is unique in that sheep and horses frequent the course. East Devon Golf Club near Exeter also has a highly rated course that is a convenient drive from the city.

Weather in Devon

Devon covers a rather large area, but weather in the county can generally be characterised as temperate. Temperatures along the coast are milder and vary more further inland. July and August are typically the warmest months, when high temperatures near 20°C are not uncommon. Spring and the rest of summer see moderate amounts of rain. Along the coast, winters are mild and rainy. Frost is common further inland, though snow is uncommon.

Travel to Devon

The easiest way to reach Devon is by car. Drivers can take the M5 straight to Exeter. From there, a series of A-roads cover much of the rest of the county. It is also possible to take the train into Exeter or to several other major towns in Devon. One final option is to fly into Exeter International Airport and hire a car from there.


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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
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    House #6801282
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Apartment #1787724
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6561370
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Apartment #1760182
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            Very Good! 4.2/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #6921623
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              Very Good! 4.1/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Apartment #1839969
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8105142
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #8132053
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Apartment #6873178
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      House #6543443
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                        Apartment #6088713
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          Farmhouse #6831669
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                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            House #8085245
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              • Sleeps 7
                              House #8127615
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cottage #8063498
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #6516482
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #1887278
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #1969416
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #6826078
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Barn #1984892
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #8142156
                                            13
                                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 11
                                              House #8045145
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                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #8151986
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                                                Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #1751134
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                                                    • 5 BR
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                                                    House #6944193
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      House #8127345
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                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 6 BR
                                                        • 5 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        Farmhouse #6861526
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                                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6800967
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            House #3925558
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Apartment #6856523
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Caravan #1901041
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #1523737
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Villa #1980562
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #6816863
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Caravan #1900635
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                                          House #8152626
                                                                          9
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #6534773
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                                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #6769919
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #1849856
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #6712636
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #6844140
                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #6826081
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        House #8155988
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #847043
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Chalet #8152780
                                                                                            8
                                                                                            Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (34 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #423193
                                                                                              34
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #415952
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #1821025
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6845127
                                                                                                    3
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cabin #6925969
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really lovely cottage. cosy and everything we needed. would very highly recommend
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic comfortable and homely house, great value

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely stay. The house was fantastic, recently refurbished so everything was brand new and spotless. It was well equipped, with lots of lovely personal touches by the owners. A lot of thought had gone into making guests feel welcome and provided for. A really great value stay, highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Just perfect.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I privately rented from Lizzy. I'm defo taking g my family back. Took my grandkids, Son and Daughter in law. The accommodation was spotless, comfortable and had everything we needed. Loved being by the woods and lake. Having the ducks visit thrilled the kids. The site suited us all and Lizzy could nt do enough for us. See you soon 48 lakeside!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017