Cottages by the sea in Devon

Enjoying two distinct coastlines, Devon offers double the fun for those seeking either aquatic adventures or seaside tranquillity. 

The tempestuous North Coast offers atmospheric walks along its cliffs and a plethora of playtime potential along its shores. For a great family friendly get away, take a cottage near the expansive sands at Westward Ho! As well as traditional beach pastimes, it’s also home to more fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled pursuits: try your hand and kite-surfing, drive a kite buggy or take to the seas to windsurf. Surfing and laid back surf culture characterise many of North Devon’s seaside towns: soak it up with a holiday cottage in Woolacombe, Bideford or head to Croyde to sample a nostalgic seaside holiday town with modern day style.

As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Devon is a visual feast. Add in the additional attractions of delightful beach-side towns and all their amenities as well as the potential to discover splendid isolation by striking out along the coastal paths, and you have all the ingredients for a truly memorable seaside escape right from your Devon cottage’s doorstep.

Devon’s dual aspect ensures visitors to the county are spoilt for choice. South Devons Coast’s more gentle character means that a swathe of coastline - encompassing the towns of Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham – has been dubbed ‘The English Riviera’. Think exotic palm trees, restaurants and cottages with sea views and boats bobbing gently in aquamarine waters. As befitting its maritime focus, regattas – from world class races, to just-for-fun spectacles – fill the seas along the coastline during the summer.

As much for families looking for action-packed escapes as couples seeking serenity, Devon’s South Coast is packed full of potential day-trips and exciting attractions wherever you decide to take your seaside holiday cottage. 

We have 52 self catering cottages near the sea in Devon

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.


A ten minute walk down to the sea, the village of Holcombe is tucked away in the Devon countryside within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy, end of ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £269 - £730 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 24 Mar 2018, 6 Oct and 8 Dec 2018.

2 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.


This attractive three-storey apartment boasts quality and comfort throughout, whilst being nestled in a great location in the heart of Brixham, with endless entertainment and local...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £276 - £920 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 between 6 Jan and 28 Apr 2018, 8 Sep and 15 Dec 2018. Only one room is available at the discounted rate, please let us know which room you would like to use.

1 bedroom, rural apartment near the beach in Seaton, South Devon.


High above the Axe estuary, this hidden retreat is just a short walk from the South West Coast Path along the stunning east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast. Steps lead down fr...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £289 - £545

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Brixham, Devon.


Close to Berry Head National Nature Reserve and the coast path, The Lookout is a beautiful, modern house with fabulous sea views across Torbay. The open plan, L-shaped living-room ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £297 - £854 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 17 Mar 2018, 29 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.


The ideal hideaway for couples, Princes Granary lies in the village of Down Thomas in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful walks along the nearby South West Coast ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £332 - £670

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


The north Devon coast has endless sandy beaches, great surfing, rocky coves and spectacular sunsets, and Sundowner is perfect for enjoying them all. This stylish ground floor apart...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £342 - £690

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Ilfracombe.


In the heart of pretty Berrynarbor village just half a mile from the beaches, harbours and cliffs of the north Devon coastline, Little Bessemer is the perfect holiday retreat. Idea...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £366 - £690

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Brixham, South Devon.


57 Moorings Reach is in a highly sought-after, award-winning development and this second floor apartment is a nautical treat from every angle; from the amazing views of the harbour...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £374 - £1170 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 28 Apr 2018, 8 Sep and 15 Dec 2018. Only one bedroom is available at the discounted rate, please let us know which room you wish to use.

Clifftop Shepherds Hut sleeping two with sea views in Seaton (Devon).


This beautifully positioned shepherd's hut has outstanding 180 degree views across Lyme Bay to the cliffs of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. You can be lulled to sleep by the so...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £377 - £672

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Taken from the name of the rocks along this dramatic and exhilarating stretch of the north Devon coast, this beautiful shepherd's hut has views that will take your breath away - mi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £391 - £696

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