School Summer Holiday Retreats in Devon

See Devon come to life in summer. With its beautiful coast glistening with turquoise waters lapping against golden sand beaches and lush countryside bathed in warm sunshine, it is truly a sight to behold. Get amongst the action as towns and villages bustle with activity or escape to a quiet hideaway from it all, the choice is yours for the perfect school summer holiday in Devon. 

Whether you are discovering Devon for the first, fifth or fiftieth time, there is always something magical about spending the summer here. Throw your towel over your shoulder and head to the beach with the family. Make sandcastles with the kids and then dive into the sea, before stretching out and drying off under warm sunshine. For country walks, pack a picnic and enjoy Devon's exquisite countryside as you tuck into a hamper packed with locally-sourced goodies, topped off with a refreshing swig of ginger ale. These are moments to be cherished forever.

School Summer Holidays in Devon

At Classic Cottages we know a thing or two about what takes holidays from great to fantastic, and the secret is in the accommodation. Combining excellent customer service with the highest quality self-catering accommodation, we handpick each of our properties onto our books.

Give yourselves a summer holiday to remember and book a retreat in Devon. The holiday of a lifetime is but moments away. 

Select from 54 cottages for the school summer holidays in Devon

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


Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight; think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £414 - £528

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    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £517.44 £413.60

  • 20% off

    1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018

    £459.36 £367.20

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 £430 - £585

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    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £573.30 £429.75

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1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Widecombe, Dartmoor.


Ned's is the perfect dog-friendly Dartmoor bolthole. Named after a local character who lived in the cottage and who played the fabled ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’ for many years at the Widec...

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

Price per week £495 - £619

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £619.00 £495.20

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 £525 - £670

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    18 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

    £670.00 £536.00

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 £534 - £545

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Ilfracombe.


In the heart of pretty Berrynarbor village just half a mile from the beaches, harbours and cliffs of the north Devon coastline, Little Bessemer is the perfect holiday retreat. Idea...

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

Price per week £541 - £690

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    24 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    £676.20 £540.96

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Granary is a charming reversed level converted barn. The open plan living-room is upstairs with a well-equipped galley kitchen and a glowing wood-burner. Downstairs is a comfor...

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

Price per week £543 - £679

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £679.00 £543.20

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Totnes, South Devon.


In an idyllic location, down a quiet lane just outside a pretty village and surrounded by open fields, this 18th Century cottage is well located for touring the beautiful South Ham...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £553 - £594

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    24 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    £582.12 £553.01

  • 20% off

    16 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018

    £377.60 £302.08

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1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage, Lifton, Dartmoor.


In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approached by a green lane, bordered by sun-dappled woodland, Leat Mill is delightful. A pretty enclosed patio overlooks tranquil surround...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £555 - £629

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £629.00 £566.10

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    24 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    £616.42 £554.40

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


Ostler’s Cottage is a delightful retreat for two in a stunning area of north Devon which boasts unique landscapes and heritage. Found down an unmade lane, this charming terraced co...

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

Price per week £573 - £585

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


The Mouse House perches high above the River Exe, in a hilltop position with spectacular panoramic views across the Devon countryside close to Exmoor National Park. This exceptiona...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £581 - £726

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £726.00 £580.80

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 £614 - £627

Gorgeous cabin sleeping 2 near Dartmouth, South Devon.


Walk the little path through the three acres of the Owners' grounds and woods and there you'll find Ashley's Shack. Up above a large lake covered in water lilies in the summer mont...

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

Price per week £622 - £635

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


In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a mile from Dartmoor, The Wool Shed is a single-storey property found in Lower Chaddlehanger. Furnished and decorated in a contemporar...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £642 - £655

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


This stunning area of north Devon is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, boasting a blend of special landscapes, wildlife and rich cultural heritage. Verbena Cottage is found down an unmad...

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

Price per week £653 - £695

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


This is an exceptional bolthole in a farmstead setting, shared with the friendly Owners, high up above the River Exe as it winds through the beautiful hills and woodland between Ti...

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

Price per week £735 - £750

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


Taking its name from the nearby bridge over the Walkham river, Huckworthy is a truly idyllic couple's retreat. Granite steps lead you up to the front door and private garden area, ...

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

Price per week £852 - £869

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 £629 - £884

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    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £786.76 £629.41

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Beaworthy, North Devon.


Set in a quiet courtyard in the heart of the conservation village of Germansweek, this beautifully presented end of terrace barn conversion offers the perfect retreat for discernin...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £653 - £695

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


This pretty little terraced cottage is an ideal Dartmoor retreat in the peaceful village of Walkhampton, just a short drive from the busy market town of Tavistock and within almost...

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

Price per week £704 - £749

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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 £736 - £920

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £920.00 £736.00

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Instow, Devon.


Sea Cottage is a New England style 'beach retreat' chalet, just yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path it will ap...

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

Price per week £495 - £810

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    18 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

    £810.00 £526.50

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor.


An old weaver's cottage, dating back to early 1703 and Grade II Listed, Atlas Cottage is lovely and has low lintels and exposed beams as well as the original twisting wooden stairc...

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

Price per week £578 - £768

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    24 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    £721.92 £577.54

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 £608 - £854

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    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £760.06 £608.00

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 £629 - £884

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    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £786.76 £629.41

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Forge, next door to The Cob (2676), is single-storey and has its own small patio-area to one side. Very warm and cosy inside, this is a pretty cottage (watch the step down to t...

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

Price per week £637 - £895

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £895.00 £671.25

  • 20% off

    24 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    £796.55 £637.60

  • 25% off

    31 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018

    £595.18 £446.25

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2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage Iddesleigh, North Devon.


This peaceful detached barn conversion is off the beaten track yet easy to reach, with Dartmoor National Park a short distance to the west and just a few miles from a scenic route ...

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

Price per week £673 - £756

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


Mount Pleasant Lodge is set in picturesque grounds in east Devon’s Blackdown Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty above Honiton and an easy drive from the Jurassic Coast. ...

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

Price per week £717 - £915

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    24 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

    £896.70 £717.60

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


Crislands Wendy House is in an excellent position for exploring the Jurassic Coast, the antiques shops of Honiton, the Cathedral City of Exeter and the east Devon Area of Outstandi...

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

Price per week £738 - £785

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


Situated in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve deep in the Devonshire countryside and found down an unmade track, The Garden House is one of five barns nestling next to Winsford Walled G...

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

Price per week £742 - £789

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage, Haytor, Dartmoor.


The pretty village of Haytor Vale is tucked down a narrow lane below the well-known Dartmoor landmark of Haytor Rocks. Beam Ends is at the end of a terrace of stone cottages, a sho...

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

Price per week £782 - £879

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


This brand new barn conversion nestles in a peaceful and attractive setting, a few miles from the open moorland of Dartmoor National Park. The market town of Okehampton is just dow...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £799 - £898

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2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


If your idea of a holiday is fresh air and tranquil surroundings, Stable Cottage has the most fabulous south-facing garden and summer-house. Set in the courtyard of a former workin...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £843 - £897

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near South Molton, North Devon.


This incredibly spacious and beautifully presented detached country cottage is in a glorious peaceful setting on the edge of Exmoor National Park with north Devon's stunning sandy ...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £877 - £985

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

Price per week £899 - £1110

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

Price per week £907 - £1019

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


In the Blackdown Hills above Honiton, just 30 minutes from the Jurassic coastline and beaches at Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Branscombe, this detached cottage is an excellent holiday ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £907 - £1120

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


This cottage is an absolute celebration of its setting at Backswood, a working farm where the Owners have a truly special conservation vision for this rural haven in mid-Devon's un...

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

Price per week £960 - £1200

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £1200.00 £960.00

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2 bedroom thatched, rural holiday cottage near Exeter, South Devon.


In the unspoiled countryside of east Devon, a short drive from the Jurassic Coast, Legars Cottage is a stunning, peaceful, rural retreat. The interior is beautifully designed with ...

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

Price per week £963

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


This gorgeous barn conversion in mid-Devon offers exceptionally high quality. Beautifully presented throughout, with a real feel of style and luxury, The Long Barn is a special bas...

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

Price per week £988 - £1220

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Totnes, Dartmoor.


Little Linhay, a former hay barn stylishly converted into a stunning cottage, offers something very special. Set in a fabulous location within Dartmoor National Park, Little Linhay...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1314 - £1398

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 £1554

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Totnes, South Devon.


Found in the village of Marldon, only a short distance from Totnes and the glorious Devon coast, this very comfortable cottage is furnished with real flair and style. Wisteria ...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £976 - £1220

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £1220.00 £976.00

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with hot tub in Beaworthy, North Devon.


Imagine yourself slinking back into a bubbling hot tub and gazing out over the beautiful rolling countryside whilst the younger members of the group play merrily within your enclos...

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

Price per week £802 - £990

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3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Cob, the largest of the three cottages, has slate flagstones in the hallway and wooden floors in the sitting-room and dining-room, with a wood-burner providing cosy warmth. The...

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

Price per week £930 - £1045

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 £1016 - £1254

Safari tent sleeping 6 with hot tub near Honiton in east Devon


The wonderful Wagon Linney is the ideal place for a family-together break, set on a 260 acre farm in the heart of east Devon, just a few miles from the popular market town of Honit...

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

Price per week £1121 - £1400

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    £1246.00 £1121.40

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


Giles Cottage is an exceptionally attractive detached cottage, set within the stunning grounds of Wringworthy Farm. Staying in this beautiful Grade II Listed cottage you are guaran...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1158 - £1430

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


The School House is incredibly special and the perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all and completely unwind and relax. Originally the village school, The School...

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

Price per week £1220 - £1525

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £1525.00 £1220.00

7 bedroom thatched, dog friendly home near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


This beautiful country house and attached linked cottage are just eight miles inland from the seaside at Lyme Regis and the stunning beaches of the east Devon and Dorset Jurassic C...

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1989 - £2900 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 8 + 2 cots between 23 Jun and 8 Sep 2018. Bedroom 5 and the cottage are not available at the discounted rate.

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5 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near South Molton, North Devon.


Lower Upcott farmhouse and its detached 'grand design' barn conversion together create a unique and breathtaking holiday property for eight guests, if you only want to book the far...

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

Price per week £2258 - £2880 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 8 + 2 cots between 11 Aug and 29 Dec 2018. The barn is excluded at the discounted rate.

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 £3876 - £4785

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 £2641 - £2967


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 10 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £2065 - £2449


The Cob, the largest of the three cottages, has slate flagstones in the hallway and wooden floors in the sitting-room and dining-room, with a wood-burner providing cosy warmth. The...

  • Sleeps 12 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £2110 - £2619