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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
    (50 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Barn #1633178
    50
    Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (35 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #1070032
      35
      Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (24 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Cottage #8133093
        24
        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (19 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Mobile Home #1900482
          19
          Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (20 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
            20
            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (32 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Cottage #6476682
              32
              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (6 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #8250505
                6
                Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (21 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Mobile Home #6714319
                  21
                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                    (20 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #1563009
                    20
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (23 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1652378
                      23
                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                        (9 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #8153650
                        9
                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (27 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Barn #6511932
                          27
                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                            (12 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Bungalow #1841596
                            12
                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (31 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #8173914
                              31
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (20 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #8082877
                                20
                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (29 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #6897
                                  29
                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                    9
                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6063187
                                      10
                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #6812841
                                        2
                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (32 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          House #8126612
                                          32
                                          Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                            (9 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #1983472
                                            9
                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (18 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cabin #1952869
                                              18
                                              Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #8067740
                                                19
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Bungalow #1796023
                                                  13
                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (40 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                    Apartment #8066582
                                                    40
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Good! 3.9/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Cottage #8081756
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Bungalow #8152651
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (33 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Barn #8166155
                                                          33
                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (31 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1944803
                                                            31
                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #8075876
                                                              6
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (30 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #820088
                                                                30
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #1709663
                                                                  16
                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #6113406
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (31 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #8124431
                                                                      31
                                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        House #8060425
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (24 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8165048
                                                                          24
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #1886662
                                                                            14
                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #6975004
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (43 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Bungalow #8049389
                                                                                  43
                                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (17 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Cottage #8128060
                                                                                    17
                                                                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      House #6724958
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        House #6873101
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Apartment #6541485
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Chalet #8069670
                                                                                            14
                                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #8155426
                                                                                              14
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (51 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #1568411
                                                                                                51
                                                                                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8071873
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #8131471
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had such an amazing time away celebrating a special occasion, from the welcome hamper which included bread, marmalade, fresh eggs and wine to the fresh scones and how beautiful and clean 'The Loft' was. We couldn't fault it in anyway, Chris and Louise were so lovely and being so close to the beach was amazing. Would definitely recommended to family and friends especially with how reasonable the price is for what you get.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      A delightful bungalow and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our second time to stay at The Palms. It is a delightful bungalow, very comfortable and welcoming. It really is a home from home stay. The location is excellent not far from Paignton, Brixham, the Steam Train, the Zoo together, with some lovely walks.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017