Holiday Cottages North Devon

North Devon is a captivating blend of rural majesty and untamed coastline. In addition to being very popular with adventure and activity based holiday makers, North Devon has a wealth of cultural heritage in the towns and villages that are scattered through the county. Holiday Cottages in North Devon are a perfect way to explore the county, with a broad range of destinations available, you can find a holiday cottage that’s right for you. If you are looking for a fun packed family holiday or quiet retreat with that special someone, holiday cottages in North Devon allow you the space to have the holiday you want.

Self Catering North Devon

Self catering in North Devon is an ideal way to explore one of the most beautiful counties in the country. You can discover North Devon’s many attractions at your own pace without the worry of missing set meal times. Self catering is a cost effective holiday option, giving you a chance to wander the many market towns in the region, choose from the range of fresh local produce and even try your hand at some of the local recipes.

North Devon Accommodation

There is a broad range of accommodation available in North Devon and you have to be sure that the one you choose meets your needs. With self catering cottages in North Devon you can explore the county from a home base to your specification. Select from a wide range of features including pet friendly cottages, luxury cottages or intimate cottages ideal for a romantic break. Whether your idea of a holiday is abseiling down a cliff face, relaxing on a sandy beach or doing as little as possible, self catering cottages in North Devon are a great option.

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North Devon

North Devon is a wild expanse of immense natural beauty, tamed in places by quaint market towns and charming beaches. The county runs along some of the most awesome coastline England has to offer including dizzying cliff faces, deep cave systems and everything in between. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground then sheltered coves hide small village seaside resorts where you can enjoy hearty coastal cuisine. Interwoven throughout the hilly moorland are many fascinating towns, villages and hamlets brimming with historical and cultural points of interest, making North Devon a destination which cries out to be explored.

Places to go in North Devon

The North Devon coastline is a must see and there is a something for everyone. If you prefer to experience the coast whilst licking an ice cream behind a wind breaker then you have your pick of seaside resorts, from small villages like Combe Martin to larger towns like Ilfracombe. If you are seeking a more rugged outdoor coastal experience then you are spoilt for choice. North Devon runs from Lynton and Lynmouth to the Cornish border at Marsden Valley, it boasts a modest share of Exmoor National Park, with neighbouring Somerset claiming the majority; however the coastal paths within North Devon are particularly dramatic. The 13 mile walk from Lynton to Combe Martin takes you 318 meters above sea level at the hangman cliffs and then back down to earth through the fascinating Valley of Rocks. There are fascinating events running all year round, from the Clovelly Christmas Lights being turned on in December, to the North Devon Festival in June.

Our Top Picks in North Devon

We want you to enjoy the best that North Devon has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

Ride the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

This unique narrow gauge railway was built toward the end of the nineteenth century but was closed in 1935 and did not see passengers again until 2004. You board the train at Woody Bay then the train runs through the stunning Exmoor countryside to Killington Lane Halt where the line ends. You can then explore other points of interest such as the Fox & Goose Inn at Parracombe, then return back to Woody Bay at your leisure.

Shop at the Barnstaple Pannier Market

Barnstable is the heart of North Devon and has many attractions, from outdoor sporting pursuits, to dinner and a show at the Queens Theatre. If you are looking for a truly unique experience then go to the Barnstaple Pannier Market and wander around the stalls. The market operates six days a week with stalls stocking everything from films to fish and it's a great place to pick up souvenirs.

Wildlife Cruise on the Ilfracombe Princess

The Ilfracombe Princess runs regular cruises along the dramatic North Devon coastline. It is a great way to experience the sheer magnificence of the landscape and the Exmoor Cruise is especially captivating. For animal lovers you can take the wildlife tour which tracks seals, birds and sometimes dolphins just off the coast, highlighting the diversity and beauty of this part of the United Kingdom.

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