From converted lighthouses to traditional castles, Devon has its fair share of quirky last minute cottages to take your pick of. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away in the devon countryside, a luxury holiday for all the family to enjoy or are looking for that perfect place to celebrate a special occasion in, sometimes it’s good to be different and stay somewhere a little unique. Here, we round-up our selection of the very best and unique last minute holiday cottages in Devon.
Best for: The wow-factor
Once a selection of humble lighthouse keeper’s cottages, is now a holiday rental of epic proportions! Boasting terrific reviews (and views, but that goes without saying) this rental is positioned snugly upon the west Cornwall coast. If you can even pull yourself away from the incredible location, in the local area you’ll find all the necessary pubs, shops and Cornish eateries, along with the popular Whitesand Bay and Gwynver beaches down the road. The property itself sleeps four people and has been finished to a very high and modern standard. It’s also within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), so rest assured the beauty extends far past your four walls. And remember, it’s a working lighthouse, so get ready for total immersion in the Cornish culture, sights, and sounds.
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Best for: Adventurers
This unique, timbered, listed property dates back to the early 17th century and was once the gate house to the historic Cockington Estate. Nestled in the corner of a 460-acre country park, there is plenty to see and do here. It’s a designated wildlife site overlooking the estate’s cricket grounds and arboretum, and as guests you’ll have access to the park and can wander through the apple orchard, feed the ornamental carp at the fishing lake, visit the Norman church, and explore the manor house and its gardens. Close by also lies the beach and endless countryside. The Estate is also featured on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail as the celebrated crime writer regularly visited and dedicated her book “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” to the former owners.
Best for: water sports lovers
This snug log cabin is in a secluded spot in the grounds of the owners delightful 16th century thatched property. With outstanding panoramic views, due to its raised position, the property is a short walk from the village centre and is an ideal haven for couples, and perfect for surfers and walkers. With its own secluded, enclosed garden with large lawn, decked area, outdoor furniture, and BBQ spend the evenings under the stars with your loved ones, while taking in the incredible sunsets that Devon has to offer. The beach is less than one mile away and with endless activities on offer, you certainly won’t be bored.
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Country Lodge Four VIP Platinum
Best for: The whole family
Country breaks are the new city breaks – and this lodge proves it. Nestled in 130 acres of countryside, on the edge of Dartmoor, this country lodge is just 30 minutes from the sea. With an abundance of leisure facilities to choose from, this is the perfect base for a romantic trip or fun-filled family holiday. From heated pools and fitness centres to an adventure playground and water slide, whatever your age, you certainly won’t be bored. Inside the lodge you’ll find a luxurious open-plan living space completed with patio doors leading to a decked area and hot tub. This is one holiday that all the family will be able to agree on.
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Best for: Walkers
Boasting excellent walking routes and sandy beaches, this quirky cottage is a fantastic base for those want to explore both North and South Devon. Situated by the breathtaking Exmoor National Park on a working farm, Bridge House is located next to The Farm House, and offers visitors a choice of accommodation. After a day spent exploring Devon, why not head back and relax in your very own private sitting area or large, private garden that boasts stunning views across the countryside?
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Best for: Couples or solo travellers
Whether travelling alone or as a duo, you can still benefit from some lovely last minute holiday cottages. Located in a peaceful village in East Devon, close to the Jurassic Coast, lies Acorns Studio. Light, stylish and airy, this studio has everything you could need for a home away from home feel. Tucked away in the quiet countryside, this cottage allows you to get lost in your thoughts while enjoying the fresh outdoors.
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Best for: Young families
Looking for a quaint farm cottage that the kids will truly love? Look no further. Situated a short distance from the seaside village of Hope Cove, this stunning barn conversion lies on an active cattle farm. Offering luxury accommodation on a reversed level, enjoy incredible countryside views from your living room. Spend your days exploring the local villages, drive to the yachting haven of Salcombe or go and visit your furry neighbours!
Beech Tree @ Kingslakes
Best for: Young kids
Have you always wanted to sleep amongst the trees? Well know you can. This modern lodge is set within a leafy position, and just minutes’ walk from the clubhouse. With fishing lakes opposite and a jam-packed guide of activities, all ages are sure to love this holiday home. Whether you’re an intrepid explorer or want a relaxing weekend with family or friends, this is the ideal base. Arranged in reverse style, you can enjoy lakeside and country views. And, if you can’t get enough of them, why not enjoy your breakfast on the private decked patio?
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So there you have it, Snaptrip’s top picks for quirky holiday cottages in Devon. Whether you want a relaxing trip away, want to get out in the fresh outdoors or explore the beautiful countryside, Devon and its surrounding areas have something for everyone.