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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.

    Excellent! 4.3/5
    (7 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #6921623
    7
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (13 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #8105142
      13
      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #8132053
        6
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 7
          House #6801282
          6
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #6543443
            3
              Very Good! 4.1/5
              (8 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Apartment #1839969
              8
              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (14 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #8150328
                14
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #1760182
                  6
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1787724
                    5
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #6873178
                      5
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Apartment #6516482
                        2
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (8 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 7
                          House #8127615
                          8
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1887278
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #6826078
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 7
                                Cottage #8063498
                                2
                                  • Studio
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6088713
                                  1
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #8109589
                                    4
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #1969416
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Bungalow #8123508
                                        8
                                          avg/night
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          House #8234841
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #8085276
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #8138610
                                              11
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #1864683
                                                1
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Cottage #1866345
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #6816249
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6816188
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #8227065
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (29 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #6781700
                                                          29
                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Barn #1984892
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #8151986
                                                              15
                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (23 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Cottage #6561370
                                                                23
                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #1115058
                                                                  27
                                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6474784
                                                                    23
                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (44 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #68471
                                                                      44
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (19 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        Cottage #6471644
                                                                        19
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (28 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Cottage #6476682
                                                                          28
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8153650
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (20 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #8049564
                                                                              20
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #8169126
                                                                                11
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (41 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Barn #851169
                                                                                  41
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #1506921
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      House #1523737
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #1709663
                                                                                        14
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (14 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #8142156
                                                                                          14
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (31 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Barn #8166155
                                                                                            31
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #6576822
                                                                                              12
                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #8129708
                                                                                                16
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #1849856
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #6496332
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Perfect place to stay.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We have had a wonderful long weekend at St Matthias Lodge, it really was the perfect place to stay. It was so cosy and comfortable, a real home from home and had everything you could need for a weekend away. Couldn't recommend it enough. The cottage is in a great spot with pubs and cafes in walking distance and we had a lovely meal at the kents pub next door. Torquay harbour is in walking distance (about 20 minutes away) and it's in a great spot for exploring all of the pretty coastal towns. We will definitely be returning again in the future. Thanks Cathy and Ken for a great weekend.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    This really is the perfect getaway

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We had an amazing relaxing stay. We had everything we needed and more. The Hide is a truly beautiful retreat and we would love to return in the future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017