Top 9 Holiday Cottages In North Devon District, England - Updated 2024

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North Devon District, the UK is a beautiful location with an award-winning coastline, vibrant valleys, and rugged moors, making it the perfect natural playground. From rock-pooling and surfing to hiking and biking, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to find this never-ending list of activities exhilarating! If you’re not up for a good sweat, fear not for North Devon District is a notorious food haunt with plenty of amazing local restaurants, diners, cafes, and bars offering a great range of cuisines. With its unbeatable scenery and gorgeous terrain, you’ll most definitely be spoiled for choice when considering the perfect place to stay during your next great adventure. Read on to check out the cream of the crop - our top holiday cottages in North Devon District, the UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 09, 2024.

1. Quiet cottage by the beach (from USD 113)

This gorgeous cottage has an amazing bird’s-eye view of the ocean. Located along a cliff front overlooking the sparkling blue seas, this 18th-century beauty is 80 metres (262 feet) from the well-known Hele Bay. This charming home even has a delicately landscaped rear garden, barbeque, and deck built to the highest standards! Its interior is also modern with a lovely warm neutral tone and cozy furniture to keep you warm. An eclectic mix of modern and traditional, this quiet cottage offers the best of both worlds while being a practical vacation rental with a great central location!

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Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
14.7 km (9.2 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
433 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tv had netflix (among other apps) and free wifi which was handy
great cottage cosy and comfortable
it is well equipped with labour saving devises and has a very nice bathroom
the house it’s self is beautiful the rooms are cosy and amenities were perfect
clean tidy warm comfortable cottage with all amenities you would expect
beautiful clean and cosy cottage
very clean and well equipped
great cottage very clean and tidy
clean comfortable & in a great position
nice and warm very clean and everything there we needed
hosts are very helpful and we felt right at home
excellent hosts that always try their best for you
it was the perfect christmas escape and our hosts made sure we had everyhing we needed
the hosts are very responsive if any assistance is needed
chris is a kind communicative host with excellent local knowledge
excellent location for walking and exploring the area
the location is perfect with a little cove/beach a minute walk away
petrol station which is a minutes walk has very good selection of food and drinks
cottage in great location beach 2mins walk
great location to explore gorgeous north devon
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2. Small family villa on a pastoral fantasy (from USD 97)

This gorgeous holiday cottage complex was once the stables and outbuildings of the impressive Corffe House. Beautifully restored into the current premises, it offers a wealth of activities and facilities for guests of all ages. The ideal family vacation home, its first floor has an open plan concept that offers plenty of space for the kids and grandparents to huddle up and watch a movie. Otherwise, feel free to take a dip in the indoor pool or take a few swings on the tennis court. Once you’re done, have a relaxing walk along the beach and feel the sands beneath your feet.

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Tawstock, England, United Kingdom
3.71 km (2.4 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
91 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
some nice thoughtful touches such as welcome tea/coffee dvd library washing liquid provided in the laundry
the cottage was generally well equipped and very comfortable
the cottage was very functional and comfortable everything was well thought out
we loved the pool great cottage in beautiful surroundings
also excellent wi-fi i would stay again and would recommend to others
very clean and modern
clean comfortable and very nicely decorated
lovely clean cottage in beautiful setting
cottage very clean & pool amazing x
beds comfy and spotlessly clean car is essential for getting around
the hosts we're quick to respond and helpful
friendly hosts and staff and great atmosphere around the whole place
i highly recommend the bbq hut incredibly helpful and friendly hosts
lovely little place very family friendly
we met a few local people who were super friendly and helpful
fab location to visit many attractions
great stay at a great location
such a lovely place very central for most of the interesting spots
perfect for a family get away local attractions are close perfect beaches a stones throw away
excellent location; i'd recommend to anyone
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3. Clean and simple traditional cottage (from USD 104)

This is a cozy rural barn simply 20 minutes from town. Located on the delicate grounds of a medieval hall and 16th-century house, this cottage is surrounded by a lush garden and fragrant orchard. Timeless and peaceful, experience serenity like no other as you wake up in the mornings to the gentle hum of birdsong and relaxed mooing of cows in the fields. Clean, comfortable, and modest, this self-sustaining fairy-tale cottage uses solar power to generate power, thus offering a rural living experience without giving up modern necessities.

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Loxhore, United Kingdom
7.7 km (4.8 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
338 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent bed shower bath and kitchenette
the cottage had everything you would need and the bed and spa bath were especially fantastic
the barn is very well planned out for a small place and felt very room for us both
the barn was very comfortable with everything needed thoughtfully provided
it was extremely homely very well equipped comfortable peaceful and set in stunning grounds
spotlessly clean and well presented
the barn was clean and well equipt
quiet clean comfortable and beautiful surroundings
the accommodation was spotless and perfect in every way
what a lovely place very clean and well thought out
great stay great host and lovely accommodation
jane was a high quality host she make us fill very welcome
jane was a lovely host and made us feel very welcome
they were happy to answer any of our questions and had helpful info in the cottage
jane was a superb host and communicated well with us throughout our stay
great location with many walks nearby
it has lovely walks near by is a 15-20 min drive to coast
fantastic accommodation in stunning location
very close to amazing arlington court which is an easy walk away
this property was immaculate and in an amazing location
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4. Spacious log cabin with modern upgrades (from USD 204)

Experience the raw natural beauty of Mother Earth in this rural lodge, just a short drive from Bratton Fleming village. Located in the middle of sprawling verdant countryside, this lakeside cabin comfortably houses eight people. Even your beloved pet dogs are welcome to gallivant across the huge fields, trod through the forests, and admire the panoramic views of Hartland Point. Guests can easily access the many beaches nearby for a surf and turf, bike the famous Tarka Trail, hike in Exmoor, walk the amazing South West Coast Path, and admire the stars on a clear, warm night.

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11.15 km (7.0 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
41 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

5. Cosy cottage by a babbling brook (from USD 122)

This adorable cottage has a traditional stone exterior and simple, clean modern interior, allowing guests to relax in comfort. A semi-detached building with plenty of space, a games room, a fully stocked kitchen, and multiple bedrooms, a large family of 12 fits easily into this peaceful space. Located on a private lot near the beach and offering horse-riding, fishing, and several other calming activities, you’ll never feel far from nature amidst the sprawling green fields, fragrant flower garden, and the gentle flow of the stream in front of the house.

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South Molton, Devon, GB
11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

6. Big and beautiful modern cottage (from USD 132)

Located in the picture-perfect village of Swimbridge, this calm and quiet cottage is set in the North Devon Valley and surrounded by the beautiful, open fields of the countryside. This lovely place was once a stone barn and is now furnished with a hip, retro interior that feels clean and comfortable. Just a short walk away from the town’s center and beloved village inn, guests can also visit Barnstaple nearby for a nice shopping spree and tour of the gorgeous surroundings.

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Swimbridge, GB
7.07 km (4.4 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
9 reviews  
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very much enjoyed our stay in dairy cottage which was very well appointed and comfortable
the beds are very comfortable so a good nights sleep is guaranteed
very clean and cosy with all thats required of a restful holiday
lovely very clean well equipped cottage in nice quiet location
the village is quiet with an excellent pub and is within easy reach of north devon’s fabulous coast
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7. Bright and spacious luxury farmhouse (from USD 522)

Natsley Farm is a stunning country home located on the sprawling expanse of the giant Exmoor National Park. Surrounded by lush, rolling hills, and rows of verdant hedges, Natsley Farm is in close proximity to the Devonshire beaches. Patrons not only have access to a heated swimming pool and plenty of amenities, but also have exclusive use of the beach hut on Saunton Sands beach in the warmer months. The interior is spacious and bright with luxurious modern country decor. For those who are more conscious of their environmental footprint, Natsley Farm is powered by wind and solar power, ensuring that your stay is perfectly carbon-neutral!

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14.72 km (9.2 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
24 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
the property was well equipped exceptionally clean & well maintained
thank you richard for being an awesome host we certainly hope to return
great location close to exmoor for walking
fantastic property in the most gorgeous location
natsley farm was the perfect location for a reunion and holiday
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8. Beautiful, modern, and minimalist lodge (from USD 141)

A stunning open-plan lodge with huge floor-to-ceiling windows and bright spacious living areas, this beautiful, modern building feels rich and luxurious despite its modest size. With lovely architectural flourishes like gorgeous ship-lap walls, clean lines, and wood-paneled interiors, this lodge still manages to feel homely and clean with its muted green-and-white color palette. This home is located in the countryside and situated on a peaceful farm in a village in Georgeham. One can spend hours lounging on the decked patio or in the hot tub, admiring the verdant green fields under the delicate shadows of the eaves.

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Georgeham, Devon, United Kingdom
11.8 km (7.4 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
nick and alison were both really helpful
georgham is a stunning little village walking distance to the beach putsborough sands
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9. Picturesque Bohemian cottage

This rental is a barn that was converted into a luxurious cottage. An enchanting and tranquil cottage set in the breathtaking village of Lee, guests are whisked away into the captivating beauty of nature and the lush forests around them. The interior seems like something right out of Architectural Digest as well! With rich wood tones, dark metals, and an air of sophistication, it is definitely an Instagram-worthy home. Take a walk along the Lee Bay beach, visit the nearby pub, take a relaxing dip in the hot tub, or dine in the terrace under the stars - the options are endless in this romantic vacation home.

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Lee, England, United Kingdom
14.82 km (9.3 mi) from Barnstaple Pannier Market
27 reviews   Wifi Available
Barn 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had the best night sleep in ages inbone of the single beds great walking and beaches nearby
we had a great 3 night stay the place was really clean and beautifull
such a stylish place very comfortable and very clean
lovely and polite hosts and amazing place
great hosts and available if we had any questions
kieran was a great host with great knowledge of the area and local tips
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Gentle hills and green expanses

North Devon District, the UK, is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. If you’re looking for a calm and peaceful environment to reconnect with nature, slow down, and simply gain some R&R, our top holiday cottages ought to do the trick! Offering an all-in-one package of a pastoral daydream, a fairy tale cottage, and modern comforts, each and every one of our listings are sure to offer the perfect vacation spot.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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