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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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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Apartment #6476737
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      Excellent! 4.3/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #8168550
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        • Sleeps 7
        Cottage #1991078
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 4 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Bungalow #1821731
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #8147179
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #1919455
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 1 BR
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                Cottage #8077525
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #1137894
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    • 5 BR
                    • 5 BA
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                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #8157836
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 5 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 12
                      House #6476712
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 8 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
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                        Multiple rentals House #492193
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          • 10 BR
                          • 8 BA
                          • Sleeps 24
                          Chateau / Country House #1668385
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
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                            • Sleeps 10
                            Multiple rentals House #492193
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #1888826
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Apartment #8156730
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                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #8127189
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #1818741
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                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #6026235
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Barn #8173992
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                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 9
                                            House #1777946
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                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                              • 1 BR
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                                              Apartment #8040273
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                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Cottage #8124442
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  House #8105112
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                    Cottage #8156705
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                      House #8161774
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Apartment #6832873
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
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                                                          Barn #8169569
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                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Apartment #1172917
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              House #6512446
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                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #433368
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  Apartment #1819246
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8150575
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      Bungalow #1887147
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                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #6082768
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                          House #1771331
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                                            Cabin #1889062
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #1940954
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #6797172
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #1987423
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                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Cottage #6776147
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                      (24 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8158970
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                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1888875
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                                          House #1037128
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                                            Barn #1313745
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #836655
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Farmhouse #1057838
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                                  Apartment #8127540
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                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                    Barn #1844503
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      House #1839626
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      nice cottage well appointed great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      well furnished super comfortable beds very clean substantial welcome pack very clean super helpful owner
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Brilliant!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a group of three couples in our mid twenties and we had a fantastic stay in this lovely, spacious, well equipped cottage over New Year 2016-2017. The cottage had everything we could have wanted for cooking, had a lovely back garden (it was a shame it was too cold to use it!) and it's right by the beach. There's a delicious cafe and shop just down the road and there are a number of walks you can do right from the doorstep. Ruth was extremely easy to contact and always responded to questions quickly. We couldn't recommend Nanny's Cottage more!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A perfect cosy bolt hole.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is tastefully decorated and really cosy. I would describe it as "small but perfectly formed". We had a wonderful break. A bottle of champagne greeted us - maybe because it was New Years Eve whilst we were there. The cottage had all the essentials for a relaxing break and is in the perfect location for exploring the wonderful beaches nearby. We took two dogs and the owners were happy to accommodate them. We had dinner in the village pub twice and found it really welcoming. The food was tasty and good value. We would definitely come back again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016