Romantic Devonshire cottages for November

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Exterior of Millhayes

Exterior of Millhayes

Secluded coves, sandy beaches, rolling hills and – of course – clotted cream. These are the images that are synonymous with Devon, a region as famous for its long sunny days as its rich dairy products. Aside from the natural wonders of the Devon countryside, there’s also the quaint villages, ancient churches and seaside towns to explore, from Brixham to Exeter. The quintessential Devon holiday involves glorious weather, buckets and spades and a plethora of outdoor activities, from horse riding to white water rafting.

At the end of a day spent exploring the countryside, you’ll want nothing more than to retreat to your holiday cottage and relax in style. Speaking of style, we’ve rounded up a selection of Devon cottages that are imbued with style, pizzazz, class, charm and a bunch of other superlatives. Put simply, this is the best of the best: our favourite Devon holiday retreats. Don’t dream on – read on and then pick the one you like best!

September Cottage

September Cottage

September Cottage

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

It may be named September, but this quaint cottage is busy all the year round – and no wonder. If the beautiful thatched roof doesn’t woo you, the rustic interior certainly will. Clean, contemporary décor is a staple of all three luxury bedrooms, while a large, cheery kitchen is fitted with an AGA stove. There’s also underfloor heating, wi-fi, a log burning stove and a clutch of traditional features including solid timber beams and inglenooks. The immaculate garden is blessed with a private courtyard. September Cottage grants scenic views over the sleepy village of Moretonhampstead. We love everything about this place – and we know you will too.

Availability in: November – December.
Capacity: bedrooms 3, sleeps 6.
Price: from £1000 per week.
www.homeaway.co.uk/p441777

Croyde Cottage

Front of Farmhouse

Front of Farmhouse

Kitchen of Farmhouse

Kitchen of Farmhouse

This 17th century farmhouse has been meticulously restored and today offers the perfect juxtaposition of the old with the new. Exposed beams and inglenooks are accompanied by all the modern conveniences a family could wish for, including flatscreen TV and utility room. There are three generously-sized bedrooms, two of which overlook the sprawling rear garden that’s equipped with patio furniture and BBQ. The focal point of the cottage has to be the large farmhouse kitchen, with its solid wood table that can comfortably seat ten. Shops and pubs are a five minute walk from the house, while the beach is ten minutes away. If you’re a keen surfer, you’ll love Croyde, while if you’ve never balanced upon a board, now is your chance to learn.

Availability in: November – December.
Capacity: bedrooms 3, sleeps 6.
Price: from £600 per week.
www.homeaway.co.uk/p84546

Trevithick Cottage

Trevithick Cottage

Trevithick Cottage

Bedroom

Bedroom

Chagford, in Dartmoor, is a bustling little community replete with shops and pubs that back onto the moor. Built in the early 18th century, Trevithick Cottage is a bright, airy holiday retreat that retains many of its original features. This is a building with real character, as evinced by its steep wooden staircase, low doors and slate flooring. With just one bedroom, this bijou holiday cottage is the perfect retreat for a couple seeking a romantic break away from it all. Spend your days exploring the moorland and relaxing in the cottage’s small garden. In this part of the world, life moves at a slower pace; take a window seat in the first-floor living room and watch the world go by.

Availability in: November – December.
Capacity: bedrooms 1, sleeps 2.
Price: from £235 per week.
www.homeaway.co.uk/p846815

Buckhouse Farm Barn

Buckhouse Farm and Barn

Buckhouse Farm and Barn

View across the Coly valley

View across the Coly valley

Yet another converted farmhouse, this stunning open-plan cottage is a sight to behold. Words don’t do this luxury retreat justice, but we’ll try our best nonetheless. The huge first floor living area is fitted with oak flooring and a dining area blessed with an unimpeded view across the fields. Large windows flood the room with light, whose exposed beams run the length of the cottage. The best view can be experienced on the terrace however, where you’ll find a BBQ and seating area. Three bedrooms, a ‘wet room’ tiled bathroom, wood-burner and clutch of modern conveniences round off this spectacular farmhouse cottage.

Availability in: November – December.
Capacity: bedrooms 3, sleeps 6.
Price: from £750 per week.
www.homeaway.co.uk/p856429

Apple Tree Cottage

Apple tree cottage

Apple Tree cottage

Apple Tree garden - orchard beyond

Apple Tree garden – orchard beyond

This old stone barn has been transformed into first-class accommodation that was awarded a 4-S.tar Gold Award by VisitBritain in 2010 An enclosed back garden backs onto an orchard, while the cottage itself is warm and cosy, thanks in no small part to the underfloor heating and wood-burner. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms are plush and full of nice touches, from the ultra-comfy mattresses to the large wet room. French doors open onto a patio equipped with garden furniture, from where you can enjoy picturesque views across the surrounding countryside. The market town of Honiton lies three miles away.

Availability in: November – December.
Capacity: bedrooms 4, sleeps 6.
Price: from £318 per week.
www.homeaway.co.uk/p856429

Aside from these wonderful cottages, we have a great selection of holiday homes in Devon for you to choose from and find your perfect place to stay.

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