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.

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 12 self catering cottages in Modbury to show you...

4 bedroom cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Just outside the village of Kingston, semi-detached Hooppells Barn is within striking distance of the secluded beach at Wonwell. Within an enclosed garden, you enter straight into ...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £630 - £1760

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.


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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2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Ivybridge, 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

Price per week £429 - £987

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Ivybridge, South Devon.


Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the end of a long driveway, Oak Cottage is based within the grounds of Swainstone Manor and provides one of the most peaceful s...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £502 - £1280

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.

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

7 bedroom, holiday home with an indoor pool near Totnes, South Devon.


Aveton Farmhouse, found in a gorgeous Devonshire valley a few miles from the coast, is set within 134 acres of farmland. Part of the farmhouse dates back centuries but over the yea...

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1915 - £5427 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 12 + 2 cots on selected dates. The annexe (Bedroom 7) is excluded at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £554 - £1765 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. The annexe (Bedroom 3) is excluded from the discounted rate.

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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

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Kingsbridge, 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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