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. 

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 65 self catering cottages near the sea in Devon

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lyme Regis.


What a fabulous location, part of the Rousdon Estate; 350 acres of beautiful grounds that border the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Hobnob is an elegant Grade II Listed, semi-detac...

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

Price per week £781 - £1795

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5 bedroom self catering home with sea views in Shaldon, South Devon.


Glenside House is the most magnificent building, with origins dating back to the 1700s. Located a stone's throw from the Teign Estuary in Shaldon, this beautiful house stands proud...

  • Sleeps 11 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £1057 - £2967 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 6 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 3 and 5 are excluded at the discounted rate.

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Instow, Devon.


Just steps from the beautiful sandy beach in the north Devon coastal resort of Instow, 2 Bar View, an attractive period cottage, is the perfect base for a family holiday. The house...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £796 - £1990

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Salcombe, South Devon.


If you are looking for a house with a view, stop right here! This amazing semi-detached house perched overlooking Mill Bay and out over the water is in simply the most perfect loca...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £660 - £1758

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Wembury, Devon.


Mewstone View is a sleek, contemporary house only minutes from the beach with sea views from the living-room and two of the bedrooms. An enclosed sea-facing deck wraps around the b...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £799 - £2234

4 bedroom thatched cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.


Shaldon is a lovely village lining the banks of the River Teign with its own small sandy beach. Just a half-mile from the hub of the village itself, a conservation area, is a small...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £812 - £2512

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4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Appledore, Devon.


Waterhayes is a superb brand new contemporary property, set over three floors and with wonderful estuary views from Appledore across to Instow and the north Devon countryside beyon...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £900 - £2250

5 bedroom house with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon.


This wonderfully spacious house stands proud, perched on the edge of Sedgewell beach at Bigbury-on-Sea, the location of this house is second to none. Pond House doesn't just boast ...

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

Price per week £1065 - £2497

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

Price per week £1069 - £3295

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views and hot tub in Shaldon, South 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

Price per week £1320 - £3188

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