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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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                                                                                                      Fabulous two bed en suite Cottage with stunning views of Torbay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stunning holiday cottage for four adults with a wonderful large garden. Astounding views from several vantage points around the garden taking in all of Torbay. Private off street parking, walking distance to hotel restaurants as well as Torquay and Paignton. Will return in the future. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great size house, well equipped and clean. Comfortable beds. Location ideal for exploring south Devo

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A great break for all 16 of us! 12 in the farm house and 2 adults, 2 children in the chalet. The children varied in age from 3-15 and there was something to entertain all of them. As the weather was particularly nice they spent a lot of time in the gardens playing football, bouncing on the trampoline and fishing for tadpoles! The games barn was used once or twice one the sun went down by the older kids although the younger children needed to be supervised in there at all times. The kitchen was well equipped and it was lovely to be able to seat us all around the table for evening meals and games. The log burner in the lounge was very welcome in the chilly evenings, although there was also additional heating throughout the house. The house was clean, comfortable and basic which meant we didn't need to be worried about the children touching things they shouldn't or breaking anything! The location proved a great base for exploring lots of the local beaches and kingsbridge itself. Hope cove was a particular favourite of ours. The chilli farm at the end of the road proved popular and we spent the morning there on our last day. Ant was very accommodating and made it clear to ask if we needed anything, which we didn't and he clearly wasn't bothered by the noise 8 children and a dog can create! Overall a very relaxing break, we are looking forward to returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017