Cottages by the sea in South Devon

Seaside holidays are the stuff holiday memories are made of. And where better to site yourself than in seaside holiday accommodation in South Devon? With so many miles of scenic coastline, South Devon is the perfect destination for a holiday by the sea.

South Devon is known for its green rolling scenery and long roads lined with trees and fields, wrapped around the bottom of Dartmoor towards the sea. And here you'll find what is known as The English Riviera; a particularly popular stretch of holiday destinations, favoured for their calm seas, big beaches and pretty English piers.

The big hitters with all the facilities and famous sea views include Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, which border iconic Torbay. This sheltered bay is a very family friendly holiday destination with plenty of places to stay, most cottages with views out over the gentle waters. There are plenty of beach cottages along this coast, particularly in places such as Shaldon, a riverside location by the sea where many of the waterfront holiday properties supply boats and canoes for your enjoyment.

Seaside holiday cottages in South Devon come in all shapes and sizes to make the most of their location. From quaint little cottages in secluded beach settings, to luxury apartments perched on clifftops to make the most of the sea views, and sprawling coastal cottages set back into the countryside but with glimpses of the deep blue on the horizon. Holiday homes by the sea will get your time away off to the best start. Breathe in that fresh, curative sea air and relax. We've got 47 of the best accommodation in South Devon.

 

Coastal cottages by the sea in South Devon

1 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Beer, South Devon.


Topsails is a welcoming bolthole a stone's throw from the unspoilt pebbled beach at Beer, a traditional fishing village in a sheltered bay on the beautiful east Devon World Heritag...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £267 - £585

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    6 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

    £333.45 £266.40

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    13 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018

    £333.45 £266.40

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 but within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy,...

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

Price per week £269 - £745 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

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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 - £939 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 on selected dates. 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 - £556

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 on selected dates.

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


An unique 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 - £684

1 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Dawlish, South Devon.


This delightful and spacious detached cottage provides the perfect getaway location for two. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, The Apple House offers you a wonderful ...

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

Price per week £332 - £639

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Torpoint.


Nestled in its own garden within the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, this is a charming retreat. The park has 865 acres of woods, fields and coastline – your dog will be in heaven! Or...

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

Price per week £343 - £760

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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 on selected dates. 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

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views, Shaldon.


Bay Cottage is just steps from the beach in Shaldon, which lines the south shore of the Teign estuary. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep, so this is a fantastic place fo...

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

Price per week £410 - £789

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


Warren Hayloft is just past Cockwood harbour, on the Exe estuary. This beautiful property is one of two converted barns and approached by wooden steps and has the living area on th...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £327 - £725

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


The immaculately presented Sea Tang is a delightfully attractive home-from-home, with the most spectacular views over bustling Brixham harbour and out to sea. This lovingly maintai...

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

Price per week £361 - £1028 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 3 + cot on selected dates.

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


Set on the edge of Dartmouth with delightful river views, Moon Cottage is one of a small terrace within easy walking distance of the town centre. This charming house (so-called as ...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £385 - £902

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2 bedroom cottage near the beach, near Kingsbridge, Devon.


If you imagine the perfect retreat in which to enjoy this gorgeous part of south Devon, you would probably be thinking of this attractive detached stone barn conversion. With oak f...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £400 - £920

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

Price per week £281 - £825

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    6 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

    £400.95 £280.70

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    13 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018

    £400.95 £320.80

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    20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

    £514.35 £411.20

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


Located in the heart of Brixham, this delightfully light and airy property is a great family holiday home, especially as your four-legged friends are also very welcome. 1 Apters Hi...

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

Price per week £327 - £1112 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £346 - £795

2 bedroom 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
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £367 - £798

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

Price per week £378 - £1380 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate

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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
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £385 - £902

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
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £386 - £905

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


Perched on the edge of the Teign Estuary, with the water 10 yards in front of the cottage, Sailaway is in the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday. Shaldon has everything one could wish...

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

Price per week £424 - £995

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


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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £462 - £1180

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    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £682.04 £545.60

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


This perfect romantic retreat will give you that cute and cuddly feeling as you snuggle up on your decked area and gaze out over the water, watching the array of wildlife and water...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £495 - £1196

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.

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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 Bigbury-on-Sea.


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 - £989

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    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £620.16 £496.00

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


Brixham is perched above Torbay, and Berry Head National Nature Reserve, with lovely rural and clifftop walks, is on the edge of the town. You will also find Berry Head Cottage her...

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

Price per week £488 - £1245

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


Up above Brixham harbour with sea views from almost every room, White Cottage is a quirky and deceptively spacious cottage (previously awarded a five star rating by VisitEngland). ...

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

Price per week £608 - £1520

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3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Torquay, Devon.


With spectacular views over Blue Flag Meadfoot beach, this spacious and tastefully designed, semi-detached house is the perfect holiday home for any occasion. The stunning sea view...

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

Price per week £608 - £1395

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    22 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

    £760.28 £608.22

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon.


What a house – and what a view! There are indeed spectacular views from Spring Tide, one of a pair of contemporary properties, built to a very high specification, in the village of...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £626 - £1751

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

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, 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

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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

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


Set in its own mature gardens on a south-facing hillside, Barnell Cottage has views over Branscombe Vale and out to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Branscombe mouth. This beau...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £989 - £1998

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

4 bedroom cottage with sea views in 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

Price per week £1914 - £5496

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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

Price per week £1304 - £2997

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

Price per week £1365 - £3985


This perfect romantic retreat will give you that cute and cuddly feeling as you snuggle up on your decked area and gaze out over the water, watching the array of wildlife and water...

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

Price per week £1815 - £4384