Devon Cottages by the Sea

Enjoying two distinct coastlines, Devon offers double the fun for those seeking either aquatic adventures or seaside tranquillity. Pick a cottage with easy access to the beach, or take a birds-eye-view in a holiday cottage with jaw-dropping sea views. However you want to enjoy the sea, our coastal cottages make holidays unforgettable. Read more

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 67 self catering cottages near the sea in Devon

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7 nights from £346

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


Brixham needs little introduction for those familiar with the joys of the South Hams and its spectacular coastline. A bustling fishing port, there is always something to watch in t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £346

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £352

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


Located in the heart of Brixham, 1 Pump Street Mews, a bright and airy apartment, provides a great base to return to after a day exploring or relaxing in this spectacular part of t...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £352

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    £648.00 £518.40

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7 nights from £359

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


Shaldon is a real gem, on the Teign estuary with higgledy piggledy streets, some excellent pubs and restaurants and a sandy beach. Just 150 yards from the shore is The Salty, tucke...

  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £359

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7 nights from £367

2 bedroom, dog friendly, clifftop cottage with sea views, Kingsbridge, Devon.


This truly is a quirky cottage, perched (and we mean perched) on top of a cliff with the front door only a couple of metres from the edge. Casa Marinero offers 180 degree views of ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £367

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £373

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Instow, Devon.


Sea Cottage is a New England style 'beach retreat' chalet, just yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path it will ap...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £373

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £378 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Branscombe, Devon.


Smugglers Cottage is in a perfect location just one mile inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast, not far from the Devon/Dorset border on the outskirts of the beautiful east Devon ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378 *

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £378

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Appledore, Devon.


This delightful period cottage is tucked into one of the original fishermen’s courtyards, a stone’s throw from the water’s edge in Appledore, one of north Devon’s unspoilt coastal ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £378

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £385

2 bedroom cottage with river views in Dartmouth, South Devon.


Dartmouth is well-known for its attractive riverside setting and the Britannia Royal Naval College. The river is full of craft and the town has plenty to offer; good restaurants, p...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £385

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £386

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


Overlooking the bustling fishing port of Brixham, its harbour full of boats of all sizes and shapes, Pebblestones is one of a terrace high up above the harbour, approached by a nar...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £386

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £396

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


Seashells is in the award-winning Nautilus seafront development at Westward Ho!. Situated close to two of north Devon’s prettiest fishing villages, Appledore and Instow, Westward H...

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

7 nights from £396

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