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Make an Exeter holiday accommodation or a house to rent in East Devon your home away from home

The cosy, secluded cottages, beautiful beaches and mouth-watering cream teas of East Devon bring discerning visitors flocking to houses to rent in East Devon and Exeter holiday accommodation from every corner of the UK and abroad. Still largely unknown to the majority of travellers, those that have discovered a perfectly quaint East Devon holiday cottage tend to return year after year to truly relax in the most beautiful of region of the Westcountry.

Things to do in Exeter and East Devon

The beaches of East Devon are of huge appeal. The famous Jurassic Coast, which stretches all the way from Swanage in Dorset to Exmouth, is not only a fascinating stretch of fossil strewn cliffs, but is also home to some wonderful sand beaches which nestle between rocky headlands. There are a great range of beaches to choose from, including the famous National Trust beach at Branscombe, the crabbing and rock-pooling favourite of Sidmouth’s Jacob’s Ladder Beach and the long, sweeping sandy beaches of Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Fishing and sailing trips are readily available all along the coast from houses to rent in East Devon.

An East Devon holiday cottage is a perfect base for a golf holiday too. The flowing fairways and undulating greens are the toast of golfers throughout Devon and Cornwall, with golfers flocking to houses to rent in East Devon throughout the summer and autumn months. The East Devon Golf Course near Lyme Bay is absolutely enchanting, set above the coastal cliffs and offering some of the finest views in golf. The course is easily reached from and East Devon holiday cottages or Exeter holiday accommodation.

The East Devon Way, which starts in Exmouth, stretches for some 100km through the East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Exmouth Nature Reserve, showing walkers some of the most beautiful river, hill and woodland scenery in the South West. There are footpaths, mountain biking trails and bridle paths throughout the area for your enjoyment.

Places to visit on holiday in Exeter and East Devon

Exmouth is the largest town in East Devon, known primarily for the two miles of sandt beaches on which the town stands. An East Devon holiday cottage in Exmouth is a wonderful centre for exploring the whole of East Devon as well as being the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

The vibrant small town of Honiton is a charming place to take houses to rent in East Devon. Just a short drive from the coast, Honiton is known for its fantastic antique shops, as well as its lace, pottery and farmer’s markets, held throughout the year.

The wonderfully named village of Beer is a wonderfully secluded little fishing village, set on a sheltered, pebble lined cove, as picturesque as you can imagine, and with an atmosphere that will instantly relax. Fishing trips from Beer are some of the finest available.

Travel to Exeter and East Devon

An East Devon holiday cottage or any Exeter holiday accommodation is easily reached from anywhere in the UK. Exeter Airport (EXE) receives Flybe services from across the UK, and there are excellent road and rail networks too.

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                                Apartment #8109589
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                                  Bungalow #8123508
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      Cottage #6471644
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                                                                  Cottage #8169126
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                                                                    House #1115058
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                                                                      Cottage #8049564
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                                                                        House #1889160
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                                                                              Cottage #8153650
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                                                                                Cottage #416743
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                                                                                  Barn #851169
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                                                                                    Villa #1980562
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                                                                                      Cottage #8129708
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #1709663
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #444353
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                                                                                            Apartment #8169175
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                                                                                              Apartment #8097971
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                                                                                                Apartment #1853007
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1849856
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6576822
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                                                                                                      Apartment #6797372
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful property and excellent location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay in Topsham at this gorgeous nearly refurbished cottage. 5 stars!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed for 4 nights and I highly recommend with stunning surroundings and plenty to do
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Everything we expected and more

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had relied on a previous recent reviewer for confidence in booking and we loved this cottage. It was everything we expected and more. Warm, cosy, incredibly clean and tidy. Great central location, good little shop at local garage 200 metres away and good pub in short walking distance - uphill there so downhill back! Fab to walk our dogs in safety in grounds early morning and evening and Alex and Annie warm and friendly hosts. The Internet was absolutely fine on our phones but my old laptop wouldn't connect so just be aware. Alex did say he has plans to improve the signal to the cottage. Not that we wanted it but I think there was only one tv Chanel. We rarely go to the same location twice but we would certainly consider visiting Lapford Mill again if Alex and Annie will have us! A big thank you to them.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017