Modbury Cottages

Modbury is a wonderful market town in south Devon, not far from Dartmoor National Park. The town is steeped in history: it was a battle site in the English civil war and is even mentioned in the Domesday book. There is an impressive 13th century church that’s definitely worth a visit as somewhere different to explore.Read more

Many of the buildings lining the streets still have period frontages adding to the quirky feeling of the many tea rooms, antiques shops and art galleries here. The town is famous for its value of their environment, Modbury banned plastic bags way before the government were even talking about them. Visit for brilliant places to shop, including the Barrow market, a great place to pick up plenty of local produce to cook up a storm in your self catering cottage.

The people of Modbury have a strong sense of community. The town regularly gets together throughout the year for several local festivals, including the Modbury May Fair which has been held in the town since 1329. It involves stalls and parades across the town and makes for a brilliant day out with all the family. 

Depending on what you’re looking for, the town is a great base for heading to the coast for some surfing or the local estuaries to try sailing or kayaking. Keen walkers will love the many coastal and inland walks that are on their doorstep ready for an adventure.

If you’re keen to explore south Devon, Modbury is in an ideal location on the A379 to get out to the moors for a long meander with some picturesque scenery or head for the big city lights of Plymouth, only 13 miles west of the town. For a similar period-style town, just a little bigger, head to Dartmouth for lovely shops and harbours to discover next to the River Dart. The town is only 10 minutes from the golden sands on Bigbury on Sea and not far from the family friendly waves of Bantham beach and its famous Gastrobus.

We have 17 self catering cottages in Modbury to show you...

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

7 nights from £623 *

Aveton Cottage

2355

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage with a pool near Totnes, South Devon.


In a tranquil Devonshire valley, this gorgeous stone cottage has sunlight streaming in through glazed doors and floor length windows. Approached by a farm lane, past Aveton Farmhou...

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

7 nights from £623 *

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1284

Dolphin House

4506

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


Located only moments from the fabulous golden sands of Bigbury Beach, just minutes from the beautiful Burgh island, this magnificent detached house is situated perfectly, making th...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1284

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £652

Spring Tide

2599

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

7 nights from £652

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £581

Ferrycombe

4482

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


Welcome to Ferrycombe, this characterful barn conversion is perfectly situated within a private complex which hugs the edge of Bigbury-on-Sea and the beautiful golden sandy beaches...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £581

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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £705

The Beacon

4469

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


The Beacon is a beautiful barn conversion situated on the main approach to Bigbury-on-Sea. It is full of character and nestled in a small private complex. Its elevated location pro...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £705

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

7 nights from £2095

Sunnynook

4157

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

7 nights from £2095

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £472

Leigh Barn

2877

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 £472

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