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Holiday Cottages Devon – Choosing is the hardest thing

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When you think of Devon you probably picture the quintessential English village, with enchanting cottages, cream teas and glorious scenery.  In actual fact this is exactly what Devon is like, and it’s hard to imagine a better place for a UK cottage holiday. 

If you are thinking of looking at holiday cottages in Devon, you may find you are overwhelmed by the choices available.  To narrow down your choice, you may need to decide what aspect of beautiful Devon appeals to you most, and what kind of holiday you are looking for.

Perhaps you are interested in a walking holiday.  One of the most spectacular areas in the whole country is Lynton and Lynmouth on the north Devon coast.  Not only does it have the most magnificent coastal views and a wealth of exciting coastal paths and nature trails through awe-inspiring scenery.  It is also adjacent to the glorious Exmoor National Park, which has an incredible variety of walking from strenuous to gentle – including high wild moorland, riverside paths, the Two Moors way and the South West coastal path.  There is a wonderful selection of holiday homes including fisherman’s cottages near secluded coves, charming little village hideaways close to ancient pubs, or former farmhouses with only the Exmoor ponies to disturb you.

If you are thinking of a less energetic holiday amid the picturesque beauty of quaint towns and villages, try looking at holiday cottages in South Devon.  You would enjoy the lovely old towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth with their quaint streets and busy marinas.  You can find gorgeous luxury apartments and town houses there, as well as pretty cottages in the outlying villages.  There are all sorts of water activities from sailing and rowing to a pleasure boat on the River Dart.  And with Dartmouth’s seemingly infinite variety of unique shops and galleries, you will almost welcome a wet day to give you more chance to explore!

You may be searching for holiday cottages in Devon with the idea of a more traditional seaside holiday.  You can hardly fail to find what you want in Torbay, surrounding its gloriously beautiful bay.  You can choose from exotic Torquay with its marinas and palm trees, Brixham with its fishing harbour and tiers of coloured houses and fisherman’s cottages rising up from the water’s edge, Paignton with its beaches and zoo, or Teignmouth high up with its wonderful views over the estuary.  Whatever kind of seaside holiday you like you can find it in Torbay with its wonderful sandy beaches, watersports, and little hidden coves.  You can also find all sorts of holiday accommodation here, including comfortable modern bungalows with all amenities and well-appointed holiday flats, as well as traditional cottages.

Devon really does have everything – no matter what sort of holiday you want, you won’t be disappointed.  What’s more it has one of the best climates in the British Isles. That doesn’t mean it never rains! Of course it does sometimes and that’s what makes it so lush, luxuriant and leafy.  Holiday cottages in Devon provide you with your best chance to enjoy and explore this very special part of England – and somewhere to stay when it rains as well!