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Why Devon Cottages Attract More and More Visitors Each Year

Devon cottages have been welcoming avid tourists for many decades now. These rental properties are conveniently scattered across the entire county and you are pretty much guaranteed to be able to find an ideal base in the area you must like the look of.

One of the best things about Devon cottages is the fact that they offer absolute rest and relaxation for you to enjoy. Whilst offering all of the convenient comforts that you would be used to at home. The majority of Devon cottages tend to be located in small towns and villages and this is one taste of west country life that you will find hard to leave behind at the end of your stay.

Taking a closer look at the south coast of Devon first of all: here you will find a number of charming towns at the mouths of rivers that have cascaded down from the moors further inland. Kingsbridge is a historical and quaint town that is worthy of your attention and Dartmouth is an absolute must-see. This town oozes charm and character along every street and is the perfect location to find artistic pieces to take back home with you. There are a number of tasteful cafés and tea rooms to be found alongside the River Dart and the Devon cottages in this part of the world could not be any more ideally placed.

Torbay is known as the ‘English Riviera’ and when you drive along the palm-fringed roads here, you will soon see why. Torquay and Paignton are two separate seaside resorts and both offer some of the best beaches to be found in all of Devon.

Moving inland, you will eventually reach the foothills of Dartmoor and this national park really does dominate the interior of this large county. Devon cottages are quite plentiful in this part of the county and as the national park is so big, you have a good choice of bases to choose between. Dartmoor is steeped in history and legend and one of these includes the myth of the ‘Hairy Hand of Two Bridges’. Ridiculous, obviously, but just one of the ghostly and eerie tales that have long been associated with these misty moors.

Tavistock, Okehampton and Moretonhampstead are three examples of the quintessentially Devonian market towns that should appear on any travel itinerary and are also where you are bound to find Devon cottages in and around.

Moving up to the north coast of Devon you will encounter yet more idyllic and charming towns and the availability of Devon cottages certainly doesn’t slacken off in this part of the county. Popular favourites here include Barnstaple, Bideford and Ilfracome and you may even be able to arrange a visit to the island of Lundy, which belongs to Devon, but is situated right in the middle of the Bristol Channel.

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