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Coastal cottages in Devon

Enjoy a holiday by the sea at one of our self-catering coastal cottages in Devon. Choose from a variety of accommodation across South and North Devon, from cliff-top apartments to beachside cottages.

Stay in South Devon and discover seaside towns, tranquil inlets and subtropical beaches. Or you could head to North Devon where high cliffs give way to large expanses of sandy beaches, perfect for surfing or a paddle.

Wherever you stay, you’ll have access to the 630 mile-long South West Coast Path where winding tracks take you along the cliff-tops to Exmoor on the Northern border or Dartmoor in the South.

The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon

Foreland Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, Lynton 

For a truly special holiday by the sea, this Devon coastal cottage offers a stay like no other. Once the house where the lighthouse keeper and his family lived, it's now a unique getaway. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean from the cottage and look out for dolphins at high tide. Sleeps 10.

Exterior stone frontage of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon

Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton 

For a country escape close to the coast, Countisbury Hill Cottage is the perfect choice. You'll be on the fringes of Exmoor National Park and close to the rugged North Devon coastline. Hikes from the cottage will take you through wooded valleys and out towards dramatic rocky cliffs. Sleeps 4.

The Sitting Room at West Challacombe Cottage, Ilfracombe, Devon

West Challacombe Cottage, Combe Martin 

Look out over sweeping vistas of rolling hills and heathland from the windows of this two-bedroom coastal cottage in Devon. It's perched on the fringes of Exmoor and the North Devon coast, so you can explore Exmoor's wild moorlands or sunbathe on the nearby secluded beaches. Sleeps 4.

The open plan sitting room, kitchen and bedroom at Gordon's Cabin, Woolacombe, Devon

Gordon's Cabin, Woolacombe 

In a tiny village on North Devon's rugged coastline, this old farm building has been restored to provide a bright, coastal escape for two. Inside, the open-plan living space has been decorated in a light, contemporary style. Located near the hilltop settlement of Mortehoe, you can stroll into the village to one of the traditional pubs, or join the South West Coast Path. Sleeps 2.

The shaded exterior of Combe Cottage, Devon

Combe Cottage, Bideford 

Tucked away in Peppercombe Valley, this charming white-washed cottage is a tranquil setting for a Devon holiday by the sea. Pebbly Peppercombe Beach is just a few minutes stroll along a path through a wood. No visit would be complete without a meander through the pretty, cobbled village of Clovelly, just three miles away. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of the Peppercombe Coastguard Cottages and Combe Cottage, Devon

Peppercombe Cottage 1, Bideford 

Originally built in the 18th-century to help police the coast for smugglers, this Devon holiday cottage is only a few minutes stroll from the beach. Although it's been refurbished with bright and modern interiors, Coastguard Cottage retains its 19th-century character with slate floors and a large fireplace. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of Forge Cottage, Devon

Forge Cottage, Branscombe 

Step back in time when you stay in this traditional thatched cottage in the heart of Branscombe village. With its blacksmith's forge, historic pubs and restored watermill, a visit to the village is a must for history lovers. The cottage is close to the Jurassic Coast and the charming, seaside towns of Seaton and Sidmouth. Sleeps 4.

The idyllic outside dining area at Ferry Cottage, Brixham, Devon

Greenway Ferry Cottage, Brixham 

Greenway Ferry Cottage sits just metres from the bank of the River Dart on Greenway Estate, Agatha Christie's former holiday home. Inside, the cottage is decorated to the highest quality with a bright, modern interior, open-plan living space and mezzanine. Outside the balcony is the perfect place to sit and watch the boats sail along the river. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of 1 Coleton Barton, Kingswear, Devon

1 Coleton Barton, Dartmouth 

Surrounded by peaceful farmland, this Devon coastal cottage is one of a pair next door to each other. The spacious cottage is ideal for a family holiday by the sea, with room for four people and one dog. From the cottage, it's a short drive to the seaside or you could visit the villages and towns along the English Riviera. Sleeps 4.

The charming front view of The Chauffeur's Flat, Coleton Fishacre, Devon

The Chauffeur's Flat, Coleton 

The Chauffeur's Flat is a first-floor Art Deco apartment within the grounds of Coleton Fishacre Estate. A short walk from the coast, this one-bedroom flat is the perfect base for walkers and gardeners to explore the nearby exotic gardens and subtropical coastline of South Devon. Sleeps 2.

Exterior view of The Mill Cottage, Devon

Wembury Mill Cottage, Plymouth 

You can't really get much closer to the beach than this. Part of the old mill house, this beach cottage sits right on the edge of Wembury Beach. The South West Coast Path runs past the door, with miles of cliff-top walks to explore during your stay. If you feel like heading to a city for a day, Plymouth is just a 30-minute drive away. Sleeps 4.

The elegant exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Kingswear, Devon

Higher Brownstone Farm, Kingswear 

This six-bedroom farmhouse has something for everyone. Down a quiet country lane on Coleton Fishacre Estate, this Devon cottage is surrounded by fields and footpaths. You'll be within walking distance of the coast, or you could head up to the Dart Estuary, where you can take a ferry ride up to the bustling town of Dartmouth. Sleeps 12.

The idyllic setting Ferry Cottage, Brixham, Devon

Plan your getaway

This is just a small selection of our Devon accommodation. Take a look at our full collection of coastal cottages in Devon and find the perfect one for you.