Looking to for a short break holiday in Devon? Then cast your eyes over our collection of highly-rated Devon holiday properties – you’ll find lodges, barn conversions, studio apartments, former coach houses and thatched cottages. They can be found in some of the county’s most picturesque locations.

Vineyard Cottage, Winkleigh, Devon

Thatched cottage with three bedrooms and a characterful interior comprising a bathroom with bath, a modern kitchen and living room with wood-burner.

The Coach House, Lydford, Devon

Luxurious holiday property comprising five bedrooms, a large living room with open-fire, a dining room and kitchen and snug with wood-burner.

Sunny Mount, Teignmouth, Devon

Victorian holiday property for large groups with a modern interior featuring 5 bedrooms, a modern kitchen, dining and sitting area with wall-mounted TV.

Puffin Cottage, Hawkchurch, Devon

Single-storey cottage with two bedrooms and a modern, well-furnished interior consisting of a living area and a modern kitchen that includes a dining area.

Fritillary Cottage, Bradworthy, Devon

Barn conversion for two with an open-plan interior comprising 1 king-size double with en-suite facilities and a living room with kitchen and dining area.

Cowslip House, Axminster, Devon

Detached holiday cottage with a spacious interior that comprises three bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, dining room and a large living room.

1 Old Mill Court, Brixham, Devon

Attractive cottage with two bedrooms and a modern interior comprising a bathroom with bath and shower over, a kitchen and living room with dining area.

Bagtor Mill, Ilsington, Devon

Beautiful thatched cottage that sleeps up to 9. Features include a large sitting room with open fire, an oak-fitted kitchen with AGA and spacious grounds.

Apple Barn, North Molton, Devon

Apple Barn is peacefully located in North Devon. Well-suited to parties of up to 10, it has five bedrooms and comprises numerous character features.

Coach House Cottage, Strete, Devon

Coach House cottage sleeps up to 3 with two ground-floor bedrooms . The interior is open plan with a living room, dining area and modern kitchen.

Thorn Cottage, Chagford, Devon

Beautiful thatched cottage in the Dartmoor National Park. Retaining many original features, this charming property can accommodate up to 6.

The Loft, Chilsworthy, Devon

Single storey cottage near the village of Chilsworthy with a private patio, shared lawn area and communal indoor swimming pool.

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Devon

Devon is located in South West England and is bounded by Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. Also known as Devonshire, it is the third largest county in England. Much of its varied landscape is dominated by the rugged Dartmoor moorlands but it also boasts two separate coastlines, one of which is designated as a World Heritage Site.

Devon's northern coast consists of sandy beaches and steep cliffs which combine to form picturesque coves and remote, hidden caverns. In contrast, the southern coast is renowned for its temperate climate which features a seafront lined with palm trees. Visitors will find a collection of resorts that take advantage of the pleasant weather such as Torquay, which is part of the English Riviera.

Inland, the moors of Dartmoor offer a barren, rock strewn landscape, most of which has National Park status. The Dartmoor National Park consists of 365 square miles of windswept, untouched beauty which is popular with cyclists and hikers. This region is punctuated by a number of granite hilltops called Tors - Yes Tor and High Willhays are the most famous and are over 2000ft.

Visitors will also find a number of important historical sites such as the Roman villas at Ilchester, East Coker and Camerton - as well as the rural beauty and charm, Devon also has a rich, fascinating heritage. Read more about this as well as top visitor attractions in our guide to Devon.