The most popular cottages in Devon in 2019 holiday cottages

The most popular cottages in Devon in 2019

Every year, we take a look to see which of our holiday cottages were the most popular among our guests and here we’re revealing our findings.

In 2019, big properties and hot tub cottages were among the favourites! It’s possibly no surprise as it is always great to get away with all the family or a big group of mates, and hot tubs are one of life’s true indulgences.

If you think you might like to book a holiday in one of the below Devon cottages, you better get in quick as these properties fill up fast!

If you are inspired by the beautiful holiday escapes below and would like to keep browsing, look through our full collection of holiday cottages in Devon.


Read on to find out which of our wonderful Devon retreats were our most popular with you in 2019.

Exmoor Retreat, Exmoor

Exmoor Retreat

How many guests?

8 guests + 3 dogs

What makes this holiday cottage so special?

A beautiful big country house on the moors of an exquisite coastal national park, Exmoor Retreat is the perfect place to whisk your family and friends away to.

It’s a five-star, luxury retreat and includes the excellent added bonus of a bubbling hot tub where you can soak away all your troubles during a holiday to this cottage escape.

Dogs are welcome too and Exmoor National Park is just the place for them with plenty of streams to splash through, trails to sniff out and sticks to fetch.

Devon holiday cottage with a hot tub

Things to do in Exmoor:  

Visit fantastic family attractions, head out on long winding walks across the landscape, before dropping into one of the cosy, warming pubs that can be found all across Exmoor. Lynton and Lynmouth, Exmoor Zoo, and Coombe Martin are a few local highlights you could check out while staying here.

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West Farleigh Farmhouse, Cadeleigh 

West Farleigh Farmhouse

How many guests?

12 guests + 2 dogs

What makes this holiday cottage so special?

Just take a look at these photos and you’ll soon see why this pretty holiday cottage is so popular. Wooden beams and furnishings combine with neutral décor and stylish touches – not to mention, it has wonderful floor-to-ceiling French doors that lead straight out to the hot tub.

Another five-star, big cottage ideal for a large party getting away together, this is a superb option for family reunions or meet-ups with mates. Two dogs are more than welcome to join you on your Devon adventure too!

A bar and snooker table, and a cinema room all add to the exquisite nature of this property as guests of all ages will be well-entertained.

Hot tub cottage Devon

Things to do in Mid Devon:  

Venture down to the ancient cathedral city of Exeter where shopping, café culture and evenings at the theatre are all on offer. Discover the underground tunnels or book in for a panic room experience. Of course, if you’ve got little ones with you, a trip across to Diggerland may be a preferred option, then onto the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to stretch your legs.  

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Horslett Barn, Clawton

Horslett Barn

How many guests?

10 guests + 2 dogs

What makes this holiday cottage so special?

Time to escape to North Devon’s unforgettable coast. This colourful and quirky holiday cottage by the sea offers a fantastic big space for large groups to visit an exquisite section of this county.

A stone exterior hides a warm and welcoming interior where sumptuous seating and bursts of colour provide a fantastic atmosphere – you’ll get that holiday feeling the moment you step through the door.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors throughout the first floor let natural light flood in and brighten up your break. Any kids with you can collapse on the bean bags in the cinema room while the grown-ups play a round of pool or slip straight into the hot tub at this five-star, dog-friendly retreat.

Hot tub holidays in Devon

Things to do in North Devon (and just across the border in Cornwall!):  

Cornwall's Widemouth Bay is nearby and should be the first place on your list with a wide sandy beach and plenty of crashing surf to enjoy. Get out the surfboards or book yourself a lesson while away, or keep your feet firmly on the ground with a stroll along the South West Coast Path. Pubs, shops and cafés can be found in the eclectic seaside town of Bude, another Cornish gem that's easy to get to from this North Devon cottage escape.

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The Pod Overlooking Dartmoor, Totnes

The Pod Overlooking Dartmoor

How many guests?

2 guests + 1 dog

What makes this holiday cottage so special?

Now for a romantic retreat for two overlooking the wilds of Dartmoor National Park. This hot tub cottage is just the place for a couple in a need of a relaxed, tranquil break in beautiful South Devon.

This quirky pod is wonderfully private - with French doors gazing out towards Dartmoor and quaint soft furnishing adorning the interior, it’s a sweet couples’ escape.

Make the most of the private decking and hot tub by soaking among the bubbles on winter nights or stargazing from the deck on warm summer evenings. Your dog can enjoy roaming the decking or the grounds and curling up beside the wood burner.

Hot tub holidays in Devon

Things to do in East Devon:  

Set on the very edge of the remarkable Dartmoor National Park, it’s essential that you treat yourself and your canine companion to a walk with far-reaching views over the moorland. Waterfalls, winding rivers and country pubs await in this unique part of the UK.

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Corfu Cottage, Dawlish 

Corfu Cottage

How many guests?

6 guests + 2 dogs

What makes this holiday cottage so special?

Palm trees sit out front of this tranquil South Devon holiday cottage, reminding guests of the wonderful mild climate enjoyed down south in comparison to the rest of the UK. It’s the perfect size holiday home for a family or friends meet-up.

Neutral tones and seaside touches add to the calming ambience found here. Outside, a lawn, gravelled patio and picnic bench offer up the ideal spot to let the kids run around during the day or for the grown-ups to sit and sip wine each evening.

After days out and about exploring the South Devon coast, retreat to the sumptuous sofa and curl up in front of a good film, your dog at your feet and the kids half-asleep on the sofa beside you.

Holiday cottage in Devon

Things to do in South Devon:  

This dog-friendly seaside retreat is fantastically central, so you’ll never have to venture far to pick up a few groceries or visit the local pub for a pint or hearty roast. The magnificent Powderham Castle, the Go Ape and cycle trails at Haldon Forest Park and, of course, the sandy beaches all offer opportunities for fun and relaxed days out.

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Holiday cottages in Devon

These are just a few of our fantastic holiday cottages; we have a whole host of large properties for big group get-togethers, family-friendly cottages for Devon adventures and couples’ retreats that provide privacy and tranquillity.

Throughout the entire county, there are wonderful things to do and places to visit, with the coastline and the national parks always coming favourite among travellers looking to visit Devon.

Find yourself a secluded country cottage, a quaint and quiet bolthole or a coastal getaway in our full collection. Start browsing and you’ll soon come across your perfect Devon holiday cottage for your next trip.

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