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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Newton Abbot, Devon your home away from home

Newton Abbot is close to the Dartmoor National Park in South Devon. The town enjoys its historic past and often organizes Victorian evenings, a Town Criers’ Championships and a Cheese and Onion Fayre among other interesting events. The town is centred on St Leonard’s Tower, which is all that is left of the 14th century church.

The town has had several royal visitors including Charles I in 1625 and William of Orange. The River Lemon runs through the delightful town which has a collection of local shops, bakeries and banks.

Things to Do in Newton Abbot, Devon Go to the Races

Newton Abbot is famous for its summer racecourse which hosts National Hunt racing. It provides a fun day out, especially with a small wager on the runners.

Visit the Local Museum

Those interested in local history will find the local museum at Newton Abbot gives an insight into how the town developed over the centuries. Exhibits include Aller Vale pottery, oil paintings, and artifacts from the Great Western Railway.

Play Golf

There are several golf courses near Newton Abbot including the Hele Park Golf Club, the Newton Abbot Golf Club and the Dainton Park Golf Club, all within 2 miles of your Newton Abbot holiday home rental.

Places to Visit Near Newton Abbot, Devon Becky Falls

Becky Falls is Devon’s top beauty spot and is very family orientated. As well as the spectacular falls in the river valley there are animal attractions and an indoor theatre where shows are held daily.

Bradley Manor

This delightful 13th century manor house is set in a secluded woodland setting. Its impressive Great Hall still has the royal coat of arms of Elizabeth I and is now maintained by the National Trust.

Exeter

Exeter is worthy of a full day trip and is about 18 miles from your Newton Abbot holiday rental. Take a guided walking tour of the city to learn the history behind the old buildings, explore the ancient Cathedral founded in 1050 and the beautiful Guildhall which is the oldest municipal building still in use in England.

Weather in Newton Abbot, Devon

Located in the West Country, the area around Newton Abbot generally has mild winters and reasonably warm, sunny summers with occasional showers. Average daily high temperatures throughout the year range from 9-21°C (48-70°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and January, particularly on high ground.

Travel to Newton Abbot, Devon

The best way to get to Newton Abbot is by train or to drive. Follow the M5 south to Exeter then take the scenic A38 towards Newton Abbot.

Newton Abbot has its own railway station or use Teignmouth Station 5 miles away. Exeter Airport also has regular flights from around the UK and is 16 miles from your holiday cottage at Newton Abbot.

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                                                                                                      Newton Abbot Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage close to the centre of Brixham

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Five of us (4 adults and a baby) stayed for a weekend for a family reunion. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped, especially the kitchen. There was plenty of space in the double bedroom for a travel cot (NB not provided, so bring your own). Victoria was helpful and responded quickly to all of our messages. The cottage is fantastically located a few minutes' walk from the centre of Brixham with shops, restaurants and the historic harbour. It's also an easy walk to the Berry Head nature reserve, which has fantastic views over Torbay (highly recommended!) Note that Brixham is built on a hill, so the walk back from town is uphill, but we found it was fine even with a pram. The cottage itself is up a relatively steep flight of steps from the street, so would not be suitable for anyone who struggles with steps. The fastest route to the allocated parking space is via a further flight of steps, but there is a longer route which avoids that flight.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      We absolutely loved the cottage and grounds. We were two families and 4 children. Great facilities!!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We were really impressed with the cottage and facilities. The cottage was spacious, comfortable, very clean, yet cosy and well stocked with everything you would need to entertain/or just holiday. The patio and BBQ were in a pretty garden area and of course the girls loved the indoor swimming pool. The games room was well used by them too. We had great days out horse riding on Dartmoor, a visit to Plymouth and fishing & crabbing in Brixham. It was our first time booking a cottage and this property certainly made our experience a positive one. The only comment would be for families with young children. There are lovely walks nearby but I wouldn't suggest walking from the cottage as there is no pavement and the roads are narrow. However that's a small comment for families only and we would definitely go back. We can't finish without commenting on the owners gorgeous dog Tilly who we were happy to have in the cottage as the girls loved her.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017