Early summer breaks
Looking for the perfect place for an early Summer break? Devon has something for everyone and is a stunning place to explore in the early summer months. Enjoy browsing though our extensive collection of holiday cottages in Devon knowing that, very soon, you’ll be crossing the threshold and soaking up all that Devon has to offer.
If you live in the UK, the British weather is a bit like an old friend. Knowingly unpredictable and cheekily always catching us out. The beauty of this when you’re on holiday is that, somehow, it doesn’t seem to matter if you get caught in the rain. If you’re on top of Exmoor then you’ll have to grin and bear it, but if you’re strolling through one of the quintessential Devon villages you’re never too far from a shop selling umbrellas and raincoats (as well as swim gear and suncream!). In our book, this is all part of the adventure of Devon holidays.
If you book early you’ll get the pick of the crop. We pride ourselves on featuring only those properties that meet our exacting standards. Choice is really important as well and our collection of holiday cottages to rent in Devon all have their own personality and style.
Devon boasts many different types of architecture but one of the classic styles is the Victorian Villa. These are particularly popular in the coastal areas as many of them offer stunning sea views. Over the years, they’ve been refurbished and converted into apartments and maisonettes while still retaining many of the original features such as grand entrance pillars, sweeping staircases and gorgeous bay windows.
Some owners have also painstakingly restored the Victorian features within their holiday properties – classic fireplaces and smart cornicing to name just two. The décor and furnishings in some have been chosen to match the period so you’ll not only feel like you’re taking a break, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time but, thankfully, with all mod cons.
If, on the other hand your head is turned by more modern and contemporary self-catering accommodation in Devon then we have a cracking collection for you to choose from. Think wooden floors with plush rugs, full length bi-fold doors with spectacular panoramic sea views, patios with sun loungers and American fridge / freezers for you to fill with your favourite nibble and tipples.
Barn conversions are also very popular for Devon holidays. Over the years, many farm owners have converted their barns into stunning holiday properties. They effortlessly ooze Devon-charm by cleverly combining pristine décor with stylish and inviting interiors that reflect the character of the local area. An unbeatable combination for an early summer break, year after year.
But enough about the inside of our tempting holiday cottages to rent in Devon, if you’re an explorer there’s more than enough to keep you occupied on your break. Devon offers many well-known tourist attractions as well as some hidden treasures that only the locals know about. So, as well as looking at tourist guides, we’d suggest getting to know the locals in one of our many charming Devon pubs. If that’s not your style, then check out holiday cottage guest books – sometimes they leave great reviews about places they have stumbled across that are off the beaten track.
Perhaps you’re after a few days of serious R&R. Our search filters make it easy to find Devon cottages with hot tubs or access to swimming pools. If the weather isn’t behaving you can choose one with access to an indoor heated pool and an open fire or wood burner.
If you’re a bit of a foodie, Devon is renowned for its seafood and the many pubs and restaurants across the whole county won’t disappoint. Keep an eye on the specials board and chat to the staff so you know what the catch of the day is before ordering. Free-from and dietary needs are a hot topic in the hospitality trade so if you’re a vegan, vegetarian or seek out gluten-free foods you’ll find an exciting array of suitable dishes on the menus.
For the sporty-type there are so many different activities on offer ranging from pony trekking and horse riding to golf or learning how to surf or paddle board. We’d recommend booking ahead if you’re popping to Devon for a short break as it’s a popular holiday destination. Most of the companies offering the sporty activities have a kit hire option as well if you don’t have your own wetsuits or riding hats for example.
Many of our property owners supply bed linen and towels so if you’re after a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life you can pack pretty light, jump in the car and head to Devon with your favourite people.
Book your early Summer break to Devon today and you’ll want to return again and again. Don’t forget to pack your flip flops and sunglasses as well as your wellies and waterproofs though.
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