Welcome to the picturesque county of Devon, where charming cottages nestled amidst rolling hills and quaint villages await you. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, Devon has something for everyone. In this post, we’ve compiled our top 10 picks for the best cottages in Devon that will guarantee an unforgettable experience filled with comfort, luxury and breathtaking views. So sit back and let us take you on a journey through some of the most stunning holiday rentals in one of England’s most beautiful regions!
Best Cottages in Devon – Top 10
1. Cola’s Tonne
Nestled in the charming village of Malborough, Cola’s Tonne is a stunning holiday cottage that offers guests the perfect blend of modern luxury and rustic charm. With two beautifully designed en suite bedrooms – one with a double bed and an en suite shower room, and the other with twin beds and an en suite bathroom complete with bath and shower – this cottage is ideal for families or groups of friends.
The open-plan living/dining area boasts stylish furnishings that invite you to relax after a day exploring Devon’s many attractions. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare delicious meals using locally sourced ingredients, including an electric oven, four-ring halogen hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Outside there is plenty of space to enjoy al fresco dining on your private terrace overlooking stunning countryside views. This area also features a gas BBQ where you can grill up some local produce for dinner.
For added convenience during your stay at Cola’s Tonne, there is parking available for 1-2 cars on your own private gravel drive (shared with the property next door), free Wi-Fi access throughout the cottage and even a high chair provided if needed.
Please note that while one well-behaved dog is permitted at this property so long as they are kept under control at all times outside of the enclosed garden areas; smoking indoors is strictly prohibited.
2. Berry Cottage
Nestled in the charming village of Dittisham, Berry Cottage is a quaint and cosy two-bedroom cottage that boasts luxurious amenities. The master bedroom features a freestanding bathtub with a hand-held shower attachment, while the double bedroom has a large walk-in shower with rain head and regular fittings. Both bedrooms have underfloor heating for added comfort.
The sitting/dining room exudes warmth with its feature fireplace and wood-burning stove. Enjoy your meals on the private terrace complete with a large pre-cast concrete table and wooden bench seating. For entertainment, there’s a smart TV and Bose iPod dock in the dining room.
The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances such as a four-ring induction hob, integrated electric oven and microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, and Nespresso coffee machine – perfect for whipping up delicious meals during your stay.
Whilst parking isn’t allocated at the cottage itself, spaces can usually be found nearby or at ‘The Level’ at the top of the village. Stay connected during your stay with wireless broadband internet available or take advantage of their telephone service for local calls since mobile coverage can be limited.
Don’t forget to bring along one small well-behaved dog who’s welcome at this lovely retreat! Bed linen & towels are provided but guests will need to bring their own beach towels for seaside adventures.
3. Higher Collaton Cottage
Higher Collaton Cottage in Malborough, Devon is a stunning property that comfortably sleeps six guests. With three bedrooms – one king-size with an en suite shower room, one double and one twin – there’s plenty of space for everyone to relax and unwind.
The cottage boasts a modern kitchen equipped with all the essentials including a fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven, hob, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave toaster and kettle. There’s even a Nespresso machine (pods not included) for coffee lovers!
Guests can enjoy spending time together in the cosy sitting room or head out into the large garden where they’ll find a terrace area complete with tables and chairs plus sun loungers to soak up some rays. There’s also a gas BBQ available for al fresco dining on warm summer evenings.
Parking for two cars at the property and WiFi available throughout Higher Collaton Cottage offers convenience as well as luxury. Bed linen and towels are supplied but pets aren’t allowed so it’s strictly no smoking too!
4. Warren Cottage
Warren Cottage in Dartmouth, Devon is a beautiful three-bedroom cottage that offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation for up to six guests. The master bedroom features a king-size bed and adjacent shower room with a walk-in cubicle, while there is also a double bedroom and twin bedroom.
The family bathroom on the first floor boasts a bath and vanity unit topped with marble, heated towel rail, and w.c. Additionally, there is also a utility/cloakroom area with w.c., wash hand basin as well as an oil-fired central heating system throughout the property.
Guests can enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen which comes complete with a four-ring induction hob, electric oven, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The sitting/dining room has plenty of space to relax after dinner while watching TV/DVD or connecting via WiFi available throughout the cottage.
For added convenience during your stay at Warren Cottage travel cot/highchair/BBQ are all available upon request at the time of booking (additional charges may apply). Bed linen & towels will be provided but don’t forget to bring your own beach towels!
5. Meadow Lodge
If you’re looking for a charming and comfortable single-storey cottage in Devon, Meadow Lodge in Blackawton is an excellent option. With one king-size bedroom, this cosy cottage is perfect for couples who want to escape the city and enjoy the peaceful countryside.
The bathroom features both a bath and walk-in shower, as well as heated towel rails, ensuring you stay warm even during colder months. The open-plan living space includes a kitchen with all the necessary amenities such as an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and more.
You can relax in the sitting area by the electric fire or watch your favourite movies on the smart TV with a Blu-ray player while staying connected through WiFi. If you like spending time outdoors surrounded by nature then you’ll appreciate Meadow Lodge’s decking with furniture and garden which offer great views of Devonshire’s beautiful landscapes.
This cottage also provides ample off-road parking so that guests can easily come and go without worrying about finding a spot nearby. Although pets are not allowed at this location there are shops within 1.3 miles from it where guests can pick up their necessities while pubs are just 1.4 miles away where they may try some local food specialities or drinks if they wish to indulge themselves during their stay!
6. Harbour Bay
Looking for a cosy and relaxing stay in Torquay? Look no further than Harbour Bay, a ground-floor apartment with all the amenities you need for your getaway. With two bedrooms, including one king-size bed and one double bed, this apartment is perfect for small families or groups of friends.
The apartment features a modern shower room with a walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC. The living/dining area is comfortable and spacious with gas central heating to keep you warm during chilly nights.
Cooking meals will be a breeze in the fully-equipped kitchen featuring a 5-ring Miele gas Range cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. WiFi is also available throughout the property so you can stay connected while on vacation.
Off-road parking is provided for one small car but alternative parking can be arranged with the owner. Take advantage of the enclosed patio area complete with seating to enjoy some fresh air or bring along your furry friend as Harbour Bay welcomes one small well-behaved pet.
With its prime location just minutes away from pubs and shops as well as within walking distance to Torquay Harbour and beach – Harbour Bay offers convenience without sacrificing comfort.
7. 5 The Manor House, Hillfield Village
Looking for a luxurious and comfortable place to stay in Devon? Look no further than 5 The Manor House at Hillfield Village in Dartmouth. This stunning first-floor apartment boasts two bedrooms, including a king-size bedroom with a Juliet balcony and a twin room, both featuring underfloor heating and wall-mounted radiators.
The open-plan living space is perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the local area, with a well-equipped kitchen including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and Smart TV with WiFi included. Enjoy meals together at the dining table or relax on the Juliet balcony overlooking the beautiful surroundings.
On-site allocated parking makes it easy to explore nearby attractions such as the village pub just 1.4 miles away or local shops just 2.1 miles from your doorstep. Plus enjoy access to communal areas including a gravelled seating area perfect for picnics or playing tennis on the all-weather court located within Hillfield Village.
Book your stay now at this luxurious apartment that provides you comfort while you explore some of Devon’s most amazing spots!
8. The Bothy
Escape to the tranquil countryside of Devon and stay at The Bothy in Slapton. This charming cottage boasts two beautiful bedrooms, including a spacious Super king bedroom that can be unzipped into two single beds upon request, and a cosy King size bedroom.
The contemporary shower room features a walk-in shower with a heated towel rail – perfect for warming up after a day exploring the nearby coastline. The open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining area is equipped with modern appliances such as an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster.
Relax on the large decked terrace furnished with outdoor furniture while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding nature. Feel your cares melt away as you sink into the hot tub after a long day out or simply soak in its warmth under starry skies.
Children over seven years old are welcome to stay here. With parking available for up to four cars and Wi-Fi facilities throughout the property; this peaceful retreat offers everything you need for an unforgettable getaway experience!
9. Willow Cottage
Willow Cottage in Dartmouth, Devon is the perfect retreat for those seeking a luxurious and comfortable vacation. The cottage has three beautifully decorated bedrooms that can accommodate up to six guests comfortably.
The two king-size bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, one with a bath and walk-in shower while the other has a shower room. The third bedroom is furnished with twin beds and there’s an additional bathroom with a bath on this floor too. Guests can also make use of the cloakroom located on the ground floor.
The open-plan kitchen/dining area is well-equipped with modern appliances including an electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer and dishwasher. The lounge boasts a wood-burning stove where you can snuggle up during chilly evenings.
There’s also a snug TV room equipped with 2 smart TVs along with WiFi access throughout the property so you won’t miss out on any important news or entertainment updates during your stay!
Off-road parking is available for two cars at Willow Cottage while outside there’s more than enough space to relax in your large garden complete seating areas for outdoor dining or lounging around reading books from our selection provided at no extra cost!
10. 10 Dart Marina
Looking for a luxurious apartment that offers stunning views of the harbour? Look no further than 10 Dart Marina in Dartmouth, Devon. This second-floor apartment boasts two spacious king-size bedrooms, including one en suite with an impressive Kaldewei bath and separate shower cubicle.
The open plan kitchen/dining room is perfect for entertaining, featuring top-of-the-line appliances such as a five-ring gas range and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, and washing machine. The elegant lounge area is equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod dock – perfect for relaxing after exploring all that Devon has to offer.
Guests at 10 Dart Marina also have access to complimentary Wifi throughout their stay. All bed linen and bath/hand towels are provided (tea towels beach towels and oven gloves must be brought by guests), making packing for your trip a breeze.
With one allocated parking space included with the rental of this apartment, you can easily explore everything that the charming town of Dartmouth has to offer without worrying about finding parking. Book now to experience luxury living on your next trip to Devon!
Devon is a beautiful county in Southwest England that offers an abundance of picturesque countryside and stunning coastal views. With so much to explore, staying in a cottage is the perfect way to experience all that this charming region has to offer. From cosy retreats for two to spacious properties for larger groups or families, there’s something for everyone.
We’ve highlighted our top ten picks from across Devon, each with its unique charm and character. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful rural escape or a seaside holiday with easy access to sandy beaches, we hope our list helps you discover your ideal Devonshire escape.
With everything from luxurious lodges complete with hot tubs to quaint country cottages nestled amidst rolling hills and meadows dotted with wildflowers, the choices are endless when it comes to selecting your perfect accommodation.
So why wait? Book one of these fantastic cottages today and start planning your dream getaway in Devon!