Welcome to a wonderfully rural corner of England. A place where unspoilt, rolling countryside meets a spectacular coastline of pristine beaches; a place dotted with a collection of South Devon cottages.
Don boots and binoculars and walk the South West Coastal Path. Much of the region is an AONB or owned by the National Trust so expect amazing coastal scenery whichever way you trek. Choose from an array of Blue Flag beaches - perfect for buckets and spades and many fantastic for crabbing. Look out for the wildlife centre at Dawlish Warren. Hop on the sea tractor to Burgh Island from Bigbury-on-Sea. Go surfing at Bantham and sailing at Salcombe. Explore 3, 500 acres of stunning Devonshire countryside at Haldon Forest Park near Exeter. Or head inland to the wild granite slopes of Dartmoor for wonderful walking, cycling, riding and more. Add golf, canoeing, rock climbing...you're sure to find an activity for everyone.
High-hedged lanes weave across the green landscape linking sleepy hamlets and historic market towns. Discover their charm, perhaps planning your South Devon cottage stay to coincide with a colourful festival. Highlights include summertime regattas, the South Devon Crab Festival (a fabulous water carnival so rare to find these days) and the Dartmouth Food Festival, a three-day extravaganza celebrating the region's best food, drink and culture.
What else? Attractions of every sort from roller coasters and castles to railways and chilli farms. And last, but not least, this glorious area is blessed with one of the mildest climates in the UK - another great reason to book a cottage in South Devon!