The county of Devon is any holiday maker’s dream. This stunning region has everything you could wish for from a Great British summer holiday. Devon boasts some of the best beaches, not just in the UK, but in Europe, from sweeping sands to dramatic cliffs, you’ll be sure to find your seaside paradise here. Although Devon is famed for its award-winning beaches, it has plenty to offer in terms of countryside escapes.
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Whether you’re hiking along the South-West coast path, cycling the Exe Estuary Trail or spotting wild Exmoor ponies in the national park, you’ll be making priceless holiday memories. If you are choosing to staycation this year, then we recommend you check out these delightful properties, which are sure to make your holiday spectacular.
This stylish and trendy property is the picture of luxury. The unique layout of the house gives you room to relax and enjoy a range of breathtaking views. If you want to wake up to the sound of the sea, or watch the boats gently bob in the harbour, then just take a seat in on one of the deluxe sofas, or at the kitchen breakfast bar. The master bedroom has an extraordinary, uninterrupted view across the town and onto sea front.
Make the most of your coastal location by lounging on the paved terrace – recline on the comfy sun-loungers or take a dip in the built-in hot tub. The property is a true ray of sunshine, featuring large windows and skylights throughout the house, to flood the space with light. The perfect spot for a sunny breakfast, or sunset dinner with friends. The flawless interiors and fantastic location make Wrens Perch a gem not to be missed.
Harbour Hideaway is a cosy and homely property situated at the heart of the picturesque seaside town, Ilframcombe. The classic fishing town is quickly becoming a culinary and cultural centre of Devon, offering visitors a wide range independent restaurants, cafés and pubs. This sweet cottage is as charming as its coastal setting. The property has all the charm of a traditional coastal cottage, without skimping on necessities of modern living.
You’ll find a fully fitted kitchen, a 49-inch smart TV, a sunny conservatory and a courtyard terrace. The stylish decor gives the property a modern, bright feel which creates a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for your getaway. The house also features two separate staircases, allowing easy access and plenty of room within the property. After staying the night at this cosy house, you’ll never want to leave!
This holiday cottage is yet another stunning property that Devon has to offer. Set in the historic port town of Bideford, The Orangery is the ideal coastal escape. We think you’ll love the open plan living, which allows cooking and meal time to be a social experience for everyone. Not to mention the luxurious sofas which you can sink into at the end of a busy day of holiday fun. The central living area is fully glassed, giving a light and airy ambiance to your holiday.
Also, the wide windows provide panoramic views across the bay. There’s plenty of room to spill out onto the gorgeous terraced garden, which is the perfect spot to enjoy the Devonshire summer sun. Bideford is a great place to explore, with a lively quayside and its instantly recognisable grand bridge stretching out across the estuary.
The Pink House
This unique and grand house is truly one of a kind. The Pink House boasts four king-sized en-suite bedrooms, a large, open-plan social and kitchen area and a lawned garden including a private hot tub. This property is a great option for a large family or group of friends wanting to explore a tranquil slice of Devon. The village of Branscombe is within walking distance from the bay, which features a long, sweeping beach, edged with a dramatic cliff line.
If you have any young dinosaur enthusiasts in the family, they are sure to love this destination. Devon’s Jurassic Coastline is home to countless fossils waiting to be discovered. You can take a guided tour or do your own hunting. For the grown-ups, the nearby town of Seaton has plenty of eateries, such as Osborne’s Cocktail and Wine Bar and Steamers restaurant.