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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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    Apartment #6476737
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Apartment #1919455
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Cottage #1991078
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Cottage #8147179
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            Excellent! 4.5/5
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            Cottage #8127189
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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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                • 2 BR
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                Apartment #8156730
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 2 BR
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                  Cottage #1818741
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    • 5 BR
                    • 5 BA
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                    House #8157836
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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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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 5 BR
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                        House #6476712
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 8 BR
                          • 4 BA
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                          Multiple rentals House #492193
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
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                            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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                                • 2 BR
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                                Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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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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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    • 2 BR
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                                    Bungalow #1683042
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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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                                        Cottage #8077525
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                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                          • 5 BR
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                                          House #1777946
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                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Apartment #433368
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              Apartment #6082768
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        Barn #8173992
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                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                          Apartment #8040273
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            Apartment #1819246
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                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              Apartment #6832873
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                Apartment #1172917
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                                                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #8150575
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8158970
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #8124442
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                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Cabin #1889062
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          House #6797172
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                            Bungalow #1887147
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #8156705
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #1987423
                                                                                10
                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  Cottage #6938295
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    House #1771331
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Cottage #6776147
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        House #1776819
                                                                                        10
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #8173440
                                                                                            18
                                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #1888875
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Apartment #1940954
                                                                                                14
                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #836655
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Farmhouse #1057838
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                      House #1037128
                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Immaculately clean, courteous owner, great location and well priced considering the local competition. Will book again without hesitation.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable,well equipped,bright and clean.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Despite all of us being struck down by a nasty flu virus we still managed to enjoy our stay due to the flat being so comfortable and homely. We stayed in a lot lounging on the comfortable sofas and watching tv. When we did go out and enjoy Ilfracombe it was nice to return to a warm and relaxing base. Really hoping to stay here again in the future as it was pefect for a family of four (2 adults and 2 thirteen year old boys).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect, the cottage has all mod cons whilst retaining its original character

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      After days of research I found Margaret Cottage. I was looking for a cosy, waterside cottage, with all of the comforts of home and Margaret cottage did not disappoint. I contacted Carrie with my request and she replied within the hour. Carrie was helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The instructions for arrival were very clear and I called Nikki. who manages the cottage, when we were 15 minutes away. Nikki was waiting for us, the cottage was lovely and warm, (although it was bitterly cold outside) there were logs and kindling waiting by the log burner. Nikki was brilliant, she explained everything to us and said to call if we needed anything. The cottage really is a labour of love, beautifully decorated and furnished. It really does have everything you could think of. It was spotless, the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, plenty of pots and pans, sharp knives, everything! Although the cottage accommodates six guests there are more than the usual one plate, mug, knife etc per person. it even has decent sized wine glasses!! There is also cutlery, plates. bowls etc. for the children. For warmer days there is even a cold box for transporting your picnic. The attention to detail is exceptional, there are books - novels, recipes, books for children and local history, information leaflets and magazines for the area, there is a basket of toys for the children, as well as colouring pencils, games, binoculars. The wifi was excellent as was the large T.V and Sky. There is an excellent selection of DVD's (for both adults and children), and CDs. I use EE as my internet provider and could get a good mobile signal at the front of the house. The bed was so comfortable I felt as if I was sleeping in a cloud. The towels were thick and fluffy. We only used the shower upstairs which was particularly good when the power button was pressed! When entering the front door there is a wet room, just off the porch, which I imagine would be brilliant in the summer to shower the children and adults alike rather than traipsing sand through the cottage. Children should definately go first whilst the adults await their turn sitting in the front courtyard sipping something cold as they watch the boats float by! A big bonus is the parking space right outside the cottage - I can't wait for my next visit, thank you Carrie & Nikki
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017