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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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North Devon Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (18 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 4
    Barn #8173992
    18
    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (8 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #6832873
      8
      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (12 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8077525
        12
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (8 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Cottage #8147179
          8
          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Apartment #1764998
            1 Review
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (14 reviews)
              avg/night
              • Studio
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Apartment #1940954
              14
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (9 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #6026235
                9
                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (13 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Apartment #1137894
                  13
                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (17 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 5 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #8157836
                    17
                    Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (7 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 8 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 17
                      Multiple rentals House #492193
                      7
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 5 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 10
                        Multiple rentals House #492193
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (11 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 10 BR
                          • 8 BA
                          • Sleeps 24
                          Chateau / Country House #1668385
                          11
                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (7 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 5 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #6476712
                            7
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                              (8 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #8168550
                              8
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #1146506
                                4
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (15 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #433368
                                  15
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #1987423
                                    9
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                      (5 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1818741
                                      5
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #8083217
                                        3
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (7 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 9
                                          House #1777946
                                          7
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (11 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Cabin #1889062
                                            11
                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (9 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Bungalow #1821731
                                              9
                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (5 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Bungalow #1839561
                                                5
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #8156730
                                                  22
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #844635
                                                    7
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                                      12
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                                        11
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #8124442
                                                          13
                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #8143361
                                                            2 Reviews
                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Apartment #6082768
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #8150575
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (22 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8158970
                                                                  22
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    House #8161774
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Apartment #1853822
                                                                      1 Review
                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #8127540
                                                                        12
                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                          (9 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          House #1851610
                                                                          9
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1888875
                                                                            2 Reviews
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #8127189
                                                                              12
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                House #1771331
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8131270
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8131270
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                                            Multiple rentals House #8131270
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Apartment #836655
                                                                                              10
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Barn #1313745
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Farmhouse #1057838
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (16 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #8165338
                                                                                                    16
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #8115729
                                                                                                      2 Reviews
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Gorgeous location. Great hosts. Immaculate cottage with every mod con you could want. Ali and Kate are brilliant hosts. Can't wait to go back. Kate and Ali, thank you for the amazing scones and the yummy eggs! Gill and Glenn
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Superb weekend break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      An excellent location with a very high standard of accommodation. The owner Jeremy provided us with a very good welcome pack and was also extremely helpful with lots of local information. I would thoroughly recommend this property either for a short break or extended stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Great location, relaxing holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great holiday in Instow and felt very privileged staying in such an amazing location. You have a very special property there and we'd love to stay again in the future!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016