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. Read more

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 173 cottages for the school summer holidays in Devon

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

7 nights from £637

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Lifton, Dartmoor.


Set amidst truly unspoilt Devonshire countryside, close to the Devon and Cornwall border, Scarlett’s Barn is a delightful home-from-home barn conversion ideal for those who want to...

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

7 nights from £637

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

7 nights from £637

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

7 nights from £637

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

7 nights from £637

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


Nestled in a tranquil valley, Cider Barn has beautiful views across the hamlet of Harpford. This is a haven for walkers with footpaths to the River Otter and access to the East Dev...

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

7 nights from £637

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £652

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


Just a few miles inland from north Devon’s beautiful sandy beaches, Fig Tree Cottage is a peaceful retreat with its own large private walled garden and beyond, a further five acres...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £652

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £664

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 £664

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

7 nights from £664

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 £664

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £683

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 £683

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £688

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 £688

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

7 nights from £692

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 £692

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £697

2 bedroom, rural cottage with river views near Dartmouth, Devon.


Heron’s Rest is a hidden delight. Park up and walk down the narrow, stepped path, and you will find it tucked below the gardens of the cottages above, with a wonderful view over th...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £697

Arrive at your handpicked holiday home safe in the knowledge it’s been fully inspected.

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