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Make a holiday cottage in Halwell your home away from home

Enveloped by the beauty of the South Hams, Halwell is an idyllic village offering the peace and tranquillity holidaymakers seek when they head to sunny Devon. As a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Halwell and neighbouring Morleigh sit at the centre of a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Scenic moorland, rivers, and stunning coastline are all within an arm's reach here, in addition to charming gastropubs, historic sites, and a wealth of annual events and festivals.

HomeAway has a lovely selection of holiday cottages in Halwell to suit couples, families, and groups. Halwell holiday cottages are priced from around £300 per week, and range from two to eight bedrooms. All come well appointed with everything a visitor needs for a comfortable stay. Most options come with convenient amenities such as internet access, a spacious garden, and DVD player. Families with pets will be happy to know that many of the cottages are also pet friendly.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Few places in the UK offer as much in terms of outdoor beauty as the South Hams. The area is an ideal place to take walks, as moorland gives way to trickling brooks and rivers. Along with rambling, visitors staying in Halwell holiday accommodation can partake in canoeing, sailing, and horse riding.

-Golf: The Dartmouth Golf & Country Club is less than four miles from the centre of Halwell. Open year-round, the well-rated club welcomes visitors and is home to beautiful fairways across two separate golf courses, including one par 72 Championship course. Non-golfers can enjoy a visit to the club’s spa for a treatment session.

-Food and drink: There are numerous pubs serving traditional home-cooked food in and around Halwell. Many inland pubs feature locally grown produce and are dog friendly. Closer to the coast in Dartmouth and Salcombe, holidaymakers can enjoy fresh local seafood. Tea rooms are another great place to sample the food made from local ingredients, including Devonshire’s famous clotted cream.

-Culture: There are many places of cultural interest in the vicinity of Halwell. Starting in Halwell itself, the local village church and churchyard are a pleasure to visit and appear as if they have been frozen in time. A little further up the road in Totnes, Totnes castle is a must-visit for any history buff. It is one of the best representations of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle and still stands proudly over the town.

-Beaches: Though Halwell is located inland, it still offers relatively easy access to the beaches of the South Hams. The seaside town of Salcombe and its beautiful beach are about a 30-minute drive away. Summer visitors keen to enjoy the beach may want to consider a holiday cottage in Salcombe to be closer to the water.

Weather in Halwell

Halwell can be enjoyed year-round; some families even choose to rent a Halwell holiday cottage for the winter festive season. Temperatures in the South Hams are mild, peaking at 20°C in July and August, and dropping to a low of 5°C in the winter. Rain is heavier in the winter than in the summer, but falls steadily throughout the year.

Travel to Halwell

Given its small size, Halwell is best reached by car. The village is located right along the A381, about 30 miles south of Exeter. From London, the drive to Halwell takes just under four hours. The closest rail station to Halwell is in Totnes.

Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8147950
11
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6816363
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #6511932
20
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
4
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
5
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1902187
9
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6113406
11
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8134267
17
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(33 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1070032
33
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8082877
19
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Multiple rentals Cottage #8143322
10
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6520408
1
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8166933
6
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6063187
8
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8035849
5
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8121569
1
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cabin #1952869
14
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #873529
54
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1843509
4
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1902364
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
4
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8056380
6
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8168850
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Barn #1930475
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #8156364
14
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1152004
8
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Barn #462983
17
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #8168850
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8146713
2
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8172171
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
  • 10 BR
  • 10 BA
  • Sleeps 20
House #8119278
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Barn #1690510
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6816369
  • 7 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #8172000
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1881204
2
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Chalet #8143322
6
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Barn #8165607
21
Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6496950
13
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6802503
6
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1839677
4
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #6829691
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6771691
3
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8172062
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6897
26
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #6729555
9
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6847620
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1864711
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1974167
1
Very Good! 4/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chalet #8154868
10
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6774926
2
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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Recent Reviews

A wonderful relaxing holiday

5 of 5
We loved spending a few days at Sheplegh, the area is lovely and accommodation is perfect, just right for a quiet few days relaxation. We hope to return again
  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Fabulous barn in a lovely village

5 of 5
Beautifully presented and well equipped barn in a delightful village in the South Hams. Spacious, flexible open-plan living on the top floor, and lovely comfortable and peaceful (well, apart from the odd sheep!) bedrooms downstairs. Short distance to a friendly little pub in the same village that serves decent food, and fantastic walks on your door-step. Without doubt we shall return! It is worth noting though that many of the roads in the immediate locality a pretty narrow and could concern a nervous driver especially at busy holiday times. That said, they present no problem if approached carefully.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017