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A Holiday Home in Glorious Devon

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Why should you rent a holiday cottage in Devon?  If you long for an escape to timeless beauty and tranquillity, there is simply nowhere else to choose.

Your dilemma may rather be, where in Devon to choose for your holiday cottage?  It’s unbelievable how there could be so much richness and variety in such a small corner of the country.

Try North Devon if you would like to escape the crowds.  North Devon is still the county’s undiscovered secret, with its mysterious woodlands and hidden rocky coves.  If you like walking there is an unlimited choice, including the Little Hangman and Great Hangman hills at Combe Martin, Torrington Commons, Watersmeet and many more.  Wherever you go you enjoy a constant vista of rolling hills and beautiful rivers.  You don’t even need a long walk for exercise – visit perfect Clovelly, known as one of the prettiest villages in the world, and you will find the steep cobbled high street down to the quay is a challenge for the keenest walker.  If you really can’t manage it, there is a landrover shuttle between the car park and the quayside.

Devon contains not one but two National Parks – small, but two of the loveliest.  You can travel easily from one to the other, yet either provides more than enough for a complete holiday.  In fact you will find there isn’t enough time to explore all the delights of Exmoor – the steep wooded ravines, awesome waterfalls and rocky headlands.  Dartmoor is famous for its stark windswept Tors.  You can roam freely across miles of wild unspoilt moorland, enjoying the rich wild life and now and again coming across remains of its ancient history.

Devon has one of the best climates in Britain, which means that you don’t need to confine yourself to the height of summer.  You can have a lovely holiday there at any time of year and it’s quite common to find people enjoying the splendid beaches in the middle of winter.  Of course it does rain sometimes, but when it does there are plenty of things to do.  For children there are many all-weather attractions including Cascades, the indoor adventure pool, the Big Sheep or the Milky Way.  Whereas for adults, everywhere you go there are enchanting shops and galleries, markets and small craft outlets.  But of course, if you have taken a holiday cottage rather than staying in a B&B or hotel, you may not even need to go out at all – it’s likely that your cottage will have games, music, TV and DVDs.

And the variety of self-catering holiday cottages in Devon is boundless.  You can choose from complexes of beautifully fitted-out holiday homes with swimming pools, enchanting centuries-old farmhouses, luxury waterside apartments, and elegant townhouses.  You can find tiny thatched cottages with lots of character, or modern bungalows with every possible comfort.  Or perhaps you fancy superbly converted stone barns, hidden away on a small Devon farm and surrounded by glorious gardens and countryside.

So the hardest job you have will be making your choice of holiday properties in Devon.  Once you have made it, you can relax and enjoy a perfect holiday.  But don’t delay too long – you may find other people have had the same idea!

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