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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.

Additional service fee may apply.
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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    Barn #6511932
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Cottage #1944803
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        Very Good! 4/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Bungalow #1841596
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Barn #1633178
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Mobile Home #1900482
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Cottage #1652378
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  House #1889160
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 3 BR
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                    Cottage #1983472
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      Apartment #8173914
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Mobile Home #6714319
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 2 BR
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                          Multiple rentals Cottage #444353
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
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                            Multiple rentals House #444353
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                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                              • Studio
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #733599
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                House #8166798
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Barn #873529
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
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                                    House #1057297
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
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                                      Chateau / Country House #8122906
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                                      Viewed 142 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #1070032
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #8155426
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            House #1568411
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                                            Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Barn #866497
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                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #820088
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                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                  House #1563009
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                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    Cottage #6897
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Cottage #6063187
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Apartment #8066582
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          House #1346119
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                                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Apartment #8169495
                                                            12
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #6541485
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                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Bungalow #1796023
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #6522710
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #1887463
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                                                                    Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #6727370
                                                                      10
                                                                      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Good! 3.9/5
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #6797372
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Very Good! 4/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Chalet #8154868
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #8165048
                                                                            19
                                                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              House #8110086
                                                                              13
                                                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Barn #8052415
                                                                                21
                                                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Cabin #1952869
                                                                                  13
                                                                                  Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8092475
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
                                                                                      20
                                                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #8133093
                                                                                        16
                                                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #8169175
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 43 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 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1944530
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #6113406
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6812263
                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6812278
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 55 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
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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