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Make a self catering North Devon holiday home or Exmoor cottage your home away from home

Holidays in North Devon or in Exmoor accommodation are always a delight. The bustling market towns, charming landscapes and fantastic North Devon surfing beaches mean that visitors descend on self catering North Devon cottages throughout the year, but it is during the summer when North Devon holiday lets are really in demand. So whether you are hoping for a fearsome holiday in North Devon surfing, a relaxing holiday exploring the charming towns and villages or a peaceful North Devon walking holiday on Exmoor or along the coast, there is an idyllic self catering North Devon holiday home waiting for you.

Things to do in North Devon and Exmoor

Many visitors take holidays in North Devon for its beautiful countryside. The North Devon Coastal Path is a magnificent route to take from self catering North Devon holiday lets, allowing you to explore the delightfully quiet, rustic and rugged coastline, whose inlets and coves are lined by fine sand beaches and backed by quaint fishing villages hiding some of the most charming holiday cottages in North Devon. The beaches are magnificent, three have even been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety; Westward Ho!, Woolacombe Sands and Ilfracombe. Along this stretch of coast, North Devon holiday cottages are often taken with budding surfers as North Devon surfing is among the very best in England. The best of North Devon surfing spots can be found around Croyde and Saunton Sands.

Of course, for anyone staying in a self catering North Devon holiday home for a walking holiday, the huge allure of Exmoor accommodation must be huge. Walking and horse riding holidays across the moors are wonderful, with many, many miles of open countryside to explore, and some staggeringly scenic walking routes, bridle paths and mountain biking trails. The most popular route to take from an Exmoor cottage is the famous Tarka Trail.

Places to visit on holiday in North Devon and Exmoor

The historic market town of Holsworthy is packed with centuries of history, and each Wednesday hosts one of the UK’s largest markets. There is a huge amount to see and explore in Holsworthy, and self catering North Devon holiday homes here are perfectly placed for full tours or the whole area.

For North Devon surfing, Croyde is the best place to take a North Devon cottage. The charming little village stands in a bay, surrounded by surfing beaches of different aspects, providing you with the best chance to catch a good break or two. The huge beach of Saunton Sands just around the corner is among the best surfing beaches in the South West, and there is never a crowd behind the back break.

Travel to North Devon and Exmoor

With Exeter Airport (EXE) a just around the corner and excellent rail networks, a self catering North Devon holiday cottage or any Exmoor accommodation can be reached with ease.

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                                                                                      A very well presented spacious apartment, highly recommend and would book again

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                                                                                      There was a personal key to the front door and we could come and go as we pleased. The kitchen and utensils well stocked and very clean with a lovely view from the kitchen window, especially at night seeing all the lights. The most comfortable high, large bed like mine at home, just great. Clean toilet facilities. Modern furniture all through with a comfortable lounge and TV. The apartment was placed in a lovely part of Ilfracombe, just out of the town but you can easily walk in, passing a well stocked Lidel store, Theater, park, restaurants, harbour and plenty of coastal paths, which we walked to Lee and Watermouth. Ideally situated as my daughter and her family were caravaning holiday in Mortehoe, and they came to visit. us and we walked into the harbour Weather is always a talking pass time. On our arrival it was raining but after a couple of days warmed up quickly short mini heat wave. When visiting Ilfracombe would certainly book this apartment again, and could have used the B and B side of the business if decided to extend my holiday further for a couple of days extra.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                      Brilliant Lodge in Beautiful Devon.

                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                      I booked the lodge for a surprise birthday weekend for my boyfriend and it was just perfect for the occasion. A great lodge for a big group of friends to get together - the rooms were large, light and airy and the hot tub was a big hit and really made it feel like a special weekend. The farm was fun to explore and the location was great for accessing the gorgeous beaches of north devon. I would definitely recomend a stay here.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                      Lovely cottage in a lovely small seaside town

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                                                                                      Nanny's cottage was absolutely lovely. It has three good sized bedrooms, one with an en-suite, a well-equipped kitchen with adjoining dining area overlooking the picturesque back garden, a very comfortable living room and is tastefully decorated throughout. The cottage is very handy for Instow beach, the ferry over to Appledore (check the tide times first), John's deli & café and the various pubs/restaurant in the town including Instow Arms and The Boathouse which were both very good. It's also a great base to explore all of north Devon's attractions such as the Tarka Trail, the Big Sheep, Ilfracombe and Lynton/Lynmouth which are all well worth a visit.
                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016