Why choose self catering accommodation in Devon?

Devon, home to two national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty is a popular destination for those seeking a self catering holiday.

Devon offers plenty of activities for the holiday maker – you can explore the open spaces of Exmoor National park and its historic villages, the Roman town of Exeter, sample the outdoor life on Dartmoor or take in one of the many castles in the county.

North Devon is more rural and rugged, offering the opportunity to tour towns and villages such as Barnstaple, Bideford and Great Torrington. South Devon has rolling countryside and a collection of destinations such as Torquay, Salcombe, Totnes, Exmouth and Sidmouth that make up the “English Riviera”.

A self catering property in Devon also gives you a great base from which to explore the food and drink on offer in Devon – welcoming restaurants and local eateries provide a warm atmosphere to enjoy the local specialities such as sea food, clotted cream fudge and the famous Devon cream tea. Devon is also well known for its cider production and you can visit an orchard or tap room to sample the local brew.

Whether you are heading for the open spaces, spectacular coastline, quaint villages or more populated areas such as Exeter on the River Exe or the port city of Plymouth, Devon’s self catering accommodation will give you a great base from which to tour the county.


What types of accommodation are available?

Whether you are seeking a romantic break, taking a summer holiday with the family or are part of a larger party you can choose from a wide range of self catering accommodation in Devon.

Coastal towns and villages offer a selection of airy apartments and cosy cottages with wood burners and wooden beams where you can park the car and explore on foot.

Rural Devon has an abundance of converted farm buildings – sometimes on working farms, luxury camping pods and newer glamping sites, often with panoramic views of the countryside.

On the coast you will find an abundance of high class properties with stunning sea views. For those looking for a touch of luxury you can pick a property with high quality accommodation, hot tubs, may be a swimming pool and relaxing terraces to enjoy breakfast or an early evening glass of wine.

There are numerous walks in Devon and dog lovers can enjoy plenty of dog friendly accommodation–if you are setting out on a walk see our Dog Friendly Beaches Guide to Devon.


Examples of self catering accommodation that you can book in Devon include:


Higher Brook Shepherd’s Hut | Devon

Higher Brook Lodge, Follaton,, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5ND

Ruby’s Orchard – Yurt | Devon

Ruby’s Orchard, Sheepwash, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5PW

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