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Make a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Yettington, Devon your home away from home

Yettington is a hamlet on the South Coast in East Devon, almost three miles from Budleigh Salterton. It is situated between Sidmouth and Exmouth and convenient for Knowle Village, Topsham, Sowton, Salcombe, Ottery St Mary, Dawlish and Teignmouth, as well as the cities of Exeter an Plymouth. Yettington is on Woodbury Common, which is a prime wildlife habitat and is adjacent to the River Otter and the South West Coastal Path. It is also the birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh.

Holiday accommodation in Yettington, Devon

Yettington is another beautiful part of Devon where the coast meets the country and it offers some of the finest inland, cycling, walking, horse riding to be found in the southeast Devon area. Paths interweave the various commons and it is a fascinating area for sightseeing, nature and birdwatching. It is this that draws thousands looking for a beach holiday with that something extra.

The Devon Tourist Board receives numerous enquiries for maps and holiday accommodation such as camping, caravan sites, hotels, guest houses and holiday apartments for Yettington and areas around the Woodbury Common. Those looking for a cheap holiday or short breaks often prefer self-catering for their holidays.

However there are many other reasons to choose a holiday cottage, as cottages are fitted and furnished to a high standard, offer home from home comforts, often have a garden and are perfect for family holidays, some even allow dogs.

Things to do in Yettington, Devon

A short walk from your holiday cottage to the lane near Bicton College can take you up to Woodbury Castle and you can return via Colaton Raleigh Common and down to the Kettle Plantation. If you want to explore the commons further there are many hill forts, over twenty burial mounds and the Fire Beacon, a local landmark. If you are looking for fun things to do, there is also a popular dirt bike trials area with a Viking Fortress; marine training range, planks and open forest tracks and south west of Yettington is the Pines Ridge trial.

The East Devon Radio Control Club is for those interested in radio controlled boats, helicopters and aircraft and has a flying site four hundred yard from Four Firs cross roads on the road to Yettington. The South Western Show Jumping Club runs four multi-day shows each year at Bicton Arena. For anglers interested in coarse fishing, the South West Lakes Trust offer a wide range of reservoirs and lakes in the district and hold a number of events suitable for match anglers, hunters and families. The nearest to a holiday cottage in Yettington is Squabmoor, which has Rudd, Eels, Carp, Tench, Bream, and Roach.

If are looking for a challenge, then the Royal Marines often train near to Yettington and each year they stage an endurance charity event to raise money for the local hospice. For those looking for a more traditional beach holiday there are the coastal towns of Sidmouth, Teignmouth, Lyme Regis, Barnstable or Budleigh Salterton and numerous attractions including Pecorama at Beer, Exeter Cathedral, Sand at Sidbury and the Donkey Sanctuary at Salcombe Regis.

Weather in Yettington, Devon

Yettington has an exceptionally mild climate but it can be changeable. Sheltered east facing coastal regions can support sub tropical plants.

Travel to Yettington, Devon

Plymouth and Exeter airports serve Yettington, as does the Port of Plymouth. The nearest railway station is at Exmouth and Stagecoach buses operate in the area.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A wonderful last minute find which provided so much more than expected.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Ashlea was a last minute booking - Sept 2016 and found that it exceeded our expectations We received a very warm welcome from Jane & Ed when we arrived at their beautiful and well equipped annex. We look forward to visiting again and would recommend to anyone who wanted a relaxing break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely, comfortable cottage, good location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Another enjoyable stay at Downhams. Only 3 nights unfortunately but weather was kind. Easy drive to coast or inland to Dartmoor, Exeter and M5. Always spotless and comfy beds. Would definitely stay here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Fresh and clean.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      I was pleased with the little flat. I was really only in it to sleep because I had lots of exploring to do in the area. That road in from the Exeter direction got very familiar! I had lots of light to work by in the evenings. I'm more used to showers than baths but managed. Wi-fi wasn't available to privately-owned flats but you could get free access at the holiday park across the road, no problem. Sue went out of her way to be helpful via email when I needed her. I was most appreciative. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is the internet inconvenience and the lack of a shower. Not much the owner can do about those things. Thank you, Sue!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016