Your guide to self-catering facilities,
cottages and chalets in Devon
Devon has a large choice of self-catering
accommodation, and we have a selection of what we consider to be among the
best listed here for you.
If you're a property owner, and would like to be
included on this page of Devon accommodation, please email: suppliers "at" devon-visitor-guide.co.uk
Cadbury, Exeter - Fursdon
Fursdon is an ancient manor house
located in beautiful Devon countryside. The Fursdon family have
lived here since 1259, and the house is a much loved family
home. Within the house there are two charming private apartments
which are available for self-catering holiday accommodation all
year round. The grounds are open to holiday guests who may walk
around as they wish.
Only 25 minutes from the centre of
Exeter and only 15 minutes from Tiverton, Fursdon offers access
to these charming towns while lying right in the heart of the
countryside. Walks include a footpath to the intriguing Cadbury
Castle, an Iron Age fort of great historical significance, only
half a mile away with some wonderful views. Fursdon is a great
place from which to explore the whole of Devon.
Catriona Fursdon, Fursdon, Cadbury,
Exeter, EX5 5JS
Phone: 01392 860860 Fax: 01392 860126 Web:
The Stone Barn and South Beer Farmhouse are neighbouring self-catering
holiday accommodation, with completely separate facilities. Each has its
own large private, enclosed garden. They can be hired separately or
Farmhouse sleeps 8 (+2) and the Stone Barn sleeps 10 (+2). By hiring both,
you could accommodate
parties of up to 22 people. See below for details of the South Beer
The Stone Barn is a lovely old stone barn converted into luxury holiday
accommodation with serious ‘green’ credentials, located at the heart of
Beer Mill Nature Trails (130 acres of private nature reserve – owners have
won Gold Award from the Devon Wildlife Trust for over 5 years running) and
only a short drive to the North Cornwall coast, off road cycling, Dartmoor
or Roadford Lake watersports centre.
Accommodation consists of 2 king-size bedrooms (both with ensuite shower rooms), a
further king-size bedroom (with comfy fold away sofa-bed for plus 2), 2
twin bedrooms, family bathroom with roll top bath, overbath shower, toilet
and basin, a further family shower room with walk in shower, toilet and
basin, utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble drier, an open plan
kitchen (fully fitted with everything you
will need to prepare anything from a midnight snack for two to a festive family feast!
and sitting room is arranged around the huge stone fireplace which houses
a double sided
cast iron log burner.
You'll be cosy with the underfloor heating (from ground source heat pump) throughout the ground
and lower ground floor rooms and triple thermal insulation, all of which ensures a
comfortable ambient temperature throughout the house in spring, autumn and
winter (it's not switched on
during summer months). There's also a set of solar panels with a large hot water tank and green
electricity supply back up ensure hot water supply. Our rainwater harvesting system
feeds the toilets, washing machine and outdoor tap.
There's also a fascinating wildlife activity/games room with activities prepared for you by the Devon
Wildlife Trust, a viewing point for the exciting wildlife cameras which
are located in local wildlife habitat, table tennis and other games.
Outside there's off road gravel parking area for up to 6 vehicles,
recycling bin shelter, an enclosed garden with a large
sandstone suntrap courtyard and patio with BBQ, 2 picnic benches and seats
made from reclaimed materials, purpose built dog kennel and run and an outdoor
tap. The rest of the large garden is laid mainly to gently sloping lawn,
surrounded by fencing and newly planted hedgerow.
Prices start at £600 per week for up to 4 people or £400 per weekend for
up to 6 people and increase according to numbers and time of year.
If you would like to know more contact the owners direct on 01409 253 093
or visit the website www.selfcateringcottagesdevon.co.uk for more pictures
South Beer Farmhouse is a traditional Victorian Farmhouse with high
ceilings and many original fixtures still in place, although carefully modernized to a very high standard. It stands within its own
large, enclosed garden with a small wildlife pond and stone well (both are
securely covered but be aware of the need to watch toddlers).
Accommodation: 4 evenly sized bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 twins all with
comfortable orthopaedic mattresses, there is an extra foldaway bed
suitable for a child) with spacious upstairs bathroom (bath, overbath
shower, toilet and basin).
Downstairs you'll find the main sitting room with
the original slate fireplace and log burner, a
huge HD plasma TV with DVD, high quality sofas and armchairs with
reclaimed pine coffee table, bookshelves and occasional furniture, a second
sitting room with a leather sofa and double sprung mattress sofa
bed (for plus 2) with an extra TV for use with the video (there's no aerial signal
downstairs shower room/laundry with shower cubicle, toilet, basin, washing
machine and tumble drier, dining room with reclaimed pine refectory table,
original fireplace with ambient lighting, fitted kitchen with dishwasher,
microwave, fridge, split oven and hob, fully equipped with everything from
bread bin to hand blender, stock pot to sieve, quality cutlery and
professional crockery range.
There's central heating throughout, solar panels with ‘green’ electricity back up.
Outside – large, enclosed garden with fabulous westerly views over
beautiful countryside perfect to watch the sun go down with a glass of
wine or a cup of tea!
The paved patio area to the south of property
is completely private, surrounded
by hedges and flowers with lawns and shrubs through the rest of large garden with
BBQ and garden furniture and benches. There is a small wildlife pond
(covered by reinforced mesh) and a stone well (also securely capped).
Outside tap and hose for washing down outdoor equipment/bikes etc. There's
a large open sided barn for parking up to 6 vehicles.
Prices start at £300 per week or £210 per weekend for a couple using one
bedroom off peak.
If you would like to know more contact the owners direct on 01409 253093
or visit the website www.selfcateringcottagesdevon.co.uk for more pictures
South Molton, North Devon - Woods
Set within 30 acres in an Area of
Outstanding Beauty, Woods Farm offers luxury self catering and
designated a County Wild Life Site in 1991, Woods Farm offers the
discerning holidaymaker a haven of peace and tranquillity.
Situated in a picturesque courtyard setting, with two other holiday
barns and nestling within the beautiful Crooked Oak Valley with
panoramic views of the countryside towards Exmoor, in an area of
outstanding beauty, Woods Farm Farmhouse offers luxury accommodation
for both Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast. Ideally situated for
both the North Devon Beaches and yet only 5 miles from Exmoor
National Park, makes Woods Farm an ideal holiday location for all
Woods Farm, Ash Mill, South Molton, North Devon EX36 4QX
Phone: 01769 551784
Berrynarbor - Pink Heather Cottages
This is self-catering
accommodation at its finest in two superbly designed cottages in the
delightful village of Berrynarbor. You can enjoy fantastic views of the Sterridge Valley in luxurious self-catering accommodation;
the venue is absolutely ideal for
couples who want to get away from it all!
Bernard and June O'Regan, Pink Heather
Holiday Cottages, Sterridge Valley, Berrynarbor, North Devon, EX34
Phone: 01271 883093 Email:
Hartland Forest - The Log
to luxurious self-catering accommodation in a self-contained log cabin
which sleeps up to 8. Located in the
beautiful Hartland Forest Park, you have full use of all facilities,
which include an 18 hole golf course, large fishing lakes, superb tennis courts,
large swimming pool, sauna, bar and excellent bistro, and more!
This is a spacious timber lodge with superb views across the golf
course and Devon countryside. Being extremely well insulated, you'll
find it's warm and cosy even in the depths of winter! And it's
spacious, too, with three bedrooms: a master bedroom with a stunning
picture window and en-suite bathroom; the other bedrooms have twin
beds, and there's even a sofa bed in the lounge. This
great accommodation is only a few minutes from
the beach and ideal for a tour of North Devon and
Mr John Poyser, Orchard Lodge, Bondend, Upton St. Leonards,
Gloucestershire, GL4 8ED
Phone: 01452 618635 Web:
Berrynarbor - Dormer Cottage
This charming cottage is the epitome of
village life, and offers comfortably furnished and extensive
accommodation over two floors for up to five people. It's located in
the village centre with the post office, church and pub all close at
hand. The house has two double bedrooms, a very well-fitted-out
kitchen and a charming lounge and dining area. There's also a shower
room and separate bathroom, with two toilets. Duvets and
towels are included, along with colour television, C.D. player,
washing machine and dryer, microwave and dishwasher.
Roy & Jackie Pierpoint,
The Village, Berrynarbor,
Ilfracombe, North Devon,
Phone: 01271 882396 Email:
Barton, Nr Braunton - Pickwell Farm Cottages
This unspoilt traditional farm is situated in the quiet hamlet of Pickwell,
from where the green fields slope
down to Putsborough Beach, a mere 800 metre stroll from the cottages
with breathtaking views along the way. There are several self-catering
cottages on offer, all of which are close to Putsborough, Saunton,
Woolacombe, and Croyde beaches on the beautiful North Devon coast.
Phone: 01271 890994 Web:
Hartland - Galsham
The perfect location
and the perfect venue for a short break or a longer time away! This
luxurious, ground floor apartment
is totally self-contained and offers
a bedroom with a
pair of three foot six beds, which can be used as two singles or a
huge double; bed linen is provided.
The recent refurbishment shows in the high standard of fittings and
fixtures throughout the property, the kitchen, bathroom, lounge and
bedroom. With easy
access to the famous coastal path and plenty of magnificent cliffs,
the location is a walker's delight and a geologist's dream! Pets are
Sonia & Dennis Heard, Galsham Farm, Hartland, Bideford, N.
Devon, EX39 6DN
Phone: 01237 441262 Web:
North Molton - North Lee Farm
Lee has five charming self-catering cottages, each with an
individual style of comfortable furnishings but still retaining
their exposed beams and stonework. The great news for families is
that the farm has a well-equipped children's play area. For the
adults, the location of North Lee gives easy access to the splendour
of Exmoor National Park, while touring, cycling and walking on
the stunning North Devon coastline offers the chance to explore this
delightful area, between Woolacombe's clean sandy beaches and the
rugged cliffs and coves at Lynton.
offers a chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of North Devon - and
since North Lee is a
working dairy/arable farm there's always lots to see and do.
North Lee Farm Holiday
Cottages, North Molton, Devon EX36 3EH
Phone: 01598 740248
Near Barnstaple - Lerwell Farm and Furze Cross Cottages
Farm is located in the best of the
North Devon countryside about one mile from the delightful village
of Chittlehampton, which is a conservation area full of picturesque
thatched cottages. The thatched farmhouse is itself a Grade II
listed building. The barns around the farm fell into disuse over the
years until Mike and Sue, into whose ownership the farm passed in
December 2002, began a programme of conversion into holiday
accommodation. The last barn to be finished was the Granary in 2005.
The conversion has been done sensitively, with modern features added
to the charm of the natural stone buildings. The beams, vaulted
ceilings and external stonework have all been retained.
Lerwell Farm Barns & Furze Cross
Cottages, Lerwell Farm, Furze Cross, Chittlehampton, North Devon
Phone: 01769 540064 Web:
Near Barnstaple - Hewish Barton Cottages
Cottage, which sleeps four or five, and House Martins, which sleeps
six, are superbly converted from old farm outbuildings, giving a
peaceful and quiet location, yet so near the superbly scenic coast
that you can walk there in a mere fifteen minutes. The cottages lend
long walks, log fires, watching
wildlife, enjoying wild flowers, star-gazing and other simple
pleasures: however the accommodation is anything but simple, being
superbly furnished and fitted out with all the modern conveniences
you could wish for. Even better, there
are over ten acres of fields and woods to roam around, a large
garden, secluded woodland, and a secret pond fringed by ferns and
wild plants. You may see - or hear - owls and falcons, along
with many other local species of birds, while deer roam the hills
and swallows and house-martins flit around continually during
summer. This is a beautiful place.
Maggi and Keith Wase,
Barton, Muddiford, Barnstaple
Devon, EX31 4HH
Phone: 01271 850245 Web:
Martin - Watermouth Cove Cottages
At Watermouth Cove there is a charming
group of eight self-catering cottages, which were once the coach
house and stables associated with Watermouth Castle, but which were
converted to holiday accommodation three decades ago. Located just
beside the castle and only a short stroll from the harbour, these
delightful cottages are set in the midst of woodland and the superb
Devon countryside. You get the best of both the seaside and the
beach resorts of Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, with a large choice of
inns and restaurants serving superb local food. If you want to try
surfing, the beaches of Woolacombe are close at hand, as are the
beaches of Saunton Sands and Croyde bay. The cottages are located
right on the edge of the Exmoor national park, while an hour's drive
will get you to delightful resorts of Bude, Minehead and Torquay.
And even better, it's only two hours to the Eden Project and The
Gardens of Heligan.
Phone: 0845 029 1958 Web:
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