Christmas is coming so why not stay in a self-catering cottage in Devon and make sure your kids send a letter to Father Christmas to let him know you won’t be at home on Christmas Eve. An escape to somewhere new and fun for the Christmas break - booking a self-catering holiday cottage in Devon for Christmas could be an early present for your family!
For larger family groups, we have some properties spacious enough to accommodate everybody, even the dog! With large social spaces for opening Christmas presents and luxurious kitchens with extra-large ovens for cooking that all-important turkey with all the trimmings; some of our properties are just perfect for a family celebration! We also have some smaller properties that would impress those of you who are looking for a quiet Christmas getaway together, or for a young family’s yuletide break away from home.
We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite Christmas holiday cottages across Devon. Each of them enjoys a picture-perfect location, poised for exploration – if you’re lucky, you may get to experience a white Christmas, Devon style.
Celebrate Christmas in true style in this grand townhouse in Bideford, North Devon. Comfortably sleeping 12 guests, this exceptional period property has been furnished and decorated to dazzle. With its own hot tub, a large kitchen and very spacious lounge areas, this is a great choice of holiday home from which to enjoy your Christmas. Relax and enjoy river and town views from the bay window in the lounge or unwind in front of the TV whilst waiting for the timer to go on the oven! For competitive fun, escape to the games room to enjoy some pool or a spirited game of darts! A walk on Christmas Day along the beach at nearby Westward Ho! is the perfect gift for everybody after unwrapping pressies from your family.
12 guests, 2 dogs
Christmas in Woolacombe can’t be beaten, especially if you treat your family to a holiday in this duo of apartments. Combined, they offer supreme accommodation for 12 guests which is complemented by wide-ranging views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lundy. Enjoy Christmas Dinner in the spacious dining areas: just imagine sitting around the table wearing paper hats, pulling crackers and tucking into your turkey feast. Head to the lovely sandy beach at Woolacombe before dinner for the perfect seasonal walk by the sea to blow away the cobwebs and build up an appetite for pudding.
Westward Ho! is a wonderful place to call home at Christmas time, particularly if you stay at The Machrie. Sleeping eight guests, this contemporary-style holiday home is a neat alternative to the traditional Devon cottages you find at the coast. Gather together in one of the lounges to open presents or enjoy a tasty Christmas dinner in the spacious dining area! Enjoy modern vibes at this spacious prospect that comes complete with a private hot tub. Less than 0.5 miles from Westward Ho!’s fantastic beach and the wild scenery of the Taw/Torridge Estuary and Northam Burrows Country Park.
8 guests, 2 dogs
Make it a Christmas to remember when you stay at this exceptional holiday home in Brixham. With gorgeous interiors, this is a really homely choice to enjoy the holiday season. The bedrooms offer sea views and the property is close to the Seaside Award-winning (2018) Broadsands, and the delightful Elberry Cove. Imagine yourselves snuggled up in front of the wood burner, swapping Christmas presents and enjoying quality time together. Blue Horizons is an inspirational holiday property designed and furnished to impress and make your Christmas in South Devon a very special one.
8 guests, 2 dogs
For a more intimate Christmas, this cute cottage sleeps four guests and is within short driving distance of Dartmoor and the rolling green countryside of Mid-Devon. Perfect for young families who maybe wish to spend Christmas away from home for the first time. Spring Meadow offers cosy surroundings to call home for the holiday season, so sit back, relax and enjoy all the joys of Christmas together. For last-minute shopping, you can enjoy a day trip to Exeter or for local Devonshire fare, head to the market town of Crediton (8 miles). Spend time with the children as they snuggle down to watch some Christmassy films and look forward to the opening of presents on Christmas Day.
Get your Christmas holiday booked up soon to avoid missing out on one of these superb properties. If you are still searching for that perfect yuletide-themed escape, search our great collection of celebration houses. Christmas isn’t the only time of year to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a family function; browse our collection, all curated to accommodate large groups looking to party and have fun together too.