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Coast and Countryside Views Across Salcombe in South Devon

South Devon is our home turf. Since Discovery Holiday Homes was founded in 2000, we've grown steadily and have even covered destinations across the world, but have always maintained a focus and a strong love of where we live and work. Ever one of the country’s favourite holiday destinations, the mild climate, mix of coast and country destinations, and a variety of natural wonders are just a few reasons as to why our happy holidaymakers keep coming back year after year to holiday in Devon.

Scattered with a mix of countryside villages, seaside towns and even two spectacular cities, as well as being the only UK county with two entirely separate and yet distinctly beautiful coastlines, Devon has something to offer everyone. Vibrant towns, unspoilt and characterful villages, and bustling historic harbours are just the thing for exploring a traditional British seaside holiday. In addition to the miles of beaches and picture perfect scenery there are country parks and maintained public gardens to enjoy, castles and stately homes to explore, extreme sports, coastal walking trails and exciting cities mix great shopping with a fascinating past.

For years, this distinct and unrivalled beauty has attracted painters, photographers and artists to make South Devon their home, and you’ll find plenty of intriguing art centres, annual music and culture festivals and expeditions to be explored in this very special part of Devon.

Boastingfive areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Geopark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two National Parks, Devon is a countryside paradise for families and couples alike. Perhaps the most famous of these National Parks is Dartmoor, with many of our holiday homes and cottages in Devon are lucky to be within just a short drive of, perfect for true getaway holidays and days out. Its rugged beauty inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ which has featured in a number of film and TV adaptations, and has been used as the backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters including 'War Horse', as well as being the base of the award-winning novel 'We Bought a Zoo'.

Fancy getting to know South Devon a little further? Explore our top holiday destinations and local recommendations here.