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Enjoy the winding Devonshire coast with holiday cottages in South Hams

South Hams is a large area in Devon which is comprised of a number of small villages. Stretching around the coast line from the edges of Plymouth and Brixham up to the border of Dartmoor National Park, it comprises a total area of 342 square miles. With a history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times and a strong naval feel, the area is a huge draw for visitors eager to sample the sea air, the many attractions and the walking environment on offer. There is also a large culture scene throughout South Hams and many food and drink festivals take place here throughout the year.

HomeAway has a vast number of holiday cottages in South Hams, which are spread throughout the whole area within easy access of amenities and attractions. Suitable for guest groups of all sizes from couples and small families to far larger groups of ten or more people, there is a wealth of choice on offer. Traditional cottages, seaside homes and rustic barns include inviting bedrooms and spacious open plan kitchens kitted out with dishwashers and laundry facilities. Many cottages have their own private gardens where the wonderful scenery of the Devonshire coast can be appreciated, and some of the more luxurious holiday homes even feature tennis courts and swimming pools. Children and pets are welcomed in certain cottages, whilst parking is available throughout.

South Hams is the ideal destination for people seeking a walking or coastal holiday with a cultural feel, however England has a great deal more to offer visitors. From holiday homes in Bournemouth, the delightful beaches and towns which make up the Dorset coastline can be enjoyed. Meanwhile, for visitors looking for a city break, choosing an apartment in the centre of London provides the ultimate experience of the English capital.

Things to do

Family attractions: Holiday cottages in South Hams are the ideal base for a truly magical break with the family. Numerous attractions are within easy reach of the cottage base, including Becky Falls Woodland Park, Woodlands Theme Park, Pennywell Farm, Crealy Great Adventure Park and Splashdown Quay West, the UK’s largest outdoor water theme park.

Water Sports: The many rivers and lakes which lie in close proximity to South Hams holiday apartments are the perfect location for water based activities, whilst the English Channel is also a ideal environment. Locally based are numerous activity centres which offer water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing trips. Meanwhile, fishing is also popular and items such as rods and bait can be sourced locally.

Walking: The South Hams was made for those who love the great outdoors and within easy reach of holiday apartments in South Hams, there are numerous locations for walking for those of all abilities. The coast, the beach and headland, the many river and canal paths and of course Dartmoor mean that the perfect walk is within close proximity at all times.

Food and Drink: Many of the villages within the South Hams are famed for their local cuisine and have their own delicacies. Fresh fish and locally reared animals are in plentiful supply, whilst the Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy at Totnes is open for visitors throughout the year.

Weather

South Hams enjoys a pleasant dry and sunny climate which stays mild throughout the year. During the winter, temperatures might drop as low as 2⁰C but tend to remain between 4 and 8⁰C. Meanwhile June, July, August and September enjoy temperatures reaching upwards of 19⁰C. Rain can be expected throughout the year but during those summer months it is unlikely that any more than seven days of rain per month would be expected. During the winter, the days of rain can rise to 25 per month.

Travel

The various holiday apartments in South Hams are very accessible by both public and private transport. By car, the easiest way to approach is to follow the M5 until the junction with the A38. From here, simply follow the A38 into Devon and South Hams. Meanwhile, there are regular buses through the area, and train stations at Ivybridge, Totnes and Torre from which there are regular connections to larger stations.

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Recent Reviews

Three night stay at Prospero's Rest for daughters 40th birthday.

5 of 5
We booked Prospero's Rest for three nights to celebrate our daughters 40th birthday. We were all extremely pleased with everything it had to offer. The cottage was very welcoming with all the facilities you would need for your stay. It was very tastefully decorated with lovely little lights, pictures and bits and pieces to make you feel at home. The cleanliness was noticeable throughout and the beds were made with lovely crisp, white bedding. Every room has uninterrupted views of the sea, harbour, boats and coastline, absolutely magic. We were all fighting to sit in the lovely window seat to take it all in. Brixham town is just a few minutes walk away where you can enjoy the many restaurants, bars and shopping centre. It was a delight to be able to spend time just strolling along and taking in all the views. We will most definitely return to this lovely holiday property. The only negative is that the access to the property is up several stone steps so I could be difficult for the less able person.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018

Great stay in south Devon.

5 of 5
This is a high quality property, in pristine condition throughout and well located very close to the sea. The owners are in the next property if you need them, but otherwise leave you undisturbed to get on and enjoy your stay (exactly as we like it). This is a great place to stay and we intend coming back, but with our young grandchildren next time as there is so much for them to enjoy within easy reach.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018