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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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                Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                      Cottage #8153650
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                        House #1889160
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                              Apartment #8155426
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                Mobile Home #6714319
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                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                  Cottage #416743
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          Cottage #820088
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                                            Cottage #6063187
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              Cottage #1709663
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                                                Barn #866497
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                                                    Cottage #6897
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #444353
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                                                        Apartment #8066582
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                                                          House #1346119
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                                                                  Bungalow #1796023
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                                                                    Apartment #6522710
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                                                                      Cottage #1887463
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                                                                        Apartment #6727370
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                                                                            Chalet #8154868
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                                                                              Cottage #8165048
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                                                                                Cottage #8071873
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                                                                                  Cottage #1868982
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    House #8110086
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                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      Barn #8052415
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                                                                                        Apartment #8131471
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          Cabin #1952869
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                                                                                            Cottage #8092475
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                                                                                            Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                                              Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Cottage #8133093
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                                                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                                  House #459118
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Chalet #8166993
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                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      Cottage #1206990
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great place, great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here in February half term, 2 adults and 3 children. The cottage was just amazing, very spacious, comfortable, beautifully decorated and welcoming. Kids loved it. The little one was happily entertained exploring the cupboard full of toys in the evenings, when we were at the cottage The location was perfect, close to Torquay and Dartmouth. We only stay for three days so we did not have enough time to do not even a quarter of the different places that were suggested in the welcoming folder. But for whatever reason we end up visiting Greenway, Agatha Christie's summer house, which is just very close to Dartmouth, taking the ferry. It was just lovely, the endless garden and the views. We have left the brochure close to your welcoming folder. Thank you very much, we really hope to go back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      We would thoroughly recommend The Coach House

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were really impressed with the way in which the whole of The Coach House has been fitted out, it has a really well equipped kitchen. Its a very cosy house, even we we visited in February, with a lovely wood burner. Its a brilliant location to explore Bantham, Thurlestone, Hope Cove and Salcombe and we would thoroughly recommend it and hope to visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent location, immaculately presented

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely cottage with everything needed for a holiday. Really good location and parking. Would stay again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017