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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in South Brent, Devon your home away from home

South Brent is a large village on the edge of Dartmoor situated in the valley of the River Avon. It is next to the Devon Expressway, thirty-two miles from Exeter, eighteen from Plymouth and five from Ivybridge. It was once known for its woollen industry, market centre and the two fairs held annually. However since being moved into the boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park, the communities thrives and has public houses, shops, community centre and village hall. The parish includes the hamlets of Lutton, Aish, Harbourneford, Charford and Diptford, Brent Mill and many scattered cottages and farmhouses.

Places to holiday in South Brent, Devon

South Brent is the perfect location for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, photography, sightseeing and wildlife and birdwatching holidays. The panoramic view from Brent Hill is one of the most impressive in the South West. Although there are a few hotels and guesthouses in the surrounding areas, it is the once farm cottages and barn conversions that are the most popular type of holiday accommodation in South Brent.

Self-catering holiday cottages have all mod cons and home comforts, a great deal more space than a hotel room, some permit dogs and they allow you the freedom to explore the high moorlands with their many barrows, enclosures and hut circles dating back to the Bronze Age. Then there is the Avon Dam surrounded by open moorland. The South West Lakes Trust provides first-rate facilities for angling, sailing and exploring the footpaths, such as the half-mile walk to Shipley Bridge.

Cottage holidays in South Brent are in close proximity to one of the small number of real wildernesses left in England that of Dartmoor National Park. However, its not wise to leave your cottage without a map, compass, knowing what the weather forecast and a raincoat, as Dartmoor is notorious for its mists.

Things to do in South Brent, Devon

Even when you are not exploring the granite tors like Great Mistor, Great links or the smaller Arch Tor and Flat Tor that litter Dartmoor, there is always plenty to do. St Petroc's Church has an enormous Norman Tower and quite a history as the Rev John Hay was dragged out of the church in the middle of a service in 1436 and murdered. The doorway is now boarded up but is still visible.

Both Challaborough and Bigbury on Sea have Blue Flag beaches. Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Farm in Buckfastleigh has Run Rabbit Ride Go Karts and Pennywell Young Farmers Quad Bikes or you can feed the Pennywell deer, hungry lambs, hoglets and hedgehogs.

The Hedgehog Hospital at Prickly Ball Farm is a hedgehog rescue centre. It also offers pony and cart rides and has lamb feeding, goats and miniature ponies and a coffee shop. Also within easy reach of South Brent cottages is Paignton Zoo and Newton Abbot racecourse. Other attractions in travelling distance of holiday cottages include Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park in Plymouth and Buckland Abbey in Yelverton

Weather in South Brent, Devon

South Brent has a microclimate and the locals often say it rains more there than in than the surrounding villages and towns. Dartmoor is a wet, misty place with blanket bogs, but non-the-less the air is healthy.

Travel to South Brent, Devon

Plymouth City Airport is ten miles from South Brent and Plymouth also has a ferry port. The nearest railway station is at Totnes and Tally Ho! and Stagecoach buses operate in the area.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (45 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Barn #1633178
    45
    Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (34 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #1070032
      34
      Viewed 119 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (18 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Mobile Home #6714319
        18
        Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (19 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Mobile Home #1900482
          19
          Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.3/5
            (20 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #1563009
            20
            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (31 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Cottage #6476682
              31
              Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                Very Good! 4/5
                (10 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Bungalow #1841596
                10
                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (25 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Barn #6511932
                  25
                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (18 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
                    18
                    Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                      Very Good! 4.1/5
                      (10 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8153650
                      10
                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (30 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #8173914
                        30
                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (23 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #8133093
                          23
                          Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (20 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #1652378
                            20
                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                              7
                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (20 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #8082877
                                20
                                Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (7 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1983472
                                  7
                                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (10 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #6063187
                                    10
                                    Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #8250505
                                      2
                                      Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (30 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #1944803
                                        30
                                        Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (43 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Barn #851169
                                          43
                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (29 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #6897
                                            29
                                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #6812841
                                              2
                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (11 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Bungalow #1796023
                                                11
                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (32 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #8126612
                                                  32
                                                  Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #8155426
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (38 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                      Apartment #8066582
                                                      38
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8071873
                                                        4
                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Cottage #6113406
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (32 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Barn #8166155
                                                            32
                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Bungalow #8152651
                                                              6
                                                              Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #6873101
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #820088
                                                                  30
                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #6541485
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (23 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8165048
                                                                      23
                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (43 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Bungalow #8049389
                                                                        43
                                                                        Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (17 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cabin #1952869
                                                                          17
                                                                          Viewed 109 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Cottage #8067740
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Apartment #8075876
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                House #6724958
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cottage #6975004
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Chalet #8069670
                                                                                    12
                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (48 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #1568411
                                                                                      48
                                                                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Cottage #8081756
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (19 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #1138840
                                                                                          19
                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #8131471
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #1709663
                                                                                              15
                                                                                              Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1886662
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cabin #8113273
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      House #8168267
                                                                                                      17
                                                                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We all enjoyed the short stay wish it was longer and will be back, thanks to chris and louise who coudnt have been more helpful, lovely welcome and cream tea BRILLIANT
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Merrivale is even better than the pictures suggest

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As soon as you walk through the door the peace and tranquility of Merrivale descend on you. It is utterly wonderful. It is spotless. Everything you need is provided. Including a welcome cream tea! The beds are comfortable. It feels like a home not a holiday rental. It feels loved.... Everything about Merrivale speaks of comfort and quality. And the views......... Absolutely stunning!! It literally stopped us in out tracks as we walked in! We could have spent the entire week in the property and not moved beyond the terraces. Leaving each morning was a struggle but there was always the promise of returning each evening. Watching the shipping and the wildlife is addictive and the telescope is a very thoughtful addition. Loved the bird watching book to log all the birds seen. Thank you to Richard and Sarah for sharing this wonderful place. And to Sue for the immaculate presentation when we arrived. This is the only place I have stayed where, by Sunday breakfast, we had all decided that we would be coming back. So next year's trip to Merrivale is already booked, with one small change.... We are booked for a fortnight!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017