West Country cottages 3 Holiday cottages in Devon
Devon has superb beaches, like Woolacombe, well known for its surf,
or Blackpool Sands near Dartmouth, if you want the perfect family beach;
inland, arguably, the villages in Devon are prettier than those in Cornwall
and other parts on the West Country.
There is nowhere in southern England to match the wildness of Dartmoor
walk a few hundred yards from a road and you can find complete
silence and solitude a wild moorland landscape littered with
ancient relics such as standing stones and stone crosses. But for excellent
walking, Dartmoor is rivalled by Exmoor to the north.
Devon is a big county and the eastern portion with its red soil, lush
farms and genteel coastal towns (think Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth
and Seaton) has a different but equally appealing character.
Devon cottage types
As well as an abundance of rural country cottages, frequently on farms
and converted from old farm buildings, there are a variety of cottages
close to the Devon beaches and coastline. These include wooden lodges
within a Holiday Park in Bude, a Georgian country house with four-star
cottages and apartments in Dawlish and a group of cottages in a secluded
valley, close to a sandy cove near Salcombe.
Particularly interesting Devon cottages we currently list are a converted
railway station in Lynton, a fabulous apartment at the top of a turreted
folly in Dunchideock and an excellent farm conversion in Colyton that
includes a children's play area with wendy house, play tower and trampoline.
Our Devon cottages section also lists several large properties (rather
more than cottages!) suitable for larger numbers (10+) ideal
for family groups or special occasions.
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