High quality self-catering cottages in Devon & Exmoor

48 properties found that match your search

Appledore, Instow and Westward Ho! Cottages

Appledore Cottages

Once described as the ‘little, white fishing village’ by Victorian novelist Charles Kingsley, Appledore still has the feel of a welcoming small community. Its whitewashed terraces on the quay have changed little since Kingsley’s day, while the maze of narrow lanes that drop down to the water are densely packed with pretty cottages painted in different pastel hues, their frontages hung with baskets of overflowing flowers.

What’s there to do in Appledore?

The joy of Appledore is in soaking up its wonderful position. It sits where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet the sea, so you’re never far from the water’s edge. If you fancy a bit of adventure, Appledore Sails offers private sailing trips in a traditional (and locally) built lug sail boat around the beautiful Torridge Taw estuary. Skern Lodge is the place to head for heart-racing fun, including climbing walls, rafting, a high ropes course and many other activities. You can also dedicate an entire day to learning kayaking or surfing.

When the weather isn’t great, children (and craft-loving adults) will love a trip to Sea Green. Josie, who owns the gallery, is passionate about making use of recycled objects, and runs workshops in which you can craft mosaics using glass, ceramics and gemstones. Another rainy day option is The North Devon Maritime Museum and if you’re visiting in mid-September to October, the Appledore Book Festival is a real treat.

Instow Cottages

Like its neighbour Appledore across the estuary, Instow is defined by its position. It’s where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet and the resulting expanse of water is the village’s natural playground.

Sailing boats and catamarans head out in summer and, at low tide, the golden beach is revealed, offering families a long swathe of soft sand – perfect for paddling and building castles.

What’s there to do in Instow?

Instow is a village to explore at a gentle pace. Stroll along its pretty front to drink in the views of the estuary or pause to admire the beachfront cricket ground and remarkable thatched pavilion – one of the oldest in the country. Given Instow’s position on the estuary, it’s no surprise that the big event of the year is a maritime one. The Appledore & Instow Regatta, first held in 1885, is a relaxed but competitive event that promotes old traditions of boat-building while hosting lots of nautical fun and excitement.

The Tarka Trail is one of the country’s longest traffic-free walking and cycling paths and Instow is right on it. It follows the route of the old Southern Railway track which halted at Instow Station (amazingly it linked the village with Waterloo Station in London!) before continuing on to Bideford.

Westward Ho! Cottages

The only town in the UK with a name that ends in an exclamation mark, Westward Ho! has plenty to shout about. The big attraction is the beach. A real family favourite, it’s one long strip of sand backed by a pebble ridge, with the natural paradise of Northam Burrows Country Park accessible at one end.

The town’s unusual name comes from the title of a book by Victorian writer, Charles Kingsley, which proved so popular that developers of the Northam Burrows Hotel and Villa Building Company proposed naming their new site after the story. Visit today and you’ll discover it’s just as popular now as it was in the late 19th Century. A town that truly deserves an exclamation mark!

What is there to do in and around Westward Ho!

With soft sand, rock pools and unspoilt nature, the beach is the town’s big attraction. It enjoys blue flag status and a RNLI Lifeguard service between May and September. Little wonder it’s so popular with windsurfers, surfers and swimmers. And your four-legged friend need not miss out either. Dogs are permitted from October to April on the whole beach, and all year round at the Northam Burrows end.

If you fancy a bit of peace and quiet and the chance to explore a natural paradise, head to the north end of the beach. Here you can access the Northern Burrows, a scientifically important area which juts out into the mouth of the estuary. A site of special scientific interest (an SSSI), it boasts sand dunes, salt marsh, grassland and rocky shore and is teeming with wildlife, including rare plants, insects, birds and stunningly vivid lichen.

VisitEngland 4 Star Award SymbolVisitEngland Gold Award Symbol

Cedars Lodge is an ideal quiet retreat on the edge of Northam village. Cedars Lodge

Northam - North Devon Coast

Delightful single storey Annexe with wonderful countryside views.Within walking distance of the centre Northam village and just a few minutes drive to the wide expanse of surfing sands at Westward Ho!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£283 - £639 per week *

CEDARS View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 1.5 miles from the coast
  • 0.6 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
VisitEngland 3 Star Award SymbolVisitEngland Gold Award Symbol

Special Offer SHIHOY - Sitting Room - View 1 Ship Ahoy!

Appledore - North Devon Coast

High quality, ground floor apartment with classic period design and modern contemporary style, close to the waterfront, situated in the heart of Appledore.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£341 - £644 per week *

SHIHOY View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
VisitEngland 3 Star Award SymbolVisitEngland Gold Award Symbol

Clearwater is a minutes stroll from Instow's fabulous beach Clearwater

Instow - North Devon Coast

A modern stylish apartment, perfect for couples. Just a five minute stroll from the sandy estuary beach and watersports centre of Instow with a choice of pubs and restaurants.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£280 - £617 per week *

CLEAR View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

Special Offer PUFF - Sitting Room - View 5 Puffin Cottage

Northam - North Devon Coast

A fabulous little cottage, beautifully presented and just perfect for couples or a small family. Village centre location close to pubs, restaurants and local amenities and within walking distance of stunning Northam Burr...

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 miles from the coast
£268 - £643 per week *

PUFF View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

Book today with just a 1/3 deposit

Secure your next self-catering holiday cottage in Devon with just a 1/3 deposit

VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

Broadwaters

Instow - North Devon Coast

In a wonderful location with unrivalled esturay views, this beautifully presented apartment is the perfect choice for a memorable holiday in Devon.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
£383 - £916 per week *

BROADW View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

Special Offer Tarka View, Bideford

Bideford - North Devon Coast

Very comfortable cottage offering delightful river views and ideal for exploring the diverse countryside made famous by Henry Williamson in his classic novel 'Tarka the Otter'.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£330 - £750 per week *

TARKAV View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 3.5 miles from the coast
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

Inglenook Cottage, Instow

Instow - North Devon Coast

Nestling in the heart of Instow Village, Inglenook cottage is full of character and charm. Just a 20 minute stroll to sandy, estuary beach with a great choice of pubs and restaurants together with a fabulous delicatessen...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 miles from the coast
£383 - £914 per week *

INGLE View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • 1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

DSC_0011And10moreAdjustcrop Little Combe

Abbotsham - North Devon Coast

Delightful character cottage close to spectacular coastline and the sandy beach at Westward Ho! Within walking distance of local village inn and only a few minutes drive to the Elizabethan port town of Bideford.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£296 - £693 per week *

N2090 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 2 miles from the coast
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

From us to you, your Holiday Extras

We have joined forces with national and regional partners to allow you to pre-book some really special add-ons for your stay. 

VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

Special Offer Stunning views across the bay. Chandlers Court

Instow - North Devon Coast

A beautiful stylish apartment uniquely positioned to enjoy spectacular views over the estuary and just a short stroll from the golden sandy beach and village amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Friday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£349 - £916 per week *

CHANDL View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

Sitting Room Seabreak

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

In a most unique position offering spectacular sea views. This high quality, spacious and contemporary apartment is adjacent to the sandy, surfing beach of Westward Ho!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Saturday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£456 - £1120 per week *

NIRV1 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

Special Offer Moontide Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

With wonderful river views this recently renovated cottage offers comfort and quality and is only a few minutes’ walk from village amenities or a 10 minute drive to the beach at Westward Ho!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
£360 - £877 per week *

MOONTI View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
VisitEngland 4 Star Award Symbol

External - View 1 Coral Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Delightful fishermans cottage in quiet location and with fully enclosed garden. Just a short stroll from the quayside and all the amenities of the character coastal village of Appledore.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£301 - £738 per week *

CORAL1 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

Loading properties 0

A maximum of 600 properties can display on the map. Please refine your search to reduce the number of properties, or go to list view to see them all.
Back to top