Where to stay near Devon?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,080 holiday rentals near Devon. From 2,295 cottages to 1,228 houses, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Devon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Devon?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Devon. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Torquay: 1,363 holiday rentals
  • Plymouth: 732 holiday rentals
  • Dartmouth: 1,460 holiday rentals
  • Exeter: 555 holiday rentals
  • Lyme Regis: 644 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Devon! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Devon?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Devon with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Torquay: 1,363 holiday homes
  • Plymouth: 732 holiday homes
  • Dartmouth: 1,460 holiday homes
  • Lyme Regis: 644 holiday homes
  • Barnstaple: 2,150 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Devon?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Devon are:

  • Exeter Airport (EXT): 1,256 holiday houses
  • Plymouth Airport (PLH): 1,783 holiday houses
  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 893 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Devon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Devon. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Babbacombe Beach: 1,888 holiday rentals
  • Goodrington Sands Beach: 2,031 holiday rentals
  • Barnstaple Station: 2,384 holiday rentals
  • Abbey Sands: 1,940 holiday rentals
  • Devon's Crealy Adventure Park: 1,379 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Devon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Finding Relaxation in a Devon Holiday Home

A holiday to Devon is perfect to escape the fast paced life of the city and retire in the quiet environs of the countryside. Enjoy the simple joys of rural life and countless delightful experiences. From beautiful coasts to thick forests and even dramatic rivers, the diverse topography of Devon would be ideal for self exploration journeys. And your Devon holiday cottage or rental accommodation would be an ideal base to enjoy the different sights and sounds you’d experience here.

Exploring Culture in Devon

Located in South Devon, Dartmoor is truly enchanting. From pre-historic dolmens to the granite tors of Brat Tor, Hound Tor and East Mill Tor, there is always something waiting to be explored. The best ways to explore this magical destination is either on foot or cycle. Alternatively, for those who love life on the fast lane can gallop across the moorland on a horse. The quaint villages and beautiful churches are simply delightful. The rivers are perfect to enjoy fishing. To get a taste of adventure, you could explore the vast coasts. The waters are perfect for surfing as well as sailing. The beaches of Torquay are popular with holiday makers due to their diverse shopping options and attractions. You would also find a number of idyllic fishing villages and campsites. If you head further east to the County Town, you would have loads of historical sites to see. The Norman Cathedral of St Peter is an absolute must see. The waterways and canals are enchanting. Shoppers would have a field day at Exeter’s commercial centre.

Doing it all in Devon

There are plenty of ways of testing your endurance in Devon. Try the 180 mile Tarka Trail or 120 mile Coast to Coast trail for starters. If that seems like too much exercise, then head to the beaches of Croyde and Saunton for surfing or just settle for a quiet nap. The Devon public houses are perfect to satiate that appetite you’ve built up. Fresh fish, farm cheese and local ale would be just the perfect remedy for your hunger pangs. Once you’ve had your fair share of rest, there are many other places of interest to see. Dartmouth Castle, Castle Drogo and Okehampton Castle on Dartmoor are some must see sights. There are also many stately houses and beautiful gardens that dot the region. Once you feel you’ve done it all, indulge in a relaxing game of golf or fishing before your retire in the comfort of your holiday rental in Devon.

Making the Most of the Climate in Devon

The weather in Devon tends to be rather unpredictable but much more pleasant than the rest of the UK.

Flying to Devon

You could choose from a number of airways flying regularly to Plymouth Airport (PLH) or Newquay Airport (NQY) to reach your Devon holiday cottage. Air Southwest has many budget flights flying to the region.

Activities and attractions in Devon

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Devon a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chulmleigh Golf Course (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Northbrook Approach Golf Course (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Tiverton Golf Club (19.2 mi / 31 km)
  • Diggerland (20.5 mi / 33 km)
  • S W Coast Path (21.9 mi / 35.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Devon

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, June, September and May are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 18°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Devon

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Devon is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dartmoor (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Bellever Tor (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Dartmoor National Park (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Lydford Gorge (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Grand Western Canal Country Park (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Knightshayes Court (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)