Holiday Cottages & Places to Stay in Devon

If you're looking for a holiday cottage or base to explore Devon, look no further than our fabulous selection of places to stay.

Holiday Inspiration - A Quick Guide

You're sure to find the perfect place to stay from our collection of hand picked holiday homes and self-catering cottages in the fabulous county of Devon.

One of the largest counties in England, home to sandy beaches and bustling fishing villages, Devon is a haven for holidaymakers. Flanked by Cornwall to the west and Dorset to the east, Devon is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Think smugglers coves, quaint harbours and green countryside all rolled into one; that’s Devon in a nutshell.

In comparison to many other counties across England, Devon is one of the most sparsely populated areas in the UK. Predominantly rural with rolling hills gracing the majority of its land, Devonshire (as it was historically known) is well known for its popular, pretty seaside villages and towns, rugged coast and not forgetting Dartmoor.

Staying in one of our many Devon self-catering cottages offers you the perfect base from which to explore this wonderful county. Have a traditional family seaside escape on one of the many sandy beaches across both the north and south coasts; enjoy the English Riviera with a trip to Torquay or take rural ramble across Exmoor or Dartmoor. There is, without doubt, something for everyone in fabulous Devon.

Bring everybody together on your Devon holiday by booking one of our many Family Friendly cottages. How about a seaside retreat from our Close to Coast Collection, or even a place with a Sea View? Perhaps you’re after a Luxury home, or maybe you prefer a romantic retreat Just for Two. We have something for everyone, we promise.

Here at Fabulous Holiday Cottages, we’ve put together a handy guide of some of our more popular destinations in Devon, we hope you are inspired to visit this awesome county.

Popular Holiday Destinations

Wake up to the sound of the sea and seagulls on your next Devon holiday while staying in the fabulous villages of Appledore and Westward Ho! Appledore, a seafaring village of brightly painted fishermen cottages and narrow streets leading to a busy quayside. Westward Ho! is the area’s beach town and home to England’s oldest links golf course, dunes, pebble ridge and miles of flat sands.

Here we feature a hand picked collection of holiday properties in and around Westward Ho! & Appldore.

Ilfracombe is framed by precipitous cliffs, elegant town houses, golf greens and a promenade strung with twinkling lights, it’s a place that might seem pickled in a bygone age. But look beneath the surface and you’ll find there’s another side to Ilfracombe – it’s a favourite hang-out for the artist Damien Hirst, and it’s now home to some top-notch eateries. Ilfracombe more than deserves a look.

Here we feature a hand picked collection of holiday properties in and around Ilfracombe.

Home to the nation’s most prestigious naval college, the riverside town of Dartmouth is one of Devon’s prettiest, awash with pastel-coloured 17th- and 18th-century buildings leaning at angles, and a picturesque harbour stacked with yachts and clanking boat masts. It makes a lovely base for exploring Devon’s south coast and the South Hams area.

Here we feature a hand picked collection of holiday properties in and around Dartmouth.

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