Devon is a large county in South West England and the third largest of the English counties. Although Devon is the official county name, Devon and Devonshire are commonly used interchangeably, with Devonshire often indicating a traditional or historical context. Much of the county is rural or National Park land, and with two dramatic coastlines, picturesque villages and glorious countryside, Devon holidays are rich in history and wildlife and the perfect setting for a short break.
Famous for superb sandy beaches and secluded coves, with one of mildest year–round climates in the whole of the UK, Devon cottages are the perfect way to make the most of the family attractions and the natural beauty of Dartmoor or Exmoor. High quality local produce is common throughout Devon, and farmers markets in many towns and villages provide locals and visitors with a wonderful array of Devon-grown foods.
Devon by foot. With 3,500 miles of footpaths, unspoilt beauty, breathtaking views, rolling countryside, high moorland and river valleys, Devon provides world-class landscape and outstanding natural beauty - the perfect place to explore on foot. See Walking Holidays in Devon and Dorset for more information.
Devon by sea. Surfing, swimming, diving and fishing - take time to explore over 300 miles of some of the finest stretches of coastline in UK.
Self Catering Cottages in Devon. Browse our Devon Cottages and Dorset Cottages to find the ideal cottage holiday in East Devon. Self catering accommodation ranges from luxury 5 star cottages by the sea to secluded farmhouses in a variety of locations and catering for all tastes and budgets. Our self catering Devon cottages have been formally inspected and we have given full descriptions to give as much information as possible prior to your visit.