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 60 self catering cottages near the sea in Devon

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


Neptune is a spacious, contemporary apartment in a stunning seafront development in Westward Ho!, a small, friendly coastal town that suits all ages at all times of year. The rever...

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

Price per week £454 - £1134

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.


This delightful cottage, with the slipway yards from the front door (hence the name!), has marvellous views across the Teign estuary from the enclosed waterside patio/garden. This ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £462 - £1180

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2 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


This gorgeous cottage on the dramatic north Devon coast will take your breath away. Midway between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe, high up on the hillside, the stunning contemporary i...

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

Price per week £522 - £1250

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea


High Lea is a beautifully refurbished family house, nestled in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting the most breathtaking and unrivalled sea views. This ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £546 - £1550 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Only two bedrooms are available at the discounted rate - bedroom 1 (twin) and Bedroom 2 (double), or Bedroom 2 (double) and Bedroom 3 (bunk-beds), Please specify when booking.

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


This beautiful apartment is located in a wonderful coastal spot just a stone's throw from the picture-perfect River Dart in Dartmouth. 40 Dart Marina has been carefully designed an...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £622 - £1566

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Dartmouth, Devon.


Set in Dartmouth, one of the most sought-after locations in the West Country, 42 Dart Marina is the perfect all year round destination. This superb two-storey duplex apartment offe...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £622 - £1586

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


This beautiful apartment is superb from every angle. Perched overhanging the River Dart, the view of the stunning Dart Marina is unrivalled; fling open the patio doors and prepare ...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £798 - £2196

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.


Nestled in the beautiful South Hams village of Kingston, Laurel Cottage is a delightful property which has been converted from a 18th Century linhay, standing proudly in a lovely g...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £446 - £969

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


Nassau Court is a striking building which has pride of place right on the seafront with the sea a stone's throw away and the stunning north Devon beaches curving away into the dist...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £465 - £1275

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Appledore, North Devon.


Tydemans Cottage is at the heart of the pretty north Devon fishing village of Appledore, close to some of north Devon's most fabulous sandy beaches. This beautifully renovated cott...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £428 - £1070

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