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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Christmas Holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My family of seven adults and two young grandchildren came from the U.S. to spend Christmas with our UK family that lives in Exeter. We needed a large house, not just for us but for the additional family that would be joining us for Christmas day (fifteen in all). This house met our needs perfectly. With four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms for sleeping and plenty of space to spread out in the living room, entertainment room and conservatory, along with a large kitchen and dining room - perfect. The house was very well maintained and had many upscale luxuries, including a SONOS sound system. The floor heating was a wonderful touch in the mornings and the conservatory could be shut off from the rest of the house for a little quiet time if necessary. The location was perfect for us with plenty of places (pubs, restaurants, shops, a huge antique mall) within walking distance and trains and buses passing through town on a regular basis to get us to Exeter or the beach. The owners were great to work with and provided a warm Christmas atmosphere for us including a live Christmas tree. There was even toys, a stroller and a pack-n-play for the little ones. We stayed for 12 nights and made full use of the house during that time with no complaints. With this length of a stay we made full use of the washer and dryer too. The one negative for us (remember we're from the U.S.) was the roads in Topsham, especially getting to the house - it was very narrow. The driveway enabled us to park our two rental cars but getting in and out was a challenge. I would highly recommend this house to anyone seeking to stay in the Exeter region with a large family.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A real idyllic cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Loved our Christmas stay, great for our two dogs as well. Our welcome gifts were greatly appreciated.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A beautiful cottage in a perfect setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our stay at Oak Lodge was lovely. We were there for 10 days over Christmas and New Year and felt perfectly relaxed. Paul and Anna are lovely hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. We'd love to come back !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016