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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.

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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #413943
    19
      Excellent! 4.5/5
      (11 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #8137441
      11
      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 5
        Chalet #8166993
        6
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (23 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #8172054
          23
          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (22 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1645354
            22
            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
              Very Good! 4.0/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Bungalow #1841596
              10
              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Multiple rentals Apartment #8112311
                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #8159194
                  11
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1967329
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (5 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Cottage #8105846
                      5
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        Very Good! 4.0/5
                        (10 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Chalet #8154868
                        10
                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6063187
                          4
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #6711422
                            17
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8036309
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (21 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Barn #8052415
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                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (11 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  House #8110086
                                  11
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (22 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8144410
                                    22
                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Cottage #1607676
                                      2
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #8162684
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                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6711436
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                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 6 BR
                                            • 5 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            Farmhouse #6861526
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
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                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Barn #8166155
                                                26
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cabin #8113273
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                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    Apartment #1765415
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                      Cottage #6476682
                                                      15
                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cabin #6855128
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6878056
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                            House #459118
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                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              #8079036
                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (24 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #8173914
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                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #6711434
                                                                  11
                                                                    • Studio
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    House #6813949
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                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #8133093
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                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #8160196
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Bungalow #1796023
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                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Cottage #1887463
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                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1899219
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #6788052
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #8037210
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Chalet #8156395
                                                                                    29
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #1868982
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                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Barn #1880450
                                                                                        2
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6711425
                                                                                          12
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #6562736
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #416743
                                                                                              22
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Barn #462983
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                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Chalet #1050183
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Apartment #1853007
                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cosy cottage, great view across Tamar valley

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay in the cottage, underfloor heating and a cosy log burner make it a great place to snuggle up on a cold night! Amazing views across the Tamar valley - can even see impressive rail viaduct right from the kitchen window & a great place for walking and getting away from the business of urban life.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect retreat in wonderful village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed for four weeks at Wisteria Cottage as I was studying on a Cookery course at nearby Ashburton. The cottage was within easy commuting distance from Ashburton and I passed Buckfast Abbey every day on my commute- how cool is that? The cottage was perfect for me. It was warm, cosy, well equipped and a peaceful haven after a hectic day's cooking. The village is picturesque and very well placed on the edge of the moors. I went walking in the evenings and at weekends and visited the welcoming pub on a few occasions. The owners Dave and Maggie were the perfect hosts. They were welcoming and always there if I needed them but respectful of my privacy. They even ate my food! Dylan the dog deserves special mention for doggy friendliness. Ashburton is a wonderful foodie town and I enjoyed visiting Totnes and Buckfastleigh when not cooking. I can highly recommend the cottage and I am tempted to come back- this time for a proper holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful! Pure quality.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a gem! This was a surprise gift of a few days away for my daughters/son in law after their wedding. They loved it! Very inviting when they arrived, the log burner had been lit and they allowed us to decorate with banners and balloons etc, they even hung some beautiful lights for them too. Good quality fittings, squeaky clean and Wendy was so lovely and helpful, It feels like we've made a new friend. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely holiday home. Thankyou so much, If you want a beautiful, private, quality get away...this is the one!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016