Cottages by the Sea in Devon

Welcome to our selection of holiday cottages in Devon. Cottages on the beach, harbour-side cottages, cottages in quaint fishing villages and cottages with fantastic views: whatever you’re looking for from a seaside getaway, Devon has it in spades!

Explore the beautiful English Riviera towns of Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham in South Devon with their stunning, award-winning beaches (palm trees included!) rockpools and Geopark or head inland to the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Whether you’re after an action-packed activity break or just want to soak up the cultural heritage of historic Plymouth or Exeter then this charming county in the South West of England is the place to be.

Featured Accommodation

Rock Cottage

Portmellon, nr. Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the 1600’s, this charming detached holiday cottage is dramatically set on a rocky outcrop bordering Portmellon Bay. Enjoying stunning sea views from most rooms, it lies close to the quaint fishing village of Mevagissey. Cottage Code: TKM.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

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The Boathouse

Dartmouth, Devon.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying magnificent river views on a bend in the River Dart, The Boat House is fashioned like a luxury liner with wood panelled ‘cabins’ and a saloon with bay window overhanging the river. WiFi, games room with table tennis. Cottage Code: HHG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

The Cart House

Hartland, nr. Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 2. This delightful romantic retreat, complete with 5ft wrought-iron four-poster bed, enjoys glorious uninterrupted sea views. Cleverly mixing olde worlde charm with modern living, this barn conversion is situated in North Devon near Hartland. Cottage Code: HNNH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Mulberry Cottage

Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon.

Sleeps 7. Full of character, this 18th-century listed stone barn is just a a 20-minute walk from pretty Elbury Cove. With exposed beams and stone walls, it is set in a tranquil conservation area on the edge of Churston Ferrers. Cottage Code: HEEZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Admiral’s House – Fisher

Ilfracombe, Devon.

Sleeps 2. Stunningly located on the edge of Ilfracombe’s Heritage harbour with great harbour and beach views from all living rooms and bedrooms. Watch the local fishing boats land their catch …crab and lobster can be bought for supper! Cottage Code: FDM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Laurel Cottage

Stoke Gabriel, Devon.

Sleeps 4. Just 200 yards from the picturesque quayside at Stoke Gabriel, this pretty 14th-century Grade II listed thatched cottage retains much of its `olde world’ charm. The sandy beaches of the English Riviera and historic Totnes are 4 miles distant. Cottage Code: HLN.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

Ridge House

Maidencombe, Torquay, Devon.

Sleeps 12. This big detached holiday property is situated down a quiet country lane close to Torbay and the English Riviera. It enjoys both sea and countryside views and boasts a sun-trap terrace with 8-seater hot tub, games room and Wi-Fi broadband. Cottage Code: HKKS.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Oak Tree Cottage

Instow, nr. Barnstaple, Devon.

Sleeps 4. This single storey barn conversion has been sympathetically converted to make the most of the property’s surroundings. Set at the bottom of a large garden, nearby Instow is an unspoilt seaside village with a large sandy beach, shops and pubs. Cottage Code: HMMY.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Thimble Cottage

Hartland, Devon.

Sleeps 2. Overlook the valley towards the river below, this converted barn makes a delightful cosy, romantic holiday retreat. Lying on the edge of the popular village of Hartland, it stands detached and within its own large enclosed garden. Cottage Code: HDDB.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Myrtle Loft

Instow, nr. Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 3. Featuring stunning sea views from both its sitting room and bedroom, this immaculate holiday property offers guests a private outdoor hot tub for their exclusive use. Just metres from a sandy beach, with pubs, restaurants and shops close by. Cottage Code: E2859.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Topsail

Noss Mayo, Devon.

Sleeps 4. Set in a pretty riverside village flanked by NT woodland, this modern holiday home has been built with its living room on the first floor to take advantage of creek and river views. Watch yachts dance on the tidal waters from the pretty garden. Cottage Code: HBT.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century