October Retreats in Devon

Think October and you may not think bright sunshine, clear skies and warm seas. However, you'd be surprised to hear that summer weather often continues well into October, and after months of the sun's rays, the seas can be at their warmest. Don't believe us? See for yourself and book a self-catering cottage in Devon. We have 190 of the finest cottages available for you to choose from.Read more

If you love the countryside, then Devon in October is sure to delight. With huge expanses of rolling fields and woodland adopting a beautiful golden glow you can choose from countless walks, wandering passed rust-coloured hedgerows and mounds of multi-coloured leaves. If you have got a two or four-legged friend who would love to join you, we have cottages to suit all group sizes including dog-friendly accommodation. Devon doesn't just offer a rural idyll though. Miles of stunning coastline provide a wonderful playground to walk, talk and sit and admire the views. Head off on a solo retreat or gather up all the family; October half term is just around the corner and kids of all ages won't fail to be enthralled by all that's on offer. 

Pick from 190 retreats in Devon for October

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

7 nights from £493

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

7 nights from £493

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

7 nights from £493

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Foxglove is an exceptionally charming stone-built cottage nestled within 21 acres of the fabulous Stancombe Manor grounds. This picturesque and tranquil setting doesn't just offer ...

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

7 nights from £493

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £494

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Okehampton, North Devon.


This gorgeous detached property will surpass expectations in all respects. Created from an original farm building on an historic farmstead, The Cow Shed excels itself in the attent...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £494

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

7 nights from £495

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Jays Cottage is a delightful family-friendly home-from-home situated in the 18th Century country estate of Colmer. The breathtaking locality of this cottage makes venturing out an...

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

7 nights from £495

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £499

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Barnstaple, North Devon.


Woodbine Barn is in a magical rural setting between the stunning beaches of the north Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor National Park. This very high quality barn conversion is a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £499

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £505 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


On the banks of the River Tavy nestled in the Owner's 80 acre estate, Ludbrook Cottage lies just outside the village of Buckland Monachorum. Guests can enjoy the wooded grounds and...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £505 *

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £512

2 bedroom cottage near Kingsbridge, south Devon.


Found in the quiet hamlet of Leigh, Grade I Listed Leigh Barton is partly a designated ancient monument and a fine example of a medieval monastic grange and outbuildings, where the...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £512

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

7 nights from £515

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Lena is just beautiful with a cosy sitting/dining-room, a wood-burner and under-floor heating which keeps the slate floors downstairs warm underfoot. A modern well-equipped kitchen...

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

7 nights from £515

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

7 nights from £520 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Stunning can be an over-used term but Ida Cottage really lives up to the description. Under-floor heating throughout, toasty slate-flooring downstairs and oak-flooring upstairs, th...

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

7 nights from £520 *

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

7 nights from £527

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


This beautifully furnished detached barn rests in the heart of east Devon's Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a short distance inland from the Jurassic Co...

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

7 nights from £527

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