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Make romantic cottage in South Devon or self catering South Devon rental your home away from home

South Devon is famous for its stunning coastline. The miles upon miles of beautifully rural coastline, gleaming beaches and charming, secluded fishing villages means that self catering South Devon cottages are always in high demand, especially for couples, as the romantic cottages in South Devon are sublime, worthy of being some of the most charming in the whole of Britain. The unchecked wildlife that thrives in the woodlands and along the river estuaries also draw a huge number of tourists to self catering South Devon accommodation too.

Things to do in South Devon

There are some 70 miles of uninterrupted coastline to explore from a self catering South Devon cottage or romantic cottage in South Devon’s quietest corner. There are a massive array of beaches from charming, secluded little coves (perfect for anyone on a break in a romantic cottage in South Devon), to large, sweeping water sport bases, ideal for any family in rentals in South Devon. Many of the beaches in South Devon are part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Bantham, and the protected dunes are wonderful for walking, especially if you are staying in one of the many dog friendly holiday lets in South Devon, of which there are a great number.

The rolling hills, shrouded in woodland, and the famous moors of Dartmoor are a massive attraction for those heading to self catering South Devon holiday cottages. The region is a huge favourite for holidays with your dogs, as dogs get just as much out of the open countryside as their owners! Luckily, there are a vast number of dog friendly holiday lets in South Devon so you and your entire family can enjoy a wonderful walking, riding or biking holiday from rentals in South Devon.

South Devon is also littered with a great many adventure parks, historic houses, beautiful gardens and local museums, which tell of the great culture and long history of the region. Among the finest attractions to visit from self catering South Devon accommodation include the Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum, Lukesland Gardens, Totnes Castle, Powderham or the South Devon Railway. For family adventures from any of the rentals in South Devon, the Crealy Adventure Park and High Wire Forest Adventure parks offer hours of fun.

Places to visit on holiday in South Devon

Nestled among the rugged cliffs along the ‘English Riviera’ is the charming little town of Brixham. The working port is still at the centre of activity in the village and South Devon accommodation here is the perfect base for boat, fishing and scuba diving trips.

Torquay is a glittering resort in South Devon, famous for its beaches, vibrant nightlife and vast array of family activities. Despite Basil Fawlty’s best attempts to destroy the towns reputation, Torquay remains one of the most charming and vibrant towns along the South Coast.

Travel to South Devon

Rentals in South Devon are very easily reached from all parts of the UK. Exeter Airport (EXE) is well served by Flybe services, and there are excellent road and rail connections running throughout the region.

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                                                                          Recent Reviews

                                                                          This apartment would be lovely when finished as it was in the middle of a major renovation.

                                                                          4 of 5
                                                                          Painting unfinished, window latches not fixed, skirting boards and doors unpainted and doors sticking, bathroom stench pipe uncapped causing unpleasant odour, rubble outside on the window cills, cupboard doors not on and shelves not fitted, some cupboards containing building materials. Lack of some furniture in rooms, no bathmat in one shower. For the money, we would have expected a welcome breakfast pack. Also, when we booked the apartment ON THE FOURTH FLOOR WITH BALCONY SO WE COULD WATCH THE FIREWORKS, we did not expect to be moved to the ground floor after full payment had been taken. The parking situation also was difficult with the neighbour in No 2 complaining about taking 6" of his space when there was space further along in front of his property. There were also other vehicles with no permits displayed, parked in the allocated area.
                                                                          • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                          Stunning Location

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                                                                          Found this apartment by accident! Wonderful location. Leave the car and enjoy delightful, stress free access to town centre by ferry. Good quality and varied choice of eating venues on site. Sadly, I have to leave it all behind . . . but I'll be back!
                                                                          • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                          A wonderful cottage full of character

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                                                                          Our thanks to Jules for being able to spend a week in her lovely cottage which was so full of character, newly furnished, very clean and decorated with some lovely touches. You walk in off the street (a narrow road with limited traffic) into the lounge which has a small dining table and then leads to a comfortable sofa and armchair with a lovely little wood burner and one of the highlights - french doors leading onto a decked balcony area, which allows great views over the marina at Turnchapel across to Plymouth. The stairway (narrow, but part of the charm) leads down to a large, extremely well equipped kitchen which then leads onto a good quality modern shower room and toilet and another room (with table and chairs for dining, but we preferred to eat upstairs so we could take in the great view) which looks onto the small rear garden. Upstairs from the lounge is the bedroom with more fabulous views and a lovely modern en suite bathroom and yet more stairs lead to a mezzanine area overlooking the bedroom. Highlights included sitting out on the balcony in the evening (blankets were kindly provided in a basket in case needed!) and waking up to the view from the bedroom window. We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Clovelly Bay Inn which is literally 2 houses further down the road (very popular) so very convenient but never noisy. We also tried the Boringdon Arms all of another 2 minutes walk away which was a good 'drinking' pub. Turnchapel itself is a nice, quiet area, and whilst there are no shops within easy walking distance, there are 4 pub/restaurants in total. You cannot park at the property as the road is too narrow (you can unload though) but there is free parking at the top of the road which we were always able to get into and was only a 3 minute walk away (plus there is another free car park at the bottom beyond the Boringdon Arms). The car park at the top also joins the South West coastal path, and an approx 20 minute walk along this brings you to the Mount Batten ferry which takes you across to Plymouth every 30 minutes for £1.50 each way (approx a 7 minute journey) which we found far better than trying to drive in. The cottage was a great base from which we drove to sites in Devon and Cornwall, as well as being able to go for enjoyable walks straight from the front door. Jules was always easy to contact, friendly and helpful. This would make a lovely romantic retreat for two or a great break at any time for anyone. We hope to return soon!
                                                                          • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016