Coastal Delights

Published: Tuesday 27th Nov 2012

Coastal Cottages are a firm favourite with holiday-makers of all ages. Whether you wish to spend hours with your bucket and spade building great imagination-fired constructions, or to rock pool and show off what you have found. Or maybe you prefer to walk along the surf edge with miles of golden sands stretching before you. Perhaps you like crab-line fishing from a harbour wall, or to walk a coast path and gaze down on beautiful seals with their pups.

The options are as endless as the distant horizon, and probably why so many of us are drawn again and again to a sea-side holiday stay. With some of the finest beaches in the country and spectacular coastal paths to walk, incorporating a unique National Park, the only one with Dark Sky status in Europe, North Devon has a lot to offer a sea and countryside fan. There are waves to surf, sand-dunes to explore, harbours in the quaintest style to wander through, animal safaris to undertake and fantastic local produce to buy and eat. If this has interested you to come and stay a while, then here are some suggested cottages for you to consider.

Beach Cottage Croyde is a freshly styled vibrant holiday cottage, within walking distance of the fabulous beach and village. With great seasonal special offers you may be tempted to visit soon in the winter, and then come back again for a summer holiday too. Rockham Mortehoe offers 5 star contemporary apartment accommodation at the edge of the village with rural views towards the sea. The path to Rockham Bay and the Bull Point Lighthouse is just a few yards stroll away, leading to further beautiful National Trust walks. With a riverside location above the East Lyn River in Lynmouth, River Cottage is a delightful three storey cottage with beautiful views to the river and valley.

Fully renovated and offering both character and quality contemporary fittings, this lovely holiday-home makes a charming retreat to return to after exploring the coast and valleys of Exmoor.