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Devon Self-Catering Rentals

Our Devon self catering collection have been growing steadily for several years as visitors have demanded a higher level of accommodation, flexible dates and a lot more background information on the accommodation and area.

Devon is attracting more and more discerning visitor’s year on year and this combined with the Internet, has allowed more Devon cottages to be seen quickly and selected as potential places to stay.

Some of the locations such as Torquay have been ranked in the top 10 locations on TripAdvisor for the last 3 years, and now ranked 6th in 2016.

Our Devon self catering holiday home collection can be booked online and has real time availablity and pricing. 

Find lots of information on some of the best "Devon Attractions"

For a selection of great Devon self catering holiday properties you don't need to look further than our collection. We are happy to discuss any of your rental needs, suggest suitable properties and try to fit your holiday into your required arrival and departure dates.

About

We are based in Torquay, Devon and offer holiday cottages and Devon self catering apartments on the coast, in the countryside or in the local villages or towns. As we are Devon based and many of our staff are local, you can rest assured we have a lot of local knowledge and can advise on both Devon Holiday Homes and Devon itself. We love working in Devon and never run out of things to see and do and we also love people who visit the area, to enjoy themselves. We always ask for comments on our Devon accommodation and our reviews will show that all the efforts are appreciated.

You may be looking for a luxury Torquay apartment, a Brixham cottage experience, a wild and windy Prawle Point cottage with panoramic sea views or perhaps you are planning well ahead and wishing to book a family celebration in a large holiday home for family and friends. Devon is one of the most popular and scenic parts of the UK, with rolling hillsides, trees reaching down to the water's edge, the wilds of Dartmoor and Exmoor, gentle valley villages and windswept cliffs. All this brings thousands of visitors to Devon's well-known beaches and towns year after year. Visit the region and see for yourself!

Taking an early morning trip on Friday down to Devon and back to work on Monday is ideal for many professional people and this combined with the increasing number of retired people who can take mid-week breaks, is seeing higher occupancy for owners and a better arrangement for the visitors to Devon.

The baby boomer years have also led to an increase in the number of people wishing to celebrate the passing of time and Devon cottages or large Devon houses can offer a very good alternative to hotels. This opportunity to enjoy family company in a more relaxed environment without the dining restrictions or expense of a hotel, is increasingly popular.

Having been established for over 10 years, Discovery Holiday Homes has built up an excellent reputation across several counties, including Devon and overseas, for providing quality cottage accommodation, knowledgeable staff, secure online transactions and after sales service. All our holiday cottage lettings are described in detail on our site, all can be priced using the tariff calculator and booked in real time. We think you will be spoilt for choice and hope you find something suitable. If in doubt, please call our Devon Reservations Team, who will be more than happy to help.

You can be reassured that when you book your holiday cottage in Devon with Discovery Holiday Homes; you will receive top quality service and be able to choose from a large selection of cottages, apartments and holiday homes to suit all budgets and personal requirements.

Towns

Devon is awash with famous towns and villages inhabited by famous people over the centuries. You will recognise many such as Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, Agatha Christie, Charles Darwin and more recently Joss stone and Tom Daley! Devon (from a Celtic word; ‘Dumnonii’ thought to mean ‘deep valley dwellers’) is also home to ancient dwellings and the first recorded human habitation in the UK (Kent’s Cavern). Devon is the also the second largest county, has a large number of areas of outstanding natural beauty, a high number of National Trust centres, two well-known cities in Exeter and Plymouth, Dartmoor and Exmoor for the adventurous and a large number of popular holiday destinations.

Depending on what type of cottage break you are after will determine the town. Perhaps you wish to visit the seaside and soak up the salt air or wish to explore the rich Devon countryside. Many of these Devon towns are frequented year on year by many people who return to introduce their own children to places where they had many of their own holiday experiences and developed fond memories of Devon.

You may well recognise many of these and have your own favourites, but here are a few that are better known: Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Budleigh Salterton, Clovelly, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Exmouth, Holsworthy, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Lynton, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Salcombe, Shaldon, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Torquay and Totnes.

There is a wealth of villages scattered throughout Devon however and it is many of these that attract the self-caterer. A couple of our favourites are East Prawle and Prawle Point and Colmer Estate at California Cross. Of the main holiday resorts, such as Torbay (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) there are wonderful hidden gems, such as Hesketh Crescent overlooking Meadfoot beach, Seascape overlooking the outer harbour and breakwater in Brixham and a little further away the famous beach huts at Shaldon! Places such as Torquay are popular as a Devon centre for exploring on days out, but still having a wealth of local activities. For example Dartmoor is 30 minutes away by car, Dartmouth is 40 minutes by ferry, Shaldon and Teignmouth, 15 minutes by car, but the world famous Paignton Zoo, Kents Cavern and Living Coasts are on the doorstep. The south West coastal path runs through Devon and offers walkers and hikers a more "in-touch" way of seeing the Devon coast. Staying in a Devon holiday homes on the coast is often a choice for those who like to bring their dogs and walking boots!

99% of all the towns in Devon have been established for hundreds of years many dating back over a thousand. Way before Devon was seen as a holiday destination and people travelled hundreds, even thousands of miles to spend time away, Devon towns were based on various manual industries, such as agriculture and fishing.

As the centuries passed other industries developed such as mining and as the travel networks opened up, tourism. Devon is now recognised as a major holiday destination, but the heritage of the centuries can still be enjoyed at ancient fishing ports, in hidden villages, farming landscapes and through the ancient legends that come through a long history of human habitation and endeavour.

Private Parking TOFINO_27.jpg Tofino Torquay

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

A beautiful and modern apartment located in Torquay the famous English Riveria. This property offers sea views and there is plenty of local attractions and amenities on your doorstep. Within a short walk, you can find yo...

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£402 - £704 per week *

TOFINO View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Bed linen provided
  • Child friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine

Open Fire or Log Burner ADMIRAL_2.jpg Admiral's Beach House

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

This luxury modern apartment for three guests has the most amazing elevated position, offering incredible sea views over Torquay's iconic marina and out over the beautiful South Devon Coast, with extended views towards B...

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£678 - £1017 per week *

ADMIRA View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer

Enclosed Garden HILCOT_10.jpg Hillview Cottage Brixham

Brixham - Devon (South & East)

Hillview Cottage offers a relaxed 'home from home' feel in the lively pirate town of Brixham. A perfect getaway with your pets and friends.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£438 - £803 per week *

HILCOT View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Child friendly
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine

Private Parking The Beautiful view from Balcony Belle Balcony Belle 15B

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Balcony Belle is a perfect base for a holiday and offers something for every guest in your party. With a heated swimming pool and tennis courts there are so many activities that you can entertain yourself with. The prope...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£469 - £1038 per week *

HES15B View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Bed linen provided
  • Child friendly
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine

Private Parking Relaxing al-fresco mornings! Island View Thurlestone

Thurlestone - Devon (South & East)

With views overlooking Burgh Island and Bigbury Bay what more could you ask for from your South Devon experience. This fabulous property is great for families and is within easy walking distance to many of the local beac...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£459 - £913 per week *

ISLVIE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • BBQ
  • Bed linen provided
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine

Pet Friendly AGATHA_3.jpg Agatha's Galmpton Cottage

Galmpton - Devon (South & East)

Agatha's Cottage is a charming 250 year old house with the famous Agatha Christie attraction right on your doorstep.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£365 - £803 per week *

AGATHA View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • BBQ
  • Bed linen provided
  • Child friendly
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine

River View IMG_6997-Edit-Edit-2 Oyster Cottage Shaldon

Shaldon - Devon (South & East)

With a beautiful nautical and coastal theme running throughout Oyster Cottage is a charming property providing comfort during your stay. With fabulous sea views and within walking distance to the beach this property prov...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£534 - £937 per week *

OYSTCO View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • River views
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towel hire
  • Washing machine

Enclosed Garden Master king-size bedroom with ensuite shower room Beit Anne

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

An inviting two bedroom, ground floor apartment in a leafy Torquay neighbourhood, within walking distance of Torquay Harbour and Wellswood

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£495 - £819 per week *

DD1124 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • On one level
  • 0.75 mile to nearest pub
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine

Enclosed Garden COOKCOT_1.jpg Cook's Cottage Shaldon

Shaldon - Devon (South & East)

A quirky holiday cottage located in the heart of Shaldon a beautiful coastal resort. The property has been beautifully decorated throughout and provides all the comfort to ensure a relaxing break. With a variety of local...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£438 - £892 per week *

COOKCO View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer

Private Parking Fabulous srivate, sunny balcony Galmpton Boathouse

Galmpton - Devon (South & East)

This charming boathouse is located right on the River Dart and is a a wonderful property to relax in and watch the boats sail on by. With a beautiful patio area close to the water's edge you can enjoy many days and eveni...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£438 - £939 per week *

GALMBH View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Bed linen provided
  • Disabled access
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • River views
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine

Private Parking IMG_0541-Edit-Edit Seacrest Beach Apartment

Paignton - Devon (South & East)

This two bedroom apartment has stunning views from inside Seacrest or sit outside on the balcony or the ground floor terrace. Excellent base for sight-seeing, walking the coastal path or simply enjoying some family fun o...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£409 - £905 per week *

SEACRE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Bed linen provided
  • Central heating
  • Child friendly
  • Cot
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
  • 0.5 mile to nearest pub
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine

Private Parking The Hideaway Shaldon

Shaldon - Devon (South & East)

The Hideaway Shaldon is a cosy ground floor apartment in beautifully renovated period home, the interior has been finished to a high standard throughout.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£438 - £847 per week *

THEHID View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • 0.1 mile to nearest pub
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included

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