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 57 self catering cottages near the sea in Devon

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1087

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with estuary views, Shaldon.


Redcliffe is a water lover’s paradise, with direct access from the enclosed garden down spiral steps to a private quay. At high tide you can swim or sail from the jetty and a semi-...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1087

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1320

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views and hot tub near Torquay, Devon.


Set in one and a half acres of enclosed rolling grounds and landscaped gardens, Meadowcliff House is without doubt the most amazing house for any family or large group gathering, w...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1320

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £2198

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Bigbury-On-Sea, South Devon.


Sunnynook is a true beachside retreat, boasting the most incredible, unrivalled sea and beach views over Bigbury-on-Sea, Bantham and Burgh Island. This wonderful home also has a fa...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £2198

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1588

5 bedroom, dog friendly home with sea views near Dartmouth, Devon.


Firwood is one of the most wonderful holiday homes. It boasts a very sought-after and unique location and the house itself has everything you need to ensure the perfect holiday for...

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1588

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1650

7 bedroom, dog friendly home with sea views in Shaldon, South Devon.


Set in one and a half acres of enclosed rolling grounds and landscaped gardens, Meadowcliff is without doubt the most amazing house for any family or large group gathering, with a ...

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1650

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £2035

6 bedroom, dog friendly home near the sea in Welcombe, North Devon.


Meadowgate is Kirstie Allsopp’s beautiful ‘Homemade Home’. Found in total seclusion minutes from Welcombe Mouth, one of the most stunning beaches on the north coast, Meadowgate sit...

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £2035

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1815


The location, surroundings and splendour that these fabulous cottages offer makes holidaying in the grounds of Meadowcliff the perfect destination for that super special family occ...

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1815