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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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                                                                                            Stylish & family friendly - a rare combination!

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                                                                                            We were delighted to discover on arrival that the cottage was even better than the pictures showed. We were a party of 6 aged from 6 to 70 & each of us loved the cottage (even the teenager!). The cleanliness, decor & furnishings were of a very high standard with deep, comfy sofas in the lounge & a light, airy dining area leading to a fantastically well equipped kitchen. Upstairs, the good sized bedrooms have very comfortable beds, luxury bedding and a hairdryer in each room. The bathroom has one of the most powerful showers I have enjoyed & there is an abundance of thick, soft towels. Outside, there is a beautifully maintained garden, a really lovely place to sit for either breakfast or a quite drink at the end of the day. In addition to all of this, the cottage has a great supply of books and games for all ages and a body board & large windbreak for the beach. Don't be put off by the lack of a parking space. There is free parking at the top of the lane which we used all week & my parents purchased a weekly ticket for £14 for the car park which is a 2 minute walk from the front door; even in the height of summer season we had no problem getting spaces at any time. Instow itself is a lovely, quite, family friendly place and a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. Instow beach is a wonderful sandy beach which was never crowded & though swimming is not recommended due to the poor water quality, it is great for sun bathing, paddling, kite flying & sand castle building! If you go earlier in the day when the tide is out & you can practically walk to Appledore, a lovely village to visit for an afternoon. Afternoon tea in John's is a must, their meringues have to be seen to be believed! The Anchor, with its friendly staff, serves fantastic food in the restaurant upstairs overlooking the harbour. Dinosaur World is fun day out for those with children, though again, the teenager loved it too! Ruth, the homeowner, is extremely friendly, helpful & responds quickly to all questions. We would highly recommend Nanny's Cottage for people of all ages looking for high standard accommodation in a quiet, relaxing location.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            Stunning house in a wonderful location overlooking Woolacombe Bay

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                                                                                            This was my 4th stay in 'Thorpe' and as ever, lived up to expectations.
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                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                            Amazing weekend

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                                                                                            We were 8 adults on a relaxing weekend away We had an amazing time, the owner was really friendly and the cabin was clean and homely. The hot tub just topped it off :)
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016