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.

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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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Orchard House

Fairy Cross, Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 14. A 60 minute walk from this stunning 18th century barn conversion leads to little known and secluded Portledge Beach on the breathtaking North Devon coast. Beautifully furnished, each of the four en suite double bedrooms are uniquely themed. Cottage Code: HDDK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Peakaboo

Sidmouth, East Devon.

Sleeps 10. Overlooking Sidmouth, this large detached holiday property is set in 2½-acres of private woodland with cliff top paths all adjoining National Trust land. Boasting stunning views of cliffs and the sea from the octagonal deck / viewing platform. Cottage Code: HMMB.

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

The Old Roundhouse

Hartland, Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 10. A unique, tranquil, sumptuous holiday retreat, this detached barn conversion enjoys large gardens on the edge of the owner’s farm. Sandy Spekes beach is just over a mile walk. The property also boasts a hot tub, games room and Wi-Fi. Cottage Code: HNNC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Smuggler’s Retreat

Hartland Point, Devon.

Sleeps 6. With glorious uninterrupted sea views, this spacious property is set amidst the owners’ 17th century farm in beautiful north Devon. Lovingly converted from a former barn, there is a sunny patio and luxurious hot tub. A short drive from Bude. Cottage Code: 17441.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Alta Lyn Barns – Bat Roost

Lynton, Devon.

Sleeps 3 – 5. High above the towns Lynton and Lynmouth, the three Alta Lyn Barns have been fully restored with exposed beams and rafters. With far reaching views out to the Bristol Channel. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: HKKP.

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

The Cottage

Instow, Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 4. Set just yards from the pretty beach which fronts the Taw Torridge Estuary, this delightful holiday property is tucked away in the narrow back lanes of Instow’s old fisherman cottages. Within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs. Cottage Code: HLLH.

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

Downe Cottages – Japonica

Hartland, nr. Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Offering sea views to Lundy Island and the Atlantic, these eight lovingly converted holiday cottages sit around a pretty courtyard beside the owners’ 15th century farmhouse. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: KAAA.

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

The Admiral’s House – Nelson

Ilfracombe, Devon.

Sleeps 2 – 4. Watch the fishing boats land their catch from one of these three well-furnished and equipped apartments, stunningly set on the edge of Ilfracombe’s Heritage harbour. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: FDG.

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

Shorewaters

Appledore, Devon.

Sleeps 5. This cottage is located in an idyllic position on the banks of the River Torridge and boasts two balconies from which to enjoy the river views. It is ideally located within walking distance from Appledore with its pubs, restaurants and shops. Cottage Code: 19563.

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

Atlantic House

Hartland, Bideford, North Devon.

Sleeps 12. Narrow lanes from the doorstep of Atlantic House wind down to secluded sand and shingle beaches. Set amidst the owner’s 17th-century farm, this delightful, spacious property enjoys a sunny patio on which to relax and watch the waves. Cottage Code: HMMX.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century