What is the special appeal of a Devon cottage holiday?

Why choose a Devon cottage holiday?

  • I want something small and cosy
  • I fancy something with character
  • I’d love to try village life
  • I’m looking for some peace and quiet
  • I need to get away from the rat race
  • If you have ever said any of these then a Devon cottage holiday is for you.

    Imagine a glorious sunset. You’re sat on the patio with a glass of wine, the scent of honeysuckle wafting through the evening air. There’s a magnificent view across the valley and a thrush singing his evening hymn in the trees at the side of the garden.

    What better way to relax at the end of the day? The best bit is that it’s only the first day of your cottage holiday and you’ve still got two weeks of sheer pleasure before you go back to work.

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    Where to find cottages

    Higher Watchcombe Farm

    Higher Watchcombe Farm

    A superb collection of barn conversions near Colyton. Set in a really secluded and yet so convenient location with every comfort you could wish for.


    Colhayne Cottages

    Just across the Umborne Valley are two superbly equipped cottages where you can really relax and enjoy spectacular countryside views to the nearby Jurassic Coast.

    Heritage Coast Cottages Nearer to the coast in Colyford Barn Owl Cottage and Suntrap Cottage are full of Olde World charm. Enjoy the peace of the Devon coast in these well equipped cottages.

    Devon Willows A few miles away, just outside of Axminster are The Willows where you can enjoy a Devon cottage holiday by the side of the River Axe. Enjoy trout and salmon fishing during the season and use it as a base to explore the area.

    Mazzard Farm Opened in 2008, Mazzard Farm is situated in a wonderful spot just south of Ottery St Mary. If you're looking for a truly environmentally friendly holiday then this is the place for you.

    Gatcombe Farm If you want to have a farmhouse holiday within a stone's throw of the sea then have a look at Gatcombe Farm



    Riverside Cottage is a superb thatched cottage conveniently situated at Harcombe, near Sidmouth and is surrounded by the peace and quiet of the Devon countryside.

    Upcott House is a beautiful, eco-friendly place to stay in the delightful village of Beer, right on the Jurassic Coast.

    The Old Schoolhouse near Axminster is an a lovely situation overlooking the Ax Valley. Very convenient for both the beach and the shops.

    Barritshayes Farm Cottages

    Barritshayes Farm, near Colyton is a great place to spend a relaxing Devon cottage holiday. Just four miles from the coast with a choice of beaches within a short drive.

    If you don’t feel like driving, then take a swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool, have a game of tennis or use the games room. Spend a whole holiday walking a few of the excellent walks around the Coly valley. Alternatively join one of the painting holidays on offer at Barritshayes. Click here for more information


    Treaslake Cottages

    Luxury self catering cottages near Honiton. Click here to visit Treaslake Cottages


    Hembury Court Barns, stay in these converted barns for a self catering cottage holiday. Telephone 01404 841444 for more information.

    For other Self Catering holidays near Colyton click here


    What is a cottage?

    A cottage is a small house of any period. In North America they are generally used as weekend getaways. Families and individuals use them as a base to go fishing or hiking from.

    Here in Devon cottages are, generally speaking, found in the country areas. In times past they were the homes of agricultural workers but nowadays many have been converted into wonderful holiday cottages for you to enjoy. Mostly they have two or three bedrooms and are extremely well equipped so that you can enjoy a relaxing and comfortable break.

    East Devon is an amazing place to be at any time of the year. Many holiday cottages are available during the winter too. People like you come from all over the world to enjoy Devon hospitality.

    Imagine a glorious winter sunset. You’re sat beside an open fire with a glass of cider relaxing after a brisk walk in the frosty lanes. The smell of burning apple logs fills the room. The house lights across the valley glow like the stars in the clear blue black sky above and the thrush is carolling merry duets with the robin in the back hedge.

    Pure enchantment!

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