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North Devon Coast Cottages

The picturesque coastline of North Devon is a true escape from the world with its ever-stretching majestic sandy beaches, magical hidden coves, picture-postcard villages and seaside towns. The shoreline-hugging coastal paths are a perfect way to explore this beautiful part of North Devon with every turning corner presenting another opportunity to view some more spectaular scenery.

The North Devon Coast is a destination for all ages. Whether it’s building sandcastles and paddling in the waves, surfing on some of the UK’s most impressive rollers, netting mackerel on a boat trip, striding out on a stunning stretch of coastal path, or relaxing in the garden of a pretty village pub, North Devon delivers it all – and so much more.

Where are the best beaches in North Devon?

That’s a tough question! North Devon is blessed with more than its fair share of stunning stretches. For a start, the coastline boasts some of the largest beaches in the country. Saunton Sands is one of the most famous, a magnificent three-mile swathe that’s become synonymous with surfing and sand-yachting. Woolacombe is just as popular, a big beach which attracts both families and surfers. And of course Putsborough, near Braunton, offers an ideal blend of soft sand and rock-pooling – a real family favourite.

Needless to say, such beaches attract visitors, so if you’re after more secluded experiences, you could head for Bucks Mill in Clovelly, a pretty and quiet spot which is situated in a rocky cove at the end of the fishing village. Combesgate is another lovely tucked-away beach. At the far-right end of Woolacombe, it’s the perfect place for rock-pooling but does get cut off at high tide! And for the more intrepid, Rockham Beach at Mortehoe is a quiet bay that’s free of crowds, but the walk is just over a mile – you’ve been warned!

What about walking?

The whole of the North Devon coastline is mapped out on the South West Coast Path, which includes dramatic treks along moorland and clifftops as well as softer jaunts along beaches, through woodland and pretty villages. For the views, the cliffs to the east of Ilfracombe – some of the highest in England – are hard to beat, offering magnificent glimpses of the Bristol Channel. There are also lovely walks up the wooded valleys of the north coast, including the Heddon and East Lyn rivers.

Are there any cycle paths?

As it happens, the North Devon coast offers cyclists a real treat – the level and traffic-free 21-mile Tarka Trail, running between Braunton and Meeth. Created along the route of a closed railway, it follows, for the most part, the River Taw (which was the setting of Henry Williamson’s 1927 novel, Tarka the Otter – which explains the trail’s name!). You can hire bikes at Barnstaple station from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire.

What attractions are there on the North Devon coast?

If you can draw yourself away from the coastline’s natural beauty, there are plenty of attractions to fascinate, delight and engage.

Visit the popular towns of Lynton and Lynmouth and you’d be mad to miss the funicular cliff lift that links them. Powered by water, the lift affords passengers glorious views of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline as it glides up and down 862 feet of track between Lynmouth, sitting at the bottom of the cliff, and Lynton, perched above.

For history buffs, the ancestral home of the Chichester family at Arlington Court (just inland from Ilfracombe) is packed with gems. Once the home of Sir Francis Chichester, the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, Arlington Court houses a model of his boat, Gypsy Moth IV, as well as other nautical paintings and objects, not to mention the famous Carriage Museum, located in the stables.

There’s a further treat in store a few miles west of Clovelly. Built as a monastery in the 12th Century, Hartland Abbey was gifted in 1539 by Henry VIII to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar. Today, amazingly, his ancestors still live there. It’s a treasure trove for those who love British history – with architecture, artwork and decorative objects from the Mediaeval, Queen Anne, Georgian and Victorian periods – as well as a much-loved family home. There are paths across the estate, including one that leads down to the beach.

For children who don’t want to traipse round a stately home, there are plenty of fun days out. At Higher Clovelly, there’s the ever popular Milky Way, the biggest all-weather family day out in North Devon, with over 110,000 sq ft of indoor fun as well as acres of outdoor activities. Check out the Cosmic Typhoon, Devon’s longest, tallest and fastest rollercoaster and the indoor slides and assault courses, the perfect place to pitch Dad against the kids!

Just outside Bideford, children of all ages will love The Big Sheep, a day out that combines the wonders of the animal world with some good old-fashioned fun. There are animal shows such as sheep shearing, dog trials and duck races, as well as awesome new activities like the Jumping Pillows (imagine a huge, air-filled trampoline) and Battlefield Live, where children can compete against parents and grandparents firing invisible infra-red beams up to 200 feet (accompanied by battle-style sound effects!). All the fun of paint-balling, with none of the bruises!

What about four-legged friends?

The North Devon coast is the perfect excuse for a holiday with your beloved pooch. There are lots of dog friendly spots where they can run free. The whole of Saunton Sands welcomes dogs all year round, while Baggy Point and Heddon’s Mouth are just two of the lovely walks you can enjoy with a dog near the coast. The latter takes you through ancient woodland along the course of a stream to a tiny secluded cove.

Where are the best places to eat and drink on the North Devon coast?

The North Devon coast offers a dizzying array of eateries, from cosy thatched pubs that welcome children and dogs, to romantic restaurants and fine-dining in more formal surroundings.

It’s difficult to pick a favourite but for places that make the very most of their location, the Hartland Quay Hotel (and its Wreckers Bar) certainly deserves a mention. Directly on the South West Coast Path, the hotel has a garden where diners can eat and drink looking out to sea and the surrounding cliffs. Alternatively, if the sea breeze picks up or the rain comes down, cosy up in the Wreckers Retreat Bar and soak up the history and relics of wrecks which are displayed on the walls! A quiet place to enjoy a unique atmosphere – and some very special views.

By contrast, the Thatch in Croyde is a much more lively spot, a pub that attracts both tourists and locals looking for a party during the summer months. It’s fair to say this is not the place to head if you’re after a quiet pint!

Finally, a word should go to the Rock Inn in Georgeham, a lovely gastro pub which serves up legendary burgers and fish pie, local cask ales and wines drawn from an extensive list.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Clifton Court overlooks the glorious beach at Putsborough, two miles from Croyde and three miles from Woolacombe Flat 30 Clifton Court

Putsborough - North Devon Coast

With fantastic sea views stretching along the beach and beyond, this well equipped apartment is ideal for couples.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
£388 - £889 per week *

FL30 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 1.7 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Washing machine
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Stable At Hartland Holiday Barns

Hartland - North Devon Countryside

Offering rural tranquility in magnificent Devon countryside. One of 3 single storey barns ideal for couples and friends to get together. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and pet owners with additional facilities available.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£310 - £570 per week *

STABHH View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Open Plan Living Area - View 1 Farthings Nest

Ilfracombe - North Devon Coast

Annexe offering a great base for exploring North Devon. Calm and welcoming with a coastal theme throughout

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£284 - £469 per week *

FNEST View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Ocean View

Ilfracombe - North Devon Coast

This apartment in Ilfracombe is ideal for two and from the balcony and kitchen has panoramic views of the town, harbour and coastline.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • 0.4 miles from the coast
£265 - £650 per week *

OCEANV View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.4 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

Relax and unwind in front of a roaring open fire...

Book one of our cottages with an open fire or woodburner and you won't want to leave

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Balcony The Apartment

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A modern apartment with fabulous sea views in a quiet location a few minutes walk from the beach and village centre.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
£335 - £755 per week *

APAR1 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.4 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

The Garden Suite

Ilfracombe - North Devon Coast

A delightfully renovated apartment close to the centre of the popular coastal town of Ilfracombe

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
£500 - £800 per week *

GARDSU View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property This 19th Century cottage is located in the heart of the villageComfortable seating and a woodburner in the sitting roomCompact kitchen with dining table The Den

Lynton - Exmoor

Delightful one bed cottage in the heart of Lynton, close to Exmoor and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • 1 miles from the coast
£300 - £570 per week *

DENLY View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

River View

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A delightful apartment with beautiful views of the river, harbour and out to sea. Surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within walking distance of all amenities.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
£306 - £561 per week *

RIVERV View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property

Explore the heart of Devon...

Because not all the best Devon cottages face the sea!

Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

The apartment has a lovely terrace area, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine together at the end of the day Croft Apartment

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A delightful apartment in a quiet location offering lovely sea views. Just over a mile from the facilities and award winning beach of Woolacombe and the hilltop coastal village of Mortehoe.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£306 - £650 per week *

CROFTA View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1.6 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Rose cottage is a spacious annex wing of the owner's delightful detached cottage located in the small rural hamlet of Bridge Ball Rose Cottage

Brendon Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

Lovely character property in peaceful rural setting close to Lynmouth and the Brendon Valley. Offering easy access to wonderful moorland, riverside and coastal walks and with riding stables nearby.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
£268 - £599 per week *

ROSECO View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Picturesque patio with garden furniture Love Cottage

Combe Martin - North Devon Coast

Traditional stone cottage by the coast. Ideal for a romantic couples break.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£296 - £561 per week *

LOVE View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Stunning views from the private balcony Seablue Loft

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

Spacious apartment offering magnificent sea views both from the main living and bedroom areas as well as from the large private decked balcony. Close to award winning beach and all village amenities.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£317 - £757 per week *

SEABLU View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property

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