Holiday Cottages Devon
The county of Devon has been a popular destination for holidaymakers over many decades now. People head here to experience the perfectly mild climate and to make the most of the beaches that occupy both coastlines of the county. From Ilfracombe in the north of the county, to Plymouth and Torbay in the south; holiday cottages Devon will permit you to see everything in between.
If you were looking to find out whether the north or south of Devon was best, you would be hard pushed to find a definitive answer. That’s because the whole of the county is perfectly geared up to offer any visitor a very warm welcome. Holiday cottages Devon are evenly distributed across the county and with Dartmoor National Park occupying the interior, you can even rest assured that there is a good choice here too.
In fact, that’s what makes the county of Devon so unique and special: you have the best of all worlds in one place. Dartmoor National Park is extremely popular with day trippers throughout the year; they head here to glimpse the dramatic tors and stone circles, which were created by our ancestors back in the Bronze Age and are some of the earliest archaeological evidence of human habitation in the UK. Holiday cottages Devon will tend to be situated in the many small towns that fringe the border of the national park (e.g. Okehampton and Tavistock).
The South Hams, south of Dartmoor, is an especially quaint and charming part of Devon. Pretty towns, villages and hamlets nestle in green and quiet settings and if you continue east, you end up in a part of the country that is affectionately known as the English Riviera. Holiday cottages Devon abound in this south-eastern quarter of the county.
Torbay is one of the liveliest and quintessentially British of all of the seaside resorts across the country. There are two resorts in one town here: Torquay and Paignton and both enjoy some of the best weather in the whole of the country.
The North of the county is another popular area in which you can find holiday cottages in Devon. There are dozens of charming towns in the vicinity and the most popular are Great Torrington, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Bideford and Lynton and Lynmouth. There is certainly no shortage of holiday cottages Devon around these towns.
For a surprisingly cosmopolitan day out – why not head to Devon’s largest city – Plymouth? This is the second most historic city in the UK, after London, and offers plenty of attractions to keep you busy. Exeter, the county city, is also worth a trip while you are in this neck of the woods and making the most of holiday cottages Devon.
While taking a break in any Devon holiday cottages, you can expect to enjoy some of the mildest weather conditions in the UK. If you are aiming to venture onto the moors, make sure you take waterproofs: even if the day starts off with brilliant sunshine, it may be trying to fool you!